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project:The Agatha Christie Museum
location:Torquay , Cornwall
link:Torquay Museum
client:Torbay Council
dates:Preliminary design 2000
cost:£4.2million (projected)
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This museum proposal was part of a waterfront regeneration project undertaken by Torbay Council.The museum is designed to enhance the existing pavilion of 1911 in which it sits, through the sensitive integration of the new and the original elements. The mood of this museum is taken from the character of the Edwardian Pavilion. It is somewhat indulgent and frothy - very unlike the semi-industrial waterfront language of the Falmouth Museum.
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project:Aldrich Library, University of Brighton
location:Brighton , East Sussex
link:Aldrich Library Information Service
client:The University of Brighton TEST
dates:1994 - 1996
cost:£3.5million (plus £0.5million furnishings)
press:1997 - The Architect\'s Journal:

1994 - Institute Of Advances Architectural Studies:

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This commission was won in a design competition. The Aldrich Library is now seen as the flagship building of the Mousecoombe campus (it can be seen on the front page of the University website). The form of the building responds equally to the pressures of the site and the organisation of the library. It acts as a \'marker\', to highlight the corner of the campus, and achieves its architectural significance not through its size (because it is less overbearing than its 1960?\'s neighbour) but through the animation of its form.

Inside, the readers are located next to north and east facing windows, while the southern and western sun is excluded by the masonry walls that enclose the book stacks. The building is ventilated naturally as air comes in through a purpose designed light shelf which also sound-attenuates traffic noise from adjacent roads.

Variations in the visual environment are created with a carefully designed system of artificial lighting, and natural materials are used as much as possible. The result is an economical building which reproduces the feel of a large-budget commision.

The project also involved a partial renovation the 60?\'s building to which the library is attached, and includes a bookshop, refectory and cafe.
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project:National Maritime Museum
location:Falmouth , Cornwall
client:National Maritime Museum, Cornwall Maritime Museum, South West of England Regional development Agency, Port Pendennis Partnership
dates:1996 - 2003 & 2007
cost:£21.5 million museum and £11.0 million commercial/leisure
area:5,500sqm museum, 11,000sqm commercial / leisure
awards:2003 - The British Construction Industry Building Award:
Highly Commended.

2003 - RIBA Award - Southwest
2005 - civic trust award
2002 - Royal Town Planning Institue, South West branch, Planning Achievement Award
2003 - prime ministers better public building award finalist
press:2002 - RIBA Journal:

2002 - The Times:

2002 - Building Design:

2002 - The Guardian:

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This large regeneration scheme is comprised of two joined maritime museums, commercial, retail and residential buildings, a public events square and marina. The complex has been carefully planned to make a major contribution to the sequence of public spaces along the waterfront and to create a pedestrian route linking the old town centre with the lifeboat station and Falmouth docks. It is a focus for waterfront activities of all kinds in Falmouth, and the square is often covered with a tent for Falmouth\'s Regatta Week, or for concerts. Long & Kentish designed the whole complex up to scheme design, with the design of the Museum and Events Square taken to completion. The Museum was built under a set of three traditional lump sum contracts, and the other buildings as a phased series of design build contracts.

The Maritime Museum is designed to be an integral part of the Falmouth waterfront. Wind, water and tides have been incorporated to feature as much in the visitors\' experience as the boats and local maritime history.

The developing experience of the museum revolves around the use of daylight in the building. The introductory gallery is a \'black box\' audiovisual experience. The vast triple-height central gallery (with its fleet of hanging boats) is seen against a curved wall lit from above with north light. The waterfront gallery is filled with dappled southern light reflected from trays of water on the roof. There is an underwater tidal gallery and a tower-top room. Much of the building is naturally ventilated, and in good weather can be opened up to the harbour.

Public circulation through the main galleries is via ramps so that there is no difference between the experience of disabled and ablebodied visitors. There is also a public walkway along the waterfront which gives the non-paying public enticing views into parts of the museum, the museum\'s tidal pool and its boat pontoon. The building includes a cafeteria, lecture theatre, temporary exhibition gallery, school room, a library, offices, storerooms, and a boat-building workshop.

The construction is related to its waterfront environment, using longlife natural materials: slate, granite and green oak. It includes new sea wall and a tidal gallery constructed behind a coffer dam.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall was awarded one of the Heritage Lottery Fund\'s largest grants to an entirely new building. In its 1999 annual report, the Royal Fine Art Commission called it in terms of architectural of the best seen by the Commission. It has won many awards including those of the RIBA and the Civic Trust.
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project:Pallant House Gallery, New Wing
location:Chichester , West Sussex
link:Gallery Website
client:The Trustees of Pallant House
dates:1994 - 2007
cost:£5 million
area:Existing: 880sqm. New: 1,920sqm
awards:2007 - The Civic Trust Award
2006 - Access for Disabled people to Arts Premises Today (ADAPT) Trust
Excellence in Access Award

2007 - Brick Awards
  • Supreme Winner
  • Best Public Building
  • Best Landscape Project
  • Sustainability Award Finalist
  • Refurbishment Award Finalist

2007 - The Gulbenkian Prize for Museums & Galleries
2007 - RIBA Award - Southeast
2007 - Museums & Heritage Awards
  • Educational Initiave - Commended
  • Permanent Exhibition - Commended

2007 - The National Lottery Awards - Best Arts Project
- Finalist

2007 - Sussex Heritage Trust Award
press:2006 - The Architect\'s Journal:

2003 - Building Design:

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The project proposes a large extension to the existing grade-I listed Pallant House Gallery, a former Georgian house in the middle of Chichester. It is designed around the nature of the collection, which centres on British art of the 20th century.

The project combines the refurbishment of the historic museum galleries, the display of a permanent collection of fine and decorative arts, and the creation of temporary exhibition spaces. The new galleries are rooms, scaled to relate to the rooms in the Georgian house. Each room has a central skylight, oriented and louvred to give controlled daylight to the galleries at a low enough light level so that emphasis can be provided by artificial light, but at a high enough level so the galleries will visually \'breathe\' as clouds pass over.

In addition to the new gallery spaces the New Wing provides a space for the reserve collection, an education room, a restaurant, a shop, a library, a lecture space, a meeting room and workshops. In addition an important new garden has been designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole.

Particular attention has been given to producing a sustainable design as well as minimising the costs in use of the building. The structural piles incorporate a system of pipework that uses groundwater to minimise the use of energy in the heating and cooling of he building. Internally the design includes Gallery hanging walls separated by an air space from the loadbearing masonry walls. This serves to avoid a negative microclimate on the exterior walls and to slow rates of change in temperature and humidity.

The building received Planning permission in 2001 and had Heritage Lottery Funding. Construction work started in January 2003 and the gallery opened to great acclaim in June 2006. It has won Gulbenkian Museum of the Year, RIBA and Civic Trust Awards, among others.
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project:Durlston Castle
location:Swanage , Dorset
client:Dorset County Council
dates:2004 - 2011
cost:£5 million
awards:2012 - Winner - Best Heritage Project - 2012 National Lottery Awards
2013 - Civic Trust Award Commendation
2012 - Best Community Building (Southwest) - Local Authority Building Control Awards
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Durlston Castle was built in the 1880s by the Mowlem family (George Burt) as part of a speculative venture. It is a Victorian fantasy, combining baronial comfort with two romantic stone keeps linked by a dramatic curtain wall. It is peppered with delightful examples of the Victorian attitude to collection and education, helping people to \'read great nature\'s open book\' The building is Listed Grade II. It marks a headland immediately to the west of Swanage, and enjoys stunning views of the Dorset coast and the Isle of Wight. It has recently found itself as the marker of the east end of the World Heritage site popularly know as the \'Jurassic Coast\'.

In 2003, the derelict castle was acquired by Dorset County Council. It is surrounded by one of the County\'s most notable nature reserves, the Green Flag award-winning Durlston Country Park, which comes within an AONB. Its inclusion in the World Heritage Site opened the doors to investment, and the current project, which started in 2004 and was opened this year, was supported by fifteen bodies including the County Council, the Southwest RDA, the Friends of Durlston, and the Arts Council. The largest funder was the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the scheme winning the award for Best Heritage Project in the 2012 National Lottery Awards.

The stated project aim was \'to develop and manage Durlston as an inspirational world class visitor facility with the highest commitment to conservation, learning, community involvement, sustainability and customer satisfaction\'.

The site is steep, and there are major castle entrances from the site at all but the highest of its four floor levels. At the third level, an unfortunate extension from the 1930s was demolished to make way for a new shop, and at the lowest level (level 1) a new exhibition space occupies the rough footprint of an original carriage shed. Together, these new building elements and the renovation of the derelict castle serve as a visitor\'s centre introducing the Jurassic Coast, providing detail of the flora and fauna of the nature reserve, and a destination for walkers (with and without dogs) along the coastal path.

The brief was developed by the Rangers representing the County in consultation with representation from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage team. It included education facilities, interpretation, a shop, and a café. It was agreed early on to retain the existing Rangers\' visitors\' centre as an education centre, and to use the castle as the new visitors\' centre.

The castle had been sadly neglected, and the extent of the physical damage to the fabric was not entirely clear until the project started on site. The damage from water ingress and dry rot was extensive. The interiors had to be stripped out and replaced with copies of the original match boarding, creating a new restaurant a little like a traditional cricket pavilion. The project provided the opportunity to restore stone and terracotta work, to replace the copper roof of the belvedere, and to replace pvc windows with timber working to the original details. It has also been an opportunity to establish a variety of landscaped areas adjacent to the building as it steps down the site. The curtain wall marks a sheer line in the landscape (and in the underlying geology) and it has been used to link triangular external areas: a meadow at level 2-3 and a paved area at level 1, both culminating in \'over the edge\' viewing platforms.

The new extensions are designed to support the shape and character of the castle, but to do so using modern material and details. The shop helps to re-establish the original symmetry of the castle approach, since its front wall takes the form of a non building (a dry stone wall covered in ivy). The exhibition area recalls the lean to form of the original carriage shed (long gone), and calls attention to the curtain wall by defining its length with a new skylight.

Two major art works are central to the design work and were the subject of detailed collaboration with the artists: in the restaurant, Lulu Quinn designed a series of edge lit wall panels with thousands of names of species found at Durlston. The moths alone run into thousands. As part of the access route to the castle, a geologic time line has been created by sculptor and letter carver Gary Breeze. It follows geological time from the car park down to the castle entry. Man appears just before crossing the threshold.

The overall project cost was around £5 million, including art works and interpretation. The building was carried out under a traditional JCT contract between April 2010 and November 2011.

In 2013 Durlston Castle received a commendation Civic Trust Award.
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project:Jewish Museum
location:Camden Town , London
client:The Trustees of the Jewish Museum
dates:2003 - 2010
cost:£7.5 million
press:2010 - Building Design:

2010 - USA Today:

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Long and Kentish were appointed through SOJEU procedures to carry through a major renovation/ restoration project linking the two buildings to form an important new Museum containing a designated collection of Jewish ceremonial art, and bringing on site the Finchley collections dealing with Jewish life in Britain.

Click here to read Long & Kentish\'s original design statement

The museum opened in March 2010. All images of the final building were taken by Peter Durant
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project:The British Library
location:St Pancras , London
client:The British Library, Department of National Heritage
cost:£500 million
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The British Library was voted one of the six most popular buildings of the millennium in a popular poll, and it was short listed for the Stirling Prize.

Included in the accommodation are extensive exhibition galleries (fitted out by the architects), two restaurants, a café, a catering kitchen, and education rooms.

The building is remarkable for its attention to detail. People who use it comment on the pleasure it gives to the sense of touch with its carefully shaped natural materials: wood, stone, brass, and leather. It has been called the last \'handmade\' public building in Britain. It is also unusual for the ease with which its geography can be comprehended by the visitor. In spite of its size, most of the building\'s public destinations are visible from its point of entry, and little use has to be made of orientation plans. The routes through the building are natural and inviting.

M.J. Long was a partner of Colin St. John Wilson & Partners, and was the co-designer of the building. She was the author of the overall building plan, and took particular responsibility for the client\'s brief and the natural and artificial light which are so important to the character of the building interiors.

Rolfe Kentish was the associate responsible for organizing the design team to produce the entire set of construction documents for the final stage of construction.
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project:Queen Mary College Library
location:Mile End, London
client:Queen Mary College
press:1989 - The Architect\'s Journal:

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M J Long was the partner at Colin St John Wilson and Partners in charge of this project. It broke new ground in the design of university libraries by omitting air conditioning in favour of mechanical ventilation, by using natural daylight for reading areas, as much as possible, and by using perimeter distribution to supply all reading places with a point of connection to electric power and data cabling. These characteristics have since become almost routine for university libraries.

The building recieved a Standing Conference on National and University Libraries award for excellence in library design.
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location:Soho , London
link:Restaurant Website
client:Actoncash Ltd (M Pierre White)
press:1997 - Punch Magazine:

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The project included new interior design and refurbishment of Leonis Quo Vadis, the historic landmark restaurant and bar. Work involved the basement, ground, first and second floors of the 18C Listed building. Part of the second floor was once the home of Karl Marx.

New stained glass windows were designed for the main dining room on the ground floor.

Works of art from the collection of Damien Hirst and others were integrated into the design.

The site works were completed in 10 weeks.
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project:R.B. Kitaj\'s Studio
location: ,
client:r.b. kitaj
press:1986 - The Architect\'s Journal:

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project:Gyllyngdune Gardens & Princess Pavillion
location:Falmouth , Cornwall
link:Gyllingdune Gardens on Carrick District Council Website
client:Carrick Dstrict Council
dates:2004 - 2011
cost:Verandah: £250,000. Garden and pavilion improvements £1 million
press:2012 - BBC News:

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The Princess Pavilion is a venue for concerts, lectures, and other gatherings in Falmouth. It was built in the early 20th century in the walled garden of an adjacent villa, and the garden is a remarkable period piece which includes shell grottos and pavilions overlooking the sea. The formal garden immediately next to the Pavilion includes a glazed perimeter verandah which had fallen into serious disrepair.

The garden and bar project opened to the public in 2011.
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project:Cockroft Building Remodelling
location:Brighton , East Sussex
client:University of Brighton Estates Department
cost:£5 million
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On the strength of our work on the new library for the University of Brighton, the University hired us to do a major remodelling of one of their large classroom and lecture buildings. The area involved is about 26,000 sq ft.

The area contains a cafeteria, snack bar, licensed bar, junior and senior common rooms, a chaplaincy, the student union offices, a shopping concourse (bank, bookshop and general store) and the main entrance to the building.

The remodelling is intended to give a new image to the engineering campus in line with the quality of the new library.

The first stages of work involved refining the detail of the program requirements, and looking at the feasibility of various options for the location and shaping of the parts.
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project:Artist studio for Gordon House
location:Islington , London
client:Gordon House
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project:Fossil Centre
location:Lyme Regis , Dorset
client:Lyme Regis Development Trust
dates:2005 - present. Awaiting funding
cost:£8-10 million
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West Dorset District Council has recently completed extensive sea defence works at Lyme Regis which for the first time make it possible for pedestrians to reach the waterfront at the east end of town, and the important fossil beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

The feasibility study explored the opportunity for Lyme Regis to establish itself at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, with fossil collections from the Natural History Museum a refurbished theatre/events centre, and a centre for study related to fossil collecting. The Heritage Coast team are hopeful of financial support from the Regional Development Agency.
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project:The Ivy Restaurant
location:The West End , London
link:Restuarnt Website
client:Jeremy King and Chris Corbin
cost:£1 million
press:1992 - The Architect\'s Journal:

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The opportunity to design The Ivy restaurant in London arose from the work with artists. The restaurant is full of their work, much of it commissioned especially for the location. It includes examples by Paolozzi, Blake, Hodgkin, Jones, Phillips and Caulfield. It also provided an opportunity for the architects to devise a lighting scheme housed in complex cast plaster sections and to work in stained glass, brass, oak, and leather. The restaurant has been fully booked since it opened and is highly rated for its ambience.
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project:Old Meeting House
location:Devizes , Wiltshire
client:David inshaw, Painter
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A listed Quaker Meeting House on the High Street Devizes has been restored and converted into a house and studio for the painter David Inshaw.

Bathroom, kitchen, and mezzanine library have all been inserted using timber details suggested by the original building.
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project:Charlestown Harbour Dock Head
location:Charlestown , Cornwall
link:Chalrestown Harbour: Cornwall Calling
client:Square Sail Shipyard Ltd (Robin Davies)
dates:1998-present. Awaiting funding
cost:£1million (approximate)
area:810sqm (internal) + dry dock
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English Heritage approved this insertion into a harbour which is entirely Grade-II* Listed, and the only unspoilt Georgian port in the British Isles. It was finally agreed that the preservation of the way of life of the village and its traditional trades (sailmaker, shipwright, rope maker, blacksmith, joiner) was more important than preserving only the \'look\' of the village.

The proposed building contains a workshop, sail loft and visitors\' centre related to a proposed dry dock at the head of the existing listed Georgian harbour. It sets out to be a \'real\' place - a working part of the port. It will be entered from the upper level roadway, but most of the building will be below road level. It will be built in traditional heavy timber, weatherboarding and slate.
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project:The British Library Centre for Conservation
location:St Pancras , London
link:BLCC Homepage
client:The British Library
cost:£13.5 million
awards:2007 - Brick Awards - Best Public Building Finalist
press:2007 - Brick Bulletin:

2007 - Architecture Today:

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This project was won as a result of an European design competition during 2003.

The British Library\'s brief was to build a world-class Centre for Conservation on a site immediately north of their existing building at St Pancras. The centre houses book and paper conservation facilities and the British Library Sound Archive. It also has a mission to convey and teach the special techniques of conservation. Each of these require very particular conditions like good working north light and acoustic isolation.

At the north end of the existing building, the lowest two floors are occupied by back-of-house functions and a large loading bay. Publicly accessible space in the existing library starts at first floor level, with an extended outside terrace facing the new building. This terrace also covers the service yard and creates a new focus for any future Library expansion on adjacent sites.
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project:Harold Washington Library Center
location:Chicago , Illinois
link:Chicago Public Library: HWLC
client:City of Chicago/ Chicago Public Library
cost:$144 million
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The new 75,000sqm public library houses 2 million books. 8,600 current periodicals and a winter garden on the top floor. The fixed elements of the building are confined to the perimeter, creating a flexible 'loft' in the tradition of the commercial buildings of the Chicago loop around the turn of the century.

MJ Long and Colin St John Wilson worked as design consultants to Hammond Beeby and Babka LC


Chicago Tribune, 15 September 1991 'Chicago to build nation's largest municipal library'

AIA Journal, July-August 1988.
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project:Old Church (formally Annaly House)
location:Balham , London
link:Sign Health Care Home Leaflet
client:Sign Health/sw London St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust
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A grade-II listed Victorian Church in Wandsworth was converted into a hostel and health centre for deaf young adults. There is a short-stay hospital ward for those with mental and/or physical illness related to their deafness, and long-term hostel rooms for those who will benefit from residential care in the community. The effective combination of functions was pioneering, and has filled an important gap in the provision of help to the deaf.

Four floors of accommodation have been inserted into the church , with the larger rooms (art workshop, club and dining rooms) located on the ground floor. On the upper floors are bed-sitting rooms, individual ward rooms, offices, laboratories, clinical consulting and therapy rooms.

The architectural design was carried out with great care to ensure that an environment was created which would make conversations in sign language and the use of the building by the visually impaired as easy as possible.

The need for individual privacy had to be balanced with the need for care and supervision.

Natural materials were used wherever possible, not only because they are durable and easy to maintain but
also for the textural pleasure they afford. The building is serviced with a range of audio, safety and alarm systems.

The architects worked on the brief, achieved Planning and Listed building consents and provided full architectural services to contract completion.
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project:Falmer Centre for Learning & Teaching
location:Brighton , East Sussex
link:Centre for Learning & Teaching
client:The University of Brighton
dates:1998 - 2001
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Following the success of The Aldrich Library, Long & Kentish was asked to look at the University\'s Falmer campus which was originally built in the 1960\'s, and is coming to the end of its life.

We did the first two replacement buildings which established some principles for building on the steep north facing slope, and suggested a palette of materials.

The new learning resource centre on the University of Brighton\'s Falmer campus includes a library. The building is designed to make best use of the sloping site and the dramatic views to the northwest.
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project:Art Workers Guild
location:Queen Square , London
link:Art Workers Guild Homepage
client:Art Workers Guild
dates:1999 - 2011. Transferred
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Long & Kentish was chosen to work on the project because of the care in detailing that the practice had displayed.

The project consists of a new reorganisation of the existing accommodation of the Art Workers Guild headquarters building in Queen Square, London. It is designed to take the guild into the new century.

A glazed extension is proposed to link various refurbished parts and to provide additional foyer space to the large meeting room at the rear of the grade-II listed Georgian terraced former house.
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project:Bishop Wilson Primary School Memorial Library
location:Springfield , Essex
client:Diocese of Chelmsford
dates:1985 -1986
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Rolfe Kentish acted as project architect on this building, a miniature memorial library. Twelve reading places radiate from a central story-telling area under a canopy of stars.
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location:Bloomsbury , London
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client:Department of the Environment, British Museum Trustees
dates:1973 -1981
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MJ Long was co-designer with Colin St John Wilson for a new extension to the grade-I listed British Museum. The project includes a 430m2 temporary exhibition gallery, a workshop, a Trustees boardroom, public and staff restaurants seating 150 and 200 respectively, and 1,000m2 of flexible naturally ventilated office space.

The external appearance of the building is conditioned by the requirement for a substantial security wall and the need to reconcile the new construction with the main portico corridor and Smirke\'s residential pavilion.
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project:Hampton Court Palace: Education Centre (Proposal)
location:Hampton Court
link:Historic Royal Palaces Website
client:Historic Royal Palaces
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The Horse Guards barracks, built in the 17th century, lies just inside the Trophy Gate at Hampton Court, and flanks the main approach road to the Palace.

It is proposed to reorient the building and open some routes though which were lost in the 19th century. This will allow the development of an education centre with its own entrance, and a new introductory gallery in a building to be constructed between the barracks and a Victiorian detention centre.

The first floor of the Barracks block will be used for classrooms and seminar rooms, reached by new stairs and a lift.
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project:Oxford Brookes New Library
location:Headington Hill , Oxford
link:Library Website
client:Oxford Brookes University
dates:1997 - 2000. Transferred
cost:£14million (estimate)
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The 8,500sqm project includes reading and bookstacks for the Headington Hill campus of the University. The site is adjacent to a listed manor house surrounded by mature landscaping and commands spectacular views over the dreaming spires of Oxford.

The design of the project has been progressed to a feasibility stage for fundraising and to obtain the support of the local planning authority.
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project:Penlee Quarry (Proposal)
location:Newlyn , Cornwall
client:MDL Developments Ltd
cost:Approx. £20 million
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A mixed use development containing a marina and hotel, shops, offices and 200 residential units.
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project:Porthmeor artists studios renovation
location:St Ives , Cornwall
link:Porthmeor Studios Renovation Project Website
client:Borlase Smart John Wells Trust
dates:2006 - 2013
cost:£3 million (approximate)
press:2011 - Building Design:

2008 - The Daily Telegraph:

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The project, on Porthmeor Beach near the Tate St Ives, includes the repair and restoration of the well-known historic artists?\' studios and School of Painting, as well as fishermens?\' cellars.

It is a Grade II listed building. Improvements involve adding acoustic, fire, and thermal insulation, all respecting its architectural character and its status as a listed building; the provision of disabled access to public areas and studios where possible; the creation of more studios; the rationalization of the space used by the St Ives School of Painting; the reconfiguration of the street level space to make it more inviting to the public, giving them some insight into the work of the artists and the school, and allowing them a privileged view of the beach; the preservation of the fishermens?\' cellars and the courtyard.

Phase 1 of the project is complete and opened to the public in September 2011. Phase 2 was complete in 2013.
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project:Studios for Peter Blake, Paul Huxley, Susie Allen
client:Peter Blake, Paul Huxley & Susie Allen
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Three self-contained artists' studios, one with living accommodation have been carved out of industrial buildings around an old builder's yard in west London.

In the early 90's, a defunct builder's yard came up for sale in Hammersmith. It consisted of two street-front buildings with shops on the ground floor, and two rear buildings in varying collapse. Centred on all of them was an open yard reached through vehicle gates between the two shops.

A number of artists (Peter Blake, Ben Johnson, Paul Huxley and Susie Allen) got together and bought the individual buildings, and then collectively bought the courtyard. The artists' work, way of life, priorities, budgets, and programmes were all very different. This lead to a magical mystery tour to find a solution to all their requirements.
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project:Stimson House
location:Helford River , Cornwall
client:Charles Stimson
dates:2001 - 2005
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The site is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The client wants a house which is \'green\' in every respect.

The site facing the river is left as a wildflower meadow. Behind the house, to the south, a terraced flower and vegtable garden is created.

Materials are slate, granite and green oak.
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project:V&A Public record Office and National Art Library
location:Chancery Lane , London
client:National Art Library / Victoria and Albert Museum
dates:1996 -1997
cost:£5.5 - £10million
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The feasibility study was carried out in two phases with reports submitted to the V&A in September and November 1996.

The Public Record Office Building in Chancery Lane is a fine listed 19th century gothic building. The earlier part, designed in the 1850\'s by Sir James Pennethorne is a fascinating example of the nineteenth century ability to invent building types appropriate to their use; in this case an archive.

With the PRO moving to their new building at Kew, the V&A asked Long & Kentish to look at the feasibility of taking over the building in Chancery Lane for the National Art Library (now housed in cramped conditions in the V&A itself). The move would have two main benefits: giving the NAL 30-50 years capacity for growth and freeing space in the V&A museum for display.
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project:Westlain House Academic Building
location:Brighton , East Sussex
client:University of Brighton
dates:1997 - 2001
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The second replacement building includes two large lecture theatres, classrooms, restaurant and bar, and academic offices for the University of Nursing and Midwifery. It has breathtaking views of the South Downs.
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project:Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
location:Porthcurno , Cornwall
link:not specified
client:PK Trust
cost:not specified
area:not specified
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?The development of Porthcurno was very different from the pattern familiar from other Cornish villages. In the middle of the nineteenth century the population of the valley was limited to two farms. The first undersea cable was laid in 1870 and Porthcurno grew to house the world?\'s largest and busiest submarine telegraph station. Porthcurno was also home to the international Cable and Wireless Training College, described as the world?\'s leading training institution for telegraph technology.

The project at Porthcurno is to provide a new Learning Centre to house the Museum\'s collection, recently designated by the MLA, and to include archive and research facilities and an education space. This phase of the project is currently on site and due for completion in Spring 2013. The second phase will allow the Museum to expand into the vacated space in the original listed building. The project will provide significantly improved access to the collection for visitors including new interpretation as well as a reorganisation of the offices and collection store.
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project:Marlborough Fine Art
location:Westminster , London
link:Marlborough Fine Art
client:Scandia Holding Establishment
dates:2010 - 2013
cost:£9m approx.
area:700 sqm
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MFA London is located in an eighteenth century terrace on the foundations of Clarendon House in Mayfair, with a five storey 1950s extension at the rear. The first floor offices made way for a second gallery, Marlborough Contemporary, and we developed a further floor of rentable offices on the roof to offset the construction costs.

The original structure had been heavily damaged in the second world war, so a new steel skeleton was threaded through the building, the foundations were lowered and the internal walls rebuilt. This was done while keeping the art gallery and offices open for business.

Long & Kentish designed the new circulation core to provide step free access to every level and knit together the original house and rear extension. To mitigate escape issues from the extra storey the main staircase was protected by an innovative pressurisation and smoke extraction system.
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";var recent_intro = "The recent section shows a selection of L&K projects since 2011. Please choose a link from the menu on the left.";var libraries_services = '';var libraries_intro_info = "
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Please click here for a comprehensive list of L&K's library experience

The practice of Long & Kentish is founded on library experience, and libraries continue to be central to their work.

M.J. Long was a partner at Colin St John Wilson & Partners, where she was co-designer of the new British Library and was responsible for the coordination of the brief with the client. She was also partner in charge of the design of the library for Queen Mary College in Mile End Road, London, completed in 1988. At the time, university libraries were designed to be deep in section and air-conditioned. The design of the new QMC library broke new ground by having a shallow section building, with natural light for readers, and natural ventilation. The library received The Standing Conference on National and University Libraries award for design excellence.

Rolfe Kentish was an associate in Colin St John Wilson & Partners, and was responsible for organizing the office to produce the contract documents for the final stage of construction on the British Library.

When they opened their own office in 1994, Long & Kentish built on this experience with their competition winning design for the Aldrich Library at the University of Brighton, completed in 1996.

The library experience of Long & Kentish has ranged from small to large, and from private to public. Recent work includes a large extension to the Public Library in Newport, Rhode Island (completed 2001), another University Library for Brighton University (completed 2001) and a design consultancy on the National Library for Singapore (completed 2005) (winner of the competition).

Long & Kentish have designed a number of Libraries as Architects of Record. In addition, M.J. Long has also acted as Library Design Consultant on a variety of joint projects with other architects. She has also written and lectured around the world on library design.

Please follow the links on the left to view selected libraries or click on the PDF icon above to view Long & Kentish's Libraries brochure including a comprehensive list of projects";var museums_services = '';var museums_intro_info = "
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";var housing_intro = "While the British Library was an extremely large commission, a number of very small commissions were undertaken in parallel.

Since 1976, MJ Long has designed a number of purpose built artists' studios. One commission has succeeded another as a result of recommendations from one artist to another.

They are rather different from each other, although all are designed around the provision of working daylight in the studio. Most include renovation and restoration work as well as new construction, and a number required Listed building approval.

The clients were quite different individuals, but they had in common an intense interest in their working environment. The stimulation provided by that sort of client can be felt in the architecture which takes on some of the personality of the owners.";var restaurants_services = '';var restaurants_intro_info = "
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The renovation of Quo Vadis Restaurant included the design and installation of a completely new stained glass window on the street front.";var universities_services = '';var universities_intro_info = "
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