Yearly Archives: 2020

Work completes at White Lion Public House

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Featuring a copper bar top, reclaimed oak beams and modern lighting this historic building has been brought up to standard ready for business. Though the pub’s opening will be delayed due to the lockdown, the building has been given a new lease of life.

The building’s Jacobean origins date back as far as the 17th century, with late Georgian and Victorian additions. In recent times, an application to turn the building into a dwelling was refused planning following a local “Save the White Lion” campaign. This prompted a rethink and PCMS Design helped the new owners to secure planning and listed building consent for an extension to the trading area as well as an overhaul of the building itself.

The failing roof structure has been strengthened, whilst leaving the original rafters in place. Timber repairs have been carried out to the original wall plate, as well as a feature wall which was originally the end of the building. A modern bathroom has been fitted and the first floor is a characterful, self-contained flat for the publican.

The pub itself boasts a modern beer cellar, new WCs including an accessible toilet and a fully fitted commercial kitchen. The trading area has been extended with access to the beer garden with its fantastic views. The original charm of the pub has been retained, with the large inglenook fireplace, built-in bench seating, low ceilings and exposed beams all giving a very homely feel.   

Nestled in the Chilterns, with good access for walkers, cyclists and riders, the White Lion will undoubtedly become a destination of choice for many when it opens.  

We are recruiting!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

We have a vacancy for an office administrator to support our architectural design and project management practice. Projects are a varied mix of public sector and residential, ranging in scale from modest extensions to new buildings.

This role is term-time only, working 22.5 hours per week and would be arranged fit in with the school day. The working environment is collegiate and supportive. The role is office based in our open plan office. Work spaces are socially distanced.

The role requires good administrative skills in order to:

  • Prepare, submit and follow up planning & building regulations applications
  • Issue and collate tenders and quotations for building and other works
  • Deal with initial enquiries, arranging follow up calls or appointments as required
  • Support marketing efforts, including posting updates to the web
  • Help run the office, including weekly and monthly reporting

Some administrative experience is a must. Experience and/or an interest in building technology would be an advantage. This is a varied role for an all-rounder and includes some report writing and property / planning research. There is the opportunity to shape the role to suit your skills and experience.

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you will be a good fit for this position and stating your salary expectations.

Part-time hours: 22.5 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent