Building

Peter Cook has just produced another remarkable set of photographs for us, showing how the urban quality of the north end of Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, in East London, has been transformed by our low energy development, which combines traditional fabric materials, modern techniques, a significant enhancement of conditions for biodiversity, and a massive increase in commercial and lettable floor space for the benefit of the freeholder, a property investment trust.

The long-awaited New London Bridge Staircase, cantilevered over the River Thames, will link London Bridge with the Thames Walkway. Completion is currently programmed to be in May 2016

london bridge staircase

Another flight of our stair was craned into position over the side of London Bridge today. Fortunately, yesterday's high winds dropped to nothing, and in an exercise of extreme delicacy, the stair passed London Bridge with millimetres of clearance. As planned, the weight of the new component caused the new footbridge to deflect another few millimetres - on target, (by the time the final components are put in place), to precisely alter the pre-camber of the new footbridge, so that the top landing meets London Bridge at the correct level.

 

london bridge staircase component

Update on our new 3-storey Staircase which will hang over the River Thames, off the side of London Bridge (commissioned by the City of London):

Littlehampton Welding currently has our London Bridge Staircase components at various stages of assembly all over their vast factory. The photograph shows the lower flight which is due on site soon. All the parts for the curving, sweeping stainless steel screens have been made, and assembly of these components is imminent. 

Our 5-storey mixed use development in Exmouth Market for a private trust is now complete. Originally for rental, the trust decided to sell them on long leases. All flats were sold within days of being put on the market. Tim Crocker's photographs will follow soon.

At the end of its first Winter, these results are better than we would have dared hope for. Mayville Community Centre is also performing better than design, although it should be noted that these results are preliminary as not all the offices have been fully occupied. 

A full report will be published soon.

Mayville Community Centre Passivhaus

The external works at the Mayville are now underway to start to put the south garden back together. The garden will be used for community food growing projects, host fruit trees, birds and bees, and provide valuable accessible outdoor space for the building.

Following Jeremy’s visit to the Mayville Community Centre at the beginning of June where he was shown round the building by Rachel Witherick (b:a), Trevor Mbatha (MCP), Jessie White (MCP) and David Ironside (site manager for the contractor), today Jeremy visited our offices and joined us for the daily office lunch. Jeremy is hugely supportive of the passivhaus refurbishment of the community centre, a building he has been personally using for nearly 30 years in his role as Labour MP for Islington North.

Mayville Community Centre Passivhaus

Jenny Jones, of the Green Party and GLA, visited the Mayville Community Centre project this morning which is now weeks off completion. She was hugely supportive of what has been achieved by the Mildmay Community Partnership, bere:architects and the construction team, stating when she received the description of the project she could not believe all that was being done by a small community trust on one building. She was interested to hear how the fund raising efforts and vision of the MCP, with the expertise and technical support of local architectural practice, bere:architects, had translated into such a ground breaking and exemplar community project.

The green roof installation RIBA Flash event on the 4th May was attended by 10 enthusiasts at the Mayville Community Centre all eager to learn from the leading green roof expert, Dusty Gedge. Dusty is the designer of the green roofs at Mayville where two areas of green roof have being installed. The group heard from Rachel Witherick of bere:architects about how the green roof is an integral component of the low energy environmental building ethos and proposals at the Mayville. Improving the ecology of this inner city site is of critical importance for both the architects and the client.

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