Success at the BCO London Awards

Allies and Morrison’s design for Banham Group’s headquarters at Thornsett Road, Wandsworth, London has won a coveted British Council for Offices (BCO) award. The project scooped up the top honours for Corporate Workplace in the BCO London and the South East competition. Recently opened, the winning project is the new home for a family-owned security firm in southwest London.

We have particularly enjoyed working on this project, especially with a fellow independent London-based company as our client. Banham Group, which has been in operation since 1920, gave us a challenging and interesting brief: to accommodate diverse elements (from offices, to security monitoring to customer service facilities and staff amenities) into an unusually situated site on the River Wandle. Carefully detailed, the response is a new collection of buildings that is at once both contemporary yet contextual.

A recent review by Architecture Today commented, ‘this complex, bespoke project benefited greatly from Allies and Morrison’s involvement right through advising on the furnishings, and the resulting harmonious integration of interior and exterior spaces in a tribute to the close collaboration with the client’.

The project has also been recently shortlisted for a RIBA London Award.