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Deptford: An Architectural Tour

18 September 2017


We are delighted annouce Deptford: An Architectural Tour in it's third year! Join Nicholas Burwell and architectural historian and local resident Tom Ravenscroft for a walking tour of Deptford, where we will explore the historical highlights, modern masterpieces and hidden contemporary gems of this lively neighborhood. 

This tour is running as part of Deptford X, London’s longest-running contemporary art festival – its core programme is a platform for emerging contemporary artists, with a strong foundation of support from art-world professionals. Deptford X Festival takes place in multiple locations across Deptford over 10 days from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 2nd October 2016. It is a unique opportunity to see new commissions in diverse spaces all within walking distance of each other. For further information on Deptford X, click here to visit their website. 

Click here to secure your ticket now. 

Elsley House

21 August 2017


Burwell Deakins Architects have completed the refurbishment of two office floors at Elsley House, a former 'rag trade' building in London’s West End for Great Portland Estates, occupied by the marketing, media and creative industries. 

A deliberately nostalgic approach was taken from the outset, with new finishes chosen to recall the building’s Art Deco past.  Patterned terrazzo flooring, laser-cut metal panels and bespoke moulded architraves provide a layer of contemporary decoration in the common parts, whilst a more utilitarian pallet of brick, glazed ceramics and exposed iron columns add interest to the general office areas.  The original fine metal windows have been painstakingly restored, with micro double glazed units greatly improving their thermal performance.  New wall and floor openings provide much needed light into the deepest parts of the plan, whilst a new central void provides a dramatic physical connection to the lower ground floor. Energy efficient air conditioning is provided via floor-by-floor heat recovery AHUs and localised VRF units.  Underutilised pavement vaults and a former oil tank room have also been reclaimed as part of the works, expanding the existing toilet, locker and shower facilities without compromising lettable floor area.  

The next stage of the project involves the refurbishment of a rear reception and lift lobby, a redesigned courtyard and the provision of basement cycle storage. 

Brick Awards 2017 || Queen Elizabeth Street

31 July 2017


We are very pleased to annouce that 19 Queen Elizabeth Street has been Shortlisted for The Brick Awards 2017! 

University of Westminster Summer Works

13 June 2017


Burwell Deakins Architects have been appointed by the University of Westminster to undertake the refurbishment of a number of teaching spaces.

Split over two sites on the University’s Harrow and Marylebone Campus’, the project involves the refurbishment of a number of Lecture Theatres, classrooms, circulation spaces and some WCs. The brief evolved fluidly, with information being received from the university’s lecturers and project managers. The scope initially included a small number of spaces only, and was widened to include more spaces during the initial design stages. The project, currently at RIBA Stage 5, will be split between two contractors, for the two different sites and is due for completion in September 2017.  

SLMS Cell Imaging & Screening Facility at UCL

2 June 2017


As part of the Transforming UCL £1.2 billion building and refurbishment programme, Burwell Deakins Architects were appointed to undertake the refurbishment of a number of rooms within the basement level of the Anatomy and Medical Sciences building to create a world-class high-throughput cell imaging and screening laboratory. This comprises 2 areas, a MRC screening platform and an imaging facility for both confocal and electron microscopes

Currently on site, the first phase of the project is due for completion later this month with the second phase following shortly after in July. 

Connect at the LSE

18 May 2017


This week we were at the LSE with Grafton Architects checking out a prototype of our Connect Seating. It is being trialled with a view to rolling Connect out across some of the new lecture theatres within the Marshall Building, due to open in 2021. 

Burwell Deakins Architects are acting as Teaching & Learning Space Designer as part of Grafton Architects RIBA Competition winning design team for the LSE Marshall Building. 

University of Leeds

18 November 2016


Burwell Deakins Architects have now completed the refurbishment of the Mechanical Engineering lecture theatre at the University of Leeds. This is one of three theatres being refurbished as part of a wide-ranging review of existing learning & teaching spaces. The designs include bespoke iterations of Burwell Deakins' award-winning Connect Seating, previously used at Queen University Belfast and Loughborough Design School. Burwell Deakins’ modular seating system is considering today’s changing teaching method and encourages collaborative working within a single teaching session.

Lonelyleap

16 November 2016


Burwell Deakins Architect's have completed the fitting out of new offices for documentary film making company Lonelyleap.

Located at the ground floor of a new build residential block, adjacent to the practice's own studio, the team worked closely with the client to deliver a bespoke fit-out for less than £650 per sq.m.

An open plan workspace, with bespoke steel and plywood desks, is supported by meeting rooms, editing suites and a central kitchen that forms the social heart of the company.

A restrained industrial aesthetic, with sections of raw concrete left exposed, allowed the client the freedom to personalise the space with their own eclectic collection of loose furniture. 

Deptford X: An Architectural Tour 2016

31 August 2016


Following on from the succes of last years tour, we are delighted annouce Deptford: An Architectural Tour in it's second year! Join our very own Nicholas Burwell and architectural historian and local resident Tom Ravenscroft for a walking tour of Deptford, where we will explore the historical highlights, modern masterpieces and hidden contemporary gems of this lively neighborhood. 

Although often overshadowed by the grandeur of Wrens neighbouring Greenwich, Deptford itself is not lacking in architectural significance. Buildings designed by a Stirling Prize winner, RIBA Gold Medalist, international starchitects and some of the UKs best emerging talent can be found within this rapidly changing Thames-side community.

This tour is running as part of Deptford X, London’s longest-running contemporary art festival – its core programme is a platform for emerging contemporary artists, with a strong foundation of support from art-world professionals. Deptford X Festival takes place in multiple locations across Deptford over 10 days from Friday 23rd September to Sunday 2nd October 2016. It is a unique opportunity to see new commissions in diverse spaces all within walking distance of each other. For further information on Deptford X, click here to visit their website. 

Click here to secure your ticket now. 

Deptford X Architectural Walking Tour of Deptford

22 September 2015


Although often overshadowed by the grandeur of Wren’s neighbouring Greenwich, Deptford itself is not lacking in architectural significance. Buildings designed by a Stirling Prize winner, RIBA Gold Medalist, international starchitects and some of the UK’s best emerging talent can be found within this rapidly changing Thames-side community. Join Deptford-based award-winning architect Nicholas Burwell and architectural historian and local resident Tom Ravenscroft for a walking tour of Deptford, where we will explore the historical highlights, modern masterpieces and hidden contemporary gems of this lively neighbourhood.

Deptford X Architectural Walking Tour of Deptford, Thursday 1st October 2015 at 6pm, m
eet at Burwell Deakins Architects. Places on this tour are limited - to book please send an email to info@burwellarchitects.com with your full name.

David Keir Student Hub shortlisted for WAN Education Awards 2015

2 April 2015


David Keir Student Hub shortlisted for RIBA Northern Ireland Award 2015

18 March 2015


The David Keir Student Hub and Auditorium at Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted for an RIBA Northern Ireland Award 2015.

The Exchange wins RIBA South West Award

19 May 2014


Winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Bristol earlier this month. John Pardey, Jury Chairman, said, “These are learning spaces at their best, allowing formal, quiet learning alongside social, group activities and no corner is left without oering space to be occupied”.

Camden Design Awards

28 March 2014


Further to winning the Camden Business Award for Best Small Development Scheme, we are very pleased to announce the Oculus and Octagon Gallery at UCL has been Highly Commended in the Camden Design Awards for The Heritage Award.

Camden Business Awards for Best Small Development

17 December 2013


We are very pleased to announce the Oculus and Octagon Gallery at UCL has won the Camden Business Award for Best Small Development Scheme.


Almost 150 business representatives attended the first Camden Business Awards, which took place at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on 21 November, to celebrate the contribution of local businesses to the borough.

The project involved reopening an oculus at the heart of UCL’s Grade I Listed Wilkins Building whilst retaining a statue in its original position at the centre of the Flaxman Gallery. A structural glass plinth was inserted over the oculus and the ground floor Octagon’s ‘non-space’ below has been transformed into a museum gallery, showcasing the university’s collections to the students, staff and the public.