News

MSA retains The Planet Mark™

certification for 4th consecutive year 

 
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MSA has retained The Planet Mark™ Certification after cutting its total operational carbon footprint by 13% in 2016-17, compared to the previous year.

The Planet Mark™ Certificate recognises MSA's good practice in sustainability, including: 

  • measuring carbon emissions from electricity, fleet, water and travel
  • cutting its total carbon footprint by 13%
  • Reducing its electricity emissions by 18%
  • investing in the Eden Project to support education on climate change 
  • storing 260 tCO2e by protecting one acre of endangered rainforest through the charity Cool Earth 
  • committing to engage employees and suppliers to drive improvements.

MSA has set a further 5% carbon reduction target for its next annual reporting period.

Presenting the award, founder of The Planet Mark™ Steve Malkin, said: “The team at MSA has been relentless in reducing its carbon emissions. MSA is a great example of how sustainability becomes a way of doing business and that ongoing carbon reduction is something we can all achieve.”

 

Planning Permission

Granted for exemplar scheme

The former Nestle site has recently received planning permission for a joint venture between Barratt London and SEGRO PLC to provide a mixed use development with 1,381 new homes and 22,700 sqm of employment space.

MSA has worked closely with the housing architects and the scheme includes new cladding systems, retention and restoration of the eastern Truscon elevation of the original Wallis Gilbert Factory, and extensive improvements to the Grand Union Canal.

The scheme has been described as exemplar by the Greater London Authority seeing the intensification of both housing and employment in close proximity, and we expect the employment buildings to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

MSA secures planning

for new hotel     

Michael Sparks Associates have been granted planning permission for a brand new 113-bedroom hotel on the North Circular at SEGRO Park, Newham. This is an industrial-led development with DPD already on site. Works are due for completion later this year as part of the East + portfolio for SEGRO and the Greater London Assembly.

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100 years: votes for women

This week marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed, allowing women over 30 in the UK the essential right to vote. 

Here are the women of Michael Sparks Associates posing for a celebratory photograph.

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Pprospero, Antsy: Meggitt

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Michael Sparks Associates are the architects and lead designers for the new 45,000 sq m (487,170 sq ft) manufacturing facility at Ansty, near Coventry, which has just been submitted to Rugby Borough Council for planning. The project includes a full fit-out, and is due to commence on site in September 2018. The project forms the first phase of a much wider masterplan (for which Michael Sparks Associates are also the master planners), that will create a major extension to Ansty Business Park.