Ex-BFLS pair behind 300 new homes

The practice which came out of Hamiltons’ successor BFLS has won a scheme to design 300 homes at developer Quintain’s mixed-use site at Wembley Park in north-west London.

Flanagan Lawrence was formed last year after the end of BFLS which itself emerged from Hamiltons following the decision by figurehead Tim Hamilton to retire at the end of 2009.

Flanagan Lawrence is headed by directors Jason Flanagan and David Lawrence. Lawrence said of the win: “This scheme gives us the opportunity to create some dynamic residential architecture.”

Wembley Park will eventually be home to 12,000 people with Quintain holding consent for 5,000 homes.

Earlier this year, Grid Architects, which was set up by another Hamiltons director, Craig Casci, won planning for the next phase of residential development at the 34ha site.

The scheme, near Wembley Stadium in north-west London, includes 475 new homes. Grid has designed seven buildings from 7 to 16 storeys arranged around private gardens.

Other architects working at Wembley Park have included the Manser Practice with a Hilton hotel and Hopkins which is behind the acclaimed civic centre for Brent Council.

Quintain has said around a quarter of the 5,000 homes will be made available to the private rented sector.

The developer returned to profit in the year to March after racking up a loss last time. Its shopping centre near Wembley Stadium was opened last October and is now 90% let. Called the London Designer Outlet, it was designed by Leslie Jones Architecture.