Category Archives: Conran & Partners

Yes in my back yard

Three months after Sir Terence Conran aimed his ire at Grant Shapps’ slow progress on housing, the topic is hotting up, with George Osborne calling for ‘imaginative thinking’ around green belt development, and a general consensus that the housing shortfall has become a housing crisis.

The Conran Manifesto

Terence criticises the Coalition’s lack of progress on housing in May

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Moving day at Green Man Lane

Green Man Lane is a Conran and Partners-designed housing development in Ealing, that will eventually consist of over 700 new homes, including 338 affordable rentals, as well as parks and community facilities. (More info here.)

A few weeks ago, Phase 2a of the project was completed, and the first families picked up the keys to their new homes, ate some cake, and cut the ribbon! Continue reading

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Inspiration for architects: Jason Hawkes’ aerial photography

Paul Zara, head of Conran and Partners Brighton, just brought to our attention the wonderful photography of Jason Hawkes.

Jason Hawkes

© Jason Hawkes

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Friday Tip: Make your own kind of Munich

The Olympic flame will shortly be wending its way through Kent. To mark the occasion, UCA Canterbury is holding a very special exhibition of graphic design.

Munich 72 legacy 2

Will London’s legacy be this pretty?

This week’s tip comes from Paul Zara, head of our Brighton architects. Continue reading

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Bright Light city

Our latest architectural project, The Light in Brighton, has just been given the go-ahead.

The project will turn the former ice rink in Queen Square into The Light ApartHotel, featuring sumptuous guest rooms, serviced luxury apartments, a café and a restaurant. It will be a further boon to Brighton’s tourist industry. Continue reading

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Introducing the Rural Modernists

In last Friday’s Times, Harry Mount penned a piece about the Modernism that is beginning to infuse rural architecture.

Typically, the countryside has been architecturally staid, with new properties cleaving firmly to the styles of old: thatched cottages, brick piles and Tudor mansions. But this is beginning to change.

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The Welcome Trailblazers

The Love Architecture festival has been entertaining Brightoners all week, and last night it was our turn. Conran and Partners’ Brighton office held an exhibition of Jim Stephenson‘s photographs of their architectural projects around the world. Entitled Collaboration, the exhibition was accompanied by an essay by arts commentator Cara Courage.

Jim Stephenson exhibition

A great evening was had by all.

Jim Stephenson exhibition

Thanks to Jim, Cara and Gem Barton, who has curated the Welcome Trail of exhibitions as part of Love Architecture, for their hard work, and thanks to everyone who came along!

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