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Cooking for Charity

Published Friday, 12th December 2014

The practice has embraced its culinary skills over the past year producing many fine feasts for the midweek practice meal. On a simple £3 per person budget, international menus have included Paella, Thai curries, BBQ, Chinese and Turkish Cuisine.

We have been baking for charity in our own Great Bake off, cakes have ranged from a humble scone to chocolate cakes.

Through the cooking events we have raised over £1,000 in total, which has been donated to local charities.

Amelia Street receives planning approval

Published Tuesday, 9th December 2014

Yesterday we received planning approval from Southwark council for 55 dwellings on Amelia Street. The development is staggers in height from two storeys raising to nine and is for Family Mosic.

Park View Road

Published Monday, 10th November 2014

Purelake New homes are currently well under way constructing our residential scheme comprising of twenty six, two, three and four bed houses in Welling.  Set around two internal streets, open rows of houses minimise overlooking both within the development and between the proposal and adjacent properties.  

Movember Manliness

Published Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Eight of our staff have taken up the challenge to grow their own special moustache in the aid of Movember raising funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. We will be taking weekly photo’s to show their progress, please support the charity and donate through the JustGiving website

A premier residence

Published Monday, 13th October 2014

Purelake are well under way with the construction of Christopher House, our mixed used development for Hotel and Halls of residence in Sidcup.

The Premier Inn hotel will contain 106 rooms with associated facilities, including reception and restaurant and landscaped courtyard, as well as service areas: refuse and recycling store, and 26 car parking spaces, 22 located within Marlowe House Car Park and 4 on-site spaces.

Halls of residence, operated by Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, will provide 168 rooms grouped into flats containing six rooms and shared kitchen/ living/ dining rooms. The the ground floor the college will benefit from two flexible studio/ conference spaces.

Developing nicely

Published Tuesday, 7th October 2014

Works on Lancaster St to the former Photographic studies is well under way by HG Construction. The scheme will provide 39 residential mixed tenure dwellings for A2 Dominion.

Roehampton Lane Construction Update

Published Saturday, 4th October 2014

Roehampton Lane is currently being constructed by Kingsbury Construction of One Housing group. In our latest site visit the development was progressing nicely with the Brickwork and roof complete as well as the first fix installed. More details of the scheme can be found on the project page.

Bacton Basics

Published Thursday, 2nd October 2014

On Bacton Low rise we are using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for the construction of 22 residential units for LB of Camden. Rydon Construction suggested the use of the CLT system for the 5 storey development to ensure that the scheme could be delivered for the completion date of March 2015. With the current progress on site the development looks as if the completion date will be met.

Triangle Court amongst its Piers

Published Thursday, 2nd October 2014

A recent site visit to Triangle Court, Pier street showed that block three is nearing completion at the end of the month. The development for Gateway Housing Association provides 27 flats as part of a 167 dwelling scheme and is being constructed by Allen Build South East

Award Winning

Published Thursday, 11th September 2014

Government House has just received a Highly Commended Award from the National Housing Awards in the Small Development category.

Marketing suite now open

Published Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Newman House, the 1970s office block that stood there previously, was demolished in May 2012. It’s making way for Russell Square, the new development and part of the regeneration of Horley town centre. It has now opened its marketing suites to the public, the scheme us due to complete early next year.

That approval Rocks

Published Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

Last night we recieved unanimous support from the planning committee in the approval of a mixed use tower located adjacent to a railway viaduct in Rockingham Street, Elephant and Castle. The scheme provides thirty residential units over thirteen storeys with the existing ground floor and basement restaurant usage retained.

The proposed aesthetic features a modern brick design with high quality brickwork in varying shades of grey with deep window reveals and narrow shadow gaps.

Goal-den Girl

Published Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Following the practice day out, an annual Testimonial for Lindsey took place at Docklands Settlements. Lindsey rose to the challenge and netted 4 goals in a dramatic and traditional win for Team Simon. The final score was 11-6. Maybe the next match will be played on the pitch we designed at Docklands settlement Rotherhithe.

ACA an Olympic event

Published Tuesday, 12th August 2014

ACA practice day out was at the Olympic Park. We spent the morning looking around the East Village, the Health Centre and Cobham School. After a picnic lunch we ventured around the Olympic park taking in the sites of the Aquatic Centre, the Velodrome and going up the Orbit. The real sporting event was held later in the evening.

Roseberry nears completion

Published Tuesday, 5th August 2014

Roseberry street is being built by Bugler Developments, the scheme is almost complete with only a couple of months left prior to the formal handover. The show flat is completed and demonstrates the quality of the spaces available within the development.

ACA vs PWC

Published Saturday, 2nd August 2014

After our first external football match against PWC on Friday. We are pleased to announce that we WON 9-8! It was a close game which lead to extra time to ‘next goal wins’. Dan scored the winning goal! Joe scored a hattrick but the players man of the match went to Tim!

PWC have already requested a rematch and we also welcome other challengers!

All change in Brentford

Published Friday, 1st August 2014

Twelve weeks after being appointed we received planning approval for a site adjacent to Brentford Station.

The development of 8 family semi-detached houses had been subject to a detailed process of design review and change to deliver a scheme of modern and contemporary architectural excellence which will signifi cantly enhance the local conservation area setting, and offer a welcoming replacement to the redundant builders yard.

The Planning Committee were  impressed with design solution, and we secured an emphatic and unanimous planning approval

Team Football - new kit

Published Friday, 18th July 2014

To christen our new football kits Team Gurj vs Team Simon battled it out at the local pitch. Team Simon went into half time with a slender 2-0 lead. Despite an unstoppable wonder goal that would have graced any world cup stage by Chris for Team Gurj it wasn’t enough. At full time Team Simon won 10 – 6.  

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