Two projects have been shortlisted in this year’s New London Architecture (NLA) Awards; R7, Kings Cross in the offices category and Bernard Works in the mixed use category.
The New London Awards 2018 celebrate London’s best new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment. Supported by the Mayor of London, the annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital.
R7, Kings Cross is a non-corporate office building in the Kings Cross Development; complete with a cinema and rounded mix of uses at ground level.
Bernard Works will provide 25,000sqft of commercial workspace, secured at an affordable rate for the foreseeable future, as well as 12 tethered apartment units that will provide affordable accommodation. The intension is to develop a creative community that works and lives together.
Winners will be announced at the Guildhall on the 4th July 2018.
R7 King’s Cross, our mixed use workplace scheme for Argent, was last night recognised with an RIBA London Regional Award.
In its citation, the jury observed that “It is a testament to the architect’s attention to detail and drive to make this project something very special and original.”
R7 is a highly flexible mixed-use office building, located in the heart of Argent’s King’s Cross development. It aims to provide both a friendly and welcoming environment with a variety of supporting spaces such as a restaurant, cinemas, terraces and balconies. The design represents a high quality, mixed-use development that will make a significant and positive contribution to the public realm, in character, hierarchy and scale.
The location of R7 gives it the potential to be the centre-piece of a properly functioning mixed-use quarter within the northern part of KXC. The ground floor spaces have been designed specifically to engage with and connect seamlessly the surrounding buildings and public realm rather than only serve a large corporate office space.
“The architect’s awareness to prioritise spend where it matters is evident in the design quality of the public spaces and amenities – money spent wisely.”
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Duggan Morris Architects are one of twelve long listed practices selected from over 70 submissions for the AJ/Crown Estate Future Retail Destinations contest to reimagine an out-of-town shopping destination for the future.
The judges will be looking for designs based upon many of the same parameters as existing retail parks, including a prominent out-of-town location served by major roads and offering a mix of retail, leisure and food and beverage uses. It should also consider the important role of quality public realm, the increasing impact of tech in retail, the environmental sustainability of the scheme and the experience created for shoppers.
Our submission focused on creating a sustainable, local, community focused destination, coined Honest Retail; A phased model for the organic development of out-of-town retail parks, activated by catalyst markets and improved public realm, towards a dynamic mixed-use circular economy.
Two projects by Duggan Morris Architects have been shortlisted in the projects category for the Housing Design Awards 2018; Wildernesse Estate in Sevenoaks and Bernard Works in Haringey.
Wildernesse Estate is a contemporary extra-care housing scheme designed as part of a holistic retirement community. The scheme is the ensemble of five villas in the wooded, southern part of the estate, partially set within the Wildernesse Conservation Area.
The proposed development of Bernard Works will provide 25,000 sqft of commercial workspace, secured at an affordable rate for the forseeable future. 12 tethered Apartment units will provide accommodation at an affordable rate for those working at Bernard Works, enabling the development of a creative community that lives and works together. 89 market residential units will provide homes for South Tottenham in a variety of unit types and sizes.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Central London, July 2018.
Read more about the projects here.
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.