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Sheffield Neuro and Orthopaedic unit takes Steps in the right direction

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The long running scheme with which AMA have been involved for nearly a decade has been submitted for planning to progress forward to construction stages. The scheme at Troutbeck Road, Sheffield has been submitted as part of 4 unit care village site towards the Derbyshire county border.

The unit, for Steps Rehabilitation, will provide neuro and orthopaedic specialist care for 23 residents as well as housing a gym, hydrotherapy pool and cafe; all of which are available for use by other buildings on the care site as well as the wider community.The project will now hopefully progress quickly and aims to start on site in summer 2015.


Now Completed – Small Cottage, Big Extension

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AMA recently undertook a small kitchen and dining extension in a semi-rural setting for a private client. The original cottage was small in its footprint and also fairly constrained to the front and rear, with neighbouring properties and a rear lane/wall. The answer was to insert a delicate single storey extension in the yard, which was the full width of the building between the boundary walls. This also allowed for opening up the existing ground floor space to connect with the new extension.

The extension is an extremely pleasant, double roofed, light filled kitchen and dining space, with a modern touch to a traditional cottage. The end result has provided the client with the perfect space for relaxing and entertaining.


International success for Self Build Homes Competition

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AMA have recently fended off a host of top names in the world of architecture with their submission for the Self Build on A Shoe String competition, organised by NaCSBA, Grand Designs LIVE and British Gas.

The focus of the AMA submission was ‘Maximum client input, minimum expenditure’ the result of which allowed communities of self builders to create a range of one to five person homes for less than £58k each. Among the shortlist of some top names in the industry, including Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, the AMA design impressed Kevin McCloud and other judges enough to secure third place, beaten only by Jon Broome Architects in second place with the 3-firm collaborative project led by Levit Bernstein taking the win.

Well done to the winners and you can check out the shortlists at

Emmerdale Actress opens Alston Murphy Care Home

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Darrington Healthcare Limited invited Pat Haith, Doncaster’s Civic Mayor, and Emmerdale actress Natalie Anderson to open the Alston Murphy designed Elm Park Care Home in Doncaster on 17 September and staff from AMA were there for the occasion.

The Practice was delighted to be involved in the project, designing both the building and the interior décor, and working with Walter Thompson Contractors to build a great 75-bed Care Home.  We congratulate Darrington Healthcare Limited and wish them every success with this, their second Care Home in the area.


Darrington Healthcare MD, Eric Dixon [L] with Pat Haith [C] and Natalie Anderson [R]

Streetscape Shortlist Competition

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AMA are excited to have been shortlisted for the RIBA North East Streetscape competition, on show in the ArchiTruck at Grey’s monument today. The concept behind the idea was to provide an easy to install family of street furniture, which allows users to Socialize, Teach, Learn, Exercise, Volunteer or Relax – even producing energy by incorporating equipment alongside the furniture. “We can see these on streets in city centres, in remote rural areas, in peoples private gardens or as features in care buildings.” said Ollie Currie, continuing that “the beauty is in the simplicity, which also offers the flexibility to go anywhere, diversity is the key”.

The AMA scheme seems to be doing well in the public voting and with formal judging taking place on Monday 22nd Sept, here’s wishing us good luck with that.