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Company background  MTA (Michael Trentham Architects) is an award winning architecture firm established in SE1 London to create contemporary, innovative buildings on time and on budget in the residential, retail, leisure, and office sectors. The practice was founded after extensive experience directing architectural projects in the Middle East and London.   Our approach  Design quality and simplicity is fundamental to our work, ranging from one-off pieces of furniture to large new build mixed use projects. We work closely with clients and consultants from planning to construction, analyising the restrictions and constraints to create efficient, innovative and well built spaces for living, working and relaxing. Our objective for each project is to exceed your expectations, within your budget and timescale. We believe that good architecture directly influences the quality of our lives and is generated by the spiritual as well as material needs of people. We are committed to low energy and sustainable design. We creatively use colour, light and everyday materials as well as technology, where appropriate. We work as a team, together with our clients, consultants and a range of specialist suppliers to achieve design excellence and exceed your objectives.  Areas of expertise  Our expertise ranges from individual Grade Two Listed refurbishments and extensions to modern new build schemes. We offer a full range of architectural services including: interior design, urban planning, feasibility studies and project management.   Team Our team has the experience and expertise to deliver the highest level of professionalism at every stage of the project. We have a reputation for combining a practical approach with creativity to create contemporary and innovative buildings.
"I have worked with MTA on a number of development schemes, over 10 years & we have a 100% record of achieving planning with them – Michael is well liked and respected by the planning officers, primarily down to his insistence on quality design and materials, plus importantly knowing when to compromise. His developments are ones people really want to live in….and they stand the test of time. Tom Sherwood, Sherwood Street Ltd "Michael worked with us on a major project in 2013, on our Victorian terraced house within a conservation area. Getting approval from the council involved a very complex negotiation with the planning department which ended up taking over two years. Michael supported us through this process which was at times extremely frustrating. MTA managed the initial application, subsequent alterations, additional studies required to support the application, through to the eventual planning committee meeting.  After securing planning permission MTA delivered a wonderful, detailed design for our house and then worked with us to find builders. They managed the bid/ tender process, eventually producing a detailed contract, statement of works and design specification. MTA then managed the build process end-to-end, working with the  builder, building control, engineers and party wall surveyor to find a consensus to all issues that arose. The build was made very difficult with an awkward neighbour. MTA managed to diffuse all issues that came up and delivered the project on time and on budget. MTA strike an amazing balance, achieving a wonderful ascetic design, but also managing to focus on the practical and budgetary constraints of such a project. Michael is passionate about design and never compromised on his vision for our house, which is now a wonderful family home. Every day we appreciate the attention to detail be brought to the project.  I would not hesitate to recommend MTA - we would never have been to able to achieve our dream house, delivered within a budget we could afford, without Michael.”   Vaughan Kingston  "I recently bought a Grade II listed Georgian house in London and was looking for a local architect who could help me to prepare the planning applications for the refurbishment works. I came across Michael Trentham Architects because they had previously designed a spectacular modern basement extension for my house which blends extremely well with the original building. For this project, they also intervened in securing the planning permission and supervising the building works. Among other refurbishment works, I was looking to install double glazed windows, which was quite an ambitious task in listed building and unprecedented in our borough. With the unremitting aid of Michael Trentham Architects, our planning application for slim double glazing succeeded in appeal. Their professionalism in gaining this planning permission in challenging circumstances was utterly exemplary. Working with them was easy. They were motivated from the very beginning. The planning applications were submitted swiftly, they responded quickly to emails, paid attention to every remark, provided excellent advice and explained every of their proposals. They were confident, efficient, rigorous, and knowledgeable with local council policies. I cannot thank Michael and his team enough for the great work they have done and all the patience they have shown. It was a pleasure of working with them. I would undoubtedly use them again in the future and definitely recommend them to my friends and neighbours.”  Gita Brochard "We engaged Michael Trentham Architects having looked at the redesign of a house in our street and the recommendation given by the neighbours concerned. Ours was a similar property in need of refurbishment and modernisation, but at the same time we were keen to retain some of its 1930’s character.Michael Trentham Architects were very professional, informative and friendly throughout the entire project. They produced a design that took on board our wishes and we were given 3 costed options that allowed us to make sensible choices that took account of the budget available. They successfully negotiated with the local Planning Authorities and offered helpful advice when we had to choose between the Builders that tendered for the project.  During the building phase itself we met both Michael Trentham Architects and the Builder on site on a weekly basis and were able to discuss and resolve any unforeseen problems. Consequently we felt involved throughout, and were grateful for the overall project management undertaken by Michael Trentham Architects.  The imaginative use of space means that we now enjoy a modern open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room space and a spacious and comfortable loft conversion containing a bedroom and bathroom. The project was completed only one week over the projected time frame due to unavoidable rebuilding of a wall, and as close to the projected budget as we could have hoped for.  We are delighted with ‘our new home’ and very grateful for the work undertaken by Michael Trentham and his team. It was a pleasure working with them all. We would very happily use Michael Trentham Architects again and would certainly recommend them to anyone considering undertaking a similar project." Simon Freeman & Ros Davies
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Press MTA office in Grange Yard featured on DWELL Articles - "A tiny live-work addition crowns a historic London house”. linkJanuary 2016 MTA won Best of Houzz 2016 award.  link January 2016 MTA office at Grange Yard - Shortlisted for Best Home Extensions 2015, ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ competition by NLA / RIBA. Featured on DailyMai.  link January 2016 Grove Park - Longlisted for Best Home Extensions 2015, ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ competition by NLA / RIBA.  link January 2016 The Crown / Park View - has now been successfully completed and has been submitted for various awards. Featured on the AJ  link August 2015 Grove Hill - Shortlisted for Best Home Extensions 2014, Don’t Move, Improve! competition NLA / RIBA link November 2014 MTA interview with DMlights - "Getting the most out of your home with Michael Trentham Architects" link Won Planning permission for ground floor and roof extension on Bramfield Road, London Borugh of Wandsworth September 2014 Groundbreaking double basement extension won at Bolney Gate ,London Borough of Kensignton & Chelsea September 2014 Won appeal for rear extension to 10 Alma Grove in the Thorburn Conservation Area. September 2014 Planning granted for a ground breaking 3 storey extension for a victorian house on Hayles Street, London Borough of Southwark August 2014 Planning permision won to convert traditional butterfly roof to a luxurious terrace ontop of a Victorian House in the West Square Conservation Area, London Borough of Southwark August 2014 Planning granted for a roof terrace opposite the Imperial War Museum, London Borough of Southwark August 2014 Shortlisted for SUPERSYSCRAPPER awards 2014! Ground breaking Planning permission granted for a roof terrace ontop of a victorian house on Hayles Street - West Square Conservation Area, London Borough of SouthwarkMay 2014 Planning perission won for a lierally grounbreaking basement extension at 14 Barkham Terrace,  February 2014 Landmark Case! Won Appeal for West Square Conservation Area Grade II listed Georgian House for slimline double glazed windows setting a precedence in the London Borough of Southwark! February 2014 Won Listed building consent for West Square Grade II listed terraced Georgian House  January 2014 MTA shortlisted for BD small hotel competition - issue 16 November 2012 Planning permission won for Putney Bridge Road - featured on BD news and BD online -  issue 13 July 2012 Planning permission won for Ridge Road - featured on BD online 21 July 2012 Planning permission won for Annington Mere - featured on BD online 2 July 2102 Planning permission won for Crosby row featured on AJ online 21 April 2011 Planning permisson won for The Marlborough, Southwark - featured on AJ online 10 February 2012 Planning permision won for Grimsby Street. Featured on the news page in the AJ. 26th February 2009  2009 Febuary Issue of Grand Design. MTA Featured in "Ask the Architect" section  MTA nominated for Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA) 2008. Work exhibited at New London Architecture (NLA) at the Building Design Centre, Store Street  Grimsby Street featured in Building Design Magazine. 17th October 2008  10 Barkham Terrace featured on Channel4, Property Ladder, Series 6, Episode 4, Febuary 2008  Grimsby Street featured in Architects Journal 17th April 2008   Gap House featured in Building Design Magazine April 2008  12 Barkham Terrace featured in Real Homes November 2007  “T” Factory featured in OSC (Off Site Construction magazine) Autumn 2006.  Bermondsey Square project featured in Architects Journal 17th August 06.  Mile End project featured in The Guardian Weekend magazine, 24th June 2006.  “T” Factory featured on World Architecture News June 2006.  “T” Factory featured in Building Design magazine 16th June 2006.  Clapham Project Feature in Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, December issue 2005.  Mile End project feature on Richard and Judy Channel 4, September 2005.  Bermondsey residence. Filmed for Channel 4 series “Room for Improvement” aired May 11th, 2005.has 
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JobsMTA are looking for an UK experienced architect to join our London studio to work on a diverse portfolio of UK work. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional leadership and design skills. You need to have a thorough knowledge of the planning system, contract administration and be self motivated, articulate, confident and hardworking. We are a growing company and looking for candidates wanting to rise to associate level and more. Ability to set and meet deadlines essential. Proficiency in auto-cad, sketch up and Adobe Creative suite required. To apply for this position you must be eligible to work in the UK without Visa restrictions. Candidates without solid UK practice experience and an up-to-date knowledge of planning and construction stage processes and methods will not be considered. Please send cover letter, CV, sample portfolio (up to 5MB) and include salary expunction by email to mail@mtarch.co.uk
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Company background  Michael Trentham Architects was established in SE1 London to create contemporary, innovative buildings on time and on budget in the residential, retail, leisure, and office sectors. The practice was founded after extensive experience directing architectural projects in the Middle East and London.   Our approach  Design quality and simplicity is fundamental to our work, ranging from one-off pieces of furniture to large new build mixed use projects. We work closely with clients and consultants from planning to construction, analyising the restrictions and constraints to create efficient, innovative and well built spaces for living, working and relaxing. Our objective for each project is to exceed your expectations, within your budget and timescale. We believe that good architecture directly influences the quality of our lives and is generated by the spiritual as well as material needs of people. We are committed to low energy and sustainable design. We creatively use colour, light and everyday materials as well as technology, where appropriate. We work as a team, together with our clients, consultants and a range of specialist suppliers to achieve design excellence and exceed your objectives.  Areas of expertise  Our expertise ranges from individual Grade Two Listed refurbishments and extensions to modern new build schemes. We offer a full range of architectural services including: interior design, urban planning, feasibility studies and project management.   Team Our team has the experience and expertise to deliver the highest level of professionalism at every stage of the project. We have a reputation for combining a practical approach with creativity to create contemporary and innovative buildings.
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