July

Egham Gateway West

15/07/2019

Egham Gateway West

Planning consent for the Egham Gateway West scheme has been granted by Runnymede Borough Council. The new mixed-use development creates a gateway to the town centre and will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the local area. It combines new retail and leisure spaces with purpose-built student accommodation and a variety of residential units, including affordable homes for rent and shared ownership properties, and new landscape and public spaces. Work is expected to start on site later this year.

 



 

Victor Kite Award for Design Technology

02/07/2019

Victor Kite Award for Design Technology

This year’s Victor Kite Award for Design Technology has been awarded to Ernest Chin Yang. Now in its sixth year, the AHMM-sponsored award for students at The Bartlett School of Architecture recognises the best work in Design Technology (year 2), a module that evolves students’ technical and architectural expertise in detail design. The award was established in memory of architect Victor Kite, a mentor to Simon, Jonathan, Paul and Peter as Part II students at The Bartlett, and later to many others at AHMM, where he played a significant role in the practice and its work.

 



 

27/06/2019

RIBA National Awards 2019

Television Centre and Signal Townhouses have won RIBA National Awards, announced this morning (27 June). The award judges praised Television Centre as ‘an ambitious reinvention of this London landmark into a working, living, thriving community… this project provides an enhanced and significant contribution to its immediate environment and delivers a new radiating energy.’ Commenting that Signal Townhouses ‘make a significant contribution to a former industrial area, transforming it into a high-quality urban quarter,’ judges also noted the project’s ‘generous light-filled family homes, with a unique sense of space.’

RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture. Find out more about this year’s National Award winners here.

 



 

Planning approval for Frameworks, 8 Union Square at Wood Wharf

26/06/2019

Planning approval for Frameworks, 8 Union Square at Wood Wharf

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning for Frameworks, a new office building within the Wood Wharf masterplan in London’s former docklands. The new 15 storey office for Canary Wharf Group uses an expressed steel frame, creating adaptable and flexible floorplates with a terrace at every level. 8 Union Square is expected to start on site early 2020 and complete in 2023.

 



 

Planning Award for Bream Street

05/06/2019

Planning Award for Bream Street

The Hackney Wick and Fish Island masterplan team, which includes the AHMM team responsible for the mixed use scheme at Bream Street, has been recognised with a Planning Award for Excellence in Placemaking at High Densities. The Planning Awards aim to recognise the best in planning related design including placemaking, urban design and regeneration – read more about the winners here. Bream Street is currently on site and expected to complete in 2020.

 



 

Squirrel Park wins AIA Small Project Award

31/05/2019

Squirrel Park wins AIA Small Project Award

Squirrel Park, AHMM’s repurposing of shipping containers to create four new homes in Oklahoma City, has won an AIA Small Project Award. The award is given by the American Institute of Architects to projects across the United States and Squirrel Park is one of 12 winners this year, all of which you can see here. This is AHMM’s second AIA Small Project award, Grand Lake Poolhouse having won in 2018.

 



 

30/05/2019

Open letter: Climate and biodiversity emergency

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has joined fellow Stirling Prize winning practices in signing an open letter calling for architects and the wider construction industry to take collective action to address the climate and biodiversity emergency. You can read the letter here.