May 2019

Public Housing: A London Renaissance exhibition

If the provision of high quality, well connected and affordable housing is the barometer of London's health and success as an economically and socially sustainable city, we're in good form as this new exhibition from New London Architecture illustrates. 'Public Housing: A London Renaissance' is a snapshot of the capital's brightest and best public housing, on display at The Building Centre until Thu 18 July 2019, free entry, featuring Courtyard Housing, Beam Park and many others.

Public Housing: A London Renaissance exhibition
St George's Bristol 'Highly Commended' in Bristol Property Awards May 2019

St George's Bristol 'Highly Commended' in Bristol Property Awards

St George's Bristol received 'Highly Commended' in the Transformation category of the inaugural Bristol Property Awards! Equally thrilled that the awards ceremony was held at St George's. Congratulations to the team: BuroHappold Engineering, Alan Baxter, Charcoalblue and of course, the wonderful St George's Bristol.

Photograph: Evan Dawson

NLA Public Housing report May 2019

NLA Public Housing report

For the first time in 40 years, we are staying to see substantial numbers of homes being delivered by local authorities. This NLA report and accompanying exhibition examines different trends in the design and delivery of public housing in the capital today; from infill sites, to estate regeneration and mega-brownfield transformations. Click here for a free download of the report, featuring Courtyard Housing and Beam Park.

100 New Tall Buildings for London exhibition April 2019

100 New Tall Buildings for London exhibition

There are 541 tall buildings over 20-storeys planned or under construction in London today. As part of the 2019 NLA Tall Buildings insight study, four of our towers are featured in the report and accompanying exhibition: Cashmere Wharf at London Dock, Coda at York Place, 8-13 Casson Square at Southbank Place plus perennial favourite, Lombard Wharf. Explore the free exhibition at the Building Centre until Tuesday 30 April.

Planning Awards shortlist: York Place March 2019

Planning Awards shortlist: York Place

York Place has also been shortlisted for a 2019 Planning Award for the Best Use of Arts, Culture and Sports in Placemaking! When complete, the unique development will provide a new home for the Royal Academy of Dance, alongside 299 mixed-tenure homes and an equitable public realm for all.

Double shortlist success for London Dock! Planning Awards and RESI Awards nominations March 2019

Double shortlist success for London Dock! Planning Awards and RESI Awards nominations

The award nominations keep rolling in for London Dock! The 6.2 hectare transformation of Wapping's historic docklands has been shortlisted for a Planning Award for Regeneration, as well as RESI Award for Development of the Year. Fingers crossed...

Crafting London from Precast: Offsite Hub at Futurebuild March 2019

Crafting London from Precast: Offsite Hub at Futurebuild

Join us this Thursday 07 March for Matthew McTurk's precast concrete masterclass at Futurebuild. Matt will be discussing current methods and future trends that relate to crafting London from precast, alongside a panel discussion with industry experts. Click here for tickets and programme.

NLA Tall Buildings report March 2019

NLA Tall Buildings report

With a rapidly changing skyline and city shape, questions remain over the contributions that tall buildings bring to the capital: do we have the appropriate tools to ensure tall buildings are in the right place and of good quality design? How do tall buildings contribute to the streetscape, providing good quality public realm as part of their developments? And how do we make sure that tall buildings really address London's housing challenge? Click here to download the 2019 NLA Tall Buildings Report.

Meet us at MIPIM February 2019

Meet us at MIPIM

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Raising the bar for affordable housing at Wood Wharf February 2019

Raising the bar for affordable housing at Wood Wharf

"The best compliment an architect can receive is not an award or a great review - although those are always nice. It's when someone says, I want to live here" - Pankaj Patel, on raising the bar for affordable housing at Wood Wharf.

Coda tops out at York Place January 2019

Coda tops out at York Place

We celebrated a key milestone today with the topping-out of Coda at York Place. Sincere thanks to Omer Weinberger and the team at Avanton Limited for a fantastic event. Also to Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia and the Royal Academy of Dance's Luke Rittner and Darcey Bussell for their thought-provoking speeches. In Ravi's words, "it was important not to miss the opportunity to create a place". Collectively, this is what the whole team have been working towards: a new destination that serves all of Battersea's communities.

#chooselandscape with the Thameside West team January 2019

#chooselandscape with the Thameside West team

"Watch, listen and learn how outdoor spaces and nature shapes everyday lives. Be thoughtful of people's needs and have a strong, bold vision with ideas that makes those places better for all. Landscape Architecture uses nature and sustainability to unlock a healthy and happy vitality in all."

Senior Landscape Architect Tom Sudhoff, shares his views with Y3-6 pupils at Britannia Village Primary Careers Day, alongside colleagues from Foster + Partners, Barton Willmore and Keystone London.

London Dock: a gamechanger for Wapping December 2018

London Dock: a gamechanger for Wapping

Wonderful to see London Dock described as a gamechanger for Wapping in the Evening Standard! Our 1,800-home quarter for St George City on the infamous News International print-works site is the last piece of the puzzle in the context of Wapping's wider regeneration.

Gingerbread City at the V&A Museum! December 2018

Gingerbread City at the V&A Museum!

If you are looking for an uplifting festive experience, take a trip down to the Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City at the V&A Museum. This tasty utopia is open to the public until Sunday 06 January and features work from a stellar line-up of architects and designers, including our very own Honeycomb Hall. From all of us here at Patel Taylor, we wish you a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Old Kent Road: Get ready to pass 'Go'! November 2018

Old Kent Road: Get ready to pass 'Go'!

Lee Mallett writes about the new chapter in the life of the Old Kent Road in today's Evening Standard. Since 2016, we have led the tall building and employment strategies, public realm design guidelines, as well as a series of masterplan and site feasibility studies for Southwark's local Area Action Plan (AAP). Read more about the next steps for one of London's most fascinating historic districts here.

London Dock masterplan shortlisted for an AJ Architecture Award October 2018

London Dock masterplan shortlisted for an AJ Architecture Award

Another award nomination! London Dock is up for a 2018 AJ Architecture Award in the Masterplan category. Click here to read the full shortlist.

Lombard Wharf in the running for an AJ Architecture Award October 2018

Lombard Wharf in the running for an AJ Architecture Award

Lombard Wharf is a finalist in the AJ Architecture Awards Housing category! Full shortlist here.

Jules Pipe gives Beam Park the green light September 2018

Jules Pipe gives Beam Park the green light

London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills Jules Pipe gave the resolution to grant approval for Beam Park following a successful hearing today at City Hall. With 3,000 homes over 31 hectares, this is one of the largest brownfield land transformations in the UK today, right after Stephenson Street. Unusually, the site stretches across two London boroughs; Havering to the east, and Barking & Dagenham to the west. Between 1931 and 2013, the site was occupied by the Ford Dagenham automotive factory; this rich industrial heritage partly influenced elements of the Phase 1 building design.

Welcome to the new look St George's Bristol September 2018

Welcome to the new look St George's Bristol

Today marks a milestone at St George's Bristol as the new extension to the existing concert hall opens its doors to the public for the first time. Boosting the visitor experience was central to our approach; bold, new communal spaces, significantly improved accessibility and attractive landscaping enhance the visitor experience, as well as building resilience for this important regional venue as methods of cultural production and reception evolve.

Courtyard Housing in Dezeen September 2018

Courtyard Housing in Dezeen

Courtyard Housing strikes again! Featured today in Dezeen as one of seven bungalows worthy of early retirement - click on the links to read more.

Stephenson Street gets the go-ahead August 2018

Stephenson Street gets the go-ahead

Delighted to share that our hybrid planning application for Stephenson Street was granted approval today. Delivering 3,810 homes and supporting amenities over 10.6 hectares, this new piece of the city aims to redefine perceptions of Newham, while improving urban mobility between West Ham and Bromley-by-Bow.

Lombard Wharf wins a London Evening Standard New Homes Award! May 2018

Lombard Wharf wins a London Evening Standard New Homes Award!

Lombard Wharf was recognised as a Development of Outstanding Architectural Merit at the 2018 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards! Voted for by readers and a team of industry experts, our twisting tower was decribed as adding 'grace and rhythm to the waterfront'. Click here to read more.

NLA Tall Buildings report April 2018

NLA Tall Buildings report

London is growing. As our urban populations increase, the demand for new homes continues to rise. Tall buildings play an important role in the solution to meet this demand. Since 2014, NLA have charted the tall building trend in London; the latest report is available to read now and features two of our projects; Lombard Wharf and Stephenson Street. Click here to download the full report.

 

Lombard Wharf wins Silver at 2017 What House? Awards November 2017

Lombard Wharf wins Silver at 2017 What House? Awards

Lombard Wharf won Silver for Best Exterior Design at the What House? Awards! Here's what the judges had to say, "The simple concept of undulating ribbon balconies gives this scheme a strong identity and a clean sculptural aesthetic. Overall, the scheme makes a positive contribution to the London skyline and the public realm, with a simple and effective façade articulation that delivers a sense of form and place."

NLA Shaping the Polycentric City October 2017

NLA Shaping the Polycentric City

White City Living and Beam Park are featured in the latest NLA insight study and exhibition, London's Towns: Shaping the Polycentric City. The study explores how suburban London's town centre can best contribute to the future of the capital to create a more sustainable and eqiotable city. Click here to download the study and take a trip to the Building Centre before Thursday 11 January to catch the exhibition.

London Festival of Architecture: Trading Words at London Dock June 2017

London Festival of Architecture: Trading Words at London Dock

Join Andrew Taylor and Craig Carson of St George City for a talk and guided walk of London Dock, as part of this year's London Festival of Architecture. The event starts at 18:00 in the Trading Words pop-up exhibition space, where visitors can find out more about the weird and wonderful goods once imported and exported at the historic Wapping docklands, followed by a guided walk through the newly unveiled public spaces along the Trading Words art installation and inside the Edwardian Pennington Street Warehouse.

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Welcome to Clipper Wharf at London Dock May 2017

Welcome to Clipper Wharf at London Dock

The first building at London Dock is now complete! Clipper Wharf provides 57 apartments within a 6-storey bronze anodised aluminium and glass box, inspired by the historic dockside architecture of metal transit sheds that once stood on the site. Forming a jewel-like object in the cityscape, Clipper Wharf is the development's flagship residential building, designed to create a sense of arrival at London Dock. 

RIBA National Award win for Library and Student Centre! June 2016

RIBA National Award win for Library and Student Centre!

"The jury were extremely impressed with the sensitive use of materials both externally and internally. The architect has paid particular attention to how natural light falls on the building's surfaces and has specified simple concrete finishes to effectively show off the material's capabilities. The library extension, that accompanies the student centre, is also a skilled piece of work, with expressive use of external in-situ concrete complimenting the existing architecture but not merely copying. As in the student centre a simple palette of materials both inside and out has been handled with expertise and care."

University of Essex Library and Student Centre scoops two RIBA East Awards! April 2016

University of Essex Library and Student Centre scoops two RIBA East Awards!

We are incredibly proud to have won RIBA East Building of the Year Award as well as an RIBA East Regional Award for our University of Essex Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre. The project is now up for consideration for the RIBA National Award which will be revealed in June 2016.

St George's Bristol receives planning approval December 2015

St George's Bristol receives planning approval

We are delighted to take one of Bristol’s most loved concert venues through to the next stage of design development. The new pavilion for St George's Bristol, which has recently received planning consent, will reconfigure and extend this world-class music venue helping to secure its long term future and financial sustainability.

Courtyard Housing wins British Homes Award! October 2015

Courtyard Housing wins British Homes Award!

Courtyard Housing is the recipient of the Best Age-Restricted Development Award at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

Open House London 2015 September 2015

Open House London 2015

For this year's Open House London, we are offering architect-led tours of Courtyard Housing. Completed in 2014, Courtyard Housing is an innovative protoype for senior living in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, based on a radical shake-up of the traditional English almshouse typology. Click here for more information.

 

Planning approval for White City Living June 2015

Planning approval for White City Living

Patel Taylor and St James have received a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham for White City Living, one of London’s most ambitious large-scale regeneration projects. Proposals for the redevelopment of a 10.5 hectare brownfield site will provide West London with up to 1,465 new homes with a new public park at its heart. The new homes are made up of a range of different sizes and tenures, including affordable housing, while commercial, leisure and community uses are planned to support the residential development. For further information, click here.

The news today: Courtyard Housing May 2015

The news today: Courtyard Housing

We are pleased to say that our Courtyard Housing scheme for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham has been featured in the architectural press. Click the links below to read:

Dezeen
The Architect’s Journal
RIBA Journal

Lombard Wharf: a riverside tower for Battersea May 2015

Lombard Wharf: a riverside tower for Battersea

Lombard Wharf, a 28-storey residential tower with an elegantly twisting sculptural form, has been granted planning permission. Work can now begin to construct this distinctive new addition to the Thames riverside. The tower occupies one of the last remaining waterfront sites in Wandsworth and lies adjacent to the Grade II* listed Cremorne Bridge. This combination of new homes, exemplary design and generous public realm, will work together to create a new destination for Wandsworth, drawing people towards and reconnecting the local community to the riverfront.

FT 'How to Spend it' at London Dock February 2015

FT 'How to Spend it' at London Dock

"We're creating a new piece of the city and the trail, which includes poems and artwork, will act as a visual and verbal narrative and collective memory" - Andrew Taylor on the Gordon Young and Why Not Associates public realm artwork at London Dock in the FT How to Spend it article, "Properties with art at their heart" - read it online here.

Lowther Childrens Centre on Channel 4 February 2015

Lowther Childrens Centre on Channel 4

Patel Taylor's Lowther Childrens' centre in Barnes was featured in the Channel 4 Documentary The Secret Life of 4 year Olds on Tuesday 10th February 2015. The documentary follows 10 four year olds as they arrive at nursery and gives a unique insight into the way the children learn to navigate friendships, learning and play - all set against the lively backdrop of Patel Taylor's award winning school, which was completed in 2010. The documentary is available to watch on 4OD until 12th March and can be found here.

Double award success for Eastside City Park! November 2014

Double award success for Eastside City Park!

Eastside City Park has won a further two awards this week. The scheme, which has already received a number of accolades, was named Best Public Space Scheme at the FX Awards on Wednesday, followed by success in the Design for a Medium Scale Public Development at yesterdays Landscape Institute Awards.  

Patel Taylor appointed on White City masterplan June 2014

Patel Taylor appointed on White City masterplan

10 acre site in West London

Patel Taylor has been commissioned by developers St James to develop a residential-led masterplan for a prominent 10.4 acre site in West London. Appointed after a competition, we are developing masterplan, architecture and landscape design proposals for the White City site, which sits opposite the former BBC Television Centre and adjacent to Westfield shopping Centre, and is currently home to a Marks & Spencer distribution depot. For further information, click here.

Double Civic Trust Award success! March 2014

Double Civic Trust Award success!

Eastside and East Village awarded

We are delighted to announce that two of our projects were successful at last Friday's Civic Trust Awards Ceremony in Blackpool. Eastside City Park, on the back of triumphs in the RIBA, ICE and BCI awards, was given a National Award. The panel said that 'an innovative, inviting and inspirational place has been created'. East Village in Stratford was also received a National Award, a project for which we were part of the masterplan team. More details can be seen on the Civic Trust website.

London Dock scheme gets the go ahead January 2014

London Dock scheme gets the go ahead

London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning permission for London Dock in Wapping, East London. The redevelopment will transform the 15-acre site into a mixed use and residential development comprising 1,800 homes, 20,000m2 of commercial space, and over 50% public open space, including a new civic square.

The first phase of development will commence in March, with completion of the entire site expected in 2029. Further details on the project can be seen here.

Success in BD Awards December 2013

Patel Taylor named Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year

Success in BD's awards

We are honoured to announce that we have been named Masterplanning and Public realm Architect of the Year in the Architect of the Year Awards 2013. Organised by Building Design magazine, the awards reward the practices responsible for the best overall body of work within various sectors. A full list of the winners can be viewed here.

Masterplan for new Russian town November 2013

From Russia with Love

Patel Taylor to masterplan new town

Patel Taylor have been appointed to masterplan a new town for Green Gold AG in Selishche, Russia. Located near Ostashkov, it is already one of Russias most popular hoilday destinations. Part of the Tver region and sitting on the shore of Lake Seliger, the area earmarked for development covers 3,300ha.

Masterplanning and Public Realm nod September 2013

Patel Taylor shortlisted for Architect of the Year

Masterplanning and Public Realm nod

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for BD magazine's Architect of the Year Awards. Nominated in the Masterplanning and Public Realm category alongside five other practices, the awards recognise bodies of work in numerous sectors within the profession. The winner will be announced in December. A full shortlist and further details can be seen here

Ram Brewery regeneration granted planning August 2013

Ram Brewery regeneration granted planning

Patel Taylor's public realm proposals for the historic Ram Brewery site, as part of the EPR Architects masterplan for owners Minerva, has been granted planning approval. Located in Wandsworth Town, the banks of the River Wandle will be opened up, with 1.2 hectares of public space being created.

The only way is Essex August 2013

The only way is Essex

Follow progress on site webcam

The University of Essex have installed a webcam on the site of the new Student Centre and Library. Having commenced earlier this year, the project is expected to complete late 2014. You can view their progress here!

Another award nomination for Eastside! July 2013

Another award nomination for Eastside!

WAF Awards 2013

Eastside City park picked up yet another award nomination this week. Following on from the recent success in the RIBA awards, it has been shortlisted in the Landscape category at the World Architecture Festival Awards. Taking place in Singapore from 2-4 October 2013, WAF is the largest festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community. A full shortlist can be viewed here.

First picture of Phoenix School, East London July 2013

First picture of Phoenix School, East London

Due for completion late 2013

Here is the first image of the Phoenix School in Bow, East London. Due for completion later this year, this SEN school is part of a scheme that encompasses the neighbouring Central Foundation Girls School, also by Patel Taylor, which will complete in 2014. 

Eastside wins four RIBA awards June 2013

Eastside wins four RIBA awards

Patel Taylor are delighted after Eastside City Park was this week honoured with four RIBA awards. A great recognition for all who were involved in the project, it received a National Award, West Midlands Award, Building of the Year, and Client of the Year for Birmingham City Council. As one of forty three National winners, it will be included in the longlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize which is announced later in the year. 

NLA Awards 2013 June 2013

NLA Awards 2013

Three projects shortlisted

Patel Taylor have had three projects shortlisted for this years NLA awards. Courtyard Housing has made the Residential category, Lowther Primary School the Education category and the East Village masterplan, for which we authored the Design Guidelines as well as designing plots N03 and N04, is shortlisted in the Masterplans and Mixed-Use category. Recognising 'the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital', the winners will be announced in a ceremony at The Guildhall on July 11th.

Shell Centre gets planning May 2013

Shell Centre gets planning

Approval granted by London Borough of Lambeth

Lambeth Council recently granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre site on London's Southbank. Featuring a residential tower by Patel Taylor, work is due to start on site later this year with completion expected in 2019.

Eastside awarded May 2013

Eastside awarded

RICS West Midlands Awards

Patel Taylor's Eastside City Park scheme was this week successful at both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors West Midlands Awards and the Institute of Civil Engineers Awards in Birmingham. The scheme was winner of both the Sustainability and the Special Chairmans Award at the ICE Awards, whilst also recognised as 'Highly Commended' in the Regeneration category at the RICS Awards.  

Awards season April 2013

Awards season

Athletes Village, Eastside shortlisted

Patel Taylor have recently been shortlisted for several awards. Our blocks on the East Village in Stratford (formerly the 2012 Athletes Village) have been shortlisted for an RIBA London regional award, whilst Eastside City Park is in the running for recognition on three fronts - from the RIBA West Midlands, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Forum at Forty Eight April 2013

Forum at Forty Eight

Value of Investing in Landscape

This Wednesday evening sees the launch of Forum at Forty Eight with an evening debate on the 'Value of Investing in Landscape' at Patel Taylors Clerkenwell office. Chaired by Ruth Slavid, the editor of the Landscape Institute Journal, the panel will comprise of Mark Davy (Founder of Futurecity), Clive Dutton (Executive Director for Regeneration and Inward Investment for London Borough of Newham), Sue Illman (President of Landscape Institute), Jonathan Smales (Executive Chairman, Beyond Green) and Andrew Taylor (Director, Patel Taylor).

Courtyard Housing March 2013

Courtyard Housing

Barking

We have received planning for Courtyard Housing; a senior living scheme designed for residents of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. By distilling the key elements of traditional English almshouses, type, Courtyard Housing meets the needs of residents while being of appropriate scale to the site and its surrounding context. The project starts on site in May and is due for completion in early 2014.

Eastside in the AJ March 2013

Eastside in the AJ

Architects Journal feature

Patel Taylor's recently completed Eastside City Park in Birmingham has been profiled in this weeks Architects Journal, by Rory Olcayto.

Eastside City Park November 2012

Eastside City Park

Birmingham 2012

Patel Taylor and Allain Provost successfully emerged from two stages of an international competition as the winners of the commission to design Birmingham’s first new park for over a century. This is a wonderful opportunity and one which has had our highest attention. The site is a long, narrow site which joins the city centre along the frontage of Millennium Point eastwards to the Digbeth canal and lies within the city’s Eastside regeneration precinct.

To find out more click here

Lowther Primary School November 2012

Lowther Primary School

Barnes, London 2012

Another of our buildings that we have revisited is Lowther Primary School, in Barnes, west London. Previously we designed a multi-award winning children’s centre for the school as part of a masterplan that we drew up. Now we have gone back and recently completed a dining hall with classrooms for final-year students above it – a building that is both physically and metaphorically at the heart of the school.

To find out more click here

University of Essex November 2012

University of Essex

Colchester 2014

Having won an international competition, we are designing a new student centre for the University of Essex in Colchester, which will also include an addition to the university’s Albert Sloman library. When complete in 2014 it will be the largest new building on campus. The student centre is our second project for the University of Essex, as we also designed a lecture hall there which won Civic Trust and RIBA Awards in 2008.