Bangor Wharf planning application submitted
TM Architects have submitted a revised planning application for the former electricity board depot at Bangor Wharf, a site on the Regents Canal in Camden Town. The scheme design has been developed in close consultation with the Local Authority and following receipt of comments from two Design Review Panels. It comprises a mixed use scheme of 886m2 of flexible B1 commercial space and 40 new mixed tenure apartments for One Housing Group. The development centres on a new, publicly-accessible courtyard that opens to the waterside, allowing views in and out and maintaining the open character of this part of the Conservation Area. The approach to the detailed design references traditional, canal-side warehouse architecture in its materials, proportions and detailing.
Stockwell Park Road Approved at Committee
A 100% affordable housing scheme at the south-eastern end of the Stockwell Park Estate in Lambeth was unanimously granted planning approval at Committee last week. The scheme, for SW9 and Network Homes, is a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments designed specifically for residents of the estate who wish to downsize. The proposed building is five-storeys and provides 18 apartments with two wheelchair adaptable homes at ground floor. The scheme is a second planning approval for TM Architects on the site of a former day centre. Following grant of permission three years ago, Network appointed TM Architects to revise the design with a different unit mix and tenure. TMA have worked on a number of projects around the Stockwell Park Estate in recent years.
Completion of Thurlow Park Road
The development of 9 high-specification apartments for private sale at 99 Thurlow Park Road, for One Housing Group (OHG), is now complete.TM Architects acted as executive architects during the construction phase, and worked collaboratively alongside AMCM (Airey Miller Construction Management) using Construction Management, collectively offering OHG effective evaluation of cost versus quality throughout the detailed design process.
Marian Helcke of OHG commented “Thurlow Park Road reflects OHG’s first experimentation with construction management procurement. While it has carried more cost and programme risk than a standard JCT Design + Build contract, it has allowed OHG to be involved in all detailed design, specification choice and onsite construction issues. As such, it has both put OHG in the driving seat and gave us an unprecedented level of co-operation within the project team, which in turn resulted in a final product of exceptional quality.”
Lord Best Visits Elizabeth Gardens
To mark the one year birthday of Elizabeth Gardens, a project to extend an existing sheltered housing scheme in Harrow, London, our client Harrow Churches Housing Association, invited Lord Richard Best to visit and meet the residents. Lord Best is chair of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People and an advocate for sustainable and varied models of housing provision. He also chaired HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for innovation) which has heavily influenced current government guidance on exemplar housing for older people. He commended Elizabeth Gardens as an excellent example of a scheme specifically designed for older people, creating a close-knit community, and providing a genuine option for those wishing to downsize. He was also impressed with the combination of existing and retained, saying ‘It is great to see the remarkable transformation of old and new buildings…..’
New Associates at TM Architects
We are delighted to announce that Kerry Branford and Eadaoin Ni Fhearghail have been made Associates of the practice. Eadaoin joined us in January 2012, a few months after we set up TM Architects, as a Part II architectural assistant and has since qualified (winning the RIAI Deirdre O'Connor medal in 2014 for highest result in the Professional Practice examination in the process). Kerry joined later the same year as an architect with extensive experience of running medium/ large scale residential and mixed use projects in London. Together Kerry and Eadaoin have helped us build TM Architects from its beginning and we are delighted to welcome them to join us in the management of our growing practice.
Kingsland Wharves features in AJ Specification
This image of a detail from the Kingsland Wharves scheme features in AJ Specification for March 2016 under the title 'Six Tips for a Great Facade'. The detail shows a series of oriels, with balconies above, that animate one of the principal elevations facing onto Kingsland Basin. The oriels are clad in pre-weathered zinc cladding.
Judith and Kerry attend CIH Brighton
TM Architects were represented by Judith and Kerry at this year's Brighton Chartered Institute of Housing Conference. Kerry was photograhed at the WISH event at the Revolution Bar (http://www.wishgb.co.uk/news/wish-at-the-brighton-cih-conference-2016/).
Bangor Wharf planning application submitted
TM Architects have prepared a full planning application for the redevelopment of Bangor Wharf, a site on the Regent's Canal in Camden Town. The scheme comprises the redevelopment of the former electricity board depot to include a mixed use scheme of 686sqm of B1 commercial space and 46 new residential mixed tenure apartments for One Housing Group.
The design of the scheme has been developed around a courtyard onto the canal which will maintain an open frontage to the waterway, allowing sunlight and daylight to continue reaching the water whilst maximising the opportunity for development.
John Barker Planning Application
A detailed planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of a former sheltered housing scheme in Brondesbury for Network Housing Group. The site is a challenging one with an existing residential building remaining on the street frontage and with protected woodland to the rear. Avoiding overlooking and maintaining privacy for existing residents, whilst providing generous new accommodation with outdoor amenity space and car parking led to the proposed layout and form. The scheme will provide 33 new 100% affordable homes, specifically tailored to appeal to the over-55's age group.
Work starts on Urban Design Strategy for London estate
TM Architects are working with Farrer Huxley Associates to develop an Urban Design Strategy for redevelopment options of a large North London estate. A series of feasibility studies were commissioned for infill sites around the estate. The proposals include looking at some demolition of existing buildings, to replace with new ones designed to utilise cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction to save time on site and reduce disruption to residents who would continue to live on the estate. New community facilities will also be provided.