Squire and Partners in Lambeth

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by ricbake, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    If your refering to your previous post I commented on you said you didn't know anything about the bosses at Squires. Now ur saying you are talking from direct knowledge.
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  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I talk to architects. Including local ones. My view of Squires is partly informed by them.
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  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I talk from direct knowledge about the architectural profession generally, what tends to be the motivation behind what kind of work is taken on, and how much salaried architects are paid, which is a lot less than some of the bonkers numbers posted earlier in this thread. I would put money on talking more regularly to a much wider range of architects than you do. But I don't know specifically about the bosses at Squires, which is why I was careful to make that clear in my post along with the fact that my speculation about their possible motivations was based on my general knowledge of how architectural practices tend to operate. I was not assuming anything about them. I was not making "lots of assumptions" as you said. I also was not claiming the things your reply implied. Nor was I particularly disagreeing with anything you'd said previously.
  4. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

  5. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    £18?!! Well, that gives a pretty clear indication about which kind of locals they're inviting in to their new chichi offices.
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I was told by an outraged punter that Sam Brooks Brewery tour @ £10 was an outrage (the £10 did not include any beer).

    Talking of which has anyone seen the Open House London schedule? Anything interesting actually FREE on 16/17 September?
  7. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Brixton Windmill (the one with the sails) is open 16 and 17th and is free
    Added bonus is a free Harvest Festival event on the 17th too!

    What's on - brixton windmill
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  8. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Alternatively, you could go to this free event at the new chichi offices.

    Brixton Design Trail: ART AND SOUL
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  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  10. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    They've taken over the entire PR of the event.
  11. editor

    editor Forked with electrons



    Maybe you're OK with it, but I can't help feeling a bit uncomfortable with an event about gentrification being hosted in a place that represents the very essence of gentrification, especially when it's all supposed to be about love, community and diversity.
  12. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I don't think it does represented the essence of gentrification, it is a commercial building that has been restored and is operating as a business.
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  13. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Brixton Pound Cafe and BCA Cafe are food partners.
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  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    A building owned by a high end firm that caters to the architectural fancies of millionaires and billionaires.

    We'll have to disagree on this one.

    Incidentally, the Art and Soul talk is brought to you by the people who wanted to build a million pound crowdfunded sculpture of the Bowie ZigZag.
  15. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Or if you believe the section here: The BDT team – Brixton Design Trail and click on Julia Nichols it suggests that Julia / Squire has always done the PR for it.

    Just noticed 198 Gallery's Jon Daniel's also part of it too.
  16. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    OK, well if that is the case, this year the press releases appear to be more heavily branded. I like the idea of the Design Trail a lot but I am feeling a disconnect between its 'community' aims and a lot of what is being presented.
  17. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    We can agree to disagree :)
  18. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Were Squire and Partners doing the design of the building etc - Did they know the budget? Is the doubling or more of the cost related to poor instruction or over ambitious specification by the architects?
  19. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Something has clearly gone very wrong in the planning/design process, with the Council admitting, “It has become clear that the current budget is not enough to build the required education centre.”

    Cost of Education Centre for Brixton Windmill more than doubles to £753,000 as Lambeth Council miscalculates price
  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I reckon their running costs of just over £100pw to run the place sounds very optimistic, although who knows what is actually included.

    £5,000 / sqm build cost for what will be a glorified shed is really quite outstanding. I suspect it has a lot to do with the type of approved list contractors the council is committed to using.
  21. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    I'd like to both agree and disagree with both of you. :)
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  22. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Cressingham Gardens!
  23. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Canova Hall opening September 23rd Ferndale Rd / Stockwell Ave

    Choose from our Bottomless Brunch Bar for £20pp over a two hour sitting.
    Mimosa's, Frizzante or Canova Rum Punch.

    Pizza to eat-in or takeaway till close.

    DJ'S EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY – Open till 1am

    - from 11am till 5pm

    - from 8pm till 1am

    - from 11am till 5pm

    - from 8pm till 1am
  24. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    You couldn't run a 3 bedroom semi on £100 a week. You could build the Sagrada Familia for 5 grand a square metre.
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  25. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Pizzas seem more expensive than Mamma Dough, which are more expensive than 500 Degrees.
  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Why bother with £10-£20 a go when a stone's throw away you can get "one of the unhealthiest" full English breakfast options for a mere £3.59?
  27. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I think you've answered your own question there :D
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  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Unhealthy can still be very tasty though!
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  29. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    The days of affordable restaurants and cafes opening up in Brixton seem long gone, sadly.
  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Walked by today on way to the post office. The cafe they've created is (I think) really quite beautiful, I love that sort of 20s glamour the little beaded lamps and all.
    Is that going to be open to everyone when it opens ? Wasn't quite sure whether its a cafe or a workspace.

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