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.
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.