New London Architecture Awards Shortlist 2019

Printworks has been shortlisted for a New London Architecture Award 2019, our project with Civic Engineers Ltd for Vibration Group. Please vote for us in the People’s Choice Award – here


Shortlisting for a Design Week Award

Life in the Dark, the exhibition we designed at the Natural History Museum, has been shortlisted for a Design Week Award. Results out next week – fingers crossed!

Victoria: Woman and Crown Opens on Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday

This fascinating exhibition about Queen Victoria has opened at Kensington Palace. We worked on the 3D design as well as the graphics, and created two films. We really enjoyed working on this interesting exhibition that looks Victoria’s private life behind her carefully-managed public image.


Yemen: Inside a Crisis Exhibition Opens at The Imperial War Museum North

The exhibition that we designed at the Imperial War Museum North about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, opened last night. Through objects and films, it looks at the on-going conflict in Yemen.


You Say You Want A Revolution? Opens in Melbourne

Our exhibition about the counterculture of the 1960’s – and the impact on today, that started at the V&A has now opened in Melbourne Museum. The exhibition consists of over 500 objects from both the V&A and the museum’s own collection, as well as international loans.

New Cultural Venue Starts On Site

‘Magazine London’, a new cultural venue in Central London, has started on site. The Foundations have been poured and the steelwork has arrived on site.


Plans for Redevelopment of Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff

We presented our future plans for the redevelopment of iconic music venue Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.


Exhibition Opens at the Wallace Collection

We are delighted that the exhibition that we designed at the Wallace Collection has opened – Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads. The exhibition displays Moore’s work alongside armour from the collection, and explores how the Wallace Collection inspired and influenced his work.


Clapton Square site

Planning permission was granted last night at Hackney Town Hall for our proposed infill of a vacant site within the Clapton Square Conservation Area. Comprising five residential units our contemporary yet complimentary design approach aims to address the tight urban mews while responding positively to the adjacent heritage assets. It was very pleasing to hear comments from the conservation officer praising the quality of our architectural response and we look forward to embarking on the next stages of the project with our client Paramount Apartments London.


Textiles Gallery Opens

We are really pleased to have worked on the permanent Textiles Gallery that is now open, within the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. The gallery charts the history of the cotton industry, and the textiles story through innovations in design. The space includes daily demonstrations on various machinery, and an exhibition that looks at detail points in this history. We were so pleased to work within this beautiful building, and our approach was to clear the space before designing in precise interventions so that the building can become part of this story.


Planning Permission For The Conversion of Listed Building

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the upper floors of this locally listed building on High Street in Watford, which together with a roof-top rear extension will create four new residential dwellings. Following a refusal for a similar proposition in 2016, Nissen Richards were appointed by APG Property Management upon a recommendation from planning consultant GL Hearn, who advocated a design-led approach to unlock the site, and this referral was vindicated when members voted unanimously in favour last Wednesday as well as commenting on the quality of the design solution.


Electricity Exhibition Opens in Manchester

The exhibition Electricity: The spark of life has now opened at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This exhibition has been redesigned for this space, having originated in the Welcome Collection’s galleries in London, before touring to Teylers Museum, Haarlem in the Netherlands. The exhibition looks at how electricity is so fundamental to our lives, and traces how inventors, scientists and artists have worked with it.

HOOKED opens at new London venue

We were delighted to have designed the first exhibition at the Science Gallery, London that has now opened. We hugely enjoyed working with different artists that looked at addiction in all it’s forms, working with scientists from Kings College


Edward Bawden and Tiepolo at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

We are delighted to have designed two exhibitions that are currently on at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The stunning Edward Bawden exhibition displaying his bold and graphic works pictured here, as well as the exhibition ‘Rediscover: Tiepolo’s Joseph Receiving Pharoh’s Ring’ that explores this painting focusing on techniques and details.

Photo by Gareth Gardner.


Finalist for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018

We are thrilled that we are finalists for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018 with the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum where we worked on the architecture, exhibition 2D and 3D design. We look forward to finding out the results in September!


Justice in the Balance

This permanent exhibition has now opened at the Shire Hall, Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorset, and runs through the whole listed building; connecting a series of new and existing spaces that we have brought to life through layers of interpretation, objects and films. We also worked on the branding, and designed a website to accompany the experience too that you can view here.  We enjoyed bringing out the latent stories in each room, from the cells, waiting rooms, to the courthouse itself.


Great Exhibition of the North

We are honoured to be a part of the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle, which opened last week across the city. We designed two exhibitions – firstly ‘Which Way North’ at the Great North Museum, Hancock highlighting northern creativity, innovation and industrial heritage right the way through the museum through it’s different galleries; and also ‘It’s Rocket Science’ at the Discovery Museum celebrating the return of the iconic Stephenson’s Rocket to Newcastle. The exhibitions are bold and colourful, in the spirit of a museum takeover during the expo.

Scheduled Monument Consent Granted For Sutton Hoo

We are delighted that our exciting proposals for National Trust comprising a new viewing tower and landscaped route through and around the Anglo Saxon Royal Burial Grounds at Sutton Hoo has achieved Scheduled Monument Consent and Planning Permission. A HLF stage 2 application is currently being collated and we hope to start work on the next phase in late 2017.


Powis Castle Exhibition

A new exhibition ‘House of Portraits’ has opened at Powis Castle and Gardens for the National Trust. We designed a series of interventions throughout the castle that showcase the beautiful paintings of its collection in new ways, and explore our own relationship to portraiture. The centrepiece is a miniature by Isaac Oliver of Edward Herbert.


Creek Road Receives Planning Permission

Planning permission was granted last night for our mixed use scheme on Creek Road in Greenwich. The proposals include commercial and retail units at ground and basement levels, with a variety of residential units above. The volume of the building is sculpted to respond to its urban location, with balconies cut into the mass and fourth floor is set back to break down the overall massing. The façade relief is detailed to express the masonry frame and produce an elegant composition using high quality materials and robust detailing.


Printworks New Venue Open

The new live music space that we helped create at Printworks, Canada Water opened on Friday, with headliners Django Django performing live on stage.


National Waterways Museum, Gloucester

Our extension to the Grade II Listed Llanthony Warehouse creating a new main entrance to the National Waterways Museum at  Gloucester docks, is now taking shape

The Clock Stops at Nostell Priory

We are excited to have designed this new exhibition at the beautiful Nostell Priory near Wakefield that is now open, for the National Trust. The Clock Stops showcases the handmade Harrison Clock from 1717 – and explores the life of Yorkshire’s famous clockmaker John Harrison. The artist Luke Jerram has created Harrison’s Garden with 2000 clocks as part of this 300 year celebrations of the clock’s birthday, that is on display at the same time. Photography Dan Dunkley