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Quality of Place award

Mole are delighted to have won the Design category of Suffolk Coastal District Council’s ‘Quality of Place’ awards for our recently completed house in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The house was up against some stiff competition in the category, with the awards celebrating the best in innovative design, conservation and landscaping. The judging panel visited the house and commended the twisting form of the roof, as well as the response of the house to the landscape and the warmth and interest of the interior spaces.

Diversity & Community Conference in Melbourne
Director Meredith Bowles will be speaking at the Diversity & Community conference in Melbourne, Australia on the 10th-12th February 2017, alongside an illustrious list of alumni from the Glenn Murcutt Master Classes held since 2001. The conference is arranged by the Architecture Foundation Australia, and will be presided over by Glenn Murcutt and Architecture Foundation Australia’s Professor Brit Andresen, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury.

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Walmer News

Walmer Yard

Mole Architects were delighted to collaborate with celebrated Architectural teacher Peter Salter on the creation of four extraordinary new houses in Notting Hill, for developer Crispin Kelly. The project has recently received  wide publication, including pieces in the Guardian and online magazine Dezeen.

“One of Britain’s top 10 architect provocateurs, who are shaking things up with bold, innovative designs.” – Sunday Times

North West Cambridge Footage

Our clients the University of Cambridge have released new drone footage of the North West Cambridge development, which gives a sense of the scale of this new mixed-use district in Cambridge. The intensity of construction at North West Cambridge is remarkable with several main contractors working at the site concurrently – an ambitious scheme par excellence. Our residential and commercial buildings at Lot 1 are being constructed alongside buildings by Meccano and Wilkinson Eyre, due to be completed in early 2017.

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RIBA House of the Year 2016

Mole founder Meredith Bowles has been the Jury Chair for the RIBA House of the Year 2016, which has been filmed by the Grand Designs team over the summer.  The programme is due to be aired on at 9pm Channel 4 across a four episodes starting on 24th November, with Meredith in conversation with Kevin McCloud. The winner will be announced in the final episode on the 15th December.


As well as this, Meredith is one of the judges for the AJ Small Projects awards 2017. Having won the prize for Mole’s Wabi Tea House back in 2008, Meredith will be judging alongside vPPR’s Jessica Reynolds and Renato Benedetti. A launch event for the awards is being held on 29th November.

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K1 Project Model

Mole’s Part II Assistant Hugh Craft is using the precision tools at the Make Space workshop and his own considerable model making skills to make a section cut and elevational model of our K1 Co-housing scheme, which has just been sent out to tender. When finished, the model will be displayed at an exhibition on Social Housing being held at the RIBA in April 2017,  in support of Karakusevic Carson Architects’s Social Housing publication.




Savernake is a building with a colourful past. Dating from the early 16th century, and thought to have been constructed as Friar’s accommodation to the nearby Holywell church, the house fell into dereliction, before the existing owners purchased it and appointed Mole to refurbish and extend it. The post war extensions and additions have been removed along with the lavender cement render which has caused so much damage to the timber frame. A new living room, kitchen and master bedroom are being added which will engage with the garden and wonderful views over the water meadows.

“Thank you so much for all your creativity, hard work, tenacity and patience. The result is brilliant. I still feel a 'wow' when I come home!”

Sue Collins, Hedge House

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