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 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.
Marcus Beale’s talk slides are available for download:Read less.
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.Read less.
Wimbledon Broadway Scheme gets a green light from the Design Review Panel
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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.Read less.
Rhodes Building, Oxford Starts On Site
Rhodes Building starts on site.Read more.
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.Read less.
Archery Road Consultation, Hastings
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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.Read less.