DMA branch into sports design with first stadium project in Russia
Dexter Moren Associates have secured their first sports project in Russia for FC Spartak Moscow. Set to become a new home for the football club it will also serve as a key venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. DMA's facade design will provide a state of the art stadium that reflects the tradition and history of Moscow's national football club.
12.02.13 Plans approved for a new hotel in the heart of Wembley
Brent Council planning committee has approved our plans for a new hotel in the heart of Wembley town centre, only moments away from the iconic Wembley Stadium. The project for Euro Hotels Group entails the conversion of the former Valiant House, a three storey disused office building into a 51 bed hotel. The internal core will be reconfigured to allow for double & family sized rooms as well as the necessary upgrade of services. The redesigned entrance provides a welcoming & accessible reception and lounge area with interiors facing onto the High Road to create an active street frontage.
12.04.12 Latest news from our Perspective members
The Spring Edition of our Perspective newsletter includes a feature on Building Information Technology (BIM) and how members are using it across Europe, plus highlights from our 20 year celebration party in Madrid. Click here to download.
15.03.12 DMA make the cut for Shanghai Shop Windows
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been selected to take part in the first RIBA Shanghai Shop Windows project. Collaborating with renowned Japanese brand franc franc, DMA will be designing a new shop window display in the city's Xintiandi shopping centre, to be unveiled in September for owner Shui On Development. The RIBA London initiative is based on the success of the Regent Street Shop Windows event, now in its third year, in which architects create displays for retailers. DMA were one of nine British practices selected from 80 applicants.
23.02.12 Dexter Moren speaking at MIPIM
Dexter has been invited to speak about luxury and boutique hotel openings in London at MIPIM as part of the Hotel, Tourism and Leisure programme. Details about the event can be found here.
29.01.12 London Hotels: New kips on the block
In this Guardian article, Claire Wrathall reviews the hottest hotel openings planned for London 2012, two of which are by DMA. Click here to read in full.
20.02.12 Perspective celebrates 20th Anniversary in Madrid
At a celebratory event in Madrid, Perspective members, colleagues and clients gathered to acknowledge the accomplishments of the group over the past 20 years.
20.01.12 Rail tracks inspire DMA's latest residential project
Located next to an important transport hub, DMA are developing proposals for a new residential development wedged between Iverson Road and the railway in West Hampstead. Our concept creates two very distinct architectural treatments between the front and rear of the scheme. Additional images can be viewed here.
05.01.12 WAN Interior Design Awards
DMA's Mornington Hotel has been longlisted in the 2011 WAN Interior Design Awards. The awards celebrate and promote the best in international interior design, attracting entries from all over the world. Project images can be viewed here.
13.12.11 New designs revealed for The Morton Hotel, Russell Square
DMA’s interior team have been working to refurbish The Morton into a boutique aparthotel. Located on Russell Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, DMA’s design draws inspiration from the ideals of the Bloomsbury Group, a set of writers, artists and philosophers whose members included Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and EM Forster.
08.12.11 Sleepover Berlin 2012
Heading to the Berlin IHIF Conference next year? DMA in conjunction with Sleeper Magazine are planning a networking event that promises to be a little different. Full details can be found on the website here.
01.12.11 Refurbishment to Menzies Hotels
DMA have been appointed to work with Menzies Hotels to refurbish their Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell ahead of the London Olympics. New concepts will be produced for the bedrooms and public spaces to enhance the property's successful conferencing & entertainment facilities.
17.11.11 Tobacco Dock Hotel & Aparthotel Secures Planning
Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning consent on behalf of acclaimed international developers Al Mubarakia for a destination led hotel and aparthotel at the site of the Tobacco Dock in East London.
02.11.11 Dexter Moren Associates win Hotel Designer / Architect of the Year Award
Dexter Moren Associates have been announced as Hotel Designer / Architect / Constructor of the Year at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Awards, held at a ceremony at London's Hilton Metropole Hotel on Tuesday 1st November 2011.
01.11.11 Design to Planning in four months
Royal Docks hotel gets green light from Newham Council. Hotel specialist architects Dexter Moren Associates have secured planning consent from London Borough of Newham on behalf of the developer, FORTUS for a 204 bedroom Express by Holiday Inn at Royal Docks.
21.10.11 Big names check into London
In today's issue of Building Design Magazine, Pamela Buxton provides a report on the state of the London hotel market, with input by Dexter Moren. Click here to read the full article.
11.10.11 New Appointments at Dexter Moren Associates
Architect and Urban Designer Nikolaj Mitens and Architect Mark Wood have been appointed to join the management team as Associates.
04.10.11 The Mandeville Hotel set for expansion
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been appointed to work with The Mandeville Hotel to submit plans for expansion. Located in the heart of Marylebone, this high-end luxury hotel provides 142 bedrooms, 6 suites, and a unique Penthouse, with award-winning cuisine at the deVille Restaurant and the deVigne Bar. DMA's proposal will look at extending and remodelling the tower to address the hotels prominence from Marylebone Lane to increase and improve their bedroom offering.
04.10.11 Travelodge London City Opens
Working on behalf of ING with Wilmott Dixon Interiors, Dexter Moren Associates have completed Travelodge London City. Housed within a listed building formerly used as offices, DMA have reconfigured the building to enable the most efficient use of space, providing a total of 74 bedrooms. Accessed via a cobbled mews off St.Swithin's Lane, the hotel provides convenient accommodation in the heart of the City.
30.09.11 Sleep Conference Programme Announced
Dexter will be speaking on a panel with Andrew Sangster, Hotel Analyst, Martin Armitstead, Wyndham Hotel Group and Timothy Walton, Marriott Hotels International, to discuss the importance of design in helping to attract guests to a hotel property. How much scope is there for variation at the individual property level from core brand design principles? How does this vary as you move up the segment scale from budget to luxury? The Sleep Event. 23rd-24th November, Business Design Centre, London. For further information visit www.thesleepevent.com
26.09.11 Dexter Moren Associates shortlisted for IHIF Hotel Award
DMA are delighted to be shortlisted as the designer / architect / contractor firm of the year. These new awards have been established by Hotel Analyst, offering an opportunity for the industry to recognise who they believe to be best in class in Europe. The judges will be looking for the firm that has demonstrated the best value added work around hotel investment. Factors will include an ability to overcome unique challenges, provide creative solutions to problems or to deliver value enhancement to clients. Read more about the awards here.
22.09.11 New blog follows transformation of The Ampersand Hotel
DMA's Interior Team have launched a new blog which will follow the transormation 2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensington into a luxury boutique hotel. Click here to view the site or to sign up for rss feeds.
16.09.11 Helsinki Office Trip
DMA's annual office study trip took the team to Helsinki to coincide with the opening of Helsinki Design Week. For three days DMA were immersed in Finnish design and culture, exploring a range of iconic projects by the likes of Aalto, Saarinen and Holl to name but a few. As well as participating in the festivities of design week the highlights of the itinerary consisted of a guided tour around the Aalto house, quietly absorbing the atmosphere of the Temppelianko Church and exploring the vast fortification of Suoemelinna Island.
16.08.11 Royal Dock hotel submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted plans for a new 204 bedroom Express by Holiday Inn Hotel to the London Borough of Newham.
02.08.11 Dexter Moren Associates look to opportunities in India
Last week Dexter Moren and Jacqui Labb travelled to Hyderabad for the official office opening of CADA Design India - an architecture, interior design and branding company of which DMA are an affiliate partner.
08.07.11 Montcalm London City Opens
Dexter Moren Associates have been working with Precis Holdings since 2010, assisting to convert the former 18th Century Whitbread Brewery into a luxury Montcalm hotel. Fronting Chiswell Street and bounded by Milton Street & Silk Street the new hotel provides 235 luxury rooms with associated leisure facilities in a prominent location between the Barbican and office towers surrounding Moorgate. DMA secured planning consent and reworked the unoccupied building to enable a full service hotel whilst achieving 30 additional rooms.
08.07.11 Hotel Trends & Tourism
The latest edition of New London Quarterly includes a review of the London Tourism sector with a feature on hotel trends by Dexter Moren. Click here to read the full article.
25.05.11 The Grosvenor Kensington is set to become a stunning boutique hotel
Following an invited design competition DMA's interior design team have been appointed to transform 2- 10 Harrington Road South Kensington into a headline boutique hotel.
25.05.11 Delivering the Shangri La at The Shard
Dexter Moren Associates are delighted to have been appointed by Shangri La Hotels and Cyril Sweet to support the design team on the technical delivery of this iconic development.
24.05.11 New resorts planned for Cape Verde
DMA are delighted to have been appointed by The Resort Group PLC to masterplan two new resorts at Sal Island and Boa Vista, Cape Verde. The Resort Group specialise in beach front property and property investment and have delivered a number of world class resorts.
24.05.11 Dexter Moren Associates to deliver largest UK Hampton Inn by Hilton
Dexter Moren Associates has been appointed by Rising Star Ltd to deliver one of the largest Hampton by Hilton hotels outside of the U.S. Our hotel specialist team is currently progressing the detailed design package.
10.05.11 RISE housing development launched at Alperton Village
Ascending from the banks of the Grand Union Canal stands the newly completed Alperton Village; a mixed use, mixed tenure development which aspires to play a key role in the creation of a vibrant waterfront precinct for people to live, play and work.
06.05.11 New Images of the Westminster Intercontinental released
DMA's interior design team have produced a series of new visuals showcasing the concept for the 254 bedroom Westminster Intercontinental, currently under construction.
14.04.11 Latest thinking in Healthcare Design
Arnold Burger from Perspective Netherlands recently spoke at the NLA Healthcare Conference to showcase his innovative approach to healthcare design and management in Europe. His award winning projects provide a new way of thinking focused around flexibility and prevention. DMA's hotel team are currently working with Arnold's healthcare team to develop a new "medical hotel" design concept. Watch this space!
07.04.11 Premier Inn Waterloo under construction at site of former General Lying-In Hospital
Dexter Moren Associates have been appointed by Sisk and GLI Developments to develop a 234 bed Premier Inn hotel at the prominent junction of York Road and Addington Street near Waterloo Station and County Hall.
25.03.11 New Hotels in London - breakfast talk
Dexter Moren will be speaking at the NLA breakfast seminar "New Hotels in London" on Friday 8th April, reviewing both the Hilton Bankside and Tobacco Dock Boutique Hotel. Click here to reserve your free place.
24.03.11 Luxury Montcalm hotel under construction at Whitbread Brewery site
Construction is now underway at the site of the former 18th Century Whitbread Brewery for conversion into a luxury Montcalm Hotel for Precis Holdings.
22.03.11 Building for London's Visitor Economy
Speaking at this NLA half-day conference, Dexter will discuss the new hotel brands that are opening in the capital and give insight into the key design principles across these budget and luxury brands. Dexter will also provide a perspective on the challenges and opportunities of working as an architect within the London market.
14.03.11 Vauxhall Travelodge secures planning
Vauxhall Travelodge has been given the green light by Lambeth Council, designed by DMA on behalf of Salmon Developments.
10.03.11 The Library Bar shortlisted for design award
The Library Bar at the recently completed Mornington Hotel in Bayswater has been shortlisted for the 2011 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Dexter Moren Associates specialist Hospitality Team has been growing from strength to strength and is delighted to be recognised by industry peers.
18.02.11 Hilton Bankside starts on site
Construction has commenced on the Hilton Bankside. It will become Tate Modern's closest 5 star hotel when it opens in May 2012.
27.01.11 New hotel & aparthotel planned for Tobacco Dock
DMA are currently working with acclaimed international developers Messila House and a team lead by CBRE to create an exciting new destination led hotel and aparthotel at the site of the former Tobacco Dock in East London.
11.01.11 Wall-less wireless office receives Design Award
DMA's creative approach to transforming a redundant warehouse for Camden Town Unlimited has been recognised as the joint winner of the office conversion category at New London Architecture's Don't Move, Improve! Awards.
30.11.10 Express Extension
DMA have secured planning consent on behalf of Splendid Hotels for an extension to the Earls Court Holiday Inn Express, which was also originally designed and built by the practice. The extension will provide 50 new bedrooms over three floors at the rear of the site, suspended above a ground floor car park servicing the existing premises.
01.11.10 Network Housing Group announce architects for Framework Agreement
Dexter Moren Associates is delighted to announce it has been selected for Network Housing Group's Architectural Framework Agreement. The practice will be working on a wide range of new build residential buildings, and occasionally community or commercial buildings, offering a mixture of tenures to meet the needs of local communities.
25.10.10 Dexter Moren Associates complete boutique hotel
DMA's team of hotel specialist designers have completed the refurbishment of the Mornington Hotel at Lancaster Gate.
08.09.10 100% Design Hospitality & Leisure Forum
Come and hear Dexter speak at the 100% Design Hospitality & Leisure Seminar, 23rd September, at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London. He will be joined by a distinguished panel to discuss a range of pertinent issues affecting building owners, developers and designers active in the leisure sector.
08.09.10 DMA shortlisted for Hotel & Leisure Architect of the Year Award
The shortlist has been announced for the Architect of the Year Awards 2010. DMA is delighted to be recognised within the Hotel & Leisure category, the only award which acknowledges a body of work rather than a single building, which collectively have consistently achieved high architectural standards and made an outstanding contribution. Winners will be announced in November 2010.
06.08.10 DMA secure planning permission for Kings Cross Hotel
DMA has helped secure planning permission for a change of use to develop a hotel in Kings Cross on behalf of Romulus Construction Ltd. The hotel, which sits opposite the British Library, will provide 270 bedrooms with offices on the upper floors and retail at ground floor.
27.07.10 New hotel for prominent Manchester site
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted designs into planning for a new 187 bed contemporary hotel on behalf of West Properties, located at the junction of Rochdale Road and Sharp Street.
27.07.10 Positions available for Part II / III architects
DMA are currently looking for architects with outstanding design, technical and presentation skills to join our team to work on luxury & boutique hotels in the UK and abroad. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience and be proficient in Autocad. Please send your CV with examples of work to Wan Yau: firstname.lastname@example.org
10.06.10 Barking Tower submitted into planning
Dexter Moren Associates have submitted designs into planning on behalf of CoPlan Estates for a new mixed use hotel alongside Barking station.
13.05.10 Designing for the Modern Office User @ NLA
Dexter Moren will be presenting a case study on our recent design concept for “Collective” Camden, a creative re-use of an empty warehouse into a wall-less, wire-less office.
15.04.10 Hotel & Leisure: Design and Construction conference
This one day conference organised by Building magazine will cover the latest developments in the design and construction of hotels & leisure specific to London. As an invited speaker at the conference Dexter Moren will be providing: insight into what is required for a successful partnership between client, architect and hotel operator; an understanding of the value of design in hotel development partnerships; and examples of hotels where cost per key shows a higher ration of return and how this can be achieved through design that benefits both the client and operator.
08.04.10 Launching Collective
15-37a Camden High Street, NW1 7JE
Wednesday 14 April, 6:30-8:30pm
Camden Town Unlimited invites you to an innovative new event space designed by Dexter Moren Associates. A collaboration between Camden Town and the brightest design/business talent from UCL and Central St Martins.
A limited number of tickets are available for this launch. To reserve your place, RSVP to: email@example.com
06.04.10 DMA secures planning in Twickenham
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning consent on behalf of its clients, Blackfriars Investments, Aviva and Travelodge Hotels Ltd for a 111-bed hotel on London Road in Twickenham.
18.03.10 Green Light for Sustainable Heathrow Hotel
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning consent from Hillingdon Council for a new 200 bed hotel along the Bath Road. Designed for Skyport Enterprise it represents DMA’s most sustainably designed hotel to date.
08.02.10 London's Hotels: Planning for Growth
Dexter Moren and Wan Yau will both be presenting during New London Architecture's February hotel programme.
01.02.10 DMA announce key promotions
Dexter Moren Associates is delighted to announce the promotion of three key team members. Jacqui Labb will join Dexter, Wan and Herbert as Director, whilst Kate Sandle and Jonathan Picardo have been promoted as Associates.
22.12.09 DMA embarks on its first project in Libya
Following on from an initial visit to Tripoli in June 2009, DMA are delighted to announce their first resort project in Libya for the ESDF.
18.12.09 Welcome to The Meadow
DMA's response to this international design competition for social housing seeks to demonstrate, with an emphasis on design quality and energy efficiency, that affordable living does not equate to ordinary housing.
24.11.09 New brand concept for Trocadero
Dexter Moren Associates has released images of its design concept for the regeneration of London's famous Trocadero. The new proposals, submitted into Westminster Council, are for development of a new brand concept which will see a 495 bed hotel developed behind the listed facade.
12.11.09 Great Northern Hotel
DMA has been appointed as lead architect and will work with a consortium led by RAM, to restore and redevelop the Great Northern into a luxury boutique hotel at King's Cross Central.
02.10.09 Pop Up Party
On Wed 23rd September DMA hosted a private view at its temporary pop-up shop on the Camden High Street. Attended by over 100 people guests mingled and networked well into the evening.
15.09.09 4 x airport hotels
DMA has secured outlining planning for four new hotels at London's leading airports - Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - which will provide a total of 1,570 rooms at a value of £125m for the Arora Family Trust.
09.09.09 DMA pop-up
We are excited to announce the opening of London's first Architecture pop up shop as a result of an innovative collaboration between Dexter Moren Associates, Conran Design Group, Camden Town Unlimited and Camden Council.
20.08.09 European Hotel Design Awards
DMA announces two projects shortlisted at the 2009 European Hotel Design Awards.
10.08.09 Woodhouse Lane Hotel Approved
Dexter Moren Associates has secured planning permission for a proposed new hotel in Leeds. Featuring a destination rooftop bar the 14 storey 244 bed hotel will provide breathtaking views over Leeds taking in the Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall.
07.08.09 Dexter Moren’s Hotel Jazzes Up Regal House
Skyscraper news reports on DMA's design for a new Travelodge near Twickenham Stadium.
01.07.09 Sustainable design across borders
19.06.09 DMA win competition to design Thailand Resort
Dexter Moren Associates and J2 have won an international design competition to expand and refurbish the Amari Coral Beach Resort in Thailand.
Situated on a secluded headland next to the popular Patong Beach in Phuket, the existing resort offers panoramic sea views and a private beach.
New luxury accommodation with private balconies and plunge pools, a "grazing" restaurant, bar and lounge form part of the scheme.
25.05.09 London Intercontinental starts on site
Construction of DMA's design for a new Intercontinental hotel in London's St. James Park has started on site. DMA’s scheme will transform the existing Queen Anne’s Chambers to create a luxury 5 star hotel featuring a new arrival canopy and porte cochere leading guests into an atrium reception.
22.04.09 Beaumont House is brought back to life
Beaumont Estate in Windsor is set in 40 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds which date back to the 14th century. Originally a private residence, then a boy's school and a training college, Principal Hayley took ownership of the land and has since invested £8.1 million to restore and convert it into an upscale hotel & conference venue.
DMA were appointed as lead consultants and architects to assist in the renovation and extension of the property which notably included the reinstatement of an 18th Century Chapel for use as a bespoke functions and event space. Our role also involved creation of 72 bespoke luxury guestrooms and refurbishments to public spaces in The White House.
21.04.09 New Marriott is officially open
This competition winning design for a 218 bedroom hotel with restaurant, bar and conference facilities for Kew Green Hotels was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by Mr Bill Marriott. It represents the first new build "Courtyard" brand in the UK.
11.02.09 AJ Hotel Design 09
This conference will provide an indepth look at the specific issues which affect the hotel sector. Topics include successfully managing costs, realising what clients want, exploring future trends in hotel architecture, sustainable design, along with a debate on the priorities of stakeholders in the design process.
Dexter Moren will be speaking about opportunities in hotel design overseas.
For further information or a conference brochure please visit Emap Conferences.
07.01.09 Ramada at Heathrow opens
The recently opened Ramada Heathrow provides business and leisure travellers with a conveniently located new 200 bed contemporary hotel. The scheme is both new build and conversion with a glazed colonnade linking the two.