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  • 4 John Prince’s Street London W1G 0JL T. 020 7495 5755 F. 020 7491 4854 www.flacq.com FLACQ creates inspirational and sustainable environments. Our buildings and masterplans meet the most complex planning and design requirements. We are aspirational, challenging and collaborative in our approach to defining exceptional solutions. FLACQ has a reputation for design excellence and the highest standards of professional service in all sectors and scales of design, offering clients a complete range of design skills Including architecture, masterplanning, urban design and interiors. The practice’s strength lies in its director- led, strategic ability to lead teams in complex project environments and work collaboratively and rapidly to find creative and sustainable solutions. We produce designs that meet clients’ practical and financial requirements and make creative, thoughtful contributions to the environment. Designing beautiful, vibrant urban environments and buildings that embody the highest environmental standards is our key objective at FLACQ. We aim to achieve this while enhancing the quality of life for people who live and work in our buildings. Sustainable design should not compromise levels of, environmental and architectural quality or personal mobility but quietly, efficiently and elegantly support these objectives. FLACQ has completed many prestigious projects for a client base comprising governments, commercial companies and private individuals. We have recently participated in invited competitions for Argent Group PLC, Stanhope PLC and Hammerson and enjoy the dialogue and challenges set by commercial clients. A scheme for 300 residential units on the Greenwich Peninsula for Crest Nicholson and MDL and a mixed use 100 unit, canal- side development for Countryside Properties are both underway. We are working with SKANSKA on a major BSF schools project in Bristol, and are retained by Lloyds of London as its architect. The practice’s design flair has been recognised in a number of international architecture competitions. FLACQ received a commendation for its submission for the London 2012 Olympic VeloPark design and has been chosen as an architect for the Athletes Village. FLACQ won the international design competition for the Central Promenade, Morecambe, for Urban Splash and was recently short-listed in the RIBA competitions for Birnbeck Island, Weston- Super-Mare and Lex Walsall.
  • MASTERPLANNING Masterplanning Often misunderstood as shapemaking at a grand scale, FLACQ understands that the most intelligent masterplans can only emerge from a truly thorough multidisciplinary approach. The best solutions are found through the complex interplay and balance of transport, density and balance of uses. The form and disposition of the individual buildings within the plan will be influenced by the topography, local climate, green spaces, hydrology and relevant natural features. Key to creating a long-term sustainable plan is an understanding of how the proposals can expand and change over time, flexibility at an urban level is as important as within the built form itself.
  • MASTERPLANNING Making a place Central Promenade Morecambe FLACQ’s scheme for the Central Promenade site provides a setting for the restored 1930’s Midland Hotel and spearheads Morecambe’s regeneration. A phased mixed-use development creates a new vibrant heart to Morecambe, all connected by a boardwalk. Fingers of development spring from a new public open space offering a clear organisational hierarchy as well as shelter from the elements. Connectivity between the town centre and seafront is improved and phasing allows a flexible approach. FLACQ’s approach recognises that the project will be dependent on the commercial viability of the various components. The provision of hotel accommodation, private housing and a ring of retail and leisure activities will cross subsidise significant and lasting public realm improvements, all of which are designed to meet the expectations of a wide range of user groups. The design allows for flexibility particularly given the uncertainties in the local commercial market and seeks to ‘make a place’ during the first of four building phases. RIBA Competitions winning scheme 2005. Client: Urban Splash Stages: A-D Value: £65M View slide
  • MASTERPLANNING High density living around a new neighbourhood square Leicester Waterside The Waterside Regeneration Area is located to the west of Leicester City Centre. FLACQ’s vision creates a high-density, mixed-use residential neighbourhood that responds to its historic connection with the River Soar and Grand Union Canal. The 1.25 hectare site is flanked by a disused viaduct. The scheme revitalizes a series of Victorian railway arches to house cafes, shops and gallery/studio spaces along one side of a major new public open space. 600 apartments, duplexes and townhouses provide mixed tenure accommodation above the daytime facilities. Secure parking is planned at ground floor level and in a stand- alone building. Planning consent achieved March 2007. Client: Leicester Regeneration Company Stages: A-D Value: £50M View slide
  • MASTERPLANNING Mixed use waterfront scheme Lex Walsall FLACQ has been short-listed, from 137 entrants, for an RIBA international open competition to advance designs for a canalside mixed use development in the heart of Walsall. The peninsula scheme, on the junction of 2 canal branches, exploits its position at the western end of a wider masterplan and forms a foil to the new Walsall Art Gallery. A proposed hotel and commercial building are prominent on the busier roadside with a residential block and cultural building on the waterside frontages. The idea of semi public spaces cut into the buildings is tested and a stepped form expresses the notion of a carved urban block opening up to the water. Client: Urban Splash Stages: Competition Value: £32- 42M
  • MASTERPLANNING A new destination St Botolph’s Cultural Quarter, Colchester FLACQ was short listed with Countryside Properties to design a mixed use development for the St Botolph’s area of Colchester. The development includes 130 residential units, shops, bars, cafes, arts studios, a boutique hotel and a new public open space. Small businesses and studios provide a daytime use and active frontages at ground level. The environmental strategy maximises daylight and the use of recycled, naturally insulated, low embodied energy and local materials. Solar collectors on the south facing roofs are combined with a bio-fuels energy centre. Client: Countryside Properties Stages: A-C Value: £75M
  • MASTERPLANNING Affordable infrastructure for sustainable living Central Campus Chelmsford FLACQ is part of the masterplanning team seeking to deliver a mixed-use scheme on the former Anglia Ruskin University site, adjacent to Chelmsford’s main railway station. The scheme seeks to reinforce existing connections between the commercial and civic centres, and then onto the park and Essex County Cricket ground to the south. The mixed-use proposal provides in excess of 800 homes, a hotel, an extra care facility and retail/commercial spaces. A series of new open spaces is created providing identifiable neighbourhoods and a new urban park. FLACQ is also engaged on detailed proposals for the east side of the site which includes the development of existing buildings within the Conservation Area and proposals for new buildings with a range of uses. Client: Genesis Housing/Hill Residential Stages: A-D Value: £75-£125m
  • MASTERPLANNING Destination Weston- Super-Mare Birnbeck Island and Pier A low impact, sustainable development to regenerate Birnbeck Island and Pier using the site’s natural resources to heat, cool, filter, cleanse and grow. The scheme celebrates local traditions whilst ringing in the new. The development features vibrant public spaces and a collection of markets, restaurants, bars, independent retailers and a music venue for festivals and concerts. There are excellent coastal views from permanent earth sheltered dwellings nestled into the mainland hill, with the island’s natural qualities enhanced through a sensitive landscape of mud-scapes, reed beds, sea pools and mollusc beds. RIBA competition shortlist 2008. Client: Urban Splash Stages: A-B
  • MASTERPLANNING Muntazah Street, Masterplan, Doha The masterplan vision for the Muntazah Area in Doha had been established .The feasibility study focused on a single urban block, bounded on 2 sides by busy roads, in which a vibrant mix of uses was envisaged. The vision for the site included a conference hotel and serviced apartments, residential, retail and office buildings creating courtyard areas of different character by arranging the buildings in response to context and use. The quieter roads give access to the residential areas with the more prominent hotel and commercial uses flanking the main streets. A leisure courtyard and sports club forms the heart of the scheme with basement parking serving all buildings directly. The study was undertaken by Marcus Lee of FLACQ with Finlay Harper Porter Hadife Floor area 115,000 sq m
  • MASTERPLANNING Integrating Landscape and Architecture Olympic VeloPark, London 2012 FLACQ was shortlisted to design the Olympic VeloPark for the London 2012 Games. The design aims to create a world-class cycling venue that is deliverable, cost- efficient and provides a positive contribution to the legacy urban strategy. Strong environmental credentials are achieved through the use of appropriate materials and services strategy. The scheme locates the Velodrome as the northern gateway building to the Olympic Park, with all of the cycling facilities rearranged within the urban plan to give the building a powerful presence. London 2012 competition shortlist 2007. Client: Olympic Delivery Authority Stages: A-B Value: £45M
  • MASTERPLANNING Belvederes and boats Marine Wharf, Deptford FLACQ’s feasibility study for Marine Wharf creates a new linear park and pedestrian link along the course of the disused Surrey Canal. The masterplan provides a transition between the geometry of the Canal and the established grain of docks and wharves. A new residential quarter with a commercial square breathes new life into a redundant brownfield site. The use of ‘belvederes’ in varying heights and forms, atop a strong five storey base, offers a relevant architectural response to the site’s context and the client’s aspirations for a high density development. Client: Berkeley Homes Stages: A-B Value: £68 million
  • MASTERPLANNING An uninterrupted landscape Hillside Masterplan, Umbria FLACQ‘s feasibility study and concept design for a new Spa, Hotel, Villa and Townhouse development in Umbria responds to the existing landscape. The site is 225 hectares of mixed woodland and agricultural land and is centered around a 15th century forte and castello. The existing buildings have fallen into disrepair but retain their magnificent hilltop presence. The project is designed to be an exemplar environmental development seeking to minimise disruption to the existing natural landscape and native habitats. Small clusters of new buildings, of a similar scale to a typical Italian village, are embedded into the landscape close to the existing woodlands, concealed from the main approach and respectful of the historic viewing corridors of the forte. The use of green roofs, rainwater harvesting and recycling, solar, thermal, geothermal, local labour and materials have been explored during feasibility stage. Client: Amoria Stages: A-B Value: £54 million
  • MASTERPLANNING Touching the ground lightly Alentejo, Portugal FLACQ‘s feasibility study and concept design for a new eco tourism / high quality residential and working farm responds to the existing landscape. The site is 900 hectares of mixed woodland and agricultural land and is centered around a lakes and gentle rolling hills of beautiful farmland and cork / holm trees. The existing buildings have fallen into disrepair but retain their magnificent hilltop presence. An extremely exciting project of the highest architectural quality with a serious environmental agenda creating tourism in the most sustainable way. Client: Amoria Stages: A-B Value: Undisclosed
  • MASTERPLANNING Flexible public space Brown Hart Gardens FLACQ’s proposal for Grosvenor Investments celebrates the existing structure while providing new facilities and flexible spaces for cultural events and entertainment. A fixed arch provides cover to the restaurant and a strong marker to Brown Hart Gardens, encouraging daytime use. The arch is planted on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. A series of moveable arches – a ‘nest of tables’ – provide a flexible space for exhibitions or one off events. When not in use the moveable arches stack to one side allowing quiet enjoyment of the space Client: Grosvenor Investments Value : £5million Stages: A-D
  • MASTERPLANNING Working with Urban Splash Stalybridge FLACQ’s proposal for developers Urban Splash reinforces the industrial past of this urban site in North West England. Conversion of an old textile mill building to residential usage and provision of new build units with river and canal views is coupled with significant infrastructure improvements. Client: Urban Splash Stages: A-C Value: £35 million Ancoats Feasibility study to assess development options for New Islington. Undertaken whilst at Richard Rogers Partnership. Project leaders - Marcus Lee and James Finestone. River Irwell An award winning scheme for a mixed- use development seeking to establish a destination from the first phase of construction. A landscape bund wall creates a natural buffer around the site. All apartments benefit from both private balcony spaces and semi private courtyards. A public square leading to the riverside path provides a ten minute walk to central Manchester. Client: Urban Splash Stages: A-C Value: £38 million
  • MASTERPLANNING Sustainable masterplan in the Sierra Nevada Granada, Spain The long term masterplan for an exceptional stretch of mountainside on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. A highly sustainable, mixed use residential development focused around a golf course, water theme park and public open spaces. Landscape and water are key features in a development plan for 5000 homes and community uses which seeks to enhance the contoured topography and rich natural setting. Client: Private
  • MASTERPLANNING Sustainable communities Bjorvika, Oslo The masterplan for East Oslo is facilitated by a tunnel that removes the main road circulation from the sea edge. The plan structures a new dense mixed use city extension around a new piazza to provide a local focus for the development. The radial network of streets maximises the incredible views to the sea and allows some canals to reach deep into the city. This project was undertaken at Richard Rogers Partnership. Parc Bit, Mallorca A dense, mixed use development for 5000 inhabitants in the hills of Mallorca is being built for IT and technical businesses. The built form follows the contours of the land and harnesses the local resources of wind and water, preserving the ecological value of the landscape. This project was undertaken at Richard Rogers Partnership. Almada Docks, Lisbon This regeneration of a disused shipyard and industrial land on the South side of the River Tejo reconnects Almada with land previously OPPOSITE: disconnected from the urban centre. A Parc Bit, Mallorca high quality mixed use and high density development is structured around the water. TOP: An integrated public transport system creates Bjorvika, Oslo stunning new neighbourhoods for living and working. BOTTOM: Almada Docks, This project was undertaken at Richard Lisbon Rogers Partnership.
  • MASTERPLANNING New Urban Quarters Central Campus, Chelmsford The Masterplan for 700 new homes, offices, retail, arts and small business spaces in the centre of Chelmsford aims to establish a new, vibrant quarter of the city. A central landscaped space and green bridge to the park make a fantastic focal space that is well integrated to the existing urban fabric. Undertaken whilst at Richard Rogers Partnership. Project Leaders: Marcus Lee / James Finestone Client: Countryside Properties Plc Stages: A-C Fairfield Halls, Croydon The renovation and extension of the Fairfield Halls is a focal point for the regeneration of this under-utilised part of the centre of Croydon. The Concert Hall, new homes and retail space are connected to the city with a new landscaped space and link to the park under the ring road. Undertaken at Richard Rogers Partnership. Project Leaders: Marcus Lee / James Finestone Client: Countryside Properties Plc Stages: A-C Guildford Exchange A new Station Concourse and Public OPPOSITE: Transport Interchange reconnects Guildford, Chelmsford previously split by the railway cutting. The mix of residential, office and retail space TOP: creates a new live/work neighbourhood in Chelmsford the centre of town. MIDDLE: Undertaken at Richard Rogers Partnership. Fairfield Halls, Project Leaders: Marcus Lee / James Croydon Finestone BOTTOM: Client: Countryside Properties Plc Guildford Exchange Stages: A-C
  • RESIDENTIAL Residential We design cohesive, flexible homes that reflect our clients’ wishes and needs. Whether designing individual houses or large, urban housing schemes, we seek to create great places to live that respond positively to the local context. We are interested in the interaction of materials, light and space in domestic environments and in the relationship between the interior environment and the great outdoors. The ability to change the size and use of spaces either dynamically or permanently is a constant consideration in making tailored solutions. FLACQ takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. We encourage clients to balance the environmental impact of a project through careful analysis and balancing against an agreed cost plan.
  • RESIDENTIAL Working within a masterplan East Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula Part of the Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan this mixed tenure residential building provides 300 units and is situated between North Greenwich Station and the Riverboat Pontoon. A rind of townhouses at street level, with apartment blocks rising to 23 storeys. Roof gardens, raised courtyards and balconies create a range of external spaces from which to enjoy the riverside setting, with landscaping responding to the local environment: a graduated planting scheme leading from the exposed riverside setting to the sheltered courtyard spaces at second level. The design makes reference to its riverside location, from a colour palette derived from river vessels to the shapes of stacked shipping containers. Client: Crest Nicholson / MDL Stages: A-L Value: £55M
  • RESIDENTIAL Securing the future for community facility Crown & Manor Boys Club, Hackney A new sports facility, with multi-use indoor games court, gym and social spaces for the Crown and Manor Boys Club, topped by 105 residential units designed to maximise daylight, privacy and views over the adjoining Regents Canal. The scheme aims to replace ageing and outdated facilities and, through an increased density of residential accommodation appropriate to the site’s location, to establish a trust fund to finance the Boys Club’s future activities. Client: Countryside Properties PLC Stages: A-D Value: £12M
  • RESIDENTIAL A landmark building Kings Cross Building T1 A mixed use building in the new Kings Cross Masterplan: a new Energy Centre, multi storey car park, a residential ‘wrap’ and an active roof including a running track and environmental systems. FLACQ’s proposal provides a safe environment and a pleasant, user-friendly car parking facility. The external ‘railway face’ of the car park is characterised by a mesh of coloured fins; the residential wrap or ‘city face’ is animated by balconies. Client: Argent Stages: A-B Value: £30M
  • RESIDENTIAL Mixed use scheme delivery Potsdammer Platz, Berlin This dynamic reinterpretation of the Berlin Block is given a new multi-use layering by integrating the built form with a three dimensional landscape. The design has strong ecological imperatives, in terms of low energy use, shading and landscape. Undertaken with Richard Rogers Partnership. Client: Daimler Chrysler Stages: A-L Value: £30M
  • RESIDENTIAL Zallaq Beach Hotel, Bahrain The 5 star hotel is designed in a stepped crescent form so that all 250 rooms with balconies have sweeping views of the sea. The form of the building is designed to maximize the views for each suite while maintaining visual privacy. The curved timber lattice roof forms a grand mushrabiya that shades the penthouse suites and pools while giving the hotel its distinctive form.
  • RESIDENTIAL Maximising potential on a tight urban site Murray Mews, Camden A new build, light filled house in North London, designed to adapt to the changing needs of a growing family by providing flexible bedrooms, play and study spaces. A large open plan, double height living/ dining and kitchen space is overlooked by a play deck. High-level terraces combined with a small garden add to a sense of space and encourage outdoor living. A central block-work shaft creates a staggered void, enabling light to pass through the core of the building. The house opens at the rear through sliding glass doors and windows (treated to reduce winter energy loss) creating light filled accommodation and the illusion of greater space. Client: Private Stages: A-L Value: £250,000
  • RESIDENTIAL Adjustable family home Orleston Mews, Islington A timber framed house in Islington designed a strong environmental agenda. The fluid design allows for change over time and eventual deconstruction and recycling of components. Low energy materials, high levels of insulation and a wood chip boiler for low energy use all combine to make an environmentally aware building. Client: Private Stages: A-L Value: £250,000
  • RESIDENTIAL A Kit of Parts with an Environmental Agenda Rowe Lane, Hackney The spirit of the Californian case study houses and the simplicity of Japanese domestic architecture inspired this project where flexibility and buildability were key criteria. FLACQ and Arup evolved a bespoke timber frame kit whose modular approach facilitated a fast build programme. An open plan living space connects to front and back outdoor space with cellular bedrooms formed within the frame module. Changing family requirements are accommodated through demountable partitioning and non-reliance on load- bearing walls. Environmental credentials are high: a timber pellet boiler heats the house, adjacent tree foliage provides natural shading, cooling is achieved through cross ventilation. Client: Private Stages: A-L Value: £300,000
  • RESIDENTIAL Encouraging outdoor living Melbury Road Complete remodeling of a west London townhouse, within a conservation area, featuring a full width extension at lower ground floor level. Formal living spaces are grouped at ground level leading down to a large family room. In addition to full height glazing, roof lights and a frameless bay window provide natural light to the new family living and dining spaces. Client: Private Stages: A-L Value: £2M
  • RESIDENTIAL California comes to Dulwich Dulwich Pool House A conversion of a neo-Georgian house in Dulwich creates a revitalised space for stylish family living. A fully glazed extension leading out to a timber deck and slate lined swimming pool, and shocking pink walls à la Luis Baragán set the scene, with external fireplace and framed views to the garden beyond. Extensive remodelling of the existing ground floor creates a multifunctional space with backlit bar and kitchen, a freestanding fireplace and family dining and sitting areas. Roof lights provide natural illumination and existing windows are treated to resemble large picture frames. Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award, Finalist FX Awards. Client: Private Stages: A-L Value: £1M
  • COMMERCIAL Commercial FLACQ understands the prime drivers behind commercial buildings but is also aware that different clients, markets and locations will often require very different responses. We spend time assimilating the client’s requirements before proposing solutions. We look for ways to make commercial buildings as efficient as possible while balancing the needs to make them sustainable and future-proof. We make buildings that can change and adapt to future changes in the market. We look for ways to make the user experience in our buildings as enjoyable as possible, giving identity to the working space, the tenancy and the building as a whole. FLACQ believes that strong commercial architecture should make a positive contribution to the wider context of a city and offer significant benefits to the public realm.
  • COMMERCIAL A new civic building Elisabeth House Manchester A new corner office building facing onto St Peter’s Square in the centre of Manchester. A mix of restaurant, retail and entrance spaces at ground floor combines with improvements to St Peter’s Square to create an animated public realm. The ordered façade features double height skycourts which address key city views and provide a variety of internal office spaces. The flexible footprint allows for split tenancies across and between floor plates. Client: Argent Estates Stages: A-B Value: £50M
  • COMMERCIAL Reinforcing the brand LLOYD’S London FLACQ was commissioned by LLOYD’S to look at ways of adapting its iconic building on Lime Street to reflect two decades of organisational change. A reassessment of internal space and adjustments to circulation through the building, coupled with a proposed external reception area, revealed how LLOYD’S could release additional floor space. FLACQ has been retained by LLOYD’S to advise on the future of the LLOYD’S building and its listed status. Client: LLOYD’S of London Stages: A-B Value: £20M
  • COMMERCIAL A 24 hour building Channel 4 An initial feasibility study led to a commission to upgrade a number of public spaces within Channel 4’s Horseferry Road headquarters building. The new restaurant and bar reflects Channel 4’s re-branding and includes a combination of open public areas and more intimate spaces. ‘Bookend’ bar elements address the 24-hour working cycle within the building. Times Gestener Award Winner Client: Channel 4 Stages: A-B Value: £500,000
  • TRANSPORT Transport FLACQ understands the complexity of transport design and have the ability to think strategically and rapidly to evolve the best solutions. We are experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams of consultants, to achieve the best results. Whether working on international airport terminals or bus /rail interchanges, we apply rigor and expertise to understand and integrate the technical, administrative and retail requirements – maintaining an overview to ensure that the passenger experience is optimised.
  • MASTERPLANNING A landmark building Belfast Transport Interchange FLACQ and Atkins are working together on a significant regeneration urban design project for Belfast. The feasibility for redeveloping and re- orientating the Great Victoria Street Station and its hinterland offers the opportunity to establish a new state of the art public transport interchange. This mixed use scheme will serve as a new gateway to Belfast offering much improved train and bus commuter facilities, while also creating a sense of place, clearer way-finding and a vibrant public realm. The project intends to fully integrate the passenger flows into the fabric of the city and explore the scope for other uses in and around the station area. The study will also consider the possibilities of the central station and how the potential redevelopment of the two terminuses might jointly benefit one another. Client: Atkins / Nithco Stages: A-B Value: Undisclosed
  • TRANSPORT A key transport hub Finsbury Park The scheme integrates an existing low rise medium density context with high rise buildings exploiting views and adding value. New retail and travel concourse space responds to the footfall of new passenger flows. Finsbury Park City North Site is fundamentally a regeneration project. Its siting adjacent to a major rail, bus and underground interchange justifies the tall building proposal as a marker for a key transport hub. RIBA Competition shotlist. Client: BDCG Stages: Competition Value: £70M
  • TRANSPORT A new arrival City Transport Interchange A sculptural building that combines the vertical interchange between London Underground and the new St Pancras International with the station’s primary retail and catering outlets. The smooth curved shell encloses shops, restaurants and cafes and surrounds a seating area with views over the main concourse. The building nestles below the grand roof and forms an animated, dynamic counterpoint to the formal renewed splendor of the renovated Western Range buildings. Developed in conjunction with John McAslan and Partners, architects for the Kings Cross redevelopment site. Client: Network Rail / Arup Stages: C-F Value: £10M
  • TRANSPORT A major transport interchange Ebbsfleet The design for a campus of buildings exploring several alternative approaches to creating a new public space outside Ebbsfleet International. Proposals combine 75-100,000 sq ft of commercial space, 150 residential apartments, an 80 bed hotel and the requirement for 2000 car parking spaces in a multi storey structure. The preferred proposal forms cluster blocks around the new square providing discrete but clear access to the parking. This frames the public space with a series of buildings rather than making a single high block. Client: Land Securities Stages: Competition shortlist
  • TRANSPORT A retail focus Aberdeen Gateway FLACQ’s light filled scheme for Aberdeen Gateway creates a focal point for residents and visitors to the city. The new form creates a limb between the railway station, a new shopping centre and the city beyond. An open top provides natural ventilation and acts as a window to the external conditions. Client: Hammerson Stages: A-B Value: £10M
  • TRANSPORT Airport Collaboration Domedodevo The proposal is for a private jet terminal that will extend the current airport by providing discrete, weather protected fast and convenient access for customers. The building includes a covered heated drop-off reception space with private pilot meeting points and covered access to the jets under a great sweeping roof that embraces the entrance and the hangars. There will be capacity for serving up to 40 airplanes up to the size of a 737. In association with YRM Architects. Stages: A-C Value; £25M
  • TRANSPORT Creative connections Heathrow Terminal 1 All 4 FLACQ directors have been closely involved with a number of Airport buildings at all stages of design and delivery including Terminal 1 International Departures Lounge, Europier and the Flight Connections Centre. James Finestone and Kim Quazi were project architects for Europier. Marcus Lee and Hal Currey led the IDL and FCC projects. All these projects were undertaken whilst at Richard Rogers Partnership. Client: BAA Heathrow Terminal 5 FLACQ directors gained high level airport planning expertise during the course of the project through multiple study trips OPPOSITE: and feasibility projects on major airports Heathrow T5 worldwide. TOP: Marcus Lee led the T5 competition in 1989 Heathrow T1 and he and James Finestone went on to front the project from feasibility through to delivery MIDDLE: stages. Flight Connections Centre, T1 Work on Terminal 5 was undertaken whilst at Richard Rogers Partnership. BOTTOM: Europier, T1 Client: BAA
  • TRANSPORT Stirling Prize winner Barajas Airport, Madrid The new terminal layout was conceived as an expression of the processing functions of an airport. A modular system of building components was developed to accommodate the flexible needs of a 30 MPPA terminal. The check-in, security, passport control and departure lounges are organised across canyon spaces lighting the baggage reclaim and immigration areas. This diagram later informed the Heathrow Terminal 5 designs. Marcus Lee was competition architect for the project whilst at Richard Rogers Partnership.
  • INTERIORS Interiors FLACQ works hard to make interior spaces and fit-out designs that reflect the aspirations and core values of our clients. We assess options with the client that encourage lateral thinking and allows the team to find the right way of allocating the budget so that emphasis is put in the right places. We make intensive use of 3 dimensional tools whether physical models, or computer visualizations, to help the client understand the spaces and the way in which they will be used.
  • INTERIORS Grand Buildings fit out Marakon Associates FLACQ has a continuing relationship with Marakon Associates. Work has included a series of fit out projects addressing the reception area and a full overhaul of the 20,000 sq ft floor plate overlooking Trafalgar Square. Short listed for the AJ Small Projects Award. Included in the Times Gestener Collection. Client: Marakon Associates Stages: A-L Value: £500,000 Spark & EO Headquarters A 20,000 sq ft fit out of developer space for venture capitalists and online share dealing company near Regent Street, London. Views across the transparent boardroom to the main office space show the business in action. Included in the Times Gestener Collection. Client: New Media Spark Stages: A-L Value: £500,000
  • INTERIORS Furniture as fabric Bodas Three award-winning projects for Bodas achieve maximum impact for minimum budget. Fit outs are designed to be flexible and provide the best possible use of small spaces. Each unit has a branded Bodas wall that both advertises the product and provides substantial display and storage space. Client: Bodas Stages: A-L Value: £30,000
  • INTERIORS Strengthening the brand Senova Dental Studios FLACQ has delivered a suite of new surgeries, spa facilities and office spaces for Senova Dental. The client’s brief embraced two considerations: a peaceful, comfortable internal environment in keeping with Senova’s contemporary style and strong professional reputation; and an eye catching street frontage to enhance the image of the practice and to attract clients. In response FLACQ has grouped the ten surgeries around a central sterilisation area allowing discrete access to each treatment room for staff. This allows the front of house spaces to be simple and uncluttered. A billboard style façade incorporating screens for promotional videos makes the most of the practice’s city centre location. Competition Winning Scheme. Client: Senova Dental Stages: A-L Value: £700,000
  • EDUCATION Education FLACQ applies urban design principals to the complexities of design for the education sector. The aim is to find creative, flexible responses to these intricate, fast moving environments coupled with pragmatic design solutions to complicated practical issues. The results are clear, accessible, user- friendly buildings that are joyful and supportive as learning environments. Clear identification and ‘ownership’ of the constituent parts of the school by the many student and staff groups is integral to this approach. Emphasis is placed on creating legible movement patterns and open, safe and flexible layouts. Well organised, simple structural and service distribution systems help anticipate change and ensure the useful lifespan of the buildings. The design approach seeks to reinforce the position of the school as a centre of local community activity. We work closely with the consultant team to give the client the best advice on all aspects of environmental impact and sustainability. BREEAM / LEED assessments are commonplace and we always aim for excellent ratings.
  • EDUCATION A community of schools within one campus Brislington Enterprise College A new secondary school, 6th form and special needs school replacing the existing BEC 1960’s campus as a part of the Building Schools for the Future programme for Bristol. The site is sandwiched between the existing BEC campus, which remains open during the build, and the edge of the green belt. The school is arranged over two floors in a crescent of buildings along an internal street. A sports hall and assembly building act as bookends to the scheme, with classroom groupings or houses located to the quieter side of the site. Year groups have their own identity within the five house blocks and the 6th Form, Business Centre and Special Needs unit all have their own discrete entrances. The budget provision is £130 per square foot, and within these cost parameters emphasis has been given to providing as much daylight as possible to the circulation spaces High environmental objectives are achieved with almost complete natural ventilation, a biomass boiler and rainwater harvesting system. This project is one of four projects being delivered for Bristol Education Authority in association with Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Client: SKANSKA Stages: C-L Value: £23M
  • EDUCATION Building schools for the future Thamesview School Thamesview School provides 850 pupil places and a sixth form in a bold new building that is open, light and very flexible. A new teaching philosophy is supported by the arrangement of the school with open plan, project based learning areas and independent domains. The domains are arranged around the central space which is the focus of school life providing the setting for theatre, meetings, exhibitions and performances. FLACQ worked with SKANSKA on the bid for Kent Building Schools for the Future. TOP: Ground floor plan Client: SKANSKA Stages: A-D BOTTOM: Value: £13M First floor plan
  • EDUCATION Remodelling a listed school building Eveline Lowe Primary School FLACQ was short listed in the RIBA competition to remodel Eveline Lowe Primary School in Southwark. An innovative, robust and environmentally sustainable solution retains the essence of the existing Grade II listed building while providing new teaching accommodation to meet current high standards of lighting, ventilation and environmental design. In order to apply a light touch to the modification of the listed structure, and to minimise construction time and disruption to the existing school, early consideration was given to modern methods of construction. Classroom units are fabricated off-site and transported as flat pack assemblies to be quickly erected with service provisions, finishes and external cladding already incorporated. Newly formed outside spaces include timber structures, benching, an amphitheatre and a tranquil ecological garden to create a variety of external learning zones within close proximity to the classrooms. Client: Southwark Council Stages: Competition Value: £5M
  • EDUCATION Changing spaces Mossbourne Community Academy FLACQ has undertaken a programme to increase the capacity of some of the teaching spaces at Mossbourne Community Academy, sponsored by Sir Clive Bourne. We have worked sympathetically with the award winning design, for which James Finestone was project architect at Richard Rogers Partnership. The design features a prefabricated laminated softwood structure and concrete floors to brace the frame, allowing all teaching spaces to be cooled passively. Client: Mossbourne Community Academy Stages: C-E Value: £200,000
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