Planning Granted for Canada Water Masterplan
We are delighted that Southwark Council has resolved to grant planning permission for British Land’s Canada Water masterplan. MRG Studio provided landscape support to Morris + Company’s scheme for Plot K1 – streetscape and a courtyard garden looking out on to the Russia Dock Woodland for 79 affordable new homes. The landscape creates sense of place drawing from natural and cultural heritage of the site, with a strong relationship between the open courtyard and the Woodland. We look forward to developing our landscape proposals in the next design stages!
Planning Granted for East Oxford Street
We are thrilled that our project on East Oxford Street has been granted planning permission. AHMM architects have led the redevelopment of a site at 29-43 Oxford Street and 17-19 Soho Square. We have designed a rooftop garden to provide a quiet retreat for local residents and workers, a refuge from the noise and congestion of East Oxford Street and Soho Square Gardens.
The upper terrace on Level 8 will feel open to the sky and the city from its elevation above the surrounding streets. The lower garden on Level 7 will feel sheltered and intimate, with more lush planting and smaller seating areas. As always, it has been a pleasure to work with our colleagues at AHMM Architects and DP9 and we look forward to start work on the next stages!
Planning Approval for Tide Mills Footbridge
MRG Studio is thrilled to announce that planning approval has been granted for the Tide Mills Bridge in East Sussex. We have designed a landscape to feel as though it has always been there, a subtle adjustment to the existing vegetation to take advantage of the new daily and seasonally shifting conditions of light and shade, exposure and shelter, for the benefit of visitors and local wildlife alike.
Planning Approval for Woolbeding Glasshouse and Gardens
MRG Studio is pleased to announce that planning approval has been granted for the Woolbeding Glasshouse and Gardens in a National Trust site in the South Downs National Park. The gardens will display planting from habitats along the historical Silk Route. We look forward to starting construction later this year!!
We are going to Mipim 2019
We are looking forward to speaking with architects and developers at Mipim2019 about the value of landscape and public realm design in developments. We're bringing the benefits of external landscapes right into our buildings. Do get in touch to arrange a meeting. See you in Cannes!
It is our fifth birthday!
We are delighted to have moved offices on MRG Studio’s fifth birthday. Our dynamic team is experienced in architecture, urban design, landscape and horticulture. Big thanks to all our wonderful clients and colleagues who have supported us so far. We look forward to many more years of exciting projects and collaborations
Woolbeding Glasshouse and Gardens submitted for planning
MRG Studio is pleased to have submitted planning for Woolbeding Glasshouse and Gardens, in a NationalTrust site in the South Downs National Park. It has been a pleasure to work with our colleagues from Heatherwick Studio, who lead the team and the design of the glasshouse, Fergus Garrett, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Atelier Ten, Stuart A Johnson, Tim O’Hare Associates and Irritech Ltd
The Kensington opens to the public
MRG Studio is pleased to announce our collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects for JCDecaux in West London which was unveiled to the public last week. "The Kensington" is a unique digital canvas on West Cromwell Road, set within a carefully considered landscape that connects the form and scale of the sculpture to its urban context.
Bernard Works wins NLA Award
MRG Studio is thrilled to announce that Bernard Works has won in the mixed use category at this year's NLA Awards. The awards recognise the very best projects across 15 sectors of the built environment that contribute to make London a better place to live, work, move around and socialise.
Planning approval for Bernard Works!
Duggan Morris Architects and MRG Studio have achieved planning consent for a new, mixed-use scheme in South Tottenham.
Jose Rosa and Jennifer Mui, Directors at MRG Studio said: “From the outset, we wanted to create a landscape scheme which would provide long-term, lasting benefit to the residents, community and visitors, reflective of the area’s rich industrial heritage. Our proposal focuses on a concept of working ‘habitats’ - habitats that work for humans, industry and the environment - each connected and mutually supportive. We are delighted that Bernard Works has been granted planning approval as an exciting and innovative new development with the end user strongly at its centre.”
We are hiring!
MRG Studio is growing and are looking for a recent landscape architecture or architect graduate to join our team. Ours is a small and fast-paced practice, a great place for a young designer to be involved in all aspects of the design process.
Candidates should have landscape design skills and sensibilities; excellent writing skills; proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and AutoCAD. An ability to work with 3D models (Rhino, Revit, etc) would be great.
UK work eligibility required, as are a collaborative spirit and capacity to work independently. We are now based in Clerkenwell and are keen to bring someone on as soon as possible.
Please contact us on email@example.com including your CV and portfolio.
West Cromwell Road, London
MRG Studio is pleased to be appointed by JCDecaux to undertake planting design for their flagship project on West Cromwell Road in London. We will be working closely with lead consultant Zaha Hadid Architects, the client and the contractors. Landscape construction is expected to take place this summer.
Bernard Works submitted for planning
We have been working with Duggan Morris Architect on the Bernard Works mixed use project. It is now with Haringey Council for planning permission!
Practical Completion for Newton Prep EYFS Playground
Children return to school today to a new planted setting for learning and playing. Many thanks to Frosts Landscapes — delightful to contractors to work with!
Newton Prep starts on site
Excavation has started at Newton Prep, where we are refurbishing the EYFS playground to create a softer, planted setting for learning, playing and daydreaming. It will also help the school present a warmer welcome to the community and help alleviate the effects of air pollution along the heavily trafficked Battersea Park Road. Stay tuned for updates throughout this summer!
KGX1 submitted to Camden Council for Reserved Matters approval
MRG Studio is pleased to support and be involved with the KGX1 project for Google, which has just been submitted to Camden Council for Reserved Matters approval.
Bernard Works public consultation
MRG Studio joined the first public consultation last night for Bernard Works, a new live-work development in South Tottenham led by Duggan Morris. Here is Jenn fielding landscape and public realm questions… Thanks to all who braved the rain to join us!
New landscape installation at 20 Old Bailey
We are delighted to be working with Acrylicize and Buckley Gray Yeoman architects to design a new internal landscape installation at Blackstone’s major refurbishment at 20 Old Bailey.
Detailed planning granted for Phase One of India Quay
Detailed planning has been granted for the first phase of India Quay Development in Edinburgh – we have enjoyed the journey with our colleagues at 7N Architects and hope to start the next stage soon!