19 April 2016

American Institute of Architects Honour for Rambert

The UK chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognised Rambert, the home for Britain’s national company for contemporary dance, in its 2016 awards programme. The project won a Commendation in the chapter’s Excellence in Design Awards.

15 April 2016

Leamouth South: unanimous approval for new riverside neighbourhood

Once the focus of ship building and with a proud maritime past, Leamouth peninsula is a place steeped in London’s past history as a port. It will soon be home to a new riverside neighbourhood with more than 800 new homes and spaces for leisure, education, retail, restaurants and flexible working. A detailed application for planning approval was consented on 12th April by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets allowing this exciting project to move forward.

14 April 2016

Framing London’s greatest urban space

Think of London, one immediately thinks of its river. Viewed from above, it runs right through the heart of the capital, its curvilinear shape synonymous with London. From the pageants captured by Canaletto to the setting of UNESCO Heritage sites such as the Palace of Westminster and the Tower of London, the river has been central to London’s story. Yet today, as London experiences one of its most exciting periods of growth and development, the river’s character may merit protection as a great urban space.

07 April 2016

LAVINGTON STREET PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Allies and Morrison are holding a public exhibition displaying our proposals that will form the basis of a future planning application for one of our neighbours, 25 Lavington Street. Through the use of sketches, drawings and a physical model, the exhibition presents the key design proposals for the general public to review.

04 April 2016

Facilitating the Unlimited Doha Design Prize

Allies and Morrison were delighted to participate in an exciting cross-cultural collaboration between the UK and the Gulf states. Organised by the British Council in partnership with the Supreme Council for Delivery and Legacy, Partner Simon Gathercole recently served as lead facilitator for the Unlimited Doha Design Prize, an initiative that brings together young architectural talent to generate new ideas. Under the title ‘the Open City’, the 2016 programme explored themes of mobility and movement, space and accessibility in emerging Middle Eastern cities with Doha as their laboratory.

01 April 2016

PRACTICE UPDATE

Allies and Morrison has announced that we are a limited liability partnership.

01 April 2016

Friargate Station Square Opens in Coventry

Long cut off from one another by a 1960’s era ring road, Coventry’s city centre and train station are linked again with the opening last week of Station Square. The new public realm is set within Friargate, an ambitious new quarter that will greatly expand the city’s provision of high quality office and commercial space.

01 April 2016

New Homes in Lampton Park Get the Go Ahead

An exciting new Allies and Morrison-designed scheme in Hounslow, west London, was granted planning permission last week. The project, for Notting Hill Housing, will eventually have up to 940 new homes of which 40% will be affordable. A mixture of studio, one, two and three bedroom properties, the new neighbourhood will be at the edge of Lampton Park, on the site of the 1960s era Hounslow Civic Centre and in close proximity to the Hounslow Central Underground Station.