Gymnasium, The Newt

Great article, in Dezeen, about our project with architect Invisible Studio at The Newt in Somerset. Probably our smallest building there, but what a gem!! The form, layout and materials of this gymnasium building were carefully crafted to…

Museum of the Garden in the RIBA Journal

Great review in the RIBA Journal of our recently completed Museum of the Garden in Somerset and the adjacent ‘Viper’ tree canopy walk… one of three museums we have secured planning permission for with Stonewood Design in the South West.

Support for MK Evolution

We have proudly supported MK Evolution, the national race team of Milton Keynes BMX Racing Club, through the 2019 season of the HSBC / British Cycling National BMX Racing Series and look forward to continuing our support for the club and team in 2020. The 2012 Olympic Games was a…

AZ Urban Studio – Changes

In addition to working on a wide range of projects, there have been some significant changes at AZ Urban Studio for 2017. Roger Zogolovitch, one of the founders of the company, has decided to step down as a Director. We have managed to persuade him to remain available as a…

AZ Urban Studio to take part in Vertical Rush

A team from AZ Urban Studio are taking part in the 2017 Vertical Rush – a crazy sponsored run up the 932 steps of Tower 42, formerly known as the Natwest Tower. The AZ team have joined together with some of the other firms based in our Magdalen House offices,…

Projects on site / completion

It’s always very rewarding to see projects we’ve worked on being delivered. A number of schemes that we have guided through the planning process, sometimes for many years, are now nearing completion. The results are fantastic. Orford Road Orford Road – front elevation We are pleased to…

What we’re up to

We are working on a typically diverse range of interesting projects, including… In town: – Extension and refurbishment of a large house in Holland Park with Sergison Bates Architects – Another large house in Holland Park with Finkernagel Ross Architects – A new build house on a tight…

Projects developing – Union Square, Brick Lane and Shepherdess Walk

A number of projects that we have been involved with are progressing well through the construction stage.  Charles James Developments mixed use scheme on Brick Lane / Grimsby Street is very near completion.  AZ Urban Studio managed the planning process with architects Landolt and Brown in 2012. See…

Making the most of permitted development…

We have always had a keen eye for fully utilising available permitted development rights for our clients, often to establish a clear ‘fallback position’ as part of broader negotiation for extensions to houses. So when an architect we enjoy working with asked for our…

Brick Lane – Under construction

Charles James Developments are well under way with the construction of their mixed use scheme on Brick Lane / Grimbsy Street. Here is the latest photo of the site. AZ Urban Studio managed the planning process with the architects Landolt and Brown in 2012. See project…

Mayfair – approvals gained for listed building conversion and new sub-basement

We just received planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of offices at 9 Chesterfield Street in Mayfair into a large single dwelling house, with the addition of a new sub-basement to house leisure facilities for the occupants. Designed by Groves Natcheva architects, it should make a stunning house…

Union Square – Construction

Mount Anvil the new owners of part of the Union Square development are well under way with the construction of the main residential building.  Although our job is done we are still keeping a close eye on the site and wish them the very best taking this great project forward.

We’ve got some corkers!

We took a look at our current job list today and there are some great projects we are working on with the kind of architects we like – here’s a taster of our current planning commissions in the office… – A new, tall, country house with Sergison Bates Architects…

We’re recruiting

We are currently recruiting for new planning staff. If you are interested please see the details at the bottom of our ‘Team’ page…

100 Shepherdess Walk

AZ Urban Studio have secured planning consent for an innovative development incorporating three town houses and five large apartments on Shepherdess Walk near the boarder of Hackney and Islington. Full planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Hackney for the redevelopment of this redundant building on the junction…

Wanstead village – mixed-use scheme won at appeal

After a long battle we have finally secured planning permission and conservation area consent at appeal for the redevelopment of an important site at the heart of the Wanstead Village Conservation Area in the London Borough of Redbridge. A full award of costs against the Council was also made by…

Whitechapel Gallery

AZ Urban Studio has secured planning permission and listed building consent for the installation of a large permanent art work by the renowned artist Rachel Whiteread to the facade of the Grade II* listed Whitechapel Gallery. The work will see the completion of the celebrated Art Noveau facade more than…

157 High Street, Wanstead

The planning application for redevelopment of 157 High Street, Wanstead was submitted just before Christmas, and we are confident of success on this third attempt with Platform 5 Architects to secure the mixed-use redevelopment of this important site in the Wanstead village conservation area. The local newspaper is of course…

Maresfield Gardens

We were pleased to return to the office in January and find a bag of post containing a few planning permissions… Particularly welcome was a permission secured for private clients to convert a wonderful building in NW3 from a homeless hostel back into a large single dwelling. A good start…

Planning consent for innovative mixed-use scheme in Southwark.

AZ Urban Studio have secured planning consent for an innovative development incorporating office accommodation and eight large Passivhaus apartments overlooking Guy Street park in London, SE1. Full planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Southwark for the redevelopment of this underutilised site on Weston Street following extensive pre…

West Hampstead Station – Under construction

After being granted planning permission in early 2010 West Hampstead station is now under construction.  AZ Urban Studio provided development consultancy advice to Network Rail and TfL related feasibility prior to commencement.      …

Rackham Cottage project completed

Two years after AZ Urban Studio secured planning permission for a substantial extension to this
charming isolated cottage in the South Downs AONB, building
work on the site is now completed.

Land Rover Experience Centre opens at Luton Hoo Estate

The new Land Rover Experience Centre at Luton Hoo Estate has just opened for business, 6 months
after our planning team led one of their more unusual rural
projects in recent years.

The Skyroom – safe for now…

AZ Urban Studio just secured another temporary planning permission for The Skyroom
at Magdalen House in Southwark’s vibrant Borough & Bankside area.