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Newsletter 07/2014

Summer Newsletter

King's Lynn Innovation Centre

Feilden+Mawson have won the commission for the King's Lynn Innovation Centre, which will provide 2000sqm of flexible office space in the North Ouse Regeneration Area in West Norfolk. The practice has developed a good and consistent track record of producing innovation centres over the years.

I am absolutely delighted to have secured this important commission. Having recently completed Trinity House for Northumbrian Water in Lowestoft, I believe we are well placed to help NWES and the Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk see this regeneration project a reality.

- Feilden+Mawson Partner, Philip Bodie -

 

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MOD Caversfield

Feilden+Mawson have recently completed the conversion of a former WWII specialised decontamination bunker into two luxury homes, at MOD Caversfield in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The conversion of a windowless, fortress-like structure into two residential units was a difficult brief, with no readymade solutions or precedents available. The designs are a bespoke solution in their context and a unique creation.

Lake Cabin, Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic

Feilden+Mawson's Prague office has completed a new weekend cabin on the shores of the Macha Lake in Northern Bohemia. The main aim of the project was to provide an adequate recreational retreat for the clients' sailing passion. The cabin stands seven metres from the edge of the lake in a unique pine forest. The principal entrance is from the lake itself via boat and an existing wooden pier. The cabin is proposed as a simple light-weight timber object which sits on ground screws with minimal impact on the landscape.

The cabin offers a simple double height living space, with a single pitched roof into which a sleeping gallery is inserted. The kitchen, shower and toilet are placed in a compact box beneath the gallery. The main focus of the space is on the expansive views of the large lake through a wide full height opening and on the balanced relationship of the cabin with its natural surroundings. For security a large folding wall protects the cabin and becomes flush with the facade when unoccupied.

Kumasi City Hall

Elsie Owusu Architects with Feilden+Mawson are shortlisted for the new Kumasi City Hall Complex, in Ashanti, Ghana. Formerly known as 'West Africa's Garden City', Kumasi has declined in wealth and international standing. Under Mayor Kojo Bonsu's Green Action Plan, KMA is reclaiming its former status through strategic investment in urban renewal and civic projects. The new City Hall Complex is at the core of KMA's drive for sustainable regeneration in the city and the region, and the Assembly's importance as a democratic institution within the Ashanti tradition.

The contemporary design of the centre, a focal point for the community and civic pride, reflects Kumasi's position as the commercial heart of the nation and future 'Gateway to West Africa'. The form of the building is inspired by the Ashanti porcupine, symbol of the ancient kingdom's resilience and power of endurance. The integrated Ghana/UK design team, led by Beau Sackey and Co. and contractor Hai Hong ETS, includes engineer Techniker, with Arup for landscape, sound, services and sustainability. The winners are expected to be announced in August 2014.

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Alconbury

Feilden+Mawson have partnered with Kier Eastern on the delivery of the Alconbury Incubator Building which has won the British Council for Offices regional award for projects up to 2000m2. The building's unique arrangement has resolutely met the developer's objective for this office to start a wider process of place-making, setting the project out amongst this year's entries.

White Hart Lane

Earlier this year, Feilden+Mawson entered a competition for the White Hart Lane station masterplan as part of the Transport for London Design and Urbanism framework. Our proposal envisioned the refurbishment of the Victorian station building and utilisation of the existing arches, accommodating retail units below and platform amenities above, with a more visible and populated approach to the station.

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Easton Village

Feilden+Mawson partner, Emily Barnston has lead the project design team in the final stages of developing masterplan proposals for this South Norfolk village. Emily has strong connections to Easton, having grown up in the village, and understands the importance of sensitive redevelopment. Easton has been identified by South Norfolk Council as a major growth location with a proposed allocation of approximately 900 new homes. The design team expects to submit for planning in late summer 2014.

F+M Interiors

F+M Interiors

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of a new initiative, Feilden+Mawson Interiors. This full interior design service will act as an independent consultancy within the practice. From project inception to completion, the interiors team will promote their excellent technical design skills to a range of existing and new commercial, residential, private and public sector clients. This offer will be integrated with the procurement of furniture, fittings and equipment.

As a practice, we believe that interior spaces and building design should be integrated to create a cohesive architectural expression, delivering pleasure and comfort, in public, private and commercial realms. Partners Elsie Owusu, Erin Davidson and Stuart Jones will lead the new venture, while Eleanor B├╝sing will assume the role of lead interior designer.

Tour de France

The Tour de France grand departed from Parker’s Piece in Cambridge this year. Feilden+Mawson’s offices on St. Andrew’s Street were perfectly located to watch the peloton ride through the historic city centre via Regent Street and Sidney Street before turning left at the Round Church.

You can view more photos from the event here

Contact: Feilden+Mawson
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