Homerton College Dining Hall has scooped up prizes in the 2023 Greater Cambridge Awards

We are very proud that Homerton Dining Hall has won the Best New Building and Craftmanship Prizes at the Greater Cambridge Awards. The Judges said: “This stunning addition to Cambridge’s now largest college provides a benchmark for what can be done through an ambitious multi-dimensional brief, a sympathetic and visionary architect, a deeply engaged client and a highly skilled construction/delivery team. The use of colour both externally and internally is bold and striking throughout and there are stunning views into and out of the building in all directions. The building glows at night. Homerton wants to be recognised both as a Cambridge College and a college like no other, and the Hall reflects that vision well.” Congratulations to the client and wider project team involved.

Homerton Dining Hall features in Rowan Moore’s five best projects of 2022 for The Observer

“An open and unstuffy take on the traditional Cambridge dining hall, well crafted but not piously so. It plays with a range of materials – aqueous green faience, pink concrete, a light timber structure – to enjoyable and surprising effects. Along with the LSE project, it’s evidence that much of the money and ambition in commissioning buildings currently comes from universities and colleges.” See the other buildings featured in The Observer’s best five here.

Homerton Dining Hall wins 3x Wood Awards

We are very proud to have swept up three prestigous wood awards for Homerton Dining Hall, including Best Education & Public Building, Best Structural Timber Award and the overall Gold Winner. A huge congratulations to all the team and wonderful client.

Works have begun on the Urban Nature Project for the Natural History Museum

Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Natural History Museum’s gardens as part of its Urban Nature Project. This is the first step in transforming the five-acre site into a free-to-visit green space in the heart of London. Work was started by moving pond flora and fauna to temporary homes, the first step in reinvigorating the wetland system in the gardens. To help preserve the gardens’ biodiversity, a team worked to collect plants from the current ponds so that they can be replanted after the construction period. To protect aquatic biodiversity, water, plants, invertebrates and sediment will be stored in temporary homes over the winter, allowing them to thrive when moved back to new ponds in spring. More information on the pond relocation works here.

FF Away day in South London

Feilden Fowles spent a day out-and-about together visiting our newly completed project at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, followed by a guided tour of Goldsmiths CCA with Assemble, and a delicious dinner on Deptford High Street.

National Railway Museum’s Central Hall gains planning permission

Plans have been approved for the National Railway Museum’s new building called Central Hall, which will transform this major attraction and herald the start of delivering the York Central development. Central Hall will be a new welcome space and gallery located between the museum’s Great Hall and Station Hall. It will connect the existing museum buildings and is a cornerstone of the museum’s masterplan — the museum’s journey to transform its offer and become the world’s railway museum.