Keeling House

Value: £4m
Client: Lincoln Holdings
Construction: 1999 – 2000
Munkenbeck+Marshall project, Stephen Marshall Partner in charge

Originally designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, this tower block was built in 1959 as 64 low-cost stacked maisonettes for Tower Hamlets Council. The main problem with the project like so many of its era was access. The lift was completely external and could be approached from any corner of the site. For this reason the ground level and lift entrance was open to strangers and vandals and was not a pleasant setting for an unusual building. As well as updating the flats, we provided a new design for the landscaping and entrance lobby. All flats are sold and inhabited. The scheme was awarded a RIBA award in 2002.

 

 

Royal Academy of Music

Value: Withheld
Client: Royal Academy of Music
Construction: 2009

The original academy was formed in the early 1900’s and over the years had seen the integrity of the original design diminished through successive ‘upgrades’.

The original interiors contained a fabulous mosaic floor formed in shell patterns. This was reinstated and all new carpentry was formed in wood to match existing original features. Two desks were formed as piles of timber, each iwth a pair of alabaster uplighters. The old heavy aluminium door screen was removed and replaced with structural glass/pivot door screens. These open views out as well as increase visibility of the interior to passers by on the Euston Road.

Magna Carta Salisbury

Value: n/a
Client: n/a
Construction: n/a
Munkenbeck+Marshall project, Stephen Marshall Partner in charge

Salisbury Cathedral has undergone considerable refurbishment to both the interior spaces and the masonry elevations. This work is now complete and the masons sheds are to be taken down allowing a clear view of the spire from the lawn. The cathedral holds one of the few remaining copies of the Magna Carta and the cathedral board plans to construct a new museum in the site of the masons huts to show the Magna Carta in an interpolative environment. The design proposes putting the museum underground with a glazed roof for views of the spire. The materials would be oak, glass and lead.

Somerset House

Value: withheld
Client: withheld
Construction: competition entry
Munkenbeck+Marshall project, Stephen Marshall Partner in charge

This project called for the formation of a new platform for the creative arts in central London. The concept involved the reinstatement of the historic West Street giving access to the riverside terrace with magnificent views out to the River Thames.

Appleton Pool House

Value: withheld
Client: withheld
Construction: Completion July 2012

Appleton Manor is a very fine moated manor house with huge historical significance. The owners have carefully refurbished the interiors of the house and are remodelling the extensive gardens to a plan by Arne Maynard.

We have been asked to prepare listed planning consent drawings for a new pool and pool house to sit within a yew hedged outdoor room. The manor is listed and the design takes on the materials, profiles and roof pitch of adjacent estate buildings in terms of three elevations. The fourth, poolside, elevation is however fully glazed with eight large pivoting doors. A projecting aluminium nose cone gives shade. The project has planning consent and is under construction.