This competition scheme is a meantime use flexible modular multilevel workspace. Constructed from cross-laminated timber (CLT) building containers, the building is relocatable, re-configurable, versatile, tough and self-finished (natural timber). It is fundamentally designed to embrace emerging lifestyle-driven working models, and is also highly environmentally sustainable.
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We are working with Sterling Property Ventures and Milton Keynes Development Partnership to create a landmark mixed use development on the key B 3.3N site, situated on Midsummer Boulevard.
A tall building will provide essential ‘grade A’ office space. Located at the top of the building, a restaurant and public viewing gallery will offer unique views that reveal and celebrate the iconic gridded layout of Milton Keynes. A second high quality private rented sector building will also benefit from views across the city. The two buildings are separated by a public route connecting Midsummer Boulevard through to Grafton Park, which will be animated by active retail uses at ground floor level. Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the west coast mainline railway station, the project will create a sustainable and vibrant live-work hub for the city.
Since 2010 Richard Doone, a Director of Doone Silver Kerr, has provided architecture and design consultancy services to Conran and Partners, leading various projects for the company in Asia. These include the 400,000 square metre, 22 hectare mixed-use Futako Tamagawa development in Tokyo.
Since 2010 Richard Doone, Director of Doone Silver Kerr, has provided architecture and design consultancy services to Conran and Partners, leading various projects for the company in Asia. These include the 400,000 square metre, 22 hectare mixed-use Futako Tamagawa development in Tokyo and various restaurant interiors projects in Hong Kong.
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The refurbishment and upgrade of an early 20th Century office building and printworks in South Shoreditch, that was formerly home to the Mining Journal. The main aim of the refurbishment was to improve access to the building, and provide a strong identity to the development on this visible corner site whilst retaining the industrial character of the existing building. At ground floor level the project includes a new common entrance and a new glazed curtain wall façade.
The adjacent former warehouse and loading bay, 1 Finsbury Square, also provide flexible office and open plan studio space suited for the mix of creative and commercial enterprises in the local area.
60 Worship Street and 1 Finsbury Market are currently occupied by HelloFresh as their new London headquarters.
Proposals were developed for the refurbishment of 20 St James’s Street, London to create high quality offices with an art gallery at ground level. The typical office floors would be transformed through rationalisation of core and structure whilst relocation of roof level plant would allow for premium penthouse office accommodation with roof terraces.
12 New Fetter Lane is an innovative 15 storey building located on the western fringe of the City of London. The triangular site is located on the edge of the Chancery Lane Conservation Area to the west and the high rise new development of New Street Square to the east. The building design responds to this context by hinging around its southern corner to produce a rotated step form.
At ground floor, a tall single storey level includes the main entrance, retail accommodation and service bay. 12 floors of Category A office accommodation are located above, and a basement level provides plant, storage and cycle parking.
Environmental sustainability was a key factor throughout the development of the design. The building achieves a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, offering a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions compared to current building regulations.
The building has been let to international law firm Bird and Bird as their new London Headquarters.
Doone Silver Kerr acted as Design Architect working in collaboration with Flanagan Lawrence Architects.
Detailed planning and conservation area consent was received in early 2013 for this 4,500m2 mixed use redevelopment of a range of four warehouse buildings on Mount Pleasant and Rosebery Avenue comprising office, residential and retail accommodation. The project restores the original buildings and adds new rooftop accommodation to increase the site area by 30%. The design meets BREEAM Excellent and Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes targets.
33 Margaret Street stands apart from other buildings as a bold vision of excellence and innovation in contemporary office design.
The building was commissioned by Great Portland Estates and let to Savills as its new global headquarters. It is confidently modern in character and highly sustainable in operation, yet also balances those attributes with the responsibility to create a complimentary neighbour to the listed buildings of Regent Street and enhance the wider conservation area.
By working closely with Westminster City Council the project team has been able to completely redevelop and revitalise the whole site. This has involved the demolition of a low quality building on Margaret Street and the transformation of two neglected early 20th century grade II listed facades on Regent Street.
The 33 Margaret Street project promotes sustainable economic development by understanding and responding to the needs of medium to large scale businesses in the West End. It provides large flexible floor plates, a highly legible, dynamic and exciting new entrance lobby experience together with the provision of generous high level external amenity terraces. The new building also promotes sustainable travel through the provision of cycle parking and showers.
In overall terms the 33 Margaret Street project successfully forges the key elements of cultural context and economic opportunity into a valuable and enjoyable contemporary civic asset.
John Silver was the Director responsible for the project at BFLS.
Doone Silver Kerr worked in partnership with Flanagan Lawrence during the construction stage of the project.