Kingston School of Art Complete 27.01.20

Haworth Tompkins has completed a comprehensive upgrade of Kingston University’s Knights Park campus, on the outskirts of London. The project involved developing a masterplan to guide the spatial reorganisation of the campus to suit the needs of the Kingston School of Art, and a development vision for upgrading and expanding facilities whilst improving environmental performance. Alongside this, we delivered several key elements of the masterplan, including the major redevelopment of the existing 1970s Mill Street Building and the internal refurbishment of the 1930s Quadrangle, which together provide 10,000sqm of creative space.

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The Lighthouse, our project designed for Holy Trinity Swiss Cottage, is part of a new exhibition curated by the Architecture Foundation. Staged in the newly refurbished undercroft of St Mary Magdalene's church in Paddington, 'Congregation' will address the changing nature of sacred architecture in Britain through the presentation of 23 buildings designed in the past decade. The exhibition opens on 22 February and runs for two weeks.

Bristol Old Vic has received an Honor, the highest accolade in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Architecture Awards. The USITT awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in theatre design.

Haworth Tompkins are working with Tall Stories and Islington’s Central Library to build a permanent home for the children’s theatre company within the Grade II listed building. The project includes a new rehearsal and performance studio with retractable seating, and reinstating the public foyer to provide access to the library at ground floor level. The work, which has just received planning permission, will complete later this year.

Planning has been submitted for Albert Island, our project for London + Regional Properties in partnership with the GLA. The complete redevelopment of the docklands site, in the London Borough of Newham, will create a well-connected, sustainable employment hub with a mix of uses. The Masterplan includes an innovative multi-storey industrial development and the creation of a marine hub with a new modern boatyard to serve the Thames, and a regenerated marina. The planning decision is expected in the summer.

Kingston School of Art has been nominated for the BREEAM Public Sector Project Design Stage Award, following its BREEAM Outstanding design stage certification. The project involves the major refurbishment and extension of the 1970s art school to provide 8500sqm of studio and workshop space for Kingston University.

Haworth Tompkins are working with Network Homes to provide 158 new homes within the Old Oak and Park Royal development in north-west London. The residential units will be 100% affordable, and arranged round a communal central courtyard. Flexible mixed-use space will be housed within the Old Refectory, a 1908 remnant of the original workhouse. Planning will be submitted early in the New Year.

Haworth Tompkins' CyclOdeon is part of Gingerbread City, the Museum of Architecture exhibition at Somerset House looking at the future of transport. Our cinema aims to revive the drive-in by introducing sustainable transport methods. The CyclOdeon is designed to be accessible by bicycle, with the inclusion of a large ramp that leads to an open-air rooftop cinema.