Monthly Archives: December 2014

Television Centre granted planning approval - 19-12-2014

Television Centre Plot E

The Television Centre Redevelopment masterplan 2014 at White City was granted unanimous planning permission. The masterplan by AHMM Architects re-imagines the original scheme designed by Graham Dawbarn. ‘The Question Mark’ is defined by a series of concentric elements, radiating outwards from the central inner ring with Helios at its centre.

dRMM were commissioned by Stanhope PLC to design a residential scheme for the site of the former BBC drama block, a workshop building where the production scenery was made. Our scheme develops an outline scheme addressing the concerns of the residents of Frithville Gardens. dRMM have optimized aspect and daylight to the apartments whilst increasing the unit numbers. The detailed proposal for Plot E comprises 180-unit residential building – a radiating E-shaped form with a row of townhouses to the south. Dwellings are arranged around two inter-linked green courtyards providing sunlit, shared amenity spaces at the heart of the development.

All apartments enjoy private amenity space through balconies, roof-terraces and pocket gardens. dRMM’s aspiration was to create a new community, a place where people wanted to live and grow.

dRMM wins BD Housing Architect of the Year Award 2014-15 - 05-12-2014

dRMM Housing Architect 2014

This week dRMM was awarded the Building Design (BD) Housing Architect of the Year Award 2014-15 in recognition of the studio’s work on some of the most significant housing projects in the UK and overseas.

From dRMM’s early exploration into new housing typologies on multi award-winning No. One Centaur Street, to a focus on parity in social and for-sale units in Wansey Street, the studio has approached housing projects with particular ambitions. To create homes with identity characterised by light, views, efficiency of space, and intelligent use of contemporary materials. The studio’s efforts since 2008 to establish engineered timber as the sustainable construction material of choice has led to a large part of the project for the Elephant & Castle regeneration masterplan, Trafalgar Place, being developed as cross laminated timber.

dRMM’s housing portfolio includes social housing, mixed-tenure and private-sale schemes, all characterised by an ambition to create buildings that transform the city and inspire the citizen. We would like to thank and congratulate the dRMM team, our collaborators, and our clients.

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