Livity shortlisted at Civic Trust Awards

We're delighted to announce The Livity School has been selected as a Regional Finalist at the Civic Trust Awards 2014. The Civic Trust Awards recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. This year the awards received 238 entries and our project is one of the 134 regional finalists. The national winners will be announced on 7th March 2014 at the 55th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Until then, we'd like to congratulate the design team and the school and we'll wish for the best.


Raynes Park Opens Officially

Raynes Park Sports Pavilion and Grounds officially opened today. A series of emotive speeches by current and former Raynes Park High School Headteachers opened the event followed by Krystal Miller, current Mayor of Merton, cutting the ribbon. The new facilites provide changing rooms, a secure lobby and social spaces for a wide range of sport groups, from semi-professional football and cricket teams through to school and community users.

Green light for Fountaindale

Fountaindale School has received planning permission today. We’re very excited with the progress on this SEN School in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The new building will provide accommodation for 75 pupils to learn and play in the idyllic setting of Sherwood Forest.


We win Scotland Yard HQ

Our team led by AHMM has won the design competition to create a new central London HQ for the Metropolitan Police Service. A new public realm and a glazed Entrance Pavilion combine to create a welcoming and open face for the organisation, while the refurbished and extended Curtis Green Building behind houses a 21st century working environment to suit changing needs. Throughout, outdoor spaces - including a range of terraces and an illuminated Rooftop Pavilion - provide for a range of uses and make the most of views across the River Thames to London County Hall, Westminster Bridge and the London Eye.

Render by AHMM.

Keynsham makes progress

The external cladding is starting to take shape at the Custodial Suite at Keynsham. Tucked within a tough light industrial setting, bright ceramic tile cladding encases the Prosecution and Investigation office element of the new Custodial Suite we’re building for Avon and Somerset Police. The project aims to promote community engagement with the Police through the new look facility whilst meeting the rigours of day-to-day custodial operations.

Improving our skills

Communicating to clients and stakeholders is an essential part of our daily work, and that’s why our team leaders and some of our architects are attending a bespoke training course on improving their presentation and communication skills today. The aim of the course is to consolidate our staff’s confidence to build strong relationships with our clients through effective communication. The internal training is organised by Grist Communications.

Watch The Livity School

We’re pleased to present our latest video on The Livity School. Our friends and clients had a chance to watch a preview at our client event last week. The short film, produced by Grist Communications, tells the story of The Livity School from the design concept to its opening and what it means to its users. Special thanks to all those who participated in the making of this video.

​Clients discover Livity

Last night, our clients and friends, joined us to “Discover The Livity School”. The event hosted by Haverstock celebrated the school’s success story and included tours of the building. The night was opened by  John Jenkins, retired founding Partner, and Claire Barton, Partner, who highlighted the importance of keeping high standards in school design despite the current budget constraints in Education projects. Speeches were followed with a preview of a film we have made on how The Livity School was conceived and embraced by its users. The evening was very enjoyable and a great success. It was fantastic to see so many friends, old and new.