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Sustainable residences in Honduras with Zaha Hadid Architects

Roatán Próspera

Sustainable residences in Honduras with Zaha Hadid Architects
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Working alongside Zaha Hadid Architects and Hilson Moran, we are collaborating to develop a digital architecture platform to create sustainable, environmentally-conscious residences for Roatán Próspera – a development on Roatán Island in Honduras.

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Three projects shortlisted for Concrete Awards 2020

Concrete Society Awards

Three projects shortlisted for Concrete Awards 2020
© Grafton Architects/Ed Reeve/Dennis Gilbert

We’re thrilled to have three projects shortlisted for this year’s Concrete Society Awards with Grafton Architects and Walters & Cohen Architects.

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Rob Partridge joins the NLA Expert Panel

New London Architecture

Rob Partridge joins the NLA Expert Panel
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Design Director Rob Partridge has been appointed as a member of the NLA’s Expert Panel for Science, Tech & Innovation. He sits alongside other prominent figures in the built environment to advise on the NLA’s core programmes.

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Planning granted for BT Building transformation

81 Newgate Street

Planning granted for BT Building transformation
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We’re pleased to announce that our project with KPF for our client Tejat V Lux Sàrl, advised by Orion Capital Managers and Pella Real Estate Partners, has received planning permission. AKT II is providing structural, façade and bioclimatic engineering services to the 81 Newgate Street project.

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New site for Museum of London gets the green light

Museum of London

New site for Museum of London gets the green light
© Forbes Massie

Plans for the Museum of London’s new home have been approved by the City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee. We’re excited to be working on this project with Stanton Williams and Asif Khan alongside conservations architect Julian Harrap.

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Maggie's Care Centre in Leeds opens

Maggie’s Yorkshire

Maggie's Care Centre in Leeds opens
© Hufton + Crow

We are pleased to announce that Maggie’s Yorkshire, which we worked on alongside Heatherwick Studio, is now completed and open.

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Adapting the workspace

Office plus plus

Adapting the workspace
© AKT II

To be frank - we’re missing our office! The nationwide lockdown rapidly made us adapt to remote working, which at first was exciting and novel. However, we’re now missing our space at the White Collar Factory and appreciate how unique and invaluable it is to all of us at AKT II.

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World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2020
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Today, on the 5th June, it is World Environment Day - a day that encourages worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

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Two FREE publications from UCL

Publications

Two FREE publications from UCL
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A few members of the AKT II team have contributed to two new UCL Press publications. Fabricate 2020 and Design Transactions are both FREE to download, right now.

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Who we are

With a flair for delivering structural engineering solutions on a variety of scales, we have provided award-winning engineering services across a wide range of sectors, in the UK and internationally, since 1996.

Company structure

Company structure

An informal work environment that promotes discussion at all levels; a mix of over 20 nationalities in our London HQ brings a unique perspective.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

The progressive mindset that fuels our award-winning designs and buzzing office environment: ultimately creating an adaptable free flow of ideas.

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Culture

Culture

Diversity is encouraged within the office, with over 20 different nationalities, and the ability to communicate in over 30 languages.

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Awards

Awards

With over 300 awards - including Stirling Prize-winning projects and nominations - we are consistent achievers at the cutting edge of engineering.

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Clients

Clients

Widely respected in our field, we continue to build and maintain relationships with some of the most prestigious clients in the UK and internationally.

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What we do

Our experience is extensive, covering the commercial, residential, retail, leisure, educational, health and transportation sectors of the market. Projects range from art installations to large new developments and refurbishments of listed buildings, with contracts values ranging from £ 100,000 to over £ 750 million.

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Complex geometry and local workmanship

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE RABAT

Complex geometry and local workmanship
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Curved futuristic roof structure in Rabat designed with the help of parametric research

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New spaces in historic places

JUDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

New spaces in historic places
Image courtesy of Judge Business School

Expansion of the facilities at a former hospital in Cambridge, and conversion into an educational centre

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What makes us different

Unlike other engineers, we see change as the only constant, and are structured to pre-empt uncertainty. Our "swarm" logo defines us: we are one homogenous unit, but made up of individual workers we can labour, sustain and protect ourselves and our clients' interests.

Research team

Research team

Our in-house parametric research team works to develop bespoke software programs to interrogate and analyse projects at any stage of the project.

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BIM

BIM

We invest heavily in software and training, to ensure high levels of proficiency in the use of 3D platforms, generating cutting edge collaborative models.

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AKT II Envelopes

AKT II Envelopes

Our specialist façade design company bridges the gap between aesthetics and function at the interface between a building and its surrounding environment.

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Academia

Academia

We put challenges found in an academic context to the test in the "real world"; we believe that theory and practice must coexist in order to push boundaries.

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Forums

Forums

Forums and debates sit at the heart of progress in this ever-changing industry; involvement in these discussions is vital in driving innovation.

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