Highgate House

13 April 2021

MWA prepared proposals for the redevelopment of this Grade II listed property located in the Highgate Conservation Area within the London Borough of Camden. MWA’s design proposal looks to substantially reconfigure the five-storey property to include; an integrated two-bedroom apartment at lower ground floor level, wine cellar, gym, entertaining spaces, a new extension at ground floor level, and the addition of three new lightwells to allow natural light to shimmer through the lower ground floor. Landscaping proposals feature an expansive parterre garden, with a swimming pool and pool house.

Size: 5,773 SQ.FT
Client: Private
Status: First Thoughts
Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.

    13 April 2021

    MWA prepared proposals for the redevelopment of this Grade II listed property located in the Highgate Conservation Area within the London Borough of Camden. MWA’s design proposal looks to substantially reconfigure the five-storey property to include; an integrated two-bedroom apartment at lower ground floor level, wine cellar, gym, entertaining spaces, a new extension at ground floor level, and the addition of three new lightwells to allow natural light to shimmer through the lower ground floor. Landscaping proposals feature an expansive parterre garden, with a swimming pool and pool house.

    Size: 5,773 SQ.FT
    Client: Private
    Status: First Thoughts
    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.

    St John's Wood House Submitted for Planning

    20 February 2021

    MWA recently submitted plans for a substantial basement extension and full refurbishment of a family home in St John’s Wood. Situated within the St John's Wood Conservation Area, the proposal presents a unique opportunity to create more spacious and adaptable spaces with an emphasis on open plan living, generous ceiling heights, natural light and modern finishes. The new 1,500 sq. ft basement provides a gym, family media room, and yoga space fronting a generous lightwell. Locating the plant and utility rooms within the centre of the basement plan has helped to maximise the living area above ground and visually connect each space with the front and rear gardens.

    Size: 4,051 SQ.FT
    Client: Private
    Status: Planning
    Structural Engineer: Form SD
    Geotechnical Surveyor: Jomas
    Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy
    Local Authority: City of Westminster
    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

      20 February 2021

      MWA recently submitted plans for a substantial basement extension and full refurbishment of a family home in St John’s Wood. Situated within the St John's Wood Conservation Area, the proposal presents a unique opportunity to create more spacious and adaptable spaces with an emphasis on open plan living, generous ceiling heights, natural light and modern finishes. The new 1,500 sq. ft basement provides a gym, family media room, and yoga space fronting a generous lightwell. Locating the plant and utility rooms within the centre of the basement plan has helped to maximise the living area above ground and visually connect each space with the front and rear gardens.

      Size: 4,051 SQ.FT
      Client: Private
      Status: Planning
      Structural Engineer: Form SD
      Geotechnical Surveyor: Jomas
      Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy
      Local Authority: City of Westminster
      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

      Aldous Huxley's Former Residence Nears Completion

      20 February 2021

      MWA were approached in early 2019 to prepare proposals for a replacement rear extension with integrated landscape design and full internal refurbishment of this arts and crafts three storey family home situated within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead.

      Read more about the project here

      Size: 4,859 SQ.FT
      Client: Private
      Status: Construction
      Structural Engineer: Pringuer James Consulting Engineering
      M&E: Cundall
      Quantity Surveyor: The Millbridge Group
      Arboriculturalist: John Cromar's Arboricultural Company Ltd.
      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
      Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

        20 February 2021

        MWA were approached in early 2019 to prepare proposals for a replacement rear extension with integrated landscape design and full internal refurbishment of this arts and crafts three storey family home situated within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead.

        Read more about the project here

        Size: 4,859 SQ.FT
        Client: Private
        Status: Construction
        Structural Engineer: Pringuer James Consulting Engineering
        M&E: Cundall
        Quantity Surveyor: The Millbridge Group
        Arboriculturalist: John Cromar's Arboricultural Company Ltd.
        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
        Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

        St John’s Wood House Granted Planning

        19 February 2021

        MWA have recently gained planning permission to substantially redevelop an historic 19th century villa within the St John’s Wood conservation area. The proposals include a timeless Portland stone extension, a passenger lift and new basement level with swimming pool, spa & gym suite. MWA’s scheme will sensitively deliver an uncompromised modern family dwelling within a prestigious part of London.

        Read more about the project here

        Size: 7,812 SQ.FT
        Client: Private
        Status: Planning
        Cost Consultant: The Millbridge Group
        Structural Engineer: Form SD
        Project Manager: Radcliffes
        Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
        Historical Consultant: Bidwells
        Swimming Pool Consultant: JetForm
        AV Consultant: Livewire Home Integration
        Lighting Consultant: Xavio Design
        Landscape Designer: Bowles and Wyer
        Main Contractor: LTS
        Local Authority: Westminster City Council
        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

          19 February 2021

          MWA have recently gained planning permission to substantially redevelop an historic 19th century villa within the St John’s Wood conservation area. The proposals include a timeless Portland stone extension, a passenger lift and new basement level with swimming pool, spa & gym suite. MWA’s scheme will sensitively deliver an uncompromised modern family dwelling within a prestigious part of London.

          Read more about the project here

          Size: 7,812 SQ.FT
          Client: Private
          Status: Planning
          Cost Consultant: The Millbridge Group
          Structural Engineer: Form SD
          Project Manager: Radcliffes
          Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
          Historical Consultant: Bidwells
          Swimming Pool Consultant: JetForm
          AV Consultant: Livewire Home Integration
          Lighting Consultant: Xavio Design
          Landscape Designer: Bowles and Wyer
          Main Contractor: LTS
          Local Authority: Westminster City Council
          Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

          MWA Submit Proposals to London Borough of Camden

          19 February 2021

          MW-A have been appointed to work on the office refurbishment of 27-28 Windmill Street. The building was constructed in the 1990’s and is located in the Charlotte Street Conservation area. The proposal includes a roof top extension and a new façade which takes inspiration from the adjacent listed building The Rising Sun Public house.

          Size: 9,976 SQ.FT
          Client: Private
          Status: Pre-Planning
          Heritage Consultant: Bidwells LLP
          Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
          Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
          Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

            19 February 2021

            MW-A have been appointed to work on the office refurbishment of 27-28 Windmill Street. The building was constructed in the 1990’s and is located in the Charlotte Street Conservation area. The proposal includes a roof top extension and a new façade which takes inspiration from the adjacent listed building The Rising Sun Public house.

            Size: 9,976 SQ.FT
            Client: Private
            Status: Pre-Planning
            Heritage Consultant: Bidwells LLP
            Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
            Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
            Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

            King's Cross Offices Near Completion

            19 February 2021

            Having recently achieved the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Target (aligning with our sustainability ethos) MWA are happy to see another project on the home straight with King’s Cross Road nearing completion.

            The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of innovation with regard to joining architecture and the environment together to deliver buildings which aid the well-being of their occupants and the wider urban context. With the current era of ‘working from home’ highlighting the need for nature and biodiversity in our lives, this project has seen the implementation of a huge internal planting scheme for the benefit of its occupants. The end result will stand testament to the project having such a courageous and dedicated client team. The development will complete in June.

            Read more about the project here

            Size: 9,400 SQ.FT
            Client: Sturgeon Capital
            Status: Construction
            Daylight & Sunlight: Malcolm Hollis
            Structural Engineer: Parmarbrook
            Services Engineer: Cundall
            Planning Consultant: Bidwells
            Building Control: Assent BC
            Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

              19 February 2021

              Having recently achieved the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Target (aligning with our sustainability ethos) MWA are happy to see another project on the home straight with King’s Cross Road nearing completion.

              The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of innovation with regard to joining architecture and the environment together to deliver buildings which aid the well-being of their occupants and the wider urban context. With the current era of ‘working from home’ highlighting the need for nature and biodiversity in our lives, this project has seen the implementation of a huge internal planting scheme for the benefit of its occupants. The end result will stand testament to the project having such a courageous and dedicated client team. The development will complete in June.

              Read more about the project here

              Size: 9,400 SQ.FT
              Client: Sturgeon Capital
              Status: Construction
              Daylight & Sunlight: Malcolm Hollis
              Structural Engineer: Parmarbrook
              Services Engineer: Cundall
              Planning Consultant: Bidwells
              Building Control: Assent BC
              Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

              Notting Hill House

              12 February 2021

              MWA are delighted be working with Marylebone based developer Euroterra Capital on the conversion of this prestigious building into 6no. super prime residential apartments.

              Currently measuring 5,900sqft in size, the six storey Queen Anne style townhouse will be the first in Euroterra’s “Limited Edition” portfolio. The Edwardian block is located adjacent to Hyde Park in the heart of Notting Hill.

              Size: 5,900 SQ.FT
              Client: Euroterra Captial
              Status: Planning
              Local Authority: Westminster City Council
              Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

                12 February 2021

                MWA are delighted be working with Marylebone based developer Euroterra Capital on the conversion of this prestigious building into 6no. super prime residential apartments.

                Currently measuring 5,900sqft in size, the six storey Queen Anne style townhouse will be the first in Euroterra’s “Limited Edition” portfolio. The Edwardian block is located adjacent to Hyde Park in the heart of Notting Hill.

                Size: 5,900 SQ.FT
                Client: Euroterra Captial
                Status: Planning
                Local Authority: Westminster City Council
                Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

                Elm Tree Road Family Home Starts on Site

                11 February 2021

                Works have commenced on site at this family home in St John’s Wood, adjacent to Lord’s Cricket Ground. Proposals include extensions at ground, first and second floor levels that rationalise and enhance the existing building, whilst uplifting the gross internal floor area by over 850sqft.

                Read more about the project here

                Size: 5,988 SQ.FT
                Client: Private
                Status: On Site
                Structural Engineer: Form SD
                M&E Engineer: David Stillman Associates
                Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
                Arboriculturalist: John Cromar Arboricultural Company
                Landscape Designer: James Holderness
                Approved Inspector: Salus
                Local Authority: Westminster City Council
                Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

                  11 February 2021

                  Works have commenced on site at this family home in St John’s Wood, adjacent to Lord’s Cricket Ground. Proposals include extensions at ground, first and second floor levels that rationalise and enhance the existing building, whilst uplifting the gross internal floor area by over 850sqft.

                  Read more about the project here

                  Size: 5,988 SQ.FT
                  Client: Private
                  Status: On Site
                  Structural Engineer: Form SD
                  M&E Engineer: David Stillman Associates
                  Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
                  Arboriculturalist: John Cromar Arboricultural Company
                  Landscape Designer: James Holderness
                  Approved Inspector: Salus
                  Local Authority: Westminster City Council
                  Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

                  Abbey Gardens Receives Planning Approval

                  10 February 2021

                  2021 has kicked off with a successful start following the recently approved full planning and listed building consent for the redevelopment of the Grade II Listed property at Abbey Gardens in St. John’s Wood.

                  The development proposals include extensive remodelling internally to refurbish the period property which dates from the mid-19th century, the replacement of an existing rear extension with a modern glazed addition and re-planning of the existing rear garden to introduce an external terrace along with tiered planters. Works will commence on site in Q2 2021.

                  Read more about the project here

                  Size: 2,554 sqft
                  Client: Private
                  Status: Planning/ Stage 3
                  M&E Engineer: Cundall
                  Structural Engineer: Form SD
                  Quantity Surveyor: Millbridge
                  Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                  Acoustic Consultant: Cundall
                  Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                  Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                    10 February 2021

                    2021 has kicked off with a successful start following the recently approved full planning and listed building consent for the redevelopment of the Grade II Listed property at Abbey Gardens in St. John’s Wood.

                    The development proposals include extensive remodelling internally to refurbish the period property which dates from the mid-19th century, the replacement of an existing rear extension with a modern glazed addition and re-planning of the existing rear garden to introduce an external terrace along with tiered planters. Works will commence on site in Q2 2021.

                    Read more about the project here

                    Size: 2,554 sqft
                    Client: Private
                    Status: Planning/ Stage 3
                    M&E Engineer: Cundall
                    Structural Engineer: Form SD
                    Quantity Surveyor: Millbridge
                    Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                    Acoustic Consultant: Cundall
                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                    Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                    Beach Front Residence

                    03 February 2021

                    MWA are preparing proposals for the redevelopment of a beach front property in Bournemouth. With its unique position on the coast of Bournemouth, the site offers panoramic views of the English Channel and beyond. A high quality building is proposed to replace the existing property which has been subject to unsympathetic alterations. Proposals consist of a new-build private dwelling and seek to restore the original hierarchy and grandeur of the existing building.

                    Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
                    Client: Private
                    Status: Pre-Planning
                    Project Manager: Radcliffes
                    Structural Engineer: Expedition
                    Cost Consultants: Wheeler Group
                    Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                    Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
                    Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.

                      03 February 2021

                      MWA are preparing proposals for the redevelopment of a beach front property in Bournemouth. With its unique position on the coast of Bournemouth, the site offers panoramic views of the English Channel and beyond. A high quality building is proposed to replace the existing property which has been subject to unsympathetic alterations. Proposals consist of a new-build private dwelling and seek to restore the original hierarchy and grandeur of the existing building.

                      Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
                      Client: Private
                      Status: Pre-Planning
                      Project Manager: Radcliffes
                      Structural Engineer: Expedition
                      Cost Consultants: Wheeler Group
                      Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                      Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
                      Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.

                      Final consultation ahead of care home planning submission

                      01 February 2021

                      Following the recent successes of One Welbeck Womens Health clinic in Marylebone, MWA are opening 2021 with a continued focus on the Healthcare sector. MWA are partnering with a Developer led team to deliver an 88no. bedroom care home facility in Fulham on a heritage site in close proximity to Putney Bridge Station. Discussions with officers at London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham are progressing well with a targeted date for submission in March 2021.

                      Read more about the project here

                      Size: 55,508 SQ.FT
                      Client: Private
                      Status: Planning
                      Transport: Iceni
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                      Local Authority: Hammersmith & Fulham

                        01 February 2021

                        Following the recent successes of One Welbeck Womens Health clinic in Marylebone, MWA are opening 2021 with a continued focus on the Healthcare sector. MWA are partnering with a Developer led team to deliver an 88no. bedroom care home facility in Fulham on a heritage site in close proximity to Putney Bridge Station. Discussions with officers at London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham are progressing well with a targeted date for submission in March 2021.

                        Read more about the project here

                        Size: 55,508 SQ.FT
                        Client: Private
                        Status: Planning
                        Transport: Iceni
                        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                        Local Authority: Hammersmith & Fulham

                        OneWelbeck Shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards!

                        27 January 2021

                        We are proud to announce that OneWelbeck Health Centre has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards in the Health category. The AJ Retrofit Awards which is run by The Architects' Journal, celebrates the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings.

                        Occupying a former office building, each floor of OneWelbeck was previously fit out to a CAT-A office specification, and required meticulous spatial planning and coordination of additional services to accommodate a change of use and the demands of a healthcare facility. Phase 1 & 2 of the development delivers 85,000 sqft over seven floors; providing centres for Digestive Health, Cardiology, Imaging, Diagnostics and Orthopaedics, Women’s Healthcare, an ENT suite and General Consulting spaces. Designed to be calm, personable and welcoming, the scheme focus’ on the patient experience, which has been carefully considered across all scales. From the spatial organisation and material palette, through to bespoke furniture, fabric selection and a curated collection of art; MWA offered an expansive design service with a high-attention to detail that allowed the project to transcend the stigma attached to clinical environments and elevate the client’s brand as they enter the UK market.

                        Read more about the project here

                          27 January 2021

                          We are proud to announce that OneWelbeck Health Centre has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards in the Health category. The AJ Retrofit Awards which is run by The Architects' Journal, celebrates the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings.

                          Occupying a former office building, each floor of OneWelbeck was previously fit out to a CAT-A office specification, and required meticulous spatial planning and coordination of additional services to accommodate a change of use and the demands of a healthcare facility. Phase 1 & 2 of the development delivers 85,000 sqft over seven floors; providing centres for Digestive Health, Cardiology, Imaging, Diagnostics and Orthopaedics, Women’s Healthcare, an ENT suite and General Consulting spaces. Designed to be calm, personable and welcoming, the scheme focus’ on the patient experience, which has been carefully considered across all scales. From the spatial organisation and material palette, through to bespoke furniture, fabric selection and a curated collection of art; MWA offered an expansive design service with a high-attention to detail that allowed the project to transcend the stigma attached to clinical environments and elevate the client’s brand as they enter the UK market.

                          Read more about the project here

                          We Are Hiring Project Architects

                          15 January 2021

                          MWA are starting 2021 with a number of exciting new commissions and we're looking for experienced project architects to join our growing team!

                          For full details, please click here

                          Applications should be sent to careers@mw-a.co.uk

                            15 January 2021

                            MWA are starting 2021 with a number of exciting new commissions and we're looking for experienced project architects to join our growing team!

                            For full details, please click here

                            Applications should be sent to careers@mw-a.co.uk

                            King's Cross Achieves BREEAM Excellent Rating

                            15 January 2021

                            MWA are extremely proud to announce that our new office development on King’s Cross Road has achieved BREEAM Excellent Rating. This aligns with the MWA wider sustainability ethos as we begin 2021.

                            The BREEAM Excellent Rating is awarded to the top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildings and exemplifies best practice performance levels in energy use, sustainability and architectural design.

                            The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of innovation with regard to joining architecture and the environment together to deliver buildings which aid the well-being of their occupants and the wider urban context.

                            Read more about the project here

                              15 January 2021

                              MWA are extremely proud to announce that our new office development on King’s Cross Road has achieved BREEAM Excellent Rating. This aligns with the MWA wider sustainability ethos as we begin 2021.

                              The BREEAM Excellent Rating is awarded to the top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildings and exemplifies best practice performance levels in energy use, sustainability and architectural design.

                              The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of innovation with regard to joining architecture and the environment together to deliver buildings which aid the well-being of their occupants and the wider urban context.

                              Read more about the project here

                              Sustainability 2021

                              08 January 2021

                              Continuing our ethos of sustainability, MWA has joined a growing list of signatures in becoming part of the ‘Architects Declare’ initiative, a declaration of a state of emergency for the world’s climate and biodiversity. As part of this declaration, MWA has committed to the Architects Declare ethos to:

                              • Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains.
                              • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this.
                              • Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of our industry’s success: demonstrated through awards, prizes and listings.
                              • Share knowledge and research to that end on an open-source basis.
                              • Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown and encourage our clients to adopt this approach.
                              • Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon-efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice

                              Read the full initiative on the website.

                                08 January 2021

                                Continuing our ethos of sustainability, MWA has joined a growing list of signatures in becoming part of the ‘Architects Declare’ initiative, a declaration of a state of emergency for the world’s climate and biodiversity. As part of this declaration, MWA has committed to the Architects Declare ethos to:

                                • Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains.
                                • Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this.
                                • Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of our industry’s success: demonstrated through awards, prizes and listings.
                                • Share knowledge and research to that end on an open-source basis.
                                • Evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown and encourage our clients to adopt this approach.
                                • Upgrade existing buildings for extended use as a more carbon-efficient alternative to demolition and new build whenever there is a viable choice

                                Read the full initiative on the website.

                                Female Frontier Awards 2020

                                17 December 2020

                                We are very pleased to announce that our female-led design team has been entered into the Female Frontier Awards 2020. This award recognises the skills and abilities of exceptional team working and individual skills of a female-led team. Lauren, Rawan, Paulina, Vanessa and Penny have worked collaboratively to deliver the OneWelbeck women's health clinic in Marylebone to an exemplary high standard, on-time and during one of the most testing times for the construction industry in recent history. The facility occupies all seven floors (plus basement) of a converted office building in Marylebone, with Phase 2 incorporating a Women’s Healthcare centre, and ENT (Ears Nose Throat) clinic.

                                The team embraced collaboration to share knowledge and design aspirations, whilst developing strong relationships to overcome project and real-world complexities.

                                Construction continued during the Covid-19 lockdown with measures that allowed the team to collaborate and monitor progress remotely. This was successful in ensuring the programme was delivered on time and allowed the project to incorporate temporary overflow facilities to help the NHS. We are very proud of our female-led design team and look forward to hearing the results next Spring.

                                  17 December 2020

                                  We are very pleased to announce that our female-led design team has been entered into the Female Frontier Awards 2020. This award recognises the skills and abilities of exceptional team working and individual skills of a female-led team. Lauren, Rawan, Paulina, Vanessa and Penny have worked collaboratively to deliver the OneWelbeck women's health clinic in Marylebone to an exemplary high standard, on-time and during one of the most testing times for the construction industry in recent history. The facility occupies all seven floors (plus basement) of a converted office building in Marylebone, with Phase 2 incorporating a Women’s Healthcare centre, and ENT (Ears Nose Throat) clinic.

                                  The team embraced collaboration to share knowledge and design aspirations, whilst developing strong relationships to overcome project and real-world complexities.

                                  Construction continued during the Covid-19 lockdown with measures that allowed the team to collaborate and monitor progress remotely. This was successful in ensuring the programme was delivered on time and allowed the project to incorporate temporary overflow facilities to help the NHS. We are very proud of our female-led design team and look forward to hearing the results next Spring.

                                  Hampstead Family Home Progresses on Site

                                  16 December 2020

                                  It is finally taking shape!

                                  MWA’s 2012 commission to design a landmark family home in Hampstead overlooking the west of Hampstead Heath commenced on site in late 2019 with groundworks due for completion in late 2020. This exciting new-build development is set into the steep incline of Hampstead Hill in the historical Garden Suburb of Hampstead and sits amongst a rich architectural heritage alongside some of London’s finest modernist houses by notable architects including Richard Meier, Norman Foster and Ernö Goldfinger.

                                  We have proposed a modern design solution for the home which is set over four floors, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and open-plan living spaces. We have utilised large expanses of glazing to take advantage of the scenic views over the Heath and to bring daylight deep into the rear of the plan. Planning Permission was initially granted by Camden in 2014 and since then, MWA have successfully obtained two further planning permissions, to suit the evolving requirements of the client. The project is due to complete in December 2021.

                                  The project team is Robert Douge, Tori MacCabe, Tim Blackwell and Sam Wood.

                                  Read more about the project here

                                    16 December 2020

                                    It is finally taking shape!

                                    MWA’s 2012 commission to design a landmark family home in Hampstead overlooking the west of Hampstead Heath commenced on site in late 2019 with groundworks due for completion in late 2020. This exciting new-build development is set into the steep incline of Hampstead Hill in the historical Garden Suburb of Hampstead and sits amongst a rich architectural heritage alongside some of London’s finest modernist houses by notable architects including Richard Meier, Norman Foster and Ernö Goldfinger.

                                    We have proposed a modern design solution for the home which is set over four floors, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and open-plan living spaces. We have utilised large expanses of glazing to take advantage of the scenic views over the Heath and to bring daylight deep into the rear of the plan. Planning Permission was initially granted by Camden in 2014 and since then, MWA have successfully obtained two further planning permissions, to suit the evolving requirements of the client. The project is due to complete in December 2021.

                                    The project team is Robert Douge, Tori MacCabe, Tim Blackwell and Sam Wood.

                                    Read more about the project here

                                    Kings Cross Offices Progress on Site

                                    16 December 2020

                                    After a productive 2020 on site, we are only three months away from completion on our exciting new-build industrial-styled commercial office development located at the heart of the newly developed King’s Cross Quarter.

                                    Following recent topping out and works to make the building watertight, we enter the home stretch of this exciting project which has been with us since 2016. The project will see the transformation of an old warehouse formerly housing a mirror workshop into a sustainable, adaptable and modern workspace.

                                    We have developed a striking industrial aesthetic for the project. The materiality, internally and externally, strike a rich tone for the architecture which is enhanced through the use of a daylight filled atrium. Natural light floods the new development from second floor right down to the new basement level, creating exciting work spaces.

                                    In addition to these works we have collaborated with the New York based Urban Farm designers, Kono Designs, to integrate a radical indoor farming scheme within the atrium and office spaces. Employees will be encouraged to maintain and harvest crops such as melons, blueberries, passion fruit & lemon trees enhancing air quality for the well-being and micro-environment of occupants

                                    Read more about the project here

                                      16 December 2020

                                      After a productive 2020 on site, we are only three months away from completion on our exciting new-build industrial-styled commercial office development located at the heart of the newly developed King’s Cross Quarter.

                                      Following recent topping out and works to make the building watertight, we enter the home stretch of this exciting project which has been with us since 2016. The project will see the transformation of an old warehouse formerly housing a mirror workshop into a sustainable, adaptable and modern workspace.

                                      We have developed a striking industrial aesthetic for the project. The materiality, internally and externally, strike a rich tone for the architecture which is enhanced through the use of a daylight filled atrium. Natural light floods the new development from second floor right down to the new basement level, creating exciting work spaces.

                                      In addition to these works we have collaborated with the New York based Urban Farm designers, Kono Designs, to integrate a radical indoor farming scheme within the atrium and office spaces. Employees will be encouraged to maintain and harvest crops such as melons, blueberries, passion fruit & lemon trees enhancing air quality for the well-being and micro-environment of occupants

                                      Read more about the project here

                                      New Heritage project on Abbey Gardens goes to Planning

                                      11 December 2020

                                      MWA have recently completed designs for a planning submission at Abbey Gardens in Saint John’s Wood.

                                      Proposals to refurbish the period property which dates from the mid-19th century include the replacement of an existing rear extension with a modern glazed addition, re-planning of the existing rear garden to introduce an external terrace and tiered planters along with extensive remodelling internally to refurbish the property. Works will commence on site in Q2 2021.

                                      Size: 2,554 sqft
                                      Client: Private
                                      Status: Planning/ Stage 3
                                      M&E Engineer: Cundall
                                      Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                      Quantity Surveyor: Abakus
                                      Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                                      Acoustic Consultant: RBA Acoustics
                                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                      Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                        11 December 2020

                                        MWA have recently completed designs for a planning submission at Abbey Gardens in Saint John’s Wood.

                                        Proposals to refurbish the period property which dates from the mid-19th century include the replacement of an existing rear extension with a modern glazed addition, re-planning of the existing rear garden to introduce an external terrace and tiered planters along with extensive remodelling internally to refurbish the property. Works will commence on site in Q2 2021.

                                        Size: 2,554 sqft
                                        Client: Private
                                        Status: Planning/ Stage 3
                                        M&E Engineer: Cundall
                                        Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                        Quantity Surveyor: Abakus
                                        Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                                        Acoustic Consultant: RBA Acoustics
                                        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                        Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                        50 London Road Gains Planning Consent

                                        11 December 2020

                                        MWA’s proposal for 50 London Road has been granted planning permission by Hounslow Council.

                                        The site is located close to Brentford Town centre and has an important position mediating between the town centre and a largely residential area to the west. The design process involved two years of consultation with a number of stakeholders including Brentford Community Council.

                                        The application includes 69 residential units and 3,700 sqft of B1 office space, it was granted planning permission unanimously by committee. The scheme delivers a mixture of private and affordable housing, high quality architecture and increased green amenity space. The design was driven by an in-depth analysis of the local area. The proposal responds sensitively to the surrounding existing buildings with three separate blocks rising in height to 7 storeys. The colour palette of the façade draws inspiration from the Mulberry orchards that once occupied site.

                                        Read more about the project here

                                          11 December 2020

                                          MWA’s proposal for 50 London Road has been granted planning permission by Hounslow Council.

                                          The site is located close to Brentford Town centre and has an important position mediating between the town centre and a largely residential area to the west. The design process involved two years of consultation with a number of stakeholders including Brentford Community Council.

                                          The application includes 69 residential units and 3,700 sqft of B1 office space, it was granted planning permission unanimously by committee. The scheme delivers a mixture of private and affordable housing, high quality architecture and increased green amenity space. The design was driven by an in-depth analysis of the local area. The proposal responds sensitively to the surrounding existing buildings with three separate blocks rising in height to 7 storeys. The colour palette of the façade draws inspiration from the Mulberry orchards that once occupied site.

                                          Read more about the project here

                                          Congratulations to Megan on Becoming an Associate

                                          08 December 2020

                                          MWA are delighted to announce that Megan White has become an associate. Megan joined MWA in 2015 after graduating with distinction from Queen’s University in Belfast. During her time at MWA Megan has proven to be a key member of the team. Megan’s promotion is well deserved and earned through her extensive experience in project running and her team player mindset. Megan has been instrumental to the delivery of recent projects, Broadhurst Gardens, Clifton Hill, Bracknell Gardens and Springfield Road. Megan has a passion for heritage and recently undertook the RIBA Conservation course. We are delighted to welcome Megan to the management team and anticipate her continued success here at MWA.

                                            08 December 2020

                                            MWA are delighted to announce that Megan White has become an associate. Megan joined MWA in 2015 after graduating with distinction from Queen’s University in Belfast. During her time at MWA Megan has proven to be a key member of the team. Megan’s promotion is well deserved and earned through her extensive experience in project running and her team player mindset. Megan has been instrumental to the delivery of recent projects, Broadhurst Gardens, Clifton Hill, Bracknell Gardens and Springfield Road. Megan has a passion for heritage and recently undertook the RIBA Conservation course. We are delighted to welcome Megan to the management team and anticipate her continued success here at MWA.

                                            Clifton Hill House Gets Planning Consent

                                            02 December 2020

                                            MWA’s proposal has been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council. The application property is within the St Johns Wood Conservation Area and includes a rear extension clad in natural stone with contemporary finishes throughout the extensive refurbishment of this semi-detached family home.

                                            Size: 3,251 sqft
                                            Client: Private
                                            Status: Planning/Stage 3
                                            M&E Engineer: DSA Engineers
                                            Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                            Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                            Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                              02 December 2020

                                              MWA’s proposal has been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council. The application property is within the St Johns Wood Conservation Area and includes a rear extension clad in natural stone with contemporary finishes throughout the extensive refurbishment of this semi-detached family home.

                                              Size: 3,251 sqft
                                              Client: Private
                                              Status: Planning/Stage 3
                                              M&E Engineer: DSA Engineers
                                              Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                              Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                              Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                              Maria presents her nominated RIBA Silver medal project

                                              02 December 2020

                                              This week’s townhall presentation was given by Maria, a recent graduate from Bath University who has been nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal for her masterplan project on the city of Zagreb, Croatia. The masterplan explores an alternative future for Zagreb, putting ecological and urban regeneration as well as a holistic approach to sustainability at the forefront of the design.

                                              Our weekly company wide townhall meeting provides an opportunity to come together, catch up and discuss a wide variety of topics. Well done Maria on your nomination and we look forward to the results.

                                                02 December 2020

                                                This week’s townhall presentation was given by Maria, a recent graduate from Bath University who has been nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal for her masterplan project on the city of Zagreb, Croatia. The masterplan explores an alternative future for Zagreb, putting ecological and urban regeneration as well as a holistic approach to sustainability at the forefront of the design.

                                                Our weekly company wide townhall meeting provides an opportunity to come together, catch up and discuss a wide variety of topics. Well done Maria on your nomination and we look forward to the results.

                                                Clifton Hill House Nears Completion

                                                25 November 2020

                                                The extensive refurbishment of this grade II listed detached property on Clifton Hill will complete in December 2020. Proposals include a side extension; construction of a new basement; and extensive refurbishment throughout. Finishes such as marble, feature tiled floors and timber have been used to create a bespoke family home that is contemporary and vibrant.

                                                Read more about the project here

                                                Size: 3,725 sq ft SQ.FT
                                                Client: Private
                                                Status: Construction
                                                Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                                M&E Engineer: Cundall
                                                Quantity Surveyor: The Millbridge Group
                                                Party Wall Surveyor: TT Surveyors
                                                Building Control: Salus Approved Inspectors
                                                CDM Advisor: Goddard Consulting
                                                Kitchen Designer: Smallbone of Devizes

                                                  25 November 2020

                                                  The extensive refurbishment of this grade II listed detached property on Clifton Hill will complete in December 2020. Proposals include a side extension; construction of a new basement; and extensive refurbishment throughout. Finishes such as marble, feature tiled floors and timber have been used to create a bespoke family home that is contemporary and vibrant.

                                                  Read more about the project here

                                                  Size: 3,725 sq ft SQ.FT
                                                  Client: Private
                                                  Status: Construction
                                                  Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                                  M&E Engineer: Cundall
                                                  Quantity Surveyor: The Millbridge Group
                                                  Party Wall Surveyor: TT Surveyors
                                                  Building Control: Salus Approved Inspectors
                                                  CDM Advisor: Goddard Consulting
                                                  Kitchen Designer: Smallbone of Devizes

                                                  Great James Street

                                                  18 November 2020

                                                  MWA have the privilege to be developing proposals for the conversion and restoration of three Grade II* listed properties on Great James Street, WC1; making it five projects the practice has now worked on along this historic street and esteemed pocket of London.

                                                  Each of the properties form part of an early Georgian terrace, constructed in 1720 by the lawyer-come-developer John Metcalfe and have a rich history of housing craftsmen, surveyors, and master builders. The original interiors to each of these buildings remain wholly intact, although they have suffered neglect during their use as offices during the late C20th. MWA are excited to return each of the buildings to their original use and reinstate the detail and craftsmanship they once boasted.

                                                    18 November 2020

                                                    MWA have the privilege to be developing proposals for the conversion and restoration of three Grade II* listed properties on Great James Street, WC1; making it five projects the practice has now worked on along this historic street and esteemed pocket of London.

                                                    Each of the properties form part of an early Georgian terrace, constructed in 1720 by the lawyer-come-developer John Metcalfe and have a rich history of housing craftsmen, surveyors, and master builders. The original interiors to each of these buildings remain wholly intact, although they have suffered neglect during their use as offices during the late C20th. MWA are excited to return each of the buildings to their original use and reinstate the detail and craftsmanship they once boasted.