Elizabeth Gardens Official Opening
TM Architects have been helping their clients Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA) and their tenants celebrate the completion of the new £4.8m extension of their sheltered housing scheme for older people at Paxfold, Elizabeth Gardens in Harrow. The Rt Honourable Alderman, Richard Romain, representing Harrow Borough Council said: 'Three years ago, we sat and discussed a dream. Today I toured the magnificant reality which is the by-product of determination and care. The housing that is provided is spacious, modern and delightful. This scheme is an example of what committed community action can produce'. TM Architects worked with existing residents from the outset, and involved them in the design process. The scheme is featured in the GLA publication which promotes the Mayor's Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund.
Public Consultation for Belmont Road
TM Architects joined representatives from Thurrock Council for a full day's consultation session at the Belmont Village Hall in Grays to ask local residents for their comments on the proposed development of the former allotment site. The proposals comprise 81 new, mixed tenure homes on the open site, ranging from bungalows for the elderly to four-bedroom family houses. The new homes are arranged around three new pocket parks, which provide a series of focal points for the scheme, along with shared amenity space for all ages, opportunities for sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) and ecological mitigation. The scheme is designed to meet the design quality standards set by the London Plan even though the site is outside the GLA area, demonstrating the Council's commitment to the design of high quality new homes. The scheme will be one of the first such schemes to be developed by Gloriana, a company wholly-owned by the Council, which can build homes for sale.
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TMA moves to new offices
TM Architects have moved to a new office space in Highbury. The recently-opened ScreenWorks building will provide the range of facilities required to support our increasing workload and is conveniently located a short walk from Highbury& Islington tube station. Our updated contact details are shown below and on the Contact page.
TMA selected for Network Framework
On 8th December, TM Architects celebrated their success at a 'Framework Launch' event alongside Network Housing Group members and other selected consultants. Network Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in London and the South East, managing 19,300 homes across 36 local authorities. The group has plans to build 3,500 new homes over the next five years.
The European-wide selection process involved a total of 58 practices. TM Architects were one of 17 practices invited to provide services over the forthcoming 4 year term of the agreement. Each of the pre-approved suppliers can now be directly appointed to Network build contracts. Vicky Savage, Group Development Director, said: "I am delighted with the high calibre of firms who have successfully made our framework. I am confident the firms will work closely with us to produce outstanding award-winning designs which our customers will feel proud to live in."
99 Thurlow Park Road starts on site
Construction has commenced on site for a new development of nine luxury apartments in Dulwich for One Housing Group. TMA have been appointed as executive architects to deliver the scheme using a Construction Management form of procurement. We will be working closely with Airey Miller Construction Management to develop the planning approved scheme to work with complex site constraints.
The five storey development for Private Sale comprises eight no. duplex 3 bedroom apartments and a spacious 4 bedroom penthouse. Innovative internal re-planning within the scope of the original planning consent ensures a dual-aspect to all apartments and maximises open-plan living spaces. The stone and brick clad facade provides a high quality external finish.
Chalk Farm Road receives planning permission
The proposed redevelopment of One Housing Group’s offices next to The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm has been granted planning permission by Camden Council. The scheme will provide a mix of uses including retail, restaurant and offices with 63 apartments, all designed to complement the adjacent listed building. The scheme will create a new public open space fronting Chalk Farm Road which will open up new views of the historic building along Chalk Farm Road.
TMA appointed to work with Thurrock Council
Thurrock Council has embarked on an ambitious programme of direct house building through its Housing Department and a newly-formed company called Gloriana. The former will deliver new Council housing whilst the latter will develop mixed tenures including private sale. TMA have been appointed to carry out feasibility studies for a number of Council-owned sites in Grays and the surrounding area as part of the Council's housing development pipeline.
Judith to join South Cambridgeshire Design Review Panel
Judith has been selected to be a member of the Design Review Panel for South Cambridgeshire District Council. The Panel will run for two years and its key purpose is to offer design advice on high profile development proposals. The South Cambs website explains that the Panel will ‘promote high quality developments that help create better places and avoid the cost of poor design, by having a team of experienced design practitioners providing independent design advice on development proposals at pre-application and full planning application stages to enable developments’. The district covers areas of significant growth and the Panel is due to begin work following an induction and launch later this month
Elizabeth Gardens due to start on site
The scheme to build 28 additional extra care apartments for older people in an existing sheltered housing scheme in Stanmore, is due to start on site in January. Following on from their successful planning application in June TMA have been appointed by contractor, Leadbitter, under a D&B contract to provide detailed design/production information. The scheme will also provide new shared facilities for the benefit of all residents, together with new landscaping.