R7, Kings Cross has been shortlisted for the RIBA Awards London Region.
R7 is a highly flexible mixed use office building, located in the heart of Argent’s new development. It aims to provide both a friendly and welcoming environment with a variety of supporting spaces such as a restaurant, cinema, terraces and balconies.
The next stage involves a judges visit during April, with the winners announced at the awards ceremony at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, on 15 May.
We continue to build upon our past housing experience but seek to constantly improve through our dedicated ‘in house’ housing research group. We are pleased that 2018 has kicked off to a good start with multiple housing schemes achieving planning.
This year so far has seen the approval of 3 large schemes for the practice; Guildford Plaza in January; a 100 bed extra care apartment and community facility led scheme in Guildford for client Pegasus Life.
February saw the consent of Albany Riverside; a joint venture between London Green and Topland Group for 193 new homes and a commercial unit on the Brentford riverside.
And March was the month that Bernard Works, Tottenham, was granted approval; the scheme seeks to create a new architectural typology which combines over 25,000 sqft of affordable commercial spaces for creative makers, 12 affordable rented accommodation units tethered to the commercial workspaces and 87 market housing units to create a new creative quarter for London.
On the 12th March 2018, councillors voted in support of the mixed-use scheme in South Tottenham.
‘This proposal is very well designed and has been formulated with the needs of the end user in mind and offers an innovative approach to employment led redevelopment which officers consider offers a model approach for future schemes.’ Planning Committee report - Haringey
Duggan Morris were appointed by GCAP Investments, a Joint Venture between Empyrean Developments and Polyteck Building Services in collaboration with a Creative Social Enterprise, The Mill Co. Project.
The scheme seeks to create a new architectural typology which combines over 25,000 sqft of affordable commercial spaces for creative makers, 12 affordable rented accommodation units tethered to the commercial workspaces and 87 market housing units to create a new creative quarter for London, increasing employment space and density, whilst addressing the need for more high quality housing in the borough.
On 16th February, the collective of participants of the Londonon research programme (Carl Turner Architects, Coffey Architects, Duggan Morris Architects, Gort Scott, Haptic Architects, and Mae) assembled at the mid-point of Waterloo Bridge to celebrate the launch of the inaugural European workshop to harness the collective knowledge of those practices involved.
On the 8th February 2018, the London Borough of Hounslow approved plans by Duggan Morris Architects for the redevelopment of a riverside site in Brentford. The project, a joint venture between the developer Bluescape Ltd and Topland Group PLC, proposes 193 new market sale homes. A resident’s gym, cinema room and a commercial unit accommodating a riverside café facing Waterman’s Park.
The Site is located on the northern bank of the River Thames and currently contains two attached buildings in the form of Max Factor House, an underutilised office building, and Waterman’s Arts Centre, a multi-use facility containing a theatre, cinema, cafés and art galleries. The site is linked to the redevelopment of a former Police Station site in Brentford that will accommodate a new re-provided Arts Centre, closer and more convenient to the Town Centre, along with an affordable housing component, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects.
Duggan Morris Architects have won planning permission to deliver 100 one, two, and two and a half bed extra care apartments and shared communal facilities and gardens in the heart of Guildford, for client PegasusLife. The client purchased the site with the aim of delivering a high quality development for the care and support of older people. Additionally, the scheme consists of generous resident focussed housing provision, supplemented by first class wellness and communal facilities.
The scheme is set around a communal heart - a convivial space which brings together a restaurant with open kitchen, lounge, gym, studio and reception all ensuring a neighbourly interaction and social wellbeing that is at the heart of the PegasusLife’s ethos.
The scheme has been designed to subtly reflect the grain and character of Guildford’s inherent vernacular, creating interest and excitement in the urban fabric, whilst also sensitively responding to the site and its surroundings, protecting and enhancing the character of the nearby heritage assets and the privacy of nearby residential properties.