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Brunswick

Status:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Location:

ISLINGTON, LONDON

 

Cambridge Street

Status:

COMPLETED – 2012

Location:

PIMLICO, LONDON

 

Vulcan Way

Status:

COMPLETED

Location:

ISLINGTON, LONDON

 

Livity School

Status:

COMPLETED 2013

Location:

LONDON

 

International House

Status:

COMPLETED 2011

Location:

WOOLWICH, LONDON

 

Glengall Road

Status:

COMPLETED – 2014

Location:

OLD KENT ROAD, LONDON

 

Essex Wharf

Status:

COMPLETED – 2014

Location:

LEYTON, LONDON

 

Lea Bridge

Status:

GRANTED PLANNING – 2015

Location:

WALTHAM FOREST, LONDON

 

In designing this scheme for 19 flats Cooks had to acknowledge the existing neighbouring units, one being 2 storey, the other 5 storey. The form of the development creates a sweeping link between the adjoining buildings, not only in terms of height but also in plan as one neighbouring property is set further from the road than the other. Balconies have been integrated ‘into’ the façade rather than being ‘bolted on’ to create deep voids allowing space to flow in and out of the recesses.

 

The site posed a number of interesting challenges, not least at the rear of the site adjoining rights of light had to be preserved so the form of the building was carefully modelled not to impact upon neighbour’s daylight. Another issue was overlooking adjoining amenity so careful articulation of windows overcame this.

Retail

Status:

VARIOUS

Location:

VARIOUS

Albany Road

Status:

GRANTED PLANNING – 2014

Location:

SITTINGBOURNE, KENT

 

Albany Road is a development of 9 flats on a site that forms part of the Sittingbourne Town Centre regeneration area. The scheme will introduce a strong residential element into the Town Centre and will be the first step in its regeneration.

 

The strong form and flow of lines creates a kinetic architecture that marks Sittingbourne as a town for the 21st Century. A good level of accommodation has been provided on what is a relatively small site. Raising the building up and putting car parking underneath has maximised the development value of the site.

Nuffield Hospital

Status:

COMPLETED – 2012

Location:

WHITSTABLE, KENT

These exclusive homes replaced an existing bungalow which occupied a prime site overlooking the north Kent coast. The 3 luxury 5 bedroom properties have private terraces and balconies which benefit from unobstructed sea views. The design solution provided a thoughtful response to the site constraints and the surrounding context whilst maximising the level of development which could be accommodated on the site. The existing bungalow provided a welcome gap in the street scape by offering views across the site of the sea. The design sought to retain the view from Joy lane by setting the top of the units down level with the road. The use of gull wing roofs, as well as referencing their seaside setting allowed views over the top of the units. Due to the steeply sloping site the units are entered at the upper floor where the living accommodation was placed to take advantage of the elevated position. Large glazed elevations offer panoramic views of the Kent coastline. Bedrooms are located on the lower floors, turning the traditional arrangement of a house upside down. Generous terraces are linked at each floor by external steps which lead down to the gardens.

Batchelor Street

Status:

COMPLETED – 2012

Location:

WHITSTABLE, KENT

These exclusive homes replaced an existing bungalow which occupied a prime site overlooking the north Kent coast. The 3 luxury 5 bedroom properties have private terraces and balconies which benefit from unobstructed sea views. The design solution provided a thoughtful response to the site constraints and the surrounding context whilst maximising the level of development which could be accommodated on the site. The existing bungalow provided a welcome gap in the street scape by offering views across the site of the sea. The design sought to retain the view from Joy lane by setting the top of the units down level with the road. The use of gull wing roofs, as well as referencing their seaside setting allowed views over the top of the units. Due to the steeply sloping site the units are entered at the upper floor where the living accommodation was placed to take advantage of the elevated position. Large glazed elevations offer panoramic views of the Kent coastline. Bedrooms are located on the lower floors, turning the traditional arrangement of a house upside down. Generous terraces are linked at each floor by external steps which lead down to the gardens.

East Court Lane

Status:

COMPLETED – 2009

Location:

GILLINGHAM, KENT

 

Parkhurst

Status:

COMPLETED – 2015

Location:

ISLINGTON, LONDON

 

Austin Road

Status:

GRANTED PLANNING – 2015

Location:

ASHFORD, KENT

 

A scheme for 14 houses on a former industrial site for Town and Country Housing Group. The use of metal profile roofs reflects the industrial sheds in the area whilst giving a contemporary feel to the scheme.

Wood Street

Status:

COMPLETED – 2009

Location:

SHEERNESS, KENT

 

Evenden Road

Status:

COMPLETED

Location:

MEOPHAM, KENT

 

Grand Harbour

Status:

COMPLETED

Location:

SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE

 

Dunston Hall

Status:

COMPLETED

Location:

NORWICH, NORFOLK

 

The Bell

Status:

COMPLETED – 2011

Location:

TICEHURST, EAST SUSSEX

 

Bars

Status:

VARIOUS

Location:

VARIOUS

Thames Riviera

Status:

DESIGN FEASIBILITY

Location:

MAIDEN HEAD

 

Marlborough Grove

Status:

COMPLETED

Location:

BERMONDSEY, LONDON

 

Holly Lodge

Status:

COMPLETED – 2013

Location:

HILDENBOROUGH, KENT

 

Holly Lodge is a new supported living scheme in Kent for adults with learning disabilities. The scheme is a partnership between Kent County Council, Mcch and Avenues Group.

 

Holly Lodge opened on 17 April 2013, combining innovative design, technology and environmentally friendly features.  It is a new-build supported living scheme which will house and support 5 adults with behaviours that challenge services. The aim was to create state-of-the-art premises that maximised comfort, security and the personal development of the tenants. The need to demolish and build from new has offered unique opportunities to ensure the development of flexible accommodation which will suit the housing and supports needs of the current and future tenants.

 

A great deal of thought has been given to every design aspect of the site to ensure that it is robust but aesthetically pleasing. The aim was to create an environment which would be conducive to calm behaviour, assist staff to deliver less intrusive support and increase the tenants’ independence and confidence; in other words, to “design-out” some challenging behaviour. Packed with assistive technologies, this state of the art building includes unique design features that have been chosen to promote the safety of the tenants and to limit damage to the property.

Sawmill

Status:

GRANTED PLANNING – 2015

Location:

LENHAM HEATH, KENT

 

The client engaged Cook Associates to gain planning consent for an additional building on the site as part of an existing Saw Mill in order to expand their operations.

Wadhurst

Status:

COMPLETED – 2014

Location:

WADHURST, EAST SUSSEX

 

A 4,500sqft convenience store for the family owned East Sussex based Jempson’s. The scheme replaced an existing retail unit on this prominent site in the centre of the historic village of Wadhurst.

 

It has been designed in a style to complement the traditional buildings in this conservation area and the use of material are sympathetic with those found on many of the older buildings in the village.

86-88 Junction Road

Status:

COMPLETED – 2015

Location:

BURGESS HILL, WEST SUSSEX

 

A Co-operative convenience store and 11 flats on a former industrial site.

Westleigh Road

Status:

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Location:

WESTGATE, KENT

 

This design for 6 flats replaces an existing late 20th century detached house on a corner site. The site is located on the north Kent coast and has the benefit of unobstructed sea views.

 

To allow the scheme to sit comfortably with neighbouring properties, strong diagonal planes have been used to break up the mass and allow the top floor to be viewed in part, as being within the roof space. These diagonals also give movement and energy to the elevations, and the use of white render is contrasted by dark grey cladding and windows.

 

The design form picks up on adjoining buildings with the use of bays which have been reinterpreted to break up the mass and half gables to break up the rectangular form of the building. The design references and responds to its setting.

Joy Lane

Status:

COMPLETED – 2012

Location:

WHITSTABLE, KENT

 

These exclusive homes replaced an existing bungalow which occupied a prime site overlooking the north Kent coast. The 3 luxury 5 bedroom properties have private terraces and balconies which benefit from unobstructed sea views.

 

The design solution provided a thoughtful response to the site constraints and the surrounding context whilst maximising the level of development which could be accommodated on the site. The existing bungalow provided a welcome gap in the street scape by offering views across the site of the sea. The design sought to retain the view from Joy lane by setting the top of the units down level with the road. The use of gull wing roofs, as well as referencing their seaside setting allowed views over the top of the units. Due to the steeply sloping site the units are entered at the upper floor where the living accommodation was placed to take advantage of the elevated position. Large glazed elevations offer panoramic views of the Kent coastline. Bedrooms are located on the lower floors, turning the traditional arrangement of a house upside down. Generous terraces are linked at each floor by external steps which lead down to the gardens.

Blacklion

Status:

GRANTED PLANNING – 2015

Location:

GILLINGHAM, KENT

 

A small mews style development that sits between two rows of existing terraces the scheme has been designed to respond to the constraints of the site. The arrangement of windows ensures that neighbouring properties are not overlooked and private roof terraces provide additional amenity.