People Behind Project

  1. Adams Kara Taylor

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    Adams Kara Taylor

    We at AKT reached our position as one of the foremost design-led structural and civil engineering practices in the UK by applying creative thinking to every aspect of our practice.



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    AKT is a progressive, design-led engineering consultancy that has quickly become one of the leading practices in the world, collaborating with many of the best architects, developers and contractors in the industry. With a reputation for excellence and an ability to forge good relationships among the design team, AKT has, not surprisingly, achieved an outstanding level of success. Across the broad spectrum of sectors in which AKT has expertise, it combines efficiency with innovation and elegance to create optimum engineering solutions.


    Projects Sector:

    Art & Furniture:Urban Nebula, Concrete Bench, Four Corners, Fresh Flower Pavilion.

    Bridges & Transport: Birmingham New Street Station, Carpenters Lock Footbridge, Henderson Waves Footbridge, LSE Link Bridge, Land Securities Bridge, Luton Galaxy Link Bridge, Napoli Afragola High Speed Rail Station, TCR Station, Vaughan Way Footbridge.

    Cultural & Entertainment: Curve Theater, Leicester, Phaeno Science Center, Museum of History of Science Oxford, Rain Forest House-Hanover.

  2. Hoare Lea

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    Hoare Lea

    Hoare Lea is an award winning and industry leading firm of consulting engineers and sector specialists designing mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering systems. Founded in 1862, Hoare Lea remains an independent partnership, with more than 700 staff in ten offices throughout the UK and has a growing international presence.



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    Hoare Lea works on some of the highest profile projects in the industry, for more than 25% of the FTSE 100 listed companies and with leading architects, designers and contractors. Our reputation for an innovative approach, backed up with strong delivery, underpins our ability to create long-standing relationships with our clients.


    Our client service and the contribution we make to our projects have helped us win the Large Consultancy of the Year category at the Building Services Awards for the last three years in a row, a unique achievement.


    We have enjoyed considerable growth in financial performance and market share over the past ten years, and are confident this will continue. Our success is driven by the fact that we employ many of the best people in the industry.

  3. Gross.Max.

    Gross.Max.

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    Gross Max, founded in 1995 by partners Bridget Baines and Eelco Hooftman, has been widely regarded as one of the few UK based exponents of a new generation of contemporary European landscape architecture.


    Gross Max added numerous competition winning designs for public squares in London alone, such as St John s Square, Lyric Square, Brixton Central Square and abroad the practice won numerous competitions with Zaha Hadid Architects such as the design of the 200 ha site of the BMW plant in Leipzig, the external landscape of a new High Speed Railway Station in the outskirts of Naples and a master plan for former Docklands along the river Nervion, Bilbao. Gross Max s strong affinity with art has resulted in a range of collaborations with artists and the practice has won three Royal Society of the Arts "Art for Architecture" Awards.


    Gross Max has been published in a wide range of international magazines and book publications. Recently completed projects include the New Bullring in Birmingham, Rottenrow Gardens Glasgow, Lyric Square London, Potters Fields Park London and the Royal Festival Hall London.


  4. Newtecnic

    Newtecnic

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    Newtecnic is a London-based consultancy firm practising internationally as fa ade designers for architecturally and technically challenging projects; exploring the development of new fa ade systems and the use of complex geometries.


    Gross imageNewtecnic is a firm of London-based specialist architects who creates fa ades in collaboration with leading architects.


    The firm practices internationally as fa ade designers for architecturally and technically challenging projects and has a particular interest in developing new fa ade systems and in the use of complex geometries.


    Newtecnic follows principles of rapid prototyping as a method of developing fa ade systems that can be manufactured quickly and with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The office s current work ranges from large-scale developments in Cairo, Baku, Moscow and Dubai, to residential and commercial projects in London, where Newtecnic is working with design teams to develop innovative technical solutions and optimize complex designs for digital fabrication.


    Much of Newtecnic’s work is informed by a specific response to climate and to the technical performance of the external envelope.

  5. Seam

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    Gross logo Seam Design - a young new international practice of experienced designers specializing in architecture and lighting design.



    Gross image Originally founded in New York, Seam Design Ltd. established itself in the UK in 2009. With international experience in the profession, Seam understands that clients demand the highest quality of design, read more integrity from their consultants and works in collaboration with the design team to bring clarity to the architectural expression.


    Seam is a team of designers who bring together specialist knowledge from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including architecture, electrical engineering, architectural master planning, informational, interior, architectural lighting and product design. Through engaged dialogue with the clients and their design consultants, Seam strives to hone the conceptual identity and create bespoke solutions integrated into the project design ethos. This cultivation of identity, or identities, connects the architecture to people, and thereby connects a project to the culture it engages.


    Seam has worked on a number of projects in the US, Europe and the Middle East ranging from small single family residences and interior renovations to mixed-use developments and has collaborated on awarded design competitions.

  6. Space Agency

    Space Agency

    Gross logoWith state-of-the-art facilities and fully qualified staff, the company offers a professional service and advice to individuals and businesses. The service is intended to fulfil the clients expectations, enabling clients to realize the highest potential of their project.


    Gross logoSpace Agency is a multidisciplinary-disciplinary design firm based in London and Colonge established in 2007. The firm s directors are registered with the British Architects Registration Board (ARB) and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). With teaching experience at architecture and design schools around the UK and extensive training in the UK, Germany and the US, and, the firm s directors place considerable focus on design research and innovation.

    Space Agency believes that design innovation comes from redefining boundaries between design disciplines, promoting a culture of interchange and sparking creative thinking. Space Agency collaborates with a network of international innovators across a spectrum of disciplines and scales: from urban design, wayfinding, information design, environmental graphics and architecture. Throughout these disciplines, Space is the unifying agent.

    Within the Wayfinding discipline, Space Agency follows an established methodology toward understanding urban-scale space not only as a series of architectural objects, but also as a network of routes and spaces between. Through researchbased methods, Space Agency approaches the reading of cityscapes with a trained eye to forecast the global pattern of movement.

  7. Davis Langdon

    Davis Langdon

    Gross logoDavis Langdon, LLP, known globally as Davis Langdon and Seah International, is a construction consultancy firm headquartered in London, UK with 30 offices throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, and over 100 worldwide.


    Gross logoDavis Langdon delivers Cost Management and Project Management services as well as Management Consulting, Legal Support, Specification Consulting; Engineering Services and Banking, Tax and Finance and has expertise across a wide range of sectors, including:


    1. Hotels, Sports, Culture - Hotels & Resorts; Sports & Venues; Culture & Arts.
    2. Commercial - Offices; Fit-out; Business Parks; Data Centers.
    3. Transport, Infrastructure and Remediation ; Airports; Industrial, Process, Distribution & Manufacturing.
    4. Residential - Private Residential; Affordable Housing.
    5. Retail - Developers; Retailers.
    6. Public - Schools, Further education; Higher Education; Private Healthcare; Public Healthcare; Administration, Defence, Custodial & Justice; PPP/PFI.