St Hilda’s Oxford

The Rock

55 Leroy Street

Oxford North

Best-in-class laboratory building for life sciences

Announcements

Gort Scott is now a Certified B Corporation

Sustainability

Gateway West achieves a BREEAM rating of Outstanding

Event

Mayor of London visits Three Mills Studios

Announcements

Sela-Jaymes Taylor shortlisted for The MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice

Awards

St Catharine’s College Cambridge shortlisted for RIBA East Awards 2024

Three Mills Studios

New creative spaces for iconic TV and film production studios in East London

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

Flexible working and event spaces for Waltham Forest’s listed Town Hall and Assembly Hall

Feature

A First Look at Bridge Avenue Mansions Retrofit

St Hilda’s Oxford

Transformative front of house development for St Hilda’s Oxford riverside site

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.

Feature

Integrated Technology Action Group

51 Hills Road

The greenest office in Cambridge

Feature

Planning consent granted for City of London retrofit scheme

Gainsford Road

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

Looking up at the building frontage from the footway.

Studio

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

Approach

Commitment to the Environment

Explore

Values-Driven Working

Explore

News

Gort Scott is now a Certified B Corporation

Gort Scott is now a Certified B Corporation. This is a major milestone for the practice and we are very proud of the whole team and what this signifies. It marks a significant point in our trajectory, with a focus on impact and accountability.

As a B Corp architecture practice, we’re part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.

The journey to accreditation has involved a great deal of work, and has given us the opportunity to examine all our processes, inputs and outputs - but most of all how our values translate into actions.

We are particularly proud to have scored well in the B Corp impact areas of ‘Environment’ and ‘Community’. Despite this, being a B Corp isn’t about scoring highest, it’s about continuous improvement and this is just the beginning of our B Corp journey. We are looking forward to sharing what we’ve learnt through the process of auditing and self-reflection, along with our aspirations and goals for the future.

This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our team, as well as the support of our clients, collaborators, and friends. Thank you for being part of this journey with us.

View our company profile and assessment on the B Corp website.

More soon!

Three projects shortlisted for The Pineapples Awards 2024

We are very pleased to be shortlisted for The Pineapples Awards 2024 for a total of three projects. Our work has been recognised in several categories, for a range of projects spanning retrofit, culture, heritage and workplace.

In the running for a ‘golden pineapple’ are:

  • 3 Mills Studios, a retrofit project creating workspace for film and TV production - Shortlisted for Creative Retrofit.
  • Oxford North, Oxford, a new science and technology district - Shortlisted for Future Place.
  • Unity Place, an affordable housing scheme for the London Borough of Brent - Shortlisted for Place of the Year.

The Pineapples Awards are unique in seeking to celebrate great places where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn. Live judging will take place as part of the Festival of Pineapples, 16-18 April.

Highlighting female-centred architecture during Women’s History Month

The recognition of women’s contributions to architecture as a craft, a profession, an industry has evolved fast in the last 50 years but there’s a long way to go.

For Women’s History Month the Gort Scott team have developed a mapping project, inspired by ‘Women’s Work: London’ the excellent feminist mapping initiative by Part W. The campaign - launched in 2022 - sought to address the huge gap in how projects by women are so often missed off digital and printed maps and in archives.

Part W’s beautifully drawn and annotated map is displayed in our Bermondsey office this month, and each member of the Gort Scott team has nominated 1 female-centered project to build on the existing map. ‘Women’s Work: London’ highlights built projects in Greater London where a woman or women have played a pivotal role in its design development, conservation, commissioning or construction.

The map seeks to proactively celebrate the intersectional work of those who self-identify as women from all backgrounds. These women could be architects, engineers, place-makers, designers, commissioners, conservationists, landscape architects, activists, community groups, citizens, etc.

The Gort Scott team presented their nominations during a PechaKucha-style event in the office.

Thank you to Part W – the map has served as a perfect catalyst for new research and conversations during Women’s History Month!

View Part W’s project ‘Women’s Work: London’ here.

Gort Scott attends the opening ceremony for Forest Road 100% affordable housing project

Today we celebrated the completion of Forest Road, with an opening ceremony hosted by Pocket Living and Legendre UK. The Deputy Mayor for London Housing, Tom Copley and Leader of Waltham Forest, Cllr Grace Williams also joined the speeches, which took place with panoramic views of Walthamstow, from the Forest Road roof terrace.

Located in the heart of Walthamstow E17, Forest Road will deliver 90 one-bedroom discounted homes for local first time buyers. The new Pocket Living homes are on a prominent site opposite Lloyd Park and the William Morris Gallery — the Grade II* listed former home of the Arts and Crafts activist.

We’re looking forward to sharing professional photography of the project very soon.

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

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