Stanton Williams Process Books

Process is a series of publications that document the projects of Stanton Williams, from conception to realisation.

The initial projects include: Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, the Britten-Pears Archive and the Stirling prize-winning Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge.



Stanton Williams shortlisted for an AJ120 Clients Choice Award

Stanton Williams are on the shortlist to be the clients' favourite architect at the AJ120 Awards.

More than 300 clients were asked to nominate AJ120 practices they worked with in 2014 and would like to work with again. They were also asked to nominate the practices they have not yet worked with but would like to in the future.

Winners are announced on 03 June at The Tower of London.



RIBA London Award Winners 2015

Fitzroy Park House and King's Cross Square have won RIBA London Awards which recognise architectural excellence.

Fitzroy Park House is a new family home in London’s Highgate Conservation area, surrounded by natural landscape, with cantilevered upper floors floating amongst tree canopies.

The RIBA London Award is the sixth award nomination for King’s Cross Square, the new public square at King’s Cross Station, London.



King's Cross Square wins international lighting award

King's Cross Square has won a top worldwide honour in the lighting industry – the International Association of Lighting Designer’s (IALD) Award of Excellence. The Excellence Awards were given to only four schemes from over 200 entries in the 32nd year of the Awards, created to recognise distinctive and innovative lighting design.

Collaborating with StudioFRACTAL Lighting Design, the integrated lighting scheme provides a welcoming, safe and easy to navigate public space for passengers at King’s Cross Station.



Stanton Williams projects on display in Public London exhibition

Three of Stanton Williams’ projects are on show in New London Architecture’s 10th anniversary exhibition. Public London celebrates the best schemes that have transformed the capital’s public realm in the last decade, and looks forward to the next 10 years.

Our designs for King's Cross Square , King’s Cross Pavilion (pictured) and St Giles Plaza and Tottenham Court Road Underground Station Entrances are exhibited at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT until Saturday 11 July.

The exhibition and associated events aim to highlight how the spaces between London’s buildings – streets, squares, green spaces, rivers and parks - are as important as the buildings themselves in creating a more human city.



Planning approval for first phase of Cambridge Judge Business School Masterplan

The first phase of Stanton Williams’ masterplan for the development of Cambridge Judge Business School’s site has been approved unanimously for construction by the Planning Committee of Cambridge City Council.

Cambridge Judge Business School was founded over 20 years ago on the Grade II listed Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in the historic centre of Cambridge. Stanton Williams was commissioned in 2013 to enhance, consolidate and expand Cambridge Judge’s existing facilities, bringing together faculty, staff and students in one location so that the School can operate efficiently and support future growth.

Due for completion in 2017, the first phase of the Masterplan includes a new four storey building which provides additional teaching, office, breakout and dining spaces for the School while improving the streetscape.

The proposed design is conceived as an extension to the original Addenbrooke’s Hospital, creating a unified appearance for the site by drawing on the character and materials of the nineteenth century building.



Royal Opera House 'Open Up' project receives planning approval

Westminster City Council’s Planning Department has approved Stanton Williams’ scheme to ‘open up’ the Royal Opera House. The planning consent will allow the Royal Opera House to enhance their core values of creativity, excellence and inclusivity.

The design, which has been developed by Stanton Williams in collaboration with Arup, will make the physical entrances and street-level public spaces of the Royal Opera House more open and inviting to everyone, encouraging artists, audiences, as well as the general public to explore the building and engage with the artistic activities within.

Open Up will also make the Royal Opera House a must-see destination. Existing spaces, such as the Linbury Studio Theatre and Foyer will be transformed, a new terrace off the Paul Hamlyn Hall will be created and other spaces developed to make the creative, technical and education work of the Royal Opera House more visible.



Fitzroy Park House and King’s Cross Square on shortlist for RIBA London Award

Fitzroy Park House and King's Cross Square are two of 68 projects shortlisted for a RIBA London Award. The awards recognise architectural excellence, with winners put forward for RIBA National Awards in June. King’s Cross Square also received a Civic Trust Award at the ceremony on 6th March.



Plans to create new Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children approved

Plans to create a world-leading new Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children were approved by councillors at Camden Town Hall last night.

The centre is being developed as a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), University College London (UCL) and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The new building will enable clinicians and researchers to work side-by-side in advancing our understanding of rare diseases, identifying new and better treatments and manufacturing innovative medical devices.

Situated adjacent to the hospital, it will incorporate an outpatient department that will host clinics for children and young people with a range of rare and complex conditions. It will also house a variety of laboratories, specialist equipment rooms and workspaces where more than 350 experts will develop diagnostic procedures, manufacture gene and cell therapies and create personalised medical devices.

Stanton Williams' design is sensitive to its context within a conservation area, aimed at revitalising the streetscape and giving public expression to the important scientific endeavours within.

Extensive glazing offering views into the lower ground laboratories and a carefully articulated network of vertical terracotta fins gives a strong visual identity to the facades opposite Coram's Fields, reflecting the public significance of the building.

Internally, the design of the new centre promotes interaction between patients and research staff.

Construction of the Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children is expected to commence in October 2015 and the building will open in 2018.



Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre named as Finalist in Building Awards

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has been shortlisted for Building of the Year in this year’s Building Awards. Selected from a record number of entries, the award showcases the best in design, innovation and collaboration from 2014. Winning projects will be revealed on 22nd March 2015.



Stanton Williams projects shortlisted for RICS London Awards

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and King's Cross Square are on the shortlist to receive a RICS London Award. The awards celebrate the most inspirational contributions to London’s built environment. Winners are announced on 30th April 2015.



Planning approval for Lot 2 of the North West Cambridge Development

Stanton Williams' design for 264 key worker homes, shops and social spaces as part of the University of Cambridge's proposal for the North West Cambridge Development has been approved by the local authorities. The scheme also includes public realm designed by Townshend Landscape Architects.

The University is working with 15 architectural practices to create an urban extension to Cambridge. As a whole, the development meets the University’s objectives of delivering affordable housing for its staff, while providing the opportunity to expand post-graduate accommodation as well as sites for new research buildings.

Stanton Wiliams' approach to this challenging and ambitious project, which forms the heart of the new community, was to focus on the design of spaces, rather than buildings: creating a network of public spaces which encourage interaction and support communal life. These varied spaces create a social landscape, recalling the differentiated spaces of the traditional city or the historic collegiate spaces of central Cambridge.