Islington Park Street receives planning permission via Zoom
The scheme to transform a terrace of early nineteenth century houses from an HMO back to seven individual dwellings received a unanimous vote in favour of planning permission at Islington’s first online planning committee. The scheme for One Housing Group will deliver 100% affordable housing by converting a 1970’s lateral conversion back to three family houses and inclusion of four flats in the largest of the buildings. The latter will be provided as part of the Mayor of London’s Move-On Programme.
The terrace includes one locally-listed house and is located within the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The proposals include retention and repair of period features, and reinstatement of the front gardens with railings, to improve the appearance and character of the Conservation Area.
TMA are part of the RIBA Architectural Ambassadors Initiative
As part of the RIBA National Schools Programme, the Architectural Ambassadors Initiative partners architecture professionals with teachers to design and deliver creative architectural workshops in schools. RIBA Architecture Ambassadors empower and inspire children and young people to explore and voice their opinion about their built environment. The workshops aim to help children explore and understand the built environment: its impact on people and communities; how it is shaped and developed; and why good design is important.
TMA have delivered two workshop sessions to Year 3 Primary school children, who worked in groups to explore scale, structure and materials through drawing and model-making. We look forward to our next assignments when the pupils return to school after the Covid-19 lockdown!
In accordance with latest Government advice, TM Architects have made the following arrangements to allow all staff to work from home, thus avoiding the need for inessential travel or social interaction. We have put the following in place:
- All staff have access to our server via remote desktops
- Email and all project files/drawings can be accessed through the remote desktops, enabling staff to continue working on all projects
- We are cancelling the requirement for staff to attend meetings but facilitating video conferencing via Webex instead.
- We have scheduled daily management video meetings to monitor/ensure progress and productivity and continuity of service for our clients
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Watkins House starts on site
The scheme for 78 new homes at Watkins House, Harrow has started on site. To be built by Willmott Dixon, it will comprise 56 extra-care apartments (with communal facilities) and 2 fully adapted, wheelchair homes for Harrow Churches HA, together with 20 shared ownership apartments for Octavia Housing.
The project, won as the result of an invited competition, will redevelop an out-dated sheltered housing scheme belonging to Harrow Council.
TMA and MA walk for Shelter
We did it! A team from TM Architects and Medical Architecture joined over 3,000 others in a 10km night walk around central London on 3 December. The annual Shelter Sleep Walk raises money for those fighting against homelessness and bad housing.
Northwold Estate infill scheme gains planning approval
Hackney Planning Committee unanimously granted planning approval for 73 new homes on 7 infill sites around the Northwold Estate in Upper Clapton. The scheme also includes replacement of the Estate’s Community Facility and addition of a ‘green spine’ which will run through the main part of the estate, providing ‘play-on-the-way’ features for children and adults alike, increased tree planting and extensive landscaping.