The practice is applying for planning and listed building consent for the restoration and conversion of a small house built in the early 1900s by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and the building of a large new care home in the grounds.
The current building is derelict and in a very sad state, having had many inappropriate alterations and extensions over the century since its construction. It was last used as a care home and since that closure vandalism and theft has left its marks.
The proposal is to create, from the restored building, a small residential centre for the elderly with special needs and, within the grounds, to build a new high quality fifty bedroom care home for dementia sufferers.
The client is Quorum Care.
The practice has been appointed to undertake the total refurbishment and upgrade of the existing Days Inn hotel near Victoria, set in four late Regency Villas close to the embankment and Tate Britain in London.
The privately owned hotel under franchise is a very popular base for overseas tourists visiting the city, however with the ever growing competition in the capital for hotel guests, the client wishes to give the whole property a complete face lift. Whilst the market position will continue in a limited service product, the client is seeking an edge over other limited service hotels in the area.
Work has commenced on site for the 400m2 replacement family house set in this pretty countryside location near Chiddingfold on the Surrey/Sussex border. The five bedroom secluded home is set in over half a hectare and overlooks fields and woodland.
The client required a sustainable approach to construction materials and renewable energy sources. The building envelope, formed around a green oak frame with brick infill, has been designed to maximise natural daylight into all areas of the house. The building will be heated by ground source heat pumps.
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The practice has been commissioned to lead the design team and advise developer, Yewhaven, on a global brand partnership for a 550 bedroom conference hotel on a site adjacent to the airport perimeter at London Heathrow. With a lifetime of experience in the hotel industry, we are able to introduce the main players into the team to deliver the most effective package and operation. Marriott are the preferred operator for a Marriott Courtyard.
The development will comprise, in addition to the main hotel, a 2000m2 function and conference facility, together with underground parking for 600 cars and a 2,700m2 health and fitness spa.
The hotel will be unique to Heathrow in that additional land has been obtained by the developer up to the River Crane and as part of the offering there will be one and a half hectares of gardens and a riverside walk, over which almost half the bedrooms will view.
Following a highly successful feasibility study, during which very positive support was received from the local planning authority, preliminary design work is now underway. The site is immediately adjacent to the Cranford Conservation Area and the Borough Council are actively supporting a landmark building.
A planning application is about to be made for the redevelopment of the Old Forge site in the pretty Conservation Area village of Pirbright in Surrey for long time client of the practice and specialist developer Friday Street. The small residential development has been much delayed with the SPA problems suffered by so many sites in Guildford Borough, however at long last it is proceeding.
Designed in very traditional style, the five three bedroom houses are of high specification and will suit the “downsizer” market well, being so central to the village, overlooking the village green, close to local shops and the village pub, The White Hart.