GPAD appointed for feasibility brief from City of London
8th October 2019
We have been appointed by the City of London Corporation, the governing body of the Square Mile, to prepare a feasibility study for a business campus in the Shoreditch/City Fringe area on a site comprising 11 buildings.
This appointment was competitive with GPAD one of three practices involved in the tender process.
We are developing a phased strategy for integrating the buildings into a cohesive site. The feasibility study will explore how the site can be used coherently and create a new business district in Shoreditch/City Fringe which enhances the area for both residents and those working in the area.
The considered approach to multiple buildings will propose an enhanced streetscape as well as more efficient site usage. Options being explored include vertical extension of buildings, unlocking the central void of the block for external use as well as sharing external space, facilities and circulation areas.
130 Old Street, London receives planning
GPAD have secured planning permission for 130 Old Street, an existing office building in which they are currently one of the tenants. The refurbishment and extension of the existing building will deliver high quality office space as well as on site affordable workspace. The retrofit project will see the retention of the existing concrete structure, […]
1st June 2021 | News
Build The Way Internship with POor Collective
GPAD has partnered with POor Collective to offer an internship for those interested in architecture and design. Working in the GPAD office, the successful candidate will be supported by a GPAD architect and assigned a mentor from POoR. — Over 12 months internship, you will learn the fundamentals of architecture, how to communicate your thoughts, […]
18th May 2021 | News
Reflecting on 2020
For all of us, 2020 has been a year like no other in recent memory. Since the first lockdown hit in March, we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of living and working; often, finding it hard to avoid blending the two too greatly. At the same time, changing ways of working have opened […]
1st February 2021 | News
Looking back at 2020
As this year like no other in recent memory draws to a close, we look back to twelve of the key moments that took place in the world of GPAD, and how the skill and determination of our fantastic team continued to deliver despite the upheaval borne on us all by Covid.
16th December 2020 | News