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.

Open Saturday (16th) from 10am-5pm, there will be architect-led tours of the Allies and Morrison studios complex which will include the original RIBA-award winning purpose built studio, a converted Grade-II listed warehouse and a new timber building. Together, the three now form our London home. Tours will be on offer every 15 minutes from our reception. 85 Southwark Street, SE1 0HX.

There will be one architect-led tour on both Saturday and Sunday (17th) for Mediaworks, the first of three completed buildings refurbished by Allies and Morrison at White City Place. Built in the early 2000s for the BBC, Mediaworks has been recycled to accommodate multiple new users through a series of subtle and radical interventions. Tours will start at 11am on each day, from the Mediaworks main entrance on 201 Wood Lane, W12 7TU.

Two tours at 11am and 2pm on both days will be on offer at Four Kingdom Street. Architects will walk visitors through this new office building in Paddington Central, highlighting amenities and design features which have been crafted with occupants in mind. The reception and roof terrace will be open both days from 10am-5pm. Pre-booking is required. Meet at the main reception at 4 Kingdom Street, W2 6BD.

On the Sunday at 2pm, our Simon Fraser will help to lead a cycle tour and talk of the Olympic Park exploring the park’s enabling works and the construction of its venues, through to the utilities and their supporting infrastructure. The meeting place will be outside the Timber Lodge Cafe, Honour Lea Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3BB. The tour has been organised by the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Several more of our buildings will also be open to the public including Rambert, the Royal Festival Hall and Banking Hall at 8-10 Moorgate.


Photography: Nick Guttridge