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The Rock

St Hilda’s Oxford

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

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Gateway West Topping Out Ceremony

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Becoming a net zero carbon business

Pudding Mill Lane

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

Pudding Mill Lane Square

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Green light for Station Road

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.

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Grand opening of St Hilda’s College development

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

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Architects Declare’s Practice Guide launch

As signatories of Architects Declare, Gort Scott attended the recent launch of the Practice Guide 2021 and are taking steps to implement this within the practice. With an overarching goal to share knowledge and experience openly within the industry, the guide sets out a roadmap for practices to improve their own operations as a business as well as their environmental impact on all projects. It sets guidance for best practice industry standards and outlines essential regenerative design strategies based on, and expanding upon, the RIBA Sustainable Outcomes.

Gort Scott are working actively to reduce our impact on global heating through careful collaboration, research, and advocacy work. We very much support the inclusion of a new declaration point on climate justice and hope to look at ways in which we as a practice can strive to ensure equity and improved quality of life for all.

Green light for Station Road

The mixed-use and residential scheme designed for Hadley Property Group in Merton has been granted planning permission. Station Road development will deliver a total of 116 new homes, of which 44% are affordable, flexible commercial space and a riverside public realm.

At its heart, the development will create a new public riverside park that enjoys South and West sunlight and isanimated by the activity from a café, innovative workspace units, and residential entrances. It will be connected to the chain of riverside routes and spaces with a new pedestrian bridge.

Hadley has pledged its commitment to building a quality scheme, providing greater access to the river, new connections, and ground floor uses which will serve the wider community and local businesses ensuring a lively addition to Colliers Wood.

Gateway West Topping Out Ceremony

The concrete frame of our new workspace project, Gateway West, has been completed. Topping out was celebrated in enjoyable fashion on the roof of Allies and Morrison’s adjacent Gateway Central building. The joint ceremony was led by construction manager Sir Robert McAlpine with developer Stanhope and investors Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo.

The frame supports our shared sustainable agenda for the project. It will be exposed internally to maximise space and light and to moderate internal temperature, while embodied carbon is lowered by a healthy proportion of Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBS) in the mix: up to 50% in the superstructure and 70% in the substructure.

Commencing in September 2020, the works are expected to complete in summer 2022.

Our Road to Net Zero - The Environmental Action Group

As our own response to COP26, Gort Scott’s Environmental Action Group hosted the first in a new series of seminars, to reinforce our practice-wide strategy to address the climate and biodiversity emergency. Our first talk focused on clear understanding of complex and evolving environmental policies, measures and targets – and how we expect to achieve them with our new tools, resources and review processes.

Later in the month we will be collaborating with SWECO to take a more in depth look at the assessment and reduction of embodied carbon in our buildings. This will be followed by a seminar on bio-based materials led by ARUP who will be presenting their research on Circular Based Construction in the North of England.’

The series will conclude with a seminar on sustainable design, led by Certified Passivhaus Designers Jonathan Mann and Paul Wild. As part of an ongoing push to share knowledge within the practice, this will aim to outline practical solutions to design and build very low energy buildings that minimise our impact on global heating.

Constantly reviewing our sustainability goals and increasing technical knowledge internally, with clients and the profession is a key focus for Gort Scot and critical on our journey to reducing the carbon impact of the industry as well as becoming a net zero carbon business.

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The Rock in House & Garden

The Rock in Architecture Today

St Hilda’s College in AJ

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

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