New Associates at TM Architects
We are delighted to announce that Kerry Branford and Eadaoin Ni Fhearghail have been made Associates of the practice. Eadaoin joined us in January 2012, a few months after we set up TM Architects, as a Part II architectural assistant and has since qualified (winning the RIAI Deirdre O'Connor medal in 2014 for highest result in the Professional Practice examination in the process). Kerry joined later the same year as an architect with extensive experience of running medium/ large scale residential and mixed use projects in London. Together Kerry and Eadaoin have helped us build TM Architects from its beginning and we are delighted to welcome them to join us in the management of our growing practice.
Kingsland Wharves features in AJ Specification
This image of a detail from the Kingsland Wharves scheme features in AJ Specification for March 2016 under the title 'Six Tips for a Great Facade'. The detail shows a series of oriels, with balconies above, that animate one of the principal elevations facing onto Kingsland Basin. The oriels are clad in pre-weathered zinc cladding.
Judith and Kerry attend CIH Brighton
TM Architects were represented by Judith and Kerry at this year's Brighton Chartered Institute of Housing Conference. Kerry was photograhed at the WISH event at the Revolution Bar (http://www.wishgb.co.uk/news/wish-at-the-brighton-cih-conference-2016/).
Bangor Wharf planning application submitted
TM Architects have prepared a full planning application for the redevelopment of Bangor Wharf, a site on the Regent's Canal in Camden Town. The scheme comprises the redevelopment of the former electricity board depot to include a mixed use scheme of 686sqm of B1 commercial space and 46 new residential mixed tenure apartments for One Housing Group.
The design of the scheme has been developed around a courtyard onto the canal which will maintain an open frontage to the waterway, allowing sunlight and daylight to continue reaching the water whilst maximising the opportunity for development.
John Barker Planning Application
A detailed planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of a former sheltered housing scheme in Brondesbury for Network Housing Group. The site is a challenging one with an existing residential building remaining on the street frontage and with protected woodland to the rear. Avoiding overlooking and maintaining privacy for existing residents, whilst providing generous new accommodation with outdoor amenity space and car parking led to the proposed layout and form. The scheme will provide 33 new 100% affordable homes, specifically tailored to appeal to the over-55's age group.
Work starts on Urban Design Strategy for London estate
TM Architects are working with Farrer Huxley Associates to develop an Urban Design Strategy for redevelopment options of a large North London estate. A series of feasibility studies were commissioned for infill sites around the estate. The proposals include looking at some demolition of existing buildings, to replace with new ones designed to utilise cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction to save time on site and reduce disruption to residents who would continue to live on the estate. New community facilities will also be provided.
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.
We are recruiting
We are looking for talented and experienced Part II students to help us with our growing workload. We are a small practice based in Highbury specialising in affordable/private residential and mixed use development and have a variety of projects at different stages. You should have recent experience of housing, working knowledge of the Mayor's Housing SPG, excellent presentation skills, be motivated and enthusiastic and have a full working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp and preferably Revit. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Please send CV and examples of your work: firstname.lastname@example.org (No agencies). We are an equal opportunities employer.
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.