Christmas office opening hours

We'd like to wish to all our clients and friends a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year full of exciting projects. After a well deserved Christmas office trip to Barcelona the office will remain closed from 25th December until 4th January. We'll return to the office on 5th January. 

The Cedar School opens its doors

The Cedar School officially opened its doors yesterday with a grand opening party attended by students, teachers, staff, parents and carers and everybody else involved in the project. The new build special needs school in Southampton provides learning facilities for up to 70 children from nursery to Key Stage 4 (2 to 16 years old). The new building and visual identity seek to reinforce the school's strong "can do" culture beyond providing adequate educational provision.

For more information on the project click here:

Photograph by Simon Kennedy

Good progress at Emsworth

Emsworth Baptist Church is progressing well on site. Last week we saw the roof going up which revealed the complex geometry of the roof design. The aim of the project is to create a building that works for the community and becomes a focal point for them while being able to adapt to a wide range of uses. The project is well on track and due to be completed mid next year.

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New project: Brackley Town Hall

We're delighted to announce we've been appointed to work in the restoration of Brackley Town Hall. The Town Hall is a Grade II* listed building situated within the Brackley Old Town Conservation Area. The Town Hall, possibly designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was constructed during 1704-1706.

The building hasn't had any substantial maintenance or improvement works since mid 20th century and due to poor condition the running of the building is no longer financially viable. Our brief is to carry out a comprehensive restoration of the Town Hall in order to address the range of physical issues and turn it into an asset that all the community will enjoy. We're working together with conservation architect Rena Pitsilli-Graham to enhance and protect this historic building.

To find more about our project click here:


King's Maths School opens

King’s College London Mathematics School was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, yesterday afternoon.

Ms Morgan said: ‘I am delighted that hundreds of our capital’s students now have the opportunity to attend King’s College London Mathematics School. It will become a centre of excellence that will play a crucial part in ensuring our country continues at the forefront of science and maths’.

The school caters for 120 highly motivated students aged 16-19 selected for their particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The free school will provide opportunities for the brightest and best young mathematicians in London and in particular to those students who may not otherwise have access to high quality mathematics teaching.

Our brief was to rearrange the internal shell to allow for state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces, with intelligent consideration to how the students will learn and how we could encourage social interaction for sharing thoughts and less insular working.

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Photo courtesy of King's College London.


Open House is on this weekend!

London Open House is on this weekend, 20-21 September, and we hope you'll be joining us to visit some of our buildings.

This year we're participating with three buildings across the capital. In North London, Kentish Town School will be open to the public and architectural tours will take place on a regular basis. In South London, Hollymount School and The Livity School will also welcome visitors willing to learn more about the architecture of these two projects.

The schools will open on Saturday 20th September from 10am to 4pm with regular tours happening throughout the day.

For more info check Open House website or official app:

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Open House London

Original Wimbledon Pavilion gets a revamp

We have been appointed to refurbish and extend the First Wimbledon Tennis Championships Pavilion now part of the Wimbledon High School and The Girls’ Day School Trust in the Nursery Road site in Wimbledon. The Pavilion was first built in 1870 by the All England Croquet Club but from 1882 the activity of the club was almost exclusively dedicated to lawn tennis until the Championships moved to its current location at Wimbledon Park in 1921.

The project will involve the renovation and extension of the Pavilion to house teaching/meeting and improved changing room facilities for the school’s and guest teams’ sport activities. As part of the brief the school would also like to improve the visual impact of the building including the creation of a strong entrance to the Pavilion and the sports grounds. Although not a listed building, Haverstock and The Girls’ Day School Trust would like to preserve and highlight the rich history of the Pavilion through a carefully thought out intervention and the reintegration of some of the building’s original features.

To learn more about the project click here:

The All England Croquet Club in front of the original Pavilion, photograph courtesy of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

Two weeks to Open House

We're getting ready for London Open House weekend happening in less than 2 weeks. On Saturday 20th September we'll open three of our buildings to the public and do guided tours explaining their main features.

In North London, visitors will be able to explore Kentish Town School, an extension and refurbishment to the existing school including a new inclusive resource base for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. In South London, The Livity School and Hollymount School will also be open to the public. Livity is a new build primary school for special needs children which opened last year. The school has been called the upside-down school because of it innovative layout for a special needs school. At Hollymount School we designed an extension to the existing building to create a new heart for the school. The circulation areas not only link the old and new but also act as a flexible multiuse spaces.

We will be doing hourly tours of the buildings from 10am to 4pm (last admission 3pm).
For more info check Open House website or official app:
For more info on our projects check the following links: