We're delighted to be shortlisted for four Planning Awards this year! Our proposals for the refurbishment of Walthamstow EMD Cinema have been shortlisted in two categories: ‘Best Use of Arts Culture or Sport in Placemaking' and 'Promoting Economic Growth’. In the latter category, the cinema will be competing with our shortlisted proposals for Tileyard Studios. ‘The Waterman’, our recently completed residential apartment building in Greenwich Peninsula is shortlisted in the category ‘Best Housing Scheme’.
The winners will be announced 6th June.
Today at MIPIM Gorana Shepherd, Head of Urban Design, was on the panel discussing the opportunities for Old Kent Road in South East London. An area that clearly demonstrates the importance of infrastructure, public realm and consultation for regeneration.
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch in Building features our competition entry for the Old Street Iconic Gateway competition! Together with AKT II, Space Syntax, Future City and Motion Transportation, we suggest a unique public space for London: A state-of-the-art display screen forms the backdrop to an elevated piazza.
We look forward to be hosting LSA's next SHOW + TELL SOCIAL event on Monday 26 February.
LSA's next Show + Tell Social considers design at the scale of the city. Bird’s Eye features architects and urbanists speaking about two specific examples of urban and infrastructure design. We hope to welcome you next Monday at our studio in Clerkenwell!
Longlisted in the Old Street Iconic Gateway design competition
12 02 2018
We are delighted our proposals for the “Old Street Iconic Gateway” are longlisted and being presented at a public exhibition, opening today.
Together with AKT II, Space Syntax, Motion Transportation and Future City, we suggest a unique public space for London: A state-of-the-art display screen forms the backdrop to an elevated piazza.
Visit the public exhibition and have your say. We would love to have your vote and look forward to hearing your feedback!
Centre House to be presented in public consultation exhibition
06 02 2018
Our proposals for Centre House, known as the former Ugli Campus on Wood Lane, will be presented tomorrow in a public consultation exhibition.
The exhibition will be held between 3pm - 7pm at the Wood Lane Community Centre, 78 White City Close, London, W12 7DZ.
We hope to see you there and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Plans approved for remodelling of 127 Kensington High Street
20 12 2017
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has approved our plans for the renovation and remodelling of 127 Kensington High Street.
The proposal remodels the bleak 1970s building to transform the quality of its architecture, its public realm and its internal working environment. They will also improve connectivity to Kensington High Street Underground station through the creation of a new retail arcade, linking to Wrights Lane.
Fred Pilbrow talking about tall buildings on The Modern Mann Podcast
12 12 2017
In this insightful interview with Olly Mann, Fred explains how technology is solving problems of vertical transportation and how winter gardens offer an alternative to green space. Listen to this week's episode of The Modern mann: The Trouble With Tall Buildings
The London Society Christmas talk at Pilbrow & Partners
12 12 2017
On 5 December, Matt Brown, editor at large of the Londonist and author of 'Everything You Know About London is Wrong', gave the Christmas talk to the Society members at our offices in St John’s Square. We were pleased to hosted this interesting and very well attended event.
Read all about it here in Jo East's report.
Catherine Jenkins appointed to two of London’s Design Review Panels
11 12 2017
Catherine Jenkins, our Head of Planning & Creative Strategy, is joining the Architecture & Planning Panel, one of three panels undertaking design reviews for subscribing members including Transport for London (TfL) and the London Boroughs. Additionally, she will be sitting on the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Design Review Panel commissioned by Design South East.
With the importance of design reviews highlighted in the Draft London Plan, Catherine now joins Fred Pilbrow (himself on the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Design Review Panel) in being part of the London growing network of experts providing advice and support.
Gorana is an architect and urban designer who specialises in masterplanning and strategic city-regional planning. She is passionate about cities and their development, particularly ways to boost economic prosperity, enhance public spaces and foster a creative, diverse and dynamic street life.
We are in Berlin for the 10th edition of the World Architecture Festival. Fantastic to be the winner of a Future Projects Award with our proposals for a new Archaeological Museum in Cyprus! We are also very pleased to be highly commended with our designs for C2, the centre piece of Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf district.
The Eye of the Needle, a route through the City of London's Culture Mile
24 10 2017
Pilbrow & Partners together with Space Syntax proposed ‘The Eye of the Needle’, a new pedestrian route through the 'Culture Mile'. The ideas were shortlisted in a competition to transform the City of London’s north-west corner into a new arts district.
Twelve slender steel masts mark the route, like needles in a map. Distinctive in form – tapering triangular polished obelisks that sparkle in the day and glow softly at night – the masts would be eye-catching landmarks in their own right, as well helping to highlight hidden gems, interesting architecture, historical sites and cultural activities within Culture Mile.
Pleased to be at MIPIM UK this week showcasing a selection of our projects at the London Stand. Fred Pilbrow was delighted to be part of the Opportunity East panel discussion, talking about the challenges but mainly the opportunities for growth that area has to offer.
Delighted to announce two of our projects have been awarded The American Architecture Prize 2017.
UCLH phase 5 has been selected by the jury as a winner in the Healthcare Architecture category, and our design for St Mary's Somerset Tower has been selected as a winner in the Heritage Architecture category.
We're looking for a Graphic Designer to strengthen our team!
29 09 2017
We are looking for highly talented and ambitious Graphic Designer to join our energetic team at our studio in Clerkenwell. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a rapidly expanding practice and help define its future successes. We look forward to hearing from you!
More Drawing, Dips and Drinks as we are opening up our studio for a new series of Life Drawing events.
Refreshments will be served and the brilliant Brian Sayers will be on hand to offer tuition and guidance - there is an artist in all of us!
Our first session is to be held on Thursday 28th September 6.30PM. If you're interested in joining us, be quick and get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Future dates for the diary:
How does digitization influence architecture and design? Fred Pilbrow presents his vision at The Kunsthaus in Zürich
14 09 2017
As part of a lecture series, organised by Grohe, Fred Pilbrow was pleased to share and present his vision on how new technologies and resources are offering a great scope to further expand architects’ capabilities.
We are looking for highly talented and ambitious Architectural Assistants (Part I / Part II) to join our energetic team at our studio in Clerkenwell. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of a rapidly expanding practice and help define its future successes.
We look forward to hearing from you!
How data and analytical tools boost our practice? Read all about it on RIBA J
14 08 2017
We established Pilbrow & Partners to develop an architectural design approach that fully integrates the latest available resources in technology, modelling and data. Great to see our article published by RIBA J, describing how the latest analytical techniques optimise our design solutions, allowing us to create better places to live and work.
The Francis Crick Institute winner of RTPI’s Planning Excellence Award
07 07 2017
The Francis Crick Institute has won the Silver Jubilee Cup at the RTPI Awards 2017 in the category for Planning Excellence to Create Economically Successful Places.
Following an invited competition in 2010, Fred Pilbrow led the team at PLP Architecture to collaborate with HOK on the design of The Francis Crick Institute, the new 855,750 ft² national centre for biomedical research adjacent to the Grade I listed St Pancras International Station.
C2 Wood Wharf commended for the New London Awards 2017
07 07 2017
C2 Wood Wharf, The Market Building, was commended in the Workplaces Category for the New London Awards 2017, honouring the capital’s very best architecture, planning and development and giving recognition to the impact projects have on their surroundings and to London as a whole, as well as to their architectural quality.
We are looking forward to London Real Estate Forum 2017 (LREF) which is happening this week at Berkeley Square. This year we will be presenting the plans for Alpha Square, set in the South Quay Opportunity Area, and The Market Building, planned for Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf district. Fred Pilbrow will also share his vision on the Albert Embankment scheme as part of a panel discussion on The South Bank.
We are opening up our studio and welcoming you to an evening of drawing and delight. Come and visit us at our open evening on Friday 23rd June, where there will be life drawing workshops, plenty of the practice’s work on display to check out, and a chance to learn about technology and cutting edge design