November

The Bower wins Office Refurbishment of the Year

06/11/2019

The Bower wins Office Refurbishment of the Year

The Bower has won the Building Award for Office Refurbishment of the Year, announced at a ceremony last night (6 November) in London. The project has reinvented an existing group of 1960s buildings which have been refurbished and complemented by new additions, while connections through and around the site have been improved. Meanwhile, Dora Carr Close has won an Oxford Preservation Trust Award, accepted by RUFF Architects who delivered AHMM’s mixed-tenure housing scheme in the Northway area of Oxford.

 



 

On site at New Bailey

28/10/2019

On site at New Bailey

Following its recent topping out ceremony, 2 New Bailey Square has reached another construction milestone with the completion of its steelwork frame. The eleven storey exposed steel structure allows for flexible open floorplates, while also providing external amenity at each level and solar shading for occupants. Part of the New Bailey masterplan for a key site linking Salford and Manchester, 2 New Bailey Square is due to complete in July 2020.

 



 

Thinking Outside the Box: Television Centre Reimagined

25/10/2019

Thinking Outside the Box: Television Centre Reimagined

Director Paul Monaghan joined Television Centre clients Stanhope plc, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo this week to celebrate the launch of the book Thinking Outside the Box: Television Centre Reimagined. Written by Jonathan Bell, editor-at-large of Wallpaper magazine, it tells the story of the famous ‘factory for television’ and how its recent transformation has opened it up to the public for the first time. Find out more and buy the book here.

 



 

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 completion 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.