Best Architecture Firm for Global Excellence 2017, UK Construction Adviser of the Year 2017, Best Architecture Firm W London 2017, Most Innovative Architecture Firm W London 2016
Value Enhancement and Inspiration. Paul Vick Architects’ approach identifies where value lies for you now and in the future. They work with you to create an architecture that addresses your changing business and wider values in cultural and commercial settings as well as a tailored approach to private work.
More than architecture. As well as being a very engaging way to work, this approach is focussed on improving your assets in the short and long term to give powerful legacy and commercial expediency.
The practice has a game changing approach. This has resulted in 100% planning permission record including with new build and listed buildings and those in Conservation Areas. Having won planning permission for over 100 projects, clients and their stakeholders have the confidence that their vision will be achieved. As RIBA Chartered architects a full service is brought to you.
Ongoing work includes a new identity and entrance for The Keats House Museum and Garden, W Hampstead London owned by Corporation of London and a new Memorial Space in W London with a relationship to the Nobel prize-winning poet WBYeats.
The new glazed ambulatory, reordering of the main west end entrance, new offices under the tower and new basement vestry at the grade 2 St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London achieved planning permission and faculty recently. The joining of two houses for a private collector in London including new dense storage, integrated display with garden room and basement for a private collector in W London is also ongoing.
The regeneration of the £24m, 20 acre grade 2 listed Royal Ordnance Depot in Northampton brings the firm’s wider and detailed experience to bear. The depot was located in the centre of the country to allow munitions to reach any coast quickly in the event of Napoleonic invasion. A spur of the Grand Canal was created down the middle of the site and is visible today. The proposed uses aim to appeal to both demographic need, make the most of the grade 2 listed asset and in a way that makes business sense. As well as a new visitor centre, the Depot includes change of use to offices and retail for creative businesses of approx. 7000sqm, 40 room boutique hotel, 80 room care home and 17 independent ‘close care’ living and low energy family homes.
The theatre, ICT and office scheme W London proposed a new model for professional and youth theatre and how this enables communication in many different formats. The practice was a finalist for Architect of the Year and the RIBA Regional Awards.
Also, ongoing is a new glass bridge and fit out for the expanding global HQ of a telecommunications company in London. As well as centralising the reception (and its staff costs), the new construction sets out an identity that emphasises connectivity whether this is in the highly visible lit glass bridge, the office desk layouts or the refectory and its ability for small or collective meeting. Particular art pieces from the founder’s collection are integrated with the outside and inside designs.
The Global Excellence Awards judges said ‘Paul Vick architects have a refreshingly new approach to legacy; whether obtaining value for clients’ architectural needs or always looking to make the cultural element relevant for today and tomorrow… the practice demonstrates a high level of flexibility and innovative thinking.’
Their Cambridge educated Founder and Director, Paul Vick, drafted the British Museum Spaceplan for the next 50-100years prior to setting up the practice 10 years ago. Please call to discuss your ideas. To know more about the projects go to: www.paulvick.co.uk/#Projects
“I spoke to Paul about developing …. St Paul’s in Knightsbridge, because I knew him to be an architect with experience of working on beautiful but also highly complex projects.
At St Paul’s, we felt that our architect would need breadth of experience as well as the ability to interpret our needs and pull together a clear vision from our disparate requirements. He would also need to be able to communicate with a number of different stakeholders, from local planners to the congregation.
Paul has listened and created an empathic and elegant solution for us, and a vision that was more than we had hoped for. I believe that the proposed development will help ensure that St Paul’s has a flourishing role in the future.”