2019 Planning Awards win Award for Excellence in Placemaking
Our work at Fish Island Village helped secure the winning trophy for Placemaking at High Densities, for the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Retrospective Masterplan Team. The Team includes LGA, Stirling Prize winner Haworth Tompkins, CMA Planning and other leading architects. The project, described as “a return to principled city building”, has sought to understand and express the qualities that contribute to Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s character.
Evening Standard New Homes Awards winner Caledonian Road scoops top prize
The Evening Standard has awarded LGA’s Glasshouse its Grand Prix, the highest honour in the publication’s New Homes Awards. The Standard describes the central block in LGA’s Caledonian Road scheme as a “landmark nine-storey block with crisp white exterior and covered balconies”. The Grand Prix is awarded to the overall winner, out of 20 winning projects. Judged by a panel of readers, the flats “showcase everything that buyers are looking for in a home”.
Housing Design Awards Lanterna on 2019 shortlist
LGA’s Lanterna, the dramatic gateway building to Fish Island Village in east London, has been shortlisted in the 2019 Housing Design Awards. Entered in the Completed buildings category, Lanterna’s herringbone-patterned, hand-cast concrete elevations encompass 16 apartments and a ground-floor restaurant-café-bar that spills out onto a new public square. The award winners will be announced on 11th July at a ceremony led by the housing and planning minister Kit Malthouse.
2019 RIBA Awards Lanterna shortlisted
The RIBA has shortlisted our Lanterna building – part of Peabody and Hill’s Fish Island Village – for its 2019 Awards, alongside schemes by Heatherwick Studio, Haworth Tompkins and Grimshaw.
Shortlisted projects were chosen from 200 entries, with ten fewer making the cut this year than in 2018. Regional winners will be announced on 20 May.
Planning Awards 2019 Fish Island Village shortlisted in three categories
Our work at Fish Island Village has made the cut in three categories in this year’s awards, as part of an entry by the Hackney Wick ‘Retrospective’ Masterplan Team. The Team includes our Fish Island Village colleagues Haworth Tompkins and Pitman Tozer, as well as AHMM, BUJ, Hawkins Brown, CMA Planning, Adams and Sutherland and many more. The Masterplan is in the running for awards for Design Excellence, Heritage in Placemaking, and Placemaking at High Densities.
LGA appointed to FCO framework Appointment confirmed
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has appointed Lyndon Goode Architects to its construction and engineering framework.
We will be providing architecture, interior design, space planning and conservation services for the FCO’s portfolio of overseas facilities, including embassy buildings and ambassadorial residences.
Best New Place to Live 2019 Fish Island Village shortlisted
Fish Island Village has been shortlisted as the Best New Place to Live in the London Planning Awards. The winner will be crowned at a ceremony on 31 January 2019 at The National Gallery. The innovative live-work development previously won the award for Best Affordable Housing Development in the First Time Buyer Awards.
Our latest project, at the V&A, eschews bricks and mortar in favour of a more toothsome building material. LGA is one of around 50 architects building The Gingerbread City. Organised by the Museum of Architecture, this year’s theme is 'future city'.
Albion Drive Haggerston House Extension
We have completed a jewel-like extension and remodelled living area for a private terraced home in Hackney. The zinc-clad extension ‘hovers’ at upper ground-floor level on the rear elevation. It accommodates a south-facing study with full-height window, allowing the owner to work from home in style.
YMCA North London Major overhaul reaches completion
Lyndon Goode Architects recently completed the transformation of YMCA North London’s fitness centre. Archive photography allowed us to return the 1929 art deco exterior to its original glory after decades of neglect and insensitive additions. A reconfigured interior informed by domestic design creates an unintimidating gym that welcomes everyone.
Planning Awards 2018 LGA’s Lanterna building makes Design Excellence shortlist
Our mixed-use Lanterna building at Fish Island Village was shortlisted in the Design Excellence category at this year’s Planning Awards. The residential-led block, which has been described as ‘the pearl’ in Peabody and Hill’s new 580-home development in Hackney Wick, recently won the First Time Buyer Award for Best Architectural Design.
Lofty ambitions in St Philips Road Innovative attic conversion unveiled
Lyndon Goode Architects have completed a profoundly unusual loft extension in a three-storey Victorian terraced house in Hackney. The dramatic, two-level master bedroom suite with double-height anteroom is achieved by reaching down into the storey below the loft. We also renovated the rest of the house, creating flexible interior spaces and introducing a unified, neutral scheme.
St John the Baptist, Slough Planning submitted for new-build church
We are awaiting planning approval for a new-build church, community hall, vicarage and additional housing in Slough, partially occupying greenbelt land. The development extends across two sites, with revenue from housing on one set to fund construction of the church and community hall on the other.
Greater London Authority LGA appointed to ADUP2 panel
The Greater London Authority and Transport for London has launched the new £35m Architecture and Urbanism Panel (ADUP2). Following an open competition attracting 1,100 submissions, we were selected for two lots on the framework, Underground, Rail and Specialist Infrastructure, and Heritage and Conservation. The Panel forms part of the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme.
Fish Island triumphs at First Time Buyer Awards! Best Affordable Housing Development
A public vote has endorsed LGA’s work with Peabody, winning the housing provider two 2018 First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Our Lanterna building at Fish Island Village won Best Architectural Design, making “a substantial contribution to the local environment”. The entire development won Best New Development in the South, with its “exceptional range of new homes that stands out from the crowd”.
Urban Design Advice LGA appointed to Torbay Council
Torbay Council has appointed Lyndon Goode Architects as an urban design consultant. The role will see us provide creative advice on proposed new developments in south Devon. The council hopes LGA will help secure high-quality placemaking in Torbay and the English Riviera, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark.
LGA win Sunday Times British Homes Award! Cleverly Estate is Best Affordable Housing Development
Our transformational infill scheme on Peabody’s Cleverly Estate was named Best Affordable Housing Development at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards on 21 September. Judges praised the project as “intelligent” and “sensitively designed”, while the Sunday Times called it “crisp design ...[that] has lifted the whole estate”. Our framework client Peabody pick up the gong for Homebuilder of the Year.
Sunday Times British Homes Awards Two LGA projects make 2017 shortlist
Our housing development on the historic Peabody Cleverly Estate and our work at Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick were both shortlisted in this year’s Sunday Times British Homes Awards, the latter for Best Housing Project. Winners will be announced at an event in London on 21 September.
LGA win Planning Award! Caledonian Road is best mixed-use Scheme
Affordable housing, retail and commercial scheme Caledonian Road has won the 2017 Planning Award for best mixed-use development. As reported in Planning Resource, judges praised Caledonian Road for its “good mix of uses” in a “challenging area of London”, and “high levels of affordable housing and retention of affordable working space”. Winners were chosen by an expert panel of 25 senior figures from across the sector.
The RIBA has shortlisted our housing development on the Peabody Cleverly Estate for its 2017 Awards, alongside schemes by previous Stirling Prize winners Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid Architects and David Chipperfield.
BREEAM Awards 2017 Erskine Road shortlisted for international awards
LGA’s high-specification mixed-use scheme in Primrose Hill has been shortlisted for this year’s highly respected BREEAM sustainability awards. The residential aspect of our Erskine Road development is set to achieve BREEAM Very Good, while the office refurbishment is on target to receive a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Won through invited competition, our appointment includes the redevelopment of County Hall’s upper floors as artists’ studios and film screening rooms. The home of London local government until 1986, this Grade II-listed 1922 building sits diagonally opposite the Houses of Parliament. Our scheme will contribute to the South Bank’s renowned cultural and creative activities.
Fitzjohn’s Avenue LGA appointed for Hampstead development
We are working on proposals for an 80-home development on “the noblest street in the world”, Hampstead’s Fitzjohn’s Avenue. Our scheme looks to redevelop a Queen Anne-revival mansion and 0.7ha garden in a contemporary development that responds to the local vernacular.
We are designing a jewel-like extension and remodelling the living area of a private terraced home with bespoke joinery. A zinc-clad extension will ‘hover’ at upper ground floor level on the rear elevation, containing a south-facing study with a full height window that lets the owner to work from home in style and comfort. The existing lower ground level extension will be green roofed to enhance views.
Camden Design Review Panel Simon Goode selected for inaugural panel
Simon Goode, who was responsible for the delivery of the King’s Cross station redevelopment, has been named as a founding member of the acclaimed Camden Design Review Panel. The panel will provide input to major schemes in the borough prior to submission.
A Celebration of Peabody LGA schemes selected for major exhibition
The RIBA showcased our work for Peabody at an event on 9th February 2017. From its broad portfolio of developments, ours were chosen as examples of projects that “foster well-being through good design [and] well planned neighbourhoods”. LGA’s Lee Green, Cleverly and Fish Island Village schemes will be shown alongside work by Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins.
West Heath Avenue LGA appointed for Hampstead Heath scheme
We have been invited to study potential for a prime corner site opposite Golders Hill Park in Barnet. Our design will preserve the garden’s mature trees and respect the local urban grain and architectural vernacular.
We are remodelling the ground floor of an extensive double-fronted 1930s house in Hampstead. The proposal respects the house’s original features while providing a more open floor plan that gives the owners’ flexible spaces in which to entertain friends and family.
LGA is delivering a major new mixed-use development on Caledonian Road for clients London Square and Family Mosaic. The live-work scheme near King’s Cross will create 252 new homes, retail units and affordable workspace.
The Stage has given LGA’s bar and restaurant at the Royal Court Theatre a glowing review, calling it “a welcoming oasis of subterranean calm…attracting people who aren’t just coming to see shows here”.
LGA is a founding member of the Young Architects and Developers Alliance. YADA will see under 35-year olds from both sectors link up and share ideas, with the double aim of developing their careers and improving the quality of the built environment. YADA hosts its inaugural networking event on 24th November in London.
Our masterplan for 17 contemporary homes on Peabody's Lee Green Estate has won planning permission from Lewisham Council. An exemplary community engagement programme helped secure the go-ahead, following a complex planning process.
Our competition-winning scheme for Peabody at Fish Island has been submitted for planning. The LLDC's Quality Review Panel commented that "The panel finds much to admire in the architecture of [Lyndon Goode's] building, which promises to be a distinctive addition to Neptune Wharf.
World Interior News has confirmed our project at the Royal Court Theatre as winner of their 2015 Awards. The judges, who reached their conclusion unanimously, felt that the scheme "really captures the spirit of the Royal Court".
The Diocese of Oxford has selected Lyndon Goode Architects to work on two sites in Slough, to design a new-build church, community hall and vicarage. Our studio will also develop housing proposals for two infill sites, with the proceeds from land being used to fund the new construction work.
We are delighted to have been named by the Architectural Foundation as one of the top 100 practices to emerge in the past decade. A book of selected practices, "New Architects 3", will be published later this year.
Demolition work at the Fish Island site in Hackney Wick nears completion, as shown in this view of the site from an adjacent building. The City of London can be seen to the back centre of the image, with the Queen Elizabeth Park and Olympic Stadium to the left of the site (out of view).
Working in three cities across the West Bank, Lyndon Goode has been working with the Quartet (UN, EU, US and Russia) and UNDP to look at innovation in affordable housing, including internal space standards and inexpensive materials.
Work nears completion on two infill site projects, on an existing Peabody estate in west London. Based on a concept design by Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins, the building uses materials that blend in with the local context and a massing that complements the courtyard arrangement of the wider area.
We are thrilled to learn that we have been shortlisted for the World Interiors News Awards, in the category of 'bars'. Tina Norden, one of the judges, described the project as “Simple, understated and classy. Great atmosphere and design.”
Lyndon Goode Architects has been selected by JLL to look at various capacity studies on an existing estate in Wembley. As part of their work for the pre-application submission, the practice has undertaken a detailed historical analysis of the area, previously the site of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.
Greendale has appointed our studio to look at an expansion of the existing retail unit, including extensive landscaping to the rural site in Devon. Our design proposes to theatrically reveal Greendale's back-of-house processes, including butchery and egg sorting, to better communicate the farm's exceptional produce.
Work has started on site for this unique project in west London. With the design including a major reconfiguration of the internal spaces, key challenges include resolution of Party Wall Awards and careful programming by the contractor in the constrained site.
Won through international competition, Lyndon Goode has been working with the Quartet (UN, EU, US and Russia) and UNDP to look at innovative housing solutions in the West Bank, including prefabrication and sustainable technologies.
Peabody has confirmed Lyndon Goode as the winning entry for a key Olympic legacy site, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Park. The practice saw off competition from some of the UK's leading studios with a proposal for a mixed use development that will add to the vibrancy of the surrounding area.
The reinvention of a Grade II listed church provides an opportunity to conserve a landmark building while providing high quality, unique homes. Our design doubles the number of units, in comparison with the previous application, resulting in an economically viable scheme.
Following extensive and complex community engagement, a planning application has been submitted for three infill sites at Lee Green in south London, on an existing estate owned by Peabody. The project is one of a number of sites being looked at as part of the practice's framework with the developer.
Tower Hamlets Homes has named our studio as one of eight practices shortlisted in an open competition to look at three infill sites across the borough. Each of the highly-constrained sites had its own unique challenges, with the rich historical context a key driver for our proposed designs.
Lyndon Goode Architects has been shortlisted in an invited competition looking at the conservation of St. Helena's Church on Lundy Island, off the coast of Devon. The project, part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, looks to convert part of the building into a centre for visitors to the island.
The YMCA is planning to undertake a major overhaul of it's North London centre. Lyndon Goode is planing an instrumental role, overseeing the entirety of the project's design, from branding to building repairs and interior architecture.
Uncompromising and compact, our two-and-a-half bedroom homes aim to provide innovative well-made, flexible living accommodation with high levels of natural light and amenity, as well as generous outdoor space.
Second Chance, a much-loved retailer in the heart of Archway, has re-opened to the public following extensive alterations and new fiout by Lyndon Goode. Forming part of Islington's £2m redevelopment programme, the project saw materials salvaged and re-used, resulting in a design that has delighted shoppers.
Why do we value the high street? Is it a nostalgic idea? We look at alternatives to accepting decline and practical ways adopted through our designs to help re-imagine the high street, creatively responding to limited budgets.
Lyndon Goode Architects has been named by Peabody to develop Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins' design for new homes in west London. The two infill sites sit within an existing estate as well as forming part of the wider conservation area.
Following radical refurbishment led by Lyndon Goode Architects with Citizens Design Bureau's, the bar and restaurant reopen, testing the Theatre’s brief that the overall space should feel ‘democratic’ in its usage, welcoming to their diverse audience.
The North London branch of the YMCA has announced Lyndon Goode as winner of their competition, to provide architectural and project management services in relation to a refurbishment of their existing gym facility.
Work has started on site at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square. The project has been timed to coincide with the summer closure of the theatre, with the new bar, restaurant and cafe due to open to the public in September 2014.
Lyndon Goode Architects, with Peabody, is undertaking the first phase of community engagement at the housing developer's estate near Greenwich. The consultation will inform plans for new dwellings, to replace garages currently on the site.
Second Chance, a bustling and successful charity shop located on the Archway gyratory, is one of a number of retail businesses that has received a much-needed makeover as part of Islington’s £2m regeneration programme.
Described as 'London's coolest theatre' by Harpers and Queen, the project, by Lyndon Goode Architects with Citizens Design Bureau, includes a rethinking of the principal front of house spaces, to improve usability and better express the Royal Court's work.
Lyndon Goode Architects has been announced winner of a major international competition organised by Peabody, the housing developer. The practice was selected from a long-list of more than 300 other firms for a four-year design framework.
Described by the Independent newspaper as 'an industry powerhouse', the Invisible Dot, is the first custom-built comedy venue to open in London for 20 years, and home to the production company of the same name.
The first of a dozen shops has re-opened as part of a £2m redevelopment of Archway town centre in the London Borough of Islington. Having been selected by the council to develop design proposals, Lyndon Goode worked closely with local businesses to maximise the transformation at minimum cost.
Lyndon Goode Architects has completed has completed a new reading room, bar and cafe at the Royal College of Art's new campus in south London. The design included a 'mobile bar', flexible to be used for events, or stored away at times of exhibitions or student crits.
Design work has commenced on a new home for the Invisible Dot, a production company currently based in Camden. As well as rehearsal and performance space to the ground floor, the project includes a cafe, box office, bar and offices.