The Chartered Practice Architects Ltd

 
Address   Askew Studio
159 Askew Road
LONDON
W12 9AU 
 
   020 8743 9535   
   020 8743 4875   
Email   info@cparchitects.com  
Website   www.cparchitects.com 
Contact   Mr Matthew Paul Hedges 

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1: Project Name4,5,6 ISLINGTON GREEN
Dates: 1993 - 1997
Location: ISLINGTON 
Gross Area: 5 000 to 9 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Mixed Use Projects,  Offices - Developer,  Offices - General,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Key Services:
Archaeology,  Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Conservation & Restoration,  Contract Advice,  Feasibility Studies,  Landscape Design,  Party Wall Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications,  Rights of Light Advice,  Space Audits
 
Description:
4, 5, 6 Islington Green is in a prominent location to the north of the Green, between Upper Street and Essex Road. It immediately adjoins a five storey ornate public house building and the whole area around the Green is a Conservation Area. There had formerly been 3 No. terraced houses on the site but these had been demolished in the 1950s. The site was used as an open car park by a well known local timber importer, whose main warehouse and timber yards were nearby. The family owned business had decided in the 1980s to close the main yards and sell the sites for development. The smaller site on the Green was retained by family for their own development of approximately 1000 square metres of offices. The Chartered Practice were appointed in March 1993. Proposals were prepared for offices on five floors above ground and ancillary space in the basement. A full planning application was submitted to the London Borough of Islington. Protracted negotiations were involved with the local authority due to the sensitivity of the site, the involvement of the Islington Society and the siteÕs designation as being of potential archaeological interest. This involved the commissioning a site investigation to a brief prepared by the Museum of London. Following some amendments to the design, and the completion of daylighting studies, the scheme was approved in May 1994. The Practice also obtained planning approval for temporary use of the site for restaurant use. Following the death of the senior member of the owning family, it was decided to sell the site. The Practice were subsequently approached by potential developers to investigate the possible development of the site for residential use and carried out preliminary feasibility studies.
 
2: Project NameDIVERSE
Dates: 1994 - 2000
Location: Hammersmith 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Culture & Entertainment - Recording Studios,  Culture & Entertainment -Television & Radio,  Development,  Offices - Owner Occupied
 
Key Services:
Acoustics,  Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Brief Writing,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Conservation & Restoration,  Feasibility Studies,  Fire Consultancy,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Planning Advice,  Refurbishment,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Description:
Diverse Group - TV/Video production : 4 - 16 Gorleston Street W14 Diverse is an internationally renowned TV production company making programmes for television through out the world. They are also involved in related media production, particularly inter-active media. The company employs up to 90 people and are housed in a group of disparate buildings near Olympia in west London. The Chartered Practice were asked to carry out a feasibility study into expanding the premises, and finding a way of unifying the buildings. The company had already obtained a planning permission for adding an additional floor on the street frontage, but had not appreciated the disruptive effect of implementing these proposals. The Practice carried out a study of the operation of the company and made a detailed survey of the existing buildings. Two schemes were produced. The first involved major infilling on three floors using a piece of land currently used for car parking. The new accommodation was designed to form a nodal point to the existing buildings on two sides, providing for the substantial differences in levels between them. It also provided for a proper reception area, new editing facilities and office space. The scheme did not progress beyond preliminary design stage due to its potential cost. The other proposal is for reorganisation at the rear of the existing buildings to provide improved circulation by means of a new staircase and wc facilities. The proposals have been taken up to tender, but are currently on hold.
 
3: Project NameRIYADH HOUSE
Dates: 1997 - 2000
Location: Bayswater 
Gross Area: 2 000 to 4 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Conservation -Victorian Buildings,  Hotels,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Building Failures,  Building Technology,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Conservation & Restoration,  Construction Techniques,  Contract Administration,  Contract Advice,  Listed Building Advice,  Materials Advice,  Party Wall Advice,  Planning Applications,  Project Management,  Security Advice
 
Description:
Riyadh House 208 Sussex Gardens London W2 Riyadh House is a group of 4 No. six storey Grade 2 Listed terraced houses currently used as luxury hotel/short term rented apartments. The terrace was built circa. 1850 in a classical stucco faced style with front balconies supported on columns and substantial cornices and mouldings. The buildings are generally in poor condition and in need of considerable external repair and internal upgrading. Following the collapse onto the highway of a section of cornice in April 1997, Westminster City Council imposed a Dangerous Structure Notice on the building. Subsequent investigations revealed the need for major repair and stabilisation work. The Chartered Practice were asked to co-ordinate a programme of repair to the front elevation and main roof. The clients had already engaged a number of professional advisers and two separate contractors who were also asked to prepare contractorÕs proposals. Listed Building consents had to be obtained for all the proposed works, and the methods proposed for stuctural repairs had to approved by both the CouncilÕs Building Control Department and English Heritage. At the time of writing, a fixed price contract has been agreed after protracted negotiations between the clients and one of the contractors, assisted by this practice, who are being retained as Contract Supervisors. The contract is to be let in the agreed sum of £255, 000, with an expected duration of 15 weeks.
 
4: Project NameAURIOL KENSINGTON BOATCLUB
Dates: 1995 - 2000
Location: Hammersmith 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation -Victorian Buildings,  Sport - Marinas & Water Sports,  Sport - Specialist Sports Clubs
 
Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Building Technology,  Conservation & Restoration,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Lottery/Grant Bid Advice,  Party Wall Advice,  Value Engineering
 
Description:
Auriol Kensington Boatclub The Auriol Kensington Kensington Boatclub is one of the foremost rowing clubs in the west London section of the River Thames. It is currently housed in cramped three storey premises between two pubs on Lower Mall in Hammersmith. The club has long had aspirations to purchase an immediately adjoining three storey redundant building belonging to one of the adjoining pubs. The advent of the National Lottery/Sports Council funding provided the potential opportunity to realise this ambition with sufficient financial support. The Chartered Practice were asked to prepare initial proposals for the conversion and refurbishment of the two buildings to provide the facilities required by the club. This included additional space for the storage and repair of boats, new club rooms, bar and social areas, new changing and shower facilities, new kitchen and wcs. Detailed proposals were prepared in order to obtain competitive tenders and following negotiations with the lowest tenderer, a full submission was made to the Lottery Commission/Sports Council for funding. A decision is expected in the spring of 1998, and if the project proceeds will be handled by CPA Ltd. Project costs are estimated at £300,000 with a contract duration of 20 weeks.
 
5: Project NameASTROP MEWS
Dates: 1995 - 2000
Location: Hammersmith 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - General,  Managed Workspace
 
Key Services:
Conservation & Restoration,  Feasibility Studies,  Planning Applications,  Space Audits
 
Description:
Astrop Mews is a single storey terrace of twelve double garages opening onto a cobbled roadway. It runs north-south, immediately to the rear of gardens to properties in Richford Street, and originally provided for garaging and stabling for horses and carriages to adjoining properties in Hammersmith Grove. There was no residential accommodation. The garages had become very run down and were either unused or being abused. The owners had been trying to get planning approval for developing the mews for several years, and had been refused permission for both residential and commercial B1 use. (A scheme for the latter had also been refused on Appeal). They approached the Chartered Practice in 1995 with an open brief to gain a planning approval. A careful study was carried out into the reasons for the earlier refusals, which centred on concerns about loss of employment use, density, traffic generation, height and overlooking of the adjoining properties. The site also bordered onto a Conservation Area in Hammersmith Grove. The Practice initially proposed a terrace of 7 No. Live/Work units on two storeys with ground floor workspaces with integral garages and one bedroom flats above based round a courtyard. This was later modified to 5 No. units with 5 No. separate garages after the local authority objected to the loss of off street parking. Great care was required in respect of the external design of the units, and keeping the overall height to an absolute minimum. The design also had to take into account three mature trees, two with Tree Preservation Orders, which overhang the properties. The scheme was given planning approval in July 1997 in spite of some persistent local opposition, although many residents supported the scheme. The site has been subsequently been sold, but no development is being currently contemplated.