January

On site at King’s Cross P2

15/01/2019

On site at King’s Cross P2

Excavation and piling works have begun on site at King’s Cross P2, marking the start of construction of the 12-storey mixed use scheme in King’s Cross. Due to complete in early 2021, the office-led scheme will be home to one of three new office bases for Facebook, and also features a 600 seat theatre and flexible retail units at ground floor.

 



 

10/01/2019

Cycle to MIPIM 2019

Three riders from AHMM will be taking part in this year’s Club Peloton Cycle to MIPIM ride. Associate Director Robert Romanis, senior architect Paul Jones and architect Jazmin Rogers will be leaving London on 7 March to complete 1500km over six days, reaching Cannes in time for the MIPIM property conference, and AHMM is once again supporting all Club Peloton riders with sponsorship of snacks to sustain them along the route. The annual ride – completed by Cormac Farrelly, Lloyd Spencer and Oliver Dyson last year – raises money for charities including Coram, and this year 50% of funds raised by AHMM will be given to the Magpie Project, AHMM’s Charity of the Year for 2019. You can sponsor Robert, Paul or Jazmin on their Race Nation fundraising pages.

 



 

Happy New Year

10/01/2019

Happy New Year

As we look forward to another year in practice, we’d like to wish everyone a happy and productive 2019. In case you missed it, here’s our review of 2018, in which we look back at projects new and completed, awards celebrated, plans consented, and all of the other things – and people – that make our practice what it is.

 



 

Tottenham Hale granted planning

12/12/2018

Tottenham Hale granted planning

The London Borough of Haringey has granted consent for a mixed-use regeneration scheme in Tottenham Hale, north London. The masterplan, for developer Argent Related, comprises six buildings and a pavilion arranged across five plots. The project will deliver 1,030 new homes, a mix of tenures including a large proportion of Council-owned social rented housing, a cinema, office and retail space and a new health centre.
AHMM has designed three buildings on the Ferry Island and North Island sites. Buildings one and two on Ferry Island will occupy the area between the Tottenham Hale bus station and the reconfigured Station Road. Both buildings will provide a mix of residential, office and retail space with a new cinema at basement level. Alison Brooks Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards and RUFF architects are designing schemes for other sites within the masterplan.
Construction could begin in summer next year, with the first new homes being complete by the end of 2020.

 



 

AJ Architecture Awards

05/12/2018

AJ Architecture Awards

AHMM has won two awards at this year’s AJ Architecture Awards, announced last night (4 December) at the Roundhouse in London. Naming the third phase of Liverpool’s Royal Court as Cultural Project of the Year, judges commented that it ‘keeps faith with the spirit of the Royal Court and shows understanding of how the theatre is used and its place in the community. As an enticing and socially accessible venue, it attracts those who might not necessarily consider themselves ‘theatregoers’, cementing a vital connection with the locality.’ Meanwhile, they awarded Mixed Use Project of the Year to Television Centre, praising it as ‘a truly mixed-use scheme done really well... a mega-structure with an amazing array of uses. They have turned it into a place which really feels like a piece of city.’ Find out more about this year’s award winners here.

 



 

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival 2018

03/12/2018

AHMM at the World Architecture Festival 2018

AHMM projects won three awards at the World Architecture Festival last week: Weston Street won the Small-Scale Housing (Completed Project) award, and the Alder Centre won the Health (Future Project) award and the WAFX Ageing and Health category award. White Collar Factory, University of Amsterdam, Television Centre, Blossom Street and Signal Townhouses were also shortlisted and presented at the Festival, which took place from 28-30 November in Amsterdam. Find out more about this year’s award winners here.

 



 

14/11/2018

Paul Monaghan appointed as Liverpool City Region Design Champion

Paul Monaghan has been appointed by Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, as the city region’s first Design Champion. The announcement was made at an event earlier today (14 November), hosted in collaboration with RIBA North West, which works closely with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on a programme of activities to improve the quality of design in the city region. Steve Rotheram said: “The appointment of Paul Monaghan as our first Design Champion is a huge step towards putting the issue of good design higher up the agenda. I am very pleased he has accepted the role and I look forward to working closely with him.”

The role of Liverpool City Region Design Champion will be to promote good design and kick start a conversation about the importance of design throughout the city region. Find out more here.