The Hackney Design Awards 2016 shortlist has been unveiled, which includes four projects CMA Planning secured approval for. The awards received a record equalling number of nominations, ranging from schools to private homes, large housing developments to community space. Some tough decisions by the judging panel resulted in a shortlist of 16. Details here –
The four CMA projects include two by HHbR at Copper Lane and Hackney New School, one by Levitt Bernstein at Buccleuch House and one by Matthew Lloyd Architects at the Frampton Park Baptist Church.


CMA Planning have submitted new regeneration proposals for Fish Island, at 1-7 Dace Road, for Aitch Group to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The scheme, designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman, includes 110 new flats and 6300 sqm of commercial space, split between four buildings located around a central square.


CMA Planning have secured approval at Hackney Planning Committee for two applications, both Borough Estate Regeneration projects on the Frampton Park Estate, and both designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison. The first is a three to five storey building to replace the former Frampton Arms pub on Well Street, providing 20 flats, whilst the second is to redevelop Lyttelton House with 25 flats in a five-storey building. 78% of the 45 new homes will be affordable.

CMA Planning have submitted an application for the redevelopment of 25-37 Rothbury Road, in Hackney Wick to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The scheme, for Aitch Group and designed by Hawkins Brown Architects contains 7000 sqft of commercial space with 23 homes above. The development forms the final part of the redevelopment of this urban block by Aitch, which when completed, will deliver 60,000 sqft of commercial space and 181 new homes.


The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Strategic Planning Committee has voted unanimously in favour of this proposal, located next to Queen Mary University at Mile End. 

The development, for Scape Living and designed by Stephen Marshall Architects includes two separate four storey podium blocks of student apartments – the easterly block flanked by two eight storey towers rising from the podium level and the western block by an eight storey block and a ten storey tower, all containing 412 student rooms along with associated kitchen/diners and communal facilities.

Planning permission already existing for a similar proposal, so CMA Planning and the project team sought to work within these parameters to improve the quality of the accommodation, and how the building is operated and managed - which will benefit future occupiers and people in the local area, whilst delivering a significant volume of much needed student housing.  

CMA Planning have secured planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for this scheme on Gransden Avenue, in London Fields. The scheme was designed by Guy Hollaway Architects for Gransden Avenue Ltd and includes 42 new homes and 2041 sqm of new commercial space. 

A key aspect of the design is the flexible commercial space, spread through the site. These spaces provide units that allow creative and like-minded individuals to collaborate and share ideas in this thriving area of ‘creative’ Hackney. Above these commercial spaces are two residential blocks, with a raised garden, whilst situated to the south of these two blocks is a new terrace, with commercial spaces at street level and residential units above. 











CMA Planning have submitted a planning application for Hackney New Primary School at 333 Kingsland Road to the London Borough of Hackney. The proposals envisage a new two-form entry 350-pupil primary school for Hackney New Primary School, a community-led co-educational primary school for 5-11 year olds with a particular focus on music. The proposals, designed by HHbR also include a residential element within a 11 storey block containing 68 units, along with a small retail unit which will help cross subsidise delivery of the school.


Frampton Park has received a Housing Design Award for a Completed Scheme, one of five winning schemes from across the UK. The scheme is located in Hackney and was designed by Matthew Lloyd Architects for Telford Homes and Frampton Park Baptist Church. CMA Planning secured permission for the scheme, which includes a new build Church with community spaces and 47 apartments.


The Highgate Shoreditch Hotel has received a Commendation at the NLA Awards 2016, which recognises the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital. CMA Planning secured approval for the scheme, by Gensler for Highgate Holdings Inc.

CMA Planning have submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on behalf of The Ethical Property Company for their new flagship building at 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road.  
The proposal, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, involves various changes of use and extensions to the existing building to deliver 3770 sqm (40,000 sqft) of new high quality B1a office floorspace. It will be built using sustainable materials as well as being designed to have a significantly reduced carbon footprint, providing tenants lower operating costs. 
The Ethical Property Company is a social business which owns and / or manages a total of 23 centres across the UK providing offices and support facilities for over 1,000 organisations, almost two thirds of which are charities or not-for‐profit organisations, with the remainder made up of businesses working in the social sector.


CMA Planning have secured planning permission from the LLDC for this scheme on Hepscott Road in Hackney Wick, designed by Hawkins\Brown, for Aitch Group. The proposal includes 30 new homes and 10,000 sqft of new employment space.  
The scheme was designed with regard to the context of the general masterplan principles developed by the LLDC for regeneration and development of the Hackney Wick Neighbourhood Centre. Design wise, the proposal has a robust brick face drawing from the warehouse typology of Hackney Wick and a soft reverse face to the adjacent new street / yard, which will provide ancillary space to the commercial units.

Hackney Planning Committee Approval for mixed use building in Hoxton
On behalf of Aitch Group, and working alongside Buckley Gray Yeoman architects, CMA Planning has obtained approval for a new mixed use building containing 36 flats as well as a significant level of commercial accommodation on Eagle Wharf Road, in Hoxton. The proposal will allow the existing occupiers, Aldridge Security, to remain on site, whilst also providing new employment space, which will total 3940 sqm (or 42,400 sqft), a key requirement in the Priority Employment Area within which the site was located. Work is scheduled to begin on the development later on in 2016.

The NLA Awards 2016 shortlist has been unveiled, which includes two projects CMA Planning secured approval for. Over 130 projects across 15 categories were shortlisted, recognising the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital.  
The two projects are both are in the Mixed-use category, one being Frampton Park Baptist Church, with Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP for Telford Homes (with Frampton Park Baptist Church), the other being Highgate Shoreditch Hotel, with Gensler for Highgate Holdings Inc.  
The winners will be announced on 7th July.…/new-london…/awards-shortlist



The shortlist for the prestigious national Housing Design Awards has been announced, with three schemes CMA Planning worked on having made the cut. All three are in the 'completed scheme' category and include Buccleuch House in Hackney (with Levitt Bernstein and Hill / Agudas Israel / Hanover), Frampton Park Baptist Church & Apartments, also in Hackney (with Matthew Lloyd and Telford Homes) and Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets (with Brady Mallalieu and Peabody).

Details of all three projects can be found here

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