Thursday, 5 September 2013 / Projects

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.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 / Community

Future Wimbledon Conference – 17 September 2013

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:

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 / Planning Permission

Archery Road Exhibition Hastings

The planning scheme for Archery Road, Hastings was exhibited at the Assembly Rooms, St Leonard’s on Sea, on Saturday 20 July 2013. A planning application will now be submitted for the development of 121 homes in the uplands of Burton St Leonard’s, an early planned seaside resort by James Burton and his son Decimus.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 / Jobs

MBA recruiting

MBA are recruiting Part II student(s) for September 2013.  Please review our careers page for more information about architecture roles and jobs in our Wimbledon, London based office.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 / Planning Permission

Wimbledon Broadway Scheme gets a green light from the Design Review Panel

MBA’s mixed use development proposals for 247 The Broadway Wimbledon have been submitted for planning. The proposal is for offices/health facility, nine minimum-double aspect, generously planned 2 bedroom flats, and a new ungated courtyard to complement the gardens of Holy Trinity church opposite. The design has been guided throughout by engineering supported by evidence. Building physiscists Max Fordham have worked closely with MBA from concept design onwards to ensure a truly sustainable design, naturally lit, in which the architectural expression expresses delight in its function.

Saturday, 18 May 2013 / Projects

Rhodes Building, Oxford Starts On Site

Work has started on a major refurbishment project at the Rhodes Building, High Street Oxford, directly opposite St Mary’s tower. We are creating a new mathematical, folded ‘origami’ copper roof over an Edwardian baroque building, adding an extra floor, and altering the facade at ground level to create a more welcoming elevation and views from the High Street into Oriel College, adding a lift, and re-landscaping St Mary’s Quad to make the college more accessible and create opportunities for theatre and May balls. The building, by Basil Champneys, another Trinity Cambridge architect, is Grade II* listed. The project will complete in 2014.

Monday, 18 March 2013 / Projects

Archery Road Consultation, Hastings

Consultation on 15-16 March at the Assembly Rooms St Leonards on Sea attracted 121 residents. A public Forum held at Hastings Town Hall on 18 March was similarly well attended, with valuable comments from residents, councillors and others to help shape the detailed proposals for the new development.

Sunday, 17 March 2013 / Projects

Oriel College Choir Stalls, Oxford

A delicious project for an architect singer, to design acoustically transparent, visually quiet music stands in a grade I listed College Chapel. This is the latest in a series of projects for Oriel College Oxford. MBA are working with Opus Magnum Joinery, who also made MBA’s Oriel Library furniture.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 / Projects

London Road Cemetery Extension – Merton

MBA have designed an extension to the London Road Cemetery in Mitcham for the London Borough of Merton.

The scheme allows the cemetery to expand into a southern spur of land, gradually, the ground being used as allotments until it is needed for burial. The layout allows a simple orientation across the site and reinforces the centrality of the chapel.

Monday, 10 December 2012 / Projects

Staple Inn, Holborn, London – Conservation Project

Our specialist conservation arm are carrying out a programme of repairs and improvements to the landmark Staple Inn on High Holborn, London.