News and Events
Woodlands Cancer Care
Martindales was appointed after a feasibility layout had been developed by the Hospitals Estates Management team proposing a new treatment facility constructed as an extension to the existing care centre which was to be retained and reconfigured as the clinic. We felt that the character of the site would suit a different built form and that the current design did not provide a sufficiently high quality environment.
Our proposal was to develop a plan based around a semi-circular form which provided a natural progression between waiting areas and treatment spaces. The main treatment lounge occupies half of the plan area and allows views out while at the same time providing privacy by virtue of the space being elevated in relation to the surrounding ground level. The conical roof provides an internal space that is well lit and spacious and benefits from a mixed-mode ventilation strategy which includes tempered air and temperature/humidity sensors linked to both low level and high level windows
Homerton Graduate Building
Works started on the new 124 bedroomed Homerton Graduate Building in 2015. Progress is now well under way with completion in September 2016.
In an effort to constantly improve the service offered to our clients, we are pleased to announce that martindales are now producing full Revit models for petrol and alternative fuel filling solutions. These models will allow for the creation of full 3d visuals, giving the client the ability to see their development in detail. To support these models, we are currently developing a library of internal and external components which can be adapted to suit any site.
Progression photographs of the module deliveries at Forres Primary School, Prae Wood Primary School and William Ransom Primary School.
Testimonial by Susan Camp the Head of Forres Primary School
"I was shown around both new builds today. They are fantastic inside, I am so pleased with them as they have surpassed my expectations. Can't wait to show them to everyone involved".
Hertfordshire Schools Progress
Homerton Block A and B - Abbey College
Martindales designed a new campus for Abbey College at the Homerton Business Centre located just off Hills Road, Cambridge. The main building within the campus provides the college with six floors of high quality teaching accommodation including Labratories, Art Room, Music and Tutorial rooms, together with ensuite bedrooms for 120 students. The ground floor of the new premises houses a multi-function hall, library, and a fully equipped catering kitchen with dining hall.
Located adjacent to the main railway line into Cambridge, the project provided challenges in construction methods and detailing to ensure the build did not impact the railway, and the railway did not impact the users through noise or vibration. Offsite manufacturing was used to provide the ensuites to the student bedrooms providing efficiencies in both cost and programme.
The main building is set around three sides of a landscaped courtyard providing external amenity space for the students and staff, who also benefit from three roof terraces enjoying views over the city. The courtyard is completed on the fourth side with a three storey block, also to be occupied by Abbey College, that Martindales designed to reflect the industrial history of the site and compliment the retained Rattee and Kett building next door which we also refurbished for use by the Cambridge Cookery School.
Martindales are pleased to announce the new £2.4 million Woodlands Cancer Care Centre in Cambridgeshire open and treating patients. Staff, patients and fundraisers mark the moment with a ribbon-cutting.
Woodlands Cancer Care Centre Opens!
Abbey College, Cambridge
New campus officially opened by the students of Abbey College on Thursday 13th October 2016.
Our latest building has been realised in a cake tribute!
Homerton College, Cambridge
Martindales are greatly looking forward to working with Feilden Fowles on the delivery of the New Dining Hall at Homerton College. Please see link for the article written in bdonline.co.uk.
Hertfordshire County Council: Primary Expansion Programme 5
Martindales were engaged in March 2015 by Hertfordshire County Council to provide Design Team and Project Management Services delivering the Primary School Expansion 5 (PEP5) project. This project comprised new accommodation at five primary school sites all of which were completed by September 2016. The budget was in excess of £14m.
Each school project has different accommodation requirements but all are on restricted sites involving the key issues of safeguarding, safety from injury, noise/dust avoidance, understanding critical activity times, delivery/disposal times and communication.
Martindales becomes part of Ingleton Wood LLP Group
Ingleton Wood has acquired Cambridge-based Martindales Architects, a Practice which will now become Ingleton Wood Martindales. The deal will see Ingleton Wood move its current Cambridge operation from Compass House in Histon to Martindales’ existing office space at Oakington Business Park.
Mike Miller, Ingleton Wood’s Head of Structural Engineering, will head up the new combined team of 24 employees with the assistance of Martindale’s Nick Bryant, who becomes Director of Architecture. As part of the deal, Ingleton Wood will also retain and expand Martindales’ office in Hertford, extending the firm’s reach to Hertfordshire and North London.
David Cresswell, Partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “It is our vision to be the leading property and construction consultancy in the East of England and the acquisition of Martindales further strengthens the architectural side of our business.
“Cambridge is an area of significant growth and we feel that now is the right time to increase our presence and enhance our capabilities. Martindales is already an established and reputable Practice in Cambridge and we look forward to working closely together to further develop our offer to clients.”
Nick Bryant added: “Our acquisition by Ingleton Wood represents a great opportunity for the company, our staff and our clients. It secures our future as a leading Practice in Cambridge and opens up exciting new prospects for growth.”
Established more than 50 years ago, Ingleton Wood now has six offices across the East of England and London, employing close to 200 staff.
With commissions ranging from new build and refurbishment projects to masterplanning and survey work, the Practice covers a range of sectors including education, healthcare, housing, local authority and commercial.
Founded in 1979, Martindales started solely as an architectural design consultancy but has since evolved to encompass additional in-house services such as project management, environmental assessment, principal designers and specialist consultancy services.
Alan Budd Retires
Alan Budd started work at Martindales Architects in 2002 and has been an asset to the firm. After 15 years he has decided to retire. We wish him all the best and a happy retirement.