World Interiors News Awards December 2015

The Everyman Theatre has won this year's World Interiors News awards in the Leisure or Entertainment Venues category. Haworth Tompkins worked with Citizens Design Bureau on the design of the furniture, fittings, finishes and signage. A large percentage of the materials from the old Everyman were salvaged and reclaimed to form the new building.

World Interior News


New Theatre at Tower Bridge December 2015

We are working with The London Theatre Company to create a new theatre looking on to Tower Bridge and the Thames, part of Berkeley Homes' One Tower Bridge development. It will be the flagship home for the new producing company, seating an audience of up to 1,000 people and will open in 2017.

London Theatre Company


National Theatre November 2015

Martin Lydon, Project Architect for NT Future, led a Great British Buildings tour round the National Theatre on 18 November. The tour allowed attendees to hear more about the RIBA London Client of the Year and the challenges of re-launching Denys Lasdun's masterpiece to reflect a radically changed context, while re-equipping it to enable creative growth for the National Theatre company.

RIBA


Bristol Old Vic November 2015

As part of the build up to a year of celebration surrounding Bristol Old Vic's 250th anniversary, Haworth Tompkins' Director Steve Tompkins presented the practice's extensive understanding and contribution to British theatre design at the Bristol Old Vic on 11 November.

The Architecture Centre


The Woo Building October 2015

The Woo Building at London's Royal College of Art opened this month. After working closely with the RCA for over seven years this significant expansion of the Ceramics and Glass and Jewellery and Metal department, marks the completion of the RCA's Battersea Campus. It has brought all the RCA's fine art programmes together in a single site for the first time in the institution's history.

Royal College of Art


Chichester Festival Theatre October 2015

Associate Lucy Picardo, hosted a Great British Buildings tour round Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 October. The talk allowed attendees to hear more about the RIBA South East Building of the Year and how the team worked to redevelop the theatre, upgrading it for today's users while conserving the Grade 2* listed building.

RIBA


RIBA Stirling Prize Client of the Year October 2015

The National Theatre was crowned 2015 RIBA Client of the Year, after both Haworth Tompkins and Stanton Williams nominated it for the honour. The award follows our completion of the remodelling and refurbishment of Denys Lasdun's theatre, and creation of a new state-of-the-art painting workshop the Max Rayne Centre.

RIBA


The RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 October 2015

Haworth Tompkins Director Steve Tompkins joined Jane Duncan Director, Jane Duncan Architects, RIBA President and Chair, Rory Olcayto Editor of The Architects' Journal, Peter Clegg Senior Partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Theresa Sackler DBE to judge this year's RIBA Stirling Prize which was awarded to Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls' school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM).

Battersea Arts Centre October 2015

Battersea Arts Centre has received a huge amount of support since the fire in March. The National Funding Scheme has set up a campaign towards the rebuilding of the Grand Hall, and we are working to ensure that this community space remains a ceremonial venue for the people who love the building. A series of consultations have taken place and members of the public have been able to view proposals for the new Grand Hall. The next step involves installing a large temporary roof this winter with a planning application due to be submitted by the end of the year.

Battersea Arts Centre


Somerleyton Road Exhibition September 2015

Somerleyton Road in Brixton, a community-led development, has been submitted for planning. Working with Metropolitan Workshop, Mae Architects, Zac Monro Architects and Foster Wilson Architects we have designed a scheme including 300 new, high quality homes to rent, a children's centre and nursery, retail units, extra care homes and community space to support activities for all ages. An exhibition of the plans was recently held at the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Centre.

Future Brixton


to the Bramley Family of Frestonia August 2015

Artist Nathan Coley has created "to the Bramley Family of Frestonia", a large-scale art installation on the roof of one of our buildings, the Silchester Estate, adjacent to Latimer Road Tube Station. Small steel and gold leaf sculptures were gifted to each occupant as house warming presents and a book documenting the project has also been published.

Nathan Coley


New London Awards July 2015

The National Theatre by Haworth Tompkins won two awards at the recent New London Awards held at the Guild Hall 7 July. The 'NT Future' project was the built winner of the Public Buildings category for its contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the South Bank and also won a special award for Commissioning Excellence, recognising the client's considered approach to redeveloping this key London institution.

NLA Awards


Show RCA July 2015

Haworth Tompkins sponsored two Royal College of Art graduates to help produce a prototype of their final project CanopyStair; a modular system of steps that can be attached around a tree trunk to form a spiral staircase allowing users to walk up into the canopy above. One version is installed in the college's courtyard and another is outside the Royal Albert Hall as part of Show RCA until July 5.

CanopyStair


Bush Theatre June 2015

The second phase of works at the Bush Theatre has successfully received planning permission and will conclude the sensitive transformation of the theatre first started by Haworth Tompkins in 2011. The proposal includes a new accessible entrance, which also will enhance the theatres' visability along Uxbridge Road and provide an active frontage and public space adjacent to the new Shepherd's Bush Market redevelopment.

National RIBA Awards June 2015

Haworth Tompkins National Theatre 'NT Future' project has won a National RIBA Award. All of the winning buildings are now eligible for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize presented in October 2015.

RIBA Awards


RIBA Awards May 2015

Haworth Tompkins National Theatre 'NT Future' project and Donmar's rehearsal and education studios at Dryden Street both won RIBA London Awards. The awards ceremony was held in our 2014 RIBA Award winning NT Temporary Theatre on the South Bank. Both projects along with Chichester Festival Theatre will now be considered for the RIBA National Awards announced on 18 June.

RIBA Awards


RICS Awards May 2015

Chichester Festival Theatre was Highly Commended in the Building Conservation category at the recent RICS South East Awards held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking on 14 May.

RICS Awards


RIBA Awards April 2015

Chichester Festival Theatre was successful at the recent RIBA South East Regional Awards winning a RIBA Award and Special Awards; Building of the Year, a Conservation Award, a Sustainabilty Award and Associate Lucy Picardo won Project Architect of the Year. The theatre will now be considered for the RIBA National Awards announced on 18 June.

RIBA Awards


AJ120 Awards April 2015

The Everyman Theatre has been shortlisted in the AJ120 Building of the Year awards. The coveted award is given in recognition of the finest building completed by an AJ120-listed practice in 2014. Haworth Tompkins has also been shortlisted for New Member of the Year, awarded to the Practice which has entered the AJ120 for the first time in five years and is judged based on its business success and the quality of its work. The AJ120 award ceremony takes place on 3 June at The Pavilion at the Tower of London.

AJ120 Shortlist


Architizer A+ Awards March 2015

The Everyman has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards Culture Theatre category; competing for two awards The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award, with the winners announced on 14 April.

Architizer A+ Public Vote


Battersea Arts Centre March 2015

We are sad to announce that Battersea Arts Centre, which is in the final phase of a long term collaborative restoration project by Haworth Tompkins, was badly damaged by a fire on the evening of Fri 13 March. Fortunately everyone was evacuated from the building and no one was hurt. The fire has completely destroyed the Grand Hall to the rear of the Grade 2* listed building, but thankfully the fire brigade were able to prevent the fire spreading to the main front section of the former town hall which has now reopened for business.

Whilst the roof of the Grand Hall, stage and corridor have been lost, early indications are that most of the main walls, the gallery and much of the floor structure may have survived. We are working with BAC, the local authority, our engineers and contractors to stabilise the remaining structure and develop a plan of action which will allow as much of the original fabric to be salvaged to be incorporated into the rebuilt Grand Hall.

The National Funding Scheme have set up a funding campaign towards the rebuilding of the Grand Hall. For up to date information please see the BAC website.


Civic Trust Awards March 2015

The Chichester Festival Theatre, Everyman Theatre and the Clothworkers' Centre were successful at the recent Civic Awards Ceremony held on Friday 6th March at The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Clothworkers' Centre were awarded Commendations and the Everyman a Civic Award.

Chichester Festival Theatre | Everyman Theatre | The Clothworkers' Centre


RICS Awards February 2015

The Everyman Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre have been shortlisted for this year's RICS Awards in the Community Benefit and Building Conservation categories. Regional winners for each of the eight categories will be announced at awards ceremonies held in all 12 UK Regions across April and May, with the winners entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final in London, October 2015.

RICS Awards


Jericho Wharf February 2015

Our mixed-use scheme for Jericho Wharf, the former Castlemill Boatyard in Oxford was granted planning permission on Tuesday 10th February. The proposals include a new boatyard, community centre, restaurant and a mix of social and market housing. In addition, the scheme will create a new public square between the Oxford Canal and the Grade I listed, St. Barnabas Church along with a winding hole for boats on the canal and a fully-accessible, pedestrian footbridge to link Jericho to Rawley Road and Oxford Station. The proposals have evolved through close collaboration between the design team, a number of local community groups, the developer and Oxford City Council and will bring an important and much loved site back into active use. It is hoped that construction will start in early 2016.



New Estate Regeneration February 2015

Haworth Tompkins projects Hallsville Quarter and Peabody Avenue have been included in Urban Design London's New Estate Regneration Sourcebook. The book provides observations and case studies on the new generation of homes being built in London. A copy can be downloaded from their website.

Urban Design London


Mies van der Rohe Award February 2015

The Everyman Theatre has been shortlisted for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award. Only 40 projects were shortlisted from a total of 420 nominations, with the 5 Finalists being announced in London by the end of February. The exhibition with all nominees can be viewed at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) until March 19.

Mies van der Rohe Awards


Ecobuild February 2015

Haworth Tompkins Director Steve Tompkins will be speaking at this year's Ecobuild conference on Tuesday 3rd March at the Excel, London. The session titled 'style, substance and sustainability' will be hosted by writer and architecture critic Jay Merrick.

Ecobuild

Stage Awards February 2015

The Everyman Theatre enjoyed double success at the recent Stage Awards, held at Drury Lane Theatre, London. The Everyman was a joint winner picking up Theatre Building of the Year along with Roundabout Theatre, Paines Plough. The Everyman also won School of the Year for the Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP).

Stage Awards


WAN Awards January 2015

Hallsville Quarter Phase 1 has been shortlisted in the International WAN Award 'future' mixed-use category. The judges were impressed with how the project achieves a balance between the uses, stating "There is a balanced mix within the project and it's also permeable so you can engage with the different aspects of the scheme."

WAN Awards


Architect of the Year Awards December 2014

Haworth Tompkins won both Public Building and Refurbishment Architect of the Year at the recent BD Awards at The Brewery, London. The Practice also won the Schuco Gold Award, the 'best of the best' award presented annually to the Practice that the BD's editor deems to have made the most significant contribution to British architecture over the past year and selected from the list of winners in the other AYA categories.

AYA Awards


Peabody Appointments December 2014

Peabody has appointed Haworth Tompkins to design a £150m regeneration scheme on the site of a former medical campus in Islington. Close to Archway Park, the new mixed tenure homes will be built between Highgate Hill and Archway Road. With the design process at an early stage, both Peabody and Haworth Tompkins are looking forward to involving local residents in developing the plans, with a series of community consultation events planned for early 2015.

Peabody has also appointed Haworth Tompkins, working alongside Pitman Tozer, to work on their Fish Island site close to the Olympic Park. Sitting on the borders of the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Hackney, Fish Island is immediately adjacent to the Hertford Union Canal and near the Queen Elizabeth Park, Victoria Park, Westfield Stratford City and Hackney Wick Overground station.

Peabody | Architects Journal


Mies van der Rohe Award December 2014

Haworth Tompkins' Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre is among 20 UK schemes nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The European Commission and the Fundacio Mies van der Rohe have named the 420 projects competing for the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

Mies van der Rohe Awards


Icon Awards December 2014

Haworth Tompkins has been shortlisted in the Icon Magazine Awards for Architecture Practice of the Year along with Herzog and de Meuron, David Adjaye, OMA and Bjarke Ingels. The winner will be announced on 4 December at St Mary's Church, Marylebone.

Icon Awards


Public Lectures November 2014

Director Steve Tompkins, Everyman Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz and Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities, Ricky Burdett were speaking at a Public Lecture on the Everyman Theatre on 27 November. The event was hosted by the Royal College of Art Architecture School and Theatrum Mundi.

Associate Director Paddy Dillon will be speaking at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) event on the 3 December at St Martin in the Fields, London. Paddy will discussing the National Theatre with the event focusing on how, high quality, sensitive design can enhance historic buildings - extending their life and fitting them for new uses.

LSE Cities | SPAB


LABC Awards November 2014

The Everyman Theatre has won both the North West Region and National LABC Building Excellence Award. The award is recognition for the successful collaboration between the project team and client, celebrating the vital elements in the creation of excellent buildings, technical innovation, sustainability and high performance.

LABC Awards


RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2014 October 2014

The Everyman Theatre designed by Haworth Tompkins was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 at a ceremony at the RIBA on 16 October 2014. In accepting the award Steve Tompkins said: "Winning the RIBA Stirling Prize is an enormous honour for our project team and our clients, the reward for an intensive collaboration over almost a decade, during which we have grown to love the Everyman and the great city that it serves. It is also an important endorsement of our studio's ethos and an encouragement to carry on working the way we do, despite the pressures all of us are under to speed up and dumb down. We couldn't be more delighted."

RIBA | BBC | Independent | Financial Times | Guardian | Dezeen | Arch Daily
Architectural Review


Blueprint Awards October 2014

Haworth Tompkins were successful at the recent Blueprint Awards ceremony held on Tuesday 14 October at Village Underground, Shoreditch. The Everyman Theatre won the Best Public Project Award and the Shed won the Sustainable Project Award. The London Library received a commendation for Best Non-Public Project and The V&A Clothworkers' Centre received a commendation in the Best Interior Project category.

Blueprint Awards


BD Architect of the Year Awards October 2014

Haworth Tompkins have been shortlisted in the BD Architect of the Year Awards in both Public Building and Refurbishment categories. Now in its 11th year, the awards reward the Practices responsible for the best overall body of work in 13 different categories. The winners will be announced on 2nd December at The Brewery, London.

BD Architect of the Year Awards


Theatre Royal Stratford East October 2014

Haworth Tompkins has been working with Theatre Royal Stratford East to design a new 220-seat theatre in Theatre Square, Stratford. The new arts venue called the 'The Red Crate' is a sister building to the National Theatre's temporary theatre at the South Bank also designed by Haworth Tompkins. The addition to the Cultural Quarter will enhance the area's existing night time entertainment and play an important role in establishing Stratford as a vibrant cultural destination for the local community and visitors as part of the ongoing regeneration of the area.


Hallsville Quarter October 2014

At Hallsville Quarter, Canning Town Bouygues UK have recently completed the installation of the metal lattice onto the north side of our mixed use scheme. The lattice screens properties in the development from traffic on the A13 to the north and provides a framework for climbing plants. The building mediates between the hostile environment of the A13 flyover and a new Town Place, which forms part of the public realm created by the wider masterplan. The lattice reflects the abstract sculptural approach that has been adopted adjacent to the A13 in contrast to the more formal, urban facades to the new Town Place and Rathbone Street. Construction is due to be completed by the end of 2014.


Awards September 2014

The Clothworkers' Centre was successful at the recent AJ Retrofit Awards held at The Brewery London 17 September, winning the Heritage Category.

The Clothworkers' Centre, Donmar Dryden Street, The London Library and the Everyman Theatre have been shortlisted in the FX International Interior Design Awards. The winners will be announced in November.

AJ Retrofit Awards | FX Awards


Open House Weekend September 2014

Several Haworth Tompkins buildings were open during the Open House weekend 20-21 September, including The Royal College of Art's Dyson Building in Battersea, The London Library, Young Vic, V&A Clothworkers' Centre, Bush Theatre, Peabody Avenue and Battersea Arts Centre.

Open House


The Chicago Athenaeum International Awards September 2014

The National Theatre Temporary Theatre has been awarded an International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The award winning project will be included in the exhibition "The City and the World" during the Istanbul Design Biennial in Istanbul later this year, The European Centre's Contemporary Space Athens and at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015.

The Chicago Athenaeum International Awards


Chichester Festival Theatre July 2014

Having been closed for 18 months, the Chichester Festival Theatre reopened in July with a performance of Amadeus. In the intervening period Haworth Tompkins completed a major restoration and renewal of the Grade 2* listed Chichester Festival Theatre, including restoration and technical upgrades to the auditorium, extending the foyer spaces, creating a new back of house extension and improving the landscaping around the theatre and reinforcing its parkland setting.


Peabody Major Projects Framework July 2014

Haworth Tompkins are one of nine architects selected to be on Peabody's Major Projects Panel. This builds on our successful collaboration with Peabody over the last eight years, which includes the Award Winning Peabody Avenue in Pimlico, More West in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and our work at the Rosendale Estate in Lambeth. Nearly 120 firms applied for the panel, with Peabody selecting 20 finalists to draw up ideas on how to build more than 500 homes on the association's Archway site.

Silchester July 2014

Kris Hopkins MP recently visited the Silchester regeneration project, More West. The visit took place on the same day as two government announcements: new "Growth Deals" to deliver funding for regional infrastructure and housing projects, and the second round of council funding for affordable homes. Councillor Feilding-Mellen said of the scheme "It is a great example of good design increasing the density of an inner-city site to deliver more homes for both the public and private sector."

Also at More West, artist Constantine Gras has started his role as Community Artist in Residence organised by the V&A and RBKC. Over 6 months he will be looking at the historic pattern of housing development in the borough and the architectural quality of buildings and listed structures involving local residents and community groups in his art.

Peabody | Constantine Gras Blog


Edenham Way July 2014

Haworth Tompkins are delighted to have been appointed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to work with them on the regeneration of the site around the base of Erno Goldfinger's iconic Grade II* Trellick Tower in North Kensington to design 100 homes. The council's deputy leader, Rock Feilding-Mellen, said "the ambition was for the scheme to contribute to the wider regeneration of the area and to be of an exemplary design quality. Haworth Tompkins have a great track record and we have been very impressed by their work at nearby Silchester, so we are now set to take our ambitions forward."


WAN Awards July 2014

The Everyman Theatre has won the 2014 WAN Performing Spaces Award. The awards promote the best in international architecture for performing arts venues around the world. The National Theatre Temporary Theatre was also shortlisted.

WAN Awards


WIN Awards July 2014

The V&A Clothworkers' Centre has been shortlisted in the World Interior News Awards in the Workspace Category. The winner will be announced in October.

WIN Awards


Stirling Prize July 2014

Haworth Tompkins had two projects, the London Library and the Liverpool Everyman Theatre included in the 15 strong midlist for the 2014 Stirling Prize and on 17 July it was formally announced that the Everyman Theatre has been included on the final shortlist of six projects. The project which has already won a National RIBA Award and was named RIBA North West Building of the Year will compete against the Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects, Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo, LSE Students Centre by O'Donnell and Tuomey and Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. The winner will be announced in October.

RIBA | The Telegraph | The Guardian


WAN Awards July 2014

The Everyman Theatre and the National Theatre Temporary Theatre have both been shortlisted in the WAN Awards Performing Spaces Category. The winner will be announced later in July.

Everyman Theatre | The Temporary Theatre


RIBA National Awards June 2014

The Liverpool Everyman theatre and the London Library have both received RIBA National Awards. Over the past five years this brings our total to six National RIBA Awards - only two other practices have won more.


International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference May 2014

Haworth Tompkins Director Steve Tompkins and Associate Director Paddy Dillon will be speaking at the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) 8th-10th June. Paddy Dillon will be presenting on Restoration & Conservation and Steve Tompkins will be presenting on Place Making.

ITEAC Website


What makes an award winning project? May 2014

Haworth Tompkins Paddy Dillon, Jim Reed and Beatie Blakemore discussed the V&A Clothworkers' Centre and the National Theatre's Temporary Theatre at the "What makes an award winning project?" event as part of the recent Clerkenwell Design Week. The discussion was led by Tamsie Thomson, Director of RIBA London and explored the objectives and challenges of each project and what it was that made the project an award winner.

Clerkenwell Design Week


RIBA London Architect of the Year May 2014

Haworth Tompkins have won the RIBA London Architect of the Year Award for 2014, along with three individual RIBA London Awards for the NT Shed, the V&A Clothworkers' Centre at Blythe House and the London Library in St James's Square.


RIBA Awards April 2014

The Liverpool Everyman has won the RIBA NW Region Building of the Year Award. The judges commented: "Haworth Tompkins have created a building that is incredibly tactile, one that instinctively you want to reach out and touch, from its handrails and walls to the exquisite purpose-built joinery. However, each element does not shout out, they simply add to the whole, amplifying this exceptional piece of architecture."

Four other London projects have also been shortlisted for the RIBA regional awards; The London Library, the V&A Clothworkers' Centre, the NT Shed and the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.


NT Future April 2014

Haworth Tompkins Associate Director Paddy Dillon describes the ongoing work at the National Theatre for the NT Futures website. Read the article at the link below.

NT Future


AIA Awards April 2014

The Shed was a winner at the recent annual Awards Gala for the American Institute of Architects UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards. The Liverpool Everyman also received a honourable mention.

AIA UK


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool March 2014

The new Everyman Theatre (construction cost £13.5m) opened this month with a lights up parade involving hundreds of performers, local people, choirs and bands making their way from the Playhouse to the Everyman, culminating with live projections and pyrotechnics on the new building's facade. The project, which achieves a BREEAM Excellent rating includes a naturally ventilated 400 seat adaptable auditorium, a smaller performance and development space, a large rehearsal room, public foyers, exhibition spaces, catering and bar facilities, along with supporting offices, workshops and ancillary spaces. Over 5000 people visited the building on its first day open.

Everyman Opening Weekend | Dear Everyman | The Stage | Financial Times |
The Telegraph | The Guardian | BBC News | Design Week | The Sunday Times | Creative Review |


Donmar Dryden Street March 2014

The Donmar Warehouse has expanded into a new facility in Covent Garden designed by Haworth Tompkins. Donmar Dryden Street provides the theatre with its first dedicated rehearsal and education studios as well as bringing the administrative and production offices under one roof, creating what the Donmar describe as 'a permanent home for the creative heart of the company'. The studios and workspaces, formed within a 19th Century warehouse, retain as much of the character of the original buildings as possible, whilst creating a series of new interventions: the new plywood staircase that winds through five storeys of an older stairwell is a collaboration with the artist Antoni Malinowski, designed to unite the disparate uses of the building and express the creative energy that drives the organisation.


Architizer A+ Awards March 2014

The Shed has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category; competing for two awards The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and can be voted for at Architizer A+ Vote. The Jury Winners and Popular Choice Winners will be announced on April 1st.


Hayward Gallery March 2014

Graham Haworth has been continuing his ongoing collaboration with Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed, assisting him in the realisation of three installations as part of his 'What's the Point of it?' exhibition which runs at the Hayward Gallery until the end of April 2014. Work No 1812 is a large brick sculpture of 80 different courses of brick, constructed on the eastern sculpture terrace overlooking 'Waterloo Sunset', a previous collaboration between Haworth Tompkins and American artist Dan Graham. Work No 1804 is a long screen of different glass panels designed to contain the balloon installation and Work No 1691 is a timber screen made up of 75 different types of wood. Project Architect Matt Sicolo will be giving a talk on the project at the Hayward Gallery on 10th April.

South Bank Centre


Civic Trust Awards March 2014

The Open Air Theatre and the Shed were both successful at the recent Civic Awards ceremony held in Blackpool. The Open Air Theatre was awarded a Commendation and the Shed was awarded a Civic Award including the Pro Tem Special Award presented to an exemplar project or installation. From 238 applications, 79 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition.

Open Air Theatre | The Shed


Crystal Palace Shortlist March 2014

Haworth Tompkins have been shortlisted for the new Crystal Palace project along with David Chipperfield Architects, Marks Barfield Architects, Grimshaw, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor.


Wandsworth Design Awards February 2014

The Royal College of Art Dyson Building has been awarded two awards at the the recent Wandsworth Design Awards winning both the Best New Building and the Mayor's Award. Projects are nominated by local amenity groups, businesses, architects, residents and people working in the borough with the awards recognising completed building projects that make a positive contribution to the environment and set a good example to other developments. The Dyson Building houses the printmaking and photography departments as well as Innovation RCA, a new gallery and lecture theatre. The neighbouring Woo Building which forms the final phase of the development is currently on site and is due for completion in October 2014.


Chobham Manor February 2014

Haworth Tompkins design for Phase 1 of the Chobham Manor development has been approved by the The London Legacy Development Corporation planning committee. Chobham Manor is the first new neighbourhood to be built on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey, L&Q and the London Legacy Development Corporation creating 850 new homes, shops, community facilities and open spaces. The first phase comprises 259 units by a number of architects including PRP, Make, Karakusevic-Carson with Muf providing landscape design. The Planning Committee was full of praise, commending the scheme as well as the team, saying this was one of the highest quality projects they had ever had presented.


Bristol Old Vic February 2014

Bristol Old Vic has received planning and listed building consent for the radical remodelling of the foyer areas and studio. The project, which proposes the replacement of Peter Moro's 1970s front of house to strengthen the relationship of the Georgian auditorium and Coopers Hall with the street, was unanimously approved by Bristol City Council following extensive consultation with planning and conservation officers, English Heritage, The Twentieth Century Society and the Theatres Trust. Detail design work is currently being undertaken towards a start on site in early 2015, with completion scheduled for 2016 to coincide with the Theatre's 250th anniversary year.


The Clothworkers' Centre January 2014

Haworth Tompkins have completed the new Clothworkers' Centre designed for the Victoria & Albert Museum located at Blythe House. Dedicated to the storage, conservation and study of the Textile and Fashion Collection, the new Centre with a custom-built compressed storage system ensures the long-term preservation of the collection of over 104,000 items.


The London Library January 2014

Haworth Tompkins have completed the refurbishment of the main Reading Room floor at the London Library which represents the last element of the first £20m phase of re-development of the Library's overall master plan. Later phases of the master plan will include a new roof-top Reading Room with external terrace and a new 3 storey book stack extension.


Hallsville Quarter December 2013

Haworth Tompkins are working with Bouygues UK on the first phase of a major new regeneration project in Canning Town. The concrete frame is progressing well, with the framework in place for the podium level at G+2. The building is due for completion January 2015.


Bristol Old Vic November 2013

Haworth Tompkins have submitted a planning and listed building application for the Bristol Old Vic theatre, to rebuild the front of house areas and studio. The new foyer will gather the whole audience in a single, lofty courtyard space, revealing for the first time in its 250-year history the extraordinary 1760's front wall of the Georgian Theatre, which will be visible from the street. The project also includes a new studio theatre and the refurbishment of the magnificent 18th Century Coopers' Hall, which will be returned to its original purpose as a grand communal room for the city.


Awards November 2013

The Shed and Battersea Arts Centre were successful at the recent Empty Space Awards held at the National Theatre Studio on Tuesday 5 November. The Shed which won the Empty Space...Peter Brook award, was described by theatre critic and awards judge Andrzej Lukowski as "quite simply a great use of space". Battersea Arts Centre won the Dan Crawford innovation award for their "unique use of space in converting the entire building to original development of new works".


German Design Award 2014 October 2013

The Shed has been awarded a Gold award at the 2014 German Design Awards, winning in the Archecture and Interior Category. These awards are the German Design Council's international premium prize, awarded to high-quality products and projects for their pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. From over 1900 initial submissions, 100 were chosen as winners, with only 10 Golds being awarded overall. The jury was fascinated not only by the specific, stand-out implementation, but also by the way it was slotted into its location by the Thames, remarking 'The Shed is an outstanding piece of work of architectural relevance.'

German Design Awards 2014


Modern Conservation Autumn Lecture Series October 2013

On Wednesday 16 October Paddy Dillon of Haworth Tompkins, John Langley of the National Theatre and Doug Black of LB Lambeth spoke on their work at the National Theatre, the second of a series of four discussions on contemporary practice of conserving modern buildings organised by DOCOMOMO UK.

Autumn Lecture Series


Waterloo Sights and Sounds September 2013

Haworth Tompkins Director Toby Johnson and Associate Director Paddy Dillon will be talking at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre at 6.30pm on Monday 23 September, as part of the Waterloo Sights & Sounds exhibition. They will be discussing recent projects in the local area including the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, Iroko Housing, Young Vic, National Theatre Studios, Hayward Gallery, National Theatre and The Shed.

Waterloo Sights and Sounds


Open House Weekend September 2013

There are several Haworth Tompkins buildings open during the Open House weekend 20-21 September 2013, including The Royal College of Art's Dyson Building in Battersea, The London Library, Young Vic, Royal Court, Peabody Avenue and Battersea Arts Centre.

Open House


New London Awards Showcase @ 100% Design September 2013

Haworth Tompkins Associate Director Paddy Dillon gave a presentation at the 100% Design Conference as part of the New London Awards 2013 showcase on 18th September. Paddy presented The Shed, a recent winner at the New London Awards and also took part in a Q&A discussion panel with fellow winners chaired by NLA chairman Peter Murray.

100% Design


Chichester Festival Theatre Topping Out September 2013

The refurbishment and extension of Chichester Festival Theatre which started on site in January 2013 was topped out on 13th September and is on target for reopening for the summer season in June 2014. Ade Edmondson, who plays Gordon in Neville's Island, christened the scene dock wall in the backstage area of the theatre.

Chichester Festival Theatre | Topping Out Video


World Stage Design Conference September 2013

Haworth Tompkins Director Steve Tompkins presented on the theme of temporary and provisional theatre space at the recent World Stage Design Conference in Cardiff on 9th September. Recent projects including The Shed, Bush Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and Snape Maltings were among those that were discussed.

World Stage Design Conference


Kingston University Competition Shortlist August 2013

Haworth Tompkins have been chosen to take part in a RIBA competition to design the New Town House Building for Kingston University. The biggest construction project that the University has embarked upon, it will serve as the public face of Kingston University and provide a welcoming gateway to the campus, better access to key student support services, as well as accommodating a new enlarged learning resources centre and multi-function auditorium.

RIBA Press Release


New London Awards July 2013

Haworth Tompkins received two category winner awards and a commendation at the New London Architecture awards, presented at the Guildhall on 12th July. The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre won the Public Building category outright, while the NT Shed was one of two winners in the Temporary category, along with Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine pavilion. The Silchester housing scheme for Peabody was commended in the residential category.

New London Awards


Everyman Topping Out June 2013

The Everyman Theatre was topped out on 17 June 2013.

Topping Out | Redevelopment Timelapse


Award Shortlists June 2013

Haworth Tompkins have five projects shortlisted for the New London Awards East Village, Silchester, Hallesville Quarter, the Open Air Theatre and The Shed. Two of our projects were shortlisted for the RIBA Awards, the Open Air Theatre (London) and our Park View School (West Midlands) and both our projects at Stead Street and Silchester have been shortlisted for Housing Design Awards. All these awards are announced over the course of June and July.


Awards May 2013

The Westminster Society presented their Biennial Award for Architecture to Peabody and Haworth Tompkins for Peabody Avenue. The society which seeks to promote urban vitality and congeniality in Westminster gives only one award every two years in each of its categories: Architecture, Urban Design, Renovated Architecture and Contribution to Urban Vitality. The award's citation read: 'Peabody's 150 years of unique historical accomplishment in providing affordable housing for London has been fittingly extended by this neighbourhood enhancing range of residential units that is both contextual and progressively up-to-date'.


The Shed April 2013

The Shed, a new temporary venue for the National Theatre on London's South Bank, opens with 'The Table' by Tanya Ronder. The Shed will give the NT a third auditorium while the Cottesloe is closed for a year during the NT Future redevelopment. The Shed was developed by Haworth Tompkins as a collaborative process with theatre consultants, Charcoalblue, theatre-makers, designers and directors from the National Theatre and with contractors Rise Construction. The 225-seat naturally ventilated auditorium is served by a temporary foyer that has been carved out from the space beneath the NT's external terraces and provides easy connection to the existing foyers.

The Shed website


Haworth Tompkins Abroad March 2013

Following Steve Tompkins visit earlier in the year, Associate Director Matt Watts was part of the UK Trade and Investment Built Environment Mission to Brazil. Lead by Mark Prisk MP, UK Minister for Housing, the mission visited Rio de Janeiro and Recife to meet key decision makers in Brazil and hear about new projects including future developments for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Matt has written about his trip in an article "Brazilian architects keen to learn" in this months AJ.

Brazilian architects keen to learn


Publications March 2013

The Dyson Building was featured in the March issue of Architectural Review, a review of the Erco Technical Centre, Germany by Graham Haworth was published in Building Design as part of their Inspiration Series and the National Theatre 'The Shed' was featured in the Architects Journal, Daily Telegraph and on the cover of Building Design.

The Dyson Building in Architectural Review | Inspiration: Erco Technical Centre in BD | The Shed in Architects Journal | The Shed in the Daily Telegraph | The Shed in BD |


Bristol Old Vic February 2013

Haworth Tompkins have been selected as architects for the second phase of the redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic. This will involve refurbishment of the theatre's front of house and studio spaces and is due to complete in 2016, to coinicide with the theatre's 250th Anniversary. Haworth Tompkins were selected from a shortlist consisting of Ian Ritchie Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Allies and Morrison, Eric Parry Architects and Levitt Bernstein.


Haworth Tompkins Abroad January 2013

Steve Tompkins visited Brazil with People's Palace Projects as part of its ongoing 'Points of Contact' programme. In a series of meetings with leading actors, designers, architects and cultural policy makers, Steve exchanged ideas about the transformational role of theatre in the contemporary urban environment and outlined recent proposals for a temporary theatre for the National Theatre.

Peoples Palace Projects

Graham Haworth visited the USA to deliver a lecture hosted by the American Friends of the V&A entitled "Historical Architecture: Refashioned" at the Society of the Four Arts as part of the Four Arts' Best of Britain. He discussed the practices work for Victoria and Albert Museum in creating a new Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation Centre as well as the practices other projects that reuse existing buildings.

American friends of the V&A


New Years Honours January 2013

We are pleased to announce that Roger Watts, Matt Watts, Joanna Sutherland, Irfan Alam, Jim Reed and Paddy Dillon have been made Associate Directors, whilst Sarah Hare, Lucy Picardo, Chris Fellner, Tom Wilson, Brian Yeats, Jason McKay and Will Mesher have been made Associates.


Park View School January 2013

Haworth Tompkins designed Park View School was featured in an article by Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian on 22 January 2012 entitled 'Birmingham's brilliant new schools - but could they be the last?' and in the Independent on 31 January 2013 by Richard Garner entitled 'Things can only get better'

Read the Guardian article | Read the Independent article


Donmar Warehouse January 2013

Haworth Tompkins' new facility for the Donmar Warehouse in Dryden Street has started on site. The project will give the Donmar a permanent home near their performance space in Covent Garden and will house new rehearsal facilities, an education spaces and administrative offices. The project is due for completion by the end of the year.


Canning Town December 2012

The start of the construction of the Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town by developer Bouygues UK in partnership with London Borough of Newham, has been officially marked with a groundbreaking ceremony on the 13th December. Phase 1 of the £600M mixed use regeneration scheme has been designed by Haworth Tompkins and consists of 179 mixed tenure residential units, a 7000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket, a new Town Square, a basement car park and the energy centre for the entire regeneration site. Haworth Tompkins are currently working with Bouygues on the detail design and coordination of the project which is due for completion in 2014.

Hallsville Quarter Website


Chichester Festival Theatre December 2012

Haworth Tompkins design for the redevelopment for Chichester Festival Theatre has started on site. The demolition of all post 1962 extensions has commenced with the original Grade II Listed auditorium and foyer retained. The appointed contractor Osbornes Construction will begin the refurbishment of the listed building and the construction of the new front of house and back of house extensions in the new year.

Chichester Festival Theatre Website


Peabody Avenue November 2012

On the 29th November, HRH the Duke of York joined Peabody in celebrating their 150th anniversary at Haworth Tompkins' Peabody Avenue development, meeting Steve Tompkins, Peabody residents and community groups before unveiling a commemorative plaque in the Thamesbank Community Centre. The project, which has won two Housing Design Awards, an RIBA Award and a New London Architecture Award provides 56 new homes, a community centre and new landscaping to the new and existing estate.


RCA Concrete lecture November 2012

Graham Haworth speaks about the Dyson Building as part of the Concrete Elegance series produced by The Building Centre and The Concrete Centre.

Building Centre interview


NLA Exhibition - Housing London October 2012

Haworth Tompkins are exhibiting two projects at an NLA exhibition 'Housing London - the design and delivery of the capitals homes' at the Building Centre from 31st Oct to 21st Dec 2012. The redevelopment of the Silchester site for Peabody and Site 1 of the Stead Street schemes for Guinness are both featured as exemplar projects in an exhibition that aims to showcase new and imaginative ideas for designing and delivering new homes for London.

NLA Exhibition


Battersea Arts Centre HLF funding October 2012

Battersea Arts Centre has been awarded a £2.5m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to undertake works to its Grade II* listed building and create an archive of its history on the site. The scheme will restore and upgrade the historic fabric, improve access, re-landscape the adjacent Town Hall Road and remodel the Lower Hall to provide new community facilities and office space for creative start-ups. The project is part of a wider masterplan that has already received support from the Arts Council and Big Lottery Fund.


Darwin Building 6th Floor October 2012

Haworth Tompkins have completed the first stage of the restoration of the RCA Darwin Building in Kensington as part of a wider masterplan for the institution. Following the Printmaking programme's move to Battersea, the practice has converted the areas it has vacated in the Darwin Building for use by the Architecture and Fashion & Textiles programmes. Over the years there have been a number of piecemeal additions and project has been to 'de-silt' and restore the space to create open-plan studios similar to the original building layout.


Dyson Building October 2012

The Royal College of Art's Dyson Building in Battersea has been officially opened by Sir James Dyson for the start of the 2012 academic year. The Dyson Building is named in honour of the British industrial designer, inventor and entrepreneur whose educational charity, the James Dyson Foundation, donated five million pounds to support the development.


Park View School September 2012

Park View School in Birmingham, which has been radically remodelled as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme, has opened for the autumn term. Haworth Tompkins provided a site wide masterplan for the school, rejuvenated the existing buildings, selectively added new buildings and rationalised circulation to create an environment that matched the school's academic achievements.


Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 August 2012

Haworth Tompkins have been invited to contribute to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, which runs from 29 August through to 25th November 2012. Curated by David Chipperfield on the theme of 'Common Ground', Haworth Tompkins have collaborated with Eric Parry Associates and Lynch Architects on a London installation. Seven panels from the front of the Young Vic Theatre have been temporarily removed and shipped to Venice, including original artwork by Clem Crosby, to be presented as part of the exhibition. Other collaborators include artist Jake Tilson, film makers Sue Barr and David Heathcote, photographer Andy Chopping, dramaturg Zoe Svendsen, academic Juliet Rufford, digital artists Scanlab and principle contractor Lars Wagner.

Venice Biennale 2012 | Haworth Tompkins at Venice


Silchester July 2012

Working with Peabody, Haworth Tompkins has recently gained unanimous planning approval for 112 new mixed-tenure homes, a new community building and retails space at the Silchester Garages site in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Chairman of the Major Planning Development Committee, Councillor Terence Buxton said, "Both Peabody and Haworth Tompkins have done a first class job on this new development. It will make a huge difference to the regeneration of this part of North Kensington."



Stead Street July 2012

Haworth Tompkins has received unanimous planning consent for a new housing scheme in Southwark, designed for the Guinness Partnership with Southwark Council. The Stead Street scheme, which forms part of the £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant and Castle, provides 63 affordable units and a new community church hall arranged around landscaped courtyards. The narrow site is split into three blocks, allowing through-routes and views onto Nursery Park to the South.



Awards June 2012

Haworth Tompkins's Peabody Avenue Scheme in London has won a RIBA Award. The judges described the building as displaying "the strength, resilience and confidence of the existing structure and is an exemplar of good housing and place-making." The Scotsman Steps were one of 18 winners at the inaugural RIAS Awards, representing the very best of Scottish architecture. The steps, created with the artist Martin Creed, were praised as being "rich in delight." The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Art Design and Urban Studies have awarded The International Architecture Award to the studio's work at Snape Maltings. The 2012 Jury was held in Oslo, Norway and 81 projects from 28 nations were selected by a distinguished group of Norwegian architects and educators.


Open Air Theatre June 2012

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has re-opened to present their 80th season, following its redevelopment by Haworth Tompkins. The backstage buildings have been rebuilt, creating new facilities for actors and moving the theatre's offices on-site. A new box office has also been constructed, creating a new public face for the theatre that allows for multiple configurations depending on its use throughout the day and season. Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director at the Open Air Theatre, said the new buildings allow them to "challenge what is expected of the space, both through genre of production and scale of presentation."

Open Air Theatre


BAC Front of House Works May 2012

Working directly with Battersea Arts Centre staff and Egyptian carpet manufacturer Foundation Rugs, Haworth Tompkins has designed new entrance seating in the form of a continuous, folded stair carpet on the main formal staircase of the Grade 2* listed Battersea Town Hall. Along with improvements to the bar and foyer areas, the new seats were completed in time for the launch of BAC's Summer Cook Up Season.

Foundation Rugs


Civic Trust Awards April 2012

The Scotsman's Steps in Edinburgh was one of only two Civic Trust Award Winners in Scotland. The project was a collaboration between Edinburgh City Council and the Fruitmarket Gallery and included the restoration of the Grade A listed steps and a public art installation by Artist Martin Creed. The award citation stated: "The result is deceptively simple, very functional and quite beautiful. The scheme has impacted positively on the local community and the rehabilitation of this historic artery between the old and new towns, which had become dilapidated and a focus for anti-social behaviour."

Civic Trust Awards


Dyson Building March 2012

The Royal College of Art's new Dyson Building, which is the second phase of the Haworth Tompkins Designed Department of Fine and Applied Arts in Battersea, has been handed over to the College for fitting-out ahead of the start of 2012 academic year. The new facility provides new workshops and studios for the photography and printing departments as well as a lecture theatre, exhibition space, retail space and incubator units to support new graduates to develop business opportunities.


East Village March 2012

Haworth Tompkins have completed a new residential block as part of the East Village in Stratford, London. The 9-storey block contains 45 residential units consisting of 3 storey townhouses facing a new town square with apartments above. Situated on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the East Village will be the first residential legacy to result form the Games when it opens to residents in late 2013. The project features in a New London Architecture Exhibition called 'East Village - a lasting legacy for London' which is showing at the Building Centre on Store Street from 13th March - 31st March 2012.

NLA Exhibition | East Village


Canning Town Planning Permission March 2012

Haworth Tompkins design for the first phase of a £600 million regeneration of Canning Town Centre has been given the go-ahead by the Planning Committee at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. The scheme, developed by Bouygues Development and its consortium partner One Housing Group, forms part of the London Borough of Newham's £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme. Phase 1 will comprise 179 residential units of private and affordable housing, 424 square metres of retail and a Morrisons supermarket of over 7,000 square metres. A mix of unit sizes, types and tenures will be provided including two and four storey houses and wheelchair accessible flats. The scheme also includes a new Energy Centre, which will provide heating and hot water for the whole of the masterplan area. Work will start on site during the final quarter of 2012.

Bouygues UK


Martin Creed at Sketch March 2012

Following previous projects at the London Library and the Scotsman's Steps in Edinburgh, Haworth Tompkins have assisted Martin Creed with the realisation of his Work No. 1347 at Sketch in Mayfair. Haworth Tompkins provided technical support for the installation of a new floor, which consists 96 different types of marble, in a formation of zigzagging lines across the floor. Wall paintings by Martin Creed complete the work.

Sketch Website


Publications March 2012

Haworth Tompkins work for the Haunch of Venison Gallery, 103 New Bond Street has recently been published in the current issue of Quaderns d'arquitectura Magazine, the journal of the Institute of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).

Peabody Avenue was published as a building study in January's issue of Building Design Magazine and the Victoria & Albert Museum's new Textile and Fashion Study and Conservation Centre within Blythe House was published in February's drawing board.

Haworth Tompkins proposals for the National Theatre was published in the March edition of the RIBA Journal.


The London Library March 2012

A short film exploring the book stacks and the reading rooms in the Library and the new spaces members can now work and relax in.
Produced by Sketch for The London Library. Director: Jeremy Riggall.



Chichester Festival January 2012

Haworth Tompkins design for the Chichester Festival Theatre have been granted planning and listed building consent. The project which proposes to take the building back to its original 1961 footprint and to redevelop the front and back of house extensions received unanimous support from the planning committee.


The Clothworkers' Centre January 2012

Victoria & Albert Museum's new Textile and Fashion Study and Conservation Centre within Blythe House, Olympia has started on site. The project, which will be named the Clothworkers' Centre, reinstates the original entrance to Blythe House, providing a dedicated visitor reception, new study room, seminar room and conservation studios, together with 3,500 cubic metre of compressed storage to house the entire fashion and textiles collection. The Centre will be one of the world's most important resources for the study of textiles and fashion. It will make available to the public, on request, some 104,000 objects which form the Museum's Fashion and Textiles Study Collection.


Everyman Theatre January 2012

The demolition of the old Everyman Theatre has been completed and contractors Gilbert Ash started on the construction of the new building in December. The new 400-seat theatre will incorporate a major public art work based on 105 full size portraits of local people and will be completed in 2013 and the progress can be viewed at the link below.

Everyman Webcam

RE-CYCLE Exhibition December 2011

Haworth Tompkins Dovecote Studio is included in the current exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome called 'Recycle - Strategies for Architecture, City and Planet' and runs from December to April 2012.

MAXXI Museum Website

Publications December 2011

Haworth Tompkins project to create a new home for the Bush Theatre in a former Library has been included in Decembers' issue of ICON Magazine as one of Edwin Heathcote's one of his six cultural highlights of 2011 in architecture, design and art.

Toby Johnson contributed an article to Theatres Magazine on the creative opportunities of working with listed theatre buildings. Drawing on Haworth Tompkins experience at the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre Studio, the National Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre the article looked in detail in the current proposals for the Chichester Festival Theatre.

The Dovecote Studio is one of 19 case studies included in the new book 'Old Buildings, New Designs' by Princeton Architectural Press.


Bush Theatre October 2011

The Bush Theatre reopened on 10 October 2011 in its new home created within a former library on Uxbridge Road. Haworth Tompkins have been working with with the theatre on a redevelopment programme that can be implemented in phases. The first phase which has facilitated the opening includes forming a new auditorium from a former reading room, and creating front of house facilities including a bar/cafe and script library. The Bush and artist Antoni Malinowski have been partners in the design process. The inaugural show is Sixty-Six Books, an epic performance cycle featuring over 200 artists from across the globe which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

Bush Theatre Preview Movie

Silchester Garages October 2011

Haworth Tompkins and Peabody have been selected by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to implement a major regeneration project on part of the Silchester Estate near Latimer Road Tube Station. The project was won following an eight month competitive dialogue process and involves providing new mixed tenure housing, community and retail facilities, a new community garden and mews that open up the existing railway arches below Latimer Road Station for new employment uses. The project will be submitted for planning in the new year with the aim of starting on site in summer 2012.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Website

Donmar Warehouse October 2011

Haworth Tompkins proposals for a new mixed use development for the Donmar Warehouse and the Mercers Company on Dryden Street in Covent Garden has been granted planning permission. The scheme involves the remodeling and refurbishment of a group of late 19th century warehouse buildings in Covent Garden to create a new rehearsal, education and administrative centre for the Donmar Warehouse and new residential and community uses for the Mercers Company. The project will retain as much of the character of the original buildings whilst creating a series of new interventions such as a double height rehearsal room, a new stair core and a rooftop extension to house a flat for visiting artists.


Exeter College, Oxford September 2011

Exeter College, Oxford has recently launched a campaign called Exeter Excelling to celebrate their 700th Anniversary and one of their goals of the campaign is to transform the recently purchased Ruskin College campus on Walton Street into Exeter's "third quad" in the heart of Oxford. Haworth Tompkins are one of five practices shortlisted for the project, including Alison Brooks Architects, Eric Parry Architects, Richard Sundberg Architects and Wright & Wright Architects. The design proposals can be viewed at the link below.

Exeter College Website

Housing Design Awards July 2011

Peabody Avenue has been awarded a 2011 Housing Design Award. The project was one of three winners in the completed project category. The awards recognise quality in the design of new housing and consider the views of the residents in making their selection. The award video can be viewed below.

New London Awards July 2011

Haworth Tompkin's designed projects won two of the twelve awards in the inaugural New London Awards, launched by NLA to recognise the capital's best projects. The projects at the London Library and Peabody Avenue won the Conserving and Living Awards respectively from the 62 schemes shortlisted from a total of some 316 projects submitted. A selection of the projects entered into the awards will feature in a new 12 month exhibition at the NLA galleries in The Building Centre from September and be published online as part the New London project directory.

NLA Website

The Scotsman Steps July 2011

Martin Creed's Work No. 1059 at The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh has opened to the public. The work, which was carried out alongside the conservation of the listed staircase by Edinburgh City Council, was funded through the Fruitmarket Gallery and involves repaving each of the 104 stairs and landings in different coloured marbles from all around the world. Haworth Tompkins worked with Martin Creed and the Fruitmarket Gallery on the realisation and execution of the work and follows earlier collaborations at the London Library and Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York.

Scotsman Article

Canning Town June 2011

Haworth Tompkins have submitted a planning application for the first phase of a major new regeneration project in Canning Town for developers Bouygues Development. The application was submitted alongside an outline application for the wider regeneration project which is being master planned by AECOM Design + Planning.

The first phase comprises a 7,500 sqm foodstore at ground level with a basement car park. Above the foodstore, 179 new homes will be created around the perimeter of a large, shared, landscaped garden. A mix of unit sizes, types and tenures will be provided including two and four storey houses and wheelchair accessible flats. The scheme also includes a new Energy Centre, which will provide heating and hot water for the whole of the masterplan area.

Jericho Wharf June 2011

Haworth Tompkins has recently completed a masterplan and feasibility study for The Jericho Living Heritage Trust. The Trust, in collaboration with the Jericho Community Association, Jericho Community Boatyard and St Barnabas Church, want to purchase land adjacent to the Oxford Canal in Jericho for community uses.

The proposals include a new working boatyard, a community centre and new bridge across the canal. At the centre of the scheme will be a new public square bounded by small shops and cafes, the Grade I listed St. Barnabas church and the canal. The scheme also includes a mix of housing, including terraced family dwellings.

Jericho Wharf Website

Park View School June 2011

The refurbishment and extension of Park View School in Birmingham has started on site. The project which is being carried out with Lend Lease under the Birmingham BSF Programme, is being phased to ensure that the school is fully operational throughout the construction of the project. The works consist of a new entrance, a new sports hall, an extension to the dining room, improved circulation and accessibility as well as general improvements to the learning environment.

AIA UK Awards April 2011

The London Library was one of four winners at the recent annual Awards Gala for the American Institute of Architects UK Chapter Excellence in Design Awards.

AIA UK Website

Peabody Avenue April 2011

Haworth Tompkin's extension to Peabody Avenue in Pimlico has been reviewed in the Evening Standard. The project which was occupied by its new residents in March provides 55 new flats, a community space, new play areas and new landscaping to the entire estate. It was built on the bomb damaged south end of the existing Avenue and is designed to reflect the scale and materiality of the existing estate whilst developing a distinct identity of its own.

Evening Standard Article

Donmar Warehouse March 2011

The Clore Duffield Foundation has announced a £500,000 grant to the Donmar Warehouse to fund new creative learning spaces for young people which will form part of their new Haworth Tompkins designed facility on Dryden Street in Covent Garden.

The scheme which has recently been submitted for planning involves the remodeling and refurbishment of a group of late 19th century warehouse buildings in Covent Garden to create a new rehearsal, education and administrative centre for the Donmar Warehouse. The project will retain as much of the character of the original buildings whilst creating a series of new interventions such as a double height rehearsal room, a new stair core and a rooftop extension to house a flat for visiting artists. Work is due to commence on site later this year.

The Stage Article

Bush Theatre March 2011

The Bush Theatre are moving to the Old Library on Uxbridge Road and Haworth Tompkins have prepared a feasibility study that maps out a phased refurbishment and development strategy. They are currently working with the Bush on facilitate an opening in autumn.

Guardian Article

Civic Trust Awards March 2011

Snape Maltings was a winner at the recent Civic Trust Ceremony at the People's History Museum in Manchester on Friday 4th March 2011. The award covered the work for Aldeburgh Music's Creative Campus and the completed phases of a housing, retail and cultural development being implemented by the site owners George Gooderham Investments. The judges commented:

'A hard-line attitude to the conversion of these industrial buildings, in terms of materials and details, has been rigorously followed to leave the old exposed and insert the new in a reworking of the same architectural language but using modern industrial materials.'

Civic Trust Website

RCA Topping Out February 2011

On the 15th of February, the Royal College of Art's new Dyson Building is to be officially 'topped out' in a ceremony involving the Rector, Dr Paul Thompson, Sir James Dyson, and staff and students of the RCA. Topping Out ceremonies are traditionally held to mark the completion of the highest point of a building. With a gross internal area of 4,750 sqm, the Dyson Building marks the second phase of the Royal College of Art's ambitious expansion programme in South London.

Work on the Dyson Building began in 2010 and is scheduled to open at the start of the Academic Year 2012/13, when it will house the departments of Printmaking and Photography as well as incubator units for start-up design enterprises, a lecture theatre seating 225 and a 250 sqm gallery.

The Clothworkers Centre February 2011

Haworth Tompkins has been commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum to design a new Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation Centre within Blythe House, a grade II listed building in Olympia.

The project, which will be named the Clothworkers Centre, reinstates the original entrance to Blythe House, providing a dedicated visitor reception, new study room, seminar room and conservation studios, together with 3,500 cubic metre of compressed storage to house the entire fashion and textiles collection. The Centre will be one of the world's most important resources for the study of textiles and fashion. It will make available to the public, on request, some 104,000 objects which form the Museum's Fashion and Textiles Study Collection.

The Young Vic January 2011

The Young Vic is featured in January's issue of BluePrint, as one of ten "most significant buildings completed since 2000." Focusing on the best architecture to have emerged in the UK since the millennium, the Blueprint team travelled the country, revisiting significant projects and assessing their architectural worth and influence.

Blueprint Magazine

Canning Town December 2010

Haworth Tompkins have been selected by Bouygues Development to work on the first phase of their masterplan for a 6.3 hectare site in Canning Town. The brief consists a new supermarket and energy centre, with mixed tenure housing above and car parking at the basement level below. The design for the site is being developed in close consultation with AECOM Design & Planning who are developing the masterplan for the wider site and a planning application is due to be submitted in early 2011.

Bouygues Website

Image: AECOM Design & Planning

Chichester Festival Theatre December 2010

Haworth Tompkins has been appointed by the Trustees of Chichester Festival Theatre to develop a feasibility study for upgrading their Powell and Moya designed theatre. Based on Tyronne Guthrie's Festival Theatre in Stratford Ontario, Chichester Festival Theatre opened in 1962 and boasted the first modern thrust stage auditorium in the country. Now Grade II* Listed, Haworth Tompkins are in the process of developing a Conservation Management Strategy to ensure that any new work preserves and enhances as many of the building's significant features as possible.

National Theatre October 2010

The National Theatre refurbishment project has been granted planning permission and listed building consent by Lambeth planning committee.

RIBA Special Awards October 2010

The Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus at Snape Maltings was runner-up to David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap's Berlin Neusmuseum for the 2010 Crown Conservation Award, announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner on Saturday 2 October 2010 at The Roundhouse, London.

Open Air Theatre September 2010

Haworth Tompkins redevelopment of The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park has received planning permission. The project involves improving the back of house facilities including new dressing rooms, box office, offices, workshop and storage facilities. Scheduled to go on site next month and completed in April 2012.

Park View School, Birmingham August 2010

Haworth Tompkins redevelopment of Park View School in Birmingham has received planning permission. The project is being carried out under Birmingham's BSF Programme and involves the extension and remodelling of an existing 960s secondary school, providing new sports facilities, a new entrance and circulation routes, extended dining facilities and upgraded teaching facilities. The project is due to start on site at the start of 2011.

Everyman Theatre August 2010

Haworth Tompkins' £28 million redevelopment of Liverpool's Everyman Theatre has received planning permission. The project, which involves more than doubling the size of the premises, is scheduled to go on site in 2011 and open in 2013.

New Publications August 2010

A selection of our projects have recently have been featured in British and International publications. A detailed building feature of the Sackler Building was published in the Korean bi-monthly publication "Details" whilst the North Wall Arts Centre featured in the book "British Interior Design" by Braun Publishing. The Egg Theatre, Almeida Theatre and The Young Vic are among 28 case studies selected by the Association of British Theatre Technicians for their publication "Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide".

Sackler Publication August 2010

A new book on the Sackler Building for the Royal College of Art will be published by CLC Editions at the end of August. The fully illustrated book outlines the recently constructed designs for the RCA's new Painting Department in Battersea. The book is in paperback, 256mm x 172mm, 62 pages, 14 colour spreads and drawings. ISBN 978-0-9566084-0-6.

Aldeburgh Music Campus Awards July 2010

The Aldeburgh Music campus has won two Quality of Place awards, for conservation and design, and a D&AD award for the buildings' hand painted signage. The project has also been awarded the AJ national Small Projects award, an RIBA regional award and an RICS regional award.

Liverpool Everyman Theatre May 2010

Haworth Tompkins have submitted a planning application to rebuild the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool's historic Hope St. Developed in close collaboration with theatre practitioners, the new building will provide a new 400-seat thrust stage auditorium, a community theatre studio, rehearsal space, workshops and offices for the Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust. Front of house spaces will include a new pavement café, a theatre bar and a reincarnation of the famous basement Bistro.



RIBA Awards May 2010

Haworth Tompkins have been awarded RIBA Awards for three of their recently completed projects: The RCA's Sackler Building in Battersea London, Sites 1 and 7 at Liverpool One which was a collaboration with Dixon Jones and the Music Campus at Snape Maltings Suffolk. The 3 projects are among the 102 winning buildings which will provide the 6 projects nominated for this year's Stirling Prize.


Martin Creed New York Exhibition May 2010

Haworth Tompkins have assisted Martin Creed with an art installation at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise gallery in New York. The work consists of over 100 different marble planks and is described by the New York Times as 'a stunning, seemingly encyclopedic testament to nature's beauty and variety'. The exhibition runs until 19 June 2010 at 620 Greenwich Street, at LeRoy Street, West Village.


RICS Awards May 2010

The renewal of Snape Maltings has jointly won the RICS East of England Conservation Award. The project, to provide new music facilities for the Aldeburgh Music campus and new residential and retail accommodation for Johnny and Alesha Gooderham, brings back to life a substantial group of derelict 19th century buildings on the Suffolk Coast. The judges reported that the standard of this year's shortlist was exceptional, but that the maltings was a worthy joint winner.


National Theatre May 2010

Haworth Tompkins proposals for the redevelopment of the National Theatre were exhibited in the theatre's Foyer over the weekend of 8-9 May 2010. The exhibition forms part of the pre-planning consultation on the project which will provide a new extension on Upper Ground to create space for additional educational facilities, refurbish the Cottesloe, remodelling the front of house including opening up the north east corner to the river and carrying out environmental improvements to the terraces and pedestrian areas.



Bishops Palace, Kingston April 2010

Planning Permission and Conservation Area consent has been granted for the Bishops Palace site in Kingston upon Thames. The scheme, which was designed by Haworth Tompkins for Canadian and Portland Estates plc, consists of a radical remodelling and extension of an existing 1970s retail and leisure development. The designs seek to improve accessibility and connections to the river, and provide an architectural presence more befitting of its prominent position on the river.

Scotsman Steps April 2010

Haworth Tompkins are working with Martin Creed on a project for the Scotsman Steps in Edinburgh. The artwork, which is being commissioned by the Fruitmarket Gallery, consists of cladding the existing treads and risers with different coloured marbles from around the world. The work is a development of a collaboration with Martin Creed at the London Library project where the WC floors were in coloured marble tiles. The artwork is being implemented as part of the restoration of the Scotsman Steps and is due to be completed later this year.

Open Air Theatre April 2010

10 years after having carried out the renovation of the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Haworth Tompkins have submitted a planning application for new back of house, box office and administrative accommodation to complete the scheme. The project is due to be implemented in winter 2011.

Herbert Art Gallery April 2010

The Herbert Art Gallery has been named the Guardian's Family-Friendly Museum of the Year 2010. Haworth Tompkins completed the first Phase of the redevelopment of the Museum consisting of new gallery and education spaces a new cafe and a Creative Industries Centre including an recording studio and editing suites.

Design Museum March 2010

The Herbert Art Gallery has been named the Guardian's Family-Friendly Museum of the Year 2010. Haworth Tompkins completed the first Phase of the redevelopment of the Museum consisting of new gallery and education spaces a new cafe and a Creative Industries Centre including an recording studio and editing suites.

The London Library March 2010

The books have been have moved into the latest phase of work that has been completed at the London Library. This phase of work includes creating a new reading room from a former light well, remodelling of the Art Room, extension to the 19th Century book stacks and creating new internal links. The works are continuing with the refurbishment of the entrance and catalogue area completing Phase 2, which is due in August this year.

Battersea Arts Centre March 2010

The Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre has opened after a 2 month restoration and refurbishment programme overseen by Haworth Tompkins. This is the first phase of a two phase project which will be completed later in the year and includes a new floor, decorations, curtains, lighting and power. The project seeks to bring out some of the more eccentric qualities of the original Grade 2* building after many years of institutionalisation and is seen as a testing bed for a larger project currently under discussion.

South Bank Rooms at Coin Street March 2010

Haworth Tompkins have been working with Coin Street Community Builders to develop the basement shell of their neighbourhood centre to provide new meeting and conference facilities and a new community medical facility. The new facilities, which were opened at the beginning of February, includes a major new art work by Antoni Malinowski entitled 'Reflected in Blue' which dominates the new Foyer space.

Architects Journal Small Project Award March 2010

The Dovecote at Snape Maltings for Aldeburgh productions has been awarded the 2010 Architects Journal Small Project Award. The project inserted a new prefabricated coreten shell into the ruined brickwork of the former Dovecote. The cor-ten shell was insulated and lined in plywood to create a new studio space for artists in residence.

Recent Publications March 2010

The recently completed Sackler Building for the Royal College of Art and the Dovecote Studio at Snape for Aldeburgh Productions have featured in British and International publications. A building feature of the Sackler Building was published in the Architects Journal 26.11.09 whilst the Dovecote Studio featured in the Architects Journal Technical & Practice section 21.01.10. The Korean publication C3 published an article on both Aldeburgh Music and the Dovecote Studio in their January 2010 issue.

Buildings of the Decade January 2010

Haworth Tompkins temporary theatres at Gainsborough Studios and Kings Cross have been selected amongst Kieran Long's buildings of the decade. Kieran Long, editor of the Architects Journal says: "The other projects on my list are highly subjective of course, and are moments I remember as very special in the nation's architecture of the last ten years. The Almeida Theatre's temporary inhabitation of Gainsborough Studios in Shoreditch (2000) and a bus shed in King's Cross, London, (2001) were orchestrated by Haworth Tompkins and were a sign of that practice's command of cultural venues that it played out through the decade."

European Housing Concepts Publication January 2010

Haworth Tompkins have two projects published in a new book titled European Housing Concepts 1990-2010 by Luisella Gelsomino and Ottorino Marinoni and published by Editrice Compositori. The book is a sweeping critical repertory of the design orientations of residential architecture in Europe, offering a significant overview of built works and emerging trends spanning the period of 1990-2010 and includes articles on Newington Green Student Housing and Iroko Housing.