October

BT pre-lets Assembly Bristol

21/10/2019

BT pre-lets Assembly Bristol

BT, the multinational telecommunications company, has agreed to a twenty year pre-let of Assembly Bristol. The eleven-storey office block is the first phase of the development and one of three new buildings on the site. Its expressed steel frame construction allows for uninterrupted floorspace, with private external terraces at each floor. Due for competition in 2020, the first staff are set to move into the 201,000 sq ft property in 2021.

 



 

Planning win for TQEC Student Accommodation

17/10/2019

Planning win for TQEC Student Accommodation

Bristol City Council has granted planning for a new student residential scheme in the emerging Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus in Bristol. The project is a joint venture partnership between the University of Bristol, Equitix, and Campus Living Villages and will be home to 953 postgraduate students. In addition to student accommodation the scheme incorporates a range of amenities such as a gym, games room, communal lounge and roof garden, as well as staff offices and meeting rooms for the university. The scheme is due to start on site in mid-2020.

 



 

Planning approval for Elizabeth House

16/10/2019

Planning approval for Elizabeth House

Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee has voted unanimously in favour of AHMM’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Elizabeth House site in Waterloo for international workspace provider HB Reavis. The plans will create around 1.2 million square feet of workspace supporting up to 11,000 jobs, together with new retail and a transformed public realm next to Waterloo Station, which is the UK’s busiest train station. A key feature of the proposed project is a one-acre, publicly accessible garden promenade, directly connected to the Waterloo concourse level. A new pedestrianised street, the Curve, will also provide a much-needed new route lined with shops and cafés. Find out more about the plans on the project website.

 



 

1 Finsbury Avenue opens

14/10/2019

1 Finsbury Avenue opens

1 Finsbury Avenue – part of the ongoing reinvention of the Broadgate estate that will also include AHMM’s 1 Broadgate – has celebrated its official opening with an event held in the building’s atrium. Speakers included clients Chris Grigg and Nigel Webb from British Land and Madeleine Cosgrave from GIC, and a film produced for the launch featured Paul Monaghan talking about how the project has transformed the original 1980s office building into a mixed use retail, leisure and flexible office space. The celebration was held around the Atoll, a new 7.5m tall mosaic tiled structure by artist Morag Myerscough.

 



 

FifthMan website and shop launches

09/10/2019

FifthMan website and shop launches

FifthMan is a publishing project set up by AHMM in 2015. Aiming to show the practice's work and interests from new perspectives, FifthMan allows us to play outside accepted publishing formats, commission and collaborate with our favourite designers, writers and photographers, to think laterally and have fun. Our new website www.fifthman.co.uk is both a shop and showcase for FifthMan's continually evolving bookshelf.

 



 

04/10/2019

The Officers' House, Royal Arsenal complete

Barracks Court, a Grade II listed former officers’ house in Woolwich, south London has completed on site. Part of the Royal Arsenal masterplan and situated approximately four metres from the new Crossrail station at Woolwich Arsenal, the former officers’ barracks have been transformed to create 34 new homes across the heritage block and a newly constructed modular block. The project has now been handed over to the client with the first residents moving in in early October.

 



 

Work begins on site at Tower Hamlets Town Hall

02/10/2019

Work begins on site at Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Construction work has begun on site at Tower Hamlets Town Hall, which transforms the Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital into a new publicly accessible town hall housing a new council chamber, library, café and public facilities. Initial works on site had involved removing the old NHS fit-out and large amounts of asbestos. The groundbreaking was marked with a ceremony in which John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, sealed a time capsule within the walls of the building. The small metal cylinder contained a letter from the mayor along with letters from local schoolchildren and photos of the original hospital building.