News Archive

25/10/2018

Paul Monaghan joins Design Council board of trustees

Founding director Paul Monaghan has been appointed as a trustee of the Design Council, joining the board responsible for the charity’s strategic direction, governance and delivery. Established in 1944 to support Britain’s economic recovery, the Design Council is an independent body whose purpose is to make life better by design, encouraging public debate and informing government policy. In 2011, the Design Council merged with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), extending its remit into design for the built environment where it delivers independent and expert design consultation; Paul has previously been a member of CABE’s National Design Review Panel and chaired its Schools Design Review Panel. Find out more about the Design Council here.
 



 

Queen’s Gardens competition winner announced

10/10/2018

Queen’s Gardens competition winner announced

AHMM architect Dora Felekou has won a competition to design a new café for Croydon as part of the AHMM-designed Taberner House development. The project’s client HUB launched the competition in July, challenging AHMM architects to design the café in response to community design workshops focusing on the Queen’s Gardens, which are adjacent to the Taberner House site and form part of the overall project. Eight shortlisted teams presented their designs to the client and local stakeholders to decide the winning entry. Dora’s ‘House of Cards’ entry was announced as the winner at an event held at AHMM’s London office, hosted by associate director Susie le Good and Steve Sanham, managing director at HUB.

 



 

Edinburgh Park planning approval

09/10/2018

Edinburgh Park planning approval

Edinburgh City Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a series of AHMM-designed office buildings within a wider mixed use masterplan led by Dixon Jones Architects six miles west of Edinburgh city centre. The buildings will provide over half a million square feet of offices and related amenity facilities, as part of the extension and re-invention of the existing office campus. The first new building, at five storeys, will provide offices, a 200-seat conference centre, a café, and a restaurant and music venue facing onto a new public square, with trams serving an adjacent stop. The wider proposals for the 43-acre masterplan developed for landowner Parabola include up to 1800 new residential units, a centralised car-park and energy centre, and a series of public squares and gardens. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019.

 



 

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist

09/10/2018

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist

Four AHMM projects have been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Architecture Awards. Liverpool’s Royal Court has been shortlisted for Cultural Project of the Year, Weston Street for Housing Project of the Year (up to £10m) and White Collar Factory and Television Centre for Mixed Use Project of the Year. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the Roundhouse in London on 4 December.

 



 

White Collar Factory wins BCO Innovation Award

03/10/2018

White Collar Factory wins BCO Innovation Award

White Collar Factory has won the British Council for Offices’ national Innovation Award, announced last night (2 October) at a ceremony in London. It was also highly commended in the Commercial Workplace category, having won the BCO’s London regional award earlier this year. Judges commented that White Collar Factory had ‘challenged the very concept of the workplace’ and praised the ‘positive impact the development has had on the local environment’. Find out more about this year’s BCO winners here.
 



 

The Alder Centre wins WAFX category prize

01/10/2018

The Alder Centre wins WAFX category prize

The Alder Centre has been announced as one of ten category winners of WAFX Prizes, special awards given by the World Architecture Festival that aim to recognise projects entered for the WAF Awards that address key ecological and societal changes. The Alder Centre won the WAFX Ageing and Health category and will now be considered for the overall WAFX Prize, which will be announced at the World Architecture Festival held in Amsterdam from 28-30 November; the project has also been shortlisted for a WAF Award along with Weston Street, Signal Townhouses, Television Centre, White Collar Factory, University of Amsterdam, and Blossom Street.