The Laszlo Building Wins AJ Retrofit Award

Huge congratulations to our friends at Henley Halebrown architects. The team recently won a well-deserved Architects Journal Retrofit award, for their work on the Laszlo building in Archway, North London.   Re-using an old warehouse, the goal was to create a flexible workspace. Originally the Batavia Mills, the Laszlo building dates from c.1900 and was […]

Ashfold Becomes a B Corp

You may have heard of the ‘B Corp’. It’s an increasingly popular certification for forward-thinking companies to acquire, highlighting their dedication to considering stakeholders and the wider environment in the operation of their business. During a little snatched time on a Friday afternoon, Martin Long and I sit down to discuss Ashfold’s recent rise to […]

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 tries 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? As well as, how will they change our approach to project development?   Events of the […]

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 go forward. Gary manages to find a positive perspective, thanks largely to the way we’ve embraced technology over the past year. With […]

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 […]