WORK: LEAS LIFT, FOLKESTONE23rd of June 2022
ACME is delighted to be commissioned for the restoration of Leas Lift, Folkestone.
Originally installed in 1885, this Grade II* listed water-balanced funicular railway is one of the oldest water lifts in the UK. For more than a century it carried passengers between Folkestone seafront and the promenade. In 2016 it closed because of health and safety issues.
With extensive community support, Folkestone Leas Lift Company Charity has secured round one National Lottery Heritage Fund development phase funding to enable this important restoration project to become a reality. ACME is thrilled to be part of the team that will bring the Leas Lift back into working life once again, celebrating this destination and rich heritage asset in Folkestone.
Videography by: ViDi air
ARCHITECTS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY: CHICKEN RUN 202221st of May 2022
ACME joins the Architects Benevolent Society 5km fun-run event through London - raising awareness and funds to help those in need within the architectural community.
ACME is the winner for biggest team - a huge thanks to all who organised and participated!
AWARDS: STORE OF THE YEAR 2022 - WINNER2nd of May 2022
REWE Green Farming, Wiesbaden is awarded Store of the Year 2022 by Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) at the German Retail Real Estate Congress.
The jury acknowledge the REWE prototype store as a sustainable industry leader - with its extensive range of local produce, an aquaponic rooftop farm and sustainable, modular construction methods.
CASTLE SQUARE, SWANSEA28th of April 2022
ACME is designing a revitalised Castle Square - a more distinctive, vibrant civic space in the heart of Swansea.
It will be highly functional and welcoming for all, somewhere to relax and a place for events and celebrations. The scheme includes two new pavilions, terraced seating areas, new access routes and green infrastructure such as enhanced planting and biodiversity, green roofs and SuDS and a playful water feature.
See details here.
DAEDALUS WATERFRONT12th of April 2022
ACME is thrilled to be working with Homes England and Daedalus Development Company for the regeneration of the historic 42 acre waterfront site at Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent.
ACME's scheme will restore historic buildings, create 450,000sq ft of workspace, c.350 new homes and generous public spaces - celebrating the site's rich history and creating a welcoming place to work, live and visit.
More information here.
INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR WOOD ARCHITECTURE 202230th of March 2022
REWE Green Farming, Wiesbaden is one of five projects shortlisted for the International Award for Wood Architecture 2022.
The Wiesbaden market is a prototype for a new adaptable and sustainable market concept, able to fit any site typology. An iconic and highly visible simple timber structure forms the main element of a new architectural identity for REWE.
The award winner will be announced at Forum Bois Construction, France on 7 April 2022.
CAMBRIDGE NORTH MASTERPLAN25th of March 2022
ACME is designing a sustainable and inclusive mixed-use neighbourhood on a brownfield site adjacent to Cambridge North Railway Station. The socially responsible development will include 425 new homes, a transport mobility hub, new workplaces including research & development lab buildings, shops, cafés, restaurants and public spaces for all.
Join us for public consultation events on 28-29.03.22.
See details here.
RIBA ARCHITECTURE AMBASSADORS21st of March 2022
John Keats Primary School partners with ACME for RIBA's Architecture Ambassador programme.
ACME Architects, Ifigeneia Dilaveraki and Maria Perez Vera, facilitate a workshop with students exploring the possibilities of designing in their built environment - experimenting with materials, shape, height, light, transparency and colour.
AWARDS: LOW CARBON PROJECT OF THE YEAR17th of March 2022
Stratford Pavilion is shortlisted for Construction News Awards 2022 - Low Carbon Project of the Year.
OPEN: COPR BAY PHASE ONE16th of March 2022
The £135m Copr Bay Phase One development is now open for all - including the 1.1 acre Copr Bay Coastal Park and the 3,500 capacity Swansea Arena, which hosts its first City Centre Conference tomorrow.
Free to attend - see details here.