We are delighted to share we have completed on site at 6 Langley Street, an historic, listed six storey building that once formed part of the Woodyard Brewery in Covent Garden. It has been transformed through a series of sensitive interventions, including exposing structural beams and brick walls to create a consistent, strong design that celebrates its history.
We are hugely exciting to be collaborating with Marstead Living to create their new masterplan to deliver a new model for independent senior living in London. The scheme will provide modern and thoughtfully designed homes for a retired generation who seek social engagement and an active lifestyle.
We’re delighted to kick off 2021 with planning consent for a new Grade A office refurbishment at 20-22 Berkeley Square, for client Astrea. The scheme is for retrofit of 22,000 sqft of workspace, a remodelled art-deco reception, new restaurant/retail space, and roof terraces overlooking the square.
It’s great to be part of the Grosvenor team leading the RetroFirst charge with 7 Holbein Place. The project will be operationally net zero and meet all of Grosvenor’s net zero targets for a more sustainable future.
“Offices are hugely important places, but they need to become healthier spaces.” Jon recently spoke with Work in Mind about the acceleration towards healthier workplace design as a result of the pandemic.
The London Society has gathered thoughts and ideas on #WhenThisIsAllOver. Alistair’s contribution argues that we need to return the West End to a place of real production and work.
We are delighted to have secured planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment of Kodak House, 65 Kingsway. The scheme, for Clearbell, creates unique workspace that modernises and restores London’s first purpose built open plan office space
Alistair has written a piece for the London Society Journal on the history of Regent Street and his ideas for its future. His study, Gorgeous Georgians, explores the boundary that the street created and how it could be reimagined into a more democratic space.
We are thrilled to have received planning consent, in our first ever virtual planning committee, for our transformation of Cottam House on York Way for Endurance Land.
Tom is delighted and honoured to be names as a judge for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards. Retrofit is a subject close to our hearts.
Jon presented at Futurebuild alongside Jane Wakiwaka, the Head of Sustainability for The Crown Estate. They discussed the WELL Building Standard in The Crown Estate’s portfolio and how we designed One Heddon Street to become the world’s first WELL co-working space.
We are proud to be on the list of supporters of RetroFirst, the campaign by Architects’ Journal. We are very lucky to work with clients and consultants who champion sustainability and we enjoy working together for the future of the built environment
We are delighted that Quadrant Arcade is a Regional Finalist in the 2020 Civic Trust Awards.
The awards celebrate the best architecture, planning and design making positive cultural, social, economic or environmental contributions to the local community.
Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year from everyone at Barr Gazetas. See you all in 2020!
Thank you to Sydne Langbridge for the wonderful seasonal drawing of our offices in Heddon Street
Alistair took part in a seminar discussion, ‘Creativity: Tuition or Intuition’, organised by and featured in FX Magazine this month. The topic threw up many interesting questions, including where does creativity come from, who is creative, how can it be useful, and what counts as creativity?
Two of our recent projects for The Crown Estate featured in the NLA on Location: Westminster conference on the 19th November 2019.
We showed attendees around Quadrant Arcade and One Heddon Street as part of the route taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and their surrounding areas.
This year we have entered two artworks into the 10×10 London auction to raise money for Article 25.
Sydne took inspiration from the bands of colour and pattern within the Isle of Dogs and Alistair featured some mudlarking finds from Greenwich Reach at Low Tide.
Architects E17 held their fifth Chit Chat PechaKucha event on the subject ‘Walthamstow: What’s Next?’
Tom Barton took part and presented our work with Making Places and Truman’s Brewery.
Rebranded into ‘The BGs’, Alistair’s band with Canary Wharf Contractors took part in the 2019 Construction Rocks battle of the bands competition this October. The band won the best fundraising prize, raising over £2000 for The Lighthouse Club – the construction industry charity.
Quadrant Arcade was a finalist in this year’s FX Awards. We were up against very stiff competition in the Retail Space category. The awards have a focus in interior design and saw entries from all over the world so we are thrilled to have made it so far.
The CPA hosted their Autumn Reception at Riverscape, our project with Aukett Swanke for Knight Frank.
Guests were treated to amazing views of the London skyline at sunset and a speech from Alastair Moss, Chair of the Transportation and Planning Committee at the City of London Corporation.
We’ve been selected in the 40 Ideas for London on a Napkin competition to celebrate the 40th edition of the New London Quarterly.
Well done to Pradumn who did the sketch, based on our work for Jaguar back in October 2018.
Our latest newsletter is out! Read all about what we’ve been up to since January
We are absolutely thrilled that Quadrant Arcade, our project for The Crown Estate has won the Hotel, Retail & Leisure category at this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards.
Architects Data File have a project focus this month on One Heddon Street, our flexible workplace for The Crown Estate. Jon Eaglesham speaks about how the project came to be and how we worked with The Crown Estate and the rest of the project team to create the world’s first WELL-accredited co-working space.
UK Architects have declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and we have signed the Architect’s Declare pledge. We will continue to push for sustainable methods in our industry and in more directly in the project teams of which we a part.
Jon Eaglesham, our Managing Director, has been elected to the BCO Board of Management.
He is looking forward to engaging with the members and finding out how the BCO should continue to promote the best in class around all areas of influence.
Tom Barton, our associate who worked on the Royal Academy, features in BD Online to make the case for executive architects, a role that is too often misunderstood and undervalued in our profession.
We are thrilled to have been selected as finalists in three categories at this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards:
· Listed Building – Quadrant Arcade
· Hotel, Retail & Leisure – Quadrant Arcade
· Offices – One Heddon Street
Plus, Royal Academy of Arts, where we served as Executive Architect, is a finalist in the Cultural Buildings category.
We are thrilled that Quadrant Arcade, our project on Regent Street for The Crown Estate, has won a New London Architecture Award!
The judges commented that, “from a design perspective, the arcade is very beautiful” and that it “transformed a somewhat unloved part of Regent Street and created a new link through at the same time”, providing “long-term investment in the city.”
Alistair Barr has showcased his mews home, Sun House, in The Modern House.
He explains how he made the period building energy efficient and gives insight into his house style.
Our project with RDI REIT, 127 Charing Cross Road, has received planning permission.
We have designed a three-storey extension to the building, increasing the its floor space by 47% and taking it to circa 60,000ft2.
Our work on Tower House in Lewisham has been profiled in Architecture Today. The article explains the history of the building and how we approached the conversion and extension.
BD Online has featured our work on Tower House, an old department store in Lewisham that we have converted in flats for MHA London. The project “could become a model for how to breathe new life into abandoned department stores.”
We continued our annual participation in the JLL Property Triathlon this June.
Gemma took part in the Property Swim (2.2km of Dorney Lake) and Iain took part in the Duathlon (5km run, 22km cycle, 2.5km run)