News by category: Project News

Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

Planning for 120 homes approved

9 October 2017

Our plans for 120 new homes to the edge of Chalgrove in Oxfordshire have been approved. The mixed tenure development will provide predominantly detached and semi-detached 2, 3 and 4-bedroom dwellings.

Houses are accessed from short semi-private cul-de-sac lanes which are served by a primary loop road. Separate pedestrian and cycle routes run from north to south linking the existing village to the new community via the lanes and the green spaces. A new Scout Hut will provide a landmark community facility for both the new and the wider community to enjoy.

The village and the site itself have significant flooding issues which are dealt with using several dry ponds and swales distributed down the sloping site to store water before slowly releasing it into the river at the bottom. These SuDS solutions provide green spaces within the site, reinforced by tree banks which divide the housing up into smaller communities.

TAGS Residential, masterplan, oxfordshire, Chalgrove

Plevna Crescent

Planning submitted

27 July 2017

We’ve submitted plans for 72 new homes at Plevna Crescent in Haringey. The development is arranged over four apartment blocks and offers a mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments. The proposed scheme embraces the existing landscape and responds to neighbouring residential areas to create a strong sense of place and community for future residents.

A family of four lightweight pavilions, ‘float’ on top of a grounded stone plinth. At ground floor, gabion walls create a sturdy base that helps bed the scheme into the landscape. Cedar shingle cladding reflects the ecological setting and the irregular texture compliments the non-uniform arrangement of windows. Over time the walls will be inhabited by local wildlife, bringing nature and ecology into the development. Green roofs will also offer habitat for existing ecology.

TAGS Housing, London

ESFA Technical Advisors

Priority Schools Building Programme

26 July 2017

This year we have been working with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on the Priority Schools Building Programme 2. We are currently working with a number of schools and sixth form colleges in the Thames Valley region, undertaking feasibility studies and providing planning and design advice to help deliver their educational vision.

Marlborough College

Project on site

25 July 2017

Works started on site at the Grade II listed Memorial Hall, Marlborough College this week. The hall had become unusable as a performing arts facility due to poor acoustics, inadequate staging and circulation. There was also limited provision of public spaces with no toilets, coat room, lobby or foyer.

We are working in collaboration with Diamond Schmitt Architects to refurbish and improve the auditorium through a series of sensitive interventions. Our aim is to create a 21st century performance space that celebrates the building’s heritage.

TAGS Marlborough College, Grade II Listed, Heritage

Stamford Road

Planning won

12 June 2017

Our plans for the redevelopment of an industrial site in North London have been given the green light.

The mixed-use scheme features 1000m2 of class B1 floor space at ground level with residential units above. The residential element sits on a communal landscape podium level and is made up of a mix of 1- and 2-bed apartments as well as 3-bed duplex houses.

The design uses materials that reference both the old industrial buildings and the new warehouses, including exposed metal cladding and brick.

TAGS Housing, London