Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

News release: Planning for 20 homes on former synagogue site

October 23, 2014


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News release: 52 zinc-clad canal-side homes completed on Regents Canal

October 23, 2014


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Quest house_signing off the limestone

October 17, 2014


Steve and Graham have just returned from a quick ’round trip’ to Germany to sign off samples of the limestone cladding for our project Quest House, Croydon.

The stone will be produced by Franken Schotter and supplied by Aliva facade solutions.

Quest house is a 1970′s office building which falls within the Croydon Vision 2020 regeneration programme.  The 7 storey high building is currently clad in concrete.  This being replaced with the limestone cladding and oak balconies as part of the office to residential conversion, creating a softer ‘residential architecture’ for the 73 new mixed tenure homes.

Durkan commenced construction on this development for Family Mosaic in January 2014, it will take around 20 months to complete.unnamed-1

Site visit to Heneage Street

December 12, 2013

Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects recently took a lunchtime walk down to Brick Lane, to look around Heneage Street; a nearby scheme of ours which is nearing completion.

The new-build scheme accommodates 9 private homes and 7 B1 units (756m2), and was designed for client Cobstar Developments Limited in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  The brickwork provides a robust base, with anodised aluminium cladding in three tones around the upper levels.

A light well behind the B1 units provides a surprising ‘secret garden’, offering a view of the city sky and chimney tops from a place of seclusion.   All of the apartments have private amenity, some with very generous terraces and, as we witnessed, fantastic views over the city which unfold dramatically as you rise up through the building.

Construction is due to be completed mid December 2013 and the building is already fully let.  With those views, it is not surprising.