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Upland Park in the South Downs achieves planning permission

Last week our proposed eco-lodge development at Upland Park in the South Downs was granted planning permission by the South Downs National Park planning authority. The scheme will create 22 timber framed eco-lodges, with a facility and spa building, set into a verdant woodland landscaped setting. The scheme will allow visitors to deeply appreciate the incredible beauty of the South Downs. You can find out more about the scheme on our website here (link).


THA in the final round for Croydon iStreets Competition



The finalists for Croydon i-Street competition are announced, and Tate Harmer Architects are delighted to be in the shortlist. The multi-disciplinary team is completed by Connected Space, Rise Gallery, and Lighting Partners.

The competition seeks innovative technology-led proposals to transform the public realm within the major south London town centre which is tipped for £5.25 billion-worth of regeneration funding. Proposals for the commission – which has a £2 million guide budget – should enhance the area’s challenging post-war streetscape, upgrade pedestrian movement and wayfinding, and simultaneously provide visitors with information about upcoming local events.

For more information about the competition and the rest of talented teams shortlisted, please visit the AJ Exclusive on the finalists (link here) and the update on the Croydon Council website (link here)

All the best to all the finalists!


Brunel Museum shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards


We are excited to announce that our addition to the Brunel Museum (link here) has been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards. Jerry Tate will join over 700 of the capital’s leading decision-makers and professionals across development, design, planning and construction. Supported by the Mayor of London, the annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and the life of the capital.


LFA Talk Debate & Discussion: Reusing London’s Lost Infrastructure

We are hosting a London Festival of Architecture event at the Sinking Shaft in the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, on the 13th June starting at 6.00 pm.

The talk will focus on remembering London’s lost infrastructure and the potential value these spaces have on the wider community when reused and repurposed.

When: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Time: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, close 9.00pm
Where: The Brunel Museum Sinking Shaft, Railway Avenue, London, SE16 4LF


Robert Hulse (Brunel Museum)
Jorrin ten Have (Grimshaw Architects)
Amelie Snyers (Village Underground)
Jerry Tate (Tate Harmer Architects)
Chair: Rory Harmer (Tate Harmer Architects)

Refreshments will be provided.





For details the LFA website here


Tate Harmer Hosts Green Sky Thinking Talk

What are London’s Green Spaces really for? Our open spaces are vital green lungs and community resources, but are under increasing commercial pressure to ‘pay their way’. How can we balance creating an active and commercially successful green infrastructure network with financial imperatives?

This series of talks and panel discussion will seek to answer this question with views from Hackney Council as well as leading green architects and landscape architects.
Participating will be:

Sam Parry – Parks Development Manager at Hackney Council
Andrew Tempany – Landscape Architect at Arup
Chris Romer-Lee – Director at Studio Octopi Architects
Rory Harmer – Partner at Tate Harmer Architects

Discussion will be chaired by Jerry Tate – Partner at Tate Harmer Architects

Date & time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm – Tuesday 16th May 2017
Location: Tate Harmer, Unit G1B2 Stamford Works, London N16 8JH

(Email must contain your name, position, organisation, sector and contact details)



Tate Harmer is recruiting!

We are looking for a Part 1 Architectural Assistant to join our growing and friendly team, to work on some of our really exciting projects. Ideally you would have the following skills:

  • an interest in low-energy design
  • outstanding communication and organisational skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • good attention to detail
  • skilled in hand drawing and model making
  • expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop and Indesign
  • excellent rendering skills (ie. V-ray)
  • experience working in the UK, would be benefical
  • fluent in written and spoken English

The application deadline is 28th April. If you would like to join us please send CV with references and examples of work to: (hard copies preferable)


Tate Harmer
Unit G1B2
Stamford Works
3 Gillett Street
N16 8JH


Or email to: (max file size 5Mb).


Those successfully shortlisted will be notified by Friday 5th May. We look forward to hearing from you!


Tate Harmer will be on the RIBA stand at MIPIM in 2017

We will be exhibiting at the RIBA stand in the London Tent at the Cannes MIPIM Property Conference this year, from Tuesday 14th March to Thursday 17th March. Jerry will be on the stand so do drop by to say hello, and have a coffee or a beer at the fantastic London bar overlooking the beach! You can find out more about the MIPIM London Stand here (link).

Many thanks to the RIBA and the Department for Trade and Industry for assisting us with our MIPIM adventure.


Jerry is cycling to MIPIM in 2017

Jerry will be setting off with Club Peloton on 9th March, cycling 900 miles from London to the MIPIM property conference in Cannes, France! This mammoth ride will be raising money for Coram, the UK’s oldest and first children’s charity which has been supporting vulnerable children for 275 years. You can find out more about their fantastic work here (link).

Just keep peddling Jerry!


Brunel Museum shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Grand Entrance Hall at the Brunel Museum has been shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award. We will be presenting the scheme to an eminent jury at Feilden Clegg Bradley’s London studio on 29th March to find out who the 2017 winner is, wish us luck! You can find out more about the Brunel Museum project on our website here (link).


Eden Hotel granted planning permission

We are delighted to announce that Cornwall Council have granted planning permission for our new hotel for the Eden Project in Cornwall. Construction will commence shortly and the hotel is due to open by Summer 2018. Dave Harland, Eden Project executive director, said of the proposal:

“We feel the design is eye-catching but in keeping with its surroundings and we’re proud to say that it will be built to the highest environmental standards.”

You can find out more about the project on our website here (link).


Jerry speaking at Architect@Work

Jerry will be speaking at Architect@Work this month. Tate Harmer will be joining Exploration Architecture, Gustafson Porter, Architype and Eleanor Young of the RIBA Journal at the Design Driven by Natural Forces seminar. Come and check it out! Wednesday 25 January 2017, 16.15 at the Architect@Work conference, Olympia London. You can find out more about the event here (link).


Tate Harmer wins Museum of Scouting project

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by The Scout Association to design a new Museum of Scouting and visitor centre at their headquarters in Gilwell Park. Our colourful ‘Big Tent’ will provide a new heart to the Gilwell site which is regarded as the spiritual home of Scouting worldwide.


You can find out more about the project on our website here (link).


Eden Hotel submitted for planning


Our design for a 109 bedroom hotel for the Eden Project has today been submitted to Cornwall Council. The scheme includes a small cafe and three classroom spaces. We have worked with Eden and Luke Greysmith Associates to make sure the design works with and enhances the local landscape, with features including Cornish hedgerows marching through the building and local Larch pole cladding.


You can read more details about the project on our website here (link) or a Guardian article about the scheme here (link).


Brunel Museum Royal Opening


The Brunel Museum Grand Entrance Hall was officially opened today by His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. He even stayed for a brief performance from local dance troupe Theatre Lapis. This photo shows our Jerry and Laurence meeting the Prince!


You can read more about the project on our website here (link).


Lismore Road wins planning permission



Lismore Road has been granted planning permission by Croydon Council. The chair of the planning committee praised the thorough and careful approach Tate Harmer undertook to integrate this proposed eight apartment building into the suburban setting.


The scheme is set to start on site in March 2017, you can read more about the project on our website here (link).


Brunel Museum shortlisted for the Blueprint Awards 2016


Our Grand Entrance Hall for the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has been shortlisted for the prestigious Blueprint Awards 2016. The awards event in on 20th October, wish us luck!

Stairs being installed in The Grand Entrance Hall, part of Isambard Kindon Brunels Thames Tunnel.

You can find out more about the project on our website here (link) .



Tate Harmer in Open House London 2016


We have two building which will be open to the public as part of Open House London 2016 this weekend (17th and 18th September), please stop by to say hello!


Stairs being installed in The Grand Entrance Hall, part of Isambard Kindon Brunels Thames Tunnel.

Our conversion of The Grand Entrance Hall at the Brunel Museum will be open, details on the Open House website are here (link) and you can find our more about the project on our website here (link).




Our super-flexible Anise Gallery will also be open, details on the Open House website are here (link) and you can find out more about the project on our website here (link).


Tate Harmer runs RIBA education workshop


We just ran an education workshop with the RIBA at their headquarters in Portland Place, London. Twenty five school children worked with us over three days to learn the basics of architecture including designing, drawing and model-making. In the end they constructed these four fabulous structures! Wow!!


Brunel Museum shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards

Stairs being installed in The Grand Entrance Hall, part of Isambard Kindon Brunels Thames Tunnel.

We are very excited that our Grand Entrance Hall refurbishment for the Brunel Museum has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards! The full shortlist can be viewed here.

You can see more information about the project here.


Makers Mile Totem exhibited by the RIBA

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Our Makers Mile Totems are in an RIBA exhibition titled ‘Constructing Communities’ which puts forwards ideas to promote existing communities through architectural interventions. We proposed a series of totems to signify the area called Makers Mile in Bethnal Green, to both raise awareness of the fantastic craft skills base in the area and also help advertise potential services.


Brunel Museum Sinking Shaft opens


Our renewal of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first structure, the Thames Tunnel Sinking Shaft in Rotherhithe has opened. The underground chamber is now a key part of the Brunel Museum experience and also a fantastic performance space, we even held a test gig to check the space was full operational!

You can find out more about the project here.


Tate Harmer wins the Eden Hotel project


Tate Harmer have been appointed as architects for the new 110 bedroom hotel at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The brief to deliver the greenest mid-range hotel ever is really exciting, and the project is set to be complete by July 2017.


Tate Harmer presenting at the next Architect Pitch


Tate Harmer will be presenting to industry experts and developers including Grosvenor Estates and Argent at the next Architect Pitch on 25th February. We will have three minutes to explain why we are a great architecture practice to work with!

Event Details: Architect Pitch


Hoo House on Grand Designs

Both the Grand Designs episodes featuring our Hoo House for Nat and Lucie in Woodbridge are now available at 4 On Demand, including the Suburban special with Jerry talking about the future of suburban housing, check out the links below!

grand designs

Grand Designs: Living in Suburbia


Grand Designs: Woodbridge Revisited

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