Avanti Architects on The Urbanist Podcast

19th December 2023

Follow the link here to listen to Director Amir Ramezani on Monocle‘s podcast The Urbanist, discussing mental health within both broader urban living and diving into how this informed the

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Greenvale School and Mayow Road Housing Open

9th November 2023

In Lewisham, Avanti Architects have successfully delivered a flagship urban renewal project to support council services and meet the needs of vulnerable communities.  The masterplan includes a new SEND school

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London Design Festival: Cities for Everyone

21 September 2023

On September 20th 2023, Director Adrian Miles joined with Charlotte Harris of Harris Bugg Studio, disability advocate and Paralympian Rachel Morris, Elisabetta Carattin of ARUP, and chair Manijeh Verghese, for

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Avanti Architects in Openhouse 2023

20 September 2023

Thank you to all the visitors who came to visit our studio and tour The Makers with us this Openhouse Festival 2023! It was a pleasure to guide you through

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Ulster Emergency Department Opening

13 September 2023

Located within the award-winning Acute Services Block, the new Ulster Hospital Emergency Department has opened its doors to the public. The new department features generous light filled spaces, and provides

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Join us for Openhouse 2023

4 September 2023

This September 16th, join us for Openhouse 2023! The festival aims to make London more open, accessible, and shared through community engagement in the public realm. Our team at Avanti

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Natural History Museum – New Appointment

31 August 2023

Avanti Architects are delighted to be appointed to lead the full restoration of the façades of the Grade I listed Waterhouse Building at the Natural History Museum.  The initial project,

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Avanti Architects on Procure Public Framework

27 July 2023

We are delighted to have been selected as a supplier on the new ProcurePublic Architects and Landscape Architects Framework. Avanti are ranked highly amongst the 34 appointees as part of the framework

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New Healthcare Appointments

4 July 2023

Avanti are currently working together with the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust on two appointments at Ealing Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital

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South London Pathology Services Progress

27 June 2023

We are delighted to see the fast pace of progress at SLIPS (South London Integrated Pathology Services), the 11,000m2 conversion of an existing office building on Blackfriars Road into state-of-the-art integrated

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Building London Planning award shortlist

17 May 2023

Our Greenvale School Expansion project has been shortlisted for the Building London Planning Awards. These awards, organised by BusinessLDN (with partners including the GLA, RTPI, the Planning Officer’s Society, and

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Reception space at Macmillan Unit Ulster Hospital


21 February 2023

Ulster Hospital Macmillan Unit, a specialist chemotherapy and cancer support centre, has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit 2022 awards under the Health and Community category

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3 January 2023

Overview of the past year and ongoing work – designing for resilience and sustainable renewal

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Building Better Healthcare Awards

22 September 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Ulster Hospital Acute Services Block has made it to the finalist stage of the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2022. The winners will be announced

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27 June 2022

We are delighted that the Makers mixed use housing development has been shortlisted in two categories for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022. These awards celebrate the teams, schemes and

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Guinness Partnership Architect Framework

23 March 2022

Avanti Architects are delighted to have been selected as one of three practices for The Guinness Partnership Architect framework for London, the South and South-East. We will be supporting Guinness

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Revaluing Modern Architecture by John Allan

16 March 2022

Avanti Architects former director John Allan has released ‘Revaluing Modern Architecture’ which is a fantastic exploration and dissection of key issues relating to our Modern listed building heritage and strategies

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Max Fordham

6 January 2022

We are very sorry to hear the sad news about Max Fordham.  Max was an inspiration for a whole generation of architects and engineers.

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Newham affordable housing planning win

4 January 2022

Avanti Architects’ scheme for 70 social rent homes in Newham has won planning by unanimous decision at planning committee. The proposals deliver over 40% family homes, with a mix of

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Bandon Primary Care Centre from the street

Bandon Primary Care Centre is complete

19 November 2021

Bandon Primary Care Centre is a 360-degree health facility home to GP practices, public health nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, podiatrists, psychologists, dentists, ophthalmologists, and mental

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Winslow town centre sign

Regenerating Winslow

12 July 2021

Avanti Architects has been appointed by Buckinghamshire County Council to deliver a masterplan and design for buildings on a large town centre regeneration site in the heart of Winslow.

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Newham housing submitted for planning

29 June 2021

Avanti Architects have submitted proposals for 70 new affordable homes in Newham. The proposals deliver over 40% family homes, with a mix of townhouses, maisonettes and apartments across three, four

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02 July 2020

Great Tower Café and Naafi Resturant at Dover Castle to open on the 4th July

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Meeting current challenges…

20 March 2020

Avanti Architects continue to closely monitor the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and are regularly reviewing our policies in line with current government advice

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Canonbie Road planning approved

10 January 2020

Our housing scheme for temporary accommodation homes for Lewisham have obtained planning consent with unanimous approval at committee. The planning committee praised the level of design quality for these much-needed

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Mayow Road housing planning win

11 November 2019

Our Mayow Road housing scheme has won planning consent following a positive planning committee decision in October. The project is a pioneering combination of supported living and homes for families with temporary housing needs for Lewisham Council.

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Negroni Talks #16 Jobs for the boys?

03 October 2019

Avanti Director Andrew McKeown attended “Jobs for the boys?” at Ombra in Hackney on Monday 30th September with a lively and thought-provoking debate about challenging the issue of diversity and gender balance in our profession.

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St Mary’s Primary Care Centre Opens

30 May 2019

Avanti & Health Service Executive’s new 6500sqm Primary Care Centre Located on the grounds of St Marys Health Campus, Cork has been officially opened by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

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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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The Makers Site Progress

31 July 2018

The Makers mixed-use development in Shoreditch is making good progress with construction now up to the 29th floor. The off-site fabricated unitised cladding system is being applied to the structure

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Isokon Blue Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

9 July 2018

Walter Gropius (1883-1969), Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) and László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) – all designers and teachers at the Bauhaus, the vastly influential German art school – have been commemorated with an

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John Allan – Australian lecture series

12 March 2018

John Allan, one of our former Directors, has been awarded a Macgeorge Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and will be lecturing there and in Sydney during March 2018. More

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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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Williams and Tsien at the Royal Academy

20 November 2017

Todd Williams and Billie Tsien gave an inspiring talk at the Royal Academy on the evening of 20th November, providing a masterclass in humane and ethos-driven architectural storytelling. That story

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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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Avanti with Docomomo at The Florey Building

29 September 2017

Last weekend Avanti Director Amir Ramezani and Associate Director Fiona Lamb presented to a 40 strong audience at the Florey Building, Queens College at an event hosted by modern movement

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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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John Allan at Taliesin Colloquium, Arizona

11 February 2017

John Allan, former Director of Avanti Architects, will be giving a talk on Late Modernism and will also join a panel discussion at the prestigious Taliesin Colloquium organised by the

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Façadism: Preserve or Renew?

22 November 2016

Director Amir Ramezani will be part of an eclectic panel debate on the topic of “Façadism: Preserve or Renew?” at the RIBA on Tuesday 22 November 19:00 – 20:30 Fellow

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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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Avanti at the Higher Education Design Quality Forum

01 November 2016

Amir Ramezani spoke to the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) on ‘Listed buildings in universities: opportunities and challenges’ on 1st November 2016 at the Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich. Dr Roger

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Avanti at London Build Expo 2016

27 October 2016

At this year’s event, Avanti Architects will showcasing a 3D model of our current  high rise mixed used project at The Architects Hub , and the Digital Architects Wall will be showing

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Health and wellbeing week at Avanti

18 October 2016

As part of Great Britain health and wellbeing at work week, Avanti offered all members of staff a free introductory Iyengar Yoga Class. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga

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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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Avanti attending IHEEM 2016

29 September 2016

Claudia Bloom Managing Director of Avanti Architects will be attending this year’s Healthcare Estates Exhibition and conference on 4 and 5 of October. Claudia will be chairing the ‘Design and Construction’

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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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AJ100 2016 result

13th June 2016

Avanti once again featured strongly in the Architect’s Journal’s list of Britain’s 100 largest architectural practices moving up to 2 places to a creditable 63rd ranking this year. This year’s

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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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Avanti Celebrates 35 Years

12 May 2016

Avanti Architects would like to thank everyone who joined us to celebrate our 35th birthday on the 12 May 2016 at the LSO St Luke’s, an 18th-century Grade 1 listed

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Florey Building proposals approved

17 May 2016

Avanti’s proposals to re-habilitate the Florey Building has been approved by Oxford City Council.  The conservation led scheme which received wide support from Historic England, Oxford Design Review Panel and

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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 – 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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Avanti Team Ulster Site Visit

12 November 2015

The Avanti team have just got back from a fantastic site trip in Ulster, visiting four Avanti projects in the region completed in association with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects, Belfast. The

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14039-VIS-V9 Museum

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) http://modernshows.com commissioned People Will Always Need Plates www.peoplewillalwaysneedplates.co.uk/ 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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NLA Breakfast Talk: NLA Award Winners

30 August 2013

A free NLA breakfast talk looking at the two Joint Overall Winners of the New London Awards 2013: Hayes Primary School and Tybalds Estate Regeneration. The New London Awards recognise

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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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