Five Waterman projects shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards
Waterman are delighted that Neuron Pod, Buckingham Green, Floral Court, Royal College of Pathologists and The Bower have been nominated within the ‘Community & Faith Project of the Year’, ‘Mixed-use Project of the Year’, ‘Workplace (up to 10,000m2)’ and ‘Refurb of the Year’ categories of this year’s prestigious AJ Architecture Awards (AJAA).
The Awards recognise excellence in UK architecture across a wide range of categories including but not limited to education, commercial and residential projects. Taking place at Exhibition London in Shepherd’s Bush on 20 November, the winners will be celebrated with the most creative, innovative and talented leaders in architecture as well as featuring within the Architects’ Journal.
Neuron Pod – Community & Faith Project of the Year
The £1.8 m extension to the existing Centre of the Cell at the Blizard Institute of Queen Mary University of London, in East London’s Whitechapel, was designed to resemble a nerve cell and provides 86 m2 of multi-functional space that allows for seminars, exhibitions, performances and interactive workshops which are aimed to inspire a younger generation to pursue a career in science. Waterman were appointed to carry out building services engineering work on this unique and inspiring development. Image courtesy of aLL Design
Buckingham Green – Mixed-use Project of the Year
Situated in the conservation area at St James’ Park, the Fletcher Priest Architects-designed Buckingham Green scheme remodelled an outdated 1970’s office complex to deliver fresh mixed-use residential and commercial units. These are set among a new public realm, offering a high-quality streetscape and encouraging active pedestrian movement across the site. Waterman provided structural engineering for the development. Image © Edward Hill
Floral Court – Mixed-use Project of the Year
Sitting at the heart of one of London’s most attractive districts, Floral Court (formerly known as Kings Court) is a new 85,000 ft2 development in Covent Garden featuring prime residential and retail space over five storeys with a two-storey basement. Comprising 45 luxury apartments, two restaurants and eight retail units, the scheme saw the creation of a new pedestrian route that transformed the pre-existing private courtyard into a shared public space. Waterman were appointed as the main structural engineers on this impressive development. Image courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF)
The Royal College of Pathologists – Workplace (up to 10,000m2)
The Royal College of Pathologist’s new eight-storey headquarters in Aldgate, Central London, is the permanent home of their staff and professional members. Featuring a double-height entrance atrium with floor to ceiling windows to maximise natural daylight, the Bennetts Associates architectural design includes a suite of state-of-art facilities with a multi-purpose 210-person conference theatre, meeting rooms, office space and examination rooms. Waterman were appointed to provide the structural design for the project. Image courtesy of Peter Cook
The Bower – Refurb of the Year
Located next to London’s Old Street roundabout, The Bower is a mixed-use 320,000 ft2 landmark designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, offering of vibrant retail and restaurant space at ground level with three high-quality office buildings. The project involved the refurbishment of two buildings to add additional floors and side extensions, as well as a new three-storey office building constructed out of exposed reinforced concrete flat slabs. Waterman provided civil and structural engineering design services. Image courtesy of Timothy Soar
You can view the AJAA shortlist by clicking here.