Dixon Jones mixed use project at 55-91 Knightsbridge has reached a key milestone with the completion of the demolition phase behind the retained Grade II listed façade. WD Caroe’s original building dates back to 1905 and occupies an entire block length of over 100m on Knightsbridge representing the longest retained façade in London.
The site is being redeveloped by Dixon Jones for Cheval Property as a mixed use project. The fine façade will be refurbished with a new structure to be inserted behind to house high quality accommodation including apartments, offices and retail at street level. The new proposals will offer enhanced views across to Hyde Park and private south-facing terraces to the rear which will complement the architecture of Caroe’s street facade.
Dixon Jones in partnership with Gross Max are 14 months into the 3 year transformation of Olympic Way – the main approach to the national stadium from Wembley Park station (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines), as well as designing the public realm work for a new piazzetta next to the Brent Civic Centre. The first phase of four is on site, involving the transformation of the central portion of Olympic Way. Dramatic infrastructure works have been installed, striking 13m high lighting columns have been erected and large banners are being deployed. The trees – many different species forming an ‘Avenue of Champions will be planted in February.
A planning application for the replacement of the ‘Pedway’ ramps with a grand staircase – in preparation for the European Championships in 2020- is to be submitted in January
The 2017 annual Lignacite lecture will see Sir Jeremy Dixon and Peter Millican, founder of Kings Place together with the acoustician, Rob Harris discuss turning a major new commercial arts venue in London into a world-class concert hall. Exploring architecture and music they will demonstrate how successful collaborations led to the creation of arguably the most inclusive arts space in London.
Tuesday 26 September, 6.30pm, Hall 1, Kings Place.
Following the award of practical completion in August the New Marlborough School officially opens in Chelsea. This key milestone represents the culmination of a 5 year redevelopment masterplan completed by Dixon Jones which also saw the creation of the Interim Marlborough School on the adjacent Clearings site.
Dixon Jones and Dublin based Paul Keogh Architects have been commissioned by Dublin City Council to redesign College Green as a pedestrian priority plaza.
Defined by the splendid elevations of the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College, College Green has been a setting for civic life in Dublin for over 500 years, however the expansive space portrayed in historic illustrations has become the noisy traffic dominated streetscape of today. Dixon Jones and PKA’s proposal aims to reclaim College Green as a world class urban space, a venue for events and performances and a setting for civic and social life.
A (planning) application was submitted in May 2016 and construction is scheduled to start in 2017.
Practical completion has been reached on The Garden Room signifying the third phase of development by Dixon Jones for the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The new space extends the existing dining room within the Phase 1 building to provide 50 additional covers while creating an improved relationship to the garden.
Dixon Jones, working with Dublin based practice Paul Keogh Architects have won an international competition to transform Dublin’s historic College Green into a new pedestrian-priority civic plaza. The design team was selected for the project following a two-stage public tender. The project will start on site following the completion of Dublin’s new Luas tram line.
The mixed-use building on London’s Regent’s Canal has won the Office In-Use category at the 2017 BREEAM Awards, testament to the 95% outstanding rating, the highest BREEAM operational rating for property management ever accomplished in the UK.
This August Dixon Jones (with Gross Max, landscape architects) were awarded the commission to upgrade Olympic Way and Olympic Circus – which together form the iconic ‘Wembley Way’, by which most fans approach the stadium after arriving at Wembley Park station. The granting of the award followed a limited competition organised by Quintain in partnership with LB Brent.
The approach to the stadium is 580 metres long and is designed to accommodate up to 60,000 visitors arriving and leaving the stadium on event days whilst providing high quality public realm at all times.
The project is on a tight timescale and is to complete in advance of the Euros in 2020. Delivery is in three phases, the first to go on site in January.
The refurbishment of the Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford is taking shape, with the construction of the structure for the new wall facing Bonn Square.
The proposal is for a new elevation to Bonn Square that takes the form of an independent ‘wall’, an architectural element in its own right. This wall is curved to take the eye round the corner from Queen Street to New Road and vice versa. The wall is constructed of random rubble stone, trimmed with ashlar edging, a material combination that makes reference to the local Lutyens elevation of Campion Hall. Within the wall are double height shop windows and an extended rectangular opening that forms the main entrance to the whole enlarged shopping centre.
The major part of the construction phase commences with demolition of the rear parts of the listed 55-91 Knightsbridge building.
1-2 William Street has been removed to provide construction access to the site.
A first clean of the brick and stonework is very revealing – for the first time in many years the 100m long Knightsbridge frontage starts to get close to its original colour palette.
Further careful work will restore the fine masonry of this façade. Retail uses at street level will be reinstated with new joinery shopfronts matching the original design.
When listed façade and new structures are integrated this mixed use building will have 15 residential apartments and duplexes over the upper floors of the building, with views to the park and private south-facing terraces to the rear.
In a rationalisation of uses, office accommodation will occupy the central area made distinct by the arches, with new entrances to all uses part of clear circulation pattern that follows from the hierarchy and zoning of Caroe’s original Knightsbridge façade.
Topping out has completed for the Marlborough Primary School project Chelsea. The new school will provide state of the art facilities for 458 pupils and will feature a series of cascading playgrounds arranged across the site. The site redevelopment also includes a new commercial office building and a pedestrian link. Completion is expected Summer 2017.
Planning permission has been granted for a garden room extension at the Saïd Business School.
Since the Saïd Business School building opened in 2001, it has experienced a significant growth of student numbers year on year. The proposed Garden Room will provide a further 50 seats and assist to accommodate the increase in student numbers. It will also provide a greater connection between the dining area and the garden.
Dixon Jones and Doig + Smith have come second in the Burrell Collection’s search for teams to undertake project management and architect roles for their ambitious refurbishment plans.
A total of 113 suppliers expressed an interest in the tender for the Project Management led Architectural and Building Design Team.
Construction commences on the New Marlborough School in Chelsea. The new school will provide state of the art facilities for 458 pupils and will feature a series of cascading landscaped playgrounds arranged across the site. The redevelopment also includes a new commercial office building and a pedestrian link. Completion is expected Summer 2017.
A residential development at 35 Marylebone High Street is currently under construction and will complete in 2017. The existing 1930s office building in Marylebone High Street was, in the 1960s, significantly extended to the rear producing an elevation to Beaumont Mews that was over scaled and without any activity at street level. Our response is to retain the 6 storey well mannered and symmetrical frontage to Marylebone High Street and step the section down to the scale of the houses which line the mews.
Completion of the Interim Marlborough Primary School in Chelsea. This enabling project transforms the Clearings site formerly owned by John Lewis into a temporary home for the Marlborough Primary School. The warehouse conversion fully exploits the high ceilings and ribbon windows to create bright and spacious teaching accommodation for a period of two years whilst the new school is under construction on the opposite site.
Dixon Jones has won an international competition to design a new luxury apartment building in Moscow. Located 3 miles west of the Kremlin, the site lies on the banks of the Moskva River adjacent to the historic Novodevichy Convent. The concept scheme includes proposals for 94 luxury apartments with entrance halls, boutiques and cafes at street level. The building adopts the form of a crescent with the principle living spaces arranged to benefit from the spectacular views of the Moskva River.
Completion of Hagel and Lucky Point, two summer houses located in Pointe Au Baril, Ontario, Canada.
Planning Approval has been awarded for Dixon Jones’ phased masterplan for two closely related sites in Chelsea on behalf of John Lewis. The redevelopment proposals for the Clearings and Marlborough School sites seek to provide high specification residential apartments and townhouses, a new two form entry primary school and mixed use commercial building.
Two Dixon Jones projects are among 43 buildings in the UK to receive national awards for architectural excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Quadrant 3/ AirW1 development in London and Phase II of the Said Business School in Oxford were both awarded 2013 RIBA Awards
Planning permission is awarded for 35 Marylebone High Street. The proposals comprise refurbishment of retail units at street level and the redevelopment of the remainder of the site for residential use to provide 19 apartments and 5 townhouses.
Dixon Jones’ redevelopment of Exhibition Road is awarded a 2013 Civic Trust Award. The awards were established to recognise the very best in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, public realm and public art.
Construction is completed on Phase II of the Saïd Business School in Oxford. The new centre for executive education extends the original campus completed by Dixon Jones in 2001 and provides additional lecture theatres, seminar rooms and catering facilities.