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2 Oct 2017

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New Pond Street, Newhall
Architects: AR Design Studio
New Pond Street Newhall, Essex by AR Design Studio
image courtesy of architects

AR Design Studio – 2 Oct 2017
New housing for Little Acre Developments, a three house development in Newhall. The houses houses respond to both the setting within Newhall and their position on the urban fringe. The properties take influence from both in terms of massing and materials from the urban and the surrounding woodlands.

ESSEX Architecture Weekend

10 – 11 Sep 2016

Radical Essex is presenting a programme of events to celebrate the county’s pioneering role in twentieth century architecture.

Bata Factory, East Tilbury building in Essex
photo © Catherine Hyland. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery

The two-day festival will pivot around three key sites – the Bata Estate in East Tilbury, founded in 1932 by the Czech visionary Thomas J. Bata, Silver End, a model village conceived in 1926 by the industrialist Francis Henry Crittall and Frinton-On-Sea – and in doing so will show how the region was at the forefront of Modernist architecture and experimental community models.

Visitors can tour the county in free shuttle buses, participate in walking tours and open house visits at venues including The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch and attend a talks programme with speakers including Gillian Darley, Elizabeth Darling, Owen Hatherley, Charles Holland and Jonathan Meades.

Essex Architecture Event

Essex Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Newhall Be, Harlow, north west Essex
Design: Alison Brooks Architects
Newhall Harlow
photo : Paul Riddle

Newhall Housing

Romford Development, south west Essex
Design: ColladoCollins Architects
Romford Building
image from architects

Romford Development – 18 May 2013
This building design includes 81,000 sqft superstore and 71 residential units. The designs for the retail section of the development feature an undulating roof, which effectively ‘shrink wraps’ the volumes of the store to improve energy efficiency and help reduce running costs. The glazed east façade affords views into the market place inside the store and is protected from solar gain by the dynamic overhanging roof and vertical glass baffles.

Southend Pier
Design: White Arkitekter
Southend Pier Building
photograph : Luke Hayes

Southend Pier Cultural Centre – 28 Sep 2012
This building by White arkitekter and Sprunt is now complete. The new Cultural Centre is sited at the head of Southend Pier, the world’s longest pleasure pier. The sweeping geometric form and harmonising palette of materials of the building celebrates the topography of the windswept site integrating it into the scenic landscape. The dynamic roof shape, which measures up to 9 metres from floor level, houses a large multi-purpose events space with floor to ceiling glazed elevations. Orientated South facing, the entrance façade is set back beneath the roof forming a sheltered entrance and café terrace from which to enjoy views out onto the water.

Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre & Assembly Hall
Design: Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture
Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre
picture : Paul Riddle

Brentwood School Sixth Form Centre & Assembly Hall – 29 Jun 2012
Three buildings celebrate the spirit of education, unfolding as a sequence of spaces for learning, socializing, and gathering: a new Sixth Form block, a remodelled Victorian vicarage, and a new assembly block which links to a sequence of other smaller external social areas.

Essex Business School, Colchester, University of Essex
Design: BDP, Architects
Essex Business School
image from architects

Essex Business School – 24 Nov 2011
BDP’s interdisciplinary team has been selected to design the £14m Essex Business School at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus.

firstsite, Colchester
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
firstsite Colchester
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects


Wildspace Rainham Warehouse
Design: Alison Brooks Architects
Wildspace Rainham Warehouse
photo © Tim Crocker

Wildspace Rainham Warehouse

Marshland Discovery Zone, Purfleet
Design: Peter Beard_LANDROOM
Marshland Discovery Zone
photo © Sue Barr

Marshland Discovery Zone

Wimbish Passivhaus Scheme
Design: Parsons & Whittley Architects
Wimbish Passivhaus
images from architect

Wimbish Passivhaus Scheme

Key contemporary Essex Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Essex Building Developments, England. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the county. The focus is on contemporary Essex buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Essex Building Designs, alphabetical:

Grays Brewery, Chelmsford
HKR Architects
Grays Brewery Essex
image from architect

Grays Brewery Building

House, northeast Essex
David Mikhail Architects

Housing at New Hall, Harlow
Richard Murphy Architects
New Hall Housing
image from architect

Essex housing

Institute For Democracy and Conflict Resolution, University of Essex
Daniel Libeskind
University of Essex Institute For Democracy and Conflict Resolution

Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, University of Essex, Colchester
Patel Taylor
Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre
image from ArcelorMittal

Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre

Kingsway International Christian Centre – proposal, Thames Gateway
Sheppard Robson

Michael A Ashcroft Building, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford
Wilkinson Eyre Architects

RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes
van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Essex building : RIBA National Award 2007

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch
Joseph Emberton
Celebrated Modern building

Salt House (private), St Lawrence Bay
Alison Brooks Architects
Salt House Essex
photograph : Cristobal Palma

Salt House : RIBA National Award 2007

Salvation Army Citadel Corps building, Chelmsford
Hudson Architects
Salvation Army Essex
photo : Keith Collie

Salvation Army Essex

Shoeburyness – housing
Hawkins Brown

Southend Pier Competition
Southend Pier
image from architect

Stansted Airport, Stansted
Foster + Partners
Stansted Airport Building
photograph : Adrian Welch

Stansted Airport

The Green Mark, Garrison Point, Shoebury, nr Southend-on-Sea
Jestico + Whiles
£10m tower, 60m high

ZigZag Harlow
ORMS architects
ZigZag Newhall
image from architect

ZigZag Harlow

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Swiss Re Building – 30 St Mary’s Axe
Foster + Partners
Swiss Re London
image © Adrian Welch

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