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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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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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Mæ's Hammond Court and New Islington projects featured in the second edition of the Housing Design Handbook Research News

We are delighted to be part of the second edition of the Housing Design Handbook, an essential guide to housing by Jo McCafferty and David Levitt, with contributions from other leading practitioners.

The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice.

Our Hammond Court and New Islington projects have been featured, along with an essay written by us on the terrace house type.

You can purchase a copy of the book at the RIBA bookshop.

October 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 View Article
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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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Mæ’s Somerleyton Road extra-care scheme featured in RIBA Age-friendly Housing book Research News

Our Fitch Court scheme on Somerleyton Road in Brixton is featured as one of fifteen European best-practice case studies in the RIBA’s new book.

Co-written by Julia Park, architect and head of housing research at Levitt Bernstein and Jeremy Porteus, founder of Housing LIN and a long-time Mæ-collaborator, the publication reflects on the urgency to deliver suitable, accessible and adaptable new homes to meet changing needs.

Praised in the publication as fostering a community-led and inter-generational approach to design for older people, our Somerleyton Road project for LB of Lambeth provides 65 apartments for those aged over 55, as part of a wider masterplan.

You can purchase the book at the RIBA bookshop and receive money off until 31st Dec 2018 with this special offer

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Brick Awards 2018 shortlisting for Brentford Lock West Block E Project Update

A shortlisting at the Brick Awards 2018 adds to the list of recent accolades for our Brentford Lock West Block E project. Our Phase 2 scheme uses brick to create a building of mass and presence and has been recognised for an award in the Large Housing Development category.

Taking a simple yet robust attitude towards materials and detailing, we selected an earthy palette of brick that provides depth and character as well as complementing both the historic setting and materials from Phase 1 of the development.

The Brick Awards are run by the Brick Development Association and showcases the very best examples of clay brick in the UK's built environment. Results will be announced at an Awards ceremony on the 8th of November 2018.

August 2018 View Shortlist

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