Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Planning Permission received for another Homes for Islington Scheme

A Burrell Foley Fischer scheme for two new build dwellings and the creation of a new mews and landscaped square utilising existing redundant garages for Homes for Islington, has been approved by the Local Planning Authority.

The affordable housing for rent at Vulcan Way on the Westbourne Estate includes 15 new single bedroom flats accessed from ground level and 2 three bedroom family houses with outside garden space at ground level.  The houses have access to gardens and adjacent disabled persons parking and are suitable as mobility standard dwellings.

This comprehensively considered scheme creates a new landscaped mews with trees with the vacant garages converted to dwellings. This will inject new life, activity and security at ground level.  There is a new railed off public garden as part of the scheme. Currently the site has 100% coverage in tarmac with no planting whatsoever.  Modified upper walkway balustrading will also bring more light and passive surveillance to the new mews.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Cambridge Arts Theatre reveals "Act 2" proposals

The Cambridge Arts Theatre has revealed details of their redevelopment plans to an invited audience at Kings College Chapel.  The new building project, termed "Act 2" is their vision to secure the Theatre's future through the creation of new foyer and performing spaces.  The Burrell Foley Fischer designed scheme includes a new Studio Theatre to facilitate the staging of new and experimental work.

Building on both John Maynard Keynes' founding vision and the legacy of their early nineties refurbishment their stated intention is ensure the sustainability of this wonderful theatrical institution for the long term benefit of the Cambridge community.

Read press coverage of the launch here