Civic Society Award 2014

Civic Society Award 2014

Morton Wykes Kramer are proud to have been awarded the annual civic award from the Wellingborough Civic society. The civic society (est. 1972) presents an annual award to the architectural project that best serves it’s aims of ‘preserving, developing and improving features of public amenity or historical interest’.

Laundry Close was originally the site of the Sunlight Laundry. Out of use since 2008, the buildings had become something of an eyesore. Morton Wykes Kramer have designed a development of homes that bring this area back into community use.

This £2million pound project of Affordable Homes for East Midlands Housing Group also meets the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. The site was particularly tight and within the Broad Green Conservation area. Therefore it was a critical site that needed redevelopment for Wellingborough. www.wellingboroughcivicsociety.org.uk/

 

Celebration of 78 Derngate opening

Last Thursday MWK Architects celebrated the conclusion of the construction of the 78 Derngate Visitors Centre in the heart of Northampton, which is already listed as one of the main attractions in Northampton on TripAdvisor. The extension comprises an enlarged ground...

Piano Works Site Progress

Piano Works Site Progress

Our regeneration residential project: Piano Works, is well underway! Dominic and Julia have been visiting the Piano Works' site regularly to monitor progress and resolve technical queries. Between January and March all plots had emerged from the ground, and the timber...

12 Days of Christmas at MWK

12 Days of Christmas at MWK

On the first day of Christmas my client asked of me ... ...to remodel their office. On the second day of Christmas my client came to me ... ...and asked for a two classroom junior school extension. On the third day of Christmas my client asked of me ... ...to design a...

Piano Works starts on site

Piano Works starts on site

Architecture is far more than producing drawings, it is about making it happen. After 8 years in the planning, our urban regeneration scheme for Vicarage Road in Northampton has finally started on site with the arrival of the demolition contractors. Quite why it has...

Reducing the carbon footprint of an existing house

Reducing the carbon footprint of an existing house

There will always be clients who are genuinely in front of the curve, who surprise us with their forward thinking. Whilst we are exploring different ways to use materials to produce energy efficient buildings, we need truly inspired clients to see those ideas...

Apption Labs Entrance Sculpture

Apption Labs Entrance Sculpture

Our amazing entrance feature for Apption Labs in Leicester.We have just refurbished a 1970s office building and we put this sculpture in the stairwell.  It showcases the bamboo boxes that hold their products and with the help of tensioned stainless steel...

Passivhaus in the Winter

Passivhaus in the Winter

Passivhaus in the WinterIt’s cold outside, but inside Passivhaus homes it is nice and warm. Winter tends to be an expensive time of the year as the heating is cranked up. However, the Passivhaus standard can remedy this.With energy bills for a 3-bed house averaging...