12/11/2019 Rupert unveils his 'exploded visuals' exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club

With over 30 years of architectural experience in hospitality and education, Rupert has amassed a comprehensive collection of exploded visuals of notable projects during the Mackenzie Wheeler timeline. These are excellent tools primarily to communicate to the end user the intricacies of the design both internally and externally, with particular emphasis on how the buildings will be used.

The sketches have since taken on a life of their own, and the practice were delighted when Rupert was invited to display examples of his life's work at the Chelsea Arts Club. The exhibition opens on 12th November, running until 3rd December. Viewing by appointment.

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21/03/2019 The Cookery School at The Grand York opens!

Having recently completed phase 2 of the redevelopment and expansion of the Grand Hotel York, MW were delighted to continue their long-standing working relationship with Splendid Hospitality in the design of a brand-new state of the art Cookery School.

The School forms part of the Grand Hotel, York’s only 5* hotel, and will cater for the general public and hotel guests alike.

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05/03/2019 Rupert Wheeler reports to Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission

Rupert was invited to attend the Tower Hamlets Brexit Commission where he represented the interests of small to medium sized businesses ahead of the upcoming departure from the European Union

An extract from Rupert's text is above. See full publication on the link below.

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04/03/2019 Hall & Woodhouse Wichelstowe open for business

Continuing our longstanding involvement in the expanding Hall & Woodhouse public house portfolio, MW are proud to announce the opening of H&W Wichelstowe. H&W will be a flagship venue for Hall & Woodhouse Ltd occupying a prominent canal-side site in Wichelstowe town centre, a new town under development to the south of Swindon.

The pub is an important asset for the emerging community, and in its design we’ve drawn on research coming out of our ‘What is a nice old pub…….if it must be new?’ project. H&W Wichelstowe represents Phase I of a two stage project, with projected Phase II involving the construction of a 24 key hotel.

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27/11/2018 Hall and Woodhouse Wichelstowe complete!

Continuing our longstanding involvement in the expanding Hall & Woodhouse public house portfolio, MW are proud to announce completion of the main construction phase of H&W Wichelstowe. Due to open in February 2019, H&W will be a flagship venue for Hall & Woodhouse Ltd occupying a prominent canal-side site in Wichelstowe town centre, a new town under development to the south of Swindon.

The pub will be an important asset for the emerging community, and in its design we’ve drawn on research coming out of our ‘What is a nice old pub…….if it must be new?’ project. H&W Wichelstowe represents Phase I of a two stage project, with projected Phase II involving the construction of a 24 key hotel.

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08/02/2018 Bristol Cathedral Primary School Opens

Bristol Cathedral Primary School opened its doors for the first time in their new home in the recently converted lower floors of the Bristol Central Library. Mackenzie Wheeler think the unique setting of a beautiful grade 1 listed building will prove to be an inspiring educational environment for the children of Bristol.

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19/01/2018 Chichester Free School Aerial Footage

Check out the excellent drone footage of Mackenzie Wheeler's Chichester Free School midway through construction!

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09/01/2018 Wichelstowe Pub & Hotel Granted Planning Consent

Designs for a new canal-side public house and hotel in Wichelstowe, Swindon have been granted planning consent by Swindon Borough Council.

 

The new build 700m2 pub and 24 guest room hotel will be situated in the heart of the 300 hectare Wichelstowe development immediately to the south of Swindon and the pub will serve some 4,500 new homes in the district.

 

 

Mackenzie Wheeler have now completed the detailed design drawings and the project is currently being tendered with a view to commencing on site in early spring.  

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03/01/2018 Grand Hotel York Extension Nearing Completion!

The final phase of the Grand Hotel York extension is underway. The building is gradually revealing itself, having been hidden behind a screen of scaffolding for over 2 years. The 1st glimpses of the extension are very encouraging, with a long awaited view of the Oriel window at the junction of Rougier St and Tanner Row. 

The window is formed from two 6 metre lengths of structural glass and supported by steel trimmers which in turn support the corner of the original ribbed concrete floors. The street level scaffold will be removed in due course which will reveal a pedestrian route through the corner of the building which will help to enliven what was once a nondecript street corner. More updates on the way!

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06/11/2017 The Grand Hotel York Work in Progress

Under new ownership of the Splendid Hotel Group, Mackenzie Wheeler were appointed to design a proposal to provide an extra 100 guest rooms to the Grand Hotel through the incorporation of a dated 1970s office block known locally as Roman House. The above photos are a before and after shot of the Roman House extension from Rougier St showing modifications to the windows, extended brickwork at 3rd floor and the new rooftop addition at 4th floor. 

Scaffolding is now being removed section by section to reveal various interesting modifications to the building, including a new feature oriel window at the corner of Tanner Row and Rougier St.

We will keep you updated with further developments!

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