Congratulations To Tim On Becoming An Associate Director

23 June 2021

MWA are pleased to announce that Tim Blackwell has become an Associate Director.

Tim joined MWA in 2011 after he qualified from University College Dublin in 2009 after previously studying at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and gained extensive educational, residential and commercial experience in Ireland. Tim became an Associate in 2016 and since then has played a key role in the management team at MWA leading many complex developments from inception to completion across all design stages.

Landscaping and sustainable design are driving aspects of Tim’s approach to architecture having grown up in the Irish countryside. Through projects such as Kings Cross Road, he has delivered high quality and truly sustainable architecture which look to bring natural habitat back to our urban environment and improve the quality of our built environment internally and externally.

Tim has worked across a wide range of sectors, leading a mix of large scale commercial, healthcare, heritage and residential projects including Grade I Listed Diorama, Grade II Listed Westminster House, Kings Cross Road, Hurlingham Road, Bartholomew Place, Fulham Care Home, Brentford Delivery Office, and William Court. We are delighted for Tim and anticipate his continued success here at MWA.

    23 June 2021

    MWA are pleased to announce that Tim Blackwell has become an Associate Director.

    Tim joined MWA in 2011 after he qualified from University College Dublin in 2009 after previously studying at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and gained extensive educational, residential and commercial experience in Ireland. Tim became an Associate in 2016 and since then has played a key role in the management team at MWA leading many complex developments from inception to completion across all design stages.

    Landscaping and sustainable design are driving aspects of Tim’s approach to architecture having grown up in the Irish countryside. Through projects such as Kings Cross Road, he has delivered high quality and truly sustainable architecture which look to bring natural habitat back to our urban environment and improve the quality of our built environment internally and externally.

    Tim has worked across a wide range of sectors, leading a mix of large scale commercial, healthcare, heritage and residential projects including Grade I Listed Diorama, Grade II Listed Westminster House, Kings Cross Road, Hurlingham Road, Bartholomew Place, Fulham Care Home, Brentford Delivery Office, and William Court. We are delighted for Tim and anticipate his continued success here at MWA.

    Eastcastle Street Gains Full Planning Permission!

    16 June 2021

    MWA’s proposals for 34-37 Eastcastle Street has been granted full planning permission by Westminster City Council. Set over 8 floors (including double basement), the new-build development proposes to rejuvenate the street front along Eastcastle Street in Fitzrovia and introduces more than 20,300 sqft of office space. The scheme delivers a variety of use-classes, high-quality architecture and increased green amenity space for the site. Driven by the historical local development in the East Marylebone Conservation Area, the proposal responds sensitively to the surrounding existing buildings and retains the language of the three separate facades. We are very pleased to announce that planning permission was secured under delegated powers with no objections.

    Read more about the project here

    Size: 31,108 SQ.FT
    Client: Northern & Midland Holdings Ltd
    Status: Planning
    Planning Consultant: Savills Ltd.
    Cost Consultant: Quartz Project Services
    Project Manager: Quartz Project Services
    Structural Engineer: Heyne Tillet Steel Ltd.
    Daylight/ Sunlight Surveyor: Point 2 Surveyors Ltd.
    Rights to Light Consultant: Point 2 Surveyors Ltd.
    Heritage: Donald Insall Associates Ltd.
    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
    Local Authority: Westminster City Council

      16 June 2021

      MWA’s proposals for 34-37 Eastcastle Street has been granted full planning permission by Westminster City Council. Set over 8 floors (including double basement), the new-build development proposes to rejuvenate the street front along Eastcastle Street in Fitzrovia and introduces more than 20,300 sqft of office space. The scheme delivers a variety of use-classes, high-quality architecture and increased green amenity space for the site. Driven by the historical local development in the East Marylebone Conservation Area, the proposal responds sensitively to the surrounding existing buildings and retains the language of the three separate facades. We are very pleased to announce that planning permission was secured under delegated powers with no objections.

      Read more about the project here

      Size: 31,108 SQ.FT
      Client: Northern & Midland Holdings Ltd
      Status: Planning
      Planning Consultant: Savills Ltd.
      Cost Consultant: Quartz Project Services
      Project Manager: Quartz Project Services
      Structural Engineer: Heyne Tillet Steel Ltd.
      Daylight/ Sunlight Surveyor: Point 2 Surveyors Ltd.
      Rights to Light Consultant: Point 2 Surveyors Ltd.
      Heritage: Donald Insall Associates Ltd.
      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
      Local Authority: Westminster City Council

      King's Cross Offices Reaches Practical Completion

      16 June 2021

      After being approached in early 2016 to prepare proposals for a new-build office space in King’s Cross, MWA are happy to see another project reach practical completion. The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of 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 will see 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 internal planting fit-out will complete in July.

      Read more about the project here

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

        16 June 2021

        After being approached in early 2016 to prepare proposals for a new-build office space in King’s Cross, MWA are happy to see another project reach practical completion. The project has been an important test case for MWA in the integration of 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 will see 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 internal planting fit-out will complete in July.

        Read more about the project here

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

        Beach Front Residence Commences Developed Design

        14 June 2021

        MWA are developing designs for a new-build beach front family home on the coast of Bournemouth. MWA has proposed to replace the existing property which has been subject to unsympathetic alterations with a new high quality dwelling that seeks to restore the site’s original hierarchy and grandeur. Designs include a grand light-filled central atrium stair; a master suite that overlooks the English Channel; and a unique perforated shutter system as a contemporary response to the vernacular of the Boscombe Manor Conservation Area.

        Read more about the project here

        Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
        Client: Private
        Status: Stage 3
        Project Manager: Radcliffes
        Structural Engineer: Expedition
        Cost Consultant: Wheeler Group
        Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
        Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
        Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
        Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

          14 June 2021

          MWA are developing designs for a new-build beach front family home on the coast of Bournemouth. MWA has proposed to replace the existing property which has been subject to unsympathetic alterations with a new high quality dwelling that seeks to restore the site’s original hierarchy and grandeur. Designs include a grand light-filled central atrium stair; a master suite that overlooks the English Channel; and a unique perforated shutter system as a contemporary response to the vernacular of the Boscombe Manor Conservation Area.

          Read more about the project here

          Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
          Client: Private
          Status: Stage 3
          Project Manager: Radcliffes
          Structural Engineer: Expedition
          Cost Consultant: Wheeler Group
          Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
          Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
          Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
          Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
          Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

          Aldous Huxley's Former Residence Reaches Practical Completion

          02 June 2021

          After being approached in early 2019 to prepare proposals for a replacement rear extension, full internal refurbishment and integrated landscape design, this three storey arts and crafts property has now reached practical completion. The family home is located within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead and features contemporary finishes throughout including brushed nickel metalwork, bespoke mosaic bathroom floors, contrasting White Thassos marble and Cumbria stone, and large format herringbone. We are delighted to have completed another outstanding property in the Hampstead area.

          Read more about the project here

          Size: 4,859 SQ.FT
          Client: Private
          Status: Complete
          Contractor: New Wave
          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

            02 June 2021

            After being approached in early 2019 to prepare proposals for a replacement rear extension, full internal refurbishment and integrated landscape design, this three storey arts and crafts property has now reached practical completion. The family home is located within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead and features contemporary finishes throughout including brushed nickel metalwork, bespoke mosaic bathroom floors, contrasting White Thassos marble and Cumbria stone, and large format herringbone. We are delighted to have completed another outstanding property in the Hampstead area.

            Read more about the project here

            Size: 4,859 SQ.FT
            Client: Private
            Status: Complete
            Contractor: New Wave
            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

            Hampstead House Progresses on Site

            25 May 2021

            Works continue to progress on site at Hampstead House, MWA’s 2012 commission to design a landmark family home in Hampstead overlooking the west of Hampstead Heath. 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.

            Read more about the project here

              25 May 2021

              Works continue to progress on site at Hampstead House, MWA’s 2012 commission to design a landmark family home in Hampstead overlooking the west of Hampstead Heath. 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.

              Read more about the project here

              Congratulations to Lauren on becoming Head of Interiors

              29 April 2021

              We are pleased to announce that Lauren Green is MWA’s Head of Interiors. Lauren joined MWA in 2016 and obtained her RIBA Part III in 2017. Since then, Lauren has worked as a Project Architect and Interior Designer for MWA on projects including One Welbeck, Hampstead House and Regent’s Park House.

              Lauren’s own interests in design and fashion along with her eye for detail and ability to deliver a vision, have meant that this role has come naturally to her. Lauren’s approach is to work closely to understand the client’s desires, whilst ensuring the design is contemporary, practical and always beautiful. We are delighted for Lauren and look forward to her continued success at MWA, both as a Project Architect and Head of Interiors.

                29 April 2021

                We are pleased to announce that Lauren Green is MWA’s Head of Interiors. Lauren joined MWA in 2016 and obtained her RIBA Part III in 2017. Since then, Lauren has worked as a Project Architect and Interior Designer for MWA on projects including One Welbeck, Hampstead House and Regent’s Park House.

                Lauren’s own interests in design and fashion along with her eye for detail and ability to deliver a vision, have meant that this role has come naturally to her. Lauren’s approach is to work closely to understand the client’s desires, whilst ensuring the design is contemporary, practical and always beautiful. We are delighted for Lauren and look forward to her continued success at MWA, both as a Project Architect and Head of Interiors.

                Hampstead Houses

                28 April 2021

                MWA are preparing designs for the demolition and re-build of two adjacent properties within the Hampstead Conservation Area. The two existing buildings were built in the 1960s, with the larger house being significantly altered over the last 40 years. Neither of the properties contribute to the character of the conservation area.

                MWA is proposing to replace the existing dwellings with energy-efficient designs that reflect the architectural character of the Hampstead Conservation Area and respond to the context of the site. The designs are driven by the use of local materials, realignment with neighbouring buildings and careful scale and massing.

                Size: 15,748 SQ.FT
                Client: Private
                Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                  28 April 2021

                  MWA are preparing designs for the demolition and re-build of two adjacent properties within the Hampstead Conservation Area. The two existing buildings were built in the 1960s, with the larger house being significantly altered over the last 40 years. Neither of the properties contribute to the character of the conservation area.

                  MWA is proposing to replace the existing dwellings with energy-efficient designs that reflect the architectural character of the Hampstead Conservation Area and respond to the context of the site. The designs are driven by the use of local materials, realignment with neighbouring buildings and careful scale and massing.

                  Size: 15,748 SQ.FT
                  Client: Private
                  Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                  Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                  Primrose Hill Residence

                  28 April 2021

                  MWA is preparing designs for a property located at Wadham Gardens, within the Elsworthy Conservation Area of the London Borough of Camden. The area comprises generously laid-out streets that centre around a “tear-drop” shape developed by William Willett (British builder and proponent of British Summer Time) on the land between Primrose Hill and the surrounding streets in the early 20th century.

                  MWA’s proposals include a full renovation of the property, including a basement with a 20m swimming pool and gym, side and rear extensions, six bedroom suites and landscaping works.

                  Size: 8,439 SQ.FT
                  Client: Private
                  Status: First Thoughts
                  Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                  Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                    28 April 2021

                    MWA is preparing designs for a property located at Wadham Gardens, within the Elsworthy Conservation Area of the London Borough of Camden. The area comprises generously laid-out streets that centre around a “tear-drop” shape developed by William Willett (British builder and proponent of British Summer Time) on the land between Primrose Hill and the surrounding streets in the early 20th century.

                    MWA’s proposals include a full renovation of the property, including a basement with a 20m swimming pool and gym, side and rear extensions, six bedroom suites and landscaping works.

                    Size: 8,439 SQ.FT
                    Client: Private
                    Status: First Thoughts
                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                    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.
                    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                      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.
                      Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                      Beach Front Residence Submitted for Planning

                      07 April 2021

                      MWA have submitted proposals to Bournemouth Borough Council for the redevelopment of a beach front property. 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.

                      Read more about the project here

                      Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
                      Client: Private
                      Status: Planning
                      Project Manager: Radcliffes
                      Structural Engineer: Expedition
                      Cost Consultant: Wheeler Group
                      Heritage Consultant:Bidwells
                      Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
                      Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                      Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

                        07 April 2021

                        MWA have submitted proposals to Bournemouth Borough Council for the redevelopment of a beach front property. 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.

                        Read more about the project here

                        Size: 11,300 SQ.FT
                        Client: Private
                        Status: Planning
                        Project Manager: Radcliffes
                        Structural Engineer: Expedition
                        Cost Consultant: Wheeler Group
                        Heritage Consultant:Bidwells
                        Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Malcolm Hollis
                        Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                        Local Authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

                        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.