Planning approval for Knight Architects’ Llanfoist footbridge
27 NOVEMBER 2018
Knight Architects and WSP have won planning permission for a new, timber-clad pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Usk in South Wales. The route will connect the town of Abergavenny and the village of Llanfoist, currently served by a Grade II* listed highway bridge of medieval origins which is too narrow to provide a comfortable crossing.
SPRATLEY & PARTNERS COMPLETES HECKFIELD PLACE
20 NOVEMBER 2018
Spratley & Partners has completed the dramatic transformation of a 430-acre site in Hampshire into the UK’s most eagerly anticipated, luxury hotel.
After years of careful restoration and collaboration, this elegant, Georgian house and estate has been brought back to life and stylishly reimagined for the 21st century.
REIGATE GRAMMAR SCHOOL BY WALTERS & COHEN ARCHITECTS
15 OCTOBER 2018
A new, competition winning building at Reigate Grammar School, designed by London-based firm, Walters & Cohen Architects, has been opened.
With the generous benefaction and support of the Peter Harrison Foundation, the ‘Harrison Centre’ (a library and sixth form centre) at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey will provide new facilities for the co-ed independent school of about 900 pupils.
Photo credit: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
FORGING A LINK IN NORWAY
01 OCTOBER 2018
UK infrastructure specialist Knight Architects, with local architect SAAHA, engineer Degree of Freedom and landscape designer Asplan Viak, have won an international contest for the design of a major new bridge in Drammen, Norway. The design was selected by the City of Drammen in response to their requirements for a pedestrian and highway bridge crossing the Drammenselva, which will help transform the city into an attractive destination for visitors, businesses and residents.
AMOS GOLDREICH ARCHITECTURE SHORTLISTED FOR BRITISH HOMES AWARDS
20 SEPTEMBER 2018
Good luck to our wonderful client, Amos Goldreich Architecture, whose Elfort Road House is shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards! The practice is enjoying huge success from this renovation project in North London; it was previously shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018, and is currently in the running for the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. Well done AGA team!
KNIGHT ARCHITECTS AT HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK 2018
11 SEPTEMBER 2018
Tom Osborne of Knight Architects and Pia Salmi of WSP Finland enjoyed presenting their Kruunusillat Bridge at Helsinki Design Week Pecha Kucha night on 11 September.
The project brings the opportunity to link an entire new waterside community directly to the heart of Helsinki and create a long-lasting internationally recognisable structure synonymous with the City.
Amos Goldreich Architecture’s Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence is featured in the September 2018 edition of H.O.M.E. Magazine!
WALTERS & COHEN’S SOMERSET COLLEGE PROGRESSES
31 AUGUST 2018
Good progress continues on Walters & Cohen’s ESTEAM building at Somerset College in South Africa!
It sits prominently near the entrance of the College, celebrating the importance of creativity at the school, welcoming visitors on arrival and knitting together the junior and senior school sites.
WATER STREET BRIDGE INSTALLED
17 AUGUST 2018
Water Street Bridge: London's newest moveable bridge is installed! Designed by Knight Architects with COWI and Eadon Consulting, the bridge fits gracefully into its surroundings, with the slender steel superstructure located below the deck to create a clean, uncluttered appearance.
HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY, OWEN LUDER CBE!
07 AUGUST 2018
The Double Unit had a wonderful evening of celebration at the RIBA on Portland Place, London, for Owen Luder’s 90th birthday. Owen Luder is an English architect who designed a number of notable and sometimes controversial buildings in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. He is a former chairman of the ARB and twice served as President of the RIBA in 1981–1983 and 1995–1997. He established his own practice Owen Luder Partnership in 1957, and left in 1987 to form the consultancy Communication In Construction.
Elfort Road House shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards
05 JULY 2018
Elfort Road House by Amos Goldreich Architecture has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018. Congratulations Amos! We are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony with you in September.
RIBA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018
03 JULY 2018
Today, RIBA members will be able to vote for their new President.
The Double Unit is very pleased to have worked alongside Elsie Owusu OBE, who is putting herself forward for the role.
We wish her every success in the 2018 elections!
Merchant Square Footbridge in London Festival of Architecture
07 JUNE 2018
Knight Architects’ award-winning Merchant Square Footbridge in Paddington will be featuring in this year’s London Festival of Architecture; the world’s largest annual architecture festival.
Running from 1 - 30 June 2018, the festival will be exploring the theme ‘identity’ through a rich programme of events across the capital that celebrates London as a global architectural hub and promotes positive change to its public realm. The footbridge, designed by Knight Architects with AKT II, will form the centrepiece for a talk on the importance of collaborative design and place-making. Participants will be able to enjoy the spectacular opening and closing of the bridge and to make use of the new 730sqm floating ‘pocket park’, experiencing the sustainable and connected community at the centre of Merchant Square.
SANDRINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL WINS RIBA AWARD
15 MAY 2018
Congratulations to our client Walters & Cohen Architects whose beautiful Sandringham Primary School has won a RIBA London Award.
Robert Cleary, Head Teacher at the school, said: “This new building has had a massive impact on how we deliver teaching and learning and the way we support our children. We now have high quality learning spaces and this means as soon as children come to us from nine months old through our day care service, right until they leave us at the age of 11, they can develop a love of learning and are taught in a modern environment. We are really happy and so is our community.”
Photo credit: Dennis Gilbert / VIEW
AMOS GOLDREICH ARCHITECTURE COMPLETES SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
30 APRIL 2018
After months of contractual turbulence and cuts to funding, a new purpose-built shelter for victims of domestic violence, located near Tel-Aviv in Israel, opens its doors to women and children.
KNIGHT ARCHITECTS AWARDED PURCHASE FEE FOR NEW DANUBE BRIDGE
25 APRIL 2018
Knight Architects' design for a new bridge over the River Danube in Budapest with Arup, has been awarded with a purchase fee prize, being placed fourth out of 17 competing teams.
The competition has been covered in the Architects' Journal this week: READ MORE
Sandringham Primary School shortlisted for RIBA London Award
27 MARCH 2018
'Sandringham Central' at Sandringham Primary School, by Walters & Cohen Architects, is amongst the 93 buildings which have been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA London Awards.
kNIGHT ARCHITECTS LANDS ROTHERHITHE CROSSING ROLE
22 MARCH 2018
Bridge specialist Knight Architects has won a key design role on the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing in south-east London.
BRIDGES TO PROSPERITY
17 FEBRUARY 2018
In February 2018, the team of volunteers from Price & Myers and Knight Architects will travel to Rwanda, working alongside the local team, to construct a 70m suspended footbridge to span the river at the communities' key crossing point.
elfort road HOUSE completes
08 JANUARY 2018
Amos Goldreich Architecture has completed the spectacular transformation of a dark, cluttered terraced house in Islington, London, into a sophisticated, light and spacious family home.
UK TEAM WINS BERMUDA HIGHWAY BRIDGES TENDER
05 DECEMBER 2017
Following an international tender, the Government of Bermuda has awarded a UK team, comprising Ramboll (lead consultant), Knight Architects and Eadon Consulting, the contract to deliver full design services for two replacement highway bridges.
WALTERS & COHEN WINS PLANNING FOR TWYFORD ABBEY
27 NOVEMBER 2017
Walters & Cohen’s proposal for a new secondary school at Twyford Abbey in west London has been awarded planning and listed building consent.
DESTRUCTOR BRIDGE WINS STRUCTURAL AWARD
20 NOVEMBER 2017
Destructor Bridge in Bath, designed by Knight Architects with COWI, has won the Vehicle Bridges category at this year’s Structural Awards, hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers.
MERSEY GATEWAY BRIDGE OPENS
13 OCTOBER 2017
Part of a 9.5km-long highway corridor project, the 1km-long cable-stay bridge conceived by Ramboll, CH2M and Knight Architects officially opens to the public tomorrow.
green farm, oxfordshire
06 OCTOBER 2017
Melt Design Hub’s ‘Green Farm’ in Oxfordshire successfully combines a contemporary, new-build studio with accommodation, and a Grade II listed farmhouse, for former London-based photographer.
SOMERSET COLLEGE INNOVATION CENTRE, SOUTH AFRICA
18 SEPTEMBER 2017
Walters & Cohen Architects is designing a new Innovation Centre for Somerset College, a co-educational independent school in South Africa located on a beautiful and expansive estate in the Winelands of the Western Cape.
Merchant Square Footbridge forms elegant backdrop to new floating Pocket Park
09 AUGUST 2017
Knight Architects’ award-winning Merchant Square Footbridge is a striking feature within the new 730 sq m floating 'pocket park' in Paddington Basin on the Grand Union Canal, providing green public space on the water and canal boat mooring.