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
Chelsea Arts Club, London
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MBA have been appointed to develop a conservation-led master plan for the Chelsea Arts Club.
The Club, founded by artists for artists in 1891, occupies listed buildings and a charming secluded garden at Old Church Street, London SW3. Commenting on MBA’s selection for this task, Chairman Rick Stroud, said:
“Marcus Beale Architects display both outstanding creativity and real practicality. They understand completely the need for a plan that looks at new build possibilities in the context of an overall restoration plan. And they show a real sensitivity to our situation.
They have a strong institutional bias to working on complicated listed buildings and to adopting a consultative approach in complex environments.”
Roof Covering Commences at Oriel College, Oxford
The copper roof for the conservation-heritage project at Oriel College’s Rhodes building in Oxford is being laid. This involves many critical details of – literally – folded metal, covered up almost as soon as it is laid, which will be unveiled as a shiny, crystalline form in late summer 2014.
London Road, Morden – Public Consultation
Consultation on the outline design for neighbouring sites at London Road, Morden to provide 21 new flats and a new garage workshop. Monday 31 May at 6-8pm at Northolt Works. We welcome feedback either by email or by questionnaire.Read less.
New houses at The Drive, London, SW19
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MBA’s designs for 7 new houses to replace Rosemary Lodge nursing home were granted planning permission in March 2014. MBA were appointed by Wimbledon Guild to design a residential redevelopment after the home became redundant. The new houses will be constructed in 2015.Read less.
MBA Recruiting Two Architects
We are looking for two architects to join the practice in spring 2014, a conservation architect with an interest in design, and a design architect with an interest in conservation.Read less.
New Year Rhodes Building Oxford
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Happy New Year. Here is a picture of the Rhodes building at Oxford, nicely wrapped up.
Autumn 2014 this will emerge as a copper-clad origami extra storey above a Grade II* listed building.
The roof will be clad in bright copper. Gradually it will grow old: complexly brown and green underneath the view of St Mary’s Church, whose spire you can see top left.
Oriel like many medieval educational foundations is dedicated to Mary Mother of God. Education and empowerment of mothers is the key co-relator to human overpopulation. More education, more power to mothers, more balance and sustainability. Simple.
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Archery Road Approved at Planning, Hastings
The development of 121 homes at the former Hastings College site at Archery Road St Leonard’s was unanimously approved by the planning committee of Hastings Council on 6 November. The applicants were commended by the committee not only for the quality of the design, but also for the quality of community consultation, working with objectors over a period of six months to achieve a design which they now support. The development will provide new green space and will ‘enhance the character of the conservation area’. Construction begins early 2014.Read less.
Planning Minister at Archery Rd, Hastings
On Friday 21 October, Hastings MP, Amber Rudd showed Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP the Archery Ground site in St. Leonard’s, and the developer’s plans for its future.
“It was fantastic to show Nick around the Archery Ground site. I must commend the work of Marcus Beale whose architectural designs are superb; the members of STAG, for their determination to keep the community engaged and fighting; and Simon Cocks of Avant Homes (the Developers) for working on new plans that more nearly meet and satisfy the needs of all parties. This is an inspiring example of community activism, and one I’m very proud of.”
For more about the visit see Amber Rudd MP website
Developing a Sports Pavillion for University College School, London
We are developing plans to improve the facilities, security and traffic arrangements at the Ranulf Road sports ground for University College School.
Proposals are for a new sports pavilion, a new building for grounds staff, a bridge crossing the public footpath, on-site parking to ease pressure on surrounding streets.Read less.
Future Wimbledon Conference – 17 September 2013
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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.
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