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
MBA celebrate 25 year Anniversary in practice at the RIBA
MBA celebrated with clients, suppliers, industry partners and colleagues past and present in the Wren Room at the RIBA, on Thursday 15 September 2016 to share 25 years in practice.
A slideshow of current and completed projects over the past 25 played across the walls.
Marcus Beale expressed thanks to all the team outlining the future of the practice as a centre of excellence in conservation: making new things in old places.Read less.
Winner of the Beale Bell-Hammer Drawing Prize 2015-2016
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…)Read less.
Fairlight Consultation Results
Results of the public consultation held on 18 July 2016 for the proposed new housing development at Fairlight, near Hastings in Sussex have been published. The presentation was attended by over 150 people and 77 questionnaires were received. Main concerns of residents were access, storm water drainage capacity.Read less.
Royal Holloway, University of London – Founder’s railings in place
Central to Founder’s Court, Royal Holloway College University of London is a statue of Thomas and Jane Holloway. The college was one of eight women’s colleges founded in England during the period 1869-1886, the only one outside Oxford or Cambridge. Designed by W. H. Crossland, the central coutryards of the college are grade I listed. A new railing by MBA subtly protects and illuminates the sculpture.
The statue is by Count Gleichen (1833-1891) who sculpted this and the corresponding statue of Queen Victoria in the northern court. Gliechen constructs his sculpture on a large base, with muses at the corners, in a baroque fashion, with a series of swags and scrolls at 45 degrees to the man axis, the corners of the base set out as ʻcircles within squaresʼ. This geometry has informed the setting out of the proposed railing.
The railing is designed to prevent casual access to the sculpture – a beer mug used to appear in the founder’s right hand from time to time – whilst offering good and safe circulation around. It designates ‘protected space’, performing a similar function to a rope or rail at an art gallery. The rail houses eight up-lights which give optimal subtle illumination to the sculpture whilst making the barrier visible at night.Read less.
St. Hilda’s College, Oxford – MBA appointed as Heritage, Conservation Architects
MBA’s role is to advise as Heritage, conservation architects: working closely with Gort Scott as design team leader, the planning consultant, archaeologist, and other consultants under the overall direction of Gary Newport of Austin Newport Group, project manager.Read less.
Archery Road on site
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.
UCS Planning Success
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.Read less.
New College Oxford – Quad Project
MBA are working at New College, Oxford, supporting David Kohn Architects in the New Quad Project, and developing the Morris Garage project.Read less.