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Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London
Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, London
Which? Headquarters, London
Which? Headquarters, London
Floral Court, Covent Garden, London
Floral Court, Covent Garden, London
Southbank Tower, London
Southbank Tower, London
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KPF Named as a Finalist in the BD Architect of the Year Awards

KPF has been shortlisted as Refurbishment Architect of the Year 2019. Four recently-completed London projects detailed in the entry (Floral Court, Carriage Hall, Which? Headquarters and Southbank Tower) provide a snapshot of the diversity of KPF’s portfolio, displaying the practice’s refurbishment expertise and commitment to the wider city. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on May 1st.

Floral Court and Carriage Hall, Covent Garden, represent KPF’s ongoing work with Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco). The projects grew out of a wider masterplan for Capco and are a model for sensitive redevelopment in a conservation area: they appear at once refreshingly new and as if they have always been there. The scope of these projects ranges from the urban scale, reimagining a city block and creating a new pedestrian route, to smaller details, such as the restoration of a historic crest.

The Which? Headquarters created a modern workplace from a hybrid building - part Grade II* listed, part concrete-framed 1980s office - adding a dramatic new roof storey to create a multifunctional space, that’s sensitive to the conservation area setting.

At South Bank Tower, an additional 11 storeys were added to a 1970’s building, correcting awkward proportions, retaining embodied energy and adding value. At ground level, the site is better integrated with the urban fabric through the introduction of a new pedestrian route – allowing the building to sit more comfortably within London’s South Bank.

To learn more and see the full list of finalists, click here.