Westminster Bridge Road

Waterloo, London. 2015

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2015
  • Clients: Urbanest

As another component in the regeneration of London’s Waterloo, Westminster Bridge Road replaces a redundant 1960s office block with a lively mixed-use, multi-layered city-sandwich. A stacked rhythm of solid bands and linear apertures accentuate the given curve of the site, at once disguising the volume of windows and maximising panoramic views of the London skyline. The bands are grouped in a triple-storey order that suggests the scale of the different programmes and then turned like Ray Eames’ Walnut Stool to create a subtle silhouette. Externally, the building’s height and massing are sensitively crafted according to statutorily protected views. Internally, the upper floors have been configured to reduce actual and perceived corridor length, while a central atrium on the lower levels brings light into the college and crowns a generous social space. The 38,500 (GIA) square metre scheme accommodates 1,100 student rooms (including double-height studios on the uppermost floors) with associated common spaces, a sixth-form college for 700 students spread over four floors, affordable workspace at ground and a health suite with swimming pool and leisure facilities on the lower level.


WAF Award Best Mixed Use - Completed Building category 2017 London LABC - Best High Volume New Housing Development 2016

World Architecture Festival award for Westminster Bridge Road


World Architecture Festival award for Westminster Bridge Road

AHMM's Westminster Bridge Road for urbanest has been named Overall Winner in the Mixed Use category at this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards in Berlin. The WAF Awards form the centrepiece of the World Architecture Festival, which this year marked its tenth anniversary, and shortlisted projects are judged via live crits by a panel of international judges. Clad in curved, stacked bands of black and white continuous aluminium and glazing, Westminster Bridge Road is a multi-use ‘city sandwich’ close to the Palace of Westminster in the heart of London, and includes a sixth-form college for 850 students, student housing with 1050 rooms and supporting facilities, 50 apartments, incubator space for start-up businesses, a health club and community sports facilities for local schools. Find out more about this year’s winners and the Festival here.




Open House London 2017

AHMM is again participating in Open House London, an annual celebration of architecture that sees more than 800 buildings open to the public during the weekend of 16-17 September. For Open House London’s 25th year, AHMM is opening pioneering housing at Adelaide Wharf; Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School; RIBA Award 2017 winners New Scotland Yard, The Library at Willesden Green and Grand Union Studios/The Ladbroke Grove; ‘city sandwich’ Westminster Bridge Road; new apartments at Weston Street in Bermondsey; the recently completed White Collar Factory; and its Old Street roundabout neighbour The Bower. Find out more on the Open House website. Please note all tours of New Scotland Yard are fully booked.

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