New housing with Whiteburn projects at Caerlee Mill, Innerleithen by Nikki Barton

We are delighted to announce that we are supporting the award winning developer Whiteburn projects to regenerate the site of the former Caerlee Mills in Innerleithen.  The site has planning permission in principle and we will help Whiteburn develop a detailed planning application to deliver 44 new family homes, which will be for sale on the open market. This will be a springboard to explore an economically viable solution for the B listed mill buildings which date back from 1788.

Fullarton Community Hub nears completion by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office are very pleased to announce that the works to this much needed community building project in Fullarton are nearing completion. The design team has overcome a number of site issues, such as a stray gas main to complete this project. We hope the community of Fullarton make full use of this new low energy building & the full benefit of the health & activity facilities for all.

The area has experienced higher-than-average levels of deprivation and has some of the lowest life expectancy rates in Scotland and it is hoped this project will be the catalyst for a bright new future for Fullarton. The project secured funding from Big Lottery, Irvine Bay and North Ayrshire Council. 

 

WANTED:EXPERIENCED PART II or RECENTLY QUALIFIED ARCHITECT -LONDON by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office is seeking a talented Part-III architect (or experienced Part-II) to work on an exciting new housing project in our London Office.

Our studio is in a great location near Broadway Market with an excellent quality of life, a relaxed but highly motivated environment and work on a mix of projects in London and the south east. Supported by directors you will deliver housing & mixed use projects working as part of an ambitious team.

A strong design sensibility is needed together with experience of working on housing and understanding sustainability issues. You will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills and be able to demonstrate experience of on-site construction, knowledge of procurement and project running experience. You will be able to plan and programme work and have be committed to providing an excellent service to our clients.

Your job will entail liaising with clients, consultants, planners and the construction team so you should be confident, professional, friendly and a good team-worker.

Our office uses AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop. Proficiency in these as well as freehand sketching, good writing skills and fluency in speaking and writing English will be required. The right applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, ambitious, with a good sense of humour.

The position is full time. Salary negotiable according to experience.

Please email your CV with a selection of your work and a covering letter to [email protected] with attachments no bigger than 6MB.

City Architecture Office is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. We seek to support flexible working arrangements to suit family commitments.

British Library extension win by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office have supported Stanhope & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in the winning bid for an extension to the British Library, to be built on a 2.8 acre site to the north of its Grade 1 Listed building at St Pancras in London. The site will be developed with Stanhope, the property developers, and will be a major new centre for commerce, knowledge and research.

The development will also include new commercial space for organisations and companies that wish to be located at the heart of London's Knowledge Quarter, close to the Francis Crick Institute and the other knowledge-based companies, research organisations, amenities and transport links located at King’s Cross and St Pancras.

City Architecture Office will continue to provide infrastructure advice in relation to the integration of Crossrail 2 station proposals.

The Stanhope consortium was appointed following a Competitive Dialogue procurement process that began in late 2015.

Stanhope have 30 years’ experience of developing complex central London projects, including Broadgate, Paternoster Square and the Tate Modern Switch House building. Stanhope are backed by strong financial partners and current projects include the regeneration of Television Centre, White City.

Cornthwaite Street Houses start on site by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office's project with East End Housing for two new houses in Clapton, London is about to start on site. We recently secured planning permission for two new split- level homes each with a generous roof terrace.

We will continue to support the project to completion working with Madison Construction & Centrespace design. The project is due for completion Autumn 2017.

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Thyme Walk houses on EAA Ambassador shortlist by Nikki Barton

Our Thyme Walk Houses in Hackney, London have been shortlisted for the Edinburgh Architectural Association 2017 ambassador award for projects outside Edinburgh.

The four brick courtyard family houses are reached by a narrow lane set into a infill site in east London for Northill Properties.

An exhibition showcasing the shortlisted entries is due to be held at the RIAS, Joyce B Deans room at 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh in April 2017. This will be open to the public from 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Further images & information are available on our website here: http://www.cityarc.co.uk/housing/

 

Wadeson Street moves closer to completion by Nikki Barton

Our latest building with Northill properties moved a step closer to completion. Nine apartments with a communal roof terrace just south of the Regents Canal close to Vyner Street & Broadway Market.  Both ground floor commercial units are sold with offers on a number of the apartments. West 4 contractors have still work to complete before the contract finishes in May 2017.

WANTED: PART-III OR EXPERIENCED PART-II ARCHITECT by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office is seeking a talented Part-III architect (or experienced Part-II) to be project architect on an exciting new housing project.

London Office. Our studio is in a great location near Broadway Market with an excellent quality of life, a relaxed but highly motivated environment and work on a mix of projects in London and the south east. Supported by directors you will deliver housing & mixed use projects working as part of an ambitious team.

A strong design sensibility is needed together with experience of working on housing and understanding sustainability issues. You will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills and be able to demonstrate experience of on-site construction, knowledge of procurement and project running experience. You will be able to plan and programme work and have be committed to providing an excellent service to our clients.

Your job will entail liaising with clients, consultants, planners and the construction team so you should be confident, professional, friendly and a good team-worker.

Our office uses AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop. Proficiency in these as well as freehand sketching, good writing skills and fluency in speaking and writing English will be required. The right applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, ambitious, with a good sense of humour.

The position is full time. Salary negotiable according to experience.

Please email your CV with a selection of your work and a covering letter to [email protected] with attachments no bigger than 6MB.

City Architecture Office is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. We seek to support flexible working arrangements to suit family commitments.

On site at Millfields, Clapton for NorthIll Properties by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office have been appointed by Northill Properties to support the technical design & construction phase of their mixed use Millfields development in Clapton, London. 

We have already been able to support further design development working with West 4 construction & Centrespace design. Comprising of nine apartments & a retail unit, the project is due for completion Spring 2017.

Saline affordable Housing site start imminent by Nikki Barton

The construction of 55 affordable family homes in Saline is due to get underway this winter.

Works will commence after we have successfully discharged reserved planning matters.

This milestone is achieved after six years of working positively with the community and Kingdom Housing Association, to identify the site, housing needs and develop attractive proposals that respect the local character and enhance the amenity of the village.

The phased delivery of these much needed affordable homes is anticipated from late 2017.

Site work commences on the new Fullarton Community Hub in Irvine by Nikki Barton

Following final approval from the main funders (Big Lottery, Irvine Bay and North Ayrshire Council), the site phase of this much needed community project got underway in September and is due for completion in spring 2017.

The existing 'Green hut' has been demolished to make way for the striking multi-Use Hub. The site is stripped, foundations poured and drainage installed. Check live progress via our site webcam http://www.fullartonsitewatch.com/

The area has experienced higher-than-average levels of deprivation and has some of the lowest life expectancy rates in Scotland and it is hoped this project will be the catalyst for a bright new future for Fullarton.

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Working with Whiteburn projects by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office are delighted to be working with Edinburgh based developer Whiteburn Projects on their development at Edenhall Hospital in Musselburgh.

Whiteburn projects challenge the best of Scotland’s architects, engineers and builders to create better and more successful buildings for their customers.

City Architecture Office will work with Whiteburn to convert and develop the listed buildings at Edenhall Hospital into 13 homes, complementing a larger development for the hospital grounds by Stewart Milne Homes.

 

A new Director by Nikki Barton

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City Architecture Office is pleased to announce that Roger Bainbridge has joined the practice as a Director, having previously been the Head of Design for Mactaggart & Mickel. He brings with him over 25 years experience in the design & construction of  residential developments working with house builders and commercial developers.

Roger is already working on City Architecture Office projects in Hackney, London with Northill Properties and with Whiteburn developments on the Listed Edenhall Hospital development in Musselburgh.

WANTED: Part-III or experienced Part-II architect by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office is seeking a talented Part-III architect (or experienced Part-II) to be project architect on an exciting new housing project.

London Office. Our studio is in a great location near Broadway Market with an excellent quality of life, a relaxed but highly motivated environment and work on a mix of projects in London and the south east. Supported by directors you will deliver housing projects working as part of an ambitious team.

A strong design sensibility is needed together with experience of working on housing and understanding sustainability issues. You will have excellent graphic, design and technical skills and be able to demonstrate experience of on-site construction, knowledge of procurement and project running experience. You will be able to plan and programme work and have be committed to providing an excellent service to our clients.

Your job will entail liaising with clients, consultants, planners and the construction team so you should be confident, professional, friendly and a good team-worker.

Our office uses AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop. Proficiency in these as well as freehand sketching, good writing skills and fluency in speaking and writing English will be required. The right applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, ambitious, with a good sense of humour.

The position is full time. Salary negotiable according to experience.

Royal visit to Rosyth Parish church by Nikki Barton

Rosyth Parish church excels as the hub for the town's centenary events, following completion of the refurbishment by City Architecture Office.

On 28.05.16, Princess Anne joined First Minister Nicola Sturgeon alongside hundreds of people for a commemoration service at Rosyth Parish Church to mark the centenary of the largest naval engagement of World War One, the Battle of Jutland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited an exhibition, displayed in the new multi-use space that City Architecture Office designed in the building.

As a result of this successful community project, a range of events including exhibitions, concerts and conferences are being hosted at the Hub, in parallel with the ongoing regular programme of activities. 

Rosyth Parish Church re-opens for the community by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office has completed multiple phased regeneration of Rosyth Parish Church. The completion of the renovation works coincides with the centenary of the founding of Rosyth Garden City. It is the only listed building (class B) in Rosyth, designed by A H Mottram, and opened n 1931. It stands at the heart of Rosyth Garden City, masterplanned by Raymond Unwin and founded in 1916.

 

The intricately realised design has created a welcoming community asset and since re-opening after 11 years, user numbers and activities have increased greatly. City Architecture Office was initially appointed to carry out a feasibility study. Problems were identified, plans prepared and fundraising started. From this work, the vision to create a multi-use ‘hub’ for the benefit of the community was developed. The remodelling and improvements to the existing fabric are designed to retain the original character of the B-listed building, improve accessibility and create new opportunities for contact and interaction with the community.

Fullarton Community hub gains Lottery funding by Nikki Barton

Fullarton Community Association will receive £1,127,389 from Big Lottery to build a new community hub in Irvine, North Ayrshire. The new hub designed by City Architecture OFFICE, replaces a prefab hut that has been the community centre for forty years.

 

The hub has twice the space than the original and will host activities offered every day of the week. It will feature a series of facilities for the local community, including a doctor’s surgery, multi-purpose hall, youth facilities, offices and a community lounge/ cafe. A MUGA and community garden will also be provided.

 

Moray Royles, Director at City Architecture Office, said: “We are very excited to be part of this community project. The new building is designed to have a prominent, optimistic presence in the locality and be a catalyst towards a bright future for Fullarton.

Establishing a new development framework for Cambridge Heath Road by Nikki Barton

Wadeson Street: We have established a new development framework in the E2 area of London by working closely with the Tower Hamlet planning team. City Architecture Office has helped to determine a new datum in mass & amenity for a rapidly changing area. A mixed use development with B1 units at street level and 9 apartments follow GLA housing design guidelines and achieve a 50% carbon reduction.