A mixed use scheme to include a children’s day nursery (464sm with outdoor space), a gym (929sm), a hotel (with 100 rooms), meeting space/offices, a restaurant & a pub on the ground floor. The development is designed to improve the initial approach from the tube station, whilst complementing the surrounding context and existing building levels.
Urban intensification study to provide additional residential uses and extend commercial and community facilities. Images from early stage feasibility study.
A feasibility study for a new academic facility of 4,650sm for the School of Economics providing teaching spaces, meeting rooms, open plan & cellular offices, break out and social spaces, together with refurbishment of the existing buildings. The design aims to create vibrant and flexible spaces giving the school a distinct character. The design is set around the circular landscaped focal point whilst also respecting outlooks towards the lake and woodland of the campus.
Exploring urban massing options, to consider the juxtaposition of developments in a wider regeneration area. Studies include the consideration of different uses both on adjoining land parcels and within blocks, resulting in proposals to provide 129 1-3 bedroom flats with commercial uses at ground level, together with hotel accommodation on lower floors with basement servicing.
A development of 9 new flats above retail for the open market, set on a busy high street. The design takes reference from the 1930s design of the nearby underground station.
Planning consent has been obtained for the redevelopment of this site to provide flexible A1,A2,A4,A5 & B1 commercial space and nine 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats. The building elevations are clad in brick and grey metal cladding with glazed balconies.
Commercial development, comprising the part-demolition, extension and refurbishment of an existing class B2 industrial unit together with associated welfare facilities and external works to provide a 15,700sm food processing plant. The design offers large, flexible spaces to provide industrial/warehouse accommodation and ancillary office accommodation. The proposals have been developed based upon a close dialogue with the end user ensuring that their long-term plans can be accommodated.
Scheme for a student residential development comprising 490 study bedrooms, gymnasium, café and laundry on a steeply sloping site. Our approach to the design was to work with the existing topography of the site, utilising the existing terraces, and creating a strong linear access in the form of a street which terminates in a feature square. The street and square provide an opportunity for students to meet and interact and create a sense of enclosure, belonging and neighbourhood.
The student rooms are arranged in 8 person cluster flats in paired pavilions set along a street to encourage social interaction and community. The scale and mass of the blocks respects the grain and density of the surroundings.
The Centre for Molecular Processing is a new research development of 1,520sm (GIA) over three floors. The building provides seminar/meeting/administration space at ground floor with wet laboratory space, associated writing areas and dry space for IT/maths/engineering/computing on the upper floors. A glazed bridge will link the building to the existing bioscience building at first floor level to allow shared support facilities.
The building is designed to reflect the close collaboration between disciplines with a full height atrium linking the three floors of accommodation. The accommodation is planned to be as open as possible whilst providing the necessary level of enclosure and containment for the Laboratories.
The Laboratories, meeting room and seminar room will be mechanically ventilated and comfort cooled. The roof top plant roof will service these areas via external access ducts. The remainder of the building will be naturally ventilated, where possible, utilising the stack effect of the atrium. The building is designed to provide good levels of natural light, however solar gain is kept to a minimum by the use of rain screen cladding and solar shading.
A mixed use development comprising ground floor retail with 26 residential units over six floors. The project includes the refurbishment of an existing car showroom and first floor parking deck, the demolition of an existing office and the construction of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom flats.
An International open design competition for the development of 500 student residences on the Plas Coch Campus Wrexham. We approached the design with the aim of creating a community with a street pattern which leads from meeting place to meeting place and is interspersed with access locations, to allow points of orientation and social interaction. The residences are arranged in terraces of houses allowing flexibility for phasing as well to create a clear sense of identity and belonging.
This house design allows for all communal living spaces to be at ground floor level to give each house a lively ground floor function and help to provide natural security surveillance. Easy access for visitors separates the potentially noisier activities from bedroom areas and maintains security and privacy to the bedrooms at upper floors.
Modular bedroom units to help ensure the highest control of thermal performance and air-tightness together with ease of construction were proposed to create a student street of houses. Maximising energy efficiency, minimising energy consumption and then addressing the energy usage in a sustainable and cost effective manner whilst
maintaining a very high quality environment, based on passivhaus principles.
Refurbishment of existing laboratory block and construction of a new administration/office building to provide a 3200sm specialist research facility.
The Client organisation provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment in a sustainable way. The project includes the refurbishment of 2000sm of laboratories, the construction of a new 1000sm administration/office building, and a 200sm greenhouse. The development has two quarantine facilities which are licensed by DEFRA. The site is in Metropolitan Green Belt.