Practical Completion in Tottenham Hale

We are thrilled to announce the end of the construction period of One Ashley Road in North London.

Our scheme’s hexagonal plan geometry, colour and patterning are inspired by Tottenham’s historic local context. The Eagle Pencil Co, later taken over by Berol, operated a factory in the Hale from 1907 to 1992. With a rich orange brick outer skin and a faceted metal courtyard façade, our design employs the graphic colours and hexagonal forms of the iconic Berol Eagle Pencil. These have been translated formally as abstract surface patterns within the architecture of the building, gathering and reflecting light into its heart.

A secluded residents podium garden and resident’s co-work space at third floor level is sheltered from street noise; at 7th floor level, a south-facing communal roof garden is visible from afar. With a double-height colonnade offering a civic frontage to Tottenham Hale, this building will bring identity, character, human scale and joy to its new and existing communities.

Visualization shows the view of the building directly after exiting Tottenham Hale station

Declan Walker

Toronto Quayside Development Agreement

Waterfront Toronto and Quayside Impact confirmed an agreement to develop the Quayside site this December.

This announcement follows the competition success of Quayside Impact’s team earlier this year featuring Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen and Alison Brooks Architects.

Co-leading a talented international team, we hope to transform the area into a vibrant new ecologically minded community. Our Western Curve Tower is the cornerstone to the masterplan’s design, featuring innovative balconies that will promote extensive planting.

The development will offer:

  • 800+ Units of affordable housing
  • 3.5 Acres of connective green public space
  • Low carbon design; mass timber structures

Read Waterfront Toronto’s full announcement here.

Declan Walker

Madame Architect Interview

This December Alison Brooks was interviewed by Julia Gamolina, the founder of Madame Architect.

“We need more women creating the built environment, creating the cities in which we live. We need to inspire more young girls and women to be the makers of our world.”

To read the full interview, click here.


Declan Walker

Siza Talks 2022

Alison Brooks participated in The Álvaro Siza Talks 2022 last week, speaking at the Auditório de Serralves in Porto alongside international architecture and design talent.

The theme proposed for this year’s edition of the Talks, “Conversations with Time”, explored the role of the passage of time in the design process and life of buildings.
International design talents such as David Chipperfield, Carla Juaçaba, Momoyo Kaijima, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, João Mendes Ribeiro and José María Sánchez García presented their work at the event.
Wed, 11.16.22
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Declan Walker