TMA selected for Network Framework
On 8th December, TM Architects celebrated their success at a 'Framework Launch' event alongside Network Housing Group members and other selected consultants. Network Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in London and the South East, managing 19,300 homes across 36 local authorities. The group has plans to build 3,500 new homes over the next five years.
The European-wide selection process involved a total of 58 practices. TM Architects were one of 17 practices invited to provide services over the forthcoming 4 year term of the agreement. Each of the pre-approved suppliers can now be directly appointed to Network build contracts. Vicky Savage, Group Development Director, said: "I am delighted with the high calibre of firms who have successfully made our framework. I am confident the firms will work closely with us to produce outstanding award-winning designs which our customers will feel proud to live in."
99 Thurlow Park Road starts on site
Construction has commenced on site for a new development of nine luxury apartments in Dulwich for One Housing Group. TMA have been appointed as executive architects to deliver the scheme using a Construction Management form of procurement. We will be working closely with Airey Miller Construction Management to develop the planning approved scheme to work with complex site constraints.
The five storey development for Private Sale comprises eight no. duplex 3 bedroom apartments and a spacious 4 bedroom penthouse. Innovative internal re-planning within the scope of the original planning consent ensures a dual-aspect to all apartments and maximises open-plan living spaces. The stone and brick clad facade provides a high quality external finish.
Chalk Farm Road receives planning permission
The proposed redevelopment of One Housing Group’s offices next to The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm has been granted planning permission by Camden Council. The scheme will provide a mix of uses including retail, restaurant and offices with 63 apartments, all designed to complement the adjacent listed building. The scheme will create a new public open space fronting Chalk Farm Road which will open up new views of the historic building along Chalk Farm Road.
TMA appointed to work with Thurrock Council
Thurrock Council has embarked on an ambitious programme of direct house building through its Housing Department and a newly-formed company called Gloriana. The former will deliver new Council housing whilst the latter will develop mixed tenures including private sale. TMA have been appointed to carry out feasibility studies for a number of Council-owned sites in Grays and the surrounding area as part of the Council's housing development pipeline.
Judith to join South Cambridgeshire Design Review Panel
Judith has been selected to be a member of the Design Review Panel for South Cambridgeshire District Council. The Panel will run for two years and its key purpose is to offer design advice on high profile development proposals. The South Cambs website explains that the Panel will ‘promote high quality developments that help create better places and avoid the cost of poor design, by having a team of experienced design practitioners providing independent design advice on development proposals at pre-application and full planning application stages to enable developments’. The district covers areas of significant growth and the Panel is due to begin work following an induction and launch later this month
Elizabeth Gardens due to start on site
The scheme to build 28 additional extra care apartments for older people in an existing sheltered housing scheme in Stanmore, is due to start on site in January. Following on from their successful planning application in June TMA have been appointed by contractor, Leadbitter, under a D&B contract to provide detailed design/production information. The scheme will also provide new shared facilities for the benefit of all residents, together with new landscaping.
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