June

12/05/2020

AHMM wins funding for net-zero carbon research partnership with UCL

AHMM has won match-funding from Innovate UK for a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership with The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources at UCL. Supported and informed by teams and clients across the practice’s projects, the research will include a real world, large scale complex project with existing ambitious targets, ambitions and requirements for British Land at Canada Water as the basis for a comparative study to develop additional design solutions, management strategies and adaptation plans to meet net-zero carbon targets. Exploring what a net-zero carbon building could look like in the context of a complex, mixed use, densely developed and commercially driven project, it will also explore the implications for the development process, for commercial viability, and for architecture more generally. Outcomes will include a design guide, publications and communications to promote developing legislation and policy. Find out more about the project here.

 



 

London Square Bermondsey tops out

21/04/2020

London Square Bermondsey tops out

Phase 1 of the London Square Bermondsey masterplan has reached its highest point. This first phase of the redevelopment of the Rich Industrial Estate site in south London will provide new commercial, retail and residential uses, and on completion the wider masterplan will include more than 400 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable and social housing, with a new commercial hub of approximately 20,000 sqm dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises. Phase 1 has recently been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award and is due to complete in early 2021.

 

 



 

Housing Design Awards shortlist

16/04/2020

Housing Design Awards shortlist

Four AHMM projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Housing Design Awards: Royal Arsenal, the redevelopment of a Grade II listed former barracks building in Woolwich; The Fitzroy, a seafront housing scheme for Pegasus Life in Cornwall; the mixed use redevelopment of the Rich Industrial Estate in Bermondsey, south London; and Frestonia Apartments, part of the third phase of Nottingdale Village in west London. The Housing Design Awards have recognised excellence in public and private sector housing design since 1948 - read more about the schemes and the full shortlist here.

 



 

Working together

19/03/2020

Working together

The world faces a complex and dynamic set of circumstances, the duration of which is yet unclear, and the long-term impact even more so. Given this context, we are changing the way we work together – find out more here.

 



 

On site at Edinburgh Park

21/02/2020

On site at Edinburgh Park

On the fringe of Edinburgh city centre, building works have started on site at No.1 New Park Square, Edinburgh Park. The first of two AHMM designed buildings in the Dixon Jones masterplan, No.1 New Park Square will become a new landmark and gateway to the development. The mixed use building will create four floors of office space, with a 200 seat conference centre, a restaurant and two cafés at ground floor. The building will face on to a new public square featuring a specially commissioned original work by artist William Tucker. No.1 New Park Square is due for completion in August 2021.

 

 



 

Scott House granted planning permission

12/02/2020

Scott House granted planning permission

The London borough of Lewisham’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant planning permission for the transformation of Scott House, an Edwardian warehouse in Deptford, into a 27 storey mixed use tower. The partially retained facade wraps the newly created office and cafe space, with a mix of residential units above, while the surrounding public realm is improved with planting and the introduction of a pocket park and play space. The design for client Buxton Group will be progressed later this year.
 



 

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

06/02/2020

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

Central Exchange and Social Capital have both won ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards, announced by the Urban Land Institute’s Oklahoma chapter last week. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise projects that exemplify best practice in the responsible use of land and their contribution to the built environment and the public realm. Central Exchange picked up the award for Large Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration, while Social Capital was joint winner (alongside The Collective Food Hall) of the Small Scale Developments Award.