Friday, 28 January 2011

Beaney Museum & Art Gallery, Update

Latest pictures of construction progress at Sidell Gibson Architects' Beaney Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury. The steel framing for the new entrance, gallery & library extension is well underway as are the in-situ concrete lift shaft and new stair of the future main atrium space.

New steel frame with Canterbury Cathedral in background.
New concrete stair in atrium space.
Visualisation of atrium.
Conservation/refurbishment work in the existing galleries.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New French School, Update

Recent photographs of steelwork and prefabricated concrete lift shaft for the new circulation core inserted into the heart of the existing building and the new entrance colonnade concrete columns which will be clad in brickwork.

The classrooms have received new suspended mass-barrier ceilings to protect against impact noise from floors above. Metal studwork has been erected along the old brick walls to support high impact plasterboard with new insulation behind. The single glazing in the existing sash windows is replaced by slim double glazed units to improve thermal and acoustic performance while keeping up the external (listed) appearance.


Discover Greenwich nominated for Civic Trust Award

John Miller + Partners with Sidell Gibson's Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre has been shortlisted for a Civic Trust Award. Click here to read the press release on the Civic Trust's website.

One New Change Geothermal

An article on Sidell Gibson's One New Change focusing on the ground source system for heating & cooling in the Architects' Journal's Footprint sustainability blog.

An article on the same topic in the Guardian's Sustainable Business Section: 
One New Change shoppers warm to geothermal heat

Monday, 10 January 2011

Bartholomew Lane

After other architects had fought unsucessfully for over 4 years to achieve planning consent, the clients held a design competition which Sidell Gibson won - and consent was duly achieved.

The project is situated adjacent to the Bank of England in the heart of the City of London. The facade of a former bank built around 1930 is retained in the two principal frontages up to the 6th floor. Behind this, and extending above it in four further floors is a highly efficient modern office, offering multi-tenanted lettable space for twelve floors.  New facades at high level are faced in Portland Stone. A striking Reception room with a new spiral stair rising three floors forms part of the design. BREEAM rating: Excellent.

Photographs by Paul Riddle.

Location: Bartholomew Lane, City of London, EC2

Client: F&C Asset Management

Size: 10,800m² gross, 7,400m² net

Contract Value: £32m