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
The Archery Road project at St Leonard’s Hastings is now on site. The residential development will provide 121 new homes, with more than half being affordable housing, a contribution to meeting the acute need for housing in the south east. MBA are working with developers Gemselect and social housing providers Orbit Homes.
Planning permission has been granted at appeal for the construction of a new sports facility at University College School, London. Construction of the new facility will begin in 2017. The work involves improvements to the landscape and pitches, and a new pavilion straddling a public footpath through the site.
MBA are designing 16 new homes in Fairlight, near Hastings, Sussex, working with developers Gemselect, who have been developing award winning buildings throughout Kent and East Sussex for nearly 20 years. The Fairlight housing project will provide 16 new homes built to high standards of sustainability, on a constrained and wonderful valley site set one hill back from the sea. Extensive consultation has been carried out with the local planing authority and with residents to ensure the right level of development and that the design properly reflects the local character. MBA made a careful study of local Sussex vernacular housing and tile hanging in order to arrive at a 21st century version of the traditional Sussex house.
Planning and Listed Building Consent has been granted for alterations and a new events studio at the Chelsea Arts Club. A thorough conservation-led review of this led to a 21st century design.
MBA and developer Bell-Hammer have inaugurated a drawing prize for University of the Arts London to support students for Wimbledon College of Art’s MA drawing course. The prize, worth £4,500 is awarded ON ENTRY to an MA Drawing student who demonstrates drawing excellence and financial need, and whose work explores drawing from/of Life. Prizewinners will receive mentoring from sponsors. We hope in this way to encourage people who might not otherwise do the course to develop creative skills and succeed as professional artists.
MBA have submitted a revised planning application for Archery Road. This includes various improvements and minor modifications to the previously approved scheme. The development is to be built by local developer Gemselect of Battle, social housing managed by Orbit Homes.