Newsletter 12 by Morgan Carn Partnership

World Trade Center opens…

Gibraltar celebrated the opening of the World Trade Center on February 15th 2017. Watch a time lapse of the construction here.

Rocky Lane Haywards Heath

Planning consent has just been granted for this contemporary development of 30 apartments in Haywards Heath. Construction is anticipated to start in summer 2017.

Roedean Path Brighton

Planning consent has been granted for this bespoke 2 bed house/studio with sea views.

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West Street Brighton

We are excited to announce that planning approval has recently been granted for this important site in the centre of Brighton.

The project forms a masterplan for this part of the city and includes the sites at West Street and the Walkabout Hostel. Comprising a mixed-use development of hotel and hostel accommodation as well as restaurants and bars. The project aims to act as a catalyst for the regeneration of this part of the city.

The project has been welcomed by the leaders of the city council and is seen as a key element in the drive to improve the public realm in the city.

Cardinal Newman Sixth Form Centre Hove

With its distinctive curved barrel vaulted roof and pre-patinated copper cladding, the new Sixth Form Centre recently opened by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, doubles the sixth form students at Cardinal Newman school and provides extra classrooms as well as a dedicated lecture hall and library.

Morgan Carn 2016 Student Design Awards

Congratulations to Louise Morley, Architecture (left) and Rebecca Marshall, Interior Architecture, third year degree students at the University of Brighton, who have won this years Morgan Carn Award for Design Excellence. The award recognises the hard work and talent of the students and is an annual event.


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Paragraph 55 House Plumpton

Planning approval under Paragraph 55 of the NPPF has just been granted for this new house in the countryside. The building is to be constructed to Code Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes using material that had previously been dumped on the site to create stabilised rammed earth walls. The design has been inspired by the previous use of the site as part of a WWII airstrip and includes various aeronautical references.

Imperial Ocean Plaza Gibraltar


Planning approval has just been granted for the Imperial Ocean Plaza building at the Ocean Village Development in Gibraltar. Comprising 116 apartments and 2 floors of commercial accommodation the building completes the development and has been designed to address Waterport Circle and Casemates Square.

Magna Carta Park Runnymede

A detailed planning application has been submitted for 63 homes on the former Brunel University Runnymede Campus near Windsor in Surrey. A pattern of grand houses and tree lined avenues create an appropriate setting for the original historic buildings, which until now have been lost among a cluttered campus. Sensitivity was required given the Green Belt location and the mature historic parkland setting. Our 3D/BIM design process supported a meticulous approach to proportion, detailing and materials, which helped us gain broad local and planning authority support.

St Pancras Catholic Primary School Lewes

The original reception office of St Pancras Catholic Primary School was tucked away below street level and accessed by a stepped ramp. The new reception office is at first floor level and is accessed by a glazed bridge. This provides a level, safe access and a welcoming entrance to the school at street level. It also releases valuable play space for the children at the school.

Lansdowne Place Hove

The former Lansdowne Place Hotel (previously the renowned Dudley Hotel) has enjoyed a colorful history at the heart of the Brunswick Estate; C A Busby’s Regency masterpiece. Our design for a residential conversion, which includes removal of incongruous elements and addition of a sleek penthouse floor, has gained Planning Approval. Historic research revealed clues that led to the design for a new green rear courtyard wrapped by mews houses. Whilst the main façade will remain the rear areas and upper floors have been exploited for a variety of unit types and pockets of external space.

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New Aloes Gibraltar

Climbing up the steep hillside this beautiful 7-bedroom house is perched high on the Rock of Gibraltar. A series of stepped volumes flow down the hillside, with each of the 4 levels framing particular aspects of the incredible bay views. Upon entering at the lowest level a journey up and through the building unfolds, gradually revealing the scale and drama of the house and setting. Several large external garden terraces flow seamlessly with the highly glazed internal spaces, each threaded together with lush indigenous planting and tranquil infinity pools.

24 Tower Road Brighton

A seemingly ordinary brief for an end of terrace house has resulted in a stunning contemporary family home. The result is a bold yet elegant pavilion, which makes a virtue of its prominent corner location and compliments the sensitive conservation area setting. Whilst picking up on the stepping rhythm of the adjoining 1970’s terrace a key decision was to ‘invert’ the home to provide upper floor living spaces elevated into the canopy of mature trees and enjoying panoramic views over Queens Park. The clarity and refinement of the house has gained it many supporters, including a unanimous approval from the planning committee.

St Josephs Guildford

The first of two significant new building phases to expand the primary school from 2FE to 3FE has just been handed over. After extensive consultation it was agreed that the demolition of around half of the existing substandard building stock was required to make way for a new masterplan delivered in several phases. An off- site light steel modular system has helped deliver the BREEAM ‘very good’ building. Phase 2 has just commenced on site and is expected to complete in April 2015.

Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College Hove

The new sixth form is nearing completion with hand-over expected in October. As a key element of our campus masterplan the building stitches into the existing fabric and anticipates future expansion scenarios. Morgan Carn provided a full architectural service for facilities including classrooms for 200 new students, major spaces such as a lecture theatre, library, learning resource centre and a café that opens out onto a new external courtyard. The concept for a more adult orientated learning environment has led to a series of flexible and uplifting learning and social spaces.

Former Parker Pen Site Newhaven

A proposal for 145 homes on a strategically important site in Newhaven’s Eastside has been submitted for planning approval. Unlike many inward looking mass-market housing schemes the approach has been to integrate with the challenging context, drawing currently isolated housing areas into a sustainable new urban quarter with an extended green space at its heart. A determination to bring wider benefits to new and existing residents has also helped to gain broad local support. Recent confirmation of funding for major flood defence works will allow further homes to benefit from the solid foundations that our masterplan vision has laid down.


A ‘Highly Commended’ in the Sussex Heritage Awards 2014 recognises the quality of the community facilities and the sensitivity with which it relates to the town centre. The centre has proven immensely popular and has attracted a wide range of users. The apparent simplicity of the scheme belies the complexity of the tight split- level site and the requirement to connect into the adjacent civic offices. The main 300 seat multifunctional hall has become a valuable community resource offering diverse facilities ranging from theatrical performances, concerts, conferences, to large formal dining events.

Congratulations to Lily Carver, Architecture (left) and Alex Carron-Brown, Interior Architecture (right), third year degree students at the University of Brighton, who have won this years Morgan Carn Award for Design Excellence. The award recognises the hard work and talent of the students and is an annual event.

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Hannington Lane & Brighton Square

Planning approval has just been granted for a new Lane and the complete renovation of Brighton Square, which is located in the world famous Lanes area of Brighton. The project entails the creation of a completely new Lane through the service yard of the old Hanningtons department store, the construction of new penthouse accommodation, the remodelling of the facades and the redesign of the square to create a green oasis in the heart of The Old Town Conservation Area.

Pavilion Road London SW1

This project entailed the complete remodelling of the existing mews house and the construction of a new basement accommodating a home cinema, bar and wine cellar. The development, with its open plan living spaces and courtyard terraces, was so successful that the property was let on the same day that it was released on the market.


High Tech Distribution Depots & Offices

Work started on site in September on the first of three distribution sheds in Rugby, ranging from 60,000 - 140,000 sqft. Morgan Carn Partnership is acting as Employer's Agent and has also assisted the client, Hamdon Gate Developments, by producing marketing visuals for the projects and another in Northampton.

Martello Tower No.74 Seaford

This scheduled ancient monument, which is located on the Esplanade at Seaford with views of Seaford and Beachy Head, has just been granted consent for the installation of a new lift and access bridge to improve access for disabled visitors. The bridge links the Esplanade to the original entrance to the building and recreates the spirit of the original drawbridge.

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Mount Barbary Gibraltar

With its cylindrical observatory and roof top jacuzzi, the recently completed Mount Barbary is a stunning addition to the architecture of Gibraltar. The house is designed to take full advantage of the steeply sloping site and breath taking views across the bay.

Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College Hove

Planning approval has recently been granted for a new sixth form college at Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School in Hove. The college provides accomodation for an additional 200 students and includes a new lecture hall, learning resource centre, classrooms and a student common room.

20 The Drive Hove Hove

Originally built in the late nineteenth century, this large Victorian dwelling has more recently been subjected to a series of unsympathetic extensions. The project, which is currently on site, seeks to remove all of those later additions and create new roof top accommodation returning the building to its former glory.

16-18 The Avenue Lewes

This development of two pairs of semi-detached houses is a modern interpretation of the traditional 'villa' format. Both houses take advantage of the steeply sloping south facing site, which offers stunning views of Lewes Castle.

MCP Award For Design Excellence & Iron Man Challenge

Congratulations to Emily Borrett (Interior Architecture) and David Caldwell (Architecture), third year degree students at the University of Brighton, who have won this years Morgan Carn Award for Design Excellence. The award recognises the hard work and talent of the students and is an annual event.

Congratulations to John McLean for completing his first Ironman Triathlon in Austria this summer. John completed the 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km marathon in 11hrs 18 minutes and used the event to raise funds for the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO) and the Crowhurst Project. John is still collecting, so should you like to support him, please email

ISO 9001:2008 Renewal

We are committed to providing a high quality service to our clients. As evidence of this commitment we have recently achieved the renewal of the internationally recognised ISO9001 Standard (Certified by leading certification body - The British Assessment Bureau).

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New Private House Hove

Based on a Palladian nine square plan, this contemporary, new family home represents a modern reworking of a classic villa. With its central atrium staircase and split level plan, the building utilises the topography of the site to maximise views and culminates in a swimming pool with a serpentine waveform roof that blends seamlessly with the garden.

Brighton Square

The regeneration of Brighton Square will see the wholesale redesign of the square and facades of the 1960's development. The scheme entails the demolition of the eastern side of the square that fronts onto Brighton Place, and the construction of a new boutique hotel that will heal the scar in the urban fabric created by the existing entrance of the underground car park. With contemporary facades, additional rooftop accommodation and improved thermal performance, the scheme introduces a 'green oasis' in the heart of The Lanes and improved pedestrian links with the surrounding context.
The redevelopment brings new vibrancy to a part of the Old Town that has lost some of its original appeal and will lead to a resurgence of the area as a tourist destination.

Hannington Lane Brighton

Located on the edge of the historic Old Town area of Brighton, the development is carved out of an old service yard creating a new shopping lane with improved links to the surrounding area.
With a floor plan borne out of extensive research into the historic street pattern of the area, the scheme design reflects the organic growth of The Lanes with a variety of traditional and contemporary buildings. This pedestrian friendly development knits into the urban grain of The Lanes and provides new retail units with courtyard based residential accommodation above.

New Residential Development London


With its dynamic roofline and cantilevered timber facade this development is a stunning addition to the townscape.
Set on a tight urban site, this terrace of 6 no. 3 bedroom contemporary townhouses with its staggered floor plan and floating roof, is a dramatic piece of architecture that is both contextual and distinctly contemporary.