19 April 2017

Housing Design Awards shortlist: new homes in Bromley-by-Bow, Hounslow and Hendon

Three projects in London designed by Allies and Morrison have been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Design Awards.

19 April 2017

Competition win at Nieuw Zuid, Antwerp

A collaborative team of DRDH and Allies and Morrison has won a competition for a 24 storey residential tower and office building in Antwerp, for leading Belgian developer Triple Living. One of two towers being commissioned, the scheme was selected in limited competition by a jury including the city architect Christian Rapp.

06 April 2017

OPDC grants approval for more homes on Scrubs Lane

Following on from last month’s approval by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) for new residential development at North Kensington Gate, the Corporation has now signed off on 164 more new homes designed by Allies and Morrison for Aurora Developments.

04 April 2017

Good design is good business: Banham HQ

The practice's design for a new headquarters for Banham in southwest London has won an Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Award. Now going for twenty years, the annual awards scheme recognises architectural schemes anywhere in the world that are of benefit to business.

03 April 2017

RIBA London Awards 2017: 163 homes, a museum and a school

Three Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA London Awards: Lock Keepers in Bromley-by-Bow, the hollandgreen development (incorporating the Design Museum) in Kensington and a new building for King’s College School in Wimbledon.

01 April 2017

Mediaworks, White City Place: recycling a building for a new future

In 2004, the BBC moved into a media and broadcasting centre designed by Allies and Morrison. The BBC Media Village buildings were designed as big, robust concrete frame buildings, convenient and flexible. Today, 13 years later, this resilience has shown true as the re-imagined White City Place, a new tech and creative hub developed by Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan. Set within burgeoning White City, the office complex is repurposing the old BBC buildings as 53,000 sqm of new speculative office accommodation

01 April 2017

Designing new homes at Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula is one of the largest regeneration projects in London, and indeed, the whole of Europe. Situated in east London, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and across the River Thames from Canary Wharf, it consists of seven new neighbourhoods masterplanned by Allies and Morrison. Building upon this work, the practice has recently been appointed architect for two residential components of the wider development.

01 April 2017

In Bath, knitting retirement into a world heritage site

Bath and North East Somerset Council has granted planning permission to a new development of retirement homes designed by Allies and Morrison for PegasusLife. Situated within the Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site at the point that the Georgian city meets the River Avon, below Royal Crescent, the project offers a unique opportunity to address a growing local and national need for high quality accommodation for older people, which allows them to continue to live independently and within one's local community.

01 April 2017

#boxity: Saturday Club Masterclass at Chelsea College of Arts

On a recent Saturday, over sixty teenagers from across London joined forces with a group of Allies and Morrison architects to build a new city. Under the banner of #boxity, the day began as a brief lecture on architecture led by Partner Artur Carulla but quickly evolved into something much more dynamic. To the students’ surprise, they were then asked to jump right into the ‘mother of all arts’ themselves by building an entire city at a scale of 1:100 with 1,500 flat-packed cardboard boxes and a lot of masking tape.

28 March 2017

‘Schools of Art’ with Dulwich Picture Gallery

Allies and Morrison’s second annual exhibition with Dulwich Picture Gallery has opened at our Southwark Street studios. Entitled ‘Schools of Art’, the exhibition features artwork from primary and secondary students from nine Southwark schools who participated in the Gallery’s Drawing Skills programme, which is supported by the practice.

16 March 2017

Madinat al Irfan named ‘Big Urban Project’ of the future

Madinat al Irfan, the new urban district in Oman masterplanned by Allies and Morrison, has won the award for best ‘Big Urban Project’ at The Architectural Review Future Project Awards at MIPIM, the annual property exhibition and conference in Cannes.

03 March 2017

Homes at North Kensington Gate get the green light from OPDC

Forty-seven new homes designed by Allies and Morrison at North Kensington Gate have received planning permission from the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation.

01 March 2017

Pall Mall Exchange: A new Commercial Centre for Liverpool

The practice's design for a new £200m development on the Pall Mall Exchange site in Liverpool has been unveiled by Liverpool City Council. Working for Kier Construction and CTP Ltd, who have been awarded the tender to develop the site, Allies and Morrison has designed a scheme that will quadruple the supply of Grade A+ office space in the city centre.

01 March 2017

Dancy House: New boarding house for Marlborough College

The design for a new boarding house at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, has secured planning permission. Called Dancy House and designed by Allies and Morrison, the new building will primarily accommodate female students as the school looks to increase the proportion of girls in education. The new building takes its name from a former headmaster of the College, John Christopher Dancy, who led Marlborough at the time co-education was introduced in 1968.

01 March 2017

New appointment: Cambridge Biomedical Campus

The University of Cambridge has appointed a team led by Allies and Morrison to develop masterplan proposals for its Biomedical Campus. The new effort will establish a framework within which the University can develop more accommodation for teaching, research and clinical facilities in the life sciences, which will include a major hub for neuroscience.

01 March 2017

Dublin Airport Central gains planning permission

The Dublin Airport Central development, a scheme in collaboration with a team of consultants led by PM Group for the Dublin Airport Authority, has been granted planning permission from An Bord Pleanála, Ireland’s strategic planning body.

09 February 2017

RTPI Awards 2017 Shortlist: From Guildford to Muscat

Two projects by Allies and Morrison have been shortlisted in this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards. The masterplan for Guildford town centre and hinterland has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Plan Making Practice award, and our masterplan for Madinat al Irfan has secured a spot as a finalist for the International Award for Excellence in Planning.

08 February 2017

Breaking new ground: Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub

Construction is now underway on the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at Imperial College London’s new White City Campus in west London. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the innovative new facility will bring together researchers, engineers, scientists and clinicians to research and create affordable medical technologies.

06 February 2017

Edinburgh Concert Hall Shortlist

Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the open competition to design a new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The new concert hall is to be located within Edinburgh's Unesco-listed city centre.

01 February 2017

Falaj to city: Water Systems of the Gulf’s Oases

Allies and Morrison is hosting an exhibition, Falaj to City: Water Systems of the Gulf’s Oases, from 30 January to 17 February at our Southwark Street studios. The exhibit presents a study of the falaj, a longstanding water irrigation system that has helped to nourish communities across the Arabian Peninsula.

01 February 2017

Van Alen Institute International Council

The practice has joined the International Council of the Van Alen Institute, a New York-based organisation that develops cross disciplinary research, public programmes and design competitions in urbanism. For more than a century, the Institute has been an advocate for fresh thinking in the design and planning of its home city – New York – and is now increasingly engaging with dialogues in cities around the world.

01 February 2017

In Hounslow, a new neighbourhood now onsite

A new residential development designed by the practice at the former Hounslow Civic Centre is now onsite. The Lampton Road and Civic Centre project will create 919 new homes, of which nearly half will be affordable in the west London borough. Deputy Mayor of Housing James Murray was on hand for the groundbreaking on 25 January 2017.

01 February 2017

FutuRIBA at Allies and Morrison

The president-elect of the RIBA, Ben Derbyshire, hosted a conversation on the future of the Institute and the wider profession of architecture at Allies and Morrison on 26 January. RIBA members and architects from our practice, as well as some others in our Bankside neighbourhood, participated in an open and frank discussion about the future of the profession.

25 January 2017

Worthing Seafront neighbourhood secures permission

The practice’s design for a new seaside neighbourhood on the former site of the derelict Worthing Aquarena has been approved by Worthing Borough Council.