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Planning granted for the Alder Centre

23/02/2018

Planning granted for the Alder Centre

The Alder Centre in Liverpool has been granted planning approval by Liverpool City Council. The new bereavement counselling centre for Alder Hey children’s hospital will provide a dedicated home for counselling and support services for people affected by the death of a child, including facilities for the hospital’s nationwide child bereavement helpline. The Alder Centre is designed as a series of rooms configured around a heart space, each with large windows looking across a ‘Secret Garden’ or smaller secluded garden spaces according to spatial and privacy needs. AHMM is also supporting fundraising for the fit-out of the building, including through next week’s Cycle to MIPIM.
 



 

Soho Place

23/02/2018

Soho Place

Construction of Soho Place has moved a step closer as works on Crossrail infrastructure at Tottenham Court Road have completed and the site has been handed over to developer Derwent London. Work can now begin on the AHMM-designed scheme which includes two new mixed-use buildings above Tottenham Court Road underground station which contain retail, offices and a new theatre of up to 600 seats, arranged around a new public space linking Tottenham Court Road to Soho Square.
 



 

21/02/2018

Cycle to MIPIM 2018

Three riders from AHMM will be taking part in this year’s Club Peloton Cycle to MIPIM ride. Associate Director Cormac Farrelly, Associate Lloyd Spencer and Architectural Assistant Oliver Dyson will be leaving London on 8 March to complete 1500km over six days, reaching Cannes in time for the MIPIM property conference, and AHMM is once again supporting all Club Peloton riders with sponsorship of treats to sustain them along the route. The annual ride – completed by Tom Gardner, Lloyd and Craig Robertson last year – raises money for charities including Coram, and this year 50% of funds raised by AHMM will be given to the Alder Centre for Child Bereavement. You can sponsor Cormac, Lloyd or Oliver on their Race Nation fundraising pages.
 



 

A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police

15/02/2018

A new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police

AHMM has completed work on a new Crime Museum for the Metropolitan Police Service. The new museum, located in the basement of New Scotland Yard, will display selected items from the Met’s evidence archive, which was established in the mid-1870s as a teaching tool for its officers in training and, while not open to the public, remains a vital resource for police officers and researchers today. Dark painted walls, soffits and flooring provide a dramatic setting for a contrasting ‘timeline’ of specially-lit white display cabinets and plinths containing the exhibits and artefacts, many of which featured in infamous cases over the Met’s history.
 



 

A new look for Old Street roundabout?

14/02/2018

A new look for Old Street roundabout?

A proposal by AHMM in collaboration with Derwent has made the longlist for a competition to transform Old Street Roundabout, the location of White Collar Factory and The Bower. The competition was launched in December by Islington Council in partnership with the Mayor of London, Transport for London and Hackney Council, seeking proposals for a new gateway structure or public artwork reflecting the area’s identity as a hub for digital innovation. The 39 longlisted entries will be on display at Old Street Yard until 2 March – find out more here.
 



 

07/02/2018

Planning granted for Castle Cary housing

Planning approval for a new 74-home residential development in Castle Cary, Somerset has been granted by South Somerset District Council. The scheme for new independent developer Backhouse will provide a mix of accommodation, from one-bedroom to five-bedroom homes, arranged around two communal greens and incorporating a protected oak tree and existing hedgerows. Thirty five percent of the housing will be affordable, in line with local policy.