AJ Architecture Awards 2017

The Point

7 September 2017

The Point has been shortlisted for the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards 2017, in the Community & Faith Project of the Year category.

The two-storey youth club was designed in close collaboration with the young people of Tadley and provides a place for the whole community to gather. The project houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café and a series of activity pods and break-out spaces. The roof, with its dark folded ‘cloak’ appearance, gives the building a contemporary edge while internally a series of uplifting spaces create an environment the young people want to use every day.

The shortlisting continues the Point’s recent award success. The project was this year’s RIBA Journal MacEwen Award winner and was also awarded an RIBA Regional Award.

The winners for the AJ Architecture Awards will be announced at an exclusive Gala Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in December.

TAGS Tadley Youth Project, The Point, AJ Architecture Awards

Open House London 2017

The Box Theatre, Romford

4 September 2017

The annual Open House London weekend is a great opportunity for the general public to explore behind the closed doors of some of the city’s most amazing buildings. The programme covers 30 boroughs and includes private homes, government buildings, historic sites and educational establishments.

The Box Theatre will be open to the public on Sunday 16 September with tours running on the hour from 11am – 4pm. For further information, click here.

TAGS Redbridge College, Box Theatre, Open House London

Plevna Crescent

Planning submitted

27 July 2017

We’ve submitted plans for 72 new homes at Plevna Crescent in Haringey. The development is arranged over four apartment blocks and offers a mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments. The proposed scheme embraces the existing landscape and responds to neighbouring residential areas to create a strong sense of place and community for future residents.

A family of four lightweight pavilions, ‘float’ on top of a grounded stone plinth. At ground floor, gabion walls create a sturdy base that helps bed the scheme into the landscape. Cedar shingle cladding reflects the ecological setting and the irregular texture compliments the non-uniform arrangement of windows. Over time the walls will be inhabited by local wildlife, bringing nature and ecology into the development. Green roofs will also offer habitat for existing ecology.

TAGS Housing, London

ESFA Technical Advisors

Priority Schools Building Programme

26 July 2017

This year we have been working with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on the Priority Schools Building Programme 2. We are currently working with a number of schools and sixth form colleges in the Thames Valley region, undertaking feasibility studies and providing planning and design advice to help deliver their educational vision.

Marlborough College

Project on site

25 July 2017

Works started on site at the Grade II listed Memorial Hall, Marlborough College this week. The hall had become unusable as a performing arts facility due to poor acoustics, inadequate staging and circulation. There was also limited provision of public spaces with no toilets, coat room, lobby or foyer.

We are working in collaboration with Diamond Schmitt Architects to refurbish and improve the auditorium through a series of sensitive interventions. Our aim is to create a 21st century performance space that celebrates the building’s heritage.

TAGS Marlborough College, Grade II Listed, Heritage