June 2021

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London Studio News Update

Dear clients, friends, and colleagues,
The London Studio is delighted to send out some positive news after the challenging year everyone has had. We are now very much looking forward to what is projected to be a very busy summer and looking ahead to 2022 with cautious optimism!
You will see some exciting project updates in the newsletter below, but I wanted to take a moment to say thanks to both our existing and new clients who we have so enjoyed working with over the past year – as well as a big thank you to the whole London studio team for their tireless dedication, positivity, and adaptability. Thank you, and well done. 
I am delighted to report that we are busy hiring for numerous roles in London, building up our talented team of architects and interior designers to deliver more projects with a continued emphasis on raising value for our clients with user-focused design. 
As our studio carefully begins to open its doors to team members that need an alternative work setting, we are busy planning our formal return to the studio in the summer – and we look forward to welcoming you all back to the studio in the not-too-distant future!
Warm Regards,
James Taylor
Woods Bagot London Studio Chair



Project Announcement

We are proud to be partnering with Google to deliver the iconic Arnulfpost project in Munich! To learn more, visit: g.co/arnulfpost


Major Soapworks masterplan in Bristol gets the green light!

Bristol City Council has resolved to grant planning permission and listed building consent to mixed-used developer First Base for the £175 million regeneration of the Soapworks site. The masterplan will drive Bristol’s economic recovery from Covid-19 by delivering a mix of modern workspace, 243 new homes and a new retail and food offer close to the city centre.

The new district will comprise two new buildings alongside the sensitive restoration of the Grade II listed Soapworks building, originally a soap factory dating back to the 1860s, set within an enhanced public realm.

The scheme will deliver 140,000 sq ft of flexible workspace to meet demand in the city centre where availability to over the past twelve months as corporates shift to a hub and spoke office model and increase their footprint in key regional cities.

For the full story, click here.


Woods Bagot announces appointment to Brent Cross Town phase 1

We are delighted to announce our appointment to design and deliver all interiors for the first two market sale residential buildings within the Brent Cross Town masterplan.

Brent Cross Town is a major regeneration scheme in North London, formed through a joint venture partnership led by Barnet Council and Argent Related. It is part of wider project, the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, including the brand-new Brent Cross West Station which will connect Brent Cross to King’s Cross in 12-minutes.

In addition to a significant residential offer, there will be workplace, retail spaces, sports facilities, student accommodation and schools. Brent Cross Town is located next to 50 acres of parks and playing fields.

To read more about this development, click here.


On site at Drury Lane

We are delighted to share a news update about our lead design and interior design role on the first AMANO hotel in the UK, set in the heart of Covent Garden. Manex Properties – a joint venture between AMANO Group, the highly acclaimed German hotelier, and investment firm Excellion Capital – is developing a unique 141-bed boutique hotel located on Covent Garden’s iconic Drury Lane.

In 2019, the Woods Bagot London Studio was appointed as lead architect and interior designer. The team is now on site, having kicked off an elaborate redevelopment program in the late summer of 2020.  

To learn more, click here.


Nasdaq opens the doors to its new office

Nasdaq has relocated to a new location at 22 Bishopsgate in the heart of London’s financial district.

Woods Bagot completed the interiors for the new workspace, providing a bright and open environment that allows teams to work and collaborate easily. The space occupies the 18th floor of the new 62-storey tower and will allow the company to continue to grow its presence in the UK.

To learn more about this project or our workplace interiors work, contact Kate Mason.


St Mary’s Calne School Library complete

The Woods Bagot London Studio has put the finishing touches on a beautiful new library at the heart of the St Mary’s Calne School campus in Wiltshire, UK. Having opened its doors in Autumn 2020, the library will act as a hub of inspiration and learning, with a striking design that incorporates the adjacent apple orchard and surrounding century-old buildings.

To read more about this project, click here


Woods Bagot to host LFA event on workplace design

The Woods Bagot London Studio will once again be participating in the hugely popular London Festival of Architecture (LFA). Taking place on Thursday 24th June at 10am, the London Studio Chair and Principal James Taylor will be hosting a virtual roundtable, joined by members of our leadership team and experts from Google, General Projects, Shaw Corporation  and more to be confirmed,  to discuss ‘The Redesign of Our Working Lives’.

While the roundtable will be hosted in our studio, as we await further updates on lockdown restrictions, we intend to livestream the conversation to a wider audience. If you’d like to tune in and listen, please email alexandra.hellyer@woodsbagot.com for more information

To learn more about our event, please click here.


Thought Leadership

Tailored Models – how to personalise mass housing

At the end of March, we published ‘Tailored Models’ on the Woods Bagot website – our latest piece of residential thought leadership from Simon Saint, our London Studio Principal and Global Residential Sector Lead.

In this piece, Simon has taken mass housing and looked at how the standard model for such developments might be able to learn a thing or two from the automotive industry. If we can deliver these apartment buildings so that each flat is more personal to the buyer, can we add a new level of attraction and interest? And how do we do this so that it is cost-effective and sustainable?

To read the full article, click here.


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