The Angel Building, home to the Design Council, offered a commanding background to the Flat-Pack episode of The Apprentice last week.
Earlier this week, Simon Allford joined The Architecture Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Established in 1991 as the UK's first independent architecture centre, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency that advances architecture and urbanism to enrich life now and in future. Read more about the announcement here.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is delighted to have picked up a pair of gongs at last night’s AJ100 Awards. We were awarded Practice of the Year and Fastest Growing Practice of the Year. We also broke into the list of Top 10 practices for the first time – at number nine.
240 Blackfriars celebrated reaching its highest point last week. Designed for Great Portland Estates and located at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge, the project will provide over 220,000 square feet of high performance office space from 2014.
Last night planning permission was granted for a significant hybrid application at Workspace Group PLC’s Tower Bridge Business Complex in Bermondsey. The site – originally home to Peek Frean Biscuits (birthplace of the Garibaldi, Custard Cream and Bourbon) – will be transformed over the next six years into 800 new homes, 80,000 square feet of new commercial spaces, 250,000 square feet of retained commercial spaces and 10,000 square feet of retail opportunities.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is proud to be sponsoring the team of British cyclists making their way from Oregon’s Portland to London’s Portland Place for P2P. More than just cycling an impressively long way, the group is studying how the cities on route are geared for the bicycle as a credible means of urban transport and at the same time raising money for Article 25, The Architects Benevolent Society and Architecture for Humanity. Nic Crawley, Associate and Head of Sustainability at our practice, is one of the sixteen core riders. Read more about what he’s up to during the 4,500+ mile journey journey here.
W4- part of The Crown Estate's investment in Regent Street – reached topping out last week, representing a major milestone since breaking ground last June. On schedule to complete early in 2014, the development will provide 33,000 square feet of flagship retail space as well as a further 97,000 square feet of world-class office space.