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June 2017

Patel Taylor is recruiting

We're recruiting!

Patel Taylor is looking for proactive and talented individuals to join us to work on a growing portfolio of residential masterplans and mid/large scale developments in the London area.

We're looking for Senior Architects, Architects, Part II and Part I Assistants.

We’re also looking for a Receptionist.

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Patel Taylor at the London Festival of Architecture 2017 June 2017

Patel Taylor at the London Festival of Architecture 2017

Patel Taylor will be participating in this year's LFA with a talk and guided walk of London Dock by Andrew Taylor and hosted by St George.

The event will start with a presentation at 6.30pm in the Trading Words pop up exhibition space, where visitors can find out more about the weird and wonderful goods once imported and exported at this historic site, and will include a guided walk through the newly unveiled public spaces, along the Trading Words art installation and inside the listed Pennington Street Warehouse.

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London Dock's first new building completes May 2017

London Dock's first new building completes

Clipper Wharf, a 57 homes residential development comprising of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, is part of the first phase of the 220,000 sqm regeneration. Patel Taylor was appointed by developer St George to design the masterplan, the Phase 1 buildings and the landscape for the prestigious new development, which takes inspiration from the site’s dockland heritage.

Clipper Wharf will be followed by the completion of two more Patel Taylor-designed apartment buildings at Gauging Square - Admiral Wharf and Alexander Wharf.

 

RIBA National Award win for Library and Student Centre June 2016

RIBA National Award win for Library and Student Centre

"The jury were extremely impressed with the sensitive use of materials both externally and internally. The architect has paid particular attention to how natural light falls on the building's surfaces and has specified simple concrete finishes to effectively show off the material's capabilities. The library extension, that accompanies the student centre, is also a skilled piece of work, with expressive use of external in-situ concrete complimenting the existing architecture but not merely copying. As in the student centre a simple palette of materials both inside and out has been handled with expertise and care."

University of Essex Library and Student Centre scoops two RIBA East Awards April 2016

University of Essex Library and Student Centre scoops two RIBA East Awards

Patel Taylor is very proud to have won RIBA East Building of the Year Award as well as an RIBA East Regional Award for our University of Essex Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre.

The project is now up for consideration for the RIBA National Award which will be revealed in June 2016.

St George's Bristol receives planning approval December 2015

St George's Bristol receives planning approval

We are delighted to have been appointed to take the addition to one of Bristol’s most loved concert venues through to the next stage of design development. The new pavilion for St George's Bristol, which has recently received planning consent, will reconfigure and extend this world-class music venue helping to secure its long term future and financial sustainability.

British Homes Awards win October 2015

British Homes Awards win

Patel Taylor won Best Age-restricted Development award for Courtyard Housing project at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards, held at Grosvenor Square last Friday 16 October.

Open House London 2015 September 2015

Open House London 2015

Patel Taylor will be participating in this year's Open House London edition, offering architect-led tours of the Courtyard Housing project in Barking. Completed in 2014, the Courtyard Housing was designed for the over 55’s community to provide one, two and three bedroom homes within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. More information, including tour times, can be found here.

 

Courtyard Housing shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Awards September 2015

Courtyard Housing shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Patel Taylor's scheme for the over 55's community has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times' British Homes Awards. The Courtyard Housing project, completed in 2014, provides a new model for high quality council housing accommodation within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The winners will be announced in October.

White City achieves planning June 2015

White City achieves planning

Patel Taylor and developers St James Group Ltd have received a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham for one of London’s most ambitious development projects. Proposals for the redevelopment of the Marks and Spencer Warehouse Site in White City are based around a 10.5 acre masterplan that will provide West London with up to 1,465 new homes and a 4 acre public park.

The new homes are made up of a range of different sizes and tenures, including affordable housing, while commercial, leisure and community uses are planned to support the residential development. For further information, click here.

Courtyard Housing scheme features in the architectural press May 2015

Courtyard Housing scheme features in the architectural press

We are pleased to say that our Courtyard Housing scheme for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham has recently begun to feature on several architectural websites. 

Links to the different sites can be found below:

Dezeen

The Architect’s Journal

RIBA Journal

E-architect

New riverside tower May 2015

New riverside tower

Lombard Road, a 28 storey residential tower with an elegantly twisting sculptural form has been granted planning permission. Work can now begin to construct this distinctive new addition to the Thames waterside.

The tower occupies one of the last remaining riverfront sites in Wandsworth and lies adjacent to the Grade II* listed Cremorne Bridge. This combination of new homes, exemplary design and generous public realm, will work together to create a new destination for Wandsworth, drawing people towards and reconnecting the local community to the riverfront.

Patel Taylor mentioned in the Financial Times 'How to Spend it' February 2015

Patel Taylor mentioned in the Financial Times 'How to Spend it'

Patel Taylor's London Dock development was mentioned in the 21st February 2015 edition of the Financial Times.  The How to Spend it  feature is titled Properties With Art at their Heart and you can read it online here.

Lowther Childrens Centre on Channel 4 February 2015

Lowther Childrens Centre on Channel 4

Patel Taylor's Lowther Childrens' centre in Barnes was featured in the Channel 4 Documentary The Secret Life of 4 year Olds on Tuesday 10th February 2015. The documentary follows 10 four year olds as they arrive at nursery and gives a unique insight into the way the children learn to navigate friendships, learning and play - all set against the lively backdrop of Patel Taylor's award winning school, which was completed in 2010.

The documentary is available to watch on 4OD until 12th March and can be found here.

Double award success for Eastside November 2014

Double award success for Eastside

Eastside City Park has won a further two awards this week. The scheme, which has already received a number of accolades, was named Best Public Space Scheme at the FX Awards on Wednesday, followed by success in the Design for a Medium Scale Public Development at yesterdays Landscape Institute Awards.  

Patel Taylor appointed on White City masterplan June 2014

Patel Taylor appointed on White City masterplan

10 acre site in West London

Patel Taylor has been commissioned by developers St James to develop a residential-led masterplan for a prominent 10.4 acre site in West London.

Appointed after a competition, we are developing masterplan, architecture and landscape design proposals for the White City site, which sits opposite the former BBC Television Centre and adjacent to Westfield shopping Centre, and is currently home to a Marks & Spencer distribution depot. For further information, click here.

Double Civic Trust Award success March 2014

Double Civic Trust Award success

Eastside and East Village awarded

We are delighted to announce that two of our projects were successful at last Friday's Civic Trust Awards Ceremony in Blackpool. Eastside City Park, on the back of triumphs in the RIBA, ICE and BCI awards, was given a National Award. The panel said that 'an innovative, inviting and inspirational place has been created'. East Village in Stratford was also received a National Award, a project for which we were part of the masterplan team. More details can be seen on the Civic Trust website.

London Dock scheme gets the go ahead January 2014

London Dock scheme gets the go ahead

London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning permission for London Dock in Wapping, East London. The redevelopment will transform the 15-acre site into a mixed use and residential development comprising 1,800 homes, 20,000m2 of commercial space, and over 50% public open space, including a new civic square.

The first phase of development will commence in March, with completion of the entire site expected in 2029. Further details on the project can be seen here.

Success in BD Awards December 2013

Patel Taylor named Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year

Success in BD's awards

We are honoured to announce that we have been named Masterplanning and Public realm Architect of the Year in the Architect of the Year Awards 2013. Organised by Building Design magazine, the awards reward the practices responsible for the best overall body of work within various sectors. A full list of the winners can be viewed here.

Masterplan for new Russian town November 2013

From Russia with Love

Patel Taylor to masterplan new town

Patel Taylor have been appointed to masterplan a new town for Green Gold AG in Selishche, Russia. Located near Ostashkov, it is already one of Russias most popular hoilday destinations. Part of the Tver region and sitting on the shore of Lake Seliger, the area earmarked for development covers 3,300ha.

Masterplanning and Public Realm nod September 2013

Patel Taylor shortlisted for Architect of the Year

Masterplanning and Public Realm nod

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for BD magazine's Architect of the Year Awards. Nominated in the Masterplanning and Public Realm category alongside five other practices, the awards recognise bodies of work in numerous sectors within the profession. The winner will be announced in December. A full shortlist and further details can be seen here

Ram Brewery regeneration granted planning August 2013

Ram Brewery regeneration granted planning

Patel Taylor's public realm proposals for the historic Ram Brewery site, as part of the EPR Architects masterplan for owners Minerva, has been granted planning approval. Located in Wandsworth Town, the banks of the River Wandle will be opened up, with 1.2 hectares of public space being created.

The only way is Essex August 2013

The only way is Essex

Follow progress on site webcam

The University of Essex have installed a webcam on the site of the new Student Centre and Library. Having commenced earlier this year, the project is expected to complete late 2014. You can view their progress here!

Another award nomination for Eastside July 2013

Another award nomination for Eastside

WAF Awards 2013

Eastside City park picked up yet another award nomination this week. Following on from the recent success in the RIBA awards, it has been shortlisted in the Landscape category at the World Architecture Festival Awards. Taking place in Singapore from 2-4 October 2013, WAF is the largest festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community. A full shortlist can be viewed here.

First picture of Phoenix School, East London July 2013

First picture of Phoenix School, East London

Due for completion late 2013

Here is the first image of the Phoenix School in Bow, East London. Due for completion later this year, this SEN school is part of a scheme that encompasses the neighbouring Central Foundation Girls School, also by Patel Taylor, which will complete in 2014. 

Patel Taylor to masterplan new Russian town June 2013

Patel Taylor to masterplan new Russian town

Patel Taylor have been appointed to masterplan a new town for GreenGold AG in Selishche, Russia. Located near Ostashkov, 360km north east of Moscow, it is already one of Russias most popular holiday destinations/resorts. Part of the Tver region and sitting on the shore of Lake Seliger, the area earmarked for development covers 3,300ha.

Eastside wins four RIBA awards June 2013

Eastside wins four RIBA awards

Patel Taylor are delighted after Eastside City Park was this week honoured with four RIBA awards. A great recognition for all who were involved in the project, it received a National Award, West Midlands Award, Building of the Year, and Client of the Year for Birmingham City Council. As one of forty three National winners, it will be included in the long-list for the prestigious Stirling Prize which is announced later in the year. 

NLA Awards 2013 June 2013

NLA Awards 2013

Three projects shortlisted

Patel Taylor have had three projects shortlisted for this years NLA awards. Courtyard Housing has made the Residential category, Lowther Primary School the Education category and the East Village masterplan, for which we authored the Design Guidelines as well as designing plots N03 and N04, is shortlisted in the Masterplans and Mixed-Use category. Recognising 'the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital', the winners will be announced in a ceremony at The Guildhall on July 11th.

Shell Centre gets planning May 2013

Shell Centre gets planning

Approval granted by London Borough of Lambeth

Lambeth Council recently granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre site on London's Southbank. Featuring a residential tower by Patel Taylor, work is due to start on site later this year with completion expected in 2019.

Eastside awarded May 2013

Eastside awarded

RICS West Midlands Awards

Patel Taylor's Eastside City Park scheme was this week successful at both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors West Midlands Awards and the Institute of Civil Engineers Awards in Birmingham. The scheme was winner of both the Sustainability and the Special Chairmans Award at the ICE Awards, whilst also recognised as 'Highly Commended' in the Regeneration category at the RICS Awards.  

Awards season April 2013

Awards season

Athletes Village, Eastside shortlisted

Patel Taylor have recently been shortlisted for several awards. Our blocks on the East Village in Stratford (formerly the 2012 Athletes Village) have been shortlisted for an RIBA London regional award, whilst Eastside City Park is in the running for recognition on three fronts - from the RIBA West Midlands, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Forum at Forty Eight April 2013

Forum at Forty Eight

Value of Investing in Landscape

This Wednesday evening sees the launch of Forum at Forty Eight with an evening debate on the 'Value of Investing in Landscape' at Patel Taylors Clerkenwell office. Chaired by Ruth Slavid, the editor of the Landscape Institute Journal, the panel will comprise of Mark Davy (Founder of Futurecity), Clive Dutton (Executive Director for Regeneration and Inward Investment for London Borough of Newham), Sue Illman (President of Landscape Institute), Jonathan Smales (Executive Chairman, Beyond Green) and Andrew Taylor (Director, Patel Taylor).

Courtyard Housing March 2013

Courtyard Housing

Barking

We have received planning by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for Courtyard Housing designed for elderly person within the Borough.

Patel Taylor studied the rich English history associated with housing for the elderly and has consequently made reference to medieval Old English Houses of Alms (almshouses). By distilling the key elements of this traditional housing type, the Courtyard Housing at Wood Lane meets the needs of its users whilst being of appropriate scale to the site and its surrounding context.

The project starts on site in May and is due for completion in early 2014.

Eastside Profiled March 2013

Eastside Profiled

Architects Journal feature

Patel Taylor's recently completed Eastside City Park in Birmingham has been profiled in this weeks Architects Journal, by Rory Olcayto – http://bit.ly/ZTTH1q

Eastside City Park November 2012

Eastside City Park

Birmingham 2012

Patel Taylor and Allain Provost successfully emerged from two stages of an international competition as the winners of the commission to design Birmingham’s first new park for over a century. This is a wonderful opportunity and one which has had our highest attention. The site is a long, narrow site which joins the city centre along the frontage of Millennium Point eastwards to the Digbeth canal and lies within the city’s Eastside regeneration precinct.

To find out more click here

Lowther Primary School November 2012

Lowther Primary School

Barnes, London 2012

Another of our buildings that we have revisited is Lowther Primary School, in Barnes, west London. Previously we designed a multi-award winning children’s centre for the school as part of a masterplan that we drew up. Now we have gone back and recently completed a dining hall with classrooms for final-year students above it – a building that is both physically and metaphorically at the heart of the school.

To find out more click here

Making the most of London November 2012

Making the most of London

London

London is such a successful and busy city that it is often surprising to realise that there are still areas, large and small, that are not reaching their full potential. We are involved in projects on a range of scales that are playing a part in helping the city to work even better.

On the large scale, we are part of the team working on the new masterplan for Earl’s Court, where we are focussing particularly on the public realm and on creating a landscape framework. This draws on the idea of London’s lost rivers, those waterways that played vital roles in the growth of the city, only to become almost entirely submerged. It is time to celebrate them again.

At city-block scale, we are currently working on a residential building, one of seven in a masterplan to redevelop the area around the South Bank’s iconic tower, the Shell Centre.

In both of these projects we are working with respected masterplanners, but on another London site we are ourselves the masterplanners. St George have commissioned us to develop proposals for the re-use of Fortress Wapping, east London, previously occupied by News International. Currently out to consultation, this residential-led, mixed-use scheme will draw inspiration from the area's dockland heritage and is to be rebranded as London Dock.

University of Essex November 2012

University of Essex

Colchester 2014

Having won an international competition, we are designing a new student centre for the University of Essex in Colchester, which will also include an addition to the university’s Albert Sloman library. When complete in 2014 it will be the largest new building on campus. The student centre is our second project for the University of Essex, as we also designed a lecture hall there which won Civic Trust and RIBA Awards in 2008.