On the 8th February 2018, the London Borough of Hounslow approved plans by Duggan Morris Architects for the redevelopment of a riverside site in Brentford. The project, a joint venture between the developer Bluescape Ltd and Topland Group PLC, proposes 193 new market sale homes. A resident’s gym, cinema room and a commercial unit accommodating a riverside café facing Waterman’s Park.
The Site is located on the northern bank of the River Thames and currently contains two attached buildings in the form of Max Factor House, an underutilised office building, and Waterman’s Arts Centre, a multi-use facility containing a theatre, cinema, cafés and art galleries. The site is linked to the redevelopment of a former Police Station site in Brentford that will accommodate a new re-provided Arts Centre, closer and more convenient to the Town Centre, along with an affordable housing component, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects.
Duggan Morris Architects have won planning permission to deliver 100 one, two, and two and a half bed extra care apartments and shared communal facilities and gardens in the heart of Guildford, for client PegasusLife. The client purchased the site with the aim of delivering a high quality development for the care and support of older people. Additionally, the scheme consists of generous resident focussed housing provision, supplemented by first class wellness and communal facilities.
The scheme is set around a communal heart - a convivial space which brings together a restaurant with open kitchen, lounge, gym, studio and reception all ensuring a neighbourly interaction and social wellbeing that is at the heart of the PegasusLife’s ethos.
The scheme has been designed to subtly reflect the grain and character of Guildford’s inherent vernacular, creating interest and excitement in the urban fabric, whilst also sensitively responding to the site and its surroundings, protecting and enhancing the character of the nearby heritage assets and the privacy of nearby residential properties.
Duggan Morris Architects have submitted a Planning Application for a mixed use development in South Tottenham’s Creative Enterprise Zone.
Duggan Morris were appointed by GCAP Investments, a Joint Venture between Empyrean Developments and Polyteck Building Services in collaboration with a Creative Social Enterprise, The Mill Co. Project.
The scheme seeks to create a new architectural typology which combines over 25,000 sqft of affordable commercial spaces for creative makers, 12 affordable rented accommodation units tethered to the commercial workspaces and 87 market housing units to create a new creative quarter for London, increasing employment space and density, whilst addressing the need for more high quality housing in the borough.
The Loom has been commended in The Architectural Review’s brand new award - The AR: New into Old Awards. Winners were revealed on the 14th December.
The Architectural Review has long championed creative reuse, and the subject has become of significant new interest because of the carbon implications of retrofit rather than replacement. This new award celebrates the successful adaptation of original architecture to contemporary functions as well as the varied remodelling strategies, such as innovative insertions, that make imaginative reuse possible.
In March 2018, 4 members of our team will take part in the ‘Cycle to MIPIM’ challenge, from London to Cannes.
Over 150 Industry professionals will each be riding up to 1500km over 6 days to help raise money for the charitable foundation, Coram.
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Duggan Morris Architects have won an open international design competition, organised by the RIBA, which sought innovative proposals for a residential development featuring a series of 19m2 micro-apartments in Forest Gate, East London.