Thame 40

12,500 m² (135,000 ft²) of B2/B8 buildings undertaken in 12 months as a joint
venture between Belgrave Land and Gleeson Properties.

Tesco Stores


 

We were requested to undertake a detailed feasibility study and analysis of a
major west London Transport Interchange, incorporating an underground station,
bus station, Tesco store, underground car park, Bingo Hall, 3000 m² of offices
and 7 stories of residential accommodation.

Bicester Park


 

We were employed by London & Metropolitan Estates to undertake the
masterplanning of their 12 ha site close to the M40 link in Bicester park.


 

We subsequently undertook the detailed design of two units on the site, one a
refrigerated warehouse of 90,000 ft² (8360 m²) for Bibby Distribution, and one
of 70,000 ft² (6500 m²) for Aura Books, both incorporating dock loading
facilities and two storey ancillary offices.

Greenford


 

70,000 ft² (6500 m²) of distribution warehouse with 10,000 ft² ancillary
showroom and offices for furniture supplier Bentley Design. The project was
designed with a castellated curved portal frame and incorporated 8 dock
levellers together with 2 level loading doors on a 4 acre site.

Bulls Bridge


 

Masterplanning and detailed design on 7 hectare (17 acre) site in West London
for Salmon Developments.

Greenford


 

Masterplanning of a 7 hectare (17 acre) site in West London for KBC Asset
Management.

Priory Park


 

Masterplanning of 14 hectare (35 acre) site in Maidstone to provide 37,000
(400,000 ft²) of B2/B8 buildings for KBC Asset Management.

WIM


 

Masterplanning for the 20 hectare (50 acre) Western International Market site
adjacent the M4 at Heathrow to create new market buildings and a 23,000 m²
(250,000 ft²) of distribution warehouse.

Charnham Park


 

Masterplanning and detailed design of a 3.5 hectare (9 acre) site in
Hungerford for Trencherwood Developments.

Bicester Park


 

Masterplanning of a 12 hectare (30 acre) site for London & Metropolitan
Estates.

Waitrose


 

The brief was to incorporate a 2300 m² (25,000 ft²) retail foodstore on a
very constricted town centre conservation area site in Abingdon Oxfordshire. The
foodstore, with its associated warehousing and offices, occupies the site of the
old MG car plant, and the town's former railway station, and is immediately
opposite the Vale of White Horse District Council offices. The site was zoned as
an area of Urban Regeneration, having remained largely derelict for a number of
years.


 

The Local Authority design brief required a high quality building to form a
key role in the redevelopment of a substantial part of the town centre, and to
bring the bonus of a large scale foodstore right in the heart of the town, yet
accessible to a wide area of population.


 

The design was conceived as being essentially domestic in scale, with
extensive use of traditional hand-made bricks and plain clay tiles. External
columns are clad in stone or hand-made brick specials. The scale and bulk of
what is a large town centre building is reduced by extensive use of exposed
gables, both in timber and steel, which break down the mass of the roof area,
and also by variations in height of the various elements of the building.


 

The design and construction of the foodstore proved an instant success with
the occupiers, the public, and the Local Authority, so much so that, a year
after its completion in 1992, it received a Civic Trust Award.


 

The quality and nature of the distinctive design is such that it will not
date, will retain its appearance for a considerable period of time, and has been
so successful that an extension to the retail floorspace has recently been
added.

Reading


 

Conversion of 1600 m² (17,000 ft²) of office space to 14 flats.             
                    

Winchester


 

A development of four townhouses on a mature city centre site in the city of
Winchester for a local developer, Redminster Properties Limited. The design
draws on local influences, which, combined with contemporary detailing, brings
this traditional formal housing type into the modern age. Materials used reflect
those locally available, and have been selected to ensure this development,
whilst modern in feel, sits easily in its historical site.


 

The houses are generously proportioned in plan and section. The classic
concept of the drawing room at first floor has been adopted, which with its 2.7
m ceiling height offers bright, spacious accommodation; first floor roof
terraces leading from these rooms further enhance the feeling of space and
light. The modern mood is reinforced by blonde wood flooring and joinery, and
the selective use of glass block glazing for natural daylighting without loss of
privacy.


 

We also acted as Party Wall Surveyor on this project, involving negotiations
with four adjoining owners and their surveyors, preparation of schedule of
condition for each property, and final Party Wall Awards.


 

The same methodology which we applied throughout its sphere of services has
been brought to bear on this, with the emphasis on buildability, clear
communication and the realisation of our client's commercial
objectives.

Hendrick Avenue


 

Private house extension and major refurbishment.                            
     

Lymington


 

A commercial and residential development in the heart of the Lymington
Conservation area, incorporating 450 m² of commercial/ retail floorspace with 14
No 1 and 2 bed flats above.                                 

Bolnore Village


 

A project of detailed construction and Building Regulations drawings for a
large scale residential development by David Wilson Homes in Bolnore
Village.                                 

Totton


 

Construction of 9 houses, 4 flats and 6 business units.                      
          

Oxford


 

An individual detached private house designed on sustainable ecological
principles. This house incorporates ground source heat pump technology,
rainwater harvesting and solar collectors contained within the roof
finish.

Arnewood Court, Sway


 

Refurbishment and reconstruction of a listed 19th century mass concrete
former stables/laundry to form a 3700 ft² dwelling.

About us


 

McCurdy Russell Ltd. Architects, an RIBA Chartered Practice, were established
in early 2007 by Patrick Russell AA Dip RIBA who has been a partner in private
practice for over 25 years.


 

The Practice has a substantial depth of detailed design and construction
experience acquired over many years, including commercial, retail, industrial
and residential projects of up to £ 26,000,000 in value, with an extensive
client list drawn from the commercial and private sectors.


 

We are committed to providing a detailed range of Professional Services,
including Masterplanning, Architecture and Interior Design, and to taking pride,
care and not least enjoyment, in all the projects we undertake. We employ a
dedicated workforce which also takes great pleasure and satisfaction from
providing a practical, professional, service.


 

Quality and sustainability in design, combined with functional, operational
and energy efficiency are key factors in our approach.

Tesco/ Cineworld Leigh


 

A major Town Centre redevelopment for Salmon Harvester Properties Limited
comprising an 11,500 m2 Tesco Extra store, 7 screen Cineworld cinema, 4 food
retail units, a Petrol filling station and 800 car parking spaces in Spinning
Jenny Way Leigh, adjacent to the Town Centre.


 

Construction has just commenced on site in Leigh, where Planning Consent was
granted by Wigan Council last year for this multi million pound scheme.


 

The Tesco store is one of their earliest ‘Environmental Format’ stores, with
a glulam timber structural frame and larch timber cladding, exposed services and
an enclosing envelope with very high thermal performance.


 

The 7 screen Cineworld cinema has a capacity of 1306 people and incorporates
significant acoustic separation and performance in both the internal and
external fabric of the building.

Dovecot


 

A major remodelling and refurbishment of an existing residential barn
conversion in Church Stowe Northamptonshire. The project included the
installation of a new glass and steel mezzanine floor in a Grade II listed
dovecot to form additional living space and complete re-modelling of the
entrance hall kitchen and dining room.

Kirkfield Grassington


 

An individual, timber framed, stone faced, 3 bed private house in the
Yorkshire Dales National Park for which we recently received Planning Consent
from the National Park Authority.


 

This eco-house incorporates solar panels for domestic hot water,
photo-voltaic cells to power the ground source heat pumps for central heating
and sheep’s wool insulation in the wall cavities and roof space.

 

Neg Earth Ltd


 

A 5,200 m2 lighting rehearsal studio space in Concord Rd. Acton W. London


 

We were commissioned in 2009 to find a site in W London for a rehearsal
studio project for NegEarth Limited, a company specialising in stage lighting
installations for rock concerts, stage shows, and events. A number of sites were
evaluated and the site in Concord Rd eventually selected.


 

The building is a highly bespoke structure, with the rehearsal studio roof
designed to take point loads from lighting rigs of 5 tonnes on a 1.5m grid
across the entire roof area measuring 45m x 32m, at a height of 18m above floor
level. Access within the roof void is designed to facilitate the rigging of
lighting installations entirely without the need for harnesses. The external
fabric is designed to a very high standard of acoustic and thermal performance
to minimise any environmental impact and significantly reduce heating costs for
the large studio volume.


 

In addition to the studio space there are 6 no. ‘band rooms’ / changing
rooms, production offices, conference rooms and a catering facility capable of
seating 40 people.


 

There are dock loading facilities to accommodate 6 no articulated vehicles
permitting direct access to the studio space for the loading and unloading of
equipment. In addition there is 1,500m2 of ancillary storage space.


 

The conference rooms, with their fully glazed external walls, are shaded by
means of powder coated aluminium ‘brise soleils’ to reduce solar gain on the
South and West elevations. The studio space is heated by underfloor heating
coils powered by roof mounted air source heat pumps.

How to contact us


 

Studios D+E
The Lion Brewery
St Thomas Street
Oxford
OX1
1JG

United Kingdom


 

t 01865 202021
eXstudio@mccurdyrussell.com


 

Printable map


 

                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                     

                                     

Tesco Stores


 

We were requested to undertake a detailed feasibility study and analysis of a
major west London Transport Interchange, incorporating an underground station,
bus station, Tesco store, underground car park, Bingo Hall, 3000 m² of offices
and 7 stories of residential accommodation.

Bicester Park


 

We were employed by London & Metropolitan Estates to undertake the
masterplanning of their 12 ha site close to the M40 link in Bicester park.


 

We subsequently undertook the detailed design of two units on the site, one a
refrigerated warehouse of 90,000 ft² (8360 m²) for Bibby Distribution, and one
of 70,000 ft² (6500 m²) for Aura Books, both incorporating dock loading
facilities and two storey ancillary offices.

Greenford


 

70,000 ft² (6500 m²) of distribution warehouse with 10,000 ft² ancillary
showroom and offices for furniture supplier Bentley Design. The project was
designed with a castellated curved portal frame and incorporated 8 dock
levellers together with 2 level loading doors on a 4 acre site.

Bulls Bridge


 

Masterplanning and detailed design on 7 hectare (17 acre) site in West London
for Salmon Developments.

Greenford


 

Masterplanning of a 7 hectare (17 acre) site in West London for KBC Asset
Management.

Priory Park


 

Masterplanning of 14 hectare (35 acre) site in Maidstone to provide 37,000
(400,000 ft²) of B2/B8 buildings for KBC Asset Management.

WIM


 

Masterplanning for the 20 hectare (50 acre) Western International Market site
adjacent the M4 at Heathrow to create new market buildings and a 23,000 m²
(250,000 ft²) of distribution warehouse.

Charnham Park


 

Masterplanning and detailed design of a 3.5 hectare (9 acre) site in
Hungerford for Trencherwood Developments.

Bicester Park


 

Masterplanning of a 12 hectare (30 acre) site for London & Metropolitan
Estates.

Waitrose


 

The brief was to incorporate a 2300 m² (25,000 ft²) retail foodstore on a
very constricted town centre conservation area site in Abingdon Oxfordshire. The
foodstore, with its associated warehousing and offices, occupies the site of the
old MG car plant, and the town's former railway station, and is immediately
opposite the Vale of White Horse District Council offices. The site was zoned as
an area of Urban Regeneration, having remained largely derelict for a number of
years.


 

The Local Authority design brief required a high quality building to form a
key role in the redevelopment of a substantial part of the town centre, and to
bring the bonus of a large scale foodstore right in the heart of the town, yet
accessible to a wide area of population.


 

The design was conceived as being essentially domestic in scale, with
extensive use of traditional hand-made bricks and plain clay tiles. External
columns are clad in stone or hand-made brick specials. The scale and bulk of
what is a large town centre building is reduced by extensive use of exposed
gables, both in timber and steel, which break down the mass of the roof area,
and also by variations in height of the various elements of the building.


 

The design and construction of the foodstore proved an instant success with
the occupiers, the public, and the Local Authority, so much so that, a year
after its completion in 1992, it received a Civic Trust Award.


 

The quality and nature of the distinctive design is such that it will not
date, will retain its appearance for a considerable period of time, and has been
so successful that an extension to the retail floorspace has recently been
added.

Reading


 

Conversion of 1600 m² (17,000 ft²) of office space to 14 flats.             
                    

Winchester


 

A development of four townhouses on a mature city centre site in the city of
Winchester for a local developer, Redminster Properties Limited. The design
draws on local influences, which, combined with contemporary detailing, brings
this traditional formal housing type into the modern age. Materials used reflect
those locally available, and have been selected to ensure this development,
whilst modern in feel, sits easily in its historical site.


 

The houses are generously proportioned in plan and section. The classic
concept of the drawing room at first floor has been adopted, which with its 2.7
m ceiling height offers bright, spacious accommodation; first floor roof
terraces leading from these rooms further enhance the feeling of space and
light. The modern mood is reinforced by blonde wood flooring and joinery, and
the selective use of glass block glazing for natural daylighting without loss of
privacy.


 

We also acted as Party Wall Surveyor on this project, involving negotiations
with four adjoining owners and their surveyors, preparation of schedule of
condition for each property, and final Party Wall Awards.


 

The same methodology which we applied throughout its sphere of services has
been brought to bear on this, with the emphasis on buildability, clear
communication and the realisation of our client's commercial
objectives.

Hendrick Avenue


 

Private house extension and major refurbishment.                            
     

Lymington


 

A commercial and residential development in the heart of the Lymington
Conservation area, incorporating 450 m² of commercial/ retail floorspace with 14
No 1 and 2 bed flats above.                                 

Bolnore Village


 

A project of detailed construction and Building Regulations drawings for a
large scale residential development by David Wilson Homes in Bolnore
Village.                                 

Totton


 

Construction of 9 houses, 4 flats and 6 business units.                      
          

Oxford


 

An individual detached private house designed on sustainable ecological
principles. This house incorporates ground source heat pump technology,
rainwater harvesting and solar collectors contained within the roof
finish.

Arnewood Court, Sway


 

Refurbishment and reconstruction of a listed 19th century mass concrete
former stables/laundry to form a 3700 ft² dwelling.

About us


 

McCurdy Russell Ltd. Architects, an RIBA Chartered Practice, were established
in early 2007 by Patrick Russell AA Dip RIBA who has been a partner in private
practice for over 25 years.


 

The Practice has a substantial depth of detailed design and construction
experience acquired over many years, including commercial, retail, industrial
and residential projects of up to £ 26,000,000 in value, with an extensive
client list drawn from the commercial and private sectors.


 

We are committed to providing a detailed range of Professional Services,
including Masterplanning, Architecture and Interior Design, and to taking pride,
care and not least enjoyment, in all the projects we undertake. We employ a
dedicated workforce which also takes great pleasure and satisfaction from
providing a practical, professional, service.


 

Quality and sustainability in design, combined with functional, operational
and energy efficiency are key factors in our approach.

Tesco/ Cineworld Leigh


 

A major Town Centre redevelopment for Salmon Harvester Properties Limited
comprising an 11,500 m2 Tesco Extra store, 7 screen Cineworld cinema, 4 food
retail units, a Petrol filling station and 800 car parking spaces in Spinning
Jenny Way Leigh, adjacent to the Town Centre.


 

Construction has just commenced on site in Leigh, where Planning Consent was
granted by Wigan Council last year for this multi million pound scheme.


 

The Tesco store is one of their earliest ‘Environmental Format’ stores, with
a glulam timber structural frame and larch timber cladding, exposed services and
an enclosing envelope with very high thermal performance.


 

The 7 screen Cineworld cinema has a capacity of 1306 people and incorporates
significant acoustic separation and performance in both the internal and
external fabric of the building.

Dovecot


 

A major remodelling and refurbishment of an existing residential barn
conversion in Church Stowe Northamptonshire. The project included the
installation of a new glass and steel mezzanine floor in a Grade II listed
dovecot to form additional living space and complete re-modelling of the
entrance hall kitchen and dining room.

Kirkfield Grassington


 

An individual, timber framed, stone faced, 3 bed private house in the
Yorkshire Dales National Park for which we recently received Planning Consent
from the National Park Authority.


 

This eco-house incorporates solar panels for domestic hot water,
photo-voltaic cells to power the ground source heat pumps for central heating
and sheep’s wool insulation in the wall cavities and roof space.

 

Neg Earth Ltd


 

A 5,200 m2 lighting rehearsal studio space in Concord Rd. Acton W. London


 

We were commissioned in 2009 to find a site in W London for a rehearsal
studio project for NegEarth Limited, a company specialising in stage lighting
installations for rock concerts, stage shows, and events. A number of sites were
evaluated and the site in Concord Rd eventually selected.


 

The building is a highly bespoke structure, with the rehearsal studio roof
designed to take point loads from lighting rigs of 5 tonnes on a 1.5m grid
across the entire roof area measuring 45m x 32m, at a height of 18m above floor
level. Access within the roof void is designed to facilitate the rigging of
lighting installations entirely without the need for harnesses. The external
fabric is designed to a very high standard of acoustic and thermal performance
to minimise any environmental impact and significantly reduce heating costs for
the large studio volume.


 

In addition to the studio space there are 6 no. ‘band rooms’ / changing
rooms, production offices, conference rooms and a catering facility capable of
seating 40 people.


 

There are dock loading facilities to accommodate 6 no articulated vehicles
permitting direct access to the studio space for the loading and unloading of
equipment. In addition there is 1,500m2 of ancillary storage space.


 

The conference rooms, with their fully glazed external walls, are shaded by
means of powder coated aluminium ‘brise soleils’ to reduce solar gain on the
South and West elevations. The studio space is heated by underfloor heating
coils powered by roof mounted air source heat pumps.

How to contact us


 

Studios D+E
The Lion Brewery
St Thomas Street
Oxford
OX1
1JG

United Kingdom


 

t 01865 202021
eXstudio@mccurdyrussell.com


 

Printable map


 

                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                     

                                     

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