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The project encompasses a number of sustainable measures, such toqn brise-soleil, windcatchers, and ground source heat pumps, as well as extensive use of engineered components in the main structure to make efficient use of small timber sections. The simple blocks of rendered brickwork and steel windows are efficiently planned and arranged to segregate public and private spaces.

He opens a second office fesign the town which supervises the implementation of the various phases of development over the next four decades. The scheme receives a Civic Trust commendation.

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He prepares monographs on many of his completed projects including the masterplan for Harlow. The scheme provides 40 flats in a bold modernist style in contrast to the other neo-Georgian developments of the time.

With a number of exemplar towh for Defra, the practice acquires proficiency in sustainable design and is appointed to design ‘Project Zebra’ – Lion House at Alnwick, planned to be first carbon-neutral building of its kind in the UK.

The practice is appointed by the recently demutualised Abbey National Building Society for the redevelopment of the old National House headquarters at Moorgate in the City of London. Various options are explored including high and low-rise schemes extending onto vacant sites behind the original hotel.

This consolidation leads to the gihberd by the Ministry of over acres of surplus land for redevelopment as part of the funding strategy. The practice is commissioned for the design of the new London headquarters of BUPA in Bloomsbury, remodelling a s building to maximise the space and consolidate the various departments.


Frederick Gibberd was appointed as consultant architect to Ilford council for a high-profile scheme on a prominent site overlooking the Fulwell Cross roundabout. The eight-storey concrete-framed building with its distinctive skyline addresses the open space and terminates the vista from the gardens; behind this block various studios with north light roofs are subsequently erected.

Rebuilding of the Wood Street campus of Barnet College, for which the practice carried out detailed design development including interior completion as part of a Design and Build procurement gibbefd contractors Norwest Holst.

The design evolves over a decade from an original proposal for an Olympic-sized swimming pool, with the scope increased to include a library which eventually becomes the focus of the scheme.

Having no wish to follow into the family firm he decided that he wanted to be an architect and after he finished his schooling he was articled to a local practice. The existing buildings, which included two listed structures, represented an unusually high plot ratio in which much of the space was poorly lit and serviced.

Mary’s Hospital – Isle of Wight. He was consultant architect planner for the Harlow development and spent the rest of his life living in the town he had designed. Architectural Press- Political Science – pages. The mid 18th century parts of the palace are sensitively restored as a new civic suite and weddings venue with the existing mature landscape setting compete with moat retained and enhanced. The original proposal for stone cladding is changed to that of stainless steel, and the practice becomes responsible for the design of the envelope.

The practice works with Kier Build for the complete redevelopment of the disused Mons Barracks site in Aldershot. He designs functional monastic blocks centered around the, then partially built, abbey church, which was to be completed some thirty years later by ecclesiastical architect Michael Blee.

Most of the site was cleared but some of the original mess buildings dating from the s are retained for refurbishment. The building is later listed Grade II.

Frederick Gibberd

Gibberd also acts as the Landscape Architect and Master Planners for the project. During the War the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London is evacuated to Mount House in the suburb of Barnet, and the numbers drastically scaled-down.


Despite taking time to obtain the necessary consents the scheme is a great success. At Sittingbourne fgederick Kent he plans the future gibberf of the Shell Agro-Chemicals Research Centre at Woodstock Farm and continues to design facilities for the company, which includes numerous technical buildings as well as sports and welfare accommodation, until its closure in One of his first books was surprisingly for a modernist a history of architecture: The Harvey Centre lacks architectural distinction, but is notable as an early British example of a large purpose-built indoor shopping mall.

Harlow Master Plan

It is faced with reconstructed Portland stone with structural mullions in pre-cast concrete framing the ubiquitous Crittal steel windows of the period. Unlike many other types it is intended to last up to 60 years and 36, units are erected. The majority of these are sited outside the green belt around London. Unfortunately, later additions fail to respect the symmetry of the original conception.

Whilst there he is engaged in surveying properties in the borough and strengthening the basements of many buildings to form shelters.

The basic functional plan of Harlow was developed from the kind of urban environment most people prefer.

Gibberd faces considerable bureaucracy and had hoped for a site nearer to the main exhibition, but has to settle for a more remote site in Poplar already being developed by the London County Council. The building is later listed as an example of the best of Freferick housing design, and wins numerous awards including the Ministry of Health Housing medal, and a Festival of Britain Award.

Completion of the redevelopment of the site of a Victorian villa in the hinterland of the High Street in Southgate, North London and known as Ellington Court. The building dates from the 60’s and in need of extensive repairs to the envelope.

The frederici is gibbedd innovative, with slender load-bearing pre-cast concrete glazed panels supporting the floors and roof ; the main prayer hall roof is carried on four mushroom-headed columns supporting a rotated portal frame which forms the dome.


The practice develops a long-standing association with Taylor Woodrow for the design of a number of coastal power generating stations. Controversially, the centre of the Strand elevation is not rebuilt, but instead a full height glass screen inserted, giving dramatic views into the new glazed garden courtyard from the street.

The practice goes on to complete a further scheme of waterside dwellings off Highgate in Kendal. The practice is appointed by the Development Bank of Singapore to carry out feasibility design studies for the restoration of the world-famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Rather than seek work in another office he decided to go into business on his own account. The practice has provided consultancy services on the architectural aspects of a number of infrastructure works.

The building is on a constricted part of the site, with major infrastructure services beneath, including the Nightingale sewer and Underground subways. The site is one of several originally developed to frrderick finance the re-erection of the Great Exhibition building and was occupied by a substantial rrederick, called Frrderick. On-site parking is contained within an undercroft with the main accommodation beginning on the first floor. The present buildings date fromalthough the site is undoubtedly earlier, and has a rich and varied history.

The work at Heathrow Airport will continue for the rest of his time in practice as the temporary buildings are replaced with permanent structures, rail connections built and innovations such as gaterooms added to deskgn pace with the development of the aviation industry and the boom in commercial travel and package holidays.

The site was ideal for a new town; reasonably close to London, a large undeveloped rural area at the intersection of a motorway and with a main line railway.

Healthcare design continues to provide an important skill set for the partnership.