MWA prepare a pre-planning application for a family home at Pilgrim’s Lane

14 January 2022

MWA have prepared proposals for the renovation and extension of a family home located within the Hampstead Conservation Area. The site is situated within a diverse vernacular which has developed largely in the Victorian era and 20th century. The existing building is arranged over four floors and is currently divided into two units. MWA’s proposal includes converting the property into a single dwelling, new double and single storey side extensions and a basement complete with a gym and swimming pool.

The proposal sympathises with the existing building’s character and vertical rhythm while rationalising the fenestration across the front and rear elevations. The proposed design reinstates the original corner of the property by introducing a gap with the neighbouring house. A local material palette of red brickwork, red pantiles and deep timber reveals is proposed to enhance the Arts and Crafts character of the property with a contemporary approach.

Client: Private
Size: 7,651 sqft
Status: Pre-planning
Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

    14 January 2022

    MWA have prepared proposals for the renovation and extension of a family home located within the Hampstead Conservation Area. The site is situated within a diverse vernacular which has developed largely in the Victorian era and 20th century. The existing building is arranged over four floors and is currently divided into two units. MWA’s proposal includes converting the property into a single dwelling, new double and single storey side extensions and a basement complete with a gym and swimming pool.

    The proposal sympathises with the existing building’s character and vertical rhythm while rationalising the fenestration across the front and rear elevations. The proposed design reinstates the original corner of the property by introducing a gap with the neighbouring house. A local material palette of red brickwork, red pantiles and deep timber reveals is proposed to enhance the Arts and Crafts character of the property with a contemporary approach.

    Client: Private
    Size: 7,651 sqft
    Status: Pre-planning
    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

    St John's Wood House gains planning permission

    13 January 2022

    We are delighted that our proposal for a substantial basement extension and full refurbishment of a family home in St John’s Wood has been granted planning approval by Westminster City Council. 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

      13 January 2022

      We are delighted that our proposal for a substantial basement extension and full refurbishment of a family home in St John’s Wood has been granted planning approval by Westminster City Council. 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

      Regent's Park family home starts on site

      12 January 2022

      Works have commenced on the fifth John Nash designed, Grade I listed property we have undertaken in the last year. The project looks to modernise the property to suit our client's lifestyle with a full internal refurbishment including a new master suite, spa, gym and paved terrace. Practical completion is estimated to be February 2023.

      Size: 4,635 SQ.FT
      Client: Private
      Status: On Site
      Structural Engineer: Form-SD
      Services Engineer: Cundall
      Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
      Building Control: Assent BC
      Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

        12 January 2022

        Works have commenced on the fifth John Nash designed, Grade I listed property we have undertaken in the last year. The project looks to modernise the property to suit our client's lifestyle with a full internal refurbishment including a new master suite, spa, gym and paved terrace. Practical completion is estimated to be February 2023.

        Size: 4,635 SQ.FT
        Client: Private
        Status: On Site
        Structural Engineer: Form-SD
        Services Engineer: Cundall
        Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
        Building Control: Assent BC
        Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

        MWA submits pre-planning for a 13,000 sqft Edwardian villa in Hampstead

        12 January 2022

        MWA has been appointed on an exciting new residential project located within the Reddington and Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead. The property is an Edwardian villa built in the early 20th century. The existing building is arranged over four floor levels and is currently divided into two units. MWA’s proposal includes re-converting the property back into a single dwelling, a new double-storey side extension and basement complete with a gym and 12m swimming pool.

        The proposed design responds to the vernacular of the conservation area with a material palette of red brick, oxblood tiles and natural stone. The use of local materials supports local trade, celebrates local craftsmanship, and affords the most sustainable solution. We are looking forward to progressing to the next stage of this project.

        Client: Private
        Size: 12,531 sqft
        Status: Pre-planning
        Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
        Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

          12 January 2022

          MWA has been appointed on an exciting new residential project located within the Reddington and Frognal Conservation Area in Hampstead. The property is an Edwardian villa built in the early 20th century. The existing building is arranged over four floor levels and is currently divided into two units. MWA’s proposal includes re-converting the property back into a single dwelling, a new double-storey side extension and basement complete with a gym and 12m swimming pool.

          The proposed design responds to the vernacular of the conservation area with a material palette of red brick, oxblood tiles and natural stone. The use of local materials supports local trade, celebrates local craftsmanship, and affords the most sustainable solution. We are looking forward to progressing to the next stage of this project.

          Client: Private
          Size: 12,531 sqft
          Status: Pre-planning
          Local Authority: London Borough of Camden
          Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

          H. G. Wells former residence granted planning consent

          12 January 2022

          We are pleased to have recently gained planning permission for another project which forms part of a Grade I listed John Nash terrace in the prestigious Regent’s Park Conservation Area. The property has a rich history and was formerly the home of science fiction novelist H.G. Wells.

          We are working closely with the local planning authority to create a contemporary family home for our Clients, whilst ensuring that the heritage asset is preserved and improved. Proposals include sensitive internal alterations to accommodate a new study, gym, kitchen and breakfast area, along with an exciting new glazed rear extension designed to enhance and reveal the historical features and appearance of the existing property.

          Location: Regent's Park, London
          Local Authority: Westminster City Council
          Client: Private
          Size: 5,964 sqft
          Status: Planning
          Structural Engineer: PJCE
          Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
          Planning Consultant: Savills
          M&E Engineer: Cundall
          Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
          Landscape Designer: James Holderness Landscape Design
          Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

            12 January 2022

            We are pleased to have recently gained planning permission for another project which forms part of a Grade I listed John Nash terrace in the prestigious Regent’s Park Conservation Area. The property has a rich history and was formerly the home of science fiction novelist H.G. Wells.

            We are working closely with the local planning authority to create a contemporary family home for our Clients, whilst ensuring that the heritage asset is preserved and improved. Proposals include sensitive internal alterations to accommodate a new study, gym, kitchen and breakfast area, along with an exciting new glazed rear extension designed to enhance and reveal the historical features and appearance of the existing property.

            Location: Regent's Park, London
            Local Authority: Westminster City Council
            Client: Private
            Size: 5,964 sqft
            Status: Planning
            Structural Engineer: PJCE
            Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
            Planning Consultant: Savills
            M&E Engineer: Cundall
            Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
            Landscape Designer: James Holderness Landscape Design
            Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

            Archway Campus Competition

            11 January 2022

            MWA were asked to prepare designs for a 300,000 sqft masterplan for the Archway Campus site in the London Borough of Islington.

            The site has served as a workhouse infirmary, NHS hospital and a university campus. The Holborn Union Building was constructed between 1877-79 as the Holborn and Finsbury Union Workhouse Infirmary and was designed by Henry Saxon Snell & Sons. The Holborn Union infirmary is locally listed and the site is designated as its own conservation area. Archway Campus presents a unique development opportunity within the London Borough of Islington with a potential for several uses on site – including residential, student and commercial.

            The site sits at the pivot point of three distinct character areas, which have informed the design and mix of uses of MWA’s proposals. The proposed scheme aims to restore the historical context to the original architects vision. Research into the geometry and scale of Henry Saxon Snell’s designs presents an opportunity to re-establish the original grid and reinstate historic gardens. The proposal sits within a central cluster of built towers in Archway, responding to surrounding building heights. By raising the southern building we create a key public realm intersection which allows for permeability across the site to Highgate Hill and Archway Road.

            Client: Private
            Size: 300,000 sqft
            Status: Competition
            Local Authority: London Borough of Islington
            Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

              11 January 2022

              MWA were asked to prepare designs for a 300,000 sqft masterplan for the Archway Campus site in the London Borough of Islington.

              The site has served as a workhouse infirmary, NHS hospital and a university campus. The Holborn Union Building was constructed between 1877-79 as the Holborn and Finsbury Union Workhouse Infirmary and was designed by Henry Saxon Snell & Sons. The Holborn Union infirmary is locally listed and the site is designated as its own conservation area. Archway Campus presents a unique development opportunity within the London Borough of Islington with a potential for several uses on site – including residential, student and commercial.

              The site sits at the pivot point of three distinct character areas, which have informed the design and mix of uses of MWA’s proposals. The proposed scheme aims to restore the historical context to the original architects vision. Research into the geometry and scale of Henry Saxon Snell’s designs presents an opportunity to re-establish the original grid and reinstate historic gardens. The proposal sits within a central cluster of built towers in Archway, responding to surrounding building heights. By raising the southern building we create a key public realm intersection which allows for permeability across the site to Highgate Hill and Archway Road.

              Client: Private
              Size: 300,000 sqft
              Status: Competition
              Local Authority: London Borough of Islington
              Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects

              MWA submit planning application for office redevelopment in Clerkenwell

              07 January 2022

              MWA are preparing a planning application for the redevelopment of an office building in the Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area within the London Borough of Islington. The Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area is significant as it is Islington's oldest conservation area, with many buildings dating back to medieval times. The existing building was constructed in the 1930’s and is a good example of a light industrial building typical of the area. The building has suffered from a number of unsympathetic extensions over its lifetime.

              MWA's proposals look to consolidate and de-clutter the various extensions and infills that the building has sustained over the last 70 years by considering the properties' proportions and existing grid formed by fenestration and details. The property is made up of two buildings from basement, ground and five upper floors. Proposals look to remove non-original extensions and build a facsimile fourth floor, with an additional fifth floor setback, terrace and plant room enclosure.

              Size: 14,253 sqft
              Client: Private
              Status: Planning
              Local Authority: London Borough of Islington

                07 January 2022

                MWA are preparing a planning application for the redevelopment of an office building in the Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area within the London Borough of Islington. The Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area is significant as it is Islington's oldest conservation area, with many buildings dating back to medieval times. The existing building was constructed in the 1930’s and is a good example of a light industrial building typical of the area. The building has suffered from a number of unsympathetic extensions over its lifetime.

                MWA's proposals look to consolidate and de-clutter the various extensions and infills that the building has sustained over the last 70 years by considering the properties' proportions and existing grid formed by fenestration and details. The property is made up of two buildings from basement, ground and five upper floors. Proposals look to remove non-original extensions and build a facsimile fourth floor, with an additional fifth floor setback, terrace and plant room enclosure.

                Size: 14,253 sqft
                Client: Private
                Status: Planning
                Local Authority: London Borough of Islington

                Shortlisted for Dezeen’s Visualisation of the Year Award

                13 September 2021

                MWA have been shortlisted in Dezeen’s Visualisation of the Year Award! Our images have been selected from over 4,700 entries from 87 countries.

                MWA have a talented in-house visualisation team that creatively produces 3D models and CGIs as part of our work. The precise representation of form, materials, furniture and even artwork is an integral part of how we design which allows our Clients to visualise our proposals with clarity in three dimensions allowing them to inhabit the scheme from the outset of the design process.

                We look forward to the final awards announcement in November and well done to our Visualisation Team lead by our Head of Visual Design Rawan.

                  13 September 2021

                  MWA have been shortlisted in Dezeen’s Visualisation of the Year Award! Our images have been selected from over 4,700 entries from 87 countries.

                  MWA have a talented in-house visualisation team that creatively produces 3D models and CGIs as part of our work. The precise representation of form, materials, furniture and even artwork is an integral part of how we design which allows our Clients to visualise our proposals with clarity in three dimensions allowing them to inhabit the scheme from the outset of the design process.

                  We look forward to the final awards announcement in November and well done to our Visualisation Team lead by our Head of Visual Design Rawan.

                  We Are Hiring!

                  24 August 2021

                  MWA have a number of exciting new commissions and we are looking to grow our team! We are looking to hire a Project Architect, Part II Architectural Assistant, and Studio Coordinator.

                  For full details of the Project Architect role, please click here

                  For full details of the Part II role, please click here

                  For full details of the Studio Coordinator role, please click here

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

                    24 August 2021

                    MWA have a number of exciting new commissions and we are looking to grow our team! We are looking to hire a Project Architect, Part II Architectural Assistant, and Studio Coordinator.

                    For full details of the Project Architect role, please click here

                    For full details of the Part II role, please click here

                    For full details of the Studio Coordinator role, please click here

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

                    Plantworks Opens Its Doors

                    17 August 2021

                    Following the successful installation of a unique internal planting scheme including fennel, strawberries, raspberries and an extensive herb garden, Plantworks has finally opened its doors. We are excited to see the ‘first of its kind’ urban farm move from a local nursery to its new home in the heart of King’s Cross. Fresh produce is already thriving at the premises ready for office staff to tend to.

                    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

                    17 August 2021

                    Following the successful installation of a unique internal planting scheme including fennel, strawberries, raspberries and an extensive herb garden, Plantworks has finally opened its doors. We are excited to see the ‘first of its kind’ urban farm move from a local nursery to its new home in the heart of King’s Cross. Fresh produce is already thriving at the premises ready for office staff to tend to.

                    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

                    King's Cross Offices Reaches Practical Completion

                    10 August 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

                    10 August 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

                    Designs Commenced for Regent's Park Family Home

                    14 July 2021

                    MWA are delighted to be working on another project which forms part of a Grade I Listed John Nash terrace in the prestigious Regent’s Park Conservation Area. The property has a rich history and was formerly the home of science fiction novelist H.G. Wells. This is the fifth property to be undertaken by MWA on Regent’s Park in the past two years.

                    We are working closely with the local planning authority to create a contemporary family home for our Clients, whilst ensuring that the heritage asset is preserved and improved. Proposals include sensitive internal alterations to accommodate a new study, gym, kitchen and breakfast area, along with an exciting new glazed rear extension designed to enhance and reveal the historical features and appearance of the existing property.

                    Size: 5,964 sqft
                    Structural Engineer: PJCE
                    Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                    M&E Consultant: Cundall
                    Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
                    Planning Consultant: Savills
                    CDM: Goddard Consulting
                    Landscape Designer: James Holderness Landscape Design
                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                    Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                      14 July 2021

                      MWA are delighted to be working on another project which forms part of a Grade I Listed John Nash terrace in the prestigious Regent’s Park Conservation Area. The property has a rich history and was formerly the home of science fiction novelist H.G. Wells. This is the fifth property to be undertaken by MWA on Regent’s Park in the past two years.

                      We are working closely with the local planning authority to create a contemporary family home for our Clients, whilst ensuring that the heritage asset is preserved and improved. Proposals include sensitive internal alterations to accommodate a new study, gym, kitchen and breakfast area, along with an exciting new glazed rear extension designed to enhance and reveal the historical features and appearance of the existing property.

                      Size: 5,964 sqft
                      Structural Engineer: PJCE
                      Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                      M&E Consultant: Cundall
                      Quantity Surveyor: Brendan Hennessy Associates
                      Planning Consultant: Savills
                      CDM: Goddard Consulting
                      Landscape Designer: James Holderness Landscape Design
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                      Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                      MWA Appointed on Notting Hill Terrace

                      14 July 2021

                      MWA have been appointed to proceed to pre-application stage for the redevelopment of a terrace in Notting Hill. The site consists of an entire terrace adjacent to Portobello Road. The houses have been much altered and are in a poor state of repair. Our proposal reinstates the traditional shop fronts at ground floor and includes full refurbishment of the first and second floor with a new mansard extension. Residential is proposed for all levels above ground.

                      Size: 21,338 SQ.FT
                      Client: Private
                      Planning consultant: DP9
                      Heritage Consultant: Jon Lowe Heritage
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                      Local Authority: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

                      14 July 2021

                      MWA have been appointed to proceed to pre-application stage for the redevelopment of a terrace in Notting Hill. The site consists of an entire terrace adjacent to Portobello Road. The houses have been much altered and are in a poor state of repair. Our proposal reinstates the traditional shop fronts at ground floor and includes full refurbishment of the first and second floor with a new mansard extension. Residential is proposed for all levels above ground.

                      Size: 21,338 SQ.FT
                      Client: Private
                      Planning consultant: DP9
                      Heritage Consultant: Jon Lowe Heritage
                      Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                      Local Authority: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

                      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

                          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

                                          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 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