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post updated 10 October 2022

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10 Oct 2022
MediaCity Exemplar Office Building, Salford, Northwest England, UK
MediaCity Exemplar Office Building Salford Manchester
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MediaCity Exemplar Office Building, Salford
Planning permission gained from Salford City Council, Greater Manchester, for a joint venture between Peel L&P and Landsec, paving the way for a new, highly sustainable office building that occupies Plot C3 at the heart of the MediaCity masterplan. The 350,000 sqft building has been designed to push forward the sustainable aspirations of the development, targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, Net Zero Carbon, NABERS ‘5*’ rating and WELL Gold.

2 Mar 2022
Contact Manchester theatre and arts venue, Oxford Road, Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Contact Manchester theatre and arts venue by Architects Sheppard Robson
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Contact Manchester theatre and arts venue
Contact, the UK’s leading theatre and arts venue with young people at its heart, has reopened its doors to the public following a major refurbishment and extension. This has been driven by a project team that includes architects Sheppard Robson, Max Fordham as M&E and acoustic engineers, Civic as structural engineers and Theatre Projects as theatre consultants.

25 Oct 2021
Silwood Science Park, Sunninghill near Ascot, Berkshire, Southern England, UK
Silwood Science Park Berkshire
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Silwood Science Park
The proposals include two new buildings – a Life Sciences Centre and pavilion café – and several radically retrofitted structures, all set within a new landscape design. For client Newcore Capital Management, architectural practice Sheppard Robson has submitted a detailed planning application for a collection of buildings at Silwood Science Park, located near Ascot and within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

11 May 2021
Grafton Street Helipad Bridge, Manchester, Northwest England, UK
Grafton Street Manchester hospital corridor in sky bridge by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Grafton Street Helipad Bridge
Suspended 18 metres above street-level lies the new 130m-long link bridge that will boost accident and emergency treatment by enabling critically ill or injured patients to be transported by helicopter directly to the city-centre hospitals from around the region. This includes transport to the Emergency Departments at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) which are next to the link bridge.

3 Oct 2018
Broadford Works Residential Development, Aberdeen, Northeast Scotland
Broadford Works Residential Development design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Broadford Works Residential Development
Granted planning consent on behalf of Inhabit in Aberdeen. Intertwining newbuild homes with the retained buildings the weaving theme will not only unify the development but will thoughtfully reflect the heritage of the site. The site contains the largest collection of ‘Grade A’ listed buildings in Scotland.

1 Aug 2017
TJX HQ, BRE site, Watford, southeast England, UK
TJX HQ design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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TJX HQ Watford Building
Sheppard Robson, with its interior design group ID:SR Sheppard Robson, has gained planning permission from Watford Borough Council for the new European Headquarters office which is part of the new urban campus for retailer TJX Europe, the operator of the TK Maxx and Homesense retail chains.

13 Feb 2017
Citylabs, Manchester, England, UK
Citylabs in Manchester design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Citylabs Manchester Building
Sheppard Robson has submitted designs to Manchester City Council for two major science buildings, Citylabs 2.0 and Citylabs 3.0, as part of a joint venture between the commercial development company, Bruntwood, Manchester Science Partnerships, and Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT).

31 Jan 2017
Knockroon School, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Knockroon School building by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Knockroon School Building
Sheppard Robson has submitted plans to East Ayrshire Council for the 23,000m2 Knockroon Learning and Enterprise Campus, one of the most innovative and exciting school projects to be procured in Scotland in recent years.

17 Nov 2016
Newhall Development, Harlow, Essex, Southeast England, UK
Newhall Development design by Sheppard Robson Architects
photograph : Simon Kennedy
Newhall Development in Harlow
Progression of the second phase forms another key element of the award-winning new community positioned to the east of central Harlow in Essex

11 Oct 2016
New Science Building at the University of Hertfordshire, England, UK
New Science Building design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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University of Hertfordshire Science Building
The assertive and precise architectural language is a marker of ambition for the campus’s future whilst supplying state-of-the art laboratory facilities for its present.

26 Jul 2016
Collaborative Teaching Labs, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Collaborative Teaching Labs design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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University of Birmingham Collaborative Teaching Labs
Major science and technology building at the University of Birmingham. The latest phase of the £300m campus extension at the University, Collaborative Teaching Labs, will encourage interdisciplinary working between STEM departments.

16 Mar 2016
Hounslow Civic Centre, London, England, UK
Hounslow civic centre building design
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Hounslow Civic Centre
After winning a design competition last year for a new civic centre for the London Borough of Hounslow, the practice has received planning permission for the 16,000 sqm project.

Skypark Expansion, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Skypark expansion design by Sheppard Robson Architects

10 Mar 2016 – Submission of plans for the Skypark business hub: 150,000 sqft of grade A office space on the site of a disused office building on Finnieston Street, near the River Clyde.

Skypark 7 will be faced with a sine ‘wave’ like glazed curtain wall system embedded with light green and blue aluminium panels with on-site parking included in land to the west.

new Glasgow Skypark building design by Sheppard Robson Architects

In a design statement the architects observed: “The building has a subtle variation between solid to glazed void. This proportion of solid to void on the facades addressing environmental aspects, views and orientation. All elevation façade will have approx. 50 per cent glazing to 50% insulated solid ratio around the building.

“The ratio of more glazing at the corners and upper floors takes advantage of the panoramic view from Skypark 7 in all directions, but particularly due south west.

“A continuity of rhythm and proportion is generated from a 1.5m planning grid and applied throughout the building façade.”

An amenity space to the south will feature concrete benches, trees and grassed landscaping with stainless steel bollards defining the edge between public path and the office environment.

Sheppard Robson has also drawn up plans for the Azure building, a 135,000sqft build to the east of the Skypark complex.

Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, England, UK
Philip Larkin Library Hull design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull – 8 Dec 2015
Sheppard Robson has completed the £28m transformation of the University of Hull’s Brynmor Jones Library where poet Philip Larkin was librarian (1955-85). The project involves the complete refurbishment of the library’s two buildings – the 1956 original Art Deco building, and the eight-storey plus basement Brutalist building that was added in the 1960s – with a newly formed central atrium space improving the connectivity between the two.

Recent Architecture Practice News

Hospital Corridor in the Sky Bridge, Manchester, England
29 Feb 2016 – The proposed bridge design connects the recently completed Sheppard Robson-designed Grafton Street carpark with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) to provide vital emergency care facilities for the region.

Manchester Metropolitan University – Jicwood Competition 2016
22 Feb 2016 – In the aftermath of the Second World War, Britain faced a housing crisis caused by a moratorium on new council houses and the effects of bombing.

Transformation of Contact Theatre, Manchester, England
7 Jan 2016 – Sheppard Robson has secured planning permission for the transformation of leading young people’s arts venue, Contact, on Oxford Road, Manchester. The design includes the significant remodelling of the existing accommodation as well as creating 300m² of additional space.
Website: Contact Theatre Building Expansion

Wimbledon Stadium Development, London, UK
Green light for Sheppard Robson’s Wimbledon Stadium Development

Life Sciences and Teacher Training Building
27 Nov 2015 – Sheppard Robson’s designs for a major development at Birmingham City University’s campus in Edgbaston have been given the green light from the city’s planners. The project will enable the education of a whole new generation of health, nutrition and biomedical science professionals.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Glasgow design by Sheppard Robson Architects
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in Glasgow – 15 Feb 2013
Leading architecture practice Sheppard Robson has completed a £14m remodelling of the University of Strathclyde’s Lord Hope and Curran buildings in Glasgow city centre for the newly formed Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.Forming part of the university’s new Humanities and Social Sciences Quarter, the extensive alteration works to the existing Lord Hope and Curran Buildings represent a key project in the university’s campus development plan.

Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine Building design by Sheppard Robson Architects
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Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine – 28 May 2012
HRH the Princess Royal marks the official opening of the £54m University of Edinburgh’s Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building. Designed by architecture practice Sheppard Robson, SCRM is the first large-scale, purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK and is set to become the first laboratory building in Scotland to receive a BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is one of the world’s foremost environmental assessment methods and rating systems for buildings.

Stockwell Park High School, south London, England
Design: Sheppard Robson
Stockwell Park High School
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Stockwell Park High School – 24 Jan 2012
New London school building in the Borough of Lambeth – the first BSF school to receive a CABE ‘Excellent’ rating. Designed to accommodate up to 1,315 pupils, the 12,000m² school replaced existing 1950s buildings.

Siemens Middle East Headquarters, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Siemens Middle East Headquarters Masdar City
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Siemens Headquarters Masdar City – 3 Jan 2012
Sheppard Robson’s design for Siemens’ headquarters at Masdar City has established a new model for sustainable office buildings in the Middle East. Siemens Real Estate set clear standards to achieve an innovative office concept with highest quality architectural design, the most efficient use of space and energy and to be one of the first buildings of its kind in the region to have LEED Platinum status.

Building News from Sheppard Robson in 2011

Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, England, UK
LICA Building
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Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts – 15 Jun
Leading architecture practice Sheppard Robson has completed the UK’s first BREEAM Higher Education Outstanding project, the £10m Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA). LICA offers a range of flexible performance and workshop spaces to support teaching and research in Art, Design, Film Studies, Music and Theatre Studies. The building embodies design quality and creativity, but is first and foremost a showcase for the creative activities that take place inside.

Centre for Virus Research, Scotland
Centre for Virus Research Glasgow
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Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow – 18 Jan

SRA Building News in 2009

Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry, UK
Sidney Stringer Academy
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Sidney Stringer Academy

The Peak, Victoria, London, UK
The Peak Victoria
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The Peak London

Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sheppard Robson / John Cooper Architecture
Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital
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Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital

Midtown Building, London, UK
Midtown London Development
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Midtown London Building

Bristol University Building, England
Bristol University Building
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Bristol University Building

Liverpool University Active Learning Laboratory : LED Display, England
Liverpool Active Learning Laboratory
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Liverpool University Active Learning Laboratory

Key Projects by Sheppard Robson

Buildings by Sheppard Robson, alphabetical:

BBC – Broadcasting House redevelopment, London
from early 2006
Sheppard Robson Architects
Broadcasting House
photo © Nick Weall
BBC Building
previously from 2003-06:
Sir Richard MacCormac (MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects)

City Point, City of London, UK
Design: Santiago Calatrava / Sheppard Robson
City Point
photo © Nick Weall
City Point London

Paternoster Square: Building Six, City of London
Architects: Whitfield Partners / Sheppard Robson
Paternoster Square
photo © Adrian Welch
Paternoster Square building

RBS Building, Manchester, UK

Manchester RBS Building
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RBS Building on Deansgate

Zero-carbon home, BRE site, Watford, England
Sheppard Robson with Arup
Zero-carbon home
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BRE House : Sustainable English home

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