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Avanti visit “Living with Buildings”

19 December 2018

Members of Avanti team recently enjoyed a visit to Wellcome Collection’s exhibition Living with Buildings, followed by dinner in Wellcome’s Level 2 restaurant Kitchen – both recommended!! The Exhibition looks

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Health & Digital Access – Anglia Ruskin at RSA

11 December 2018

Avanti attended Anglia Ruskin University’s research workshop on digital uptake in the older population with regard to improving health outcomes. Attendees from local government, charity housing providers, architects and academics

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23 OCTOBER 2018

Avanti Architects and project team celebrated reaching the 29th and final floor of the Makers building last week in a topping out ceremony attended by the Mayor of Hackney, with

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Dover housing submitted for planning

14 August 2018

Avanti Architects have submitted a planning application for 65 mixed-tenure housing units in central Dover for Dover District Council. This mid-rise scheme for two sites within view of Dover castle

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Education Architect of the Year Awards

01 March 2018

Avanti Architects are delighted to have been recognised as one of the shortlisted practices for this years BD Education Architect of the year awards. Awards results will be announced on

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Video tour of Cherry Hill

22 February 2018

A Grade II listed modernist house designed by Oliver Hill in the 1930’s which has been sensitively restored. You can read about the project here.

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A look ahead to 2018

12 January 2018

We are looking ahead to an exciting year for Avanti with a range of landmark projects moving forward on site and on the drawing board. Following the success of Avanti’s

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New GOSH Accommodation

25 October 2017

Avanti’s most recent project to open to the public is a pair of Grade II listed Georgian houses in Bloomsbury, which have been refurbished to provide free accommodation for parents

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AJ100 2017

22 June 2017

Avanti once again features in the Architects’ Journal’s list of the UK’s biggest architectural practices, which has been published annually since 1995. Celebrating Avanti’s success, Director Amir Ramezani and Associate

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World Health Day 2017

7 April 2017

#WorldHealthDay 2017 focusses on the theme of depression and mental wellbeing. As Architects, we need to consider how the environments we help to create support our aspiration to enhance the health

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Trumpington Community College Wins Civic Trust Award

10 March 2017

Trumpington Community College in Cambridge won a Commendation at this year’s Civic Trust Awards. The awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment and Trumpington’s Commendation was

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#buildingsthatcare debate

09 November 2016

Avanti’s Claudia Bloom will be joining the AJ expert panel for the  #buildingsthatcare debate on Wednesday 9th November. She will be sharing our top tips for delivering successful healthcare projects including

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The Hinterland film

30 September 2016

In March this year, the ruins of St Peter’s Seminary, near Glasgow, were open to the public. NVA created a stunning light and sound event designed to reveal the full

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New Positions at Avanti

15 August 2016

Avanti Architects have decided to strengthen and grow the management of the practice to reflect the opportunities and growth we have experienced. We are pleased to announce that Adrian Miles,

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High Hill – New Ross, Co Wexford

08 June 2016

Avanti Architects have been appointed to undertake architect and masterplanning services for the historic High Hill area of New Ross. Proposals will include a new public park that will connect

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Trumpington Nearing Completion

13 May 2016

Avanti Architects’ design for the first new secondary school in Cambridge for over 40 years is nearing completion. Trumpington Community College  is designed around Danish school models with compact planning, allowing a

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Ram Brewery – new project appointment

13 May 2016

Avanti Architects have been appointed to undertake lead consultant, architect, heritage and interior design services on the historic and iconic buildings of the former RAM brewery. The RAM brewery is

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VIDEO – Hinterland

29 April 2016

Video describing the vision developed by NVA with Avanti Architect for Kilmahew/St Peter’s, Cardross. Follow the link here to the full article on our website.

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VIDEO – Banbridge aerial footage

29 April 2016

Video of Banbridge Health and Care Centre taken from an aerial drone following recent completion of the project. For further information regarding the RIBA Award shortlisting of the project and

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Avanti’s Trip to Hinterland

19 March 2016

A small group of Avanti devotees embarked on a short pilgrimage to St Peters Seminary located in the woodlands of Kilmahew Estate near Glasgow, to participate in ‘Hinterland’– a light

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Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016

18 – 27 March 2016

St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross will be transformed by light and sound at the official launch event in March for Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016. Fifty years on since the building opened,

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Avanti Win Natural History Museum Project

14 December 2015

The Natural History Museum has appointed Avanti Architects to carry out a research project to define the repair and restoration of the Grade I listed, Waterhouse Building Façade. Originally designed

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Work has begun on St Peter’s Seminary

14 September 2015

Forty years after St Peter’s Seminary closed, work has finally begun to transform St Peter’s Seminary into an iconic cultural resource where powerful art and heritage learning will sit side

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A Phoenix Rises from the Flames

18 March 2015

Southwark Council has appointed Avanti Architects to draw up new plans for the Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings.Following the devastating fire in March 2013, Southwark Council agreed a

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John Allan at NLA Hyde Park Barracks Talk

27 February 2015

John Allan was a panellist in NLA’s Breakfast Debate on Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks, on 27th February. Other speakers included Anthony Blee, Sir Basil Spence’s former partner and project architect;

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Beatrice Tate up for a BREEAM Education Award

24 February 2015

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental

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Two Avanti Schools make RICS Awards Shortlist

16 February 2015

Both Ickburgh School and Thomas Fairchild School have been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) London Awards. The projects have been selected for the ‘Design through Innovation’

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A Future Reclaimed for St Peter’s

17 January 2015

Avanti Architects are leading a project to transform Scotland’s greatest Modernist building into an international venue for cultural events and public art. St Peter’s Seminary designed by Gillespie Kidd &

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Avanti Shortlisted for Glasgow School of Art

8 January 2015

Avanti Architects is one of five practices shortlisted to lead the restoration of the fire-damaged Category A-listed Mackintosh building. Liz Davidson, Mackintosh Restoration Project director at GSA, said: “All of

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Site-update – Ulster Hospital

3 December 2014

The new 288 bed Inpatient Ward Block at the Ulster Hospital is currently in the 18th Month of a 38 month construction programme. On Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Northern Ireland

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Ickburgh School celebrates opening

28 August 2014

The London Borough of Hackney celebrated the official opening of Ickburgh School, a groundbreaking new specialist school for 150 pupils between 2-19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The

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East Wick Primary School site visit

24TH JULY 2014

The Avanti team spent a summer evening visiting the East Wick Primary School site & surroundings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The school is located between the International Broadcast

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Isokon Gallery Launch

4TH JULY 2014

On Wednesday the 9th of July, the Grade I Listed Isokon building turns 80. To celebrate this, a public exhibition with the support of the National Trust will be opened

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NLA Awards 2014

Thomas Fairchild shortlisted

Thomas Fairchild Community School has been shortlisted in the Education category of the New London Architecture Awards 2014. Winning schemes will be announced on 9 July at NLA’s Annual Lunch

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AJ100 2014 result

23rd May 2014

We ranked 61 in the list of Britain’s 100 largest architectural practices compiled by the Architect’s Journal.

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Avanti selected by University College Hospital

25th April 2014

Avanti Architects have been appointed to the consultancy services framework established by the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). The framework will be used to select design teams

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20TH MARCH, 2013

Avanti was shortlisted by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for the design competition: ‘Designing Primary Schools for 21st Century Learners‘. The brief called for proposals that would facilitate contemporary teaching styles

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Finnish delegation visits Ickburgh School

22nd January 2014

Senior Government representatives of the Finnish city of Espoo (Finland’s 2nd largest) visited London as part of a fact-finding mission to better understand the use of timber as a structural

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St. Peter’s Seminary gets Lottery funding

06 December 2013

Avanti Architects’ proposals for public arts organisation NVA to resuscitate St. Peter’s Seminary, Cardross have been given a substantial boost with a first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The

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Harrow Road goes in for planning

18 November 2013

Avanti’s Harrow Road project is currently being submitted for planning. The site is currently occupied by two single storey specialist houses and a MUGA play area. The outline scheme stitches

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Share a cup of tea with Avanti

30 October 2013

Modern Shows (Midcentury Modern and The Midcentury Show) commissioned People Will Always Need Plates to produce a limited run of just 300 china cups to christen the shows inaugural

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Avanti Architects in NLA Exhibition


Two of Avanti Architects’ projects are being shown at the NLA Housing London Exhibition: Tybalds Estate, a refurbishment project, and the Avanti Modular housing product, a prefabricated sustainable building solution.

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Jack Hunt extension

28 October 2013

We are revisiting one of our projects, Jack Hunt School, to have a look at expanding the building. Avanti Architects worked on the new expressive arts block in 2011 as part of

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GLA / TFL Framework appointment

18 October 2013

Avanti Architects are pleased to have been appointed on the new GLA and TfL  Architecture, Design and Urbanism consultants panel. The framework will cover a variety of services including architecture, urban

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Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation Award

16 October 2013

Avanti Architects has won the grand prize of the Xi’an Conference of Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation Project Competition, hosted by Docomomo International, ICOMOS and UIA, held at Xi’an University of Architecture

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Beatrice Tate School opens

1st October 2013

The pupils of Beatrice Tate are now in the new building after a hectic period of transfer from their old site and enjoying space and facilities such as an art

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Olympic Park win

27 September 2013

Avanti Architects have been appointed to undertake the feasibility studies for the proposed new East Wick Primary School as part of the London Olympic Legacy on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Hallfield Commission

20 September 2013

Avanti Architects have been commissioned to assist Citywest Homes and LB Westminster in the assessment of window replacement options for the Grade II listed, Hallfield Estate designed in the immediate

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Luxborourgh Tower Gardens

30 August 2013

Avanti Architects in collaboration with JL Gibbons Landscape Architects are currently redesigning the grounds surrounding Luxborough Tower, Marylebone, built in 1965, containing 115 apartments over 21 storeys. The architectural elements

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WAN Recognition for Tybalds

30 August 2013

Tybalds Estate Regeneration made the shortlist for the WAN Residential Awards 2013. With huge international interest in the awards, the competition was very high. Our shortlisted project can be viewed

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Design Competition win at Torbay

30 June 2013

Avanti Architects won the design competition to design a new five-storey tower block and main hospital entrance for Torbay Hospital. South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust held an architectural competition to

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Appointed for Harrow Road

14 June 2013

A multidisciplinary team led by Tibbalds Planning and Urban design and Avanti Architects has been appointed by CityWestHomes to design and develop an infill site on Harrow Road in London

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Award shortlist for Tybalds

04 June 2013

Tybalds Estate Regeneration has been shortlisted in this years New London Architecture Awards in the Masterplans and Mixed-use category. The winners will be announced on 11 July at the NLA

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Construction starts at Ulster Hospital

29 May 2013

Construction is about to start on the next phase of our radical overhaul of Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, a major acute hospital serving the Belfast area. The new six-storey ward block

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AJ100 2013 result

09 May 2013

We ranked 48 in the list of Britain’s 100 largest architectural practices compiled by the Architect’s Journal.

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Planning Approval for Trumpington

23 April 2013

Avanti Architects’ design for the first new secondary school in Cambridge for 50 years has just been approved by Cambridge City Council. Andrew Hutchinson, Executive Principal of Parkside Federation Academies,

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Civic Trust Awards 2013


Avanti receives commendations at the Civic Trust Awards 2013, for The Urswick School and Haggerston School. Urswick – “This colourful and airy new facility is a major contribution to the

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Children’s Hospital, Sheffield gets go ahead

11 February 2013

Avanti Architects’ design for a £40 million project at the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, has just been granted planning permission. The design aims to create the best possible experience for patients,

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Hackney Design Awards success!


Avanti Architects received commendations for both The Urswick School and Haggerston School at the Hackney Design Awards last night, with The Urswick School also winning the People’s Choice Award. Thank

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Its a winner!

07 November 2012

Barrhead has just won a second award. Building Better Healthcare awarded the project the award for the best Out-of-Hospital Care Facility!

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