News Archive

28/09/2017

Dig Deeper

On Friday a team of four AHMM staff took part in Dig Deeper, a mixed event race raising money for Anthony Nolan and 353. Amidst the beautiful scenery of the Lake District our team ran, cycled, swam and climbed to win first place in the mixed team category. There’s still time to support them here.
 



 

Planning success for Carrington Street

27/09/2017

Planning success for Carrington Street

Planning has been granted by Westminster Council for a new mixed use development on Carrington Street. The new scheme will replace the existing NCP car park with two sets of massing around a newly created pedestrian route linking Yarmouth Place and Carrington Street and forming a new connection to Green Park. The new development will include 29 residential units, office space and a gymnasium, as well as retail units, an art gallery and a restaurant on the new street frontages.

 



 

27/09/2017

Official opening for Ermine Street Church Academy

Ermine Street Church Academy, a primary school forming part of the Alconbury Weald masterplan, has celebrated its official opening with a day of activities and a ceremony led by the Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, and the Reverend Julian Pursehouse, chair of the east Anglian District of the Methodist Church. The 3-form entry school first opened its doors last September to ten students, and now caters to over 70. The school was designed to help create and shape the emerging community at Alconbury, with outdoor communal spaces and a double height school hall that provides a civic marker for the new neighbourhood.

 



 

Planning win for St John’s Road

25/09/2017

Planning win for St John’s Road

Planning has been granted for a new residential development for older people at St John’s Road in Tunbridge Wells. The scheme is AHMM’s third project with developer Pegasus Life, following the recent planning success of The Fitzroy in Falmouth and The Vincent in Bristol. The new development replaces a former bus depot and will provide 89 apartments with guest suites, staff accommodation and communal facilities.

 



 

Triathlon medal for AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers

22/09/2017

Triathlon medal for AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers

AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers has picked up a bronze medal in standard distance triathlon at the Grand Final of the ITU Age Group World Championships, held this year in Rotterdam. The ITU is the official triathlon organising body for the World Triathlon Series and successfully advocated for the inclusion of triathlon in the Olympic Games. Jazmin’s achievement means she is the third best in her age group in the world, and she continues to fit in training around her role as an architect in AHMM’s Bristol office. Her medal was one of 20 for the GB Standard Distance team – find out more here.
 



 

AJ Retrofit Award

19/09/2017

AJ Retrofit Award

New Scotland Yard, the home of the Metropolitan Police, has been awarded this year’s AJ Retrofit Award for best office over 10,000m2. The Retrofit Awards celebrate excellent design, engineering and construction that extends the life of an existing building through retrofitting in an exemplary way; past AHMM winners have included Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre (Retrofit of the Year 2016) and the University of Amsterdam (Retrofit of the Year 2014). Find out more about all the 2017 winners here.
 



 

07/09/2017

Hawley Wharf tops out

The final building within the Hawley Wharf masterplan has reached its highest point. The six storey office and residential building joins seven other new buildings at the canalside development which, on completion, will provide a mix of affordable and market homes, incubator workplace units, artisanal and industrial workshops, a cinema, a variety of local retail opportunities and a flexible and open market building. The development also includes the recently completed Hawley Primary School.
 



 

White Collar Factory launched

05/09/2017

White Collar Factory launched

Today has seen the launch of White Collar Factory at Old Street Yard, the latest iteration in AHMM’s long term research project with Derwent that has explored the enduring qualities of industrial buildings and applied them to the modern workplace. The 76m, sixteen storey tower features high ceilings, generous, flexible floorplates, sustainable ‘concrete core cooling’, and the first use of natural ventilation in a spec office, with openable windows and user-controlled internal environment. It also has a rooftop running track believed to be London’s first of its kind, as well as a club-café space for workers to relax, meet and enjoy views over the city. While the tower is complete, occupied and forming a new landmark on the Old Street roundabout, work continues on completion and fit-out of neighbouring buildings and public realm at Old Street Yard, which together will create a new piece of city in this pivotal location.
 



 

01/09/2017

Open House London 2017

AHMM is again participating in Open House London, an annual celebration of architecture that sees more than 800 buildings open to the public during the weekend of 16-17 September. For Open House London’s 25th year, AHMM is opening pioneering housing at Adelaide Wharf; Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School; RIBA Award 2017 winners New Scotland Yard, The Library at Willesden Green and Grand Union Studios/The Ladbroke Grove; ‘city sandwich’ Westminster Bridge Road; new apartments at Weston Street in Bermondsey; the recently completed White Collar Factory; and its Old Street roundabout neighbour The Bower. Find out more on the Open House website. Please note all tours of New Scotland Yard are fully booked.