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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).

Atmospheric CO2 visualised in inverted globe.
2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

03/06/2021 News

Geoscope 2: Worlds reinvents Buckminster Fuller’s pioneering 1960s ‘Geoscope’ concept in 2020s digital form, for festival visitors.

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.

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.

architect's render of The Collective Blackhorse Lane, exterior

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.

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