We Are Hiring Project Architects

15 January 2021

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

For full details, please click here

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

    15 January 2021

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

    For full details, please click here

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

    King's Cross Achieves BREEAM Excellent Rating

    15 January 2021

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

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

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

    Read more about the project here

      15 January 2021

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

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

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

      Read more about the project here

      Sustainability 2021

      08 January 2021

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

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

      Read the full initiative on the website.

        08 January 2021

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

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

        Read the full initiative on the website.

        Female Frontier Awards 2020

        17 December 2020

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

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

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

          17 December 2020

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

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

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

          Kings Cross Offices Progress on Site

          16 December 2020

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

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

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

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

          Read more about the project here

            16 December 2020

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

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

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

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

            Read more about the project here

            Hampstead Family Home Progresses on Site

            16 December 2020

            It is finally taking shape!

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

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

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

            Read more about the project here

              16 December 2020

              It is finally taking shape!

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

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

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

              Read more about the project here

              New Heritage project on Abbey Gardens goes to Planning

              11 December 2020

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

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

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

                11 December 2020

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

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

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

                50 London Road Gains Planning Consent

                11 December 2020

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

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

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

                Read more about the project here

                  11 December 2020

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

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

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

                  Read more about the project here

                  Congratulations to Megan on Becoming an Associate

                  08 December 2020

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

                    08 December 2020

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

                    Clifton Hill House Gets Planning Consent

                    02 December 2020

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

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

                      02 December 2020

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

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

                      Maria presents her nominated RIBA Silver medal project

                      02 December 2020

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

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

                        02 December 2020

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

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

                        Clifton Hill House Nears Completion

                        25 November 2020

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

                        Read more about the project here

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

                          25 November 2020

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

                          Read more about the project here

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

                          Great James Street

                          18 November 2020

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

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

                            18 November 2020

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

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

                            Welbeck Healthcare Wins Bronze World of Interiors News Award!

                            17 November 2020

                            We are very pleased to announce that Welbeck Healthcare has won a bronze award for the international WIN awards in the Healthcare and Wellbeing category. The awards celebrate excellence in architecture and interior design from all over the world. Healthcare projects are awarded for looking beyond the clinical approach to health environments to create more welcoming spaces that are better places to work.

                            Read more about the project here

                              17 November 2020

                              We are very pleased to announce that Welbeck Healthcare has won a bronze award for the international WIN awards in the Healthcare and Wellbeing category. The awards celebrate excellence in architecture and interior design from all over the world. Healthcare projects are awarded for looking beyond the clinical approach to health environments to create more welcoming spaces that are better places to work.

                              Read more about the project here

                              MWA have commenced designs on a new residential project on Regent’s Park

                              06 November 2020

                              The exciting new project is the fourth John Nash designed Grade I listed property undertaken by the practice in the last twelve months and will build on the practices’ experience working with Heritage properties in The Crown Estate. Design proposals will involve the extensive refurbishment of a single family property on Regent's Park.

                              Stage 02 will complete in early December and works are due to commence on site in Q2 2021. The house will sit alongside previous projects completed by MWA in the vicinity of Regent’s Park including previous developments on Hanover Terrace, Park Square East, Park Square West and Cumberland Terrace.


                              Client: Private
                              Status: Planning
                              Structural Engineer: Form SD
                              M&E Engineer: Cundall
                              Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                              Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                              Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                06 November 2020

                                The exciting new project is the fourth John Nash designed Grade I listed property undertaken by the practice in the last twelve months and will build on the practices’ experience working with Heritage properties in The Crown Estate. Design proposals will involve the extensive refurbishment of a single family property on Regent's Park.

                                Stage 02 will complete in early December and works are due to commence on site in Q2 2021. The house will sit alongside previous projects completed by MWA in the vicinity of Regent’s Park including previous developments on Hanover Terrace, Park Square East, Park Square West and Cumberland Terrace.


                                Client: Private
                                Status: Planning
                                Structural Engineer: Form SD
                                M&E Engineer: Cundall
                                Planning Consultant: Montagu Evans
                                Heritage Consultant: Bidwells
                                Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                MWA Win Development Transformation of the Year

                                19 October 2020

                                We are delighted to announce that Bell Yard Apartments have won the Development Transformation of the Year award hosted by British Home Awards.

                                Bell Yard Apartments is a 10,600 sqft office-to-residential conversion adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The existing building was low in architectural merit and presented an exciting opportunity to be reimagined as something of much higher quality. The façade has been completely rebuilt using robust materials such as Portland stone and local stock brickwork. Deep reveals surround the windows and offer Juliette balconies with views across to the Royal Courts of Justice.

                                Read more about the project here.

                                  19 October 2020

                                  We are delighted to announce that Bell Yard Apartments have won the Development Transformation of the Year award hosted by British Home Awards.

                                  Bell Yard Apartments is a 10,600 sqft office-to-residential conversion adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The existing building was low in architectural merit and presented an exciting opportunity to be reimagined as something of much higher quality. The façade has been completely rebuilt using robust materials such as Portland stone and local stock brickwork. Deep reveals surround the windows and offer Juliette balconies with views across to the Royal Courts of Justice.

                                  Read more about the project here.

                                  Bespoke Terracotta Tiles for Aldous Huxley’s Former Residence

                                  02 October 2020

                                  MWA have commissioned Blackburn-based Darwen Terracotta, one of the oldest terracotta manufacturers in the UK to hand make the terracotta tiles for the contemporary extension at Bracknell Gardens in Hampstead. The design features geometric square terracotta tiles that are bevelled in the centre to create a subtly patterned tiled façade, as a modern take on the vernacular architecture within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area.

                                  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 Ltd.
                                  Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                    02 October 2020

                                    MWA have commissioned Blackburn-based Darwen Terracotta, one of the oldest terracotta manufacturers in the UK to hand make the terracotta tiles for the contemporary extension at Bracknell Gardens in Hampstead. The design features geometric square terracotta tiles that are bevelled in the centre to create a subtly patterned tiled façade, as a modern take on the vernacular architecture within the Redington Frognal Conservation Area.

                                    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 Ltd.
                                    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                    Hampstead House Continues on Site

                                    16 September 2020

                                    The proposed design provides a large contemporary family home set over four floors, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and large open-plan entertaining areas. Works commenced on site in March 2020 and are due to complete in December 2021.

                                    Read more about the project here

                                    Size: 8,856 SQ.FT
                                    Client: Private
                                    Status: On Site
                                    Cost Consultant: The Millbridge Group Plc
                                    Structural Engineer: Sinclair Johnston & Partners
                                    Services Engineer: Cundall
                                    Environmental Consultant: Ashby Energy Assessors Ltd
                                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                    16 September 2020

                                    The proposed design provides a large contemporary family home set over four floors, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and large open-plan entertaining areas. Works commenced on site in March 2020 and are due to complete in December 2021.

                                    Read more about the project here

                                    Size: 8,856 SQ.FT
                                    Client: Private
                                    Status: On Site
                                    Cost Consultant: The Millbridge Group Plc
                                    Structural Engineer: Sinclair Johnston & Partners
                                    Services Engineer: Cundall
                                    Environmental Consultant: Ashby Energy Assessors Ltd
                                    Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects
                                    Local Authority: London Borough of Camden

                                    Diorama Commences Developed Design

                                    24 August 2020

                                    Following recent granting of planning consent for the redevelopment of the historic Diorama Theatre next to Regent’s Park, developed design is underway with works targeted to commence early next year.

                                    This exciting project has been in the development since 2019 and will see the transformation of the historic theatre into a sustainable, adaptable and modern workspace.

                                    The historic rotunda has been reinvented as the centre of circulation and movement through the building looking to bring a strong identifiable theme that ties the building back to its origins. This space also presented a unique and exciting expression of the most important and human part of the original building – the auditorium. The use of a simple circular geometric plan which rises in section and brings into play the strong sculptural forms of the staircase and the suspended meeting room is both rational and exciting. The composition together fosters awareness with the original theatre its historical significance. The circular rooflight which illuminates the entire experience brings back daylight to the building once again.

                                    Read more about the project here

                                      24 August 2020

                                      Following recent granting of planning consent for the redevelopment of the historic Diorama Theatre next to Regent’s Park, developed design is underway with works targeted to commence early next year.

                                      This exciting project has been in the development since 2019 and will see the transformation of the historic theatre into a sustainable, adaptable and modern workspace.

                                      The historic rotunda has been reinvented as the centre of circulation and movement through the building looking to bring a strong identifiable theme that ties the building back to its origins. This space also presented a unique and exciting expression of the most important and human part of the original building – the auditorium. The use of a simple circular geometric plan which rises in section and brings into play the strong sculptural forms of the staircase and the suspended meeting room is both rational and exciting. The composition together fosters awareness with the original theatre its historical significance. The circular rooflight which illuminates the entire experience brings back daylight to the building once again.

                                      Read more about the project here

                                      Welbeck Healthcare Phase II Achieves Practical Completion

                                      19 August 2020

                                      Phase II of this specialist day surgery and outpatient diagnostics centre in Marylebone is now complete. During the Covid-19 lockdown, construction works continued with social distancing measures in place and the project team continued to collaborate remotely; ensuring the project was delivered successfully and on programme.

                                      This phase of the project includes a Women’s Healthcare Centre and ENT (Ears Nose Throat) suite. MWA selected a palette of warm timber panelling and soft furnishings to deliver a bright and comfortable welcome lobby which extends on to an external terrace with integrated planting.

                                      Read more about the project here

                                      Size: 21,458 SQ.FT
                                      Client: Welbeck Health Partners
                                      Status: Complete
                                      Project Manager: 3PM
                                      M&E Engineer: Ramboll UK Ltd.
                                      Structural Engineer: Packman Lucas
                                      Quantity Surveyor: Exigere
                                      Contractor: Paragon
                                      Interior Design & Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                                      Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                        19 August 2020

                                        Phase II of this specialist day surgery and outpatient diagnostics centre in Marylebone is now complete. During the Covid-19 lockdown, construction works continued with social distancing measures in place and the project team continued to collaborate remotely; ensuring the project was delivered successfully and on programme.

                                        This phase of the project includes a Women’s Healthcare Centre and ENT (Ears Nose Throat) suite. MWA selected a palette of warm timber panelling and soft furnishings to deliver a bright and comfortable welcome lobby which extends on to an external terrace with integrated planting.

                                        Read more about the project here

                                        Size: 21,458 SQ.FT
                                        Client: Welbeck Health Partners
                                        Status: Complete
                                        Project Manager: 3PM
                                        M&E Engineer: Ramboll UK Ltd.
                                        Structural Engineer: Packman Lucas
                                        Quantity Surveyor: Exigere
                                        Contractor: Paragon
                                        Interior Design & Rendering: Marek Wojciechowski Architects Ltd.
                                        Local Authority: Westminster City Council

                                        Fulham Care Home

                                        13 August 2020

                                        Emerging market trends and demands for this area of London have encouraged the stakeholders to investigate utilising this well positioned site as a Care Home. MWA prepared and submitted a pre-planning application for this use which was submitted to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The proposal comprises a part four and part five storey building with a basement level providing a first in class facility with 95 bed spaces. The building has been designed to respect the street scene and the character of the conservation area, taking inspiration from the many mansion blocks and residential buildings prevalent in the area. Proposals were positively received by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

                                        Read more about the project here

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

                                          13 August 2020

                                          Emerging market trends and demands for this area of London have encouraged the stakeholders to investigate utilising this well positioned site as a Care Home. MWA prepared and submitted a pre-planning application for this use which was submitted to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The proposal comprises a part four and part five storey building with a basement level providing a first in class facility with 95 bed spaces. The building has been designed to respect the street scene and the character of the conservation area, taking inspiration from the many mansion blocks and residential buildings prevalent in the area. Proposals were positively received by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

                                          Read more about the project here

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

                                          MWA Welcomes Staff Back to the Office

                                          12 August 2020

                                          MWA welcomes its staff back into the office after almost 5 months of working from home.

                                          In March, along with businesses all around the UK and across the world, we transitioned from office to home in line with government guidance. We adopted new ways of working as a team, devised new methods of communicating with clients both in the UK and abroad, virtually attended design meetings, planning meetings and site meetings and we responded in an adaptive and innovative manner with lots of new challenges.

                                          In preparation for bringing everyone back together, steps have been taken to manage and maintain workspace separation and to reduce risk in travel to and from work. Workstations have been re-organised to maintain social distance in accordance with government guidance. PPE has been purchased and new office protocols have been introduced. MWA is now covering the cost of all travel by hire bike to allow staff to commute to work without the need for public transport.

                                          It has been a difficult time for everyone and the industry, and the resilience of our team is highly commended. We look forward to working together in person once more.

                                            12 August 2020

                                            MWA welcomes its staff back into the office after almost 5 months of working from home.

                                            In March, along with businesses all around the UK and across the world, we transitioned from office to home in line with government guidance. We adopted new ways of working as a team, devised new methods of communicating with clients both in the UK and abroad, virtually attended design meetings, planning meetings and site meetings and we responded in an adaptive and innovative manner with lots of new challenges.

                                            In preparation for bringing everyone back together, steps have been taken to manage and maintain workspace separation and to reduce risk in travel to and from work. Workstations have been re-organised to maintain social distance in accordance with government guidance. PPE has been purchased and new office protocols have been introduced. MWA is now covering the cost of all travel by hire bike to allow staff to commute to work without the need for public transport.

                                            It has been a difficult time for everyone and the industry, and the resilience of our team is highly commended. We look forward to working together in person once more.

                                            MWA is looking to hire experienced Project Architects in London

                                            07 August 2020

                                            MWA is a London-based practice with a strong reputation for delivering world-class projects with integrity and ambition. We focus on creative direction, architecture and design, producing exemplary projects in the high-end residential and commercial sectors.

                                            The practice employs highly intelligent and driven employees, and is currently seeking Project Architects with relevant experience in central London.

                                            Click here for more details

                                              07 August 2020

                                              MWA is a London-based practice with a strong reputation for delivering world-class projects with integrity and ambition. We focus on creative direction, architecture and design, producing exemplary projects in the high-end residential and commercial sectors.

                                              The practice employs highly intelligent and driven employees, and is currently seeking Project Architects with relevant experience in central London.

                                              Click here for more details

                                              WIN Awards 2020 Finalist

                                              06 August 2020

                                              Phase I of OneWelbeck has been shortlisted for the World of Interior News (WIN) Awards in the Healthcare & Wellbeing category. The WIN Awards celebrate and showcase outstanding architecture and interior design from across the globe. One Welbeck is a specialist facility for minimally-invasive day surgery and outpatient diagnostics in central London. Occupying a converted office building, the first Phase of the development delivers 63,700 sqft over five floors, with a phased completion starting in late 2019.

                                              Designed to be calm, personable and welcoming, a palette of materials including timber panelling, perforated metallic privacy screens and soft furnishings create a sense of warmth and comfort. Ambient lighting softens the spaces and facilitates feelings of comfort and seclusion. Clinical requirements have been carefully balanced with the materials selected and all products and designs were carefully interrogated with the intention of creating a healthcare facility which feels comfortable, sophisticated and safe.

                                              Read more about the project here

                                              We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in November.

                                                06 August 2020

                                                Phase I of OneWelbeck has been shortlisted for the World of Interior News (WIN) Awards in the Healthcare & Wellbeing category. The WIN Awards celebrate and showcase outstanding architecture and interior design from across the globe. One Welbeck is a specialist facility for minimally-invasive day surgery and outpatient diagnostics in central London. Occupying a converted office building, the first Phase of the development delivers 63,700 sqft over five floors, with a phased completion starting in late 2019.

                                                Designed to be calm, personable and welcoming, a palette of materials including timber panelling, perforated metallic privacy screens and soft furnishings create a sense of warmth and comfort. Ambient lighting softens the spaces and facilitates feelings of comfort and seclusion. Clinical requirements have been carefully balanced with the materials selected and all products and designs were carefully interrogated with the intention of creating a healthcare facility which feels comfortable, sophisticated and safe.

                                                Read more about the project here

                                                We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in November.

                                                British Home Awards 2020 Finalist

                                                04 August 2020

                                                MWA are delighted to announce that Bell Yard Apartments have been shortlisted for another award! The exceptional project has been selected as a finalist in both Development Transformation of the Year and Small Development of the Year categories for the British Home Awards 2020.

                                                Development Transformation of the Year awards the best large-scale residential refurbishment, restoration or conversion, providing more than one home. It is open to conversions of existing buildings, such as office-to-residential; the upgrading of a housing estate; or the restoration of a heritage building.

                                                The Small Development of the Year is for residential developments of 20 units and less that demonstrate exceptional sensitivity to context and clever solutions for design and construction. It focuses on overcoming the challenges of working on a small scale on constrained city, town or village sites.

                                                We look forward to hearing the results on the 7th of October.

                                                Read more about the project here

                                                  04 August 2020

                                                  MWA are delighted to announce that Bell Yard Apartments have been shortlisted for another award! The exceptional project has been selected as a finalist in both Development Transformation of the Year and Small Development of the Year categories for the British Home Awards 2020.

                                                  Development Transformation of the Year awards the best large-scale residential refurbishment, restoration or conversion, providing more than one home. It is open to conversions of existing buildings, such as office-to-residential; the upgrading of a housing estate; or the restoration of a heritage building.

                                                  The Small Development of the Year is for residential developments of 20 units and less that demonstrate exceptional sensitivity to context and clever solutions for design and construction. It focuses on overcoming the challenges of working on a small scale on constrained city, town or village sites.

                                                  We look forward to hearing the results on the 7th of October.

                                                  Read more about the project here