Studio Egret West wish you festive cheer after a golden year.
2012 saw us completing four projects – the Library Building in Clapham, Park Hill in Sheffield, the Shoal and Meridian Square in Stratford and the Fold in Sidcup. In addition, East Croydon Bridge is well and truly “on site”.
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Studio Egret West have been appointed by OAO “Aviapark” (a subsidiary of the City of Moscow) to design a masterplan for the transformation of Khodynka Field (Khodynskoe Pole Airfield), Moscow’s oldest airport which closed in the 1990′s.
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Last night, the London Borough of Hillingdon resolved to grant planning consent for the comprehensive transformation of The Old Vinyl Factory on Blyth Road in Hayes. Over the next few months, when we have concluded formalities, we will be starting on our mission to bring 4,000 jobs, up to 650 homes and a whole new life to an area of London that badly needs it.
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We are pleased to hear that visitors to the Clapham Library have increased by 250 per cent since its move to modern premises. The library had seen over 35,000 people using it during each of the first three months since the reopening, triple the number for the same period last year.
The building is part of the £80 million Clapham One regeneration scheme working to improve leisure facilities in the area. Continue reading the full story.
Congratulations to Capco and Sir Terry Farrell. Late last night, Kensington and Chelsea Council’s Planning Committee approved the plans for the 7,500 home, 12,000 job redevelopment of Earls Court, following Hammersmith and Fulham’s green light on planning permission in September. The scheme straddles both West London boroughs.
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The new East Croydon station bridge was pushed into position last night. Designed by Studio Egret West and Hawkins/Brown with Mott Macdonald as engineers, the 1000 tonne, 100 metre-long and 14 metre-wide bridge was built next to East Croydon station over the last 12 months and was moved into place over the weekend. Moving at a speed of around six metres an hour, the bridge was slid into place while trains continued to run underneath, meaning services were not disrupted for passengers.
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Last night we celebrated SEW’s 8th birthday. We started by taking the glass lift to the top of Heron Tower. With 20 projects spread across London at the moment it seemed appropriate to take in the view of our ever changing favourite city. We then continued our evening celebrations with a mouthwatering dinner at the Caravan restaurant in Kings Cross.
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Our Old Vinyl Factory masterplan enjoyed a double page spread in the Evening Standard last night. This coincided with the project getting a “Special Mention” in the WAN Urban Regeneration Project of the Year. Continue reading “Power to the Pop Factory…” »
Scarborough Development Group have unveiled plans to build 1m sq ft of mixed-use space on Middlewood Locks in Salford, including nearly 350 residential units and 325,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and offices. The masterplan by Studio Egret West includes a community or educational building, destination playground, enterprise hub and a sports and leisure facility. The Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal which passes through the site will be cleaned up and and a new woodland planted.
Today Studio Egret West were delighted to welcome Mr Horie of Horie Japan, a world leader in Titanium Surface Engineering. Horie were responsible for anodising the Titianium leaves for SEW’s Shoal Sculpture in Stratford which Mr Horie also visited for the first time. In honour of our collaboration Mr Horie gave the studio twenty-two coloured titanium cups; one for every studio member in the colours of the Shoal.
Continue reading “Somewhere Over the Rainbow…” »
Studio Egret West is working (on behalf of Galliard Homes) in collaboration with Tibbalds and Karusevic Carson Architects (on behalf of Fidelity) to create a comprehensive masterplan for three major sites on the Isle of Dog.
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A few weeks ago David West and Christophe Egret were invited by Building Design to visit a place that inspired them. They chose Zollverein coal mine in Essen as an example of a reinvented place that uses inventive programming, strong landscape and narrative to create a rich new platform for sustainable development.
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The Fold in Sidcup is nearing completion with the envelope works now finished. The scheme is nine storeys tall and sits adjacent to Sidcup Station. Along with 98 homes there are a series of rooftop gardens for residents with spectacular views out of London.
Time to unfold the deck chairs!
Last night we attended the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2012. Our Clapham Library Building won “Best Apartment Building of the Year” and Sheffield Park Hill won “Best Conversion, Restoration or Refurbishment Project of the Year”
Then right at the end of the night Studio Egret West was awarded the British Home Awards “Architect of the Year”. Good things do come in threes!
Studio Egret West’s Library Building in Clapham has made it into Wallpaper online as one of the Open House 2012 top 20 destinations.