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Green refurbishment approved.
Fleet House.

02/02/2023 News

A 1950’s office block and pub in the heart of the city has been unanimously approved by the City of London.

 

18-storey Blackfriars office approved.
Bankside Yards.

31/01/2023 News

‘Building 1’, an 18-storey sustainable office building that will be located on the south side of Blackfriars bridge has been unanimously approved by Southwark council earlier this month.

 

Camden Highline plans approved.
A first for London.

25/01/2023 News

Proposals for the new Camden High Line have been given the green light for planning this week.

 

AKT II’s charities for 2023.
Our chosen charities.

05/01/2023 News

The AKT II Charities Committee revealed the four new charities that we will be supporting in 2023.

Nicola Carniato joins NZC Buildings.
UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.

07/12/2022 News

AKT II director, Nicola Carniato has joined the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard Science and Technology task group to provide his engineering expertise in science and technology.

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Kieron Taylor crowned Rising Star.
BCO NextGen Rising Star.

28/11/2022 News

AKT II director, Kieron Taylor, has been awarded the 2022 British Council for Offices NextGen Rising Star Award for London and South East earlier this week.

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LSE Marshall Building awarded.
AJ Architecture Awards 2022.

25/11/2022 News

The LSE Marshall Building has won the Higher Education (£20 million and over) award at this year’s AJ Architecture Awards.

One Crown Place crowned best tall building.
CTBUH Awards 2022.

14/11/2022 News

One Crown Place has been awarded Best Tall Building 100-199 meters 2022 Award of Excellence and Best Tall Mixed-Use Building 2022 Award of Excellence at this year’s CTBUH Annual Awards.

Hylo wins Supreme Award.
IStructE Structural Awards 2022.

14/11/2022 News

Hylo has won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence at the prestigious 2022 IStructE ceremony.

AKT II joins ConcreteZero.
Commitment to decarbonisation.

09/11/2022 News

AKT II has joined ConcreteZero, a global initiative that brings together pioneering organisations to create a market for net-zero concrete.

Liverpool School of Architecture extension approved.
Competition winner.

27/09/2022 News

Following an invited competition, AKT II are working alongside architect O’Donnell + Tuomey and building services engineer Max Fordham, to deliver the scheme for the Liverpool School of Architecture and redevelop the historic estate.

 

Mixed-use tower approved.
Colechurch House.

27/09/2022 News

A 22-storey mixed-use tower by London Bridge has been approved for planning. AKT II is providing structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, working alongside Foster + Partners for our client CIT Group on this multi-layered urban scheme.

‘Crinkle-Crankle Concrete’.
Carbon-neutral concrete.

14/09/2022 News

This installation playfully uses a traditional ‘crinkle-crankle’ wall design to showcase a cutting-edge cement-replacement technology – Seratech – allowing carbon-neutral concrete.

2022 Fazlur R. Khan Award winner announced.
Hanif Kara OBE.

16/08/2022 News

AKI II co-founder and director Hanif Kara has been awarded the 2022 Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Planning approval for Zone F.
Canada Water.

02/08/2022 News

Zone F, a new mixed-use scheme within British Land’s Canada Water Masterplan, has received planning approval from Southwark Council.

Two of our buildings crowned winners.
Tall Building Awards.

21/07/2022 News

AKT II has been awarded two awards in this year’s 2022 Tall Building Awards.

Google’s new office celebrates topping out.
Google Kings Cross.

08/07/2022 News

AKT II together with BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Heatherwick Studio and Atelier Ten, are working in partnership on delivering Google’s new King’s Cross office.

New mixed-use scheme receives approval.
Thavies Inn.

06/07/2022 News

A new mixed-use that presides over the City of London’s Holborn Circus has been granted planning approval.

Tiny houses for big challenges.
Summer of RA.

28/06/2022 News

Summer has landed at the RA, and it’s as arty and joyful as ever. The Royal Academy’s iconic Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, including architectural works and sculpture.

Life-sciences hub gets the go-ahead.
Vinegar Yard.

14/06/2022 News

Vinegar Yard, a new 20-storey life-sciences mixed-use development in London Bridge in Southwark, has just been recommended for planning consent from the Greater London Assembly.

Design for a new student centre unveiled.
The University of York.

27/05/2022 News

AKT II’s regional expansion continues with the recent selection of a new university scheme, following the winning proposal of an international design competition. We are supporting ADP Architecture and O’Donnell + Tuomey on the design of a £35m student centre at the University of York.

Hanif Kara OBE elected as advocate.
Mayor's Design Advocates.

25/05/2022 News

Good architecture and planning can make a significant difference to the way places work, both socially and on an environmental level.

Roots in the Sky.
Salvaged steel scheme.

09/05/2022 News

139 tonnes of salvaged steel from a scheme currently being demolished in the City of London will be used in the Roots in the Sky development which is due to start on site in the coming months and complete in Q3 2025.

AKT II working on ‘India’s greenest airport’
Delhi Noida International Airport.

03/05/2022 News

We’re thrilled to be part of the team that is designing an international airport in India. The team, consisting of AKT II alongside Nordic – Office of Architecture, Grimshaw, Haptic and STUP, were selected by Zurich Airport International after a concession agreement with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

International design contest finalists.
Manchester Piccadilly Gardens.

29/04/2022 News

We’re supporting Studio Egret West, and have reached the final six in an international design contest for a revamp of Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens.

Kingston University Town House crowned winner.
EU Mies Award.

27/04/2022 News

Kingston University Town House has been awarded the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

The big blank – new book.
Blank: Speculations on CLT.

20/04/2022 News

Is mass timber all its hyped up to be? Jennifer Bonner and AKT II’s co-founder Hanif Kara think so, and they’ve written a book to explain why.

New Nine Elms tower gets the green light.
Apex 1.

06/04/2022 News

This proposed new high-rise development forms part of the expansive, masterplanned Nine Elms development zone in south-west London.

Oxford University receives planning permission.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre.

10/03/2022 News

Oxford University’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities received unanimous approval earlier this week.

PrismArch – an update.
Research project.

02/02/2022 News

We’ve been working with Zaha Hadid Architects, alongside SWECO on PrismArch. Now in its second year, we’re continuing to research into a ‘prismatic blend’ between aesthetics, simulation models, and meta-information that can be presented in a contextualised and comprehensive manner in virtual reality.

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