AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTURE FROM MARLIN DESIGN

Bishop’s Stortford Architectural Practice wins Harlow design award

Bishop’s Stortford based MARLIN Design Ltd has been awarded the Harlow Civic Society Architectural Design award for the residential project 54 Old Road. Voted for by the residents of Harlow and confirmed by the judging panel Mark Wiffen, Director of MARLIN Design Ltd, collected the award, presented by Professor Glen O’Hara, on Sunday 22nd October at the presentation ceremony held at Harlow’s new Cricket pavilion, which itself was one of the nominated projects, in the non-residential category.

MARLIN Design Ltd specialises in providing Architectural Design services to domestic clients in Bishop’s Stortford and the Home Counties. Founded by Mark Wiffen, following a spate of redundancies before 2010 from roles within the Construction Sales Industry Mark went back to his qualifications and set the company up from the back bedroom of the family home in the town. The company has gone from strength to strength in the last 7 years and works on projects up to a value of £1million. In addition to his day to day work, Mark is also one of the Organists at Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church, in South Street.

The client lead project involved the extension and refurbishment of a 1980s built detached house in Old Road, Harlow. Built with a space available to the rear above a flat roof, the brief was to extend the first floor and reconfigure the interior to provide more space, and ensuite bathrooms. The ground floor Living room was opened up by removing a huge load bearing pier and replacing it with hidden steel work. Bi-folding doors opened up the rear of the house into the garden. The external envelope was then rendered and new aluminium facias, soffits, rainwater good and windows were installed.

The judges’ comments read ‘This project shows how it is possible to enlarge an external envelope and yet retain the integrity of its original form. An updated and tasteful character has also been added through the colours and materials chosen for the refurbishment.’

Bishop’s Stortford Architectural Practice wins Harlow design award

Bishop’s Stortford Architectural Practice wins national design award

Following nomination in ‘BUILD’ magazine Architecture Awards 2018, Bishop’s Stortford based MARLIN Design Ltd has been awarded Best Residential Architecture

Studio-Southern England, voted for by a closed panel of professional judges. Nomination for work carried out within part of The Grange, on Rye Street, Bishop’s Stortford, has brought the second design award to MARLIN Design Ltd in 7 months. The previous award, in October 2017, came from Harlow Civic Society.

MARLIN Design Ltd specialises in providing Architectural Design services to domestic clients in Bishop’s Stortford and the Home Counties. Founded by Mark Wiffen, in 2010, the company has gone from strength to strength in the last 8 years and works on projects up to a value of £1million. In addition to his day to day work, Mark is also one of the Organists at Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church, in South Street.

The award relates directly to work carried out at The Grange, on Rye Street, Bishop’s Stortford in which total refurbishment was carried out on one of the sub-divided units, within the confines of the former home of Sir John Barker, founder of Barker’s of Kensington, the world’s first department store. Previously MARLIN Design Ltd had carried out a total refurbishment and reorganisation of the former Chauffer’s accommodation, at the top of Foxdells Lane, known as Barker’s Barn. Both units are Grade II listed. Since it’s refurbishment it has been discovered that the unit was formerly the Billiard Room. Bringing the basement into use has created a two floor one bedroom dwelling with access to the basement area via a stunning cast stone spiral staircase.

Build magazine said:-

This year’s Architecture Awards have once again cast a spotlight on the exceptional and ground-breaking work undertaken by the world’s leading studios, practices and designers. Your success is an unmistakable achievement, a true testament to your contribution to the industry.

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