Newsletter 02 / by Morgan Carn Partnership

Mount Barbary Gibraltar

Perched on a steeply sloping site high on the Rock of Gibraltar, Mount Barbary was formerly the official residence of the Senior Army Officer on the Rock. The original client brief was to refurbish and extend the existing, already extensive 1950’s property, but upon closer inspection the decision was made to demolish and re-build taking advantage of improved thermal performance and adding some additional accommodation. The new design embraces the stunning views the location offers while still maintaining the essence of the original property and gardens as requested by the client and the planners. Contract Value: £4M.

Groom Place Belgravia London

The property was an existing three storey house that was an infill within a central London mews. This meant that multiple Party Wall Awards were required prior to commencing work as well as approvals from Grosvenor Estates. The project called for all internal walls, floors and roof to be stripped out, a basement to be added and then all the floors replaced along with a new roof. Through this process, greater storey heights were created within the same roof level. The brief called for the interior to be open plan with as much natural light as possible. This has been achieved through careful design to create an exciting space that links all floors with a stunning, open tread, cantilevered staircase. Contract Value: £750,000.

The Crowborough Centre

Work commenced in February on The Crowborough Centre at Pine Grove, Crowborough. The finished building will house a 300 seat Main Hall and Stage, 3 Meeting Rooms, a Dance Studio, a Cafe Area and associated facilities. Morgan Carn Partnership are Architect & Lead consultant supported by McConvilles (QS & CDM), PJR Design Services (M&E), VKHP (Str. Eng.), & Anderson Acoustics. The client is the Crowborough Community Association 2010. Contract Value: £2.5M.

Precision Park Sittingbourne

New 6,000 sqm high specification offices, laboratories and distribution warehouse for Hamdongate Developments Ltd. Work began on site in October 2010 and is expected to finish in January 2012. Contract Value £5.5M.

Cardinal Newman Catholic College Hove

The new Food and Technology Centre was designed in close collaboration with the Design and Technology Department. Particular emphasis was placed on improved accessibility to IT and CAD/CAM for students, with 'team' teaching for the teachers. The teaching spaces are light and spacious with cross flow ventilation and easy access to all services for future flexibility and variations in the curriculum. There is particular emphasis on students' work or showing product design for analysis and discussion. The building has been designed to achieve BREEAM 'Excellent' with solar heated water, PV solar cells and educational tools to allow students to be aware of the energy saving features of the building. Watch a video of the construction on the the Cardinal Newman YouTube channel. Contract Value: £2.4M.