26 September 2023
Two of our projects for London Borough of Bexley – The Engine House and Made In Erith – got a mention in this article in IN magazine about creating social value in public places.
7 September 2023
North End Road
We’ve been working on the community-led redesign of North End Road since 2018, including public space improvements and new tree planting all along this hard-working high street. First few photos by Luke O'Donovan – more to follow soon!
“Improved public realm including ‘dwell spaces’ and widened pavements create more sociable and inclusive places for people to linger and rest.”
GLA City Hall blog
3 May 2023
Small Projects Awards
Greenhill Place in Harrow has been shortlisted for the AJ's Small Projects Award, which celebrates the best in built architecture and structures realised on a small budget, and for the RIBA London awards. Once a backland car park, it is now a tree-lined public space. Read more in the Architect's Journal and RIBA Journal.
6 April 2023
AJ Retrofit Award
Our project for 198 CAL has won the AJ Retrofit Award for Cultural and Religious Building up to £5 million.
"The judges were fulsome in their praise of this radical retrofit and extension, describing it variously as ‘a beautiful approach’ that is ‘super-coherent’, brimming with ‘architectural integrity’ and ‘a real sense of trying to retain the best of the building’." Read more on AJ
20 March 2023
London Festival of Architecture
We’re excited to be part of one of the shortlisted teams for ‘People at the Centre of Brixton’, a design competition organised by the LFA in partnership with Lambeth Council and Brixton Business Improvement District. The competition invites proposals for an intervention at two key public spaces in the centre of Brixton: Atlantic Road and Windrush Square.
Our project is a collaboration between three Brixton organisations; a youth-led team coordinated by We Rise working with support and mentoring from CarverHaggard and Tisserin Engineers.
15 March 2023
North End Road
Our work at North End Road has been featured in the GLA's City Hall blog.
"CarverHaggard have worked closely with the local community and traders to design a scheme that places the market at the heart of the community."
Since 2017 the Mayor of London has invested over £75m to support 79 innovative projects which help Londoners shape the future of their local communities. The Good Growth Fund seeks to make London fairer and more inclusive by strengthening civic networks at a local level, encouraging innovation, supporting great design and boosting local economies.
16 February 2023
RIBA London shortlist
Our project at Greenhill Place has been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards!
RIBA West London Jury Chair Rowan Seaford, Associate Director at Carmody Groarke, said: "The shortlisted schemes represent architectural ambition and innovation at a range of scales... The quality of the shortlisted projects across the region demonstrates the value that architecture can bring to enhance many aspects of people's lives, particularly in the context of urban environments."
The project has also been featured in the RIBA Journal's Making Buildings series with an interview by Jan-Carlos Kucharek.
8 November 2022
Congratulations to our friends, clients and collaborators who were named on Friday as NPO organisations for the 2023-26 ACE funding round – including 198 CAL & Photofusion, Raw Material, and Turf Projects. Commiserations and solidarity to the organisations who didn’t get the news they were hoping for this time.
27 October 2022
Read about Greenhill Place in the Architect's Journal here.
"It’s great to see a place that was once so unattractive and gloomy doing everything that we hoped – it’s a busy public space with food kiosks serving local businesses and residents, and a free showcase for local artists. It hosts a market three days a week, with one third of stalls provided free to local start-ups. It has proven itself as a space for large and small events so far and will be an important part of local celebrations for Diwali and Christmas, working with the Harrow BID." Shehzad Ahmed, service manager for high streets and business support, Harrow Council
3 October 2022
Black History Month
Monocle on Culture this week includes this piece with Linton Kwesi Johnson and Ben F Jones, interviewed by Amah-Rose Abrams at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning - listen here from 11m 30s.
"We're celebrating Black History Month with a very special interview. We're heading to the 198 Gallery in Brixton which has champoned the creativity of the African and Caribbean diaspora since its inception in 1988. Their new expanded building was finished last year and won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects...."
29 September 2022
North End Road hosted a traffic-free Autumn Festival on Saturday. More than 15,000 residents came along on the day to take part in the first car-free day since our community-led redesign started on site last year – complete with food, music, street entertainers and a wide variety of stalls. The photos are online here.
26 June 2022
Greenhill Place opens
Greenhill Place was opened officially on Saturday; a new public space for Harrow Council that used to be a car park. “I’m very excited about this new project, and all that it will bring to Harrow. It’s also a great way of supporting local businesses.” Cllr Norman Stevenson, Cabinet Member for Business and Employment.