September

Triathlon medal for AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers

22/09/2017

Triathlon medal for AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers

AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers has picked up a bronze medal in standard distance triathlon at the Grand Final of the ITU Age Group World Championships, held this year in Rotterdam. The ITU is the official triathlon organising body for the World Triathlon Series and successfully advocated for the inclusion of triathlon in the Olympic Games. Jazmin’s achievement means she is the third best in her age group in the world, and she continues to fit in training around her role as an architect in AHMM’s Bristol office. Her medal was one of 20 for the GB Standard Distance team – find out more here.
 



 

AJ Retrofit Award

19/09/2017

AJ Retrofit Award

New Scotland Yard, the home of the Metropolitan Police, has been awarded this year’s AJ Retrofit Award for best office over 10,000m2. The Retrofit Awards celebrate excellent design, engineering and construction that extends the life of an existing building through retrofitting in an exemplary way; past AHMM winners have included Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre (Retrofit of the Year 2016) and the University of Amsterdam (Retrofit of the Year 2014). Find out more about all the 2017 winners here.
 



 

07/09/2017

Hawley Wharf tops out

The final building within the Hawley Wharf masterplan has reached its highest point. The six storey office and residential building joins seven other new buildings at the canalside development which, on completion, will provide a mix of affordable and market homes, incubator workplace units, artisanal and industrial workshops, a cinema, a variety of local retail opportunities and a flexible and open market building. The development also includes the recently completed Hawley Primary School.
 



 

White Collar Factory launched

05/09/2017

White Collar Factory launched

Today has seen the launch of White Collar Factory at Old Street Yard, the latest iteration in AHMM’s long term research project with Derwent that has explored the enduring qualities of industrial buildings and applied them to the modern workplace. The 76m, sixteen storey tower features high ceilings, generous, flexible floorplates, sustainable ‘concrete core cooling’, and the first use of natural ventilation in a spec office, with openable windows and user-controlled internal environment. It also has a rooftop running track believed to be London’s first of its kind, as well as a club-café space for workers to relax, meet and enjoy views over the city. While the tower is complete, occupied and forming a new landmark on the Old Street roundabout, work continues on completion and fit-out of neighbouring buildings and public realm at Old Street Yard, which together will create a new piece of city in this pivotal location.
 



 

01/09/2017

Open House London 2017

AHMM is again participating in Open House London, an annual celebration of architecture that sees more than 800 buildings open to the public during the weekend of 16-17 September. For Open House London’s 25th year, AHMM is opening pioneering housing at Adelaide Wharf; Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School; RIBA Award 2017 winners New Scotland Yard, The Library at Willesden Green and Grand Union Studios/The Ladbroke Grove; ‘city sandwich’ Westminster Bridge Road; new apartments at Weston Street in Bermondsey; the recently completed White Collar Factory; and its Old Street roundabout neighbour The Bower. Find out more on the Open House website. Please note all tours of New Scotland Yard are fully booked.
 



 

New homes for Bristol

08/08/2017

New homes for Bristol

Elderberry Walk, AHMM’s second residential project for HAB Housing, has been granted planning by Bristol City Council. The 161-residence scheme sits on the long-vacant site of Dunmail Primary School in the Southmead area of the city, and the new streets have been designed following consultation with local residents. The design focuses on fundamental principles such as ensuring that front doors face front doors and parking is carefully integrated, and demonstrates that high social, environmental, and ecological aspirations can be achieved at low cost. Landscape is also a key part of the design: trees planted by schoolchildren in the 1970s are retained and a central green lane with wildflower swales follows an established dog-walking route to a nearby park. Construction is expected to begin later this year, with first homes available for occupation in late 2018 and final completion in 2020.
 



 

04/08/2017

AHMM to design new Alder Centre for Bereavement Counselling

 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been announced as the winner of the RIBA competition to design a new bereavement counselling centre for Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool. The new centre, located on the main hospital campus, will provide a new home for Alder Hey’s counselling and support services for people affected by the death of a child. Inspired by the idea of a secret garden, AHMM’s design for the centre is made up of a cluster of outdoor spaces and pavilions, each one with varying pitched roofs, windows and views in response to differing requirements of function, privacy and openness.