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Macmillan's coffee morning

Published Friday, 25th September 2015

Alan Camp Architects took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan’s raising £150 for people facing cancer. A wide selection of cakes were both home baked and brought, there was no star baker awarded as the only winner was Macmillan's.

As You Like It

Published Monday, 7th September 2015

Every year the office goes out as a team to socialise over something more than a coffee or an office lunch. This year’s office annual office trip was to the globe for a Shakespearean comedy. Whilst the unforgiving seats might not have been funny for some the light hearted banter bubbled into the night at Madison’s rooftop bar and restaurant.   

Bell Road Approval

Published Friday, 4th September 2015

Last night we received planning for Bell Road. The proposals includes 127 residential units, 1,127sqm of retail & commercial floor space.

The development is underpinned by the concept of a sustainable and accessible environment, transforming a redundant environment into one that contributes to the continued enhancement and regeneration of Hounslow town centre.

A new Associate

Published Monday, 29th June 2015

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Gendle to Associate within Alex’s team. Paul joined the company for the second time at the end of 2013. He brings a wealth of experience to the practice and we are excited about his new role at the company.

Congratulations to our technologists

Published Thursday, 25th June 2015

Congratulations to our three technologists Lindsey, Natalie and Joe. After months of hard work, compiling reports about their experience and a gruelling interview. Yesterday they received the good news that they have all qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologists.

Well Done!!

An Educated approval

Published Thursday, 25th June 2015

Last night we received planning approval for 47 dwellings on a disused school playing field, for Riversmead Housing Association. The scheme will fund a new sports centre and classrooms for Chauncy School. Despite discussions over the sale of the playground the planning committee were satisfied that it met the tests set out in national and local policy for the release of the land for residential purpose.

 

June's Newsletter

Published Tuesday, 23rd June 2015

This month’s newsletter is now available to download, it covers progress to works on site, planning submissions and office news. click to download

mastering the concrete frame

Published Friday, 12th June 2015

A recent site visit to Masterman garages shows good progress is being made by Osbornes with the concrete frame. The scheme is for Southwark council and will deliver 25 homes as part of the council's regeneration plan.

 

 

ACA vs PWC 7 a-side football

Published Monday, 8th June 2015

Friday night saw the now regular fixture of ACA Vs PWC 7 a-side football match. Following the internal football match the night before we didn’t have the legs or the players to put up a serious challenge. Unfortunately ACA have not managed to win on the larger pitch and suffered their second successive defeat to PWC and now tie the series so far. We’ll challenge them to a 5 aside match next time and regain our winning ways!

Monthly Newsletter

Published Saturday, 30th May 2015

This month’s newsletter is now available to download, it covers progress to works on site, planning submissions and office news. click to download

Acton Town Hall Approved

Published Thursday, 14th May 2015

Last night Ealing Council planning committee approved unanimously our scheme for 71 Dwellings at Acton Town Hall. The proposals for One Housing Group involved the conversions of the existing 1910 & 1930's buildings as well as new build homes.

We conducted extensive discussions with London Borough of Ealing, English Heritage, key stakeholders and members of the public through the public consultation event. This led to the addition of a further 2 dwellings from our original feasibility study.

Progress on Bacton

Published Wednesday, 13th May 2015

Todays site visit to Bacton low rise should that good progress is being made. The development for Camden Council and being constructed by Rydon is due to complete later this year.

Christopher House update

Published Monday, 11th May 2015

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.

We're recruiting

Published Thursday, 30th April 2015

Bring your enthusiasm and expertise and join our growing team. With increasing work and more opportunities we are looking to expand our practice with new talented members. For more more information go to our recruitment page.

This months news update

Published Tuesday, 31st March 2015

    

This month’s newsletter is now available to download, it covers progress on to works on site, planning submissions and office news. click to download

Planning approval in Balcombe

Published Thursday, 22nd January 2015

We have just received delegated planning permission for a back land site in Balcombe for Affinity Sutton. The site had restricted access and required a sensitive design approach to fit within the context of the Village. We assisted in realising the development potential of land which was otherwise left over grown and underutilised, but will now generate money through our design approach and the approval.

Making tracks at Park View!

Published Tuesday, 13th January 2015

Our residential scheme at Park View Road, Welling, for Hexagon Housing Association is nicely on track! A backland site with restricted access provides 26, two, three and four bed family houses. We have been involved with the development from the initial feasibility stage. The scheme is currently being built by Purelake Homes and is set for completion early March 2015.

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.  

Hat trick for Waltham Forest

Published Wednesday, 7th August 2013

Last night we received unanimous support by Waltham Forest planning committee who granted planning permission for three garage sites. The sites form part of the Investment Partners site disposal of garage sites within Waltham Forest that Network Housing Association are purchasing.

Both Lancaster Road and Jewel Road are single 2 bedroom shared ownership dwellings that see the continuation of their respective adjacent Victorian terraces.Farnan Avenue will provide a pair of modern 3 bed semi detached shared ownership properties with off street parking directly opposite the magistrates court.

Team football

Published Monday, 29th July 2013

The first ACA football match had all the build up of the opening of the premier league. With each of ACA's new partners bringing their respective teams to the field. Whilst the outcome was a victory for team Simon, team Gurj will continue to dispute that the winning margin was by 5 goals. I'm sure that Gurj's team will have their revenge next time!

Award winning partnership

Published Monday, 20th May 2013

On Friday Alan Camp Architects had 3 projects in the Finals of the 2013 LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards. To complete the success of the night we were awarded Winners of the Best Partnership with a Local Authority for our partnership with Lewisham Building Control. 

LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said “When architects work across sites – often miles apart – they don’t want to deal with several building control teams.  That’s why our partner authority scheme is so important.  It means multi-site developers can partner with just one building control team for all their projects – just like Alan Camp Architects do with Lewisham Council’s building control team.”

Solar so good for government house

Published Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Solar panels have been installed on the new build element of the scheme. Bowsall are progressing well with the contruction of the development on behalf of Asra Housing Group.

Crosby Row is looking up

Published Saturday, 20th April 2013

A recent site visit to Crosby Row showed that work is really looking up. The scheme is being built be Rydon Construction Ltd and is due to be completed later this summer.

SEREN PARK STILL LOOKING GOOD

Published Thursday, 11th April 2013

It has been already 3 years since completion of Seren Park development in Greenwich. The scheme of 281 mixed tenure flats is now fully occupied. We have taken the opportunity for a satisfaction survey that proved the development is still very popular with residents.

Our 20th Anniversary

Published Monday, 1st April 2013

The 1st April marked our 20th Anniversary as Alan Camp Architects; from our archives we have found the original special announcement. There will be special events and publications throughout the year to mark the occasion.

Eltham Baths nearing completion

Published Friday, 22nd March 2013

Eltham Springs development a scheme we designed for L&Q is due for completion later this year; on a recent visit the external fabric was almost complete. The development provides seventy eight flats and houses with twenty two designated for the over 50’s, with basement car parking on the site of former swimming baths in Eltham.

 

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Official opening of Conway House

Published Friday, 22nd March 2013

Yesterday Alan Camp Architects attended the official opening of Conway House for Irish Centre Housing. The opening was marked by a 1:50 scale Conway House cake was officially cut by Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of LB Camden Council, addresses were also made by Tricia Durkan chief executive of ICH, Ingrid Windows the Director of Faculty Community Studies at City of Westminster College and Sally Buckley the Chair of ICH.

Residents were welcomed in last December; the building provides 60 units of en suite accommodation as well as training facilities.  ICH will be working in partnership with WestminsterCollegeto offer a number of accredited training courses to residents.

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Progress on Waverley Road

Published Tuesday, 19th March 2013

The latest site photos show that construction has progress well on site since starting last October. The main two storey brick construction is complete, with house roofs being constructed and the metal frame for the third floor flats in place. The site is being built by Durkan for Asra Housing Group....< Project information >

Beveridge Mews makes front cover of AJ

Published Friday, 15th March 2013

Beveridge Mews has made this weeks front cover of the Architects Journal. Alan Camp Architect were choosen by Osbornes to deliver the Peter Barber housing scheme. For More information about the scheme....more

Firm footings for Docklands

Published Thursday, 7th March 2013

The ground floor slab has been completed for the residential accommodation and the structure of the community centre is taking shape. As Denne Construction progress the development for Dockland Settlements / Southwark Property & Youth Services.

For futher details on the project.

Planning approval for Grass Warren

Published Thursday, 28th February 2013

Last night East Herts Council approved the scheme for 8 dwellings comprising of 3 No. two bed bungalows, 4 No. three bed semi-detached houses and a 4 bed detached house. One councillor commended the scheme for gaining the support of the parish council.

Read an article about these new planned homes on the Hertfordshire Mercury website.

Lunching for Crisis

Published Wednesday, 9th January 2013

Each week the office has a communal lunch, over 2012 we raised over £200 which has been donated to Crisis. Meals have ranged from the humble Jacket potato to a three course Christmas meal.

Wanley gets approval

Published Thursday, 15th November 2012

Planning permission was received by Urbanicity for a demolition of disused Oriwu Spot Public House and development of 20 residential properties in Camberwall.

‘A developed’ scheme

Published Thursday, 15th November 2012

Lancaster Street received planning approval from Southwark Council with councilors stating that the quality of the design and proposal out weighed the retention of the existing warehouse building.

Waverley Road on Firm Footings

Published Tuesday, 16th October 2012

Work is firmly under way on Waverley Road. The lastest site visit showed that Durkan were casting the footings for the redevelopment of the former Thames Water site into ten family homes and thirty four residential flats, five of which incorporate wheelchair provision.

Beveridge Completed

Published Monday, 2nd July 2012

Alan Camp Architects have recently completed the detail design and construction of Peter Barbers Ziggurat Homes for Southern Housing Group. Working together with Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, we completed the construction of this development which occupies a narrow site backing against industrial buildings and a student housing block, adjacent to Stepney Green Conservation Area.

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Quebec Way Approved

Published Wednesday, 29th February 2012

A 366-unit residential and mixed-use scheme by Alan Camp Architects has been unanimously approved subject to a Section 106 agreement by the London Borough of Southwark's Planning Committee.

Flippin Tossers

Published Friday, 4th March 2011

Alan Camp Architects were narrowly beaten in the annual charity pancake race, organised by Better Bankside. Our team consisted of Simon, Jess, Erwin and Elli. Monies were raised for Paintings in Hospitals, a local charity (no.1065963) that lends original works of art to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities throughout the UK.

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