Roger Madelin: The Interview

Recently, Martin was lucky enough to pin the ever-busy developer extraordinaire, Roger Madelin, down for an interview. Channelling his inner Paxman, Martin tried his best to get Roger to reveal the secret formula behind the success of some of his best-known developments. As well as discussing how his currently project at Canada Water with British […]

Accolades for previous projects

We are very proud of all our previous projects and it’s always a joy to see any one of them recognised. We were doubly delighted recently to hear that two of our schemes had received a nod by the industry. Elsey House, a Cat A fitout in Fitzrovia, won the category of ‘Workplace Interiors < […]

Rapha find a new home in the Laszlo

Cycling brand Rapha have taken the lease for the newly refurbished Laszlo building in Archway. The renovations for the workspace, which Ashfold oversaw as Project Manager, were devised by Henley HaleBrown for developers Dorrington. Completed earlier this summer, the beautifully appointed former warehouse now provides over 30,000sqft of flexible workspace. Rapha’s Chief Retail and Development […]

What does COP26 mean for the construction industry?

As the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) draws closer, industry figureheads have begun to discuss how the construction industry will be affected. What processes and initiatives will be implemented as a result of the Glasgow-based event, and how will they change our approach to project development?   Events of the past 18 […]

Finding perspective: unpacking the impact of the past year

Martin recently sat down for a chat with Gary Elliott, Founder and Chief Executive of Elliott Wood Partnership. They discussed finding perspective throughout the pandemic and how we might adapt the way we going forward. Gary manages to find a positive perspective, thanks in a large part to the way we’ve embraced technology over the […]

The Circular Economy: Three Construction Perspectives, COCCEC

Recently Martin joined Margherita Cesca of Saunders Boston and Nicola Carniato of AKT II to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by the need to address climate change and the circular economy in construction projects. The sheer scale of embracing and implementing the kinds of changes required to combat climate change can be daunting. In […]

Works on The Laszlo progress

Works on The Laszlo are underway – watch our Project Progress video below.  

Battersea Arts Centre wins at NLA Awards

The Battersea Arts Centre has been announced as the very deserving Overall Winner at this year’s NLA Awards. We’re happy to note that it also received the Community Prize. Designed by Haworth Tompkins, BAC has a long history, with Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA, commenting that the building is “Phoenix-like – it had a fire […]

ConstructionCast: The Future of Real Estate, Construction & Design

Last week, Martin joined Cristina Lanz Azcarate of Atelier EURA and Simon Ralphs of Clarkslegal for ConstructionCast, a series of industry-focused conversations hosted by Stuart Wilks of Limeslade. The topic of this discussion was the future of the built environment: how will the industry respond to a post-Covid world. Martin talked about the need for […]

E5 Bakehouse refurb complete

The newly refurbished E5 Bakehouse reopened this past weekend. The café and coffee roastery is the cornerstone of Poplar Union, a multidisciplinary communal, social and creative centre supporting the local Tower Hamlets community. The cafe, formerly known as E5 Roasthouse, first opened in September 2017 and aimed to provide employment for refugee women through their ‘Just […]