21 May 2018

Into the Wild, a collaboration with Dulwich Picture Gallery and Southwark Schools

2018 marks our third year in partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery's Drawing in Schools programme. This year, students responded to David Milne: Modern Painting, a retrospective held at the Gallery this spring. The exhibition showcased the Canadian painter's oeuvre including a series of works completed during a period of intense experimentation when he immersed himself in nature and lived in the woods painting landscapes with a modernist bent.

15 May 2018

New work: Canada Water Masterplan

British Land has submitted the planning application for a new urban centre at the heart of southeast London’s Rotherhithe Peninsula. Designed by a team led by Allies and Morrison, the Canada Water masterplan will guide the development of a new piece of city which makes the most of the site’s dockside setting and connections to the rest of London.

14 May 2018

New Tunbridge Wells Theatre and Civic Centre

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved plans for a new Theatre and Council Office designed by Allies and Morrison. Located at the heart of Tunbridge Wells, and forming a new entrance to Calverley Grounds, the historic valley first laid out by Decimus Burton, the project aims to reinvigorate the cultural life of the town and wider area, and give the town and Borough Council much needed new office space.

01 May 2018

In Friargate, a new home for Coventry City Council

One Friargate, the first completed building of our Friargate masterplan, has won the Best Corporate Workplace at this year's Midlands and Central England BCO Awards. Facing the new Station Square, the building has an important urban function as a marker in the city, welcoming visitors to Coventry by rail and anchoring its newest urban quarter.

01 May 2018

Urban intensity in Doha

This month’s edition of The Architectural Review explores the theme of Intensity, and highlights Msheireb Downtown Doha as an example of how a growing international city can responsibly plan high density urban development.

01 May 2018

100 Bishopsgate topping out ceremony

After many years of hard work, 100 Bishopsgate topped out last week. The 40 storey, 181 metre tall building's profile is now firmly set on the City skyline. The building's contrasting facade textures and gently twisting form are now clearly in view as the cladding begins to make its way to the top.

23 April 2018

Tomorrow’s workplace: refurbishment, recycling and reinvention

The Westworks has been Highly Commended at this year’s British Council of Offices (BCO) London Awards. Its refurbishment, designed by Allies and Morrison, involved a detailed re-evaluation of the mostly cellularised and unloved ‘White City One’ - the 1980s headquarters, built for the BBC as a single occupier.

18 April 2018

Living and learning: Keybridge House and Wyvil Primary School

Lambeth Council has recently granted planning permission for the second phase of Keybridge House in Vauxhall, London. It incorporates a hybrid of uses with 125 new homes and an expansion to the Wyvil Road Primary School, providing 360 more school places to accommodate the growing community with twelve classrooms, indoor and outdoor playspaces.

01 April 2018

Recently completed: John Lewis White City

On 20th March, John Lewis opened the doors to its newest store, at Westfield White City. The flagship department store anchors the largest expansion since Westfield first opened in Shepherd’s Bush in 2008. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the textured building envelope provides a distinct expression for the John Lewis brand in what is now the largest shopping centre in Europe.

01 April 2018

In Cambridge, a once in a lifetime opportunity for University and city

Allies and Morrison is assisting the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Queens College and Darwin College on a masterplan for Old Press/Mill Lane within the heart of the city of Cambridge.

20 March 2018

Integrating new homes into the fabric of Tottenham

The London Borough of Haringey has granted reserved matters approval to a project designed by Allies and Morrison for Newlon Housing Trust that will provide 54 new affordable rent homes in Tottenham Hale. In addition to delivering much needed affordable housing, the scheme is an exemplar for urban intensification in London, making the most of a relatively tight, though well connected, site.

01 March 2018

New forms on the London skyline

Over the last few months, two towers designed by the practice have begun to emerge on the London skyline: Two Fifty One and 100 Bishopsgate. Situated on opposite sides of the river, each responds to the unique conditions of its surroundings.

01 March 2018

Bankside renaissance: Completing Lavington Street

Southwark Council has granted planning permission to 25 Lavington Street, a major redevelopment site just behind our studios. Occupying the current location of Lavington House, our proposals seek to create a compact urban development consisting of three new residential buildings and an office building around a new public space.

01 March 2018

Plans unveiled for York Central

Plans have been unveiled for York Central, a large brownfield site to the west of York’s Railway Station. The area is the focus of a major redevelopment project which will deliver up to 2,500 new homes, and up to 100,000 sqm of office, leisure, cultural and retail uses. A multidisciplinary team of Arup, Allies and Morrison and Gustafson Porter + Bowman was appointed in 2016 to masterplan the development on behalf of the York Central Partnership (comprising City of York Council, Network Rail, Homes England and the National Railway Museum).