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Conran & Partners Architects

Contemporary British Architecture Practice led by Sir Terence, London, UK

12 Sep 2020

Sir Terence Conran

Sir Terence Conran Dies

The British designer who revolutionised retail and decor, has died at the age of 88.

Sir Terence Orby Conran CH RDI FCSD was an English designer, restaurateur, retailer, and writer.

Born: 4 October 1931, Kingston upon Thames
Died: 12 September 2020
Children: Jasper Conran, Sophie Conran, Sebastian Conran

Best known as the founder of Habitat, he brought modern style and simplicity to UK homes in the 1960s and later helped found the Design Museum.

Design Museum London design by Conran Roche:
Design Museum Bermondsey building
photo © Luke Hayes

Sir Terence Conran started his own design practice in 1956 with the Summa furniture range and designing a shop for Mary Quant.

In 1964, he opened the first Habitat shop in Chelsea, London, with his third wife Caroline Herbert, which grew into a large chain selling household goods and furniture in contemporary designs.

He established the architecture and planning consultancy Conran Roche with Fred Roche in 1980.

Key building projects include Michelin House (which he turned into the restaurant Bibendum) and the Bluebird Garage, both in Chelsea.

Bluebird Garage Cafe London – King’s Road restaurant in Chelsea by Conran:
Bluebird Garage Cafe building London cars
photograph © Nick Weall

Conran & Partners News

Conran & Partners News

7 Jan 2019
Conran and Partners wins planning approval for 100% affordable housing scheme in Chichester, Sussex, England, UK

Clarion Housing has secured planning approval for 37 new affordable homes in Fishbourne Road, Chichester.

The scheme – which has been designed by leading design practice Conran and Partners – brings forward an empty brownfield site close to Fishbourne Roman Palace to provide much needed new and affordable homes for Chichester.

Located on Fishbourne Road (East), the former office buildings on site have stood vacant since 2012. The proposals seek to revitalise the western end of Fishbourne Road (East) and introduce new homes into this existing residential area together with a large public open space.

Aerial view of the proposals on the brownfield site on the periphery of Chichester:
Fishbourne Road Chichester housing design
image © Conran and Partners

The designs incorporate a varied mix of homes, from apartments through to large family houses for Affordable Rent and Shared Ownership, providing an opportunity for local people to get on the property ladder. The design has been carefully developed over a number of years by working closely with Chichester District Council and other key stakeholders to ensure that the proposals sensitively respond to the surrounding context.

Ranging from 2 to 3 storeys in height, the design offers a contemporary twist on traditional forms, drawing on materials from the local area such as tile, slate and brickwork with texture and variance. Elegant, generously proportioned windows are proposed to allow lots of natural light into the new homes whilst enabling overlooking and monitoring to the new shared surface street and public open space.

Over 600m2 of public open space has been incorporated into the design as part of a highly attractive and robust landscape solution.

Clarion expects to start on site in autumn 2019 for completion in 2021.

Liz Hills, Head of Development (New Projects), Clarion Housing says: “At Clarion we are driven by a desire to play a major part in addressing the country’s housing shortage. Over ten years we will invest £13bn in our development programme and plan to build 50,000 homes.

“We are pleased that the Council has given the green light to this scheme which will now enable us to deliver high-quality, much-needed affordable housing in Chichester.”

Lee Davies, Partner at Conran and Partners, adds: “We are delighted by the Council’s decision to approve this scheme which will provide the city with much-needed new housing. Our design approach, developed from a close consultation process, seeks to encourage a vibrant residential community in this part of Chichester.

15 Dec 2011
Lilian Baylis School – Housing, Lambeth, south London, UK
Lilian Baylis Residential Building in Kennington
image courtesy of lighting designers
Lambeth Housing
Conran and Partners has won an open competition to transform a historic Lambeth site into much-needed new homes in London.
The architecture and design practice has been awarded the contract to develop more than three acres of prime inner London land by Henley Homes, one of the capital’s leading housing groups.
Conran’s design team will be tasked with creating approximately 180 to 220 homes on the site of the former Lilian Baylis School in Lollard Street, using a mix of refurbishment, conversion and new build.

Leicester University College Hall Buildings Refurbishment, England
Residential development

Cardiff Bay towers, Bay Pointe waterfront development, Wales
proposed tallest building in Wales at 122m high
outline planning permission Mar 2008
two towers – 33 & 28 storeys

Trinity Gardens, Trinity, north Edinburgh, Scotland
Richard Murphy with CDA + Conran & Partners
Residential development for Meyer Bergman real estate
246 apartments located behind stone boundary wall

Light House apartments, Church St, Manchester, England

Conran & Partners Buildings

Designs, alphabetical:

Bluebird Garage – redevelopment, King’s Road, Chelsea, west London
Design: Conran Roche
Bluebird Garage Cafe, King's Road Restaurant
photograph © Adrian Welch
Bluebird Garage
Bluebird Gastrodrome – Restaurant, Bar & Cafe / Sainsbury’s Supermarket. Former garage for the Bluebird Motor Company, reputedly the largest in Europe at the time.

Butlers Wharf, off Shad Thames, Bermondsey, southeast London
1874 original; 1987-89 redevelopment
Design: Conran Roche
Butlers Wharf, off Shad Thames, Bermondsey
photograph © Adrian Welch
Grade II listed, 98 apartments

Design Museum, Shad Thames, Bermondsey, southeast London
Design: Conran Roche
Design Museum Building London
photo © Luke Hayes
Shad Thames Buildings
White Modernist refurb of warehouse, £5.1m – much publicised on opening for its bold, contemporary design

London School of Economics – Student Residence, Gainsford St, Bermondsey, southeast London
Design: Conran Roche

Longman Headquarters, Harlow, Herts, England

Design: Conran Roche

Michelin House – redevelopment, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, southwest London
Design: Conran Roche
Michelin House London Brompton Road
image © Nick Weall
Michelin House
Bibendum Restaurant; The Conran Shop; The Conran Oyster Bar; Paul Hamlyn Publishers, £9m

Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
CD Partnership ; completed by Keppie Architects
Ocean Terminal including the Zinc Bar

Zinc Bar & Grill, Glasgow, Scotland
Zinc Bar Glasgow

No. 1 Poultry, City of London
James Stirling / Michael Wilford ; Restaurant architects : CDP, now Conran & Partners
Number One Poultry London building prow
photograph © Nick Weall
No. 1 Poultry restaurant, London

Salford Quays residential towers, England
19 & 9 storey towers

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Location: 22 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YU, England, UK

Design Practice Information

Office of Conran & Partners is led by Sir Terence Conran and was formerly called CDP – Conran Design Partnership. Architects studio based in Bermondsey, southeast London near Tower Bridge.

London Architects based in the British capital

Conran offices located at 22 Shad Thames, south east London

Sir Terence Orby Conran is a celebrated English designer, most famously associated withn the Habitat store, but latterly known also for a string of high-end restaurants in the capital.

About Conran and Partners

Conran and Partners is a collaborative design studio working across master planning, architecture and interior design, with projects throughout the UK and around the world.

With studios in the UK and Hong Kong, the Conran and Partners’ team is skilled in designing high quality proposals which demonstrate sensitive consideration for context and local planning constraints, particularly for community-driven mixed-use sites. The studio believes in working with local communities at the very early stages of a design to create neighbourhoods with integrity and longevity.

Conran and Partners’ other mixed-use schemes include Butler’s Wharf, Wornington Green/Portobello Square and Stadium Place, Walthamstow (all in London), and Anston House (Brighton and Hove). The practice’s continued transformation of a failing housing estate in Ealing (Green Man Lane) to deliver over 770 new homes, community facilities and a new school, has become a flagship project for the Police’s Secured by Design initiative, creating safer neighbourhoods through design innovation.

The practice’s design skills have been endorsed by over 50 design awards and commendations, including Civic Trust Awards and RIBA Awards for work in sensitive contexts.

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David Mellor Offices & Showroom, Shad Thames, southeast London
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