Belmont Road receives full planning approval
Belmont Road, a new residential scheme for Thurrock Council in Essex, received full planning approval at committee this month. The scheme comprises 80 new houses ranging from 2 bed, single storey dwellings, designed specifically for older people, through to 4 bed family houses. This ‘tenure-blind’ development will deliver 35% affordable housing, and will regenerate an underused site close to Grays town centre.
Tottenham High Road nearing completion on site
Tottenham High Road, a 42-unit residential scheme for One Housing Group is nearing completion on site. The scheme, which is being delivered as a construction management project, includes adaptive re-use of a 1950’s concrete-frame office building and modifications to an existing timber frame roof extension. TM Architects were originally appointed to audit earlier design and construction work, which resulted in an extensive re-design and full construction drawings to ensure compliance with London design standards.
John Barker Court starts on site
Work has begun on a development in Brondesbury, in North West London, for Network Housing to provide 33 one and two bedroomed apartments, specifically designed for older people. The new building replaces an outdated, former sheltered housing scheme, dating from the mid-seventies. It is surrounded by mature trees which line the site boundaries, and has views into an area of undisturbed woodland.
This is the third scheme that TM Architects have undertaken using Construction Management.
TMA Associate added to Register of Certified Passivhaus Designers
TM Architects’ Associate, Eadaoin Ni Fhearghail, has completed training and an examination to become a Certified Passivhaus Designer. The Passivhaus standard is an internationally-recognised design standard which aims to improve thermal comfort in buildings while reducing energy use, creating sustainable buildings and homes for the future. TM Architects are committed to designing high-quality, low-energy buildings and a number of projects in the practice are currently being designed to achieve this standard.
Thurlow Park Road shortlisted for Building Excellence Awards
Thurlow Park Road has been shortlisted as a finalist for the London LABC Building Excellence Awards in the Best Small New Housing Development category. The development of eight no. 3 bedroom duplex apartments and a 4 bedroom penthouse is located within the boundaries of the historic ‘Dulwich Estate’. The project was built using Construction Management and was completed in December 2016.
Bangor Wharf planning application submitted
TM Architects have submitted a revised planning application for the former electricity board depot at Bangor Wharf, a site on the Regents Canal in Camden Town. The scheme design has been developed in close consultation with the Local Authority and following receipt of comments from two Design Review Panels. It comprises a mixed use scheme of 886m2 of flexible B1 commercial space and 40 new mixed tenure apartments for One Housing Group. The development centres on a new, publicly-accessible courtyard that opens to the waterside, allowing views in and out and maintaining the open character of this part of the Conservation Area. The approach to the detailed design references traditional, canal-side warehouse architecture in its materials, proportions and detailing.