October

18/10/2017

American Architecture Prize for Firm of the Year 2017

AHMM has been named the American Architecture Prize Architectural Firm of the Year. The American Architecture Prize – open to projects and practices around the world – was founded to recognise individuals and teams who have made a substantial contribution to all areas of architecture, and this year was extended to celebrate architecture firms as well as projects. Find out more about the AAP and other award winners here.
 



 

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

12/10/2017

New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017

New Scotland Yard has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which each year gives recognition and encouragement to excellence in publicly funded buildings and infrastructure. The award was announced last night at the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. In addition, our client Roger Harding, Director of Real Estate Development for the Metropolitan Police, was given the BCI Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution in recognition of his lead role in the project as well as his work on rationalising the Met’s estate and commissioning new police training and forensics facilities in London.
 

New Scotland Yard is the result of an RIBA-organised international competition won by AHMM in 2013 to develop the former Curtis Green building on London’s Embankment for the Metropolitan Police’s new headquarters. Completed in December 2016, the project has since won awards including an RIBA National Award and an AJ Retrofit Award.
 



 

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.