London 2023 (Ibstock I Studio)
The Line up
Tim Gledstone - Squire and Partners - The Department Store
Squire & Partners have developed The Department Store Studios, a four-storey contemporary workspace building adjacent to their award-winning refurbishment of The Department Store as the next phase of the practice’s investment in Brixton. Providing 13,000 sq ft of workspace and 4,500 sq ft of retail, the new development creates a platform for growing businesses with flexible workspaces - from individual desks to private studios - and a host of serviced social and meeting areas. The Studios is also home to a neighbourhood bar, restaurant and screening room.
Created as a natural addition to The Department Store, The Studios is a highly sustainable development that supports local businesses by offering a Residency scheme for young entrepreneurs and a programme of events curated to share skills, inspire creativity and expand local networks.
Peter Minnis - TODD Architects + Planners - Good Luck Hope
Goodluck Hope Phase 2 is a riverside development on the north bank of the Thames, opposite the O2 arena. The development comprises 441no. apartments and townhouses along with 25,000sq ft of commercial, education and amenity spaces. The scheme which consists of 8 separate buildings and 19 townhouses, ranging in height from 3 storey to 30 storeys. The development has a mixed tenure including social, affordable, shared ownership and private units.
The construction includes both traditional build (concrete frame with lightweight infill and brick facing) and prefabricated construction (precast concrete sandwich panels, comprising insulated cores, brick facing and pre-glazed window systems). The buildings are designed to reflect the historic context of the site and are finished to a high quality.
Brick is integral to the design with buildings paying homage to the former brick industrial buildings with modern warehouse approach. The ensemble of tall medium and small buildings echo the industrial landscape characteristic of east London.
David Hills - Roger Mears Architects LLP (Formally Purcell) Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station is one of the largest brick buildings ever built and a much-loved landmark of the London skyline. Designed in 1929 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, at its peak this ‘temple of power’ produced a fifth of London’s electricity, including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
The coal fired power station was decommissioned in 1983 and remained a post-industrial ruin until 2012, when the site was purchased by a consortium of Malaysian investors and work commenced to regenerate the 42-acre site and restore the derelict Grade II* listed landmark.
Alongside the UK developer, Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), and its shareholders, the appointed lead architects on the Power Station, WilkinsonEyre Architects aimed to preserve all the scale and drama of the original Power Station, with its iconic chimneys and vast Turbine Halls, whilst creating a vibrant mixed-use retail and leisure destination with commercial space, new homes, offices and a chimney lift experience.