55 Leroy Street

V&A Epic Iran

Epic Iran exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum opens this week

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Gateway West office breaking ground

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Thames to Tooting sketch in latest AJ issue

Pudding Mill Lane

Mixed-use district forming a part of Stratford’s Olympic legacy

Pudding Mill Lane Square

Interview

NLA High street champion

The Rock

A private residence perched upon a rocky outcrop in Whistler

View of dense tall trees and elevation of the house arranged around a rocky outcrop.

St Hilda’s Oxford

Nearing completion

Kerasia House

A private family retreat with expansive views of the Ionian Sea

Kerasia House - Entrance Visualisation

Gainsford Road

Affordable starter homes on a site with an Arts and Crafts legacy

Looking up at the building frontage from the footway.

51 Hills Road

The greenest office in Cambridge

View of building frontage from across the road.

The Magistrates

Brutalist courthouse becomes a dynamic workspace and community cafe

The building's main elevation with a new neon sign, facing onto a lawn.

Studio

Our ethos, principles and passion have held us together while working remotely during the pandemic. More

News

City of London School design competition shortlist

Gort Scott in collaboration with IF_DO and Unscene Architecture was among the seven practices shortlisted for the design competition to take forward a major redevelopment programme at City of London School.

The international open call competition was organised by New London Architecture (NLA) and the City of London Corporation. 71 teams responded to the call for entries, which specifically encouraged collaborations of established teams with new and emerging practices.

Our proposal has been developed around the concept of ‘Finding the heart’ emphasising the courtyard playground as the ‘heart’ of the school and masterplan. The existing building and new buildings complete the quadrangle, embracing and protecting this space whilst allowing each to confidently express their own character.

Designing London’s Recovery

Gort Scott Associate Director Susie Hyden will join on the 11th of June the panel of discussion Designing London’s Recovery organised by the Design Council.

The Recovery Programme, overseen by the London Recovery Board, identified one grand challenge: To restore confidence in the city, minimise the impact on communities and build back the city’s economy and society, following a missions-based approach to deliver the programme through nine Recovery missions. The Open Call for Ideas deadline is the 30thJune.

Susie has been invited, together with Patricia Brown (Director of Central) and Dan Hill (Mayor’s Design Advocate and Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova) and Pam Warhurst (Chair of Incredible Edible) to share experiences and insights on Brief Three of the Programme focusing on: A Green New Deal and High Streets for All.

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Bergen competition win

We are delighted to announce that, as part of the Londonon collective, we are the joint winners of an international design competition by the Bergen Municipality, to re-masterplan its Laksevåg waterfront district. The competition sought ‘visionary, site-specific and feasible’ concepts to restore and redevelop the former shipbuilding area which occupies a prominent city centre location overlooking the Puddefjorden.

The core of the collaboration was built around four UK practices who make up a large part of Londonon, a self-funded research initiative which explores the urban condition across cities on a global platform. The team consists of Haptic Architects, Morris+Company, Turner Works and Gort Scott, alongside Elliott Wood, Urban Systems Design and VILL.

Our proposals focus on the notion of surgical repair and remodelling, with a circular philosophy of retention and reuse as the foundation of the concept. We have focused the programme on work and craft, drawing upon our shared expertise in realising the powerful contribution that buildings of all scales can have for creative industries.

Image credit: Filippo Bolognese

Gateway West office breaking ground

Gort Scott’s new Gateway West office at White City Place is starting on site.
We are delighted to be working with Stanhope on this characterful new addition to the emerging Gateway scheme which champions the masterplan’s sustainable agenda.

The constraints of the angular site have been treated as virtues to generate a strongly sculpted brick building that anchors this important corner and forms a point of contrast to the predominantly steel and glass-clad neighbouring buildings.

A collaborative approach to sustainability has lowered embodied carbon, achieved 2025-2030 energy performance.

Find out more about the project here

Press

The Rock in House & Garden

55 Leroy Street in the Architects’ Journal

Central Parade in Wallpaper

Many architects, through their work, create art and alter environments. A few, like Gort Scott, transform lives.

Private client, The Rock
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