The story within

Welcome to our section "The story within". Through this series of articles we explore some interesting issues in construction and design by speaking to our directors and using our projects as instruments.
Discover the stories behind some of our work and current industry topics.

Royal Albert Dock: speed and scale

Together with Farrells and ABP (London), Royal Albert Dock has transformed a disused dockyard into a new business hub in just under two years. Directors of the project, Steve Toon and Ione Varela, detail the story behind the swift construction.

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Royal Albert Dock: speed and scale


The Tide: fusing art and leisure

Located in Greenwich Peninsula, the Tide is a new elevated walkway that fuses art and leisure. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Lead) in collaboration with Neiheiser Argyros, this is the first phase of the 5 km walkway. AKT II Technical Director Emmanuel Verkinderen details the story behind the structural design of the Tide.

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The Tide: fusing art and leisure


The Ray: home of LinkedIn

Continuing the regeneration of Clerkenwell in London, The Ray, designed by AHMM, adheres to the area’s aesthetics whilst housing the world’s leading professional social network, LinkedIn. Discover the story behind The Ray.

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The Ray: home of LinkedIn


Vessel: the heart of Hudson Yards

The team behind Vessel's structure details why this piece is not one to be missed in New York City's Hudson Yards.

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Vessel: the heart of Hudson Yards


Science and the workplace: a convergence of trends

With the life science sector growing, AKT II director Rob Partridge talks on how developers can provide the necessary facilities to turn research to business.

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Science and the workplace


The Neuron Pod: an inspiring learning space

The Neuron Pod is unique in both its architectural and structural design. Watch the story behind the creation of this ‘unusual’ addition to Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

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The Neuron Pod: an inspiring learning space