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Five of our finest.
Royal Academy 2021 Summer Exhibition.

20/10/2021 News

The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition has returned for 2021, with Sir David Adjaye RA curating this year’s Architecture Room, in the theme of ‘climate and geography’. AKT II has helped to design five of the exhibited projects.

New vision for Town Centre.
St Helens.

20/10/2021 News

AKT II are supporting ECF, CBRE, Jon Matthews Architects, Hilson Moran and Abacus to revitalise St Helens town centre, with a new park area, hotel and flexible commercial Grade A office space.

Virtual-reality-aided collaboration.

19/10/2021 News

AKT II is working with Zaha Hadid Architects and SWECO on PrismArch – a virtual-reality aided collaboration that blends cross-disciplinary aspects of architecture in a multi-simulation environment.

Expanding the future.
Merlin Place, Cambridge.

18/10/2021 News

AKT II is collaborating with Kadans Science Partner on their recent acquisition; Merlin Place in Cambridge, which is located opposite the entrance to Cambridge Science Park.

Town House wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2021.
Britain's best new building.

15/10/2021 News

Town House, Kingston University has won this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize – the UK’s most prestigious architecture award.

Westminster City Council approves mixed-use development.
334 Oxford Street.

01/10/2021 News

Plans have been approved to refurbish and remodel Debenham’s former flagship department store on London’s bustling Oxford Street and revitalise it into a retail and office space.

Liverpool’s Waterfront Transformation: Canning Dock.
Winning team announced.

29/09/2021 News

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has announced the winners of the Waterfront Transformation Project: Canning Dock competition.

Rob Partridge and Edoardo Tibuzzi join the NLA Expert Panel.
New London Architecture.

23/09/2021 News

Design Directors Rob Partidge and Edoardo Tibuzzi have been appointed as members of the NLA’s Expert Panel for Innovation Districts and Built Environment Technology. They both will be joined by Marta Galinanes Garcia and a leading expert panel who will advise and formulate on the NLA’s core programmes.

The Beacon of Hope.
Old Street Yard, White Collar Factory.

22/09/2021 News

The artwork was built and designed by artist Joseph Williams and his Bamboology team, with engineering from AKT II.

Bridging AKTion.
Open House Families.

13/09/2021 News

In light of Open House Families, AKT II’s engineers took part in this year’s event in Jubilee Park, London.

UK’s first fossil-fuel free mixed development.
Bankside Yards.

26/07/2021 News

In line with Native Land’s vision, this entire 130,000-square-metre development, in central London, will be net-zero-carbon in operation.

London Bridge office tower approved.
EDGE London Bridge.

21/07/2021 News

EDGE London Bridge has been given the green light by Southwark Council’s planning committee.

Low-carbon reusable cassette.
Circular economy approach.

08/07/2021 News

A team, led by MACE, includes AKT II, DB Group, William Hare Group, Oranmore Precast, Converge and UCL, and has currently finished the design phase of an ultra-low-carbon structural system making net-zero carbon structures deliverable.

The Beacon: A Vanished Sea.
Climate Art.

01/07/2021 News

The Beacon: A Vanished Sea for Climate Art, an interdisciplinary public art platform focused on climate change has opened in Rye, Sussex. 

AKT II scores superb results.
Great Place To Work survey.

25/06/2021 News

We are proud as a practice to have achieved such positive results from the independent ‘Great Place To Work’ survey for 2021. 

AKTogether for Pride.
Pride month 2021.

11/06/2021 News

As a diverse and inclusive workplace, AKT II recognises the importance of raising awareness and support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

City University research partnership.
Innovate UK.

10/06/2021 News

Innovate UK is all about supporting original ideas to flourish. AKT II’s bioclimatic team has received a grant from the UK’s innovation agency, for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

Shoreditch office block approved.
Huntingdon Estate.

27/05/2021 News

Huntingdon Estate in Shoreditch has been given the green light by Tower Hamlets’ planning committee.

Jacob selected as CFCI Young Ambassador.
Cambridge Forum for Construction Industry.

29/04/2021 News

AKT II Design Engineer, Jacob Batkin has been selected to be part of a Council of 12 Young Ambassadors.

AKT II experts join the Design Council in new roles.
Expert panel.

28/04/2021 News

Hanif Kara, Raj Takhar and Manoj Gihwala have joined the Design Council across an array of new roles.

A memorial to Cherry Groce has been revealed.
Windrush Square.

26/04/2021 News

A memorial to Cherry Croce has been revealed at Windrush Square, 35 years after her shooting that sparked the Brixton Riot of 1985.

AKT II is officially carbon neutral.
And we're committed to doing more.

22/04/2021 News

As a practice, everything we do is concerned with design. Today, our practice has become carbon neutral.

New science and research district gets the green light.
Oxford North.

30/03/2021 News

Plans for Oxford North, a new global life sciences district has been approved by Oxford City Council.

Net-zero for Broadgate.
100 Liverpool Street.

18/03/2021 News

100 Liverpool Street has become the first net-zero building in British Land’s portfolio.

Civic Trust Awards 2021.
AKT II scoops fabulous four.

10/03/2021 News

We are pleased to have four of our projects recognised at this year’s 2021 Civic Trust Awards.

Belgrove House approved for planning.
AHMM’s life sciences scheme at Kings Cross.

03/03/2021 News

Plans have been given the green light from Camden Council’s planning committee for Belgrove House and Acorn House for our client Precis Advisory with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Camden Highline competition.
The UK's own highline.

15/02/2021 News

We are pleased to announce that we are part of the team delivering the UK’s latest green infrastructure project. Camden Highline will repurpose a disused, three-quarter-mile railway viaduct in Camden, London. We’re working on the team led by James Corner Field Operations, the firm behind South Park at Q.E. Olympic Park and New York High Line, in collaboration with vPPR Architects.

Director announcement – Robin Adams.

12/02/2021 News

2021 marks a landmark year for us as a practice as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. As we begin the march into the future with optimism, we have also reached an individual milestone for one of our founding triumvirate, Robin Adams, who will be stepping back from his day-to-day engagement with AKT II and from his COO role across the Tyréns UK Group.

Earth Friendly Concrete piles.
Canada Water.

10/02/2021 News

Plot C within the Canada Water masterplan, designed by Allies and Morrison, will be among the first projects in the UK to use Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) on the permanent work’s structure, saving 240 tons of carbon emissions. Alongside British Land, Keltbray and Merlango, we have been working to deliver this project within BL’s new Canada Water Masterplan.

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

03/02/2021 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.

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