The changes to the European Union’s Energy Performance in Building Directive (EPBD) are slipping into legislation without the usual fanfare however this far-reaching and highly influential mandate is the backbone for improving energy efficiency and will form the basis for many pieces of UK legislation.
From April 2018 Landlord’s will be unable to offer Commercial Property over 500sm with an EPC Rating of F-G for either sale or rent. Fines of upto £150,000 will be imposed on Landlord’s not complying with the legislation.
Our Client’s have achieved EPC Rating Compliance together with Premium Rents by refurbishing commercial properties such as
- 24 Britton Street
- Sutton Yard,
- Spitfire Studios
- 50 Great Sutton Street
- 25bVyner Street
- 54 Ayres Street and
- Berry Street
We look forward to assisting current and future clients to get ahead of the market as it has been suggested that these properties may form up to 35% of the existing non-domestic property portfolio!
Archer Architects successfully achieved planning approval from Westminster City Council for the comprehensive refurbishment and remodelling of 8 Golden Square which we believe will contribute positively to the area. the approval will allow the sensitive external alterations and upward and rear extensions to the building to deliver a high quality sustainable mixed use development.
To create more awareness and action for diversity and inclusion within the Architectural Profession the RIBA have introduced the Role Model Project. Stephen Ware of Archer Architects, was recognised as one of the twelve role models at the Launch on the 2nd June 2015.
Among the speakers were Stephen Hodder, RIBA President; Jane Duncan, RIBA President Elect; Jo Bostock, Pause Consultancy and Danna Walker, Architects for Change. Stephen gave a very well received impromptu speech with assistance from his BSL interpreter on the difficulties he experienced as a deaf trainee Architect. He is now considering several role model collaboration ideas including support for an exceptionally talented deaf African student at the Portsmouth School of Architecture. Lucy Carmichael, Head of Professional Communities at the RIBA, agreed that Stephen’s suggestion of drop in centres, allowing unemployed students to maintain skills and therefore remain employable would receive serious consideration.
“Whatever direction my career takes I hope to achieve professional respect. Architectural Role models will promote the possibilities of architecture to a wider audience – a sometimes difficult but ultimately fulfilling path” – Stephen Ware
Archer Architects is a fully inclusive employer and support the goals of the RIBA Role Model Project
Archer Architects are pleased to announce the successful planning approval for 30 Queens Grove – the scheme for a garden room, to extend from, and linked to, the property at lower ground floor level. The new accommodation will house a wine cellar, an artist studio/family entertaining space and an enhanced home office.
The existing stone patio will be remodelled to incorporate a glazed, walk-on rooflight to provide natural light to the studio below. The garden will be reinstated, and a full range of plants will be sustained.
Archer Architects were successful in achieving planning permission from the London Borough of Islington to remodel the house for a long standing client’s in Hyde’s Place in February 2015.
Archer Architects were the original architect for the project.
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