Hall Conservation Ltd

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Delighted to announce that the London Business School Sammy Ofer Centre by Sheppard Robson Architects has been short listed for the prestigious Architects’ Journal 100 Building of the Year Award. Hall Conservation worked closely with Wates Construction and architects Sheppard Robson on the ambitious two year project. Our own Juliette Doyard was nominated last autumn for Wates Supervisor of the Year for her work on the project.

The Building of the Year shortlist consists of nine outstanding buildings including Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp, Belgium, and Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick.

The award will be given at the AJ100 dinner on the evening of Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the Tower of London. The annual award is given in recognition of the finest building completed by an AJ100-listed practice in the last year.


Congratulations to Hawkins/Brown as the “bold, brave, and transformational” Here East in Stratford won Building of the Year last night at the #AJ100 annual awards.

Head judge, Rob Wilson, commented “This huge building, industrial in scale, is the complete repurposing by Hawkins\Brown of the 51,000m2 International Broadcast Centre (IBC), originally designed by Allies and Morrison for the London 2012 Olympics. It has been reworked as a centre of innovation for multiple occupiers, focused on digital technologies and making, as well as for business, media, data and education.

Despite being a retrofit project, Here East was the one building on the shortlist to elicit the comment ‘this is the future of architecture’ during judging. It was commended for the way it embodies and combines deep retrofit and offers high flexibility while contributing to wider urban regeneration.”

Congratulations to all involved in Here East.

Many congratulations again to Sheppard Robson and all involved in London Business School, The Sammy Ofer Centre for making such a prestigious shortlist.