KSS Design Group Ltd

 
Address   6th Floor
1 James Street
LONDON
W1U 1DR 
 
   020 7907 2222   
   020 7907 2299   
Email   info@kssgroup.com  
Website   www.kssgroup.com 
Contact   Mr David Alan Keirle 

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1: Project NameAnfield Stadium Expansion
Dates: 2015 - (ongoing)
Location: Liverpool 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture
 
Description:
The expansion of Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium will sit at the heart of a new master plan which links Walton Breck Road to the historic Stanley Park, and form part of a much needed wider regeneration of the Anfield area. The Main Stand expansion will include 3 tiers of seating with state-of-the-art corporate facilities. The existing Main Stand seating tier will be retained with a new mid and upper tier being constructed, and the new roof will be supported by an exposed truss and clad in metal. Once complete, the Main Stand will become one of the largest single stands in the country, with a full range of facilities for general admission and premium seat hospitality. Designed in partnership with SKM and Planit, the designs reflect the owners’ request to maintain the traditional four stand configuration, capture the unique spirit of the venue using club and historic references, and reinforce the intense Anfield spectator experience.
 
2: Project NameSammy Ofer Stadium
Dates: 2002 - 2015
Location: Haifa 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Brief Writing,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Master Planning
 
Awards:
Finalist in Stadium of the Year 2014 by DB Stadiums
Description:
Our 30,000 seat football stadium at the southern gateway to Haifa was designed in partnership with local architects Mansfeld Kehat, and is a striking new landmark in the city. The design concept combines key stadium elements of seating, roof and cladding to form a single volume adding another dimension to the already impressive Mount Carmel backdrop. The stadium is simple in form and pure in intent with the innovative gold shingle cladding bringing a new dimension to the local vernacular. Inside the stadium, home and away fans have great views of the pitch bringing them as close to the action as possible offering spectators a truly unique experience. The new UEFA Category 4 stadium will mainly act as a home venue for Israeli Premier League football clubs Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa, and in addition serve as a venue for mass recreation, entertainment and cultural events.
 
3: Project NameThe AMEX Community Stadium
Dates: 1998 - 2013
Location: Brighton 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Brief Writing,  CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Client Advisor,  Contract Advice,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Development Plans,  Drawing Service,  Expert Witness,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Master Planning,  Planning Advice,  Production Information,  Public Enquiries,  Space Planning,  Sustainable Design,  Town Planning,  Value Engineering
 
Awards:
2012 WINNER - Football Hospitality Awards (Directors Choice)
2012 WINNER - Stadium Business Summit Best New Venue
2011 WINNER - Structural Steel Deisgn Awards
2012 WINNER - SE Region Institute of Civil Engineer - Engineering Exc
Description:
After a long drawn out planning process, the widely acclaimed Amex Community Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC was finally completed in time for the 2011-12 season, marking a new era for the Club. The new venue proved so popular with the Club’s fan base that a further 8,000 seats were incorporated within the established envelope earlier in 2013 to meet increased demand, taking the final capacity to over 30,000. The site in Falmer lies next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs, and this in turn inspired the sweeping architectural form of the stadium. The stands nestle gently into the landscape, and the curved roof structures evoke the forms of the rolling hill backdrop. The facades are cut into the hillside to reduce the visible bulk, and the resultant form presents a dramatic gateway to Brighton along the busy A27. The design of the interior hospitality spaces reflects the "Seagulls" unique personality and is influenced by both Brighton's seaside location and the stadium’s position within the rolling landscape setting. Each suite is designed for match day and non-match day usage, and has its own signature personality based on metal themes, organic shaped suspended ceilings and funky furniture. The internal fitting out also includes the museum, retail store and coffee shop, where the bold use of colour, quirky graphics and way finding again reinforces the Club's message. Completed April 2013
 
4: Project NameTottenham Hotspur FC Training Centre
Dates: 2001 - 2012
Location: Enfield 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Sport - General,  Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Cladding & Facade Design,  Client Advisor,  Client Representative,  Contract Administration,  Design for Special Needs,  Design Management,  Drawing Service,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Landscape Design,  Master Planning,  Materials Advice,  Planning Advice,  Production Information,  Project Management,  Publicity Materials,  Space Planning,  Sustainable Design,  Value Engineering
 
Awards:
2013 FINALIST - RICS Leisure & Tourism Awards
Description:
Spurs' training centre on the 77 acre Bulls Cross site provides the highest quality playing, training and medical facilities for its first team squad and youth academy. We worked closely with the football and coaching staff to fine tune the proposals, and the result is an elegant modern building which sits quietly and comfortably in its landscaped surroundings. The main building features an 80 x 50m ETFE covered artificial pitch at its heart, and the internal configuration incorporates subtle enhancements in design which will hopefully inspire a new generation to work harder and make it to the top.
 
5: Project NameLondon 2012 Basketball Arena
Dates: 2007 - 2011
Location: London 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture
 
Description:
The venue was the largest indoor temporary arena constructed for the Olympics, and provided 11,500 seats for the basketball and handball competitions, reducing to 9,800 seats for Paralympics wheelchair basketball and rugby. Our brief was to create a compact and intimate arena seating bowl, and our solution pushed the boundaries of temporary seating design in terms of layout, comfort and sightlines, and gave the feel and atmosphere of a permanent venue.
 
6: Project NameCannon Road
Dates: 2012 - 2015
Location: Tottenham 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - Primary Education,  Houses and Housing - General
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice
 
Description:
Cannon Road is a medium density residential scheme in Haringey forming part of a wider regeneration strategy for North Tottenham, transforming the area from predominantly light industrial to a major new residential quarter. The development of 222 affordable and shared ownership residential units within four buildings includes a 22 storey tower, 180sqm commercial space together with a new 2 form reception and primary school at its heart, all served by a site wide CHP. The blocks are configured to create a safe and rewarding urban streetscape that encourages community interaction whilst providing good levels of space and privacy for the residents themselves. Substantial amenity space is provided in the form of private balconies, roof gardens and communal play areas.
 
7: Project NameHale Village
Dates: 2006 - 2012
Location: Haringey 
Gross Area: 50 000 to 99 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - Primary Education,  Health - Primary Health Care,  Health - Special Needs,  Houses and Housing - General,  Houses and Housing - Public Housing,  Houses and Housing - Student Housing,  Mixed Use Projects,  Offices - General,  Retail - General
 
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Key Services:
CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Landscape Design,  Planning Applications,  Production Information,  Publicity Materials,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Hale Village is currently the fourth largest residential project in London, and is a high density sustainable urban village on the edge of the Lea Valley, using the successful redevelopment of Hammarby, a waterside district of Sweden's capital Stockholm as a model. We are responsible for four key buildings delivering 366 affordable residential units for Newlon Housing Trust to Code 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes, plus Newlon's own new head offices and 1425m2 of commercial/retail shell and core, later occupied by an outpatient centre for a major hospital. All are served by a site-wide CHP scheme. The residential blocks are configured to create internal courtyards which foster enhanced communal living, and are clad with a range of claddings which add to the visual "tapestry" of the overall development. Extensive green spaces, and accessible green roofs and allotments also enrich the living experience.
 
8: Project NameSouth East Essex College
Dates: 2002 - 2004
Location: Southend-on-Sea 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Community Participation,  Culture & Entertainment - Concert Halls,  Education - Higher Education,  Food and Beverage - General
 
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Key Services:
Arbitration,  Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Master Planning,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
The award winning South East Essex College at Southend-on-Sea is a flagship education project for the Thames Gateway which sets new standards in design and is a unique showcase for modern further and higher education. The new college is a truly sustainable, low energy building combining flexible curriculum space with an ETFE clad central atrium housing a 250 seat performance “pod” and sculptural multi-level dining decks. We created colourful concepts for the main interior spaces, and inspired by the features of the new building, updated the original college logo into one which subtly formed the graphic basis of the wayfinding, signage and branding throughout. Completed August 2004
 
9: Project NameNorth West Kent College
Dates: 2005 - 2009
Location: Gravesend and Dartford 
Gross Area: 5 000 to 9 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - General
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Client Advisor,  Community Planning & Participation,  Contract Administration,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Landscape Design,  Logistics,  Lottery/Grant Bid Advice,  Master Planning,  Planning Applications,  Production Information,  Sustainable Design,  Value Engineering
 
Description:
North West Kent College is a further education college spread over two campuses in Gravesend and Dartford, 10 miles apart. As well as developing master plans and detailed proposals for both sites, KSS created a fresh modern architecture to unify the college’s identity. At Gravesend, the redevelopment focuses on the main entrance area and public frontage, and includes new reception, refectory, mixed- use teaching accommodation, learning resource unit, information technology suite and gymnasium. Completed September 2009
 
10: Project NameStade OcĂ©ane
Dates: 2009 - 2012
Location: Le Havre 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Sport - Stadia
 
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Key Services:
Cladding & Facade Design,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Full Architectural Service,  Sustainable Design,  Value Engineering
 
Awards:
2013 BRITISH EXPERTISE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS - HIGHLY COMMENDED BEST IN
2012 - FINALIST SPORT AND LEISURE ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
Description:
Our new 25,000 capacity stadium for Le Havre AC was won in design competition in association with SCAU, and is designed as Europe’s first “energy positive” stadium. The brief from the Club was to design a landmark building that would sit proudly at the entrance to the Port City of Le Havre, and a venue that would deliver the “English stadia experience”. The design concept reflects the history of the Club (including its English ancestry!) and the pixelated ETFE shell cladding imitates the two core elements of sea and sky and acts as a shining beacon for the city day and night.