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18 June 2019
The Clore Music Rooms, New College, University of Oxford, England, UK
The Clore Music Rooms New College building
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The Clore Music Rooms New College Oxford Building
JMP complete The Clore Music Rooms for students of New College, University of Oxford, providing a range of high-performance spaces for the practice, study and enjoyment of music, opera and drama.

22 Mar 2019
Belfast Transport Hub, Weavers Cross, Belfast, NI
Design: John McAslan + Partners with Arup
Belfast Transport Hub Building, Weavers Cross
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Belfast Transport Hub Building
Translink has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Infrastructure that planning permission has been granted for the new Belfast Transport Hub.

23 Aug 2018
John McAslan + Partners Sydney Studio, NSW, Australia
Sydney Central Station building
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John McAslan + Partners Sydney Studio
Award-winning international architectural practice John McAslan + Partners has opened a design studio in Sydney ahead of the upcoming regeneration of the city’s historic Central Station and as a base to pursue other opportunities in Australia.

22 Nov 2017
Global Leadership Centre for the University of Oxford

John McAslan + Partners has been commissioned by one of the world’s leading business schools, the Saïd Business School at The University of Oxford, to transform the currently unoccupied Osney Power Station into the School’s new Global Leadership Centre.

The Power Station holds a wealth of opportunities to create a dynamic environment as the centre for the School’s executive education provision. In particular, the riverside setting creates a unique opportunity for adaptive re-use and new build for both academic and residential amenities, creating an enclave which is both part of the urban Oxford scene whilst being suitably distinct and tranquil.

Global Leadership Centre for the University of Oxford

12 Jun 2017
Burrell Museum Redevelopment

On the 7th of June we reported that John Meunier, one of the architects behind Glasgow’s A-listed Burrell Museum Building had concerns about the renewal plans. Now one of the former keepers of the Burrell Collection has also raised concerns about the £66m revamp.

Richard Marks, keeper of the collection and assistant director of Glasgow Museums between 1979 and 1985, now professor at the Department of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge, raised a series of concerns about the redevelopment in the Architects’ Journal.

Professor Marks said that although the revamp proposals “do not look as drastic as I feared”, he is concerned that the “proposed new south entrance disrupts the integrity of the overall design.”

He added: “Moreover it removes the only area where the large stained glass panels can be displayed in toto (there was no area designated for these panels originally, but one settled on by Barry and I for this reason).

“As far as I can see the new entrance involves the destruction of the reconstituted Hutton Castle Dining Room: not only would it ruin the symmetry of the trio of Hutton rooms, but also abrogate Burrell’s stipulation that all three should be incorporated with their fittings and furnishings – unless of course the Trustees regrettably have agreed to the proposal.”

He adds: “As for the existing entrance arm, I disagree that it is unwelcoming; if there are problems with the internal flow surely the solution is an internal reorganisation of some of the furnishings?

“Fundamentally the problem from the point of view of visitor numbers is the location in Pollok Park – and that will not I suspect go away by tinkering with the exterior.”

7 Jun 2017
US Architect John Meunier Questions Burrell Redevelopment

John Meunier, one of the architects behind Glasgow’s A-listed Burrell Museum now emeritus professor of architecture at Arizona State University, has issued an 11th hour plea to John McAslan & Partners to re-think their plans despite approval already having been granted by Glasgow City Council.

Burrell Museum building interior design

The £66m project has been necessitated to carry out urgent repairs to the ailing 1983 structure which has been hit by extensive water ingress through the roof, presenting an opportunity to greatly increase the display space on offer as part of these works, allowing 90 per cent of the 9,000 objects to go on display – four times the number which can be put on show currently.

23 + 20 Apr 2017
Burrell Building Renewal Wins Planning, Glasgow, Scotland

Masterplan design by JMP – little change visible on the exterior, view from East:

Burrell Collection Masterplan by JMP in Pollok Country Park

John McAslan + Partners receives planning permission for their overhaul of the Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.

Burrell Museum Building in Glasgow

Burrell Collection Building

13 Mar 2017
John McAslan + Partners win top accolade at 2017 Civic Trust Awards

John McAslan + Partners’ Catholic Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya, has scooped the top Civic Trust Award, the National Panel Special Awards, at last Friday’s ceremony. The practice’s Jumaa Mosque and Heritage House Museums in Doha also won a Civic Trust Award.

Catholic Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya
photograph © Edmund Sumner

Aidan Potter, Design Director at John McAslan + Partners’, comments: “We are delighted that our project has been singled out by the Civic Trust jury in this way – the Civic Trust Awards are highly respected and to receive their top award is incredibly gratifying.”

Catholic Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya
photograph © Hufton and Crow

The Cathedral’s design creates a unique and sacred place for a congregation of 1,500 seated celebrants participating in the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Mass under one giant unifying roof. The strikingly inclined roof and its ascending interior volume – over 1,375 square metres in size – are the key characteristics behind its design.

Catholic Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya
photograph © Hufton and Crow

The architectural challenge was to ensure Kericho Cathedral embodied the Catholic liturgy and embraced its local congregation in a way that serves the Faith and the special qualities of its location and community.

Catholic Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya
photograph © Edmund Sumner

13 Mar 2017
Burrell Collection Refurbishment, Glasgow, Scotland

As first reported on this page in March 2016, this is a major project for the practice in the city where John grew up.

McAslan + Partners have lodged long-awaited proposals for a major overhaul of the Burrell Gallery in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, to safeguard its long-term future.

Burrell Museum Building in Glasgow

Gardiner & Theobald are undertaking the Project Management whilst Event Communications are appointed to deliver exhibition and interpretative design in the galleries.

Burrell Collection Building

30 Aug 2016
Architects’ Conversations, Edinburgh, Scotland

National Museum of Scotland presents ; Architects’ Conversations: John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha.

The next event in the Architect’s Conversation series, to be held at the National Museum of Scotland on the evening of 21st September 2016.

Join John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha, son of esteemed Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of this year’s Golden Lion award at the Venice Architecture Biennale and The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner 2006, as they discuss Paulo’s work and the relationship between architecture and engineering.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception from 18.00, followed by an introduction and welcome at 18.45, with ample time being given for Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Additional information about the event, included advance ticket booking:

11 Jul 2016

New School of GeoScience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

John McAslan + Partners has won an international competition to design the new GeoSciences Building for the University of Edinburgh. The University’s School is ranked in the top 16 such faculties worldwide and is the largest community of GeoScientists in the UK, home to 400 academics and research students.

A reinterpretation of the typical laboratory layout will achieve transparency throughout the building, visually connecting write-up areas, laboratories, group rooms and offices. The building will be unified by a dramatic central atrium.

Visualisation showing the light-filled central atrium, the heart of the new GeoSciences building:
New School of GeoScience University of Edinburgh

8 Jul 2016

Baitul Futuh Mosque, London, UK

John McAslan + Partners has been commissioned to develop proposals for the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, South London – the largest Mosque in Western Europe, report the architects.

Baitul Futuh Mosque Modern London

A fire in 2015 destroyed significant elements of the complex, including function halls, offices, residences and other support functions, seriously impacting on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which the Mosque serves. Reinstating the fire-damaged elements of the building is a priority, but the practice is also exploring long-term opportunities in order to establish an overall development framework that responds to the client’s wider aspirations.

Baitul Futuh Mosque Modern South London UK
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The Baitul Futuh Mosqueproposals envisage a new formal facade which would present a distinguished frontage and entrance in the form of a new wing, as well creating a more generous courtyard space and increased accommodation. Separate vehicle and pedestrian entrances will create safer access, with new hard and soft landscaping enhancing the approach to the Mosque complex.

Baitul Futuh Mosque Modern South London

John McAslan, Chairman of John McAslan + Partners, said: “We are honoured to have been given this prestigious opportunity to design a long-term, strategic masterplan for the Baitul Futuh Mosque, which serves one of Europe’s most significant Muslim communities.”

13 May 2016
Museum of Russian Impressionism, Bolshevik Factory, Moscow, Russia
Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow
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Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow
This building is part of the redevelopment of the historic Bolshevik Factory. It will display examples of Russian Impressionist art, temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts and multi-media presentations.

27 Apr 2016
Millbank Tower Renewal, London, UK
St Paul’s Girls’ School Building
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Millbank Tower Renewal

4 + 3 Mar 2016
John McAslan + Partners – Architect for Burrell Collection Refurbishment

Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee confirmed the appointment of Gardiner & Theobald LLP with John
McAslan + Partners and Event Communications to take forward the Burrell Collection’s ambitious refurbishment and
redisplay plans in Glasgow, Scotland.

Burrell Museum Building in Glasgow

Gardiner & Theobald has been appointed to undertake the Project Management with John McAslan + Partners as
Architect and Lead Designer for the refurbishment of the building, whilst Event Communications has been appointed to
deliver exhibition and interpretative design across the Burrell’s galleries.

Burrell Collection Building

A total of 113 suppliers expressed an interest in the tender for the Project Management led Architectural and Building Design Team.

Six suppliers submitted a valid tender for Project Management led Architectural and Building Design:-

– Buro Four with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
– Doig + Smith with Dixon Jones
– Gardiner & Theobald LLP with John McAslan + Partners
– Mace with Reiach and Hall
– Mott MacDonald with Page \ Park Architects
– Turner & Townsend with Hoskins Architects

St Paul’s School Building, London, UK
St Paul’s Girls’ School Building
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St Paul’s School Building, Hammersmith – 16 Feb 2016
Transformative scheme for a major new building development at Brook Green wins planning approval.

Planning approval granted for St Albans Museum and Gallery Building
St Albans City Museum and Gallery
St Albans Museum and Gallery Building – 12 Jan 2016
Refurbishment and adaptive reuse of this nationally important historic building. work includes restoration of the Town Hall’s impressive first-floor Assembly Room as a gallery to showcase the rich history of St Albans City.

Royal College of Surgeons Building Renewal, Edinburgh, Scotland
Redevelopment design: John McAslan + Partners
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
photograph © Adrian Welch

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh – 9 Dec 2013
The Lister Project – named after another notable College Fellow, Joseph Lister, who radically improved the safety of surgery by promoting the use of antiseptic techniques – will transform Surgeons’ Hall Museum into a modern, public amenity using its internationally-important collections, amassed since the 15th century, to tell the history of medicine. It will be the first time that the building has been radically altered since 1908.

Glasgow Architectural News, Scotland – Whistleblowers in Scotland are Ignored – 19 Nov 2013
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is taking the unusual step of issuing this press notice to highlight significant failings by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland in his recently published report on the George Square, Glasgow design competition.

Bolshevik Factory, Moscow, Russia – 28 Aug 2013
Bolshevik Factory Russia
image © John McAslan + Partners
The scheme will feature covered atria ‘streets’ and office space with exceptional views over Moscow city and beyond, as well as a new art gallery space housing the client’s collection of Russian Impressionist art. One of Moscow’s most celebrated late 19th-century industrial buildings, the project comprises 17 buildings of varying ages and styles, including listed buildings dating from 1884 – the first buildings in Moscow to boast electric light.

Oasis Academy, north London, England – 9 Aug 2013
Architects : John McAslan + Partners
Oasis Academy in Enfield
photo © Hufton + Crow

This newly completed Oasis Academy Hadley, Enfield – a specialist Maths, ICT and Music school – has been designed as a highly sustainable building. Located on a former industrial site, the project sits at the heart of a wider urban regeneration plan. This ambitious scheme delivers a vibrant new learning campus for the Academy’s primary, secondary and sixth-form students and will also play a pivotal role as a new community hub, with a range of cultural and sports activities (indoor sports hall, dance studios, changing rooms, and an all-weather pitch and multi-use games area) available outside school hours.

Darwen Vale High School, Blackburn, north west England – 30 Jul 2013
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Darwen Vale High School Building
photo © Hufton + Crow

This reconfigured school in Blackburn offers 1,200 pupils a flexible, IT-rich environment, designed to transform teaching and learning. A new three-storey 8,000m² structure is located behind the original school building: conceived as a bold, fluid form, it wraps around the existing structure.
The original 1930s grammar school frontage has been retained, accommodating key spaces such as the school library.

Wellington House, London, England – 30 Jul 2013
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Wellington House London
photo © Hufton + Crow

This significant project comprises a high-value apartment block with 59 apartments, as well as retail on part of the ground floor, with frontages on Buckingham Gate and Petty France. The building, to be completed later this year, will be the private residential component of the client’s associated development scheme nearer to Victoria station.

Royal BC Museum Master Plan, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Design: John McAslan + Partners with Merrick Architecture
Royal BC Museum Building
photo from Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum Masterplan – 20 Mar 2013
John McAslan + Partners (London, UK) have been appointed alongside Merrick Architecture (Victoria, BC), to create a masterplan for the renewal of the Royal BC Museum buildings.

George Square Competition, Glasgow, Scotland
John McAslan + Partners wins….
George Square Glasgow design
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George Square Competition – 22 Jan 2013, update 18 Mar 2013
The six shortlisted architect practices were Agence Ter., Burns + Nice, Gustafson Porter, James Corner Field Operations, John McAslan and JM Architects.

Maison D. Haiti, London, England
Maison D. Haiti London Event
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John McAslan + Partners : Practice Information
John McAslan + Partners have an on-going relationship in promoting Haiti since working on the restoration of the Iron Market, Port-au-Prince. “Our current role is in hosting Haiti’s National Olympic House in our William Road Gallery, which showcases our work in Haiti using architectural models and photography”. Central to this is an exhibition celebrating the recent work of Donna Karan and her Urban Zen foundation.

John McAslan + Partners awarded planning permission for refurbishment of Grade II Listed RIBA Bronze Medal winner ‘Friends House’, London, England
Friends House Building
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John McAslan + Partners : latest design
3 Aug 2012 – John McAslan + Partners are delighted to announce their £4.25m proposal for the refurbishment of Grade ll Listed Friends House has received Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent. The London Borough of Camden gave the green light in July 2012 with work set to begin in 2013.

Engineering Building at Lancaster University, north west England
JMP wins new Engineering Building at Lancaster University
Engineering Building Lancaster University
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Engineering Building at Lancaster University – 16 Jul 2012
John McAslan + Partners have been appointed to assist in the design and construction of a new home for the University’s Engineering Department. The competition winning scheme will deliver 4,720 sqm of workshop, laboratory and office space in two concrete-framed wings set either side of a continuous, four-storey high atrium ‘street’.

King’s Cross St Pancras Terminus for the Eurostar, London
Kings Cross Concourse
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King’s Cross Concourse – 12 Jul + 13 Mar 2012
The station concourse is now open to the public.

John McAslan + Partners – Recent Building News

12 Mar 2012

Hammersmith & Fulham Council grant planning permission for significant new residential quarter in Earls Court

Seagrave Road
image from John McAslan + Partners

The Seagrave Road project, designed by John McAslan + Partners, forms part of the wider Earls Court masterplan and consists of over 800 new homes ‐ a mix of town‐houses, apartments and affordable housing ‐ distributed across eight blocks, including a 16‐storey tower. The scheme for Capital & Counties Properties creates a seamless urban connection between the site, its existing neighbourhood and the emerging Earls Court Masterplan.

Ian Hawksworth, Chief Executive of Capco said: “This is a significant milestone ‐ an exciting opportunity to transform the area, creating hundreds of new homes and jobs.” John McAslan said: “We are delighted that the Council’s planning committee has granted detailed planning permission for what will be an important new London quarter.”

The site is located just to the south of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Phase 1 is expected to start in 2013, followed by Phase 2 in 2014.

Iron Market, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Iron Market
photo : Allison Shelley
Iron Market Haiti
When the Haiti earthquake mangled Port-au-Prince’s Iron Market, it destroyed a symbol of the nation. Built in France and bound for Cairo to serve as a railway station, the vagaries of history, tides or captains led it to end up here, where it served as a perfectly good market hall until ravaged first by fire in 2008 and then by earthquake.

Stanislavsky Centre, Moscow, Russia
Stanislavsky Centre Moscow
photograph © John McAslan + Partners
Stanislavsky Centre
Redevelopment by John McAslan + Partners of the historic 4ha Stanislavsky factory and theatre site in central Moscow transformed a degraded mixture of 19th century and 20th century building stock into a vivid cultural and mixed-use development.

Campden Hill Apartments, London, England. 15 Jul 2011
Campden Hill Apartments
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Campden Hill Apartments
GC Campden Hill LLP, a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Native Land and Grosvenor has been granted planning consent by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for its two-acre, super-prime residential development at Campden Hill, overlooking Holland Park.

Bond Street Crossrail Station, London, England. 1 Jun 2011
Crossrail Station
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Bond Street Crossrail Station
John McAslan + Partners wraps-up planning approval for Bond Street Crossrail. The latest approval to be granted by Westminster City Council is for a masterplan station around the eastern side of the scheme, facilitating enhanced accessibility to the ticket hall at Hanover Square.

Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University Building, England. 19 Apr 2011
Charles Carter Building
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Charles Carter Building

Manchester Metropolitan University Hulme Campus, England
Manchester Metropolitan University Hulme
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Manchester Metropolitan University Hulme

82 Derngate, Northampton, England
82 Derngate
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Derngate : John McAslan + Partners wins RIBA Award

John McAslan – Key Projects

Buildings by JMP, chronological:

Queen’s Terrace Barracks, London, UK
St John's Wood Barracks
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Queen’s Terrace Barracks

Manchester Science Parks, UK
Manchester Science Parks Masterplan
image © John McAslan + Partners
Manchester Science Parks

Olympic Park Energy Centre, London, UK
Olympic Park Energy Centre
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London Olympics Energy Centre

Burgh Hall, Dunoon, Scotland
Burgh Hall Dunoon
picture : John McAslan + Partners
Burgh Hall Dunoon

De La Warr Pavilion refurbishment
Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England
De La Warr Pavilion
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De La Warr PavilionDe La Warr Pavilion Bexhill-on-Sea

5 Cheapside, London EC2
5 Cheapside London
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5 Cheapside London

Paradise Street – John Lewis store
Liverpool, England
John Lewis Liverpool
photo © Adrian Welch
John McAslan building at Liverpool ONE

Hornsey Town Hall Refurbishment
Crouch End, north London, UK
Hornsey Town Hall Building
image : John McAslan + Partners
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

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