January

09/01/2020

Happy New Year

We’d like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and, in case you missed it, here’s our review of 2019, in which we look back on our 30th year in practice.



 

Classen 16 tops out

08/01/2020

Classen 16 tops out

Classen 16 in Oklahoma has reached its highest point this week. The timber frame mixed use building in the Plaza district of Oklahoma City will provide 48 residential units of one and two bedrooms, with a 3,800 square foot retail space. Cladding has also begun on site with almost half the building covered in its distinctive aluminium shake, a playful nod to the locally-renowned seafood restaurant that once occupied the site, and to the utilitarian farm buildings common throughout the region.

 



 

The Officers’ Quarters, Royal Arsenal, saved from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register

07/01/2020

The Officers’ Quarters, Royal Arsenal, saved from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register

Following the completion of AHMM’s residential scheme, Historic England have confirmed that the Officers’ Quarters at Royal Arsenal are no longer considered to be at risk, and have removed the building from its Heritage at Risk Register, as of 16 December 2019. Originally built to house the Royal Regiment of the Artillery over 280 years ago, the newly converted and extended building provides 34 new homes.
 



 

Planning success in Oklahoma City and London

12/12/2019

Planning success in Oklahoma City and London

AHMM has recently secured planning permission for two projects in very different locations. In Wandsworth, south west London, AHMM’s plans for the redevelopment of the Ferrier Street industrial estate (above, bottom) were granted consent by the local council; the mixed use scheme for TR Property Investment Trust includes office and residential units including affordable housing. Meanwhile, in OKC, AHMM’s proposals for the office and retail Block 13 in the city’s developing Wheeler District (top) were approved by Oklahoma City’s Riverfront Design Committee.

 



 

Planning permission for Millennium Mills

11/12/2019

Planning permission for Millennium Mills

Detailed planning permission has been granted by the London Borough of Newham for the redevelopment of the landmark but currently derelict Millennium Mills building, forming the first phase of plans for a major regeneration of Silvertown Quays, a historic dock area of east London. The overall development by Lendlease and Starwood Capital will provide thousands of new homes, new jobs and non-residential space including commercial, brand, retail, hotel and community use. As well as Millennium Mills, an imposing flour mill that has not been in use since the 1980s, the first phase also includes Silo D, a Grade II listed, modernist reinforced concrete grain silo, which will also become a focal point of the new development.

 



 

World Architecture Festival 2019

09/12/2019

World Architecture Festival 2019

The Bower won the WAF Award for Completed Buildings – New and Old at the World Architecture Festival held last week in Amsterdam. Judges commented on The Bower’s ‘clever realisation of [the] existing to create unique office space knitting together city fabric with minimal 'acupuncture'-like intervention.’ Six AHMM projects were shortlisted for awards and presented to festival judges in a ‘crit’ format watched by festival attendees, and Simon Allford talked about AHMM’s FifthMan publishing initiative on the Festival Hall Stage. Find out more about this year’s festival and award winners here.

 



 

Awards in London and Oklahoma

15/11/2019

Awards in London and Oklahoma

The Ray Farringdon has won the Brick Awards Commercial Project award for 2019, given at a ceremony in London this week. The annual awards are organised by the Brick Development Association and celebrate the best examples of the use of clay brick in the built environment; the Commercial Award was also won by AHMM in 2018 for Television Centre. In Oklahoma, three AHMM projects have won AIA Oklahoma Design Awards. 1212 Hudson, a mixed-use revitalisation and extension of a historic cinema building in midtown Oklahoma City, won a Merit Award, while 8th Street Market and Oso on Paseo won Citation Awards. Find out more about these and other AIA Oklahoma winners here.