AHMM team members joined the project team and client TIAA Henderson today to celebrate the launch of the Steward Building, following its completion last week. The building at Bishop’s Court, in the historic east London district of Spitalfields, marks the transition between the distinct streetscapes of the square in front and the fine grain of the surrounding Artillery Lane Conservation Area, and provides a mix of flexible office space on upper floors and smaller-scale retail units at ground.
Earlier this month the Library at Willesden Green celebrated a key milestone in its construction. The AHMM design team along with building contractors Galliford Try joined the Leader and Deputy Mayor of Brent Council at the topping out ceremony. Due for completion this summer, the Library will act as a local landmark and cultural cornerstone within the borough of Brent. The scheme incorporates a much-loved Victorian library building and retained London Plane tree. Once complete, the project will accommodate a library, café, training facilities, arts and function spaces, as well as the Brent Archive and Brent Museum.
New images by Forbes Massie have been released of AHMM’s Blossom Street project. The new views of the project, situated within the Elder Street conservation area near Spitalfields, depict varying levels of retention of a number of existing buildings on the site. Working collaboratively with architects Stanton Williams, Duggan Morris and DSDHA along with landscape architects East for British Land PLC, AHMM has recently submitted the scheme for planning approval. For more information on the project read our project page. For more detail on the planning application itself and further images please refer to the Blossom Street website.
The University of Amsterdam celebrated the official opening of phase one of the redeveloped Roeterseiland Campus last week. Simon Allford spoke alongside UvA’s vice president Professor Hans Amman at the event, which was hosted by UvA’s Director of Real Estate Development Cees van der Wolf in the campus’ new refectory. Students and staff in the Faculty of Economics and Business and Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences have been using the new spaces since September 2014. Meanwhile, work continues apace on phase two, which will provide a new home for the Faculty of Law.
Construction has begun at Barns Road, one of three separate Oxford sites that AHMM has designed around a collective aesthetic for GreenSquare Group and HAB. Once complete, the three sites will delivery two community facilities, retail and workshop spaces and a total of 108 mixed-tenure residential units (68% of which are for social rent). Works at the other two sites – located across town at Dora Carr Close and Westlands Drive – are on schedule to begin early next year.
Adelaide Wharf stars alongside Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman in BBC One’s recent adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. The 90-minute film is available to view on BBC iplayer until 31 January.
West Grove, the second phase of the Elephant Park masterplan, has received unanimous planning approval from Southwark Council in just eleven weeks. AHMM is lead architect for the Highwood Gardens mixed use scheme, which includes 365 homes situated around a new landscaped courtyard and extensive public realm, and features the tallest building in the masterplan. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2015.