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  • Urban Design Mae Architects
    Creativity-led. Community-led. Drawing on the DNA of the neighbourhood, we create welcoming places for people.
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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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    We design policy as well as buildings. Inspired by our founder’s work at CABE, our thinking advances best practice.

Mae News

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Four projects shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2016 Practice News

Four schemes by Mæ have been shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2016. Somerleyton Road extra care housing in Brixton for the London Borough of Lambeth, Grenadier House retirement housing in Westminster for Pegasus Life, Aylesbury Estate extra care housing in Southwark for Notting Hill Housing and Strand East housing scheme in Stratford for Vastint have all been recognised for their design excellence. Winners will be announced at an evening ceremony led by the Housing and Planning Minister in London on 11th July.

May 2016 Housing Design Awards
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Green Sky Thinking– Hellbeing or Wellbeing; living with density Practice News

How can good place-making and quality of life be compatible with high densities? Mæ will be hosting a debate on the issue of living at high density on Wednesday 27th at 18.00 as part of GreenSky thinking week. Venue: U+I, 7a Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

April 2016 Read more

Brentford Lock commences on site Project Update

Building works for Phase 2 of Brentford Lock West have commenced on site. Our scheme for Waterside Places comprises 157 dwellings and forms part of the wider regeneration of a former industrial riverfront site just off Brentford High Street. Completion will be spring 2018

April 2016 View Project
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Grahame Park appointment Project Update

Mæ have been competitively selected to act as lead architect on the Grahame Park Regeneration in the London Borough of Barnet for Genesis Housing. The scheme is a multi-phase housing led regeneration with the primary objective of transforming the poorly laid out and maintained housing estate into a popular and successful residential neighbourhood, with new community and commercial facilities, and re-housing of existing secure tenants, leaseholders and freeholders. The £200 million scheme will deliver around 850 homes as part of a wider 2490 unit development that has been masterplanned by Mæ. (image: London Metropolitan Archives)

April 2016
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Grenadier House commences on site Project Update

Demolition works have begun in connection with site preparation for Grenadier House, our retirement home for Pegasus Life. The scheme in the heart of historic Westminster, close to Vincent Square, will provide 36 assisted living flats together with communal kitchen-café, wellness centre/spa and guest accommodation. It is due for completion in Spring 2018

March 2016 View Project
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Mæ selected for RIBA Housing Exhibition Practice News

Mæ are one of six architects taking part in a major exhibition at the RIBA examining how we live and how we might live in the future. It will accompany a three-part BBC4 series on housing presented by Dan Cruickshank. The exhibition, which will run from May 18 until the end of August, will celebrate and critique vernacular housing of the past and explore ideas of affordability, communal living and housing density today. Our contribution explores the terrace house and will feature alongside material from the RIBA’s archive.

March 2016

Modern methods of construction think tank at 10 Downing Street Practice News

Alex Ely has been invited to take part in a Cabinet office industry roundtable looking at how the UK can encourage greater use of advanced manufacturing approaches / modern methods of construction in housebuilding. The event brings together industry leaders with senior officials from the Cabinet office, DCLG, BIS and No.10.

March 2016
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Celebration week Research News

Mæ's Unit 5 presented its work at Cass's celebration week on 18th February. Our theme 'vertical living at high density' advances innovative housing models from the 60s and 70s meeting the social, economic and environmental challenges of today.

February 2016 View Article
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Lisson Grove commences on site Project Update

Enabling works have begun on our competition winning Lisson Grove HAPPI housing scheme. The scheme has been designed for the City of Westminster and City West Homes and sits at a key junction on Lisson Grove. It will provide new accommodation for the residents of nearby Penn House, which will be replaced with a new mixed use health hub, also designed by Mæ. Working with contractor United Living the building will comprise 59 dwellings with shared communal facilities situated above a business enterprise space.

February 2016 View Project

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