Barr Gazetas - Award Winning London Architect
May 2020

#WhenThisIsAllOver

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.

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May 2020

Kodak House receives planning consent

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

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April 2020

Gorgeous Georgians

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.

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April 2020

Cottam House receives virtual planning consent

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.

March 2020

Tom becomes an AJ Retrofit Awards judge

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.

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March 2020

Jon presents at Futurebuild 2020

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.

February 2020

Barr Gazetas joins AJ’s RetroFirst campaign

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

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December 2019

Quadrant Arcade shortlisted for Civic Trust Award

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.

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December 2019

Season’s Greetings

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

November 2019

Alistair takes part in FX round table on ‘Creativity’

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?

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November 2019

NLA on Location takes in Barr Gazetas projects in Westminster

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.

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November 2019

Sydne and Alistair enter artworks into Article 25 10x10 London auction

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.

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October 2019

Tom takes part in AE17 PechaKucha ‘Walthamstow: What’s Next?’

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.

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October 2019

The BGs take part in Construction Rocks 2019

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.

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October 2019

Quadrant Arcade is a finalist in this year’s FX Awards

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.

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September 2019

CPA Autumn Reception takes place at Riverscape

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.

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September 2019

NLA 40 Ideas for London - entries on a napkin

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.

September 2019

Summer Newsletter 2019

Our latest newsletter is out! Read all about what we’ve been up to since January

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September 2019

Quadrant Arcade wins an AJ Retrofit Award!

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.

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August 2019

One Heddon Street profiled in Architects Data File

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.

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August 2019

Barr Gazetas signs Architect’s Declare pledge

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.

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August 2019

Jon elected to the BCO Board of Management

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.

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July 2019

‘Stop undermining executive architects’ Tom argues in BD Online

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.

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July 2019

We’ve been shortlisted for three AJ Retrofit Awards

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.

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July 2019

Quadrant Arcade wins an NLA Award!

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.”

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June 2019

Sun House features in The Modern House

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.

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June 2019

127-133 Charing Cross Road receives planning permission

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.

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June 2019

Architecture Today profiles Tower House

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.

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June 2019

Tower House features in BD Online

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.”

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June 2019

Gemma and Iain compete in the JLL Property Swim and Biathlon

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)

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