The New London Architecture (NLA) Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital, including both new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment, selected by an international expert jury.  This year, three CMA projects won awards, and two were commended.  Silchester Estate by Haworth Thompkins for Peabody won the Housing Award, Holy Trinity School and Vibe by Rock Townsend / Stockwool for LDBS / Telford Homes won the Mixed Use Award whilst Stour Wharf by AHMM for H Forman & Son won the Homes Award.  Quest House by SDPS for Family Mosaic and Dalston Lane by Waugh Thistleton for Regal were both commended.  

Holy Trinity School and Vibe in Dalston has won a prestigious Housing Design Award for a Completed Scheme.  Launched in 1948, these are the only Awards promoted by all five major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RPTI, the Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, and aim to celebrate innovative housing design across all of the UK.

The project for Telford Homes and the London Diocesan Board for Schools by Rock Townsend and Stockwool is an innovative approach to meeting the need for school places alongside providing new homes and comprises a two-form entry primary school with seven storeys of new homes above.  CMA Planning secured approval for the project in 2013 and it was completed in 2016. 

Watch the Housing Design Award’s Holy Trinity video here > https://vimeo.com/224786764

     

On behalf of Family Mosaic, and working alongside Alan Camp Architects, CMA Planning has secured planning permission for a new residential development in Leyton, from the London Borough of Waltham Forest.  The proposal, located on a former NHS site, will see 79 new homes developed and includes flats and 4 bed terraced houses, set around a village green’ style amenity space.  The scheme is being delivered by Keepmoat. 

   

CMA Planning has secured approval for two mixed use schemes at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Planning Committee, both for Aitch Group.  The first is on Dace Road in Fish Island, designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman and contains 110 new flats and 6300 sqm of commercial space, split between four buildings located around a central square.  The second is on Rothbury Road in Hackney Wick, designed by Hawkins\Brown and contains 640 sqm of commercial space with 23 homes above.  The schemes were described by the Committee as representing ‘really sophisticated planning’ and being ‘handsome’ respectively.  

    

CMA Planning have submitted a planning application to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on behalf of Coldpark for the redevelopment of 57 Berkshire Road, in Hackney Wick.  The proposal, designed by Mikhail Riches Architects and Spacehub Landscape Architects, involves a new build mixed use scheme which would deliver 1627 sqm (17,500 sqft) of new high quality B1 commercial space, along with 39 new homes.

The proposals will create a robust, multifunctional mews street activated by resident’s entrances and shopfront style open plan workspaces.  Tenants and residents will be encouraged to occupy and personalise this space over time.  The project also follows the concepts of the Hackney Wick Masterplan currently being developed by the LLDC.  The approach to the site is to provide a mix of commercial and residential dwellings that fit within the proposed context of the Masterplan, while engaging with the historic elements of the area. 

    

CMA Planning secured unanimous approval last night from the Hackney Council Planning Committee for the Hackney New Primary School at 333 Kingsland Road (the former Kingsland Road Fire Station site).  The proposals will see a new two-form entry 350-pupil primary school being delivered, which will be a community-led co-educational school for 5-11 year olds with a particular focus on music.  The Henley Halebrown designed scheme also includes a residential element within a 11 storey block containing 68 units, along with a small retail unit which will help cross subsidise delivery of the school.

  

CMA Planning have submitted two applications on behalf of Aitch Group for the redevelopment of the Empress Coachworks on Corbridge Crescent, located within Bethnal Green, to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Both schemes include the restoration, refurbishment and residential conversion of the historic Regency and Victorian Cottages on the site, together with the erection of three linked blocks that include 5000 sqft office/community floorspace at ground floor level, and the provision of enhancements to the surrounding public realm.  Scheme 1 rises to 10 storeys and provides 57 homes, whilst Scheme 2 rises to 12 storeys and provides 65 homes.

The schemes have been designed by award winning architects DSDHA and the proposals will serve to kick-start the regeneration of a part of Tower Hamlets that has for many years been blighted by the adjacent Marian Place Gas Works, which was decommissioned in 2012.

 

CMA have secured planning approval from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for Block A, which is a ‘feature building’ within the wider Neptune Wharf development on Fish Island for Peabody.  The proposals, designed by Lyndon Goode Architects, contains a 300 sqm restaurant / bar at ground level to be occupied by The Trampery as part of their involvement in the project, with 16 flats located above for Peabody and their development partner Hill.  Construction is due to start shortly. 

 

The London Borough of Camden have granted planning permission for the redevelopment of this site located on Kilburn High Road, designed by Claridge Architects, for the Aitch Group, with CMA advising.  The scheme contains 60 flats and 950 sqm (10,000 sqft) of commercial space within a six storey block, overlooking Kilburn Grange Park.

   

CMA Planning have secured planning permission for The Ethical Property Company for Phase 1 of their new flagship building at 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  The proposal, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, involves various changes of use and extensions to the existing building to deliver 3770 sqm (40,000 sqft) of new high quality B1a office floorspace.  An application for Phase 2 is currently being considered by the Borough. 

The Ethical Property Company is a social business which owns and / or manages 23 centres across the UK providing offices and support facilities for over 1,000 organisations, almost two thirds of which are charities or not-for‐profit organisations, with the remainder made up of businesses working in the social sector.

 

The winners of this year’s prestigious Hackney Design Awards have been announced after much deliberation by a panel of experts, and two CMA schemes were included, namely Copper Lane by HHbR and Frampton Park Baptist Church by Matthew Lloyd Architects.  Fifty different projects were originally nominated, before a shortlist of 16 was drawn up from which the seven winners were selected. 

  

Neptune Wharf was originally granted planning consent by the LLDC in 2014 and is one of the first major mixed-use developments on Fish Island.  The site was acquired by Peabody and CMA Planning is working with them, Hill and Haworth Tompkins to deliver the scheme, which contains 50,000 sqft of commercial space and 524 new homes.  This s73 permission secures a series of amendments to the consented proposals, including increasing the commercial space provision, changes to blocks footprint, height and design and other alterations to improve residential quality.  

      

Planning permission has been granted by the London Borough of Waltham Forest for these two linked sites on Hoe Street in Walthamstow, for M&D Silk Properties, designed by Stockwool Architects.  The proposals will deliver 54 new homes and 400 sqm retail space.

   

CMA Planning get a mention in Property Week, with Aitch Group for our various Hackney Wick and Fish Island Projects, at White Post Lane, Hepscott Road, Dace Road and Rothbury Road.

CMA Planning have secured planning permission from the London Borough of Ealing for this residential development on Hanger Lane, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects for Family Mosaic. The proposal includes 51 new homes, of which 34 (ie 67%) would be affordable. The site is quite unique in an Ealing context, being completely surrounded by major roads and railways and therefore being a genuine 'island' site. Notwithstanding this, the relationship with the Grade II listed Ealing Village to the north was a key consideration through the planning process. Other issues considered included landscaping, residential quality and car parking provision.

The Hackney Design Awards 2016 shortlist has been unveiled, which includes four projects CMA Planning secured approval for. The awards received a record equalling number of nominations, ranging from schools to private homes, large housing developments to community space. Some tough decisions by the judging panel resulted in a shortlist of 16. Details here – www.hackney.gov.uk/designawards
The four CMA projects include two by HHbR at Copper Lane and Hackney New School, one by Levitt Bernstein at Buccleuch House and one by Matthew Lloyd Architects at the Frampton Park Baptist Church.

    

CMA Planning have submitted new regeneration proposals for Fish Island, at 1-7 Dace Road, for Aitch Group to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The scheme, designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman, includes 110 new flats and 6300 sqm of commercial space, split between four buildings located around a central square.

    

CMA Planning have secured approval at Hackney Planning Committee for two applications, both Borough Estate Regeneration projects on the Frampton Park Estate, and both designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison. The first is a three to five storey building to replace the former Frampton Arms pub on Well Street, providing 20 flats, whilst the second is to redevelop Lyttelton House with 25 flats in a five-storey building. 78% of the 45 new homes will be affordable.

CMA Planning have submitted an application for the redevelopment of 25-37 Rothbury Road, in Hackney Wick to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The scheme, for Aitch Group and designed by Hawkins Brown Architects contains 7000 sqft of commercial space with 23 homes above. The development forms the final part of the redevelopment of this urban block by Aitch, which when completed, will deliver 60,000 sqft of commercial space and 181 new homes.

    

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Strategic Planning Committee has voted unanimously in favour of this proposal, located next to Queen Mary University at Mile End. 

The development, for Scape Living and designed by Stephen Marshall Architects includes two separate four storey podium blocks of student apartments – the easterly block flanked by two eight storey towers rising from the podium level and the western block by an eight storey block and a ten storey tower, all containing 412 student rooms along with associated kitchen/diners and communal facilities.

Planning permission already existing for a similar proposal, so CMA Planning and the project team sought to work within these parameters to improve the quality of the accommodation, and how the building is operated and managed - which will benefit future occupiers and people in the local area, whilst delivering a significant volume of much needed student housing.  

CMA Planning have secured planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for this scheme on Gransden Avenue, in London Fields. The scheme was designed by Guy Hollaway Architects for Gransden Avenue Ltd and includes 42 new homes and 2041 sqm of new commercial space. 

A key aspect of the design is the flexible commercial space, spread through the site. These spaces provide units that allow creative and like-minded individuals to collaborate and share ideas in this thriving area of ‘creative’ Hackney. Above these commercial spaces are two residential blocks, with a raised garden, whilst situated to the south of these two blocks is a new terrace, with commercial spaces at street level and residential units above. 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMA Planning have submitted a planning application for Hackney New Primary School at 333 Kingsland Road to the London Borough of Hackney. The proposals envisage a new two-form entry 350-pupil primary school for Hackney New Primary School, a community-led co-educational primary school for 5-11 year olds with a particular focus on music. The proposals, designed by HHbR also include a residential element within a 11 storey block containing 68 units, along with a small retail unit which will help cross subsidise delivery of the school.

  

Frampton Park has received a Housing Design Award for a Completed Scheme, one of five winning schemes from across the UK. The scheme is located in Hackney and was designed by Matthew Lloyd Architects for Telford Homes and Frampton Park Baptist Church. CMA Planning secured permission for the scheme, which includes a new build Church with community spaces and 47 apartments.

  

The Highgate Shoreditch Hotel has received a Commendation at the NLA Awards 2016, which recognises the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital. CMA Planning secured approval for the scheme, by Gensler for Highgate Holdings Inc.

CMA Planning have submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on behalf of The Ethical Property Company for their new flagship building at 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road.  
The proposal, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, involves various changes of use and extensions to the existing building to deliver 3770 sqm (40,000 sqft) of new high quality B1a office floorspace. It will be built using sustainable materials as well as being designed to have a significantly reduced carbon footprint, providing tenants lower operating costs. 
The Ethical Property Company is a social business which owns and / or manages a total of 23 centres across the UK providing offices and support facilities for over 1,000 organisations, almost two thirds of which are charities or not-for‐profit organisations, with the remainder made up of businesses working in the social sector.

  

CMA Planning have secured planning permission from the LLDC for this scheme on Hepscott Road in Hackney Wick, designed by Hawkins\Brown, for Aitch Group. The proposal includes 30 new homes and 10,000 sqft of new employment space.  
The scheme was designed with regard to the context of the general masterplan principles developed by the LLDC for regeneration and development of the Hackney Wick Neighbourhood Centre. Design wise, the proposal has a robust brick face drawing from the warehouse typology of Hackney Wick and a soft reverse face to the adjacent new street / yard, which will provide ancillary space to the commercial units.

Hackney Planning Committee Approval for mixed use building in Hoxton
On behalf of Aitch Group, and working alongside Buckley Gray Yeoman architects, CMA Planning has obtained approval for a new mixed use building containing 36 flats as well as a significant level of commercial accommodation on Eagle Wharf Road, in Hoxton. The proposal will allow the existing occupiers, Aldridge Security, to remain on site, whilst also providing new employment space, which will total 3940 sqm (or 42,400 sqft), a key requirement in the Priority Employment Area within which the site was located. Work is scheduled to begin on the development later on in 2016.

The NLA Awards 2016 shortlist has been unveiled, which includes two projects CMA Planning secured approval for. Over 130 projects across 15 categories were shortlisted, recognising the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital.  
The two projects are both are in the Mixed-use category, one being Frampton Park Baptist Church, with Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP for Telford Homes (with Frampton Park Baptist Church), the other being Highgate Shoreditch Hotel, with Gensler for Highgate Holdings Inc.  
The winners will be announced on 7th July.  
www.newlondonarchitecture.org/…/new-london…/awards-shortlist

 

  

The shortlist for the prestigious national Housing Design Awards has been announced, with three schemes CMA Planning worked on having made the cut. All three are in the 'completed scheme' category and include Buccleuch House in Hackney (with Levitt Bernstein and Hill / Agudas Israel / Hanover), Frampton Park Baptist Church & Apartments, also in Hackney (with Matthew Lloyd and Telford Homes) and Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets (with Brady Mallalieu and Peabody).

Details of all three projects can be found here http://www.hdawards.org/archive/2016/shortlisted_schemes/completed.php

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