A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police


A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police

AHMM has completed work on a new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police Service. The new museum, located in the basement of New Scotland Yard, will display selected items from the Met’s evidence archive, which was established in the mid-1870s as a teaching tool for its officers in training and, while not open to the public, remains a vital resource for police officers and researchers today. Dark painted walls, soffits and flooring provide a dramatic setting for a contrasting ‘timeline’ of specially-lit white display cabinets and plinths containing the exhibits and artefacts, many of which featured in infamous cases over the Met’s history.


A new look for Old Street roundabout?


A new look for Old Street roundabout?

A proposal by AHMM in collaboration with Derwent has made the longlist for a competition to transform Old Street Roundabout, the location of White Collar Factory and The Bower. The competition was launched in December by Islington Council in partnership with the Mayor of London, Transport for London and Hackney Council, seeking proposals for a new gateway structure or public artwork reflecting the area’s identity as a hub for digital innovation. The 39 longlisted entries will be on display at Old Street Yard until 2 March – find out more here.



Planning granted for Castle Cary housing

Planning approval for a new 74-home residential development in Castle Cary, Somerset has been granted by South Somerset District Council. The scheme for new independent developer Backhouse will provide a mix of accommodation, from one-bedroom to five-bedroom homes, arranged around two communal greens and incorporating a protected oak tree and existing hedgerows. Thirty five percent of the housing will be affordable, in line with local policy.



Official opening for Hawley School


Official opening for Hawley School

Hawley School, part of the wider Hawley Wharf Masterplan, has been officially opened by Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council. The single form entry primary school, which first opened its doors to students in November 2016, will see its first year five class join in September this year, reaching its 226 pupil capacity in September 2019.



Paul Monaghan becomes honorary Doctor of Letters

Paul Monaghan has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sheffield. The degree has been conferred on him as ‘one of Sheffield’s most distinguished architecture graduates [who has] developed a world-leading practice that pursues a socially inclusive and responsive architecture, creating buildings that delight and are environmentally sustainable.’ Paul completed his BSc at the university’s School of Architecture in 1983, and he has been a Visiting Practice Professor since 2011.



Review of 2017

As usual at the turn of the year, we’ve taken the opportunity to look back at our achievements over the last 12 months. 2017 was an important year for AHMM, which saw the completion of one of our longest running projects; the publication of three books through our in-house publishing initiative, FifthMan; and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris becoming an Employee Ownership Trust. To find out more, take a look at our Review of 2017.




AHMM appointed for Elizabeth House redevelopment

AHMM has been appointed by developer HB Reavis as the design partner for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House, close to Waterloo Station in central London. The team is delighted to have the opportunity to deliver something that will be of lasting benefit to Waterloo, Lambeth and London, creating a world class, contemporary office-led development that will support thousands of jobs and provide public realm improvements for the tens of millions of people who visit and travel through Waterloo. AHMM will now work with the client to develop proposals before consulting widely with the local community during 2018.