February

On site at Edinburgh Park

21/02/2020

On site at Edinburgh Park

On the fringe of Edinburgh city centre, building works have started on site at No.1 New Park Square, Edinburgh Park. The first of two AHMM designed buildings in the Dixon Jones masterplan, No.1 New Park Square will become a new landmark and gateway to the development. The mixed use building will create four floors of office space, with a 200 seat conference centre, a restaurant and two cafés at ground floor. The building will face on to a new public square featuring a specially commissioned original work by artist William Tucker. No.1 New Park Square is due for completion in August 2021.

 

 



 

Scott House granted planning permission

12/02/2020

Scott House granted planning permission

The London borough of Lewisham’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant planning permission for the transformation of Scott House, an Edwardian warehouse in Deptford, into a 27 storey mixed use tower. The partially retained facade wraps the newly created office and cafe space, with a mix of residential units above, while the surrounding public realm is improved with planting and the introduction of a pocket park and play space. The design for client Buxton Group will be progressed later this year.
 



 

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

06/02/2020

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

Central Exchange and Social Capital have both won ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards, announced by the Urban Land Institute’s Oklahoma chapter last week. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise projects that exemplify best practice in the responsible use of land and their contribution to the built environment and the public realm. Central Exchange picked up the award for Large Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration, while Social Capital was joint winner (alongside The Collective Food Hall) of the Small Scale Developments Award.

 



 

Planning approval for Taxi House

05/02/2020

Planning approval for Taxi House

Westminster City Council has made the unanimous decision to grant planning permission for a new development on the site of the former Taxi House in Westbourne Park. The mixed use scheme for The Collective includes 286 short stay co-living rooms with a residents’ gym and cinema screening room, alongside 25,000 sq ft of office space with provision for small start-up businesses and craftspeople, and affordable workspace dedicated to creative industries and community-led projects. The scheme also creates a new piazza adjacent to the Grand Union Canal, enabling public access to this part of the waterside for the first time.

 



 

03/02/2020

National Apprenticeship Week

Monday 3 February marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2020. AHMM has been a member of the Apprenticeships in Architecture Trailblazer Group since it was founded in 2016, and offers apprenticeships at level 6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree) and level 7 (equivalent to master's degree). Our current apprentices and their mentors will be presenting their experiences to the practice during National Apprenticeship Week. 

If you are interested in an apprenticeship in architecture and you would like to know more about AHMM's scheme, please contact our HR team



 

31/01/2020

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

‘Living with Beauty’, the final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission has been published. Paul Monaghan has been an advisor to the Commission since its inception, and the report sets out a new framework for development and planning that promotes health, wellbeing and sustainable growth. Read the report here.

 



 

31/01/2020

Cycle to MIPIM 2020

This year four cyclists from AHMM will be taking part in the Club Pelothon Cycle to MIPIM ride. Associate Director Cormac Farrelly is taking part for the second time, and will be joined by Senior Architectural Assistant Rebecca Nixon, Senior Architect Andrew Morrison and Senior Model Maker Max Cotgrave. Cycle to MIPIM has been organised by Club Peloton since 2006 with Coram as it main fundraising beneficiary, and this year will raise money for Coram, Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust, Cyclists Fighting Cancer and the Multiple System Atrophy Trust. Cyclists will leave London on Thursday 5 March and ride a total of 1500km over six days, reaching their destination in time for the MIPIM property conference. As in previous years, AHMM will also be sponsoring snacks and refreshments for all cyclists along the route.

You can sponsor Cormac, Rebecca, Andrew and Max on their JustGiving team page.