19 November 2023
Inspire Future Generations
Young People in the Centre of Brixton, our collaboration with 8 young people from We Rise and Tisserin Engineers for the London Festival of Architecture, has been named as a finalist in the Inspire Future Generation Awards. We're delighted to be on such a great shortlist.
The awards are organised by Thornton Education Trust and promote the value of youth-led design within the built environment sector, aiming to demonstrate how projects like this can share valuable skills, opportunities and knowledge with children and young people, inspire the next generation of designers, and inform future policy
6 October 2023
In summer we held a photography workshop with Luke O'Donovan in Kingsford Square for Shape Newham - more to follow.
29 September 2023
We are delighted to have won the competition for an important town centre site in Folkestone; previously a Debenhams store, it is pictured here in its former incarnation as Bobby's department store.
Ewan Green, director of place at Folkestone and Hythe District Council, said CarverHaggard and its team brought ‘a wide breadth of skills and experience to the project and demonstrated their understanding of the brief and evolving requirements of the project exceptionally well’. Green added: ‘Their experience of working successfully on similar projects, with a focus on ensuring flexibility throughout the building design, will be key to the success of this project.'
Read more at AJ here.
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