The following are a range of articles on conservation, heritage, education, public, commercial, religious, residential and urban design by architects firm in London, Wimbledon, Marcus Beale Architects
New Horizons – Landscape Architects
Landscape Architect Aileen Shackell MLI has joined MBA as a consultant. Aileen is an expert in play, and has seven years experience of historic landscapes and urban regeneration. She collaborated with MBA in the Groundwork/Peabody/MBA scheme for Merton Park Station project, a proposal to integrate transportation, wildlife, workplace and residential uses around a transport hub.Read less.
Following on from a successful theatre design for the Willington School in the heart of Wimbledon, MBA have been asked to provide an imaginative scheme for a new playground.
Marcus Beale commented “We are delighted to be working with, landscape architect, Aileen Shackell on this project and get the benefit of her expertise to suggest a scheme that the children will find stimulating, exciting and even slightly dangerous, embodying best practice for architecting supreme play spaces from across the EU.”Read less.
Cumnor House School Theatre Completion
This new theatre, with impeccable green credentials, is due for completion in July.
It will seat 365 children or 292 adults and is a key component of the master plan MBA provided for the school in 2006. It is intended to make this facility available to the local community.Read less.
MBA Sustainability Research Unit
The practice has formed a Sustainability Research Unit to demonstrate MBA’s practical application of its sustainable principles on past, current and future projects. This will focus on the economic, social and environmental strategies embedded in MBA’s designs.
The unit is the responsibility of James Donlon, an Associate of MBA. He is supported by Robin Bates who has extensive job-running experience of complex residential and conservation projects.
James is the project architect for the design of Oriel College Oxford’s new houses for fellows and graduates, located in the Bartlemas Conservation Area. This scheme embodies MBA’s key sustainability principles, incorporating:
- Closed loop ground source heat pump
- Exploitation of passive solar gain through orientation, shading and solar chimneys
- Biomass fuel burner
- Triple glazing to windows
- Bio-diverse green roofs
- Breathing walls of timber frame construction with sheep’s wool insulation
Stow & Beale launched
Stow & Beale Conservation Architects LLP was launched on 29 November 2007.
This specialist arm of the practice deals with conservation projects, including the Grade I Listed Frindsbury Manor Barn Project at Rochester, Kent.Read less.
MBA move to new Wimbledon Office
Due to the on-going growth in our architecture practice, MBA have moved to a new home in the heart of Wimbledon:
The Old Post Office,
1 Compton Road,
The purpose built post office was converted in the 1990s to provide an elegant double height space with mezzanine above. The move allows plenty of space for the expanding team of architects and provides MBA with good meeting and library facilities.
Located in the centre of Wimbledon next to the Library, the new office preserves good transport links and gives MBA a street presence.Read less.
Heythrop College Appoints MBA to Improve Accessibility
MBA are selected as architects for a project to improve accessibility at Heythrop College, University of London, a specialist college of theology and philosophy.Read less.
MBA Theatre for Wimbledon School of Art
MBA are appointed to design a film studio, low energy theatre incorporating natural light, dark drawings archive, naturally lit design studio, lift and access improvements forming the first part of a spine across the whole campus for the Wimbledon School of Art, part of the University of the Arts London.
Wimbledon School of Art is an internationally acclaimed school of theatre, lighting, costume design, sculpture and fine arts interlocking to become University of the Arts London.Read less.
Bristol Civic Society – Environmental Award
MBA’s new boarding house at Clifton College in Bristol – Watson’s House, is one of eight buildings awarded the Bristol Civic Society’s Environmental Award in their centenary year.