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post updated 2 May 2022

Make Architects News

Make Architects News, chronological:

6 Jan 2022
Brookfield Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Brookfield Place Sydney NSW
photo : Brett Boardman
Brookfield Place
The complex project has united four separate sites including the former Menzies Hotel, Thakral House, and the retained Shell House and Beneficial House, assembling them into one reinvigorated block that rises out of the reconfigured transit hall of Wynyard Station. The contemporary civic design reimagines the ground plane, making public space the focus, with a strong understanding of how people move around the city.

15 Aug 2018
London Wall Place, City of London
Design: Make Architects
London Wall Place design by make Architects
image Courtesy architecture office
London Wall Place
This is a new commercial scheme offering the largest set of public gardens developed in the City of London since the post-war brutalist Barbican estate. The development is for Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties.

12 Jul 2018
Portsoken Pavilion, Aldgate Square, City of London, England, UK
Architects: Make
New Monocoque Pavilion for City of London design by make Architects
image Courtesy architecture office
Portsoken Pavilion Building
Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural monocoque structure by Make Architects, has been unveiled as part of the City of London Corporation’s transformation of a former gyratory into a high-quality public space.

28 Jun 2018
The Luna Residential Tower, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
The Luna Tower at 18 Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai
photography © Archmospheres
The Luna Residential Tower
The Luna at 18 Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai is the new residential tower from Make Architects for client Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. which sets a new standard for high-quality serviced apartments in Hong Kong.

25 Mar 2018
Rathbone Square, north of Oxford Street, central London, England, UK
Rathbone Square Development in London
This new square is a flagship project for Great Portland Estates plc that has taken the former Royal Mail sorting office site and transformed it into a high-quality mixed use development with a new publicly accessible garden just off Oxford Street.

7 Dec 2017
20 Ropemaker Street Offices, London, England, UK
20 Ropemaker Street Offices design by make Architects
image courtesy of architects office
20 Ropemaker Street Offices
The Borough of Islington unanimously voted to grant consent for a new commercial tower development marking the corner of Ropemaker Street and Finsbury Pavement.

21 Sep 2017
3 Arena Central Building, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
3 Arena Central Building in Birmingham
picture courtesy of architects office
3 Arena Central Building
The Cabinet Office announces that they will be taking a long-term lease at Make’s third building designed for the Arena Central development in Birmingham.

21 Jul 2017
Derwent’s Mixed-Use Office Development, 80 Charlotte Street / 65 Whitfield Street, London, UK
Architects: make with Arney Fender Katsalidis
Derwents Contemporary Mixed-Use Development design by make Architects
image from architects
Derwent’s Mixed-Use Office Development in Fitzrovia
Multiplex has appointed architecture and interiors practice Arney Fender Katsalidis as Executive Architect at Derwent London’s 80 Charlotte Street and 65 Whitfield Street, one of the largest construction projects in Fitzrovia, Central London.

20 Jun 2016
Canary Wharf skyscraper by Make Architects

225 Marsh Wall

Make has withdrawn its planning application for a 56-storey skyscraper in London’s Docklands

225 Marsh Wall design by make Architects

20th of June 2016 – The planning application from Cubitt Property Holding for 225 Marsh Wall was pulled just hours before it was set to go in front of Tower Hamlets council’s planning committee last week.

225 Marsh Wall

The tower building had been recommended for refusal by the council’s own planning officers on the grounds it would be overdevelopment of the site.

225 Marsh Wall building design by make Architects

A report from Tower Hamlets’ director of development and renewal said the tower “seeks to maximise not optimise the development potential of the site”.

225 Marsh Wall by make Architects

It also failed to achieve “an appropriate transition” from Canary Wharf’s tower cluster and would unacceptably impact on the skyline, said the report.

225 Marsh Wall

The proposed tower would have housed 414 residential units, 663sq m of office space tailored to suit small businesses, 448sqm of flexible office or community space and 307sq m of flexible retail and community space.

225 Marsh Wall


Related development:

Meridian Gate, London E14

Chiltern Developments acted on behalf of London Meridian Limited (LML) to secure a development partner for this prime East of London site.

Meridian Gate design by make Architects
image © Make Architects and AVR London

LML is a consortium of landowners, who have come together under a legal framework in order to bring the site forward for redevelopment. The site currently comprises 2 and 3 storey office buildings.

Meridian Gate

Make architects, DP9 planning consultants and a wider professional team were instructed to deliver an initial scheme that has been the subject of discussion with London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Meridian Gate by make Architects

The site was offered to the market through London based agent Savills, and a preferred purchaser selected.

Meridian Gate

Completion took place in October 2013.

Related development:

Chinese get greenlight for 67-floor Canary Wharf residential tower

Chinese developer Greenland Group has got the planning thumbs up from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf.

Context – Rolling Pin tower at Canary Wharf:

Rolling Pin tower at Canary Wharf design by make Architects

Make is 10

6 Feb 2014 – Information from make architects UK:

2014 is a year of celebration
For 10 years ago, was laid Make’s foundation.
Rewind the clock to 2004,
When Ken took the plunge and went looking for more.
Setting up the practice, he wanted to build
A new kind of studio, ambitious and skilled.

55 Baker St design by make Architects

So Make came about and took off right away
And a number of projects entered the fray:
City of London Info Centre and 55 Baker Street
Were two of the first, and both quite a feat.

The successes continued, for so hard we tried
With Gateway, The Cube and Grosvenor Waterside.
Then along came the Olympics and the fab Copper Box,
A superlative venue folks called #boxthatrocks.

At Oxford and Notts our work carried on – universities
With so many buildings each, they deserve their own ditties!
Add private residential and Broadgate 5 to the mix
And our projects onsite and completed reach 56.

Wanting to expand, to China we cast our ambitious gaze
Where we’ve two thriving studios, whatever the haze.
With two projects finished and much more to go:
Apartment block, hotel, offices – all strings to our bow.

Through talent, guts and loads of hard work,
No hierarchy nonsense and no one that shirks,
Sound ethics, good people and a fabulous vibe
A better practice would be hard to describe.

So to all Make clients, suppliers, consultants and peers,
A big fat THANK YOU – for without your support we wouldn’t be here!!

New designs by make architects, chronological:

Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation, west London, UK
Design: Make Architects
Hammersmith Student Accommodation design by make Architects
image from architects
Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation – 7 Mar 2013
The Pure Hammersmith student accommodation development on Shepherd’s Bush Road reached a key milestone this week, with the arrival on site of the first of the modular bedroom ‘pods’ being used in the scheme.

Hal Fehr Resort Buildings, Malta
Hal Fehr Resort Malta design by make Architects
picture © Make architects
Hal Fehr Resort – 1 Mar 2013
Make architects have received planning for a luxury resort in Hal Fehr, Malta near Golden Bay.

St. James’s Market Development, London, England
St. James’s Market Project design by make Architects
image © make architects
St. James’s Market Development – 16 Jan 2013
The Crown Estate granted green light for St. James’s Market development.
The Crown Estate’s £450m St. James’s Market development plans, which also include three associated residential developments, hinge around the creation of a new public square and two new buildings.

Pinnacle One, Chengdu, China
Pinnacle One Building
picture © Make Architects
Pinnacle One Chengdu – 30 Aug 2012
Make, award-winning international architectural practice today unveiled their design for Pinnacle One, a new international Grade-A office tower in the heart of Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The building forms part of the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex, a mixed-use development by Sino-Ocean Land and Swire Properties.

Weihai Pavilion, China
Design: Make Architects
Weihai Pavilion
photograph : Shu He
Weihai Pavilion Building, China – 10 Aug 2012
The Weihai Pavilion is an exhibition space for a major new residential development situated on a new island of reclaimed land in Weihai, on the northern coast of the Shandong Peninsula. The 6000 square feet structure is the first building to be completed on the island, and is designed to make the most of the popular seafront location. The pavilion provides a reception area and information hub for potential customers of the new development, and will also serve as an event space in the future.

Accelerate into University : Architecture for all, not just a few
29 May, London
Open City Events – 28 May 2012
Accelerate into University is the first programme of its kind to support 15 to 17 year olds from non-traditional backgrounds who are keen to go into architecture.
The programme by Open-City has come as a direct response to the concern within higher education that people from less-advantaged backgrounds are unable to pursue a career in architecture and the profession due to the rise in fees. This challenge is exacerbated by a huge deficiency in access to high-quality advice in schools about what architecture is like as a profession. Accelerate is a pioneering first step towards addressing this need.
Mentors’ feedback forum at Make architects studio

5 Broadgate, London, England
5 Broadgate Building
image from architects
5 Broadgate

150 Holborn, London, England
150 Holborn London
image © make architects
150 Holborn
Ocubis Ltd, development manager for owners Laffly Ltd, has announced that planning permission has been granted by the London Borough of Camden (15th December) for the comprehensive renovation and redevelopment of 150 Holborn, situated at the corner of Holborn and Grays Inn Road.

Cherry Orchard Road, London, England
Cherry Orchard Road London design by make Architects
picture : Miller Hare
Cherry Orchard Road – planning approval, 21 Jul 2011

London Wall Place – Office Building, UK
London Wall Place Building design by make Architects
image © make architects
London Wall Place Office : approval news

Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute Building
Make with Nightingale Associates
Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute design by make Architects
photo from architect
Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute
Make, in collaboration with Nightingale Associates, has completed its second commission for the University of Oxford in, the £32m Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute (OMPI). The layout and design of the new 7,000m2 state-of-the-art laboratory has been created to improve and encourage communication between research groups in order to continue the legacy of the adjoining Dunn School, which pioneered the discovery of Penicillin and antibiotics in the 1930s.

Eco House, Bolton, UK
Gary Neville House design by make Architects
picture from architect
Gary Neville House

Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham, England
Montpellier Chapter Cheltenham
photograph © Swire
Montpellier Chapter

Stratford Island University Centre, London, UK
Stratford Island University Centre
image © make architects
Stratford Island University Centre

Unless stated all images are images © make architects

make Architects : Key Projects

Key Buildings by make architects, alphabetical:

55 Baker Street, London, UK
55 Baker Street
image from architects
55 Baker Street

Brompton Crystal, Kensington & Chelsea, London, UK
Brompton Crystal

Broomielaw project, Glasgow, Scotland
due to complete 2009
Broomielaw Glasgow make architects
image from make architects
Broomielaw Glasgow

Dublin Market, Ireland
Dublin Market
image from architects
Dublin Market

Inverness Airport Business Park masterplan, Scotland
Inverness Airport Business Park
image © make architects
Inverness Airport Business Park

Heart of East Greenwich, London
Heart of East Greenwich
image: GMJ © make architects
Heart of East Greenwich

London Olympic 2012 Handball Arena, England, UK
with PTW and Arup
London Olympic Handball Arena
image from ODA
London Olympic Handball Arena

Montenegro Luxury Resort – Design Competition
Montenegro Luxury Resort
image from make architects
Montenegro Resort

Monument building – project, City of London, UK
The Monument office building
image © make architects
Monument building – change of architects Jul 2011

Nottingham Bioscience, England
Nottingham University Bioscience
image from architects
Nottingham Bioscience

Project Abbey – Former Middlesex Hospital project, Fitzrovia, London W1
Project Abbey
image from Candy & Candy
roject Abbey design

Ross Bandstand architecture competition, Edinburgh
2007- abandoned
Ross Bandstand
image from make architects
Ross Bandstand by make design

St Paul’s Information Centre, City of London
St Paul’s Information Centre
photo from the architect
St Paul’s Information Centre

Sheffield Digital Campus, South Yorkshire, northern England
2007- abandoned 2008
Sheffield Digital Campus
image from the architect
Sheffield Digital Campus design

Speirs Locks – masterplan, Glasgow, Scotland [now by 7N Architects]
Speirs Locks
image from make architects
Speirs Locks

Tanner Street, London, England
Tanner Street Building London
image © make architects
Tanner Street

University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, England
University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus
photograph : Zander Olsen
University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus

Vauxhall Bondway – The Octave, London
Vauxhall Bondway
image © make architects
Vauxhall Bondway

ZED Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland : gains planning permission 29 Oct 2008
ZED Hotel
image from architect
ZED Hotel

More buildings by make architects online soon

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Location: 55 whitfield Street, London, W1T 4AH, England, UK

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