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
Wimbledon Guild Public Consultation
- Download the consultations boards here: Read more.
Exhibition and consultation at Drake House, St George’s Road – 22 and 25 September 2018. To take part in the consultation please download the proposals and fill in an online feedback form from the links below.
UCS sports pavilion – update
The University College School sports facility at Ranulf Road is now taking shape, and we can begin to appreciate the dynamic seen from afar.
A single facade of three buildings: grounds maintenance barn at the extreme west of the site, western and eastern pavilions: changing rooms at ground, viewing platforms above. Pivot between. Like a torch with an adjustable head. Since they face south, the viewing balconies have overhanging eaves with a pointed visor like a baseball cap to bring the pitches visually closer. The play, the grass, glows more than the sky. Form follows attitude and orientation. Since a footpath runs under the building it will, unusually, be experienced by a large number of people on foot, bicycle and horse. Where the pavilion bridges the footpath the bridge is kept to a minimum. Sky views are maximised to avoid any hint of a tunnel. Glitz, a wall of shimmering stainless steel mesh on the south elevation of the bridge, and two purpose designed graffiti walls make this potentially enjoyable. The forms change as the observer moves around. The pavilion is designed to be seen from all around. It has attitudes to where and how it faces. The site is north of Hampstead Cemetery.
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White Hart – Public Consultation in Wimbledon
On 2 July 2018, Marcus Beale Architects and the Rutlish Foundation held a second public consultation for the White Hart site development.
Members of the design team attended the exhibition and discussed the scheme with 75 attendees. The presentation boards and feedback forms are available on the link below and we look forward to receiving your views on the scheme: www.marcus-beale.com/projects/white-hart/
Many thanks to the John Innes Society for allowing us to use their premises.
New College Oxford New Quad
A new development for New College and New College School at Savile Road Oxford was granted planning permission in June 2018.
Proposals include a new tower, south facing garden quads, new buildings interweaving with existing, some listed, in a conservation area containing a stretch of the civil war ramparts.
MBA are conservation architects advising David Kohn Architects and the construction team.
Our role to:
- assess the heritage significances of the site
- advise the design team
- engage with Historic England and Oxford City Council.
We are also involved in the construction stages of the project.
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MBA acted in a similar role as conservation architects for Gort Scott at St Hilda’s College, granted planning permission in May 2018.
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Marcus Beale Lecture at University of Cambridge – Architects Fees
Marcus Beale gave a lecture on fees at the University of Cambridge Part 3 professional practice course on 27 June 2018. He began by asking: why pay an architect anything at all? Ray and Charles Eames drew a beautiful Venn diagram showing the intersection between the interests of client and architect and the needs of society. Where they meet is the place where you are most valuable, and it’s all about value for money. Architects add value to sites and reduce risk in the construction process. Marcus explored how architects and clients choose each other, how an architect calculates the cost price and sets profit, and gave some suggestions as to how to present fee proposals and how to win a job even when your fees are higher than the competition. For a text of the lecture click here: 2018_Architects_Fees_Marcus_Beale_BRead less.
Burn Bullock, Mitcham-Public Consultation; Monday 25 June 2018
The Burn Bullock is a prominent grade II listed building on the western corner of Mitcham Cricket Green, site of the worlds oldest cricket club. Regeneration will have a great positive effect on Mitcham. A public consultation was held Monday 25 June 2018. Key results were: agreement to negotiate a lease to take effect immediately the overall scheme has been agreed, – regular monthly meetings with the developer and the cricket club. Since then the developers have met with the cricket club and architect, and a subsequent meeting with councillor and MP.Read more.
Merton Priory Chapter House
University College School Sports Pavilion
Fairlight Housing gains planning permission
Planning permission was granted on 15 March 2018 for 16 new houses at Fairlight near Hastings, Sussex. The development replaces a former market garden on a sloping site at the centre of the village. MBA were appointed after a previous design for the site was refused permission and a second scheme withdrawn. After extensive public consultation a new design was developed which draws on local building types and materials, creating a variety of housing types to meet the urgent need for new housing in the area. Critical issues for the site included drainage, wildlife, and preserving the character of the village. More information here.Read less.
St Hilda’s College Oxford gains planning permission
Planning permission was granted on 13 March 2018 for a major redevelopment at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, including a new tower. MBA are conservation architects for the scheme, working with Gort Scott Architects as lead designers. Our role was to research and analyse the heritage significance of the college, to advise Gort Scott during the design development, and to assess the heritage impact of the scheme. This is one of a number of projects where MBA support leading design practices in major conservation projects, using our experience in high value heritage assets and our design skills to offer conservation expertise to the design team.Read less.