Another Market Rent Adaptation contract completes
Two houses in Kingston have been handed over for market rent under the initiative run by One Housing Group. Both buildings have been turned back into large, single family houses with high specification fittings and finishes. One of the houses has had an attic conversion to provide a bedroom with en-suite and a small rear extension to provide a generous, light-filled dining area off the family kitchen
Stockwell Park Road gains planning permission
The proposal for a new 10-apartment building for Community Trust Housing received detailed planning permission at Lambeth’s Planning Sub-Committee this month. The scheme redevelops the site of a former Day Centre on the edge of Stockwell Park Estate with a four storey building, providing a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The proposal is designed to complement the major, new building at Albemarle House, currently under construction next door for the same client, and the new public open space which will link the latter to Brixton town centre
TMA congratulates Notting Hill Housing on bike ride success
TMA were delighted to be one of the sponsors for Notting Hill’s recent charity Bike Ride to Paris. The event was organized to commemorate their 50th anniversary with members of staff and a Board member taking part in a 210 mile bike ride. As sponsors, TMA were invited to a Big Breakfast event at Notting Hill’s offices to cheer the participants on their way. The event raised over £100,000 for the Tenant Hardship Fund which provides basic furniture packs for tenants. Well done, team!
Photo: Richard Townshend Photography
Chalk Farm Road planning application submitted
A major planning application for the redevelopment of One Housing Group’s offices next to The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm has been submitted to Camden. The new buildings are designed to complement the adjacent listed building, reflecting its solid, regular nature and stepping down towards the structure, originally built as a steam engine repair shed in 1846. The scheme design also creates a new public open space fronting Chalk Farm Road which opens up new views and greatly enhances the setting of the historic building. The scheme will provide 63 mixed tenure apartments, with approximately 1380 m2 of mixed employment space, including office, retail and restaurant uses
TMA included in Architects Journal online article
TMA were given mention in an interview with Jeremy Stibbe which appeared in AJ online on 16 August; Jeremy has just been appointed as Peabody’s new Executive Director for Development and Regeneration. TM have previously worked with Jeremy at L&Q and Network Housing Group. The interview includes the following under ’What do you want from an architect?: ‘…with small firms, senior partners can personally commit to projects from beginning to end. An example for me is Judith Tranter at TM Architects, who has the ability to secure and implement the permission you want without any grief.’ Our congratulations go to Jeremy on his new appointment. (A shorter version of the article appeared in the print version of the AJ on 15 August, with mention of our Hugh Cubitt Centre project which was completed for Peabody in 2005, as JCMT).
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Elizabeth Gardens granted Planning Permission
Elizabeth Gardens Extra Care Housing Scheme for Harrow Churches Housing Association has been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Harrow. The scheme will expand the existing sheltered housing scheme to provide a total of 69 dwellings, as well as new communal facilities and new landscaping. The scheme went before Harrow Council's Planning Committee in June and received unanimous support from Committee members.
Two Market Rent Adaptations Complete
Two refurbishment projects for One Housing Group have recently been completed in central London. The projects are part of a rolling programme of adaptations which includes re-organizing the dwelling layouts and upgrading services and fit-out to maximize the potential for market rent. The design and delivery of the projects are administered by TMA and utilize traditional building contracts.
Elizabeth Gardens Extra Care Housing Submitted for Planning
TM Architects have submitted a planning application for expansion and improvement of the Paxfold Sheltered Housing Scheme in Harrow. The scheme will provide28 new purpose-designed Extra Care one-bedroomed apartments for older people, as well as new communal facilities, new landscaping and ecological enhancement of the adjacent woodland. This is TMA’s second Extra Care project for Harrow Churches Housing Association, following their award-winning Ewart House scheme, completed in 2010.
Leigham Court Road Planning Approval
TMA’s proposed residential scheme at Leigham Court Road has been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Lambeth. The scheme, for Notting Hill Housing, is located to the rear of an existing apartment building in Streatham and will provide nineteen apartments and five houses, as well as high-quality landscaping and amenity areas for both the new and existing residents.
Kingsland Wharves nearing completion
This major regeneration scheme for L&Q around Kingsland Basin in Hackney is reaching the final stages of construction. Comprising 207 mixed tenure apartments and 6,500m2 of employment space (including a waterside café, artists’ studios and offices) TM Architects (as JCMT) gained planning consent in summer 2009 and the scheme began on site a few months later. Central to the design is the new public open space at the heart of the scheme, linking the Regents Canal towpath and the privately-owned Basin for the first time with a series of open courtyards or wharves.