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    Creativity-led. Community-led. Drawing on the DNA of the neighbourhood, we create welcoming places for people.
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    We design policy as well as buildings. Inspired by our founder’s work at CABE, our thinking advances best practice.
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    We relish complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
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Croydon Smaller Sites Programme wins the AJ Architecture Award 2018 for Masterplan of the Year Project Update

We are delighted that Croydon Smaller Sites Programme led by Brick by Brick has won Masterplan of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards 2018.

Croydon Council has an ambitious programme to deliver 1,000 high quality and characterful homes. We are working with the Borough’s delivery company Brick by Brick Development on 3 different schemes - Shrublands, Kingsdown Avenue and Tollers Lane.

December 2018 View Project
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Mæ granted planning consent for Shrublands scheme in Croydon Project Update

We have received a successful planning decision for Shrublands, one of our three estate infill projects for Brick by Brick Development. The projects are part of Croydon Council’s Smaller Sites programme to deliver 1,000 new homes within the borough.

Our Shrublands scheme creates 26 sustainable homes at 100% affordable rent. The three new residential buildings sit as pavilions sensitive to their existing context, with full width balconies that offer generous amenity spaces positioned for sunlight and views.

August 2018 View Project
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre wins a New London Award Project Update

We’re absolutely delighted that our Sands End Arts and Community Centre has won at the New London Awards 2018. Our win is recognised in the unbuilt section of the Culture & Community category at the awards which seeks to champion the best examples of civic projects for local residents and international visitors.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our collaborators on this project, especially to the local community in Hammersmith & Fulham, of whom our Centre will primarily serve.

July 2018 View Project
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Agar Grove Estate and Regent's Park Infill Sites shortlisted for the London Planning Awards 2019 Project Update

We're delighted to announce that Agar Grove Estate has been shortlisted for The Mayor's Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning, and Regent's Park Infill Sites for the Borough Led Projects Award in the London Planning Awards organised by London First.

Agar Grove Estate will create 493 new homes for new and existing residents of the estate. Of these, 345 will be built to the very high Passivhaus fabric performance standard.

Our Regents Park Infill Sites scheme provides high quality new homes on the Regent’s Park Estate for residents who are due to lose their current homes as a result of the HS2 development.

November 2018
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Brentford Lock West Block E wins thrice at British Homes Awards 2018 Project Update

We're very pleased to announce that our Brentford Lock West Block E project has won Development of the Year (up to 100 homes) and Apartment Development of the Year at The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018. Our client also received the Judges Award for Homebuilder of the Year for this project. 

Block E provides 42 high-quality homes within a set of pavilion buildings to create a vibrant canal-side residential community with shared streets, promoting local interaction and encouraging walking and cycling.

September 2018 View Project
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Futures London Workshop Research News

Mæ has been commissioned by the Mayor of London to develop a new Housing Design Supplementary Planning Guidance to the new London Plan, which will advocate the best solutions for well-designed housing in the city.

The Futures London Workshop was an event held at City Hall in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to aid us in developing this guidance. This was an open, frank, and enlivening event where we presented our ideas on emerging housing design and invited young Londoner's views on their cities and communities, including how these may be affected by either significant regeneration or by the changes that smaller infill housing might bring.

August 2018
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Brentford Lock West Block E wins at the RIBA London Regional Awards 2018 Project Update

Brentford Lock West Block E scheme has won a RIBA London Regional Award 2018. Drawing inspiration from the local environment, our ambition was to create a vibrant canal-side residential community. 

We designed pavilion buildings with distinct saw-tooth roof forms that enhance the skyline and bring light into the upper floors. Deep façades create versatile outdoor loggias and homes have landscaped courtyards that act as a threshold to the street. Our scheme forms part of the second phase of a three phase development project beside the Grand Union Canal, which has been awarded a Customer Satisfaction Gold Award. Read more about our project here.

May 2018 View all RIBA winners

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel Research News

Following the Government’s Estate Regeneration National Strategy initiative, we commissioned a film exploring three approaches to Estate Regeneration; Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel.

This follows the Prime Minister's proposal back in January 2016 to extend life chances across Britain, with the goal to radically transform 100 estates across the country. 

In our short documentary, Alex Ely describes three avenues for transformation being developed by Mæ. 'Refurbish' looks at the reuse and renovation of existing stock, ‘Reinforce’ proposes infilling as a means to intensify and sustain a neighbourhood, and ‘Remodel’ offers a vision of how to positively regenerate failed estates. Each approach aims to improve the quantity and quality of housing on those estates, and to improve the life chances of those who live there.

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