AJ Architecture Awards 2021 – Short list

Our project King’s cross Bridge has been short listed in the AJ Architecture Awards 2021 in the Mixed-use category. It completes the urban block with the Grade II listed Lighthouse Building and provides two storeys of office accommodation and a raised ground floor retail unit on an island site by King’s Cross station. A palette of clear and mesh filled solar glass panels and limestone fins complement the rhythm of the Georgian Lighthouse.

Planning consent for Wapping Hydraulic Pumping Station

Planning and listed building consent has been granted for our refurbishment and extension of the Grade II* Listed Wapping Hydraulic Pumping Station for UK Real Estate in LB of Tower Hamlets. The scheme includes the construction of a new courtyard office building, the addition of internal mezzanines within the existing Engine and Boiler Houses, the addition of new glazed pavilions in the existing roof top water tanks and the conversion of underground reservoirs, in all providing 2,502 m2 of office space and 1,223 m2 of flexible restaurant / office space.

Planning consent for Central Milton Keynes residential project

Planning approval has been granted for our new build 306 unit PRS residential scheme on Silbury Boulevard in Central Milton Keynes for Cannon Capital Developments. The highly sustainable new building ranges from 5 to 14 storeys and is characterised by a series of stepped landscaped roof terraces around a central courtyard. The design, which incorporates public art and responds strongly to its specific urban context within Milton Keynes, was supported by planning officers and the town council who described it as ‘a high quality design’.

Business as unusual

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Completion of a new farm house in Kent

Our recently completed house in Kent has a palette of fine sawn grey slate, weathered timber and dark zinc cladding that reflects the rural context and draws references from local vernacular agricultural buildings. The dramatic slate stone wall bisects the house establishing a division between the more private wing of the house overlooking the garden and the family wing to the north.

Public Consultation in Milton Keynes

A successful public consultation event was held for our project for 306 build-to-rent apartments in central Milton Keynes.
The overall response to the scheme was very positive with some useful suggestions made by local attendees. A planning application is to be submitted in the coming months.

Ightham Scout Hut, opening ceremony

Ightham Scout Hut was opened officially at the weekend by local MP Tom Tugendhat and Jill Anderson, Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling.
Community fund raising and donations of materials by local businesses helped provide a much needed new home for 1st Ightham Scout Group

Latitude wins an AJ Retrofit Award 2019

Our conversion of a deconsecrated Grade II* listed church into a sports centre for the charity Greenhouse Sports won the Listed Buildings under £5m category.
Project Architect Josh Thomas collected the award for our project 35 Cosway Street from Ulf Eickelberg, Director of Avison Young and Will Hurst, Managing Editor of AJ.

90-104 Berwick Street update

The Public Art panels, designed by Tom Gallant, are currently being installed along the Berwick Street elevation, with more to come in varying colours along Hopkins Street.
Inspiration was taken from the area’s history of Huguenot textiles and fine metal work together with the rose window of the local St Luke’s church that once sat on the site.

35 Cosway Street shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award 2019

The Grade II* listed church Latitude converted into a sports centre for the charity Greenhouse Sports is a finalist in AJ Retrofit Awards 2019.
35 Cosway Street has been shortlisted in the Listed Buildings under £5m category. The winner will be announced 11 September 2019.

King’s Cross Bridge project update

View of King’s Cross Bridge from the Scala as the envelope progresses and the scaffolding is struck. The sawtooth roof accommodates south facing PV panels and provides natural light to the second floor office space. Clear glass and mesh glass panels provide solar protection and privacy while giving the building a distinct appearance that responds to the adjacent Lighthouse building.

King’s Cross Bridge progress

The structure of our King’s Cross Bridge project is nearing completion revealing the sawtooth roof. Northern light will enter through the seven roof lights illuminating the 2nd floor office space below.

Ightham Scouts new pavilion takes shape

Ightham Scouts new pavilion begins to take shape with the arrival of the Celcon blocks donated to the scouts by H+H UK Ltd and completion of the new drainage connection free of charge by O’Keefe Group Ltd.

Planning consent for the National Trust’s Morden Hall Garden Centre

Latitude has obtained planning and listed building approval for the extension and re-cladding of the Morden Hall Garden Centre in the London Borough of Merton. The Garden Centre is enclosed by a tall historic brick wall in the old market garden of the Grade II listed grounds of the National Trust’s Morden Hall. The works, which will create a fresh new image to the garden centre in addition to reducing internal glare and providing additional covered external retail space, are to start on site in the summer

Planning consent for 43 London Wall London

The City of London has granted planning consent for the addition of two floors of office accommodation together with the complete internal reorganisation of the core of the existing office building. 43 London Wall sits within the Bank Conservation Area.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Centre.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry marked the official opening of Greenhouse Sports new sports centre within a Grade II* deconsecrated church in Cosway Street. Greenhouse Centre provides 20 table tennis tables and flexible space for other sports as well as housing the headquarters of the charity Greenhouse Sports.
Latitude were delighted to be involved in the project from inception through to completion, negotiating detailed listed building consents with Westminster and Historic England.

A new Director and Associate Director for Latitude

Latitude is pleased to announce that Luke Walton and Anurag Verma have been promoted to Director and Associate of the practice respectively. Both have been significantly involved in key projects and will continue to promote design quality and deliverability within the work of the practice.

90-104 Berwick Street, W1F, artwork panels

The final exquisite designs for the Berwick St artwork panels unveiled by artist Tom Gallant. Showing a reinterpretation of the historical connections with the textile and metalworking craftsmen and women from the area.

35 Cosway Street, NW1, Nearing Completion

The Grade II* listed 35 Cosway Street reaching the last stages of it’s transformation into a stunning new sports centre and home for the charity Greenhouse Sports.

BD – Architect of the Year 2017 Nomination

Latitude project The Lighthouse has been shortlisted for a bd Architect of the Year Award in the Refurbishment Architect of the Year category. The winner will be announced on 8 March 2017

Latitude shortlisted for Refurbishment Architect of the Year Award 2017

Latitude shortlisted for Refurbishment Architect of the Year Award 2017 January 19, 2017 Latitude project The Lighthouse has been shortlisted for a bd Architect of the Year Award in the Refurbishment Architect of the Year category. The winner will be announced on 8 March 2017   Latitude shortlisted for Refurbishment Architect of the Year Award [...]

A Structural Awards Commendation for The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse was commended in the Structural Heritage category of the 2016 Structural Awards this evening in The Brewery London. The Institution of Structural Engineers Awards 2016 were sponsored by The Telegraph.

Planning approval 75-77 Brook Street, Mayfair

Latitude has received planning approval for this new-build 11,000 sq ft office development at 75-77 Brook Street in London’s Mayfair. The street elevation is to be constructed from a palette of handmade self-supporting brickwork and portland stone with bronze detailing. Construction works are programmed to start on site in May 2017.

Llanishen RFC Clubhouse and 3G ATP

A full planning application has been submitted to Cardiff City Council for a new clubhouse and 3G pitch for Llanishen RFC. The application is due for determination in September 2016.

Latitude Drinks Reception

The completion of The Lighthouse, King’s Cross for UK Real Estate was celebrated with a reception on the fourth floor. An exhibition highlighted the progress of this complicated project and guests enjoyed views over King’s Cross square from the terrace surrounding the lighthouse.

Friary House, 46-50 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 – Planning Consent

Planning consent has been granted to convert Friary House, 46-50 Southgate Street, in the main shopping street and conservation area of Gloucester City Centre, from office to residential use while retaining the restaurant at ground floor. 18 × 1-2 bed apartments surround a central lightwell while 6 apartments form an additional floor.

35 Cosway Street, NW1- Planning and Listed Building Consent

Latitude has been granted planning and listed building consent for the conversion of the deconsecrated Christ Church in Cosway Street London into a multi purpose sports centre for the charity, Greenhouse Sports. The Grade II* listed building will house the headquarters of the charity and be primarily used for table tennis coaching and tournaments.

21A Noel Street, W1F – Planning and Listed Building Consent

Latitude has gained planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment and extension of this 18th century building in the Soho conservation area of London. The internal lift is moved to an additional closet wing at the rear of the building allowing for a cleaner, more efficient internal office layout, while the opening up of the original light wells enhance the new ground and basement retail units. In addition, a new enhanced roof is added and changes introduced to improve the elevations.

76 Ealing Broadway, W13 – Planning Consent

Latitude has gained planning consent for the mixed use redevelopment of this site in Ealing Broadway. Three apartments are created above a reconfigured retail unit and accessed off the high street. The envelope of the proposed additional floor is clad in a contemporary palette of zinc and timber.

22 Grosvenor Square – Planning and Listed Building Consent

Planning and listed building consent has been granted to restore this grand building to residential use. The insertion of a new core, grand staircase and lift will service 6 apartments. A 90 cover restaurant over 3 floors will have a new entrance onto North Audley Street.

New London Awards 2015

Latitude project 55-73 Duke Street, Mayfair has been shortlisted in the Retail category of the 2015 New London Awards.
The results will be announced 7 July.

1 Lees Place, Mayfair – Planning Consent

The City of Westminster has granted planning consent for the remodelling, extension and redevelopment of 1 Lees Place in Mayfair. The extension to this mews house introduces a double height kitchen and living space facing onto the rear garden while rationalising the interior with enlarged bedrooms and en-suites to the first and second floor.

The Lighthouse, King’s Cross – Site Progress

View towards the Scala: awaiting final curved steels for the barrel roof. Looking towards St Pancras: last view of the original weather vane and cladding before conservation work begins on the lighthouse.

MIPIM UK: Latitude Projects are Displayed in Architecture Tomorrow

Latitude’s projects 90-104 Berwick Street and The Lighthouse, King’s Cross Bridge were featured in Architecture Tomorrow at this year’s MIPIM UK in Olympia. The intention was to ‘produce an exhibition which shows what sorts of buildings and environments we can expect to see in the next few years’.

Site Progress – The Lighthouse, King’s Cross

Demolition of the interior and the temporary propping of the building has been completed. Due to loading constraints construction is taking place on a bay by bay basis and the steel structure, up to first floor, is now in place in bay 8.