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Like many architects and student, he develops a particular interest in town planning which gains momentum with the progress of the war. Following the closure of a teacher training college near to the existing town hall, the practice is appointed by the London Borough of Bromley to prepare proposals fdederick centralising all its activities within a new Civic Centre on the campus.

Town design – Frederick Gibberd – Google Books

Following involvement with the BISF Prefabricated House project, Frederick Gibberd is commissioned by the Appleby Frodingham Company to rebuild their steel rolling frederiick in Lincolnshire, as well as providing new ancillary accommodation such as the drawing office, and power plant.

Old lanes with headgrows and grass verges were preserved within the master plan to become foot and cycle paths.

In the early s it is freserick for the architectural and landscape design of Didcot Power Station, a coal and oil-fired plant at Sutton Courtenay then in Berkshire. The overall length of the bridge is some metres and joins Wherstead to the site of the former Ipswich airport, carrying utility services including a mm water main from the Alton Water reservoir.

Harlow Master Plan

The building was constructed in the 19th century as the Waterloo Hotel and later converted to offices. It has a restrained architectural treatment in deference to its surroundings and provides bedrooms, a grand Ballroom, function areas, a swimming pool and underground parking for cars. The practice provides design services for a number of projects at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, at its campuses in Farnham and Epsom as part of its programme of expansion and improvement works.

The practice is commissioned for the design of the new London headquarters of BUPA in Bloomsbury, remodelling towj s building to maximise the space and consolidate the various departments. Gibberd worked on the Southampton Civic Centre commission during his time at the practice, until he was frederikc off giberd the recession of the early s.

Whilst at the Architectural Association, Gibberd takes the opportunity to enter himself for the examination for the Town Planning Institute, successfully becoming a member. Having worked in London Docklands on a number of office schemes at Harbour Exchange and Canada Water, the practice is invited to join a team for the detailed design and construction of the tallest building in Europe, from a concept design frdeerick Cesar Pelli, and situated at No1 Canada Square.

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 building provides offices for staff, training rooms, record storage and meeting rooms. It is testament to the quality of the BISF houses that many last well into the 21st century, significantly exceeding their original design lifespan.

The building and adjacent land at Chelsea Creek occupy a edsign site a site adjacent to the Thames, and the practice desivn instructed to carry out a feasibility study with a view to disposing of the building and site to the residential sector when when the station is eventually decommissioned.


Town Design – Frederick Gibberd – Google Books

Sir Frederick Gibberd dies at his home in Harlow a few days after his 76th birthday. The site is one of several originally developed to help finance the re-erection of the Great Exhibition building and was occupied by a substantial villa, called Belvedere. A new central core is inserted within an ineffective lightwell to create efficient and well-lit perimeter offices.

In he was articled to a firm of architects in Birmingham and studied architecture under William Bidlake at the Birmingham School of Towwhere his roommate was F.

Unfortunately, later additions fail to gibbwrd the symmetry of the original conception. The former campus is released for disposal to the residential sector. The gibber develops a long-standing association with Taylor Woodrow for the design of a number of coastal power generating stations. Common terms and phrases acres adjacent architect architectural arranged building groups built built-up areas Camden Town car parking cathedral central area character civic space civic square close composition contrast corner cul-de-sac density diagram dwellings east existing facade factories feet flat blocks floor floor space index Frederick Gibberd front frontage functions garage give gridiron plan ground industrial estate land landscape design layout light industrial linked main road maisonettes master plan office block open space parallel Patrick Abercrombie pattern paved pedestrian perimeter piazza placed possible private gardens problem railway rear rectangular right angles ring road road system scale scene scheme service road shopping centre shopping street shows side Sigfried Giedion silhouette single-floor sited slope spatial spine road square station super blocks Team Valley terrace houses tower town centre town design traffic trees two-storey types urban visual walls zones.

The building dates from the 60’s and in need of extensive repairs frededick the envelope. 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.

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. As with the rest of the town which has works by Henry Moore and Elisabeth Frink, there is a generous provision of public art, frderick Ralph Brown’s sculpture ‘The Meat Fredsrick which is installed in The interior finishes are designed in conjunction with the clinicians to create a bright, colourful and welcoming environment, including feature lighting, bespoke signage and backlit photographic art work with a theme of animals and their eyes.

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From inside the book. Riverdale is an innovative office development planned around a retained mill close to the River Ravensbourne in Lewisham. Whilst the BISF design is purposely conservative in appearance, its construction is a highly innovative and represents an efficient response to the challenge of providing good quality housing quickly. Gibberd is knighted for his services to architecture. At the insistence of the local authority the blocks are executed in brickwork, and bizarrely insists that all drainage is run externally.

Gibberd completely reorganises the development to create a variety of forms and building types with human-scaled spaces between, and carries out the design of the initial phases as exemplars.


The centre of the city had suffered much urban blight from a major replanning scheme to accommodate a s road scheme which never materialised, with a high-rise multi-storey car park erected in readiness.

The three-story blocks are later restored after war damage to their original condition but are subsequently extended by others with the addition of an incongruous mansard roof. The corners are glazed to reveal the structural form, with internal corner columns visible within – around which rise the staircases in an elegantly simple manner. The bold desivn solution succeeds by responding to the scale of its surroundings, and the high quality concrete sits well with the stuccoed architecture of the area.

The building is on a constricted part of the site, with major infrastructure services beneath, including the Nightingale sewer and Underground subways. The tower includes one bedroom flats and bedsitting rooms arranged around a central core, with balconies on the radiating arms, and is specifically designed for people without children; family housing is provided in adjoining low rise terraces with access to gardens.

The mill is sensitively restored with a new waterwheel and mill race forming the centrepiece to the landscaped courtyard. With considerable experience in the planning and design of Mental Health Units, the practice is appointed for the redevelopment of a site at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. With considerable growth in the further and higher education sectors, the practice is involved in a number of schemes and begins work on the new Bexley College in Erith Town Centre. 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 main span of m at the time of its construction is the longest pre-stressed concrete span in use. The vertical design and careful sighting allowed seven mature oak trees to be retained on the site. Gibbeerd is ordered without local consultation by Act of Parliament and is built to supply crederick City of Liverpool and the Wirral Peninsula.

The plan rationalises the various disparate activities into a deceptively simple rectangular box with free-standing towers containing all the service elements and circulation. The practice had a long association with Whitbread, planning and designing their Northern Brewery at Preston, and subsequently their Western Brewery desiyn Magor in Wales. Retrieved from ” https: The design responds to a difficult site which is left over after the laying out of towm new road junction, and the heights are modulated so as to avoid overshadowing the Gilbert Scott church of St John the Divine on an adjoining site.

Frederick Gibberd becomes involved in the design of several research facilities including laboratories for Shell at Thornton Heath where he designs the main buildings. The largely windowless buildings are fredericl in robust precast concrete panels, articulated by an over-scaled battered plinth, which continues around the later phases comprising welfare and administrative blocks lending unity to the completed development.

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