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
Colliers Wood tower
Planning permission granted for a new seven storey residential tower at Western Road, Colliers Wood. The building replaces a single dwelling, and provides 17 new flats. Elevations are faceted to reflect the light differently throughout the course of the day and seasons. Copper cladding contrasts with a brick base and shaft, referencing the industrial history of Colliers Wood which had large copper works in the early nineteenth century. For more click here.Read less.
- Cambridge University - Architects Scope of service and fees - 5 October 2023
- Nottingham University - Architects Scope of service and fees - 15 November 2023
- Nottingham University - Conservation Legislation and Heritage Assessment - 6 December 2023
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Upcoming lectures by Marcus Beale
- Cambridge University – Architects Scope of service and fees – 5 October 2023
- Nottingham University – Architects Scope of service and fees – 15 November 2023
- Nottingham University – Conservation Legislation and Heritage Assessment – 6 December 2023
- Stanton Williams – Sound, Music, Architecture – CPD – 18 January 2024
Nicholas Ray on Ralph ErskineRead more.
Wimbledon BookFest 2023
Wimbledon BookFest 2023Read more.
Nivedita statue in Wimbledon
New statue of Sister Nivedita in WimbledonRead more.
We are pleased to announce that a new statue of the Irish born educator and champion of Indian freedom, Sister Nivedita, has been installed in Lake Road, Wimbledon. Sister Nivedita opened schools in Wimbledon before going to Bengal where she continued her pioneering work in women’s education and wrote in English about Indian culture. She is now revered in India, and a sculpture celebrating her life was offered to be erected in Wimbledon. After several years finding a suitable site and gaining the necessary permissions, the statue, which was made in Bengal, arrived in England in May 2023 and was installed at the corner of Lake Road and Leopold Road just outside Ricards Lodge Girls High School. We asked for the statue to be made slightly larger than life size – statues tend to look small unless they are slightly enlarged – and to be set on an octagonal plinth so that she is in an appropriate relationship to pedestrians as they pass by. As Anthony Gormley has remarked, the statue itself has no life, it comes to life with our reaction to it. We are delighted to have facilitated this new and exciting adornment to the public realm, celebrating a strong and independent woman who was prepared to devote her life for just and enduring causes. She faces slightly south of east, towards Bengal.
Managing Change in Historic Environments
An introduction to managing change in historic environments for design architects.Read more.
A new paper here summarises how to manage change in highly protected historic environments.
It is based on decades of practical experience as a design architect in historic settings, 20 years+ in design review and acting as conservation architects on major conservation projects.
Managing Change in Built HeritageRead less.
Wrap up on the banks of the Thames
9 Carmelite street wrapped in white and under scaffolding for a major refurbishment by MBA.
The Grade II listed building was built in 1893 as the headquarters of the board of Conservators of the River Thames.
The proposed work will transform the building into an attractive 21st century office and secure a sustainable use for the building whilst preserving its historic significance.
New house in Wimbledon
This is a detail of the staircase of a new house in Wimbledon.
Landscape will be completed in Spring 2023 and we will post some pics after that.Read less.