14 November 2017

New work: The Gateway, White City Place

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has granted permission to a hybrid planning application for The Gateway, a trio of new buildings within White City Place. The project is the last piece of the jigsaw in the exciting new hub for creative businesses and organisations,

08 November 2017

In Worthing, new life for a splendid Edwardian Museum

Proposals for the renovation and expansion of the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery were unveiled last week by Worthing Borough Council. Conceived by Allies and Morrison, the plans will enlarge the Gallery's exhibition spaces through a careful reconfiguration of its Grade II listed Edwardian Home.

06 November 2017

Permission granted at Filton Airfield

South Gloucestershire Council has granted outline planning permission to the redevelopment of Filton Airfield. The masterplan, prepared by a team led by Allies and Morrison, will guide the delivery of more than 2,600 new homes and a whole new town centre with schools, 26 ha of employment space,

01 November 2017

Oxford Westgate opens its doors

The much anticipated renovation and expansion of Oxford's Westgate Centre opened its doors to the public. A retail-led, mixed-use development in Oxford's historic city centre, the project has involved an extensive overhaul and replacement of a 1970s era shopping centre. Now rebranded Oxford Westgate, Allies and Morrison worked collaboratively with masterplanners BDP, to bring new life to the 5.6 ha site.

01 November 2017

Cities for tomorrow: from London to Beijing

Bob Allies has participated in an exchange between London and Beijing as part of Beijing Design Week. Organised by Design Collective London, Bob joined representatives of several different practices and studios from London to take part in the City for Tomorrow Conference.

01 November 2017

The Westworks: extending the life of a building

The Westworks - the latest building at White City Place to be re-imagined by Allies and Morrison opens its doors this month. Originally designed by Scott Brownrigg Turner in the late 1980s as the BBC's administrative headquarters, and now acquired by developers Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan, The Westworks has been given a new life delivering more than half a million square feet of new flexible accommodation.

01 November 2017

Learning from São Paulo and Copenhagen

At the beginning of the year, Allies and Morrison's Alfredo Caraballo and Daniel Elsea joined the Van Alen Institute International Council - reflecting an interest of the practice in the urban work of the institute and its agenda to promote dialogue through architecture and design.

16 October 2017

First Central Park Royal Gets the Go Ahead

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has granted planning permission to First Central Park Royal, an exciting housing project being designed by Allies and Morrison for Fairview and L&Q.

10 October 2017

Locating London’s Local Character and Density

Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the Cities and Community category for the RIBA President's Award for Research for a groundbreaking study undertaken on London's characterisation and density for Historic England.

01 October 2017

Masterplanning Filton Airfield’s future

Long synonymous with aerospace innovation, Filton Airfield is famously where Concorde and the Corps in the First World War and RAF Spitfires in the Second and had been an important site for aircraft production in the decades following. Yet since the turn of the century, this 142 hectare South Gloucestershire site on the northern fringe of Bristol has sat largely idle. Today, however, it is set for a development of an altogether different kind as one of the UK's largest brownfield regeneration projects with an emerging masterplan that will create a new neighbourhood of 2,675 homes.

01 October 2017

Madinat al Irfan, an Urban Centre in Oman

Omran, Oman’s master developer of major tourism, heritage and urban developments, appointed a team led by Allies and Morrison following an invited competition held by the Royal Institute of

01 October 2017

Lecture at Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University

Allies and Morrison’s managing partner, Jo Bacon, will be delivering the lecture – Home to City: the Architecture and Urbanism of Allies and Morrison – at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University in Columbus, USA. The lecture will take place on 4 October 2017.

01 October 2017

Retrofitting a great British building

In converting the Commonwealth Institute into the new home of the Design Museum, a team of architects, engineers and conservation specialists were enlisted to bring back to life a listed work of Johnson-Marshall and Partners, an early 1960s Modernist landmark which had long stood empty. Their work was recognised last month with an AJ Retrofit Award, taking the prize in the Cultural Buildings category.

21 September 2017

Studio trip 2017: Allies and Morrison goes to Oxford

The destination for this year's annual Office outing was Oxford, city of honey coloured stone, university spires and notable architecture from all eras.

11 September 2017

Project Prospero: introducing new architecture at Shakespeare’s Globe

Allies and Morrison can reveal that we have been working as architect on Project Prospero, an exciting expansion of Shakespeare's Globe. The project's ambition is for the Globe to become an international Shakespeare hub, involving the redevelopment of its library and archive into a world-class research centre and creating a new exhibition centre for its unique collection, serving students, researchers and collaborators from around the world, along with new education studios, a production centre and reinvigorated backstage facilities.

01 September 2017

Upcoming exhibition: Madinat al Irfan, an Urban Centre in Oman

Our next studio exhibition will open on 20 September, held in association with Bankside Design District at the London Design Festival. Entitled Madinat al Irfan, an Urban Centre in Oman, it will explore the design ideas behind our masterplan for a new city in Oman. It will feature drawings, sketches and models and places the project within the context of the New Urban Agenda, the framework for more liveable cities recently adopted by the United Nations.

01 September 2017

Passivtower: how tall can we go?

Over the last several months, a team within the practice has been researching the potential of tall Passivhaus buildings. Especially within the context of London, we asked ourselves the question – could high density residential offer an opportunity to upscale Passivhaus?

01 September 2017

Architecture Tours at Open House London 2017

Architects from Allies and Morrison will be giving architecture tours at three buildings at this year’s Open House London, on 16-17 September. Tours will be on offer at our own studios and at two recently completed office buildings designed by the practice – White City Place and Four Kingdom Street.