Cambridge | 9 May 2019
We are delighted that the Stapleford Granary study centre for the arts and music has won an 2019 RIBA East Award at last night’s ceremony. We are very proud to be the only practice to have won an RIBA East award for the last two consecutive years. Last year, our New Library for the University of Bedfordshire was awarded the prize.
“This is an impressive project that unites disparate parts of the range and phases have been knitted together to make a convincing and coherent whole. It is only by looking at the ‘before’ photographs that it was possible to gauge the extent of the transformation; from tumbledown outbuildings to a well-cared for courtyard and arts centre.” RIBA
Cambridge | 17 April 2019
MCW’s Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton received top industry recognition from the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) by winning the AUDE University Impact Initiative of the Year Award.
Terry Neville, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Northampton, said: “We are delighted to have won the University Impact Initiative of the Year Award. Waterside has been a mammoth undertaking over seven years and has resulted in a neglected brownfield site being transformed into a massively successful and impressive new campus which is a credit to all of those involved, the University and Northampton itself. The project hasn’t simply been a new campus development but has facilitated a radical re-engineering of the institution in terms of both teaching methodology and governance structures.”
“Many people have been following this project since it first came onto the collective sector radar some years ago,” said Jane White of AUDE. “We’re delighted to see it come to fruition so brilliantly. The numbers here are radical – particularly around space saved, and inevitably, running costs reduced. There needs to be real clarity of purpose to achieve that, and here that has been around a focus on teaching ahead of more traditionally ‘governance’ structures, and a determination to break down silos. It has been a huge collaborative task that Northampton can be proud of, as can the contractors, architects and project managers involved. Waterside is genuinely a great thing for the town.”
Cambridge | 9 April 2019
MCW’s New Library for the University of Bedfordshire has been featured in the Book Publication ‘building the future - educational architecture’ which is published in English and German by the Deutscher Architektur Verlag.
Cambridge | 6 March 2019
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the BD Higher Education Architect of the Year Award 2019. Organised by BD, the AYAs are distinguished from other architectural awards by virtue of honouring overall achievement within a particular sector. This provides a truly meaningful premise on which to compare the work of different architects.
Cambridge | 6 March 2019
MCW’s Learning Hub and Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton have been featured in Architecture Today Magazine. You can read the full article online under the following link.
Cambridge | 22 February 2019
We are delighted that four of our projects have been shortlisted for this year's RICS Awards. Three projects for the University of Northampton have been shortlisted for RICS East Midlands Awards. The Learning Hub in the Design through Innovation category, the Engine Shed in the Building Conservation category and the Waterside Campus in the Regeneration Category. The Stapleford Granary study centre for the arts and music has been shortisted for the RICS East of England Awards in the Community Benefit Category.
Cambridge | 07 January 2019
MCW’s foot and cycle bridge for the University of Northampton Waterside Campus, as well and Stapleford Granary, centre for the arts and music, have both been shortlisted for the RIBAJ MacEwen Award 2019. The Award recognises architecture (with engineering and landscape) for 'the common good', looking for built projects that are of real and demonstrable benefit to society.