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.


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.


Capacity, Dartford

Michael Sparks Associates have submitted a planning application to Dartford Borough Council for two buildings at Exton Estates’s Capacity development at Dartford.

One of the units has been designed around the requirements of a specific industrial occupier and will amount to 8,500 sq m floor area, whilst the other is a 7,000 sq m speculative unit. Both buildings are targeted to achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.

This planning application follows on the successful completion of the Fedex/TNT mail distribution facility within the same development, which was also designed by Michael Sparks Associates and completed in October 2016.

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