The Merton Priory Chapter house project will start on site in November 2017. Works will continue until April 2018.  The work involves rebuilding the glass wall at the south of the enclosure, and improving internal facilities so that the education and heritage centre can be opened for the public. Further information about the project can be found here.


Thursday, 5 October 2017 / Community

Wimbledon BookFest

MBA continue to support Wimbledon BookFest, now in its 11th year. It runs from 5-15th October this year, with a marquee on Wimbledon Common. This year the Robert Graves Poetry prize is launched, sponsored by MBA and Roehampton University. As well as author talks, the festival includes comedy, music, and a large programme of education and outreach into Merton’s schools.  Further information here.

Shanice Michaels and Jemma Kightley joined Marcus Beale Architects on a two week work experience programme. The students are currently working on physical models for a residential project in Croydon. They have engaged in internal design meetings and will be attending site visits of current projects.

MBA is proud to support the local community by offering students an insight into architectural practice.


Marcus Beale is pictured here at Wimbledon College of Art with Giulia Lanza winner of the Beale Bell-Hammer Drawing Prize in 2015-2016.
The art prize which will in future be taken forward as the Marcus Beale Architects Drawing Prize, is awarded on entry to artists studying at the MA Drawing Course at Wimbledon College of Art.

Giulia Lanza came to study in London from Rome. Her work encapsulates a subtle and delicate craftsmanship, working with fabric, patterns, wax, and embroidery to suggest spaces imprinted with the shape and memory of the human body. (more…)

Ideas generated by the futureWimbledon competition are showcased at the New London Architecture galleries October 13 to Friday November 7 2014.

Three MBA-drafted boards are on display (hire-a-pen).’The Greens’ for WEHRA won the Community prize, and the Concert Hall proposal was highly commended.

MBA’s proposal for Wimbledon Civic Forum: More! was shortlisted among 29 luminaries of the UK architecture scene.

You can review the competition and download the MBA boards on the Future Wimbledon project page.

Main Plenary & Debate: Wimbledon – The Place.

Architects Richard Rogers and Marcus Beale join consumer trends specialist David Dean from GDR Creative and Stephen Hammond MP to debate what it will take to make Wimbledon a vibrant town centre of the future.

Marcus Beale’s talk slides are available for download:

The Wimbledon Short Film Festival is being sponsored by MBA. This year the best experimental film, at the Polka Theatre 7pm 18 June 2011.

MBA have once again planned the Wimbledon Village Fair, a temporary city of over 150 stalls, 15 food outlets, theatre, dog show, show jumping, farmers market and other entertainments. The fair attracts over 20,000 visitors to Wimbledon Common. For a map click the link below.

MBA are delighted to be main sponsors for the Wimbledon Bookfest 2008 – which will include a lecture by Leo Hollis, author of The Phoenix, a book about the reconstruction of London after the Great Fire, at the Antoinette Hotel SW19 1SD on 8 October 2008 at 7.30 pm. Other highlights of the festival include; Toby Young hot from Cannes with How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, novelist Maggie O’Farrell, TV gardener Joe Swift and James Fenton with the Florestan trio. Bookfest patron Penny Vincenzi will be returning to Cannizaro House Hotel for a Girls’ Night out with fellow authors, Jenny Colgan and Christina Odone and there’s a Bond themed Gala dinner at Wimbledon Park Golf Club with Ian Fleming’s niece Kate Grimmond attending as guest speaker.See Wimbledon bookfest website for more.