Mae News

210824 Ajawards Sands End

Sands End Arts & Community Centre and John Morden Centre shortlisted for AJ Awards Project Update

Both Sands End Arts and Community Centre and John Morden Centre have been shortlisted for AJ Awards in the Community and Faith Project, and Health and Wellbeing Project categories respectively.

The Architects' Journal Architecture Awards recognise excellence in UK architecture across a range of categories, winning projects will be announced at a ceremony in November.

August 2021 Read more
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Agar Grove 1B completes Project Update

The second phase of Agar Grove Estate is now complete.

Working in collaboration with Hawkins\Brown and Grant Associates for the London Borough of Camden, we are creating 493 new homes for new and existing residents. Of these, 345 will be built to the very high Passivhaus fabric performance standard.

With its light filled and spacious split level apartments, Agar Grove 1B provides comfortable and sustainable new homes for the community.

August 2021 View Project
210803 Morden Brick Awards

John Morden Centre shortlisted for a Brick Award Project Update

John Morden Centre has been shortlisted in the Refurbishment category for the 2021 BDA Brick Awards.

The project has recently completed and uses brick cladding alongside cross laminated timber to create a characterful addition to the Grade I listed Morden College in Blackheath for later living residents.

There will be a ceremony later in the year where winning projects will be announced.

August 2021 Read more
210727 Structural Timber Awards

Sands End Arts and Community Centre and John Morden Centre shortlisted for the Structural Timber Awards 2021 Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre and John Morden Centre have been shortlisted in the 2021 Structural Timber Awards, in the Architect of the Year and Healthcare categories respectively.

Both projects use cross laminated timber throughout to create a lower carbon footprint.

Winners will be announced later this year at a ceremony in Birmingham.

July 2021 Read more
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Hartley Centre wins planning permission Project Update

Mæ and Populo Living have received planning permission for Hartley Centre in East Ham for the London Borough of Newham.

Located on a currently empty site in the heart of East Ham, the new centre combines a 1,650 sqm community health centre with 75 homes for later living. Designed according to principles outlined in Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation (HAPPI), the new homes will offer high quality accommodation to elderly council tenants and help free up existing homes to families on Newham’s waiting list. 100% of the new homes will be genuinely affordable, at London Affordable rent levels.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to design Populo Living’s first ‘later life’ housing development and create a building shaped around the needs of its community.” Alex Ely, Founding Director, Mæ

June 2021 View Project
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Chimes shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2021 Project Update

Our later living project in Westminster for PegasusLife, Chimes, has been shortlisted in the Best Older People's Housing Development category at the 2021 Inside Housing Development Awards.

Older people’s homes have been in the spotlight this year more than ever before. Throughout this time, and as the population ages, the need for well-designed homes for older people becomes ever more important. This award recognises homes for older people that are desirable, safe, accessible and are well designed to meet current and future care and support needs.

Chimes provides 39 assisted living flats on six floors together with communal kitchen-café, storage areas, wellness centre/spa, guest accommodation, and apartments for staff.

April 2021 Read more
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John Morden Centre completes Project Update

John Morden Centre is now complete. The scheme creates a day care centre for residents of Morden College, bringing together facilities currently spread across the college site into an innovative, characterful new building designed to tackle social isolation among older residents by providing spaces to interact.

"John Morden Centre will sit at the heart of the college, a hub of life and activity. A place that not only inspires our residents to spend time in, because time spent in John Morden Centre will enable them to feel good about themselves and about life; but also a place that inspires our staff, to care even more." David Rutherford-Jones CEO Morden College

March 2021 View Project
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Chimes shortlisted for a Housing Design Award Project Update

Chimes, our later living project with PegasusLife has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2021.

The Housing Design Awards are the only awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Winning projects will be announced at a ceremony towards the end of the year.

March 2021 Read more
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Equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives Practice News

Mæ are committed to supporting a number of initiatives responding to equality, diversity and inclusion in architecture.

Re_Set_Go is a programme designed to make space for excluded voices and pilot ways to build more progressive and representative architectural communities. Employer partners are formed from the London Practice Forum, of which Mæ is a member, and we will be hosting a workplace mentoring scheme where young people are given professional experience during focussed sessions with senior staff.

In addition Mæ are currently providing workshops with PARADIGM Network, a professional network for architects which exists to support, encourage, and help talented architects from Black and Asian backgrounds.

February 2021 Read more