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
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.
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.Read less.
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.Read less.
Staple Inn, Holborn, London – Conservation Project
Pantin Library on site
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The Pantin Library at Oriel College Oxford is now on site. It expands the College library onto the Grade I Listed St Mary’s Hall, involving a complex reordering of environment, security and routes within the College. It unveils a new purpose made adaptable desks and working system designed by MBA and executed by Opus Magnum Joinery. The project resulted from the Oriel College Conservation Management Plan (Stow&Beale) and the MBA Master Plan. It has been the subject of much participation and consultation, including learned discussion on the educational use of the colour red. Completes October 2012.Read less.
Merton Priory Plans Revealed
Merton – more than a name?Read more.
Merton Priory Trust releases plans on 1 August 2012 for the most subtle, surreal piece of community archaeology yet. It involves taking down a wall, lifting some finishes, and allowing a previous building footprint and logic to shine through. And a bit more…
“It’s like a mega-version of lifting a rug and finding a tile pattern underneath. A pattern involving William Morris and Thomas Becket, and the first statute in the statute book of England”
For a good briefing see Current Archaeology August 2012.Read less.
Wimbledon Short Film Festival – 2011
Temporary City on Wimbledon Common
MBA have once again planned the Wimbledon Village Fair, a temporary city of over 150 stalls, 15 food outlets, theatre, dog show, show jumping, farmers market and other entertainments. The fair attracts over 20,000 visitors to Wimbledon Common. For a map click the link below.Read less.
School of Pharmacy Photoshoot
Marcus Peel Photography has completed a photo shoot at the UCL School of Pharmacy Library. MBA have now completed four projects for the School of Pharmacy in London.Read less.