About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Port Lane, Colchester

Land at Port Lane, Colchester comprises a former engine overhaul factory owned by MAN Energy Solutions UK Limited (MAN”). Regrettably MAN announced the closure of the Colchester facility due to a historic decline in the demand for the engine type manufactured at Colchester and more recently the global pandemic.

The site comprises approximately 3 hectares of previously developed land which is subject a draft allocation for housing in Colchester’s emerging Local Plan. The proposals are for up to 130 new homes and an opportunity to create a smart amenity space area which celebrates the legacy of the factory.

Planning permission was approved by Colchester Council’s planning committee in September 2022.

  • Location


  • Client

    MAN Energy Solutions UK Limited (“MAN”)