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Daisy Sawle18-Dec-2023 16:14:484 min read

Marraum’s 2023 Yearly Wrap Up

Just like that, another year has passed! But before we say hello to 2024, we like to look back and celebrate what we’ve been up to in 2023. 

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our 2022 Yearly Wrap Up, yet here we are. We have been busy cracking on with exciting new projects, enjoying working with our great clients and progressing as a practice.

Keep reading to see the exciting things we have been up to, and get in touch if you want to be a part of our 2024.


We’ve injected life into our projects

We have carried on with the momentum we found in 2022, working on many wonderful projects with inspiring clients. From traditional Cornish Cottages to community halls, and layout reconfigurations to new builds from Marazion to Crackington Haven. All while keeping to our strategy for this year, with 2 projects a month, and 26 planning applications submitted.

One of our many project highlights for 2023 was producing our first video case study. Having our Piggery to Pavilion project photographed and filmed gives a more in-depth look at our work. We are excited to do more in 2024!


The Marraum family has grown

The main theme of 2023 for the Marraum team has been babies! We’re delighted for Peta, Molly and Meg on their new arrivals - Frank, Rupert and Finley. Even the child-free members of the team are now well-versed in all things pregnancy and baby-related! All are doing well and we can’t wait to welcome Peta and Meg back in February, where they’ll be working together in a job-share capacity. 

There have been lots of new faces among the team this year due to all the maternity cover. It could’ve felt like a difficult year with all this change, however, with our excellent team’s openness and willingness to collaborate, along with our refined processes, projects have continued as planned.

We’ve also welcomed Emily to cover Molly’s maternity leave. Emily returns to working in architecture after a break to raise her family but has quickly got to grips with our ways of working and fit right into our team. Will joined the team last month too, he’s recently completed his Part 2 at Falmouth and getting stuck in! We’ve also welcomed Ruth, who is covering Meg’s maternity leave. Ruth has been brilliant at coordinating with our clients and contractors. However, she will be leaving at the end of January to focus on her other project, The Seaweed Institute, which we wish her the best of luck with! Sadly due to personal reasons, Charlotte left in November, but we’re keeping in touch and looking forward to seeing her at the Christmas party on Tuesday! 

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Further improvements 

We are always looking for ways we can improve Marraum, whether it’s our day-to-day practices or making leaps forward with sustainability. 2024 has been no different, investing in high-quality tools and making changes that will benefit the climate. 

We invested in a new point cloud scanner. This state-of-the-art tool allows us to get incredibly accurate survey data and is transforming our stage 1 work. 

We also changed our business bank account, in our continued efforts to be more sustainable. This is one of the most significant and positive steps you can take as a business and an individual to address your climate impact. Through digging deep into many websites, policies, reports and wider press, we felt the Co-Op Bank was the right choice. 

Many aspects stood out to us, from their robust ethical policy to their thorough sustainability report, which includes information on the number of businesses that are refused accounts due to not meeting their strict ethical policy. As well as a customer union for ethical banking that is formally recognised by the bank, ensuring the ethical policy remains intact. 

We have also continued our support for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and their Seaquest Southwest project. They took us on a very special trip to Looe Island in September, with breathtaking views and a successful sea watch - spotting porpoise, tuna and lots of seals! 


We’ve revamped the look of our website

At Marraum, we are always looking for ways we can improve form and functionality, including our website. It has been great to share our projects, and information on our processes and the team.

This has allowed our clients to better understand what they can gain from us, meaning we can make more people's dreams come true. We’re incredibly proud of our work and our website definitely does that justice, with more changes to come!


Be part of Marraum’s journey in 2024

We’re looking forward to 2024 - with a number of projects already booked to start in the coming months We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our amazing clients, collaborators and our brilliant team. 

If you would like to be a part of our 2024 story, get in touch today and let's make your vision come to life.


Daisy Sawle

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