The Bower reinvents a collection of underperforming buildings that were constructed in the 1960s and incongruously overclad in the 1980s into a coherent mix of workspace, ground floor retail/restaurants and a new public realm. Addressing the 60s slab architecture, the tallest building is stripped back, extended and given a new façade. The two large volumes that are added to its sides not only rescale the building in relation to the city, they provide double-height zones to augment the office floor plates. On the ground floor, a generously-sized portion of the largest building is cut out to create a pedestrian link from Old Street through to Baldwin Street. The project extends AHMM’s involvement in the overall regeneration of the Old Street area; a part of London that is quickly becoming East London’s Tech City.

Awards
  • 2019 RIBA London Region Award
  • 2019 Building Award - Office Refurbishment of the Year
  • 2019 WAF Award - Completed Buildings New and Old

World Architecture Festival 2019 09.12.19

The Bower wins Office Refurbishment of the Year 06.11.19

Open House London 2019 19.09.19

RIBA London Awards 2019 24.05.19

RIBA Regional Awards shortlists 20.03.19

The Bower completes 18.02.19

The Bower reaches practical completion 13.09.18

Planning approval for 225 City Road 23.03.17

On site at the Bower 21.03.17

AHMM at work... and at home 18.10.16

AHMM opens doors for Open House 2016 13.09.16

Latest awards acclaim 08.07.16

Onsite at 207 Old Street 13.02.14

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris