• 23 May 2019

RIBA awards win for Buckingham Green, The Bower and Selfridges Duke Street

Waterman are delighted to see three projects taking home the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) London awards.

The prestigious awards celebrate buildings of significant architectural importance across the UK and around the world. RIBA prizes are internationally recognised as a mark of excellence, championing the best architecture, architects, research and students.

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the conservation area at St James’ Park, the Fletcher Priest Architects-designed Buckingham Green scheme remodelled an outdated 1970’s office complex to deliver fresh mixed-use residential and commercial units.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. Our team provided structural engineering for the development.

Located next to London’s Old Street roundabout, The Bower is a mixed-use landmark designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, offering 320,000 ft² 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. Our team provided civil and structural engineering design services.

Selfridges’ hundred-year old flagship store in central London has created the world’s largest and most comprehensive destination for accessories on the ground floor, and transformed the eastern wing on Duke Street with a monumental new entrance. Designed by British architect David Chipperfield, the 5,000 m² Accessories Hall is an awe-inspiring, wall-less single space destination without equal around the world. The project involved reconnecting the two parts of the site, and re-establishing the architectural quality of its original home across the whole site, building on this heritage to provide a distinguished contemporary retail experience. Our team provided building services engineering design on the ground floor ‘Classic East’ accessories store element of this prestigious scheme.

Regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the successful recipients announced in July. Those collecting national awards will then be considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.

Congratulations to all involved!

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