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29 Jun 2018
Old Brewery Gardens Development, Manchester, North West England, UK
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Old Brewery Gardens
Prosperity Capital Partners and Assael Architecture have successfully secured planning for a £175m regeneration development in the centre of Manchester.
22 May 2018
Charter Square, Staines-upon-Thames, Southwest London, England, UK
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Charter Square, Staines-upon-Thames
Award-winning developer London Square has secured planning permission for the second phase of its £120m town centre scheme – extending the scope for the transformation already under way at the heart of Staines-upon-Thames.
3 May 2018
HBF Housing Pipeline Report Comment
Comment by Dipa Joshi, director of Assael Architecture for the HBF Housing Pipeline Report.
Dipa Joshi, director at Assael Architecture, said:
“The Housing Pipeline report encapsulates the changing approach to affordable housing, with approvals on social housing units up 27% on the previous year and an increase in the number of affordable projects given approval also up. Fixing the UK’s housing market requires a significant increase in the number of affordable units on the market and this report shows that initiatives like shared ownership, discount market rent along with the growing strength of housing associations, and private sector joint ventures are having a palpable effect on the market. There is still a long way to go, but this feels like a breakthrough moment in the years following the housing white paper.”
30 Apr 2018
New Housing Minister comment
Russell Pedley, director at Assael Architecture, said:
“Once again, we have seen a change at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The point of changing DCLG to MHCLG was to highlight the major issues we have within the housing market at the moment. However, the Government’s actions here show that, once again, other departments take a priority over housing. If we are serious about fixing the broken housing market, delivering affordable homes at high volume and transforming the outdated delivery model, then we need consistent leadership at the top.”
27 Apr 2018
Public investment in AI
We post a comment below from Rory O’Hagan, director of Assael Architecture, on the recent annoucement of more public investment in artificial intelligence.
Rory O’Hagan, director at Assael Architecture, said:
“Genuine Artificial Intelligence will have deep and dramatic effects on the fabric of the built environment. While some may fear its advent, it will undoubtedly play a major role in future economies. Artificial Intelligence within the profession of architecture – combined with the already impressive advancements in BIM – will change the way we approach the design and delivery of buildings.
At a practical level, many of the formulaic parts of the design process could be automated and rigorously modelled, freeing up time for the more creative, problem solving side of the job. The profession need not fear the imminent arrival of robot architects and should make sure we embrace the exponential benefits of cutting-edge technologies. After all, we don’t want to be left behind.”
Dreamland Margate, Kent, England, UK
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Dreamland Margate – 14 Feb 2012
Assael Architecture has unveiled its vision for the Dreamland Margate site at a public enquiry into whether Thanet District Council will be allowed to compulsorily purchase the former fun park. Assael is the fifth architectural practice to be appointed and the only one to protect and reuse the Grade II* Cinema and Scenic Railway as part of a low density housing scheme designed to attract inward investment.
Assael Architecture – Key Projects
Major Developments by Assael Architects, alphabetical:
Century Buildings, central Manchester, England
Cleveland Street, London W1
Offices for City of Westminster Corporate Property Department
Great Northern Tower, central Manchester, northern England
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Angled residential tower near G-Mex Centre
For George Wimpey City
Farm Lane, residential square in Fulham, south west London
40 houses on the site of a former garages, retaining an Edwardian arched entrance.
Great West Quarter, Brentford, west London, UK
Mixed-use development for Barratt West London
Green Bank, Leeds
For Harrow Estates Plc
833 apartments, offices, retail, restaurants
Payne’s & Borthwick Wharves, southeast London
Mixed-use development for George Wimpey Central London
Regency Apartments, southwest London
Residential property – 204 apartments for Barratt West London
Tachbrook Triangle, southwest London
Mixed-use development by Assael Architects for Barratt West London / Acton Housing Association
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Assael – Practice Information
Assael – architect office based in England
Assael Architecture : London Architects
Assael Architecture Limited is led by John Assael, Managing Director, shareholder & co-founder
DiplArch GradDip(Consv)AA MSc RIBA FRSA
Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation
Architectural Association School of Architecture
Masters Degree in Economics (Urban Regional Planning)
University of London
Diploma in Architecture
Oxford Polytechnic School of Architecture
London Architecture : news + key projects
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Assael is an award-winning, London-based architecture practice that offers a range of masterplanning, urban design and architectural services. Established in 1994, Assael has over two decades of experience working in the residential, leisure and mixed-use sectors both domestically and abroad.
The practice is well known for delivering analytical and contextual design in the most difficult or challenging of circumstances.
Notable buildings designed by Assael include the Great Northern Tower in Manchester and the Renaissance masterplan in Lewisham, London.
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