September

More awards for Weston Street and White Collar Factory

20/09/2018

More awards for Weston Street and White Collar Factory

Weston Street has won the Sunday Times British Homes Award for Small Development of the Year. Described by the judges as ‘thoughtful, well considered and generous’, the project also earned AHMM the award for Architect of the Year. The British Homes Awards celebrate all aspects of housebuilding, from one-off houses to major developments, interiors to landscaping, individual extensions to placemaking; find out more about the winning schemes here. Meanwhile, White Collar Factory has picked up the Estates Gazette Creative Spaces Award – find out more about the EG Awards here.



 

19/09/2018

Open House 2018

AHMM is once again taking part in Open House London, the annual architecture festival that gives public access to hundreds of buildings across the city. This year’s programme takes place this weekend, and six AHMM buildings join the programme with architect-led tours of New Scotland Yard, Television Centre and White Collar Factory; The Library at Willesden Green, Barking Town Centre and the Barbican Centre will also be open to the public. Find out more about these and the full programme here.

 



 

The Ray to become the new London home of Linkedin

18/09/2018

The Ray to become the new London home of Linkedin

The career and business social network Linkedin has agreed the pre-let of The Ray in Clerkenwell. The seven-storey building, rated BREEAM Outstanding, also offers a mix of affordable workspace, hospitality and retail units. To the rear, the building’s stepped massing provides every level of office space with its own planted terrace. Fit out commenced in August 2018 with its new tenants taking possession in January 2019.

 



 

The Bower reaches practical completion

13/09/2018

The Bower reaches practical completion

The Bower Phase 2 has reached practical completion. The mixed use development transforms a group of 1960s buildings on Old Street roundabout into a coherent mix of workspace, ground floor retail, restaurants and public realm, with a new pedestrian link from Old Street through to Baldwin Street. The second phase has seen the most dramatic reinvention on site: the 17 storey tower has been stripped back to its original slab and the floorplate extended north and south, creating interconnecting double height spaces. Fit out begins in autumn 2018, with the first occupiers aiming to move in by Christmas.

 



 

Quadrant 4 and Television Centre win AJ Retrofit Awards

13/09/2018

Quadrant 4 and Television Centre win AJ Retrofit Awards

Two AHMM projects have won AJ Retrofit Awards: Quadrant 4 for Best Housing (£5m and over); and Television Centre for Listed Building (£5m and over). The awards, organised by the Architects' Journal, were announced last night at a ceremony in London, and the Record Store at the Vinyl Factory in west London was also shortlisted. Last year, New Scotland Yard won the award for Best Office over 10000m2 , and previous AHMM winners have included Liverpool’s Royal Court and the University of Amsterdam. Find out more about this year’s Retrofit Awards winners here.

 



 

Riverside House starts on site

12/09/2018

Riverside House starts on site

Work has begun on site at Riverside House, a new build office that forms part of the wider New Bailey masterplan in Salford, also the location of Two New Bailey Square. Positioned at the east corner of the new development, at the head of the Grade II listed Irwell Street Bridge, Riverside House acts a gateway to the city centre. On completion the project will provide over 1400 sqm of office space with a food retailer and riverside terrace at ground floor. Two of the existing late Victorian Gothic facades will be retained, and the extended floor plate is wrapped in a contemporary reinterpretation; a new glazed third storey and roof terrace caps the building. Riverside House is due to complete in June 2019.

 



 

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust mentoring programme

06/09/2018

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust mentoring programme

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has begun a new mentoring programme supporting a group of young people from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Ten mentees at different stages of their architectural careers, from universities and practices across the city joined us at our London office to meet their AHMM mentors. The programme will last six months with the aim of reducing barriers disadvantaged young people face on their journey into work, and enable them to make informed decisions about their careers, set goals and develop their interpersonal skills. You can find out more about the mentorship programme and how you can get involved here.