The Building Awards 2024 Shortlist 10.07.24

Four AHMM projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Building Awards.

1 Berkeley Street, shortlisted in the Retrofit of the Year category, sees the transformation of two 1970s buildings in Mayfair, London, into a mixed-use development showcasing an innovative approach to urban regeneration. Notable for its retention of 81% of the original structures, this project merges office spaces, retail, public realms, and a prestigious hotel for 1 Hotels, making their European debut. At the heart of the design was a commitment to sustainability, retaining many of the existing frames and facades to minimise carbon footprint. This approach not only preserved the architectural heritage but also aligned with contemporary environmental goals. The introduction of a new pavilion, an annex office and a public courtyard exemplifies the creative reuse of urban space.

Norton Folgate, shortlisted in the Retrofit of the Year category, comprises three urban blocks within the City Fringe between the City of London and Shoreditch. Developed to respond to the mixed character of its context, the scheme brings vacant and under used buildings back into use, employing a building-by-building approach, utilising restoration, refurbishment, extension, remodelling, and façade retention to breathe new life into the architecture. Through careful refurbishment of historic buildings, Norton Folgate respectfully unites the area’s special heritage with new modern, highly sustainable work and retail space. The listed cobbled streets were carefully lifted, preserved and labelled during the development works and then re-laid on completion – improving the finished surface and retaining the character of the streets. The project has also been shortlisted for the Net Zero award. 

One Great Cumberland Place, shortlisted in the Project of the Year category, is a late 1920s façade retention and regeneration scheme, delivering high-end office and retail space within the enhanced envelope. Located directly opposite London’s Hyde Park with Marble Arch as a prominent neighbour, this project was delivered as part of The Portman Estate’s ‘Sustainable Vision for Marble Arch’. Providing 8,000 square feet of open plan floorplates, the building brings a high quality, adaptable workplace fit for modern usage and maintains a heritage asset whilst remaining sensitive to the historic location. An array of tenants such as Corp B provider X+Why (who offer a diverse and collaborative office community to a range of SMEs and freelancers) and global financial firm Adam Street Partners now occupy the building along with The Portman Estate who took the decision to move from their Portman Square home after many of their staff commented so positively on the building following site visits.

2 Ruskin Square, shortlisted in the Project of the Year category, is a ten-storey office development in East Croydon, part of the Stanhope and Schroders masterplan which connects East Croydon station to the town centre. The project is the second office building to be delivered as part of the scheme and is to be the new HQ for the Home Office, bringing together three offices spread across Croydon to one location. The Sustainability and Wellbeing vision for the project is to design and deliver truly great places for work that support smarter working in a modern civil service. The project aspires to be a Better Buildings Partnership Pioneer Project which will involve auditing energy used over first two years of occupancy. It seeks to minimise embodied carbon and resource use, is designed for adaptability and re-use, and minimises operational energy use as a Design for Performance (NABERS UK) pioneer.

The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in November.

Link Date Title Location
18.07.24 AJ Retrofit & Reuse Awards 2024 Shortlist Tower Hamlets Town Hall Arthur Stanley House date240718
17.07.24 The redevelopment of the former London Chest Hospital receives planning approval London Chest Hospital date240717
15.07.24 76 Southbank wins a WAFX 2024 Award 76 Southbank date240715
11.07.24 London Festival of Architecture 2024 date240711
10.07.24 The Building Awards 2024 Shortlist Norton Folgate 2 Ruskin Square 1 Berkeley Street One Great Cumberland Place date240710
09.07.24 Architecture Today Awards 2024 Shortlist Weston Street White Collar Factory North London Hospice date240709
08.07.24 World Architecture Festival Awards 2024 Shortlist Norton Folgate Squirrel Park London Square Bermondsey 76 Southbank The Citizen Botanic Place date240708
05.07.24 BD Architect of the Year 2024 Shortlist One Portwall Square Tower Hamlets Town Hall The Rowe 1 New Park Square 76 Southbank 1 Berkeley Street Soho Place date240705
02.07.24 Norton Folgate shortlisted for a 2024 Brick Award Norton Folgate date240702
01.07.24 Morland Community Hub submitted for planning date240701
01.07.24 Schüco Excellence Awards 2024 One Great Cumberland Place date240701
28.06.24 40-46 Albert Road receives planning approval date240628
10.06.24 LFA Studio Late date240610
27.06.24 British Construction Industry Awards Shortlist 2024 Norton Folgate One Great Cumberland Place date240627
27.06.24 Victor Kite Prize 2024 date240627
24.06.24 2024 Refugee Week White Collar Factory Morelands Rooftop Morelands date240624
21.06.24 Estates Gazette Awards 2024 shortlist date240621
20.06.24 Pedelle 2024 date240620
19.06.24 Bristol Civic Society Design Awards 2024 One Portwall Square Elderberry Walk date240619
18.06.24 Tower Hamlets Town Hall Receives a RICS 2024 London Regional Award Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240618
13.06.24 AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards 2024 Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240613
11.06.24 St Luke’s Community Centre Women’s Multicultural Group Visits White Collar Factory date240611
04.06.24 AHMM features in Vivid Sydney’s A New Normal Exhibition date240604
31.05.24 The Alder Centre receives an RIBA North West Regional Award 2024 The Alder Centre date240531
29.05.24 Tower Hamlets Town Hall shortlisted for the 2024 AJ100 Community Impact of the Year Award Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240529
28.05.24 Building London Planning Awards 2024 shortlist 2 Ruskin Square 1 Berkeley Street date240528
28.05.24 HD5K 2024 date240528
17.05.24 Tower Hamlets Town Hall wins a 2024 Pineapple Award Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240517
15.05.24 Structural transformation completes at 76 Southbank 76 Southbank date240515
13.05.24 10-16 Bevis Marks receives planning date240513
02.05.24 Paul Monaghan presenting at 2024 Australian Architecture Conference Television Centre Masterplan Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240502
01.05.24 BCO Awards 2024, London Tower Hamlets Town Hall Soho Place date240501
30.04.24 Palmerston Court nears completion Palmerston Court date240430
29.04.24 BCO Awards 2024, Scotland 1 New Park Square date240429
26.04.24 1 Broadgate Tops Out 1 Broadgate date240426
26.04.24 Belgrove House Building Study Tour Belgrove House date240426
18.04.24 Claire Pollock awarded RIBA Honorary Fellowship date240418
15.04.24 Construction commences on Phase 2 of the Television Centre Television Centre Masterplan date240415
12.04.24 The Chartered Institute of Building Award 2024 One Great Cumberland Place date240412
11.04.24 London Square Bermondsey shortlisted for a 2024 Housing Design Award London Square Bermondsey date240411
23.04.24 AIA Central Oklahoma Architecture Awards 2024 The Icehouse District Wheeler Residential Flamingo Tiki date240423
02.04.24 Taxi House Tops Out Taxi House date240402
25.03.24 Tower Hamlets Town Hall wins Civic Trust Award Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240325
21.03.24 Pineapple Awards 2024 Shortlist Tower Hamlets Town Hall Magna Square Soho Place date240321
18.03.24 The Professional NBA Arena Locker Room officially open Professional NBA Arena Locker Room date240318
11.03.24 Tower Hamlets Town Hall Shortlisted for a 2024 RICS Award Tower Hamlets Town Hall date240311
12.03.24 New Study quantifies the carbon impact of Cat A fit out date240312
08.03.24 The Arc officially opens The Arc date240308
06.03.24 Elderberry Walk Officially Opens Elderberry Walk date240306
01.03.24 Cycle to MIPIM 2024 date240301
28.02.24 Angel Square Site Progress Angel Square date240228
27.02.24 Narrative Practice Sessions x AHMM date240227
27.02.24 45 Beech Street submitted for planning date240227
22.02.24 RIBA North West Region Award Shortlist The Alder Centre date240222
20.02.24 RIBA South East Award Shortlist Magna Square date240220
15.02.24 Lansdowne House breaks ground Lansdowne House date240215
15.02.24 RIBA London region Award shortlist 10 Lewis Cubitt Square Montacute Yards The Rowe date240215
14.02.24 National Apprenticeships Week 2024 date240214
12.02.24 RIBA South West + Wessex region Award shortlist One Portwall Square date240212
31.01.24 1 Riva Row, Houston Texas, Site Progress 1 Riva Row date240131
29.01.24 AHMM shortlisted for LSE’s Bankside House redevelopment design competition date240129
17.01.24 Illumanate Competition date240117
12.01.24 Riga Competition date240112
08.01.24 Review of 2023 Burntwood School University of Amsterdam White Collar Factory Tower Hamlets Town Hall 1 New Park Square date240108