The official opening of Brunswick Park, at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus, was marked by welcoming students, staff and the local community to a celebratory health and wellbeing event. A tree planting ceremony by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, was followed by live jazz performances, a choral rendition and free fitness sessions.
The decision to open a new studio, on the world-famous waterfront, set in the heart of Liverpool Waters (for which we are the masterplan lead) couldn’t have been easier. With a growing profile and international reputation, Liverpool is undergoing its next phase of transformation – and we are delighted to be at the heart of many of the projects.
It was great to finally welcome guests to our new London studio, over a year and a half after moving in! This is our third address in the capital and it was a pleasure to share food and drinks with friends and collaborators we have come to know since setting up a London studio seven years ago.
It is a pleasure to share news that Vastint UK has launched Sugar House Island, their 10-hectare development in east London, just south of the Olympic Park. The first phase, Dane’s Yard, is a collection of eight historic and new office buildings targeted at the creative industries.
We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to work alongside HOK and AHR Architects, on the new £200m regional arena, conference and exhibition centre at Gateshead Quays. As a Design Team, we will be developing plans for the 10-acre quays site, which occupies a prime location opposite the Gateshead Millennium Bridge; between Sage Gateshead, the iconic building and concert venue by Foster and Partners and the BALTIC, an historic former industrial, landmark building, now an internationally renowned Centre for Contemporary Art.
When deciding the location of team GB’s study trip we had to find a location that would encompass the range of projects currently in the team – waterside development, sports ground design, green infrastructure, heritage, urban renewal and shared streets… and preferably sunny and warm (a bit of Autumnal sun to boost mental health and vitamin D levels). So there really couldn’t be anywhere else, tickets to Barcelona were booked.