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Freemen’s School Swimming Pool / Hawkins\Brown

05:00 - 18 December, 2017
© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Adam Cossey, Oliver Milton, Harriet Redman, Chloe Marshall, Negar Mihanyar
  • Area

    1750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

RSHP & Grimshaw Among 5 Shortlisted Firms for Finsbury Leisure Centre

08:00 - 17 May, 2016
RSHP & Grimshaw Among 5 Shortlisted Firms for Finsbury Leisure Centre, Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Idea 1. Image Courtesy of Islington Council
Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Idea 1. Image Courtesy of Islington Council

The Islington Council, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects, is hosting a design competition for the new Finsbury Leisure Centre on the Bunhill ward site in south Islington, London. Five firms -- Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Grimshaw, Hawkins\Brown, Pollard Thomas Edwards, and Henley Halebrown Rorrison -- have been shortlisted to present their proposals to the public.

Highmead / Hawkins\Brown

05:00 - 7 December, 2015
© Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Enfield, Enfield, Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Value

    £17m
  • Photographs

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker + 51

The Cube / Hawkins\Brown

05:00 - 28 September, 2015
The Cube / Hawkins\Brown, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    21 Wenlock Rd, London N1, United Kingdom
  • Area

    6750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hawkins\Brown Selected to Design the University of Reading's New School of Architecture

11:30 - 19 June, 2015
Hawkins\Brown Selected to Design the University of Reading's New School of Architecture , © Hawkins\Brown
© Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has been chosen to design the new School of Architecture for the University of Reading in Reading, Berkshire, in the United Kingdom. The new School “will be housed in a retrofitted 1970’s concrete brutalist building originally designed by Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis,” which is currently the University’s School of Construction Management and Engineering. Brutalist buildings, like the Prentice Women’s Hospital and the Preston Bus Station are continuously at risk of being demolished, which makes this retrofit all the more valuable. While the University seeks to modernize the building and improve efficiency, they also plan to respect the original design. Construction is set to begin in January 2017 and wrap up by December 2018.  Learn more about the project here.

City of London Freemen’s School / Hawkins\Brown

06:00 - 1 May, 2015
City of London Freemen’s School  / Hawkins\Brown , © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker + 31

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards

05:00 - 17 April, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards, Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker
Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker

A total of sixteen projects have been shortlisted for RIBA East 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by Hawkins\Brown, Proctor & Matthews, Allies & Morrison, and AHMM. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 .

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Bob Champion Building / Hawkins\Brown

10:00 - 8 April, 2015
Bob Champion Building / Hawkins\Brown, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

© Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Norfolk, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Russell Brown, Oliver Milton, Rebecca Wharry, Lucy Dinnen, Morag Morrison, Alex King, Annabel Jones, Julia Roberts, Thomas Hudson, Joseph Mackey
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Hawkins\Brown Go Underground with Crossrail

00:00 - 17 January, 2015

Hawkins\Brown Unveils Legacy Designs for London Olympic Broadcast Centre

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Unveils Legacy Designs for London Olympic Broadcast Centre, © Hawkins\Brown
© Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has unveiled designs for Here East, the redevelopment of the former Press and Broadcast Centre at the London 2012 Olympics. The design for a "world class creative and digital cluster" will feature office and studio space for both established global companies alongside some of East London's many creative start-ups. Providing over a million square feet of flexible space, the design also includes shared work spaces and public areas, and a shared yard to host events, aiming to promote sharing of ideas and collaboration between the companies at various scales that will inhabit it.

Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow, 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen
'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled three proposals to redevelop Heathrow Airport into 'Heathrow City,' a new town occupying the site that according to one study "could provide 90,000 jobs and 80,000 homes" in West London. Developed in parallel with Foster + Partners' proposal to create a new airport in the Thames Estuary, the three possible designs are part of a plan that Johnson believes will not only improve the capital's aviation capacity, but also the quality of living in the area around the existing Heathrow Airport.

The three proposals, by Rick Mather Architects, Hawkins\Brown and Maccreanor Lavington, all take very different approaches to the brief, which was to create a mixed use residential and commuter town, with a focus on education and technology industries. Find out more about the three different proposals after the break.

'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen + 8

Hawkins\Brown Designs Housing Scheme in Rotherhithe

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Designs Housing Scheme in Rotherhithe, © Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

Hawkins\Brown have gained planning permission for a development of 103 new homes in Rotherhithe, South-East London. Consisting of two terraces of 3-storey family homes and a series of four-storey 'mansion blocks' containing maisonettes with apartments above, the scheme will be built on the site of the former Fisher FC football ground on Salter Road, with the playing surface redeveloped to form a new public park.

More on the design after the break

3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
3 Architects Appointed to Oversee £100 Million Cycling Infrastructure In London, Though the schemes are not exactly as dramatic as Foster + Partners' Skycycle (pictured), they are part of a real commitment to make London more cycle-friendly. Image © Foster + Partners
Though the schemes are not exactly as dramatic as Foster + Partners' Skycycle (pictured), they are part of a real commitment to make London more cycle-friendly. Image © Foster + Partners

Roger Hawkins (Hawkins\Brown), Sunand Prasad (Penoyre & Prasad) and Peter Murray (New London Architecture) have all been appointed by the Mayor of London to oversee the implementation of £100 million worth of cycling infrastructure in the city.

The scheme will focus on three London Boroughs: Kingston, Enfield and Waltham Forest, each of which were awarded "mini-Holland" status - a reference to the cycling haven of the Netherlands which these areas of London will be modeled on. Each borough will nominate their own principal designers, but the three appointed architects, who all sit on the Mayor's design advisory panel, will be acting as consultant and client for a different borough.

Read on after the break for a rundown of the proposed changes

Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp, Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture
Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture

Hawkins\Brown have revealed plans for a £30 million revamp of Wates House in London, home to the Bartlett School of Architecture. The alterations will retain the structure of the 1970s building, opening up the facade to reveal the building's internal activities to the street, as well as adding a new entrance and converting some of the ground floor into an exhibition space. The project strikes a balance between the requirements of working within one of London's conservation areas, and retrofitting an outdated 1970s building to meet the needs of a constantly changing program.

Read on after the break for more project images and info

Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Entrance Elevation. Image Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture + 14

Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow, Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner
Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner

London Mayor Boris Johnson has enlisted the help of three architects, Hawkins\Brown, Rick Mather Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects to design a new town on the site of Heathrow Airport. The move is designed to encourage support for Johnson's plan to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary, jokingly dubbed 'Boris Island' by some. If the Estuary Airport were to go ahead it could mean closing Heathrow, currently one of the world's busiest airports, freeing the land up for the new development. You can read more on the story at the Architects' Journal.

HTA Design to Lead Regeneration of Aylesbury Estate in London

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
HTA Design to Lead Regeneration of Aylesbury Estate in London, View of the first phase of the development. Image Courtesy of HTA Design
View of the first phase of the development. Image Courtesy of HTA Design

Developer Notting Hill Housing Trust have selected HTA Design to lead the regeneration of London's infamous Aylesbury Estate. HTA will work on the masterplan for the entire site, and have also been selected as the lead architects for the first stage of the , working alongside Hawkins Brown and Mae Architects.

The £1.5 billion redevelopment will see the iconic post-war estate torn down and reconstructed in stages over the next 20 years, with different architects working on the detail design for each stage. In total the masterplan provides for 4,200 homes, a significant increase over the 2,704 in the existing estate.

Read on for more on the Aylesbury Estate and its regeneration

Drake's / Hawkins\Brown Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Drake's  / Hawkins\Brown Architects, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker + 16

Agar Grove Estate Redevelopment Proposal / Hawkins\Brown

01:00 - 17 August, 2013
Agar Grove Estate Redevelopment Proposal / Hawkins\Brown, © Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

Hawkins\Brown, with Mae Architects and Grant Associates, have been appointed by London Borough of Camden to develop proposals in collaboration with residents for the potential redevelopment of the Agar Grove Estate, a major housing regeneration project for London with an estimated construction value of £55 million. The current proposal being developed includes the demolition of 112 homes and the provision of around 360 new homes, bringing the total number of homes to around 500. A range of unit types has been introduced including family terrace housing and maisonettes with gardens, as well as lateral flats with balconies. More images and architects' description after the break.