Lees Associates LLP

 
Address   Lees Associates LLP
Lancaster House
38 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1UN 
 
   020 7403 1000   
Email   info@leesassociates.com  
Website   www.leesassociates.com 
Contact   Mr Andrew Paulson 

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1: Project NameCamp End Manor, Surrey
Dates: 2012 - 2017
Location: Surrey 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Agriculture - Estate Planning,  Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  Drawing Service,  Interior Design,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
Lees Associates’ prime residential experience was harnessed in the design of a new 15,000 sqft residential development on a Surrey private estate. The house occupies a plot on the top of the hill on the site of an iron age fort, taking advantage of stunning views south across Surrey. As Architect and lead consultant Lees Associates successfully secured scheduled monument consent, planning consent and the consent of the managing residents’ association. Arranged around a grand elliptical central staircase, the house adopts a rational classically-inspired plan with Regency proportions and detailing. The top-lit stair is a pioneering post-tensioned solid stone structure, making it remarkably slender and providing an elegant focus to the heart of the house.
 
2: Project NameStar and Garter, London
Dates: 2014 - 2017
Location: London 
Gross Area: 1 000 to 1 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Development,  Houses and Housing - General
 
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Key Services:
FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Refurbishment,  Space Planning
 
Description:
This prestigious scheme provides leisure facilities for 87 upmarket apartments in this well known building with spectacular views from Richmond Hill. Comprising swimming pool, gymnasium, sun room, beauty rooms and cinema, Lees Associates built upon their reputation for providing the best such facilities in London’s listed buildings. Lees Associates’ knowledge and experience in adapting historical buildings for new uses is challenged to the extreme in the case of the addition of a swimming pool to this impressive room originally built as an exercise hall. This is a challenge Lees Associates have successfully overcome on several previous schemes.
 
3: Project NameCornwall Terrace, London
Dates: 2007 - 2011
Location: London 
Gross Area: 10 000 to 49 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Conservation - Georgian Buildings,  Development,  Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - General,  Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Fund Raising Advice,  Interior Design,  Listed Building Advice,  Refurbishment
 
Description:
Lees Associates were appointed ahead of notable competition to design and oversee the complete refurbishment and fit-out of a Grade I listed home overlooking Regent’s Park. Originally designed by Decimus Burton as part of John Nash’s masterplan, the property had undergone substantial changes in the 1980s. Acting as architect, interior designer and lead consultant, Lees Associates’ prime-residential team sensitively restored what original features remained and returned Regency period details to the principal rooms of the house where these had been lost. A more contemporary feel was introduced to other areas, notably the bathrooms and a state-of-the-art swimming pool and spa. Throughout the design process Lees Associates used their experience to successfully negotiate the necessary planning and listed building consents with Westminster’s conservation officers, English Heritage and The Crown Estate’s surveyors.
 
4: Project NameDixton Manor, Gloucestershire
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Location: Confidential 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - One-off Houses,  Landscaping - Gardens,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
Acoustics,  Art & Architecture,  Conservation & Restoration,  Design & Build,  Design Management,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Refurbishment,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Lees Associates restoration, refurbishment and extension of Dixton Manor, Gloucestershire, completed on schedule in June 2009. Our work saw the Grade II* listed Cotswolds manor house, which dates back to 1591 and replaced an earlier monastery on the site, transformed. The house had evolved markedly over the centuries, with significant additions in the 1800s and 1950s, the latter to the buildings great detriment. Lees Associates have added another chapter to the history of the house by rationalising the plan to better suit our clients needs and demolishing the unsightly twentieth century additions. A new extension to the south range provides a subservient family entrance that remains in keeping with the scale and grandeur of the house. The historic parts of the house have been delicately and sensitively restored in close collaboration with the local conservation department and English Heritage. A new glazed cloister links the older west range with the new extension on the south range, and looks over a new courtyard contained to the north by a relocated historic stone and brick wall. This is to be landscaped under a future phase of works, creating a glorious external entertaining space. Internally the living accommodation has been reorganised, with the master suite completely overhauled. A new master study sits proudly at the top of the new solid oak staircase that rises to the master suite. Sunlight floods the study through a great new skylight, concealed from external view by virtue of its roof valley location. The principal rooms have been decorated and furnished by the New York interior decorator Muriel Brandolini, who has left her unique mark on the property. In keeping with the practices strong belief in sustainability, Lees Associates are developing a scheme to make the Dixton estate entirely carbon neutral. A principal feature already installed is a biomass boiler that provides all of the estates heating and hot water and which can be fuelled by timber felled exclusively on the property.
 
5: Project NameCountry House, Moscow
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Location: Confidential 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses,  Landscaping - General
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Design & Build,  Design Management,  Drawing Service,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Landscape Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Set within a very special forest in Moscow, the site sits centrally in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surround by Corsican pines and enveloped by the river, the site provided an ideal opportunity to design a building that explores the environmental setting to its fullest extent. Our scheme had to consider the clients requirements for a natural, modern, organic open barn design using the footprint from a previous scheme. Being two storey at the front and three at the rear, using the natural slope of the site the building has been merged into the landscape. Our proposals create a space which has a great deal of flexibility, plenty of natural day light that can be responsive to the heat and light levels. We have designed a unique roof structure which allows light to enter at high level through multi layered three panel glass structure which has been set between a timber and steel supports. Each glass panel has been set at a slightly different angle to reflect the light. Internally large motorised shading panels have been introduced. These can be opened to suit the clients requirements or left to work automatically. We have proposed two plan options for the top floor, these options have a number of differing impacts, from the position of the master bedroom and openness of the roof and or the introduction of the high-level bridge spanning and linking the top floor accommodation. The lower ground floor provides family space while the ground floor has been designed for open living and entertainment spaces. The top floor provides all the bedrooms and master suites for the family. The material selection has been developed using natural materials of timber, stone and glass; the colours and tones used have been selected to merge into the local landscape.
 
6: Project NameBerkeley Square, London
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Offices - Developer
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture,  Conservation & Restoration,  Design & Build,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Interior Design,  Planning Applications,  Refurbishment
 
Description:
The complete refurbishment of a Grade II* listed townhouse at one of Londons most prestigious addresses. Working with Project Manager Paul Goode of Goodesign and Interior Designers Keech Green, Lees Associates developed a strategy for the conservation, restoration and refurbishment of one of the last remaining Regency properties on Berkeley Square. We successfully negotiated planning and listed building consent for the works, creating a 21st century office in a gloriously restored Regency interior. Externally, historic features including the front balcony and door surround were reinstated. Inside, the ornate plaster mouldings of the walls and ceilings were restored to their former glory with the removal of many years of paint and oak parquet floors were reinstated throughout.
 
7: Project NameSelfridges, Birmingham
Dates: 2002 - 2003
Location: Birmingham 
Gross Area: 5 000 to 9 999 sqm 
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Description:
Lees Associates recently completed the fit out of the top floor of Selfridges landmark Birmingham store, a total of over 6000 square metres of retail space. Including womens wear, personal shopping and the restaurant. The project involved the fit out of a new shell, co-ordination of concessions.
 
8: Project NameSelfridges, London
Dates: 1999 - 2005
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Conservation - General,  Food and Beverage - General,  Food and Beverage - Restaurants,  Retail - General
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Conservation & Restoration,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Design Management,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Applications,  Refurbishment,  Retail Consultancy,  Shop Fit Consultancy,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
As well as restoration of the Selfridges facade and development of a new external lighting scheme, Lees Associates have worked on a diverse mix of internal work with Selfridges & Co, London, as listed below: The Food Hall A brand new look was given to the Selfridges Food Hall by Lees Associates. The design incorporates the fruit and vegetable area with the flower stall. A new juice and coffee bar were created for the customer to take a break from the busy shopping activity. The use of curves and immaculate white builds a clean and flowing atmosphere, which has increased sales by 18%. Men's Superbrands Completed in August 2004 to showcase some of the best menswear available, Lees Associates worked alongside KRD to complete Selfridges new Mens Superbrands Room. Taking inspiration from a football pitch, the room finished in high gloss greens, black and whites, sets off labels including Alexander Mc Queen, Dior, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and more. Men's Knitwear Lees Associates produced a clean masculine environment for Selfridges fine Knitwear department. The crisp neutral limed oak and glass shelves accommodate the changing colours of the fashion seasons. The Denim Area A successful 2,500 square feet fitout for this young fashion area utilises a backlit blue wall to define both the area and the product. Contrasts of bright red with pale whites and greys emphasises a young and fresh approach created for this section in the Oxford Street store Ladies Designer Room Lees Associates worked in association with concept designer Vincent van Duysen on this prestigious project for the upmarket Ladies Designer Room. Our knowledge of materials, detailing and procurement along with a strong design sensitivity led to a successful realisation of the original concept.
 
9: Project NameSt Petersburg Restaurant, Russia
Dates: 2016 - (ongoing)
Location: St Petersburg 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Restaurants,  Retail - General
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  Design & Build,  Design Management,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
Lees Associates took the fit-out and interior design of a top-end restaurant within the new prime residential development at Vyazovanyaul, St Petersburg. We have calculated the area of the restaurant to be approximately 336 sum, plus a terrace of 187 sqm. Lees Associates are response are responsible for all architectural detailing and the coordination of the interior scheme with the base build MEP and structural designs.
 
10: Project NameSelfridges and Harrods Facade Restoration, Oxford St and Brompton Road
Dates: 1999 - 2001
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Conservation & Restoration,  Design & Build,  Design for Special Needs,  Design Management,  Energy / Environmental Expertise,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Applications,  Refurbishment,  Retail Consultancy,  Shop Fit Consultancy,  Sustainable Design
 
Description:
The project, undertaken with the help of English Heritage and Westminster City Council, was centred upon the restoration of the store's well-known early 20thC Portland stone facade. Time had comprehensively ravaged the listed facade with smog and pollution. Lees Associates addressed corrosion problems with the underlying structure known as "Regent Street disease" using an updated early 19th century technology, the application of cathodic protection (CP). The priority throughout the project was to remain true to the spirit of the structure's original design and materials.