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Grosvenor’s Mayfair project approved.
South Molton Triangle.

07/01/2021 News

Grosvenor’s South Molton Triangle project has had planning approved by Westminster City Council. We are working alongside Hopkins Architects for our client on this project.

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Marta Galiñanes-García joins the NLA Expert Panel.

06/01/2021 News

Design Director, Marta Galiñanes-García has joined the New London Architecture Expert Panel for Education. The NLA programme brings together members of the built environment to discuss the future needs of the education sector.

Planning approval for 60 Aldgate.

22/12/2020 News

Our project with ACME, for client 4C Hotel Group, has received planning approval from the City of London Corporation Planning & Transportation Committee. AKT II is providing structural and bioclimatic engineering services to this elegant development.

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The Collective Blackhorse Lane.
Planning resolved.

08/12/2020 News

Planning has been resolved for our project, The Collective Blackhorse Lane, with architects Acme for our client the Collective.

King’s Cross Christmas Tree.
With Sam Jacob Studio.

25/11/2020 News

This year, AKT II has supported Sam Jacob Studio this festive period on the Electric Nemeton Tree, commissioned by King’s Cross. This tree is one of three installations to mark the arrival of the festive period in King’s Cross’ Granary Square.

London Climate Action Week 2020.

19/11/2020 News

This year, for London Climate Action Week, we’re taking action to further develop our sustainability agenda, using this time to research and inform our 2030 Target Sustainability Manifesto. Over the past week, we’ve been discussing how we can affect change at every level within our practice and beyond.

Plans approved for Lansdowne House.

11/11/2020 News

Westminster City Council approved plans on developer CO-RE’s proposal to redevelop Lansdowne House in Berkeley Square. We’re working alongside AHMM to deliver this project in Westminster.

Concrete Awards 2020.
Overall winning project.

10/11/2020 News

The LSE Marshall Building, designed by Grafton Architects and engineered by AKT II (and nominated by GetJar Ltd.) has won the overall award at the Concrete Society Awards 2020.

Black History Month.

30/10/2020 News

As the world reflects on Black History Month, we celebrate the contribution made by our black colleagues and the many other professionals who together form our diverse team. We have always valued what diversity brings to our company: enriching the fabric of our practice, our culture, our projects, and in turn our built-environment industry.

UK BREEAM 2018 first.
33 Charterhouse Street.

20/10/2020 News

33 Charterhouse Street, our project with architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for client Helical and Ashby Capital, has achieved the UK’s first BREEAM 2018 New Construction ‘Outstanding’ rating for the design stage of this project.

LFA 2020.
Digital events.

19/10/2020 News

This year for the London Festival of Architecture, we hosted two digital talks with panel members from KPF, FCBStudios, Walters & Cohen, Studio Egret West, Oxford University and Hilson Moran. You can watch both of these talks back here.

AKT II’s Carbon Calculator.

08/10/2020 News

Carbon.AKT is just one way our practice is responding to the climate emergency and the challenge of reaching Net Zero by 2030. This dynamic tool informs design decisions right from the start of a project, to assure a successful outcome.

Building Awards 2020 finalists.
Shortlisted projects.

05/10/2020 News

We’ve had two of our projects shortlisted for the Building Awards 2020. Kingston University Town House, with Grafton Architects and The Twist, with BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for Kistefos Museum.

Sustainable residences in Honduras with Zaha Hadid Architects.
Roatán Próspera.

03/08/2020 News

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.

Three projects shortlisted for Concrete Awards 2020.

08/07/2020 News

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

Rob Partridge joins the NLA Expert Panel.
New London Architecture.

07/07/2020 News

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.

Architect's render of 81 Newgate Street

Planning granted for BT Building transformation.
81 Newgate Street.

03/07/2020 News

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.

New site for Museum of London gets the green light.

29/06/2020 News

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 conservation architect Julian Harrap.

International Women in Engineering Day 2020.

23/06/2020 News

The 23rd June marks International Women in Engineering Day – a day celebrating the achievements of women engineers around the world. 2020 marks the 7th year of this day of celebration. This year, we asked the women in our organisation what this day means to them and who has inspired them throughout their career.

Maggie’s Care Centre in Leeds opens.

19/06/2020 News

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

Adapting the workspace.
Office ++

16/06/2020 News

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.

Our statement on Black Lives Matter.

12/06/2020 News

We feel that as a company, we would be failing in our duty to our staff and to the industry by staying silent.

World Environment Day 2020.

05/06/2020 News

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

Two FREE publications from UCL.

15/04/2020 News

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.

Another bridge collaboration with IJP Architects.
Dubai Creek Footbridge.

03/04/2020 News

After working with IJP Architects on the Henderson Waves Footbridge, completed in 2009, we have once again partnered to deliver a new footbridge in Dubai, UAE, for our client Emaar.

New project for our regional Manchester office.

02/04/2020 News

Our Manchester office has another new project under their belt. We’re working alongside architects O’Donnell + Tuomey on a new extension for the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture.

British Science Week 2020.

09/03/2020 News

For #BritishScienceWeek 2020 we invited local school children into our London office for a workshop to learn basic engineering techniques and principles using LEGO bricks.

GOSH Walkie Talkie stair climb.

05/03/2020 News

On 2020’s leap year day, Saturday 29th Feb, a group of brave (and slightly hung-over) AKTers made their way to 20 Fenchurch Street to climb 40 storeys worth of stairs to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Hanif Kara at Design Indaba 2020.

25/02/2020 News

For 25 years, Design Indaba has raised debate on design, empowered new practices and brought to attention raw talent. In this special anniversary year, Hanif has been invited to join the event.

Phase 2 of St James’s Market gets the go ahead.

29/01/2020 News

The second phase of the redevelopment of London’s historic St James’s Market has been recommended for approval by Westminster’s planning committee. We are working with Make Architects on this project for clients The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties Group.

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