March

Allez AHMM!

07/03/2019

Allez AHMM!

Associate Director Robert Romanis, senior architect Paul Jones and architect Jazmin Rogers departed this morning (7 March) on the Cycle to MIPIM, a 1500km cycle ride organised by Club Peloton to raise money for children’s charities including Coram and AHMM’s Charity of the Year The Magpie Project. The AHMM team has already raised more than £9000 but there’s still time to sponsor Robert, Paul or Jazmin online.

 



 

Planning granted for former Belfast Telegraph site

20/02/2019

Planning granted for former Belfast Telegraph site

Belfast City Council has unanimously granted planning permission for The Sixth, the redevelopment of the Grade B2 listed former Belfast Telegraph offices and printing facilities on Royal Avenue. Built in 1886, the buildings were home to the newspaper for more than 100 years before it moved to new premises in 2016. The mixed-use project – AHMM’s first in Northern Ireland – includes retail and restaurant units at ground level, with 230,000 square feet of office space above, topped with a rooftop running track.

 



 

Assembly Bristol starts on site

19/02/2019

Assembly Bristol starts on site

Work has begun on Building A at Assembly Bristol, a new development near Bristol Temple Meads Station. The office led mixed use scheme will provide a variety of flexible commercial floorplates, with an assortment of retail, restaurant and flexible units at ground level. Building A is due for completion in 2020, at the same time as a major new waterfront public space which will be home to a rolling programme of events, public art and outdoor green places and will provide a connection to the rest of the city.

 



 

8th Street Market wins ULI Oklahoma award

18/02/2019

8th Street Market wins ULI Oklahoma award

8th Street Market has won the Small Scale Rehabilitation Award at the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma Impact Awards, given at an event on Friday night (15 February). The Impact Awards honour projects that represent best practice in land use and development through their contributions to the built environment and the public realm. ULI is an international organisation bringing together cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts, and the Oklahoma chapter has presented its Impact Awards for the last five years. Find out more about ULI Oklahoma here.

 



 

The Bower completes

14/02/2019

The Bower completes

The Bower, the reinvention of a collection of 1960s buildings on the Old Street roundabout, is now complete. A mix of retail, restaurants and larger floorplate offices is housed within the reclad office tower, the warehouse to the rear, and a collection of smaller new buildings which line the site and frame the new mews. On the ground floor, a new route from Old Street cut through the base of the slab block introduces permeability into the site, and further connects it into a wider network of buildings, routes and places.

 



 

Backhouse Castle Cary show home opens

14/02/2019

Backhouse Castle Cary show home opens

Developer Backhouse has revealed the first show home on its Castle Cary site. One of three distinct housing typologies, the ‘Manor House’ home offers either four bedrooms over two storeys or five bedrooms over three. Each variation has two reception rooms and large open-plan kitchen diners. The show home is open to potential buyers with the site completing in late 2019.

 



 

London Planning Awards

01/02/2019

London Planning Awards

Television Centre won the award for Best Mixed Use Scheme at this year’s London Planning Awards held last night (31 January) at the National Gallery. White Collar Factory was also highly commended for the Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning. Organised by London First in partnership with the Mayor of London, and supported by London councils, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Planning Officers Society, the awards recognise outstanding planning practice and celebrate the sector’s contribution to London as a successful and sustainable place to live and work. Find out more about the London Planning Awards here.