Yearly Archives: 2013

Pitville Crescent, Cheltenham

The construction works on site at Pitville Crescent are progressing well. The roof works are almost completed, and both buildings are being rendered at the moment. The next stage will be to build new sections of the boundary wall and landscaping works.

Virtus Interiors Industry Finest Photography Exhibition 2013

Thank you @VirtusContracts for a fantastic evening at the Virtus Interiors Industry Finest Photography Exhibition 2013. Well done to Ruairi for a very fine collection of photographs!

Trinity Court Exeter

Devonshire Homes have appointed Osel as architects to convert a redundant 1970’s office building in Trinity Square Exeter. The building will be converted under permitted development rights to provide 27 apartments. A further 2 penthouses will be constructed at roof level and the building re-clad in a contemporary style which reflects the proportions and rhythms of its Georgian neighbours.

Chiltern Street Construction Progress

Piling is complete and excavation is continuing for the new third basement level at Chiltern Street whilst the concrete raft construction is progressing. Below ground concrete perimeter lining walls, internal columns and floor slabs will follow, creating two floors of car parking, two of commercial & eight residential.
Construction to continue throughout 2014.

Planning & Listed Building Consent Granted for Grade II* listed Holcombe House

Osel worked closely with the London Borough of Barnet and English Heritage to secure planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment of Grade II* listed Holcombe House in Mill Hill. The proposals include for the reconfiguration of the stair access to the basement and second floors within the historic main house and the introduction of a grand staircase and terraces to the rear to access the magnificent gardens. Work is due to commence on site early 2014.

Data Centres in Istanbul, Turkey

Osel have again been engaged by Zenium Technology to assist them in the preparation of design proposals for new Data Centres in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. We have collaborated in the development of proposals for alternative sites ranging from a single building in excess of 200,000 sq ft to 3 separate buildings of 80,000 sq ft, 74,000 sq ft and 92,000 sq ft developed in 3 phases.

New Village Housing – Little Dunmow

Osel presented their initial design proposals for new Village Housing to the residents of Little Dunmow on Thursday 7th November. The development is focused around a new village green will reinforce the centre of the village by providing new community facilities and public car parking. There was a lively debate at the meeting which demonstrated the local support for the proposals that will be submitted for planning consent early in 2014.

9 New Penthouse Apartments close to Tower Bridge

Osel have now been appointed by St James City Developments to progress detailed designs for the extension of Royal Tower Lodge. Osel gained planning consent in early 2013 from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the creation of 9 new luxury apartments raised in 2 new floors of accommodation, over an existing occupied 4 storey residential building.

Located on the edge of The City, a short walk from St Katherine’s Dock and the Tower of London, these apartments will be finished to a high standard, with generous space standards and designed to Code Level 4.

Works are due to commence on site in Spring 2014 with the apartments coming to completion in late 2014 / early 2015.

Sceptre Court, Tower Hill

Planning submission to Tower Hamlets for the change of use from B1 office use to D1 education with ancillary B1 office use for 88,000sqft at Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill. Submitted on behalf of the internationally recognised higher education organisation The London School of Business and Finance, who wish to establish this site as their new London Headquarters.

New Affordable Housing Scheme at London Road, Mitcham

Planning submission has been made to Merton Council for the development of a new affordable housing scheme in Mitcham. The proposal involves the demolition of the existing building and a new development of 51 self contained affordable residential units arranged over 6 floors.
The development will opt for a car free scheme, except for 3 accessible spaces and 3 car club spaces, plus secure cycle storage for 51 cycles (one per unit) to promote and encourage sustainable travel. The proposed building aims to provide an aesthetically appropriate approach on a difficult site. The combination of brick and timber effect cladding provides a tactile proposal respecting the surrounding properties and in particular the adjoining Eagle House, a Grade I listed building built in 1705.