Category Archive: Case Studies

A series of project sheets with further information

Sutherlands Care Home


Case study for care home Sutherlands Care Home – Designed as a 47 bed residential and Nursing Care home for dementia, intermediate and long term care of the elderly and including patients recuperating from orthopaedic and other hospital procedures. Site constraints included size (site originally occupied by one dwelling), fixed central access across a culverted …

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Park Farm Hotel

Park Farm

Case study for hotel and leisure development Park Farm Hotel & Leisure Centre has developed over a thirty year period from a family farm guest house to one of the most significant hotel, leisure and conference facilities in Norfolk. Michael Spicer, Architect, has been involved in a number of extension, alteration and new build projects …

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Commercial Office Building

Bux 3 copy

Case study for office building The brief required a state-of-the art office Headquarters building for the regional base of a large European packaging manufacturer. The setting is a former air-base in rural Norfolk and the land available for development and additional car parking away from the main manufacturing buildings necessitated further encroachment into open countryside. …

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Police Station

Earlham Police

Case study for emergency services – New police station West Norwich Operational Deployment Base (ODB) in Earlham provides enhanced facilities for a wider range of police services extending from the city centre to the University based on a single site. Design and delivery was led by Michael Spicer whilst a Principal with NPS. The new building …

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Housing in Holt

Holt Housing

Case study for New Housing Character Properties brief for 21 new houses on a prominent corner site (formerly a Home for the Elderly) in Holt, North Norfolk required a general mix of housing – bungalows, semi, detached and terraces for private sale with a small number required for affordable rent. Michael Spicer’s design and Steven …

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Jubilee Fire Station

Carrow fire station 1

Case Study for Emergency Services – New Fire Station The new Jubilee Fire Station at Carrow, situated off Martineau Lane, replaced the 1930s Bethel Street Station in the centre of Norwich to complete a strategic rationalization with three stations around the ring road. A contemporary design, led by Michael Spicer at NPS, attached to a former …

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Barn Conversion


Case study for Barn Conversion Hall Farm Barns – a substantial complex of former farm buildings previously attached to Ketteringham Hall which was acquired after a fire damage rebuild, by the Boileau family in 1836. Having fallen into disuse and disrepair, the farm buildings were acquired by my clients in 1998 and over a period, …

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Cavell Primary and Nursery School

Cavell Primary School

Case study for Cavell Primary and Nursery School Cavell Primary and Nursery School was Designed by Catherine Read whilst working at NPS, this replacement new school project won an NAA Craftsmanship Award in 2005. The main contractor was JS Hay Ltd. It replaced a tired but much-loved 1930s school building, considered unsuitable for modern teaching. …

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Churchill Park Special School

Churchill Park CGI copy

Special School Case Study  In addition to our mainstream school design experience we have experience of special school (SEN) provision both in design and technical advisory roles. Churchill Park Complex Needs Special School in Kings Lynn, Norfolk caters for 150 children with special educational needs aged 3-19 years. Designed by Michael Spicer whilst a Practice Principal …

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Norwich Bus Station

Bus Stn

Case study for Norwich Bus Station Completed in 2005 to a design by Michael Spicer whilst a principal architect at NPS Property Consultants Ltd. It replaces dilapidated and outdated buildings with a modern interchange and travel centre providing a new gateway for the City of Norwich. It has won numerous prestigious awards for both design …

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