Brock Carmichael

New project wins and senior appointments

2 November 2017

International award winning architects Brock Carmichael has appointed two new associates, gained new projects in London and Liverpool and completed a major project in Hong Kong.

Watkin Jones Group has appointed Brock Carmichael as Executive Architect on their proposed build-to-rent scheme at Sutton, South London.  Rising to 21 storeys the scheme will provide 165 apartments close to Sutton station and the £90 million Sutton Point development where apartments, shops, restaurants and a hotel are currently under construction.

Managing Partner Chris Bolland said; “We are delighted to be working with Watkin Jones, who are bringing forward an exciting programme of Build to Rent development across the UK.”

At Venture Point, Speke, Brock Carmichael is to design a new 20,000 sq.ft. high bay, bulk distribution warehouse with associated offices.

Partner John Cassell said; “This is an exciting commission which reflects the recent upsurge in commercial development in Liverpool City Region and the attractiveness of Venture Point as a business location.”

The completion of Summit View Kowloon for the YWCA’s hotels arm, Y Hospitality, has seen the former Anne Black Guest House transformed into a 120 bedroom hotel with the addition of conferencing and a wide range of social facilities. These include resource centre, gymnasium, family wellness centre, elderly day care and active aging centre, youth development centre as well as restaurants and roof top gardens.

The project involved the building being stripped back to its structural frame, re-clad and completely re-fitted internally. Brock Carmichael Asia has been Client Adviser and Project Manager for the development.

“I predict that this project, with its interesting mix of hospitality and social care, will have increasing relevance to us all in the UK,” says Michael Cosser, Director of Brock Carmichael Asia. “Development of communities such as this, with extensive amenities and social care alongside residential accommodation are becoming increasingly important as we need to address the issue of ageing demographics. Government figures show that one in five of the UK population is forecast to be over 65 in 10 years’ time and the number of over 85’s is predicted to double in the next 20 years.”

On the key appointments front:

Ian Jones and Phil Malthouse have been promoted to Associate.

Ian joined Brock Carmichael in 2014. He has been working on a portfolio of current and completed projects for key clients in the education sector including City of Liverpool College and Ruthin School and is leading on the new commission for Killer Ink.

Phil joined Brock Carmichael in 2016. He is leading the detailed architectural design on Hive City Dock, the £50M, 286 unit PRS development for Your Housing Group’s Hive brand at Princes Dock and a 130 unit extra care scheme for Torus in St. Helens.

Ben Kent and Jamie McShane have qualified as Architects.

Ben spent 14 months working in a practice in Shanghai, China, before joining Brock Carmichael. He also presents a weekly radio phone-in show for BBC Radio Merseyside. Ben is working on several landmark residential schemes including The Rise for Primesite Developments and the scheme in Sutton for Watkin Jones.

Jamie joined Brock Carmichael in 2016. He is currently working on a portfolio of projects in the social housing and hospitality sectors.

(Photos show Y Hospitality’s Summit View in Kowloon, Hong Kong, where Brock Carmichael Asia has been Client Adviser and Project Manager.)