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