Bat & Ball design on display

As part of the Institute’s on-going commitment to profile RIBA Competition winning entries, Theis + Khan were invited to present the Bat & Ball winning entry to design a civic and community Centre for Sevenoaks Town Council. Held in the RIBA’s HQ building at 66 Portland Place, the exhibition will travel to promote its message below as well as the participating practices nationally and internationally.

Our mission is to evidence the role of best practice competitions in uncovering fresh ideas needed to meet the world’s most important urban challenges. In particular, it will reflect on three critical themes emerging from the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda for delivering sustainable urban development:

1. A sense of belonging: architects’ agency in creating a cohesive society

2. Safe, affordable and sustainable housing: how architects can influence client choices

3. Protecting the cultural heritage: deploying architects’ design vision to unlock economic and community value for clients

Bat & Ball Station

The Bat & Ball station building was given planning permission to be developed as a community hub to include meeting rooms and a café. The 1862 Grade II listed building was the first station in Sevenoaks, before the London to Hastings mainline station was built. It will be renovated by Sevenoaks Town Council for use by the public and local community.

Freedom of the City

At a ceremony in the Guildhall, City of London, Soraya was given the Freedom of the City.

Tunbridge Wells house starts on site