We have just enjoyed an action-packed team weekend away in Yorkshire. A morning visit to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield followed by an afternoon at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the new opening at the Longside Gallery curated by Rana Begum; the Tony Cragg sculptures in the Underground Gallery plus some inspiring James Turell, Ai Weiwei and Andy Goldsworthy along the way. We are thrilled to have seen good progress of our new visitor centre on site, due for completion next year; and continued the weekend in York with a fantastic tour of the Minster.
Oasis Waterloo and Jamie’s Farm hosted their summer event on the farm last Friday. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped to decorate the barn.
Feilden Fowles and Structure Workshop spent a fantastic afternoon on site in the former quarry at Dulcote where we have been working on Charlie Bigham’s new food campus. Well done to project architect Elli!
Community visits to Waterloo City Farm continue throughout the summer and now school groups can use the fabulous new barn. Thanks to Timber Workshop for all their hard work over the summer to complete this great structure.
Construction has begun on the new Visitors Centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, due for completion summer 2018. More on the project here.
We are very pleased to be RIBA London award winners for our Waterloo Studio, announced at Portland Place last night. Thanks to all our collaborators on the project, and congratulations too all award recipients!
Timber Workshop have made quick progress with the barn on site this weekend at Waterloo City Farm.
All the shortlisted schemes will by visited by a jury throughout April, with the winner announced at an awards ceremony at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, on 22 May.
Regional winners will then 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.
We are delighted to have received a second round grant of £1,918,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for The Fratry Project. This award comes at the end of 5 years’ careful work to shape plans for an extension to the Fratry and to develop the Cathedral’s teaching and learning work. The extension will provide easy physical access to both levels of the Fratry building as well as a new space for hospitality and catering, Work on site should begin early in 2018 and the building should be completed by summer 2019.
The Dean of Carlisle, the Very Reverend Mark Boyling, said, “We’re delighted that we have received this support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Cathedral is open and active every day of the year and we need the right facilities if we are to meet the needs of the many people from the city and far afield who come to this mustsee location with a message. It is good to know that we will be able to reach more people in new ways.”
Nathan Lee, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West said: “This is an important project which the Heritage Lottery Fund is delighted to be able to support. Lottery players’ money will be put to excellent use by the Cathedral, which will as a result be able to offer better facilities and opportunities to engage with heritage, for both local people and visitors to this wonderful city.”
Read the press release in full here.
Feilden Fowles has won a competition run by Malcolm Reading Consultants to design a £7 million dining hall for Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Feilden Fowles’ design features masonry piers and a faience and glass corona, while the scheme also includes new kitchens and support spaces.
The London-based practice saw off a shortlist that included dRMM, which came second in the competition; last year’s Stirling Prize winner Caruso St John; Hall McKnight; and Walters & Cohen. Some 155 practices registered their interest in the competition at the first stage, with 24 selected for the long list.
“We are thrilled to win this open competition to design new dining facilities for Homerton College. We feel very honoured to be given the opportunity ahead of more established practices and feel it reflects the genuine openness of the competition process, as well as the college’s belief in investing in young talent. The project offers a unique chance to create a transformational space at the heart of an already stunning site. This is a privilege we do not take lightly and we are determined to deliver a world class facility. We can’t wait to get started.”