South Gardens, Elephant Park wins Housing Project of the Year

Our scheme for Lendlease, South Gardens, Elephant Park masterplan has won Housing Project of the Year at the prestigious Buildling Awards 2018. The scheme will deliver 2,500 new homes, 50 new shops and restaurants and a brand new park that will help to restore nature into the heart of the city. South Gardens, the completed first phase, has delivered 360 new homes on the Masterplan across three plots.

The scheme has already won a number of design awards including RIBA, Brick, New London Architecture (NLA), Housing Design.

South Gardens project collects more design awards

19th July 2018

The estate regeneration project South Gardens has won a Housing Design Award, been commended for Sustainability at the New London Architecture (NLA) and Construction News Award.

The recently completed project for Lendlease has already won Supreme Winner at last years’ Brick Awards.

Last week the scheme was successful at the Housing Design Awards 2018 and commended in the Sustainability category at the New London Architecture Awards. The development has a raft of sustainable credentials and adheres to Lendlease’s sustainability benchmark of the United Kingdom's 25 largest homebuilders.

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We celebrate two RIBA National Award wins and a plethora of shortlists for 2018

20th June 2018


Kingsgate Primary Lower School and Royal Albert Wharf have both won RIBA National Awards 2018. The prestigious accolade is given to a number of buildings across the UK which are recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

The practice has already been collected five RIBA London Awards with two housing developments one being Royal Albert Wharf and three school projects including Kingsgate School.

Last week the recently completed residential development, Fenman House in London’s Kings Cross was commended at the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design & Innovation.

Next week sees the New London Architecture (NLA) Awards 2018 and the Housing Design Awards announce their winners where Maccreanor Lavington have yet more projects vying for award wins.

Congratulations and good luck to all of the team.

Shortlisted for four New London Awards!

6th June 2018


We are delighted to be shortlisted for four New London Awards! Shortlisted projects include Royal Albert Wharf in the Housing category and Kingsgate School and the Southwark Schools (a joint submission with Haverstock and Cottrell & Vermeulen) in the Education category.


As well as being shortlisted in the housing category, our South Gardens scheme has also been nominated for the Sustainability Prize!

Results will be announced on 4th July. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, you can still vote for your favourite project to be nominated for a People's Choice Award - just follow this link:



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We triumph at RIBA Awards

May 16th 2018

Maccreanor Lavington has been awarded five RIBA Awards, a record win for the practice and more than any other architectural studio at this years’ ceremony.
The RIBA London Regional Awards were received by three of the practice’s recently completed primary school projects and two housing regeneration developments.
Kingsgate School in Camden was amongst the winners along with Grange Primary School and Charles Dickens School both in Southwark.

South Gardens, Elephant Park, the first phase of the regeneration masterplan for Lendlease was triumphant as was the waterside new development Royal Albert Wharf, which provides 1,500 new homes and commercial premises as part of the wider Docklands regeneration.

Maccreanor Lavington Founding Director Richard Lavington said: ‘This is an amazing achievement for the practice and fantastic recognition for the hard work put into these projects by everyone who worked on them. We have seen a number of projects complete this year and this is an opportunity to stand back and recognise what we have achieved and all the hard work it has taken to get there. Congratulations to all of the team!

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NLA launch Knowledge Capital exhibition featuring our Garden Halls project

4th May 2018


The NLA launches their Knowledge Capital exhibition today, featuring our very own award-winning project, Garden Halls.

The exhibition also kicks off the Knowledge Capital program which focuses on "making places for education, innovation and health", a program we are proud to participate in!

More information about their program can be found here:

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Maccreanor Lavington presents ‘The Evolving Architectural Identity of Southwark’ for the LFA 2018

25 April 2018


Maccreanor Lavington Architects host a symposium examining the ever changing landscape of Southwark at the practice’s recently completed Blackfriars Circus development in St George’s Circus, SE1.

LFA guests are invited to listen to a number of key speakers discuss their views on the transformation of the borough with an opportunity to look around the completed regeneration project at Blackfriars itself.

Date: 20th June

Time: 6pm


To book tickets, click here:


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Maccreanor Lavington Highly Commended as Offsite Construction Architect of the Year

14 March 2018


Maccreanor Lavington was highly commended as Offsite Construction Architect of the Year, 2018. Here is Associate Director, Gavin Finnan, collecting the award.

Over the last 25 years of practice we have been pioneers in the use of offsite construction methods. Even our very first built project in the UK, the LUX building in Hoxton Square, has a brick clad precast concrete façade.

We continue to explore the use of offsite techniques in our projects and use a range of offsite technologies in all areas of the field.

See you at MIPIM 2018!

26th January 2018

With flights, hotel and delegate passes booked, we are pleased to announce that the team are going to MIPIM 2018. We hope to see you there!

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Season's Greetings from Richard and Gerard

22nd December 2017

From all of us at Maccreanor Lavington...

Happy Holidays!

Please note that the studio will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2017 to 1st January 2018.

We will return to normal office hours from 2nd January 2018 onwards.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


Design Curial lists Kraaiennest in Top 10 Best Designed Train Stations in Europe

12th December 2017

Our Amsterdam metro station project, Kraaiennest, is one of Europe's "Best Designed Train Stations", according to Design Curial.

Click on the link to read the full article here:

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Cartwright Gardens collects two awards at Property Week's Student Accommodation Awards

12th December 2017

At the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards, Cartwright Gardens (also known as Garden Halls) took home two awards. As well as winning the "University Halls of Residence of the Year" category, Cartwright Gardens was announced as overall "Halls of Residence of the Year"!

As principal facade architects, we share the awards with tp bennett, the executive architects on this project.

This stunning building provides accommodation to approximately 1200  students in the heart of Bloomsbury for University of London.


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North West Cambridge wins Masterplan of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards

11th December 2017

Aecom's North West Cambridge development, designed by Maccreanor Lavington, alongside other architectural practices, won 'Masterplan of the Year' at the AJ Architecture Awards.

Described by one of the judges as having "a utopian oasis feel", the North West Cambridge Masterplan aims to establish a new University-oriented urban quarter, incorporating housing for key workers, as well as employment opportunities and recreational spaces.

For more information on both Masterplan and the awards click on:

Maccreanor Lavington participates in Museum of Architecture's 'Gingerbread City' exhibition

6th December 2017

Our gingerbread project team designed and built a residential block and landscape plot for the Museum of Arhcitecture's 'Gingerbread City' exhibition, currently on display until 22nd December 2017. The exhibition has received wide press coverage and was even featured on BBC news.

Our entry sits beside outstanding entries from other renowned architectural practices around London and the UK.

Follow your nose to 27 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ to check it out. More information can be found here:


Photo credit: Luke Hayes

Maccreanor Lavington makes a clean sweep at the Brick Awards

10th November 2017

We are proud to announce that Maccreanor Lavington made a clean sweep at the Brick Awards last night.

Garden Halls received a commendation for the Worldwide Project category, whilst Dujardin Mews won the Urban Regeneration Project category and Blackfriars Circus & Waterside Park won the Large House Builder category.

Not only did South Gardens win the Large Housing Development (above 25 units) category but also walked away as Supreme Award winner!!


Gerard Maccreanor, Founding Director at ML speaks about what he learnt from Alison and Peter Smithson whilst at Bath University

4th November 2017

Founding Director , Gerard Maccreanor recently spoke at "Alison and Peter Smithson: Ideas, Impact, Achitecture", an event at the University of Bath celebrating the life and work of British architects, Alison & Peter Smithson.
The symposium gathered experts and former students together to talk about their lives' work and how they inspired a whole generation of architects whilst teaching at Bath University.

Gerard Maccreanor to talk at Passivhaus Trust conference 2017

24th October 2017

Gerard Maccreanor is to talk on sustainable housing at the Passivhaus Trust conference 2017 at London's Business Design Centre.

The conference will feature case studies of the leading projects from 2017, with a particular focus this year on social housing and education projects and a keynote session to examine the role of Passivhaus within a low carbon future.

Maccreanor Lavington has recently completed 'Futurehomes' a row of innovative passivhaus townhouses at Elephant Park for Lendlease.

Maccreanor Lavington schemes feature in London's Towns exhibition

10th October 2017


Four of Maccreanor Lavington's schemes feature in the new London's Towns: Shaping the polycentric city exhibition at the NLA (New London Architecture). Plaistow, Lee Green Regeneration, Brentford High Street & Queen’s Park Station are all projects accommodating growth outside central London.

This new NLA Insight Study - informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops - examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city - creating a sustainable, liveable city.

Richard Lavington is appointed as a Mayor's Design Advocate

11th July 2017

We are proud to announce Director, Richard Lavington has been appointed as a 'Mayor's Design Advocate' as Sadiq Khan sets our his vision for the future of London with the Good Growth by Design programme. He will be amongst a number of design advocates chosen to support the new initiative, including Peter Murray , David Adjaye, Wayne Hemingway MBE and Sadie Morgan. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “My vision for London is a city that enables all Londoners to reach their potential, a city that is inclusive and a city where growth brings benefits to communities. This is just one of the ways in which Good Growth has the potential to transform London. This programme will ensure we make the most of London’s growth so that every community is able to share in the fruits of development."


20th June 2017

Hosted by Delvendahl Martin Architects and Maccreanor Lavington, this symposium will bring together architects and urban designers who have helped shape the plans and development in the Royal Docks over many years. The Royal Docks are a rich source of memories of departures, journeys and arrivals. We will ask how the strategic vision and masterplanning proposals of the past have informed the recent and ongoing projects in the area and how these will determine the accelerating and unfolding future of the Royals. What is the place that is being created and how does it relate to previous plans?
We will take the perspective from the east of the Dock, the point of London’s trading connection with the world, and explore potential connections through the Docks and back into London: physical, economic and cultural. We will draw on multiple recollections, from memories of the many plans we made for Royal Albert Wharf, past dreams of London’s eastward expansion, through to memories embedded in architectural relics.
We will ask: how do memories shape the mission of this site, standing as it does at the east of the Royal Docks, into the Thames, and at the landing of a future Thames crossing?

Part of London Festival of Architecture events at Royal Albert Wharf, curated by Notting Hill Housing and Bow Arts. Royal Albert Wharf in Royal Docks is London’s historic point of global connection and now a place of arrival for residents and businesses. In the future, how will we remember the journeys we plan and
make today?

Places limited but free and open to all. To reserve a ticket and for more information, please visit:


Maccreanor Lavington success at the AJ100

15 June 2017

Maccreanor Lavington is delighted to have been placed at number 54 in this year’s AJ100.
The practice has risen 20 places from 2016 where we were ranked at 74.
The AJ100 is a ranking of the 100 largest architectural practices in the UK, measured by the number of qualified architects employed. Published annually since 1995 this survey offers a timely snapshot of the profession over the previous calendar year and measures the level of optimism among practices for the year to come.

To view our ranking, take a look at:

Cartwright Gardens, Dujardin Mews and South Gardens shortlisted for the New London Awards 2017

8 June 2017

We are delighted to announce that three of our projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 New London Awards:

Cartwright Gardens, Dujardin Mews  and South Gardens.

The awards select the capital’s best new architecture, planning and development and the shortlisted projects will be on view in the New London Architecture exhibition, opening on 18th July at the Building Centre.

NLA is promoting the People’s Choice to encourage Londoners to vote for their favourite new London project. Support Cartwright Gardens, Dujardin Mews and South Gardens in the People’s Choice Award 2017! – Vote using #NLAwards17 @nlalondon


RIBA Award for Dujardin Mews

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Dujardin Mews, designed in collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects, has received an RIBA London Award. Dujardin Mews is the first housing delivered by LB Enfield in 40 years and forms the first phase of the wider regeneration of Ponders End and replacement homes for the neighbouring Alma Estate.The project comprises a mixture of 38 town houses, flats and maisonettes. The Borough were also recognised for their contribution to the project success and received the RIBA London Client of the Year Award.

RIBA London winners, along with winners from the other ten regions, will now be considered for RIBA National Awards to be announced in June.

Maccreanor Lavington to join Croydon’s Place Review Panel.

8th November 2016

We are pleased to announce that Richard Lavington and Prisca Thielmann have been selected to joint Croydon’s Place Review Panel. They join 22 high calibre panellists to offer guidance and expertise on key developments in the borough.

The Croydon Place Review Panel will play an important role in ensuring that Croydon’s increasing popularity as a development location will continue to be shaped by high quality design and placemaking. The panel will advise and challenge design quality for high profile development proposals which are increasingly being submitted to the council. This will encourage continuing growth in the borough to flourish, enriching Croydon as a community and as a place of investment.

The panel is made up of multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in architecture, regeneration, design and construction, urban design conservation, engineering and placemaking and is chaired by Angela Brady of Brady Mallalieu, Neil Deely of Metropolitan Workshop and Oliver Richards of ORMS.

“I am delighted that such an exceptionally high calibre of applicants were keen to be involved in the panel. It shows that Croydon is recognised as an area of growth with opportunity for high quality development. The panel is made up of an exciting group of experts and their valuable knowledge will be instrumental in furthering Croydon’s commitment to achieve the highest-quality architecture across the borough.”

- Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning

MLA+ wins the Bao’an Urban Design Competition in Shenzhen, China in Collaboration with Felixx

11th August

We are delighted to announce that MLA+, MaccreanorLavington’s sister company, has won the first prize in the design competition for the regeneration of the area along the G107 highway in Bao’an district in Shenzhen, China.

MLA + collaborated with Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners and Chinese partners China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) and Shenzhen Municipal Design & Research Institute to take on this challenge.

In the design of MLA+, the highway G107 is the driving force of the area to connect the different areas, but its function changes from a utilitarian infrastructure to a key driver for urban regeneration. Within this main structure, hubs are created for different urban functions. Besides that, the public spaces are used to connect different elements of the existing city

“An important element of our plan is that we try to connect the bigger regional scale with the local design scale. This ‘in-between-scale’ is in our view the most important driver for quality, but still unseen as such in China. Therefore, as European experts we can make an important contribution in this area in Chinese cities.”
– Markus Appenzeller; Partner MLA+

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NLA Award for Queen’s Park Station Area

7th July 2016

Maccreanor Lavington’s Queen’s Park Station Area project has successfully received an award for the best Mixed-Use scheme at the New London Architecture Awards ceremony held at the Guild Hall in London on Thursday.

The Mixed-Use Development was designed for the London Borough of Brent as part of their South Kilburn regeneration project. It will provide around 137 new mixed tenure homes, ground floor retail and the re provision of a Train Crew Depot for London Underground employees.

The scheme includes major public realm improvements including the replacement of a gyratory road system with a signalled junction which creates space for a new retail lined civic space at the heart of the scheme. The wining proposal is formed of a cluster of five mansion block buildings, which collectively create a new urban block containing over 2,000sqm of high quality open space that links the existing commercial activity along Salusbury Road and Kilburn Lane to the South Kilburn Estate.

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Maccreanor Lavington award success at the AJ100

8th June 2016

Maccreanor Lavington was delighted to be placed 74 and a new entry in the top 100 architectural practices in this year's AJ100, the annual list compiled by the Architects' Journal.

In addition to this honour, we were delighted to win Business Breakthrough of the Year. In 2012 Maccreanor Lavington set up a sister company MLA+ to focus on sustainable urban design in emerging markets. MLA+ now has a staff of 15, that is growing at 30-40% a year and has office locations including Russia, China and South America.

Kingsgate Primary School - construction begins

9th June 2016

Construction of the new Kingsgate Primary School has commenced on site. The building will accommodate the nursery and infant school. This is the first phase of the Liddell Road site redevelopment in West Hampstead. Maccreanor Lavington received planning permission for a mixed use scheme comprising the school, housing and workspace units and a new public space connecting to the existing Maygrove Peace Park.

Maccreanor Lavington has been working with Kingsgate School since 2014 on expansion plans. The project is funded by the London Borough of Camden’s innovative Community Investment Programme (CIP).

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A Statement on the Upcoming EU Referendum

23 May 2016


We founded Maccreanor Lavington following our European competition win in 1992. Our entry, a housing scheme at Zaaneiland in the Netherlands, was completed in 1998 and since then the practice has continued to work throughout Europe from studios in London and Rotterdam.


Our team come from across the globe: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and Ukraine.


We believe this mix of experience and knowledge makes our practice stronger. We believe a united cultural community is stronger. We believe a united business community is stronger.


We have invested personally in the idea of a culturally diverse Europe free from borders and open for business.


We support a United Kingdom remaining in the European Union.


Gerard Maccreanor and Richard Lavington

The City Mix Symposium

19 May 2016

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Maccreanor Lavington and David Cotterrell ( will be facilitating an event exploring the role and value of mixed-use space in supporting the complex ecology that is the city.

The symposium will take place on Thursday 2nd June 2016, from 2 – 6.30pm, followed by drinks.

David Cotterrell Studio

No 1 Borthwick Street

Paynes & Borthwick Wharves


This is a free event, but places are limited. Click here to book tickets.

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Royal Academy’s Urban Jigsaw Exhibition

29 April 2016

An exhibition showcasing the ideas of the four finalists in the Royal Academy’s Urban Jigsaw competition was launched on Wednesday. Alongside submissions by Chetwoods, Alma-nac and Atelier Kite, Maccreanor Lavington’s Future Justice showcases the practice’s ideas for the regeneration of under-used courthouse buildings and those facing closure all together if the Government’s 2015 justice reform proposals were to go ahead.

With our proposals, we are seeking a new type of accommodation for justice, and offering a new kind of urban and architectural response, stitching these spaces back into the city and reinvigorating their civic relevance in a way that is not introverted or monumental, but open, public and optimistic. 

“The story that a building tells through its design may be as important to the community it serves as is its function. By shaping our thoughts about ourselves and our institutions, it will directly affect our efforts to work productively together.”

— Justice Stephen G. Breyer (United States Supreme Court, 1994–present)

Maccreanor Lavington Make The AJ100

Maccreanor Lavington has been included among the top 100 architectural practices in this year's AJ100, the annual list compiled by the Architects' Journal.

In addition to this honour, we have also been shortlisted for two awards, Business Breakthrough and Best New Member. The winners of these awards, and the announcement of our official ranking within the 100, will be revealed at a ceremony in London on 8th of June.

MaccreanorLavington and MLA+ Welcome New Associate Director

15 April 2016

As MaccreanorLavington:MLA+ extends its activites in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, we welcome new Associate Director Evert Dorresteijn.

Evert is an experienced architect and urban designer with more than 20 years’ experience leading complex architectural and masterplanning projects in the Netherlands and Belgium as Associate at KCAP Architects&Planners, and in different functions at DKV Architecten.


MaccreanorLavington and MLA+ have been growing over the last 20 years into an experienced and internationally working ‘boutique global player’. Through our studios in London, Rotterdam, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro, we are carrying out bespoke and award-winning commercial and residential projects in Europe and China, and extending the reach of our urban design and planning with projects in Asia, South America and Africa.

Planning Application approved for Chesterfield House

8 April 2016

Maccreanor Lavington’s plans for the regeneration of Chesterfield House in Wembley Central have been approved. The proposed development will play an important role in re-establishing the town centre’s importance, by providing new homes, local facilities and new public spaces.

The redevelopment seeks to achieve a high quality design for the site that will provide engaging architectural definition to this prominent urban corner. The 239 apartments will be provided in two buildings and comprise a mix of units for sale and rent, all with private amenity space. The two blocks of 26 and 21 storeys are arranged in a C-shape, creating a new, open public space. A Community Centre has been planned for the scheme, and the high street will be further reinvigorated by the ground floor retail and café spaces.

"A simple idea executed beautifully"

26 February 2016 

Kraaiennest Metro Station was last week shortlisted in the Metal in Architecture category at this year’s World Architecture News (WAN) Awards. Among a group of six, metro station was selected as a project that the judges felt redefined the structural and creative possibilities of metal in architecture.Although Kraaiennest was not selected as the overall winner, it was singled out by the judges for its elegant design, described as “emotionally powerful” and “simple idea which has been executed beautifully”.

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City. Neighbourhood. Home

20 January 2016


Markus Appenzeller and Yana Golubeva last night opened the “City. Neighbourhood. Home” exhibition at the Schusev State Architecture Museum in Moscow. The exhibition, organised by Maccreanor Lavington’s sister company MLA+, will run until March, and will feature a series of lectures and discussions alongside a large scale video installation that examines three scales of work:


City – How to stop outward growth and enable the transformation of the existing city?

Neighbourhood – How to build comfortable unique neighbourhoods instead of standardized and generic districts?

Home – How to create a variety of good quality homes that make cities livable?

City Neighbourhood Home: An Exhibition by MLA+

21 December 2015

MLA+, Maccreanor Lavington’s sister company, will be holding an exhibition at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow from January 19th.

Running for nine weeks, City Neighbourhood Home will examine three scales of urbanity, and will demonstrate how MLA+ approaches their design and transformation; in both Russian and international contexts.

Over the course of the exhibition a series of public lectures will feature colleagues, clients and policy makers, with the aim to encourage a discourse between young and foreign actors on the future of (Russian) cities.

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Planning Permission for Science Block

06 November 2015

Planning permission has been granted for a new stand-alone science classroom building for Kingsgate Primary School, Camden.

Maccreanor Lavington has been working with the school since 2014 on expansion plans which will see the nursery and infants move to a new site at Liddell Road, funded by the innovative Camden Community Investment Programme.

The science building represents the first phase of the existing site becoming a Key Stage Two facility providing staff, pupils and the wider community with a new bespoke and exemplar teaching and learning science space.

NLA Breakfast Talk

Richard Lavington will be joining Claire Bennie, Rosemarie MacQueen, Alex Lifschutz from LDS, and Stuart Corbyn from Get Living London at the NLA's breakfast talk 'New Ideas for Housing: Reinventing the mansion block', to be held on 20 November. Chaired by Peter Murray, the talk will "examine the historic London mansion block and how far this typology can be reinvented to create new higher-density homes that people aspire to live in."

Richard will be discussing the ideas behind ‘London Multi Detached’, Maccreanor Lavington’s shortlisted entry in the ‘New Ideas for Housing London’ competition, launched by the NLA in the summer, and subject of the accompanying exhibition which runs until 17 December.

Click here for more information and tickets.

Maccreanor Lavington Team Shortlisted in RA Urban Jigsaw Competition

21 October 2015

The Royal Academy lunched an ideas competition in July aimed at creative solutions regarding London’s underused land, particularly brownfield sites that are "becoming blights on an area, both visually and economically.” The RA invited architects to devise a brief based on what they believe to be the best use of the site, informed by research into the needs and potential of the local area.

Maccreanor Lavington and East teamed up with Max Fordham, Price and Myers and BAQUS to produce one of the four shortlisted entries. In our proposal, we seek to identify and capture the value of sites as uses evolve. We focus on the imminent changes to the judicial system, and hope to start a wider debate that includes a new city mix with an integrated justice provision.

On Monday, 16 November 2015, an open public crit will be held at the RA in which all the shortlisted ideas will be presented. Click here for more details.

Ebbsfleet Masterplan Gets Go Ahead

16 October 2015

Maccreanor Lavington are working with AECOM to deliver a framework masterplan for Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. The project, based in Ebbsfleet, Kent, will see the creation of the UK’s first garden city in nearly 100 years.

The 1,026ha site will provide 15,000 new homes, work and retail spaces, and high quality public amenity and transport infrastructure. The aim of the team, which also includes Cushman & Wakefield and Spacehub, is to create distinctive communities within a contemporary garden city that maximises the dramatic setting of Ebbsfleet between the Thames and the green belt.

William Street Quarter Wins Sunday Times Award

16 October 2015

The winners of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards were announced today and William Street Quarter received the accolade for ‘ Best Affordable Housing Development”. This award is “for the most imaginative and functional development by a registered social housing provider, charity, trust or public body in partnership with a local authority and/or a developer for rent and/or shared ownership.”

The masterplan for William Street Quarter was produced jointly by Allford Hall Monaghan and Morris and Maccreanor Lavington for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The site was formally occupied by the Lintons Estate and is now reintegrated within the urban grain of the neighbouring areas and the town centre by a clear street hierarchy giving a greater permeability and local identity.

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William Street Quarter Highly Commended

14 October 2015

William Street Quarter last night received Highly Commended in the Building Project of the Year (£10m to £50m) category at the British Construction Industry Awards 2015. The project, on which we collaborated with AHMM, had also been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s ‘Better Public Building Award’.

The client for the William Street Quarter, Jennie Coombs of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award for her work on the project.

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Architecture Tomorrow at MIPIM UK

08 October 2015

Blackfriars Circus, Maccreanor Lavington’s project for Barratt London in Southwark, is to be included in the AJ’s Architecture Tomorrow exhibition at MIPIM UK. The exhibition focusses on future architectural projects based in Britain, and will be held at stand B10 in the Architecture Pavilion.

MIPIM UK takes place between 21-23 October at Olympia, London. Click here for more details.

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Prime Minister’s Award Shortlist

01 October 2015

It was announced yesterday that William Street Quarter has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s ‘Better Public Building Award’. The Barking-based project, upon which we collaborated with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, provides affordable social housing on the site of the old Linton’s Estate, redeveloped as part of the ‘Barking Town Centre Regeneration Strategy.

The Prime Minister’s Award recognises “excellence in construction and design for buildings and civil engineering projects” and focusses on “publicly funded construction projects that are completed on time, on budget and bring real change to their local community”. Click here to find out more about the awards and to see the full shortlist. Winners will be announced at the British Construction Industry Awards on 14 October.

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Livable Liverpool

24 September 2015

Kevin Logan, an Associate Director at Maccreanor Lavington, will be presenting a lecture at the Tate Liverpool on Wednesday, 30 September as part of Engage Liverpool’s ‘Liveable Liverpool’ series.

The seminars and workshops that make up the series will explore how the quality and design of the next generation of apartments in Liverpool can be improved, and a host of international architects have been invited to discuss how apartments are designed and managed in their countries.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

London’s South Bank: powerhouse of change?

23 September 2015

Gerard Maccreanor will be speaking at the NLA’s conference on London’s South Bank on Thursday 8 October alongside Jude Kelly, the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre; Andrew Asbury, the Director of Buildings & Estates at the Royal College of Art; Mark Davy, Founder of Futurecity and a host of other industry professionals.

London’s South Bank: powerhouse of change? is a full day event. In the morning, the panel will be discussing whether “the 1000-year old dominance of the North Bank of the Thames over the South Bank [is] coming to an end as development brings new jobs, commercial space and homes south of the river”, and various walking tours have been planned for the afternoon. For more information and bookings, please click here to go to the NLA website.

100 Ideas to Solve London’s Housing Crisis

15 September 2015

New London Architecture has announced the 100-strong shortlist for their international ideas competition, ‘New Ideas for Housing’, aimed at solving the housing crisis in London. Maccreanor Lavington’s submission, ‘London Multi Detached’, is among the shortlisted that will be on display at The Building Centre from 15 October to 17 December.

Winners of the ideas competition will be announced in mid-October, and will then go on to “join a Greater London Authority working group to examine how their ideas can be applied to real London sites to deliver future housing for the capital”.

Top 60 Developments Shortlist

01 September 2015

Rainham Close, Maccreanor Lavington’s passive housing project, has been shortlisted as one of the best sustainable developments of the year as part of Inside Housing’s annual ‘Top 60 Developments’ awards, created to “celebrate success and innovation in delivering new homes”.

The scheme, delivered for Climate Energy Homes and Circle Housing Group, is the UK’s largest all-affordable Passivhaus development, featuring 51 affordable rent homes on a former brownfield site in Rainham, Essex.

Winners will be announced on Friday, 16 October.

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Hoflaan House Shortlisted for Award

25 August 2015

Hoflaan House, Maccreanor Lavington’s private house project in Rotterdam, has been shortlisted for an award in the ‘Residential Architectural Property’ category at this year’s International Design and Architecture Awards. The awards are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine and recognise excellence in residential architecture, interior design and product design.

The winners, decided by public vote, are announced on Friday 25 September. You can click here to cast your vote for Hoflaan House at the ID&A website. Voting is open until Tuesday 22 September.

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Maccreanor Lavington Appointed to L&Q Framework

19 August 2015

Maccreanor Lavington have been appointed to L&Q’s Architectural Framework, which over the next four years aims to deliver 5,200 new homes throughout South East England.L&Q is one of the UK’s largest housing associations and works alongside more than 90 local authorities in London and the South East.

We are currently working with them on Ensign Court, a major new housing development in Tower Hamlets due to start on site in 2016.

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Charles Dickens Primary School Starts on Site

17 August 2015

Work has commenced to expand Charles Dickens Primary School in Southwark from a 1.5 to a 2 form entry with a new provision for two year olds.

Internal spaces within the existing three storey Victorian building will be reconfigured and a new hall will be built. A new forecourt will improve the civic presence of the school, enhanced by reconstituted stone signage and a mural developed with input from the pupils and the school’s artist in residence.

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HOUSES v FLATS: The Housing Design Awards Seminar 2015

24 June 2015

Richard Lavington will join Jane Briginshaw in chairing a seminar that “will look at a range of schemes that are not default monolithic towers and slab blocks. Instead they propose features to satisfy what people want - whether this be a private front door, a home that looks like a house even when it is a flat, apartments that shape streets just as terraced houses used to, or areas between blocks that people will want to share as social and exercise spaces.”

Speakers include: Irina Merryweather, Barratt Homes; Nick Parkinson, Hill Homes; Simon Bayliss, HTA Design; Alexis Butterfield, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects; Ken Rorrison, Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects; Tim Bell, Bell Phillips Architects; Stephen Proctor, Proctor And Matthews Architects

The seminar will be held in London on Monday 13th July, from 15:00 - 17:30. Click here for more information and tickets.

Cartwright Gardens on Site

24 June

Pre-cast brick panels are beginning to be erected at University of London’s Garden Halls, which form one side of Cartwright Gardens located in the Bloomsbury Conservation Area.

The wholesale redevelopment of the University’s hall of residence proposes a net increase in accommodation and replaces the outdated 1930s and 1950s buildings with a purpose-designed facility. Maccreanor Lavington were commissioned by University Partnership Programme to design the principal facades facing Cartwright Gardens and that of a self-catered block fronting Leigh Street, and are working closely with the Executive Architects of the development, TP Bennett.

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New London Awards: Shortlist Announced

15 June 2015

Four of Maccreanor Lavington’s projects have been shortlisted in this year’s NLA Awards. William Street Quarter (in collaboration with AHMM) and South Gardens, Elephant Park are among 17 schemes that have been shortlisted in the Housing category, while 128-150 Blackfriars Road and Liddell Road & Kingsgate School will compete against nine others in the Mixed-Use category.

Winners are announced at the Annual Lunch on 7 July

North West Cambridge Lot 8 Starts on Site

15 June 2015

Ground works for the first phase of the North West Cambridge development began in May. Maccreanor Lavington worked in collaboration with Witherford Watson Mann to design Lot 8, which when completed will provide 73 affordable-rented flats for key workers. They have worked with the AECOM team that prepared the award-winning masterplan for the development.

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RIBA Award for William Street Quarter

19 May 2015

William Street Quarter last night received an RIBA Award. The masterplan for the scheme, described as ‘clear and simple’ by the judges, was designed as a collaboration between AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington.

The development is 100% affordable housing and provides the first new-build council homes in Barking for 27 years. Maccreanor Lavington designed a terrace of 14 large, four-bedroom, three-storey family houses as part of Phase 1, and another with 23 homes as part of Phase 2.

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Canons Way South On Site

13 May 2015

Work has commenced on Block A2 of Evolution South, Maccreanor Lavington’s project for Barratt Homes. Known as Canons Way South, this block comprises 88 apartments for market ownership, and forms part of the regeneration of the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estate in Edgeware. When complete, the scheme will provide 133 houses, 146 apartments and over 1700m2 of public amenity space.

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Maccreanor Lavington Runs Hackney

05 May 2015

A team of architects from Maccreanor Lavington will be taking part in Vitality Run Hackney, a half-marathon taking place this Sunday (May 10th). With a gorgeous route through Hackney – runners will pass by Hackney Downs, Broadway Market, London Fields, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – there are plenty of opportunities to cheer them on.

Good luck everyone!

Kraaiennest Metro Station Finalist in Architizer A+ Awards

24 March 2015

Kraaiennest Metro Station has been selected as a finalist in the category of ‘Transportation: Bus and Train Stations’ at this year’s Architizer A+ Awards. The winners are chosen by a jury of industry luminaries such as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as people from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA).

As well as the Jury Award, all finalists are eligible for the ‘Popular Choice Award’, voted for by the public. You can vote for Kraaiennest until 3 April 2015 here

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AJ Small Projects Awards Presentation

20 March 2015

Anna Tenow (centre) with other shortlisted architects for the AJ Small Projects Award at last night’s awards presentation.

Only 20 submissions, Ravenswood included, were shortlisted out of 200 entries in what the jury described as the best and highest quality set of submissions received so far. The exhibition of all shortlisted projects will continue at The Building Centre until 9th April 2015.

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Camden Design Awards 2015: Ravenswood Shortlisted

16 March 2015

Ravenswood has been shortlisted in this year’s Camden Design Awards. According to the organizers, “this is our chance to shape what we build in the future, reward creativity and quality and celebrate the successes that really make a difference to our community”.

Winners will be announced in May 2015.

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AJ Small Projects Awards 2015: Ravenswood Shortlisted

10 March 2015

Ravenswood has been shortlisted in this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards. The annual award is run by Architects’ Journal and showcases the best architecture built for less than £250,000.

Ravenswood is one of 24 shortlisted projects currently being exhibited at the NLA in Store Street, London, and winners will be announced on Thursday 19th March.

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Planning Approved for West Hampstead Development

04 March 2015

Planning was approved last night for Liddell Road – a new mixed-use residential, commercial and infant school project funded through Camden’s Community Investment Programme, which brings together a range of work focused on ensuring the best use of the Council’s assets to improve, shape and transform key places and services within Camden, whilst simultaneously addressing a critical capital funding gap.

The proposals for the Liddell Road site comprise a 4FE infant school, residential use of around 100 units, and commercial space up to 4000sqm with associated high quality public space.

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Planning Approved for Two School Extensions

03 March 2015

Planning permission has been approved for the extension of two primary schools – Charles Dickens and Grange – As part of Southwark’s programme to increase primary school places in the borough.

New facilities include larger, more flexible teaching and learning spaces, providing 130 and 105 new places for pupils respectively. Both schools are due to start on site in the summer and will remain fully operational throughout the work.

Blackfriars Represented at Major New Exhibition

26 February 2015

Maccreanor Lavington’s project for Barratt Homes will be showcased at New London Architecture’s major new exhibition, 'Public London: 10 years of transforming spaces’. On display from Thursday 23 April to Saturday 11 July 2015, the exhibition highlights projects that have contributed to “London’s evolution into a more civilised and people-friendly metropolis”.

The mixed-use quarter will containing flexible workspaces that could accommodate up to 24 small businesses with employment opportunities for around 300 people, shops, cafes and restaurants, two major new public spaces, and 336 new affordable and market homes provided on a tenure blind basis.

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Awards Success for Ravenswood

10 December 2014

Ravenswood was one of the two overall winners at last night’s Don’t Move, Improve! awards ceremony, taking the top spot in the Home Extension category. The awards, run by the NLA, aim “to find London’s best and most innovative new home improvements."

All of the 44 shortlisted schemes will be on display in an exhibition at The Building Centre until 12 February 2015.

Photo © Agnese Sanvito

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Gallion’s Quarter Gets Planning

09 December 2014

Planning has been approved for Gallion’s Quarter, a residentially-led, mixed-use development for Notting Hill Housing, United House and Galliford Try. The 3.41ha site is part of London’s docklands legacy.

The project will see the creation of a new community, with approximately 700 new homes with shops, parks and new local centre, enhancing the existing community in and around East Beckton and North Woolwich.

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Ravenswood is Highly Commended

18 November 2014

Ravenswood, Maccreanor Lavington’s extension to a terraced house in North London, received a Highly Commended mention in the Private category at Tuesday night’s Wood Awards.

Established in 2003, the Wood Awards “recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood” in projects throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

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Don’t Move, Improve – Shortlist Announcement

11 November 2014

The shortlist for NLA’s annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ awards has been announced and we are delighted that Ravenswood has made the cut.

The awards celebrate London’s best new home extensions and interior design projects that deliver more space to live. Ravenswood was nominated in the Home Extension category.

Winners will be announced on 10 December and all shortlisted and winning projects will be showcased in a free public exhibition at NLA’s galleries over December 2014 and January 2015.

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Galliford Try appointed as Development Team Lead for Great Eastern Quays

19 August 2014

Galliford Try have been appointed to lead the Development Team for Phase 1 of Great Eastern Quays. Maccreanor Lavington have been working with Notting Hill Housing to develop this ex-industrial area into a new mixed-use residential quarter for 819 new homes. Great Eastern Quays is part of a broader vision for the Albert Basin which includes the adjacent Gallions Quarter, currently in planning. The combined Albert Basin masterplan by Maccreanor Lavington will offer over 1,500 new homes in this unique waterside location.

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Wood Awards 2014 – Shortlist Announced

04 August 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Wood Awards was announced last week and Maccreanor Lavington’s Ravenswood is among the 30 projects selected (22 buildings and 8 furniture projects). The winner will be announced on 18 November. According to David Hopkins, head of communications and external affairs for Wood Awards major sponsor Wood for Good, “The Wood Awards continually demonstrates the creation of spaces that have the functionality to adapt to changing conditions and the aesthetics to appeal to a savvy, globalised population.”

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Planning Approved for Tower Hamlets Scheme

28 July 2014

Planning has been approved for Ensign Court, a major new housing development in Tower Hamlets. Maccreanor Lavington’s scheme is a residential-led, mixed-use development for 65 new homes along The Highway, a major east-west route into central London. The building is defined a prominent marker, announcing the beginning of the City’s urban character and enhances the existing local community.

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CBRE Inaugural Property Bike Ride

Friday 11 July

On Thursday 10 July, Maccreanor Lavington took park in CBRE’s Inaugural Property Bike Ride. Our team – Kay Hughes, Rob Loader, Dominic Milner and Colin Wharry – joined more than 700 CBRE employees and clients to ride the iconic 100km London 2012 Olympic course in Box Hill, Surrey, to raise money for the NSPCC.

Kraaiennest Receives RIBA Europe Award

02 July 2014

Kraaiennest Metro Station, Maccreanor Lavington's project in Bijlmer, Amsterdam, has been awarded an RIBA Europe Award. The station, completed in 2013, was enlarged, upgraded and repositioned as part of the area’s regeneration program.

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions was also honoured with an RIBA National Award at last week's ceremony.

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Heathrow City – Developing the Vision

24 June 2014

Maccreanor Lavington, along with HawkinsBrown and Rick Mather Architects, have been appointed by Transport for London to produce designs for redevelopment of the Heathrow Airport site on behalf of the Mayor. Together we will provide several options for redevelopment of the site that could potentially support 90,000 new jobs and provide homes for 190,000 people if a new hub airport to the east of London was eventually agreed by the Government.

Transport for London last week launched a website dedicated to the project. As well as detailed information on the thinking behind Heathrow City, it will be regularly updated with the proposals and information on events and discussions.

In support of the potential redevelopment, New London Architecture will be hosting a programme of events including a series round-table discussions and an exhibition running from 16 July to 11 August, exploring how Heathrow City could help meet the challenges of the astonishing levels of projected population growth.

NLA Conference: Tower Hamlets & Canary Wharf

24 June 2014

On Thursday 03 July, Gerard Maccreanor will join the Canary Wharf Group, GLA, LB Tower Hamlets and Herzog & de Meuron in a discussion regarding the major development opportunities in the rapidly changing area around Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs and Whitechapel. 

After the discussion and a networking lunch, the NLA will host tours of the areas of change. Tickets can be purchased from the NLA website.

AR House Award: Honourable Mention

19 June 2014

Ravenswood, Maccreanor Lavington’s extension to a private terraced house, received an Honourable Mention at last night’s AR House Awards ceremony. It was smallest entry (an extension to an existing house rather than a new build) and the only UK entry among the winners, runners up and others reciving honourable mentions.

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New London Architecture Awards Shortlist

17 June 2014

Four of Maccreanor Lavington’s projects have been shortlisted in this year’s New London Architecture Awards: South Acton Phase 3.2 in the Housing category; Television Centre in the Mixed-Use category; and Canada Water and St Andrews in the Masterplans and Area Strategies category.

Winners will be announced on 09 July 2014.

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Housing Design Awards 2014 - Shortlisted Schemes

Monday 09 July2014

Three of Maccreanor Lavington’s housing schemes have been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Design Awards. Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions has been shortlisted in the ‘Completed Schemes’ category, while Great Eastern Quays and South Gardens, Elephant Park will vie for a ‘Project Scheme’ award. Winners will be announced on 15 July at a ceremony in London.

MLA+ Open Office In Brazil

Monday 02 July 2014

MLA+, Maccreanor Lavington’s sister company, have opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro with the aim to continue with and expand upon MLA+ activities in Brazil as well as in adjacent countries.

Together with the Dutch Cycling Embassy, MLA+ is already involved in a number of sustainable transport plans and is looking to extend its portfolio of projects in the South American country.

The new office will be led by Associate Director Brazil, Rafael Saraiva. Rafael is an experienced professional who has worked on an international level in the fields of architecture and urban planning.

MLA+ also have offices in Rotterdam, Minsk, Shanghai and Chongqing. Visit their website to see a full range of projects.

RIBA London Awards Success

Tuesday 07 May 2014

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions were last night awarded an RIBA Regional Award at a ceremony in London. The buildings comprise the first phase of a high density housing scheme for the Argent-led King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership and is built on the R5 site of the Kings Cross regeneration masterplan and contain a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale apartments and supported housing for the elderly.

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RIBA Awards Shortlist

Friday 28 March 2014

Maccreanor Lavington have two projects among 64 shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Awards. The first is Ravenswood – an extension to a private terraced house within a modernist estate in North London, and the second is Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions – Maccreanor Lavington’s residential buildings within the new Kings Cross development.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on the 6 May.

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Winner – Camden Design Awards

Thursday 20 March 2014

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions received an accolade today at the Camden Design Awards. The awards, run by LB Camden and intended to demonstrate their commitment to high quality design in the borough, returned this year after a five year break.

The two buildings form the first phase of a high density, mixed-tenure residential development within the former railway lands of King’s Cross Central. The total scheme comprises a cluster of four elements ranging from two to 16 storeys. 

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MLA+ wins Public Space Design Competition in Dayun New Town, Shenzhen – China

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Maccreanor Lavington’s sister company, MLA+, has won the first prize in the design competition for the public space of Dayun New Town in collaboration with landscape designers OPENFABRIC. Dayun New Town is an emerging city quarter of 150.000 people in the northeast of Shenzhen. The masterplan has been prepared by Urbanus, a leading Chinese architectural office, and is currently being implemented.

Find out more about the project on the MLA+ website

Winner – Civic Trust Awards, Special Award for Brick

Friday 07 March 2014


Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions - the first phase of Maccreanor Lavington’s buildings within the new Kings Cross development – received the Special Award for Brick at 55th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony on Friday 7th March at Blackpool Winter Gardens.


From over 200 applications, 79 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition. From those 79, eight Special Awards were presented to projects that the Civic Trust felt have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas.


The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

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MLA+ wins International Competition for Guanlan River

Wednesday 05 March 2014


Maccreanor Lavington’s sister company, MLA+, has won the first prize in the international design competition for the urban planning of Guanlan River Eco-Cultural Corridor in Shenzhen. The Guanlan River flows through Longhua district in the North of Shenzhen. The river and river banks extend for a distance of 500 metres on both aspects forms the 15, 9 km2 area of the competition.


Visit the MLA+ website to find out more

Richard Lavington Chair of Judges, 2013 Brick Awards

Friday 15 November 2013

Richard Lavington has completed his first year as Chair of the Jury for the Brick Awards which were announced last night in a ceremony at Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. Richard took over the role from Bob Allies who was Chair for the previous three years.

The annual Brick Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick. Each year hundreds of entries are submitted and 15 prestigious trophies and more than 100 certificates are issued to the successful projects. The architect/designer, brick manufacturer and specialist brickwork contractor are all acknowledged on each project. This year’s overall winning scheme was ORTUS by Duggan Morris Architects with Brickwork Contractor Mara Build, and was described as: “Fantastic building, I don’t think a building can get much better than this”.

The full list of winners can be found here [link].

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions shortlisted for Camden Design Awards

Thursday 14 November 2013

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions [link], Maccreanor Lavington's two new buildings within the King's Cross redevelopment, have been nominated for two accolades at this year's Camden Design Awards - Quality for Life - Best housing scheme (new or improved, private or social – includes housing-led schemes) and the People’s Choice Award [link].

Previous winners include: the Roundhouse, St Pancras Station, Swiss Cottage Central Library and the restoration of Russell Square Gardens, as well as schools and private houses. This year’s winners will be announced in December.

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Anne Mews wins Sunday Times Award

Friday 18 October 2013

Anne Mews, [link] designed by Maccreanor Lavington and Allford Hall Monoghan Morris, has been awarded this year's Sunday Times/British Homes Affordable Housing Development Award.

The scheme forms the first phase of the wider King William Street Quarter Masterplan and provides the first new council houses in Barking, London for 25 years.

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Planning Permission Granted for Roman Road Primary School

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Planning permission has been granted for Maccreanor Lavington’s expansion of Roman Road Primary School. The existing one form entry (1FE) school will become a fully integrated three form entry (3FE) school with a nursery and new facility for two year olds as part of LB Newham’s wider programme to increase the number of primary school places to meet increasing demand across the borough. The project is due to start on site in January 2014.

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Maccreanor Lavington win place on GLA/TfL Framework Panels

Friday 11 October 2013

It was confirmed today that Maccreanor Lavington have been appointed as consultants on four of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TfL) 14 new Architecture, Design and Urbanism panels  -  also open to use by the London Legacy Development Corporation, the London boroughs, housing associations and other public sector organisations involved with the built environment. The four panels we successfully applied for are: Urban Strategies and Area Plans; Architecture; Site Masterplanning and Development Feasibility; and Design Advice and Design Management.

The Panel will, as described by the GLA, support the Mayor’s vision to secure London’s position as the best big city in the world, by helping to ensure excellence in urban design and architecture, the creation of beautiful, vibrant and well-designed public spaces, high quality housing and excellent developments.

Planning Permission Granted for Barts Square

Monday 07 October 2013

Detailed façade designs by Sheppard Robson, Maccreanor Lavington and Piercy&Company received planning consent last week.  The buildings will form part of the Barts Square masterplan by Sheppard Robson. The overall project consists of 17 buildings providing 215 residential apartments, 230,000ft2 net of Grade A office space and circa 25,000ft2 of retail and café/restaurant use.

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Architect of the Year Shortlist

Thursday 09 September 2013

Maccreanor Lavington have been shortlisted in the Housing category of 2013’s Architect of the Year Awards. Four projects were entered as part of our submission – Barrier Park East Phase 2 [link], Roseberry Mansions and Saxon Court [link], Great Eastern Quays [link], and Evolution South [link]. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 03 December 2013.

Planning Permission Granted for Bloomsbury Project

Monday 19 August 2013

Planning permission has been granted for redevelopment of the University of London’s Garden Halls, facing Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury, WC1H by TP Bennett. Maccreanor Lavington were commissioned by University Partnership Programme to design the principle frontage facing Cartwright Gardens, and that of the self-catered block fronting Leigh Street, and will work closely with the Executive Architects for the development, TP Bennett.

The planning application received unanimous approval from the members of the planning committee.  English Heritage made the following comments in support of the application: “The elevations of the scheme each respond to their respective street and are heavily derived from the historical context of surrounding buildings. The choice of brick as the main material and the simple gridded elevations create a subdued but elegant elevation which is welcomed. The differences between the elevations on each street contribute towards strengthening their individual character which is also welcomed”.

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Kings Cross Central R5 featured in press

Monday 05 August 2013

Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions – two of Maccreanor Lavington’s buildings within the new Kings Cross Central development – have been featured this week in Architecture Today and Building Design.

Located on the north-eastern corner of the 24ha Kings Cross site, the buildings are designed as a family, forming one cohesive urban block around a central shared courtyard, a reference to the site’s Victorian heritage and the architectural language of the Chicago School of Louis Sullivan. The massing suites to a shoulder level of eight storeys, above which rise the two new 16-storey towers.

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New London Awards Success

Thursday 11 July 2013

Kings Cross Central R5 (Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions) has won a New London Award in the Resiential category.

The high density scheme is part of the Kings Cross central Masterplan. and provides 103 apartments in Saxon Court and 40 in Roseberry Mansions. The buildings provide a mix of tenures including general needs social rent, shared ownership, extra care housing for the elderly and private housing.

A series of outdoor communal spaces, roof gardens and balconies are provided throughout the scheme.

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Housing Design Awards Success

Thursday 04 July 2013

Maccreanor Lavington’s Evolution South scheme for Barratt West London has won a Housing Design Award.

The scheme will provide 279 new homes and over 2000m2 of public amenity space as part of the regeneration of the 11.5ha site in the London Borough of Barnet.  A new frontage to Stonegrove – a major route through this part of North London – has been created by designing a number of four-storey apartment buildings all using the same family of materials with sufficient design variation to create individuality.

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Awards Nominations

June 2013

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this year’s New London Architecture Awards in the Residential and Hotel categories. Rainham Passive Housing and Saxon Court and Roseberry Mansions in the new Kings Cross Development [link] are up for the Residential award and we have been shortlisted in the Hotels category for our Connaught Hotels development in the Royal Albert Docks [link]. Winning and commended schemes will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 11 July 2013.

Rainham Passive Housing was also shortlisted in the Project category at this year’s Housing Design Awards along with Evolution South, and Queens Park Station Area [link]. Phase 2 of Barrier Park [link] was shortlisted in the Completed category. Winners will be announced on 4th July 2013.

Hoflaan House Published in NAi Yearbook 2013

Maccreanor Lavington’s Hoflaan House project has been published in the NAi’s Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook 2012/13 along with what the editors describe as  “30 [of the] most noteworthy projects completed in the past year… the most significant developments and trends influencing the production and design of Dutch architecture.”

Follow the link for more information on the publication [link]

St Andrews featured in Architects' Journal

AJ’s More Homes, Better Homes campaign calls on the government to preserve housing design quality while increasing the production of homes. St Andrews Block B is one of the 12 “exemplar housing projects” featured. Click HERE to read the whole article

Gerard Maccreanor featured in exhibition

Gerard Maccreanor was one of the architects featured in ‘Inspirations’, Ed Tyler’s long-running monthly series in Building Design, in which architects reflect on the buildings that have made a powerful impact on them. Photos from the series were part of an exhibition held at The Gallery in London and featured in The Guardian. Click HERE to view the pictures on the Guardian’s site.

Kraaiennest metrostation nominated for the Gouden A.A.P. 2013

Friday 18th January 2013

Kraaiennest metrostation has been nominated for the Gouden A.A.P. 2013. This Amsterdam Architecture Award is an initiative of ARCAM; the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. Twenty four projects have been selected from those completed in Amsterdam in 2012. This shortlist includes Cruz y Ortiz’s Rijksmuseum and Benthem Crouwel’s Stedelijk Museum. The winner will be announced in April. .

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Architect of the Year 2012

Tuesday 11th September 2012

Maccreanor Lavington have been shortlisted in two categories at the 2012 Architect of the Year Awards – Housing Architect of the Year and Masterplanning Architect of the Year. The awards will be announced at a ceremony on 4th December 2012.

Hackney House Exhibition

Monday 30th July 2012

On 28th and 29th July 2012, Maccreanor Lavington took park in an Architecture Showcase at Hackney House, Shoreditch. This was a public event showcasing Hackney's best architectural designs and innovative ideas for the future shape of the borough. According to the organisers, the event was to “... play host to some of London's leading architects who have designed structures or spaces in the borough, as well as Hackney-based architectural firms who are pioneering building design in the UK and across the globe.”

NLA Awards 2012

Wednesday 11th July 2012

Allies and Morrison, Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann were announced Overall Winners and Masterplan Award Winners for the Olympic Legacy Communities Masterplan at the New London Awards in July 2012.

After this summer’s Games, the Olympic Legacy Communities Masterplan will complete the transformation from an industrial area which formed a spatial barrier between the east and west of London, to a new park bridging the River Lea surrounded by new communities connecting into the existing urban fabric.

MLA+: Markus Appenzeller joins Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Wednesday 29th February 2012

Maccreanor Lavington has formed a new company, MLA+ which will be run by Markus Appenzeller, who will be the director in charge of international business. In addition to existing London and Rotterdam offices a third office in Shanghai will respond to the increasing work in emerging international markets.

Markus Appenzeller has considerable experience on the international architecture and urban planning scene. He was the Director of International Projects at KCAP Architects & Planners in Rotterdam and a senior architect for Rem Koolhaas’s practice, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Read the full press release HERE

Anne Mews wins British Construction Industry Award

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Anne Mews, a residential quarter of 31 new houses in Barking designed by Maccreanor Lavington and Allford Hall Monoghan Morris, has been awarded the British Construction Industry Regeneration Award in a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The scheme, completed in April 2011, forms the first phase of the wider King William Street Quarter Masterplan and provides the first new council houses in the borough for 25 years.

British Construction Industry Awards website HERE

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Brick Awards 2011

Monday 10th October 2011

Maccreanor Lavington were awarded the Brick Award of the ‘Best Housing Development 26 Units of More’ at the 2011 Brick Awards for St Andrews, Bromley-by-Bow, London.

St Andrews Block B, a 230 residential development for Barratt Homes and Circle Anglia Housing association, is the second phase in the masterplan developed by Allies and Morrison. The scheme enjoys a language of simple well-proportioned punched brick openings with bespoke varied brick blends - a dark mix to the streets and a light mix to the courtyard.

Waterloo Hotel is included in the exhibition “Southwark Reborn: The next chapter”

6 September – 24 October

NLA, The Building Centre
26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

New London Architecture website HERE

Maccreanor Lavington shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year, Architects of the Year Awards 2011

Friday 29th July 2011

Maccreanor Lavington have been shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year, Architects of the Year Awards 2011.

The award will be judged in October.

Architect of the Year Awards website HERE

St Andrews shortlisted for Brick Award

Wednesday 27th July 2011

St Andrews a 230 unit urban block in East London designed by Maccreanor Lavington the second phase of the Allies and Morrisons masterplan has been shortlisted for the Brick Development Associations Brick Awards ‘Best Housing Development – 26 Units or More’.

The scheme enjoys a language of simple well-proportioned punched brick openings with bespoke varied brick blends - a dark mix to the streets and a light mix to the courtyard.

The Awards will be held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London on the evening of Wednesday 2nd November.

The Brick Awards website HERE

St.Andrews wins Housing Design Award

Thursday 14th July 2011

Phases 1 and 2 of the St Andrew’s Housing development, designed by Maccreanor Lavington and Allies & Morrison have been awarded three Housing Design Awards at a ceremony at Portcullis House, London . The scheme won a  Housing design Award, as well as the Graham Pye Award for 'plan form best suited to family living' and the ‘Community Consultation Award’

Design Awards website HERE

H10 Waterloo Hotel awarded

Tuesday 12th July 2011

MaccreanorLavington's H10 Waterloo Hotel has won an RIBA award and a New London Architecture Award 2011. The awards recognised projects which "add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities." (Ruth Reed RIBA President)

RIBA Awards website HERE
New London Awards Website HERE
Project information HERE

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Grunobuurt blok 7 shortlisted best building

Wednesday 8th June 2011 

Maccreanor Lavington's Grunobuurt blok 7, Traverse, has been shortlisted for the Gouden Baksteen (Golden Brick) – best building in the city of Groningen. Prizes will be awarded by public vote and professionals (Anne Luijten, Johannes Kappler and Scief Houben). Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 24th. 

Online votes can be placed HERE 
Dag van de Architectuur shortlist HERE
Project information HERE

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Kraaiennest work progresses

Friday 3rd June 2011 

Work continues on Maccreanor Lavington’s Metrostation Kraaiennest in Amsterdam. The platform is now open to the public with work progressing on finishing the main entrance.

Project information HERE

ODE work progresses

Friday 3rd June 2011

Work continues on Maccreanor Lavington’s Oosterdokseiland project next to Amsterdam’s central station. Construction is continuing with the installation of windowframes and precast panels on the main elevations.

Oosterdokseiland website HERE
Project information HERE

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Grunobuurt blok 8 catching up

May 2011 

Maccreanor Lavington's Grunobuurt blok 8, Statie, is catching up to blok 7. Brickwork is almost up and internal finishes are coming along. The project is due to be completed in November. 

Grunobuurt website HERE
Project information HERE

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King’s Cross Central block R5 starts on site

Monday 4th April 2011

Work has started on Maccreanor Lavington’s residentially led scheme in the Kings Cross Central masterplan. Block ‘R5 North’ will comprise 144 apartments, 40 of which form an Extra Care Housing facility, a series of street front commercial units and a variety of external communal spaces. The courtyard based block, which reaches to 16 storey high is located on York Way and forms one of the early phases of Argent’s Kings Cross Central masterplan.

King's Cross Central website HERE

H10 London Waterloo Hotel shortlisted for RIBA Awards for London.

Monday 4th April 2011

Maccreanor Lavington's H10 Waterloo Hotel has been shortlisted for the 'RIBA Awards for London 2011.' The awards are given for buildings that demonstrate high architectural standards and make a substanial cotribution to the local environment. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the V&A on May 19th.

RIBA Awards for London shortlist HERE

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Barrier Park East Block D starts on site

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Work has started on Maccreanor Lavington’s Barrier Park East residential scheme. Block D will comprise 156 apartments and 11 townhouses for a range of tenures. The L-shaped, 14 storey apartment building and neighbouring terraced townhouses are located on the eastern edge of the masterplan, which was prepared by Allies and Morrison.

Barrier Park East website HERE

Maccreanor Lavington win Hotel & Leisure Architect of the Year, Architect of the Year Awards 2010

Thursday 4 November 2010

Maccreanor Lavington won the category of Hotel and Leisure Architect of the Year at this year’s ceremony, held on 4th November. The award was for a group of projects - the completed H10 Hotel in London, and two schemes still at project stage: Bickershaw Country Park Visitor Centre in Wigan, and the Royal Docks Hotel Cluster in London. The judge’s report stated: “...the H10 Hotel brilliantly answers the challenges of a highly complex urban situation”

Building Design report HERE

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ODE starts on site

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Work has started on Maccreanor Lavington’s Oosterdokseiland project, which will comprise a mix of social and private housing with commercial space. Commencement of work on plot 2 follows the completion of the basement levels, designed by Zwarts & Jansma, with Maccreanor Lavington designing plot 2CD. Located in close proximity to Amsterdam’s Central Station, the urban plan for the site was prepared by Erick van Egeraat.

Oosterdokseiland website HERE
Project information HERE

Grunobuurt blok 7 starts on site

Monday 1 March 2010

Work has started on Maccreanor Lavington’s Grunobuurt blok 7, which will comprise a mix of 47 social and private dwellings, a parking garage and commercial space. Blok 7 is the first project to be realised within an urban design prepared by de Zwarte Hond, which consists of 8 blocks designed by 3 architects. Maccreanor Lavington has designed 2 of the 3 blocks for phase 1. Grunobuurt will have an advanced collective heating/cooling system and highly insulated houses, with all blocks using patterned brickwork related to the original Grunobuurt.

Grunobuurt website HERE
Project information HERE

MaccreanorLavington win Masterplanner of the Year Award, Architect of the Year Awards 2009

Friday 6 November 2009

Maccreanor Lavington’s win was announced at the Architect of the Year Awards ceremony in London. The award recognises a body of work and not a specific project. Maccreanor Lavington submitted 4 projects; Stage 2 Sub-Framework Plan of Barking Riverside; Basildon Town centre regeneration; the Bishopsgate Goodsyard and the Whitefield conservation area regeneration in Nelson. The four projects show different aspects of our role within the masterplanning process.

The judges said Maccreanor Lavington “design modern places which fit their historic context, which is surely the rule in all place making”.

Building Design Report HERE

Gerard Maccreanor appointed to CABE Eco-towns Design Review Panel

Friday 30 October 2009

Gerard Maccreanor has been appointed to the Eco-towns Design Review Panel at CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; the government’s advisor’s on architecture, urban design and the public space. As part of the specialist eco-towns panel, he will provide expert design advice on the quality of the government’s proposed eco-towns.

CABE Eco-towns Design Review Panel HERE

Maccreanor Lavington shortlisted for Architect of the Year Awards 2009

Friday 24 July 2009

Maccreanor Lavington has been nominated in the category 'Masterplanning Architect of the Year'. The awards will be announced in London on November 5.

Building Design Report HERE

Dwelling: Accordia – new book launched

Thursday 9 July 2009

Dwelling: Accordia documents the award winning housing project which is the result of a collaboration between Feilden Clegg Bradley, Alison Brooks, Grant Associates and Maccreanor Lavington. The book is written by Keith Bradley, Paul Drew (Accordia resident), Colen Lumley and Ivor Richards. Dwelling: Accordia is published by and available from Black Dog, along with architectural book shops and usual outlets.

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Planning Permission for Barking Riverside

Thursday 18 June 2009

Stages 1 and 2 of Barking Riverside, the largest housing development in the Thames Gateway, have received planning permission. Maccreanor Lavington, KCAP and Gustafson Porter worked together on Stage 2 which comprises almost 2,000 housing units of varying typologies, integrated landscaping and long term transport strategies.

De Klare Bron cited as exemplar for future schools

Tuesday 3 March 2009

A delegation including Frank Vandenbroucke (Flemish minister for education) and Marcel Smets (Vlaams Bouwmeester) visited De Klare Bron to promote the need for design quality in educational facilities. The school was cited as an exemplar for future projects.

VRT één report HERE

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