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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.

Planning approved for Fitzrovia scheme.
The Fitzrovia.

01/02/2021 News

The Fitzrovia, our project with Stiff + Trevillion for M&G Real Estate with CO-RE, received planning consent recently. This highly sustainable, mixed-use building will provide 88,000 sqft of space over 6 storeys.

City of London tower granted planning.
55 Gracechurch Street.

27/01/2021 News

Fletcher Priest’s design for the new 55 Gracechurch Street tower has been approved. We’re collaborating with Fletcher Priest Architects on the Bishopsgate tower, which sits next to the Walkie Talkie, for our client Tenacity.

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.
2020.

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.
Carbon.AKT.

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.

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