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.
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.