Planning News

The MSA Planning Team have had a busy start to 2019 and have already secured planning permission for in excess of a million square feet of employment floorspace at a number of sites since the start of the year, with applications recently submitted for a further million square feet of floorspace at sites in Trafford in the North West of England and adjacent to Glasgow Airport in Renfrewshire. 

Planning Permission was recently secured at the following sites:

- Former BA Engineering site in Hayes – redevelopment to intensify use of the site for circa 17,000 sq m of flexible employment use

- Nowhurst Business Park – development of a site outside the built up area boundary to provide c. 27,000 sq m of flexible employment use to meet the future needs of Horsham

- Clipstone Park, Leighton Buzzard – Secured greater flexibility and more floorspace on a Green Belt development site to provide c. 49,000 sq m for flexible employment use

- The Hub, Burgess Hill – planning approval for the second phase of development to provide a unit of circa 5,000 sq m for a specific occupier




..and NCD2019 was the biggest and best one yet!

This year was No-Cannes-Do’s 10th Birthday…and what a fantastic event it turned out to be! 

Guest numbers were at a record high, the OXO Tower was beautifully dressed, the food was delicious, the beer was cool and everyone was on fabulous form. The sun even showed up for a little while.

We had high hopes for charity this year, and the generosity shown on the day exceeded expectations! Over £15k was raised for Mental Health UK through an afternoon of revelry... it doesn’t get better than that!

No-Cannes-Do has become not only an annual industry highlight but ‘hands down the best event of the year!’ according to one happy guest

We’re extremely proud to be a host of what has turned into ‘the industry’s favorite party’ and we are very much looking forward to 2020.

Requests to be on the next guest list are already coming in!  … “keep me on the list it’s the best “do” on the circuit!”

MSA gives a huge thanks to everyone who turned out to make it such a fabulous day!


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MSA Absolutely delighted to be

Sponsoring No-Cannes-Do’s

10th Anniversary!

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What an event to be hosting and it’s looking to be the biggest turnout yet!

10 years of No-Cannes-Do…who would have thought! And it has become not only an annual industry highlight but ‘hands down the best event of the year!’ apparently

We’re extremely proud to be sponsoring such a wonderful event, and so happy to be enjoying the celebrations at London’s iconic OXO Tower once again.

We’re hoping the fundraising reaches another level this year … £10k for NCD’s 10th Birthday! All donations going to Mental Health UK. Let’s see what happens!

As usual demand to attend No-Cannes-Do has exceeded capacity and the response this year was especially overwhelming. Requests to be on the 2020 guest list are already coming in!  … “keep me on the list it’s the best “do” on the circuit!”


Works Begin...

…on Bessemer Park (previously Peel Logistics Park). The development has been re-named in homage to Sir Henry Bessemer, whose steel-making process would become the most important technique for making steel for near on a century, from 1856 to 1950. Bessemer was one of the most significant innovators of the Second Industrial Revolution and a key player in establishing the town of Sheffield as a major industrial centre.

Phase 1 is due for completion Q4 of 2019.

Southend YMCA

Michael Sparks Associates have been working with Landaid to provide ProBono architectural services to Southend YMCA and develop a brief for their building project. During the feasibility stages MSA prepared a number of design proposals to improve the existing facilities at Southend YMCA that will improve the efficiency in the operation of the organisation and deliver a better space for its users.

The work provided by MSA so far has saved Southend YMCA an estimated £9,000 and 10 days towards their property study.

Southend YMCA has given a 5-star rating for the service that both LandAid and MSA provided, and said “the meetings and workshops they facilitated helped us to form a brief and conjoin competing demands.. MSA had a very inclusive approach to architecture. This ensure the feasibility study…met the needs of homeless young people (for accommodation and ancillary space) and staff delivery needs”.

MSA will continue to offer support and services to Southend YMCA to assist them in achieving the building they need.

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