Ruth Reed takes part in Christmas University Challenge 2015

Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman
Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman
Ruth Reed and the Sheffield team with University Challenge host, Jeremy Paxman

Look out for Ruth Reed on University Challenge this Christmas. Ruth will be representing Sheffield University competing against Aberdeen University to secure a place in the semi-finals.  The show airs on 28th December at 7.30pm on BBC2.

It is the penultimate first-round match with both teams doing battle for a place in the semis. They are the University of Aberdeen, with broadcaster Nicky Campbell and Kezia Dugdale, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and Sheffield University, with science presenter Adam Hart, Sid Lowe and Nicci Gerrard, the thriller writer better known as Nicci French. Ruth specialises in ‘Self build’ projects.

Iplayer – available shortly after broadcast: BBC Two – University Challenge, Christmas 2015, Aberdeen v Sheffield

Day 1 at Grand Designs Live gets started

IMG_1889 (2)Gran Designs Live - NEC 2015
And we are off – Ian Leighton,BA BArch RIBA, manning our Stand at Grand Designs Live, ready and waiting to help you with all of you planning and architecture questions.
Come and visit us at stand B248 in the Grand Build area, for information on planning in areas of constraint and architectural design.  We look forward to seeing you there.
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Green Planning Studio at Grand Designs Live 2015

Gran Designs Live - NEC 2015

Green Planning Studio will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live 2015 which returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 8-11 October.  Running for 4 days the event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections where you can take away ideas and inspiration for your very own GRAND design.

Green Planning Studio will be located in the Build section offering advice on obtaining planning permission in areas of constraint and supporting architectural services. Ruth, Ian and Lucy will be available to assist with your enquires. Ruth and Ian have previously been experts at both the Homebuilding and Renovation show and at Grand Designs Live as regular visitors to our website will know.

New T-pylon structure impresses competition judges | National Grid

The original judging panel behind the new T-pylon design has visited National Grid’s training academy in Eakring for a first glimpse of the fully-constructed towers.

Since the international design competition (organised by theDECC, RIBA and National Grid) was held in 2011, work has progressed rapidly, resulting in a family of six T-pylons spanning a small part of the Nottinghamshire countryside.

Source: New T-pylon structure impresses competition judges | National Grid

Director of Green Planning Studio Ltd, Ruth Reed, was one of the original Judges for the competition in 2011 to find a new design to replace the traditional Lattice Pylon. Ruth is featured in the National Grid video above and is pictured right in the photograph


Broadband and Telephone upgrades

For a few days Green Planning Studio has been undergoing upgrades to its Internet connection and Telephone system.

Our Broadband has been upgraded to Fibre on two lines and our existing ISDN telephone lines have been switched to Fibre Broadband as well. This gives us great capacity to exchange data and for making and receiving calls.

With the telephone system upgrade we can handle more concurrent calls making us more available when you can.

All of these upgrades will help us to work more effectively on your behalf.