Yearly Archives: 2007

Cuban Experience

We couldn’t quite stretch to a Christmas party in Havana but we had the next best thing with an evening of Salsa and cocktails in Soho’s Floridita.

Marsh Wall

The first two towers are underway (only another 42 storeys to go!). The development will provide in excess of 800 residential units. We are providing CDM Co-ordinator and Party Wall Surveyor services on the Landmark Development in Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, for Chalegrove Properties – completion due in late 2009.

Old Station Works secures Planning Permission

Demolition of existing building and erection of 3 no. blocks providing 10 no. 2 bed and 2 no. 1 bed.

It’s another girl!

Alice Susan Paget arrived very quickly at 3.33am. 7lbs 5oz
Congratulations to Claire Thomas.


Osel’s fleet of motorcycles has expanded to 4 with the arrival of Peter Johnston, senior architect. Peter has previously worked with EPR and Auketts. In addition we have two new assistants, James Kilkenny (Part 2) and Clare Bishop (Part 1).

226-228 Commercial Road, E1

The scaffolding’s down and a new addition to the facade of Commercial Road is unveiled! The newly christened One and Two Fenton Street buildings are virtually complete for handover January 2008. The 46 residential units and c. 5,000 ft2 of retail/ commercial space are clothed in terracotta and render and prove that affordable housing doesn’t have to be uninteresting! Better Bookmakers and Tesco Express have signed up to take the commercial spaces and fitout of their units has already started.

Steward Street / Gun Street

Construction is well advanced on this development of one and two bedroom luxury apartments above retail/ commercial units, with the external skin close to completion. The site is centrally located in E1 on the very edge of the city’s ‘square mile’ and seconds walk from Old Spitalfields Market.
Constructed from a fusion of glass, metal and brick we feel it is the epitome of contemporary architecture whilst complementing the historic properties in this ever popular area.

Norwood Road for Mizen Design-Build Ltd

The affordable units have now been handed over to Ujima Housing Association. The scheme will provide a total of 103 apartments in a mixed use development with Primary Care Centre, Group Practice and retail units, contained within 5 and 6 storey linked blocks over basement car park.

St Lukes Square, Canning Town

Work started on site in the beginning of December for this redevelopment of an island site to provide 162 no residential units within three blocks and 45,000 sq ft commercial accommodation over a basement car park.

Joan Collings lights up Burlington Arcade

The first phase of the Burlington Arcade refurbishment has been finished on time and was unveiled by Joan Collins who brought some Christmas sparkle to the occasion as she turned on the 2007 Christmas lights.