Duggan Morris Architects has submitted a planning application for a mixed use building containing 42 residential units, with ground floor cafes and shops below, sitting at the southern tip of the Strand East masterplan, overlooking the tidal mill at Three Mills.
The wider masterplan will establish a new neighbourhood in East London. The project, commissioned by Vastint occupies a triangular brownfield site, flanked on two sides by tributary arms of the River Lea. The proposal will occupy the prominent end point of Sugar House Lane and join a close-knit sphere of ad-hoc buildings that cluster around the high banks of the waterways of the Lea, overlooking a new wide-open public space.
The Grade-I listed House Mill sits at the centre of this picturesque family of buildings and represents a point of departure for the design, from which a series of formal and material design investigations developed.
Richmond Adult Community College has been shortlisted in two categories in this years Brick Awards; Best Public and Education building and Best Refurbishment project.
Now in their 39th year, the Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick. Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted and 14 prestigious trophies and more than 100 certificates are issued to the successful projects.
The announcement of winners and commended entries are made on the 18th November.
Duggan Morris Architects has obtained planning permission for a new Energy Hub for Lendlease. This latest phase of Elephant Park will deliver a new community heart for Elephant & Castle, incorporating a complementary mix of uses, unique for a building of this kind. These include:
_A nursery providing early years education to families at Elephant Park and the surrounding community, as well as job and training opportunities for local people
_A community café that will provide a meeting point for the local community, as well as a flexible community space, managed by the café, and designed to accommodate a range of community events
_A pocket park next to the energy hub, with energy themed play facilities for all local children to enjoy
_ Combined heat and power plant (CHP) utilising natural gas and biomethane – that will deliver low carbon, affordable heat and hot water to residents and businesses across Elephant Park and beyond.
Construction is due to commence in 2015.
Duggan Morris Architects in collaboration with Sonnemann Toon Architects have been selected, through a competitive interview process to progress proposals for a new community health building, as part of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration project.
The 3,000sqm scheme will accommodate the existing relocated Aylesbury General Practitioners, a Community Health facility, associated offices and community rooms and at roof level an early years nursery. The project sits in a prominent location at the heart of the Aylesbury master plan, designed and lead by HTA, for clients Southwark Local Authority and Notting Hill Housing Trust.
Alfriston School swimming pool by Duggan Morris Architects has been shortlisted for the Building Project of the Year with a value up to £10million category in this year’s BCI Awards. The awards are an established and coveted industry accolade recognising overall excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects.
A number of other specialist awards are also presented on the night, including The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award sponsored by The Cabinet Office and BIS. The announcements will be made at a prestigious ceremony at Grosvenor House hotel on 14 October 2014.
Follow link to awards website, http://www.bciawards.org.uk
Photography: Mark Hadden