Reflecting on recent achievements, government and industry leaders will ask “what more can be done in the future?”
Farrells shortlisted by LSA for Royal Docks design charrette
The £520m mixed-use residential scheme located on Old Kent Road, Sandgate Street and Ruby Street, proposes 1,152 homes with over 40% of these being affordable. In the committee hearing when Ruby Triangle was approved by Southwark Council, their Design Officer described Farrells architectural design for this scheme as being ‘exceptional’. The scheme is made up of a series of residential buildings, all designed in detail by Farrells, with varied and lifting heights from 17 storeys on Old Kent Road through to 30, 40 and 48 stories.
Nine years after identifying the opportunity for a landmark scheme next to Ilford station with Crossrail arriving, Farrells architects have completed the transformation of a dated 1980’s office building into 122 high-quality homes, in close proximity to the new railway line. Four additional floors and a new side wing have been added to the original L shaped office building and the façade has been completely remodelled, creating an additional 50% of floor area.
Sir Terry is donating £1m for a renovated ‘Farrell Centre’, which will house a major new architectural exhibition centre, an urban room (a core recommendation of the Farrell Review www.farrellreview.co.uk), where anyone can come to learn and discuss the city of Newcastle, its past as well as proposals for its future, and a start-up space for recent graduates.
Thematic House, London, has this month been recognised by Historic England with the designation of Grade I Listed status.