Practice Director Chris Patience moves on...
After 9 successful years at EllisMiller, practice Director Chris Patience has decided that its time to seek new and exciting career opportunities elsewhere. He has accepted a senior role at world-leading architectural practice Grimshaw, where he will be working on a range of high profile and large scale projects. Grimshaw have delivered numerous internationally acclaimed buildings, including Waterloo Station, the Eden Project, and mostly recently, London Bridge Station. We wish Chris all the best in the next stage of his career and thank him for his hard work and commitment to the practice over the years.
West Green Road submitted for Tender
Our mixed use residential project on West Green Road in Haringey has been submitted for tender. The proposals seek to demolish a dilapidated building on the site and replace it with a new modern but contextual building, which includes a ground floor commercial unit and 8 high quality apartments on the upper floors. The scheme has been carefully designed to maximise the development capacity of the site, whilst significantly improving the local streetscene. We look forward to the project starting on-site in the Autumn.
Jonathan appointed as Associate Professor at NUA
Practice Director Jonathan Ellis-Miller has been appointed as Associate Professor at the Norwich School School of Architecture, Norwich University of the Arts. Jonathan is enjoying his joint roles in practice and academia.
New Private House Commission in the Cambridgeshire Fens
EllisMiller have been commissioned to design a 425sqm new build house in the Cambridgeshire Fens, the house is on a wonderful site with views to Ely Cathedral. The project is is expected to be submitted for planning in Sept 2017 with a start on site in Spring 2018.
Consented Haringey scheme far exceeds London Plan housing density through 'exemplary design'
Our mixed use residential scheme on West Green Road in north London, has received planning consent, far exceeding London Plan housing density requirements by 38%. The scheme is a clear demonstration that design excellence rewards our clients with significant added development value. The London Plan stipulates that housing density above the specified range is only justifiable in exceptional circumstances, where proposals are ‘demonstrably of exemplary design’.
The proposals seek to demolish a dilapidated building on the site and replace it with a new modern but contextual building, which includes a ground floor commercial unit and 8 high quality apartments on the upper floors. The scheme has been carefully designed to maximise the development capacity of the site, whilst significantly improving the local streetscene.
Loft-style apartments in Shoreditch nearing completion
Our mixed use residential building in the heart of Shoreditch is almost finished and will create 8 large 'loft-style' luxury apartments for rental.
The scheme is influenced by local historic workhouses and factories, utilising full height windows, double height spaces at ground level and a robust material palette of dark engineering brick and exposed concrete. The curved tip of the building steps down to address the scale of its context, completing a triangle of existing historic ‘bullnose‘ buildings.
Photoshoot of citizenM Shoreditch...
We are excited to release new shots of our new innovative citizenM hotel taken by photographer Morley von Sternberg. Although only 6 months old, it has already created a new, strikingly urban landmark building for Shoreditch. We particularly like the shots taken from on top of the old viaduct at Village Underground...
Hoover Building conversion now under construction!
We are delighted that construction work has now started on the residential conversion of the Hoover Building in west London. The Grade 2* listed building required careful and considered design in its conversion from an office to 66 apartments complementing the historic fabric to ensure the continued legacy of this important building.
Ridley Road loft apartments nearing completion...
Construction work is nearing completion for the extensive remodelling and extension of two dilapidated Victorian terraces into a new mixed use building fronting Ridley Road Market in Hackney.
The existing building has been partially demolished and rebuilt using existing recycled materials where possible, to create a new restaurant and four large 'loft-style' apartments. Great care has been taken to produce proposals for a modern but contextual addition to Ridley Road. The facades are composed of a precast concrete 'plinth', recycled brickwork and a zinc clad mansard roof.
The apartments are fully fitted out using recycled floorboards, cast iron fittings, brickwork feature walls and exposed steelwork, creating a ‘loft-style’ aesthetic synonymous to the local area.
Our citizenM hotel has checked into Shoreditch!
We are delighted to announce that our new innovative 216-room hotel in Shoreditch for international operator citizenM has opened its doors.
We worked closely with dutch creative firm Concrete to bring the citizenM identity into Shoreditch, by creating an overall aesthetic that reflects the citizenM brand, whilst visually celebrating the industrial heritage of the site. The collaboration resulted in a project that is strikingly urban, with the key architectural motif of the brick pattern of the building referring to the sites past use as a brick railway viaduct. The hotel lobby on the first floor is suspended under the steel structure, resulting in a balcony overlooking the iconic old tube trains on the other site of the street. Each prefabricated room module is equipped with a full width bed, freestanding shower and is controlled with a 'tablet mood pad' which allows guests to dim or colour the lights, close the curtains, control the room climate and watch television.
Design proposals for a new £35 million private secondary school in west London
We have recently submitted design proposals for a new £35million 1200 pupil private secondary school for Notting Hill Prep School in the London Borough of Ealing. EllisMiller submitted designs along with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Walters and Cohen and Studio E.
Design ideas for Haringey Warehouse District sites
We have prepared some initial design ideas for the redevelopment of several major strategic sites in the Haringey Warehouse District, north London. It is a predominantly industrial area with strong links to the textile manufacturing trade, however more recently many of the remaining industrial buildings have become home to a growing number of live-work spaces, inhabited by a largely creative community.
The sites present a fantastic opportunity to build upon the existing industrial character of the area, provide new pedestrian connections and public spaces, and create a vibrant mix of uses. Our proposals intend to reconnect the sites with the local area through the creation of new streets, a series of public spaces and new landscape links to the nearby New River. A combination of cafes, restaurants, workspaces and apartments with compliment existing industrial uses and create a thriving creative hub that can be enjoyed by the local community.