Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sadie Morgan at the Built Environment Oxford Cambridge Symposium - 22-06-2018


Photograph by Built Environment Networking

dRMM FOUNDING DIRECTOR AND NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSIONER SADIE MORGAN TALKS ABOUT THE VALUE OF INFRASTRUCTURE.

Sadie Morgan was a keynote speaker at the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018, talking about the importance of boosting the economy and not losing international competitiveness.

The event brought together business and public sector leaders from the region to discuss and debate key business themes and opportunities for development. The Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor project builds on the work undertaken by the National Infrastructure Commission and Economic Heartland. The proposed infrastructure will link the three cities and improve connectivity within the region; creating new work opportunities, industry growth, and access to housing.

Watch the news coverage of the event here.

Maggie’s Oldham wins a RIBA National Award - 21-06-2018

“THIS IS AN EXQUISITE BUILDING CREATED WITH LOVING CARE. IT IS A DELIGHT TO THE SENSES, YET ECONOMICAL, EFFICIENT AND HIGHLY SUSTAINABLE.” – AWARD JUDGES

Maggie’s Oldham redefines the norms of hospital architecture – creating a life-affirming and joyous environment. With the use of CLT for both structure and finish it shows diligent craft and thoughtful detailing. The client and architects’ close collaboration and trusting relationship resulted in this calming, intelligent and modern space.

This prize follows the RIBA North West Award 2018, RIBA North West Sustainability Award 2018, RIBA North West Project Architect of the Year 2018 (Jasmin Sohi) and RIBA North West Building of the Year 2018.

Read more about the project on the RIBA website.

Photograph © Alex de Rijke

Maggie’s Oldham receives The Plan’s ‘Perspective Europe’ Award - 08-06-2018


Photograph by Alex de Rijke

The Plan’s award in Health category was given to Maggie’s Oldham – a wooden box of surprises with every element carefully designed with the users in mind.

Maggie’s Oldham is the first permanent building constructed from sustainable tulipwood cross-laminated timber; the detailed design brings out the material’s natural beauty. The building is a successful example how the norms of hospital architecture can be reversed and patients can feel hope and humanity in a clinical environment.

Read more about dRMM’s design of Maggie’s Oldham here.

Philip Marsh to guide Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration - 04-06-2018

Founding director Philip Marsh has been appointed to the Old Oak and Park Royal review panel. This regeneration project in London is the largest since the 2012 Olympics and will create 25,500 homes and 65,000 jobs.

As a member of the Place Review Group for the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (ODPC), Philip will provide advice and design guidance to support the delivery of strategic sites – including masterplan review – in the OPDC area.

He is an award-winning architect, industry leader, media commentator, and past awards judge. He has 23 years experience and is an expert in residential and civic architecture and urban design, having designed and delivered award-winning residential projects, schools, civic buildings and placemaking schemes.

These include significant regeneration projects in London, such as designing the critical first phase housing for Argent at Kings Cross, Faraday House at Battersea Power Station and Trafalgar Place for Lend Lease at Elephant and Castle (2016 Stirling prize shortlisted). Education projects include the remodelling of Kingsdale School in Southwark; a £23m transformation project that prefaced the Building Schools for the Future Initiative, and Clapham Manor Primary School (2010 Stirling prize shortlisted).

Old Oak and Park Royal will be the only interchange between HS2 and Elizabeth line (formerly Crossrail). OPDC has responsibility for the 650ha site, including the largest industrial estate in London at Park Royal and a key area of open space at Wormwood Scrubs. A new town centre will be developed, 25,500 homes built, and 65,000 jobs created. Old Oak Station and two more new Overground stations will be completed and others rebuilt. Old Oak and Park Royal presents an important opportunity to provide the jobs and housing London needs, and to do so through high-quality design.

To help ensure that these aspirations are fulfilled, the Place Review Group brings together leading practitioners across several disciplines, including urban design and masterplanning; landscape design; social infrastructure; sustainability and innovation; transport infrastructure and public realm; architecture; and development delivery.

Read Philip’s full biography here.

Photograph by Vivienne Frances Long