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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 manage complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
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Mae News

190726 Kersfield Planning Permission

Mæ granted planning consent for Kersfield Estate Project Update

We are pleased to announce that our Kersfield housing project for London Borough of Wandsworth has received a unanimous vote of approval from the planning committee.

Kersfield Estate creates 41 new homes and a communal gardens for existing and new residents, providing much needed homes for the local community. It is an example of how infill housing can be used to create new homes for Londoners.

July 2019
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Agar Grove wins The Mayor's Award for Good Growth Project Update

Agar Grove Estate– our scheme for the London Borough of Camden– has scooped the Mayor’s award for best new development at the London Planning Awards 2019  ceremony, which took place at the National Gallery (31 January 2018). As well as winning The Mayor’s Award for Good Growth the project also won  The Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning. Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:  “The Agar Grove Estate is a great example of how estate regeneration should be done: helping existing residents play an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood and ensuring the development works both for them and for future residents."  

January 2019 View Project
Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens Neave Brown Award

Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens shortlisted for the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing Project Update

We are delighted that Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens has been shortlisted for the RIBA's Neave Brown Award for Housing.

This is the first year that the award has been given and is named in honour of the late Neave Brown (1929 – 2018). Neave Brown was a socially-motivated, modernist architect who was awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

Brentford Lock West consists of the award-winning Block E and Block F (Keelson Gardens) and creates a sustainable people centred community, promoting walking and cycling through the urban form and a network of shared surface streets. A rich variety of public spaces are all designed to promote social interaction while providing quiet places for residents to relax and reconnect with nature.

RIBA judges commented that 'overall, this is a high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.'

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

July 2019 Read more
180516 Riba Brentford Win

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
190705 Caudale Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Caudale shortlisted for the British Homes Awards Project Update

We are delighted that Caudale, part of our Regent's Park Infill Sites scheme has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards in the Small Development of the Year category.

Caudale comprises 8 dwellings, 3 townhouses and 5 apartments, alongside a new public garden. The homes created are generous in size responding to the needs of their inhabitants.

The British Homes Awards honour every aspect of housebuilding from one-off houses to major developments, interiors to landscaping, individual extensions to placemaking on a grand scale.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in September.

July 2019 Read more
190626 Ribanational Savedfor Web

Brentford Lock West wins an RIBA National Award 2019 Project Update

We are delighted to announce that Brentford Lock West has won an RIBA National Award.

The judges commented that 'Internally, the flats are well planned, and the arrangement of linked pavilions enables every flat to have dual aspect and enjoy a pleasant quality of natural light...The entrance hall to each townhouse provides an unusually generous and versatile space...Overall, this is a high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.'

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

June 2019 Read more
190730 Habitation

Habitation Research News

We are delighted to feature in The B1M's powerful new documentary 'Habitation' that explores innovative solutions to the housing crisis facing one of the world’s largest cities.

Developed in association with Graphisoft, the film investigates our work alongside London-based architecture practices Alma-nac and Waugh Thistleton.

From 'urban dentistry' to embracing offsite approaches such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), the documentary demonstrates how the intensity of a housing crisis in a major city can, in fact, drive the development of innovative schemes that respond to their physical and economic contexts in a compelling way.

June 2019 View video

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.

November 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2019 Project Update

We are delighted that both our Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 schemes have been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2019 in the Housing Category.

Both projects will appear in the New London Architecture exhibition and publication showcasing the capital’s very best new architecture, planning and development as selected by an international jury
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Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in July.



June 2019 Read more

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