MCa promotes trio to director


Marchini Curran Associates has appointed Kevin Smith, Justin Ziegler and Andrew Bull as directors, placing them alongside company founders Nick Marchini and Des Curran.

The trio has a combined 35 years’ service at Marchini Curran and have all previously served as part of its leadership team for a number of years before moving into the director role.

The appointments come as the practice celebrates 20 years since opening its doors in 2002.

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Planning approval granted


We are delighted to have won a landmark planning approval at appeal for the UK’s first Hindu faith crematorium, a facility that will address a longstanding need to provide a purpose-built environment for the unique funeral rites of our Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities.

The proposed crematorium will be located in the auspicious setting of the Hindu temple at Shree Swaminarayan Spiritual Cultural and Community Centre near Denham in the Colne Valley.

New Project


We are delighted to have been appointed by Repton College to assist in the design for upgrading some of the college’s leisure facilities. We look forward to working closely with the college on their up and coming renovations and creating a long-lasting relationship with our new client.


MCa 20


This year, we are marking the completion of 20 years in business. Hard to believe but true. To celebrate, we have gone back through the archive to remind ourselves of where we have been. Over the next year, we will build a timeline showcasing some of our most noteworthy work. Look out for regular instalments and let us know your favourites!

The milestone would not have been achieved without the contribution of a huge number of people, both within the organisation and externally. Thanks to you all.



Planning permission granted!


We are delighted that our proposals for the extension and alterations to One Stanhope Gate Mayfair have achieved Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent.

The plans involve the addition of two additional floors to the building, along with a new rooftop terrace, façade alterations, and internal reconfiguration of the ground floor and the cores, with the intention of updating the building for the next stage of its life.

An additional seventh floor is being created to house all of the plant. This has been designed so that it is not visible from any street-level views and occupies the minimum space required.

Materials have been selected carefully to ensure visual cohesion between new and existing parts of the building, and with the surrounding buildings. The introduction of side panels in perforated metal on the fifth floor introduces a subtle contemporary component, whilst allowing the proportion of solid and void to be adjusted to create the right balance. The perforated panel motif is then carried into the spandrel panels at a lower level, again to unify the old and new elements of the facade.

We are aiming to achieve BREAAM Excellence once complete.

After careful negotiation with Westminster City Council, the plans were approved under delegated powers.

Project Partners:

Client: Lothbury Property Trust Company

Architect: Marchini Curran Associates

Structural Engineer: Walsh

Services Engineer: Aecom

Planning Consultant: Boyer

Heritage Consultant: Donald Insall Associates

Transport Consultant: Steer