People Update
People Update Robin Gill promoted to Associate 24 September 2019

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Robin Gill to the position of Associate. Robin joined the practice in 2017 with 12 years' experience working in renowned, international architecture practices. He has extensive …

Launch of ADDD+
Launch of ADDD+ A New Association for Digital Specialists 24 September 2019

Allister Lewis, ACG’s Head of Technology, explains why he's setting up a new industry body for digital specialists. Digital technology is changing our industry and our everyday lives in serious and surprising ways – and …

Planning granted
Planning granted Striking new Sports Pavilion in Basingstoke 9 September 2019

We’ve secured planning for a new sports pavilion in Basingstoke. The £2.6 million project replaces an outdated sports and social club at May’s Bounty Cricket Ground. The pavilion will be home to the area’s cricket, …

Bronze Tops Out
Bronze Tops Out Wandsworth, London 16 August 2019

This week we celebrated the topping out of Bronze, a 20-storey mixed-use development in Wandsworth. The Bronze-clad landmark, which forms a major part of Wandsworth’s regeneration scheme, was 'crowned’ by Cllr Ravi Govindia …

AJ Retrofit Awards 2019
AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 Memorial Hall, Marlborough College 1 August 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Memorial Hall has been shortlisted for the 2019 AJ Retrofit Awards in the school’s category. The recently completed project at Marlborough College is a transformative refurbishment of …

Practice-Uni Collaborations
Practice-Uni Collaborations Emily Pallot's top tips featured in RIBAJ 26 July 2019

We are thrilled to see Emily Pallot's recent article published in the RIBA Journal. Emily wrote a fantastic piece on ‘How to build the best practice-university collaborations’, something she is deeply passionate about. …

Interview with MODUS
Interview with MODUS How BIM is driving change 10 June 2019

Allister Lewis, ACG’s Head of Technology, was recently interviewed by Brendon Hooper, Editor at MODUS. “Head of technology” is an unusual title for an architect. What does this involve? My title encompasses my role …

BCO Conference 2019
BCO Conference 2019 Matt & Emily take on the cycle challenge 4 June 2019

Matthew Chamberlain and Emily Pallot are currently cycling 300 miles from Gothenberg to Copenhagen for the BCO Conference. Could there be a more apt location to explore this year's theme of work-life balance? We visited Copenhagen …

Basingstoke Sports Pavilion
Basingstoke Sports Pavilion Design submitted for planning 23 May 2019

We've submitted a planning application to replace the outdated sports and social club building at May’s Bounty cricket ground in Basingstoke with a new contemporary pavilion. The aspiration is for the town to host Hampshire …

Fareham Arts Centre
Fareham Arts Centre Competition entry revealed 2 May 2019

Fareham Borough Council invited five architecture practices to enter a design competition for a new theatre and community centre in Fareham, Hampshire. Our new build design entry remodels the stage curtain as a façade element, …

Building above Rail Lines
Building above Rail Lines North London station development 28 April 2019

This speculative office building in North London is designed to offer large, flexible floor plates with high levels of servicing. The building bridges the span of the railway tracks, creating a link between the platforms …

RIBAJ Rising Stars
RIBAJ Rising Stars Winners' roundtable event 2 April 2019

The 2018 RIBAJ Rising Stars cohort met last month for the annual winners' roundtable event. Emily Pallot, Associate at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, joined peers to discuss the issues affecting the emerging generation of architects, …

Southampton University
Southampton University ACG appointed to framework 17 April 2019

We are thrilled to have been appointed to the University of Southampton Architectural Framework. Five architects were selected for the four-year framework alongside consultants providing services from town planning to structural …

Green light for BTR Scheme
Green light for BTR Scheme 200+ apartments in central Cardiff 20 March 2019

We have secured planning consent for a new residential development in Cardiff for specialist BtR developer PLATFORM_. Located on the site of the former Browning Jones & Morris builders’ merchants near Cardiff Central …

MIPIM Blog Emily Pallot, Associate & AJ Blogger 16 March 2019

Having never been to MIPIM or Cannes before, I was unsure of what to expect. The place has the feel of a buzzing seaside town but come Tuesday afternoon, it's flooded with a sea of blue and black business wear – except …

Emily and Matt Are Cycling to MIPIM!
Emily and Matt Are Cycling to MIPIM! 7 March 2019

Matthew Chamberlain and Emily Pallot are taking part in the Legal & General Real Assets Cycle to MIPIM, cycling 1500km from London to Cannes. Their goal is to raise over £3,000 each for children’s charity Coram. They …

BIM Level 2 Roundtable
BIM Level 2 Roundtable Centre for Digital Built Britain 6 March 2019

The Centre for Digital Built Britain held a roundtable session on 5 March to discuss Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the advantages and challenges of delivering it. Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt’s Head of Technology and …

Planning Granted
Planning Granted Newbury later living development 28 February 2019

Planning permission has been granted for this new build mixed-use development at the heart of Newbury. Designed as a benchmark scheme for Eden Retirement Living, the proposals for 11-15 Bartholomew Street include 60 apartments …

BIM Show Live 2019
BIM Show Live 2019 The impact of data-driven design 28 February 2019

Our Head of Technology, Allister Lewis, was at BIM Show Live last week, discussing data-driven design and its impact on the architecture profession. Allister will be launching the Association of Data-Driven Design later this …

Basingstoke Roundtable #2
Basingstoke Roundtable #2 Later Living 1 February 2019

In January, we hosted Basingstoke Built Environment Roundtable #2, which focussed on the theme of Later Living. With Basingstoke set to experience significant population growth over the coming years, the discussion explored …

Meet us at MIPIM
Meet us at MIPIM Emily, Matt, Nesta & David 30 January 2019

We're looking forward to attending MIPIM 2019 from 12th-15th March - set to be another busy but very productive four days of conferences and events in sunny Cannes. Keen cyclists Emily Pallot and Matthew Chamberlain will …

Plans submitted
Plans submitted Portsmouth residential development 18 January 2019

We've submitted a planning application for a 163-unit residential development in Portsmouth. The scheme ranges in height from six to eleven storeys, with retail at ground floor, regenerating a predominantly redundant site …

Embracing Change
Embracing Change Talk hosted by Architecture Today 10 January 2019

Many believe that the future success and reputation of the UK construction sector will require fundamental change in culture, behaviour and process. Open collaboration, improvements in productivity, new attitudes towards …

2018 in Review
2018 in Review People, projects, and the rest! 30 December 2018

2018 has been another big year for us. We've worked with some exceptional clients and collaborators, testing new ideas, developing research and producing award-winning architecture. Here's a snapshot. PEOPLE This year we …