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The practice is commissioned for the design of the new London headquarters of BUPA in Bloomsbury, remodelling a s building to maximise the space and consolidate the various departments. The design exploits the abstract sculptural forms of the hoppers, silos and tanks, with the various elements articulated in the scheme, to break up the silhouette. Gibberd prepares the masterplan for the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the largest University in Atlantic Canada.

The centre is a unique 3,sqm state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility for the complete range of technical and backstage skills associated with the theatre and live music industries. The building deskgn the highest practicable level of ‘Very Good.

The building is later listed Grade II.

Frederick Gibberd – Wikipedia

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 rown improvement works. The local authority insists on the retention of the party walls and chimney breasts within the development. The internal plan was highly inefficient, and the chief interest was in the design of the Jermyn Street frontage.

Unlike many other types it is intended to last up to gibebrd years and 36, units are erected. The building dates from the 60’s and in need of extensive repairs to the envelope.

The original plan has an irregular bourndary, produced by the reorganisation of field patterns of surrounding farms and the use of natural features such as woodlands. Unfortunately, later additions towj to respect the symmetry of the original conception.

This consolidation leads to the release by the Ministry of over acres of surplus land for redevelopment as part of the funding strategy.

Public surface shelters are also planned at street level in preparation for the anticipated air raids which commence in the summer, culminating in the Blitz on the City of London later in the year. 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 eight-storey concrete-framed building with its distinctive skyline addresses the open space and terminates the vista from the gardens; behind this fredfrick various studios with north light roofs are subsequently erected.


The first project for a Learning Resource Centre at Farnham is procured on a design and build basis and is part of a series of successful collaborations with contractors providing maximum guaranteed price arrangements to produce buildable and innovative solutions to various colleges with the backing of the Learning Skills Council.

The most successful building of the Council group, the Civic Hall later renamed the Alban Arena is designed by Gibberd in a restrained modern movement style: After purchasing the site, the community eventually looks at redeveloping the site and appoints Hown Gibberd to prepare the masterplan for Douai Abbey which is adopted on the Diamond Jubilee of its English foundation.

Existing features including trees and buildings were preserved to give variety to the new town and provide a link with Harlow’s historic past. Healthcare dssign continues to provide an important skill set for the partnership. Much of the City centre becomes pedestrianised and the retail and restaurant capacity increased bysq ft, with parking for cars. Fredetick he was articled to a firm of architects in Birmingham and studied architecture under William Gihberd at the Birmingham School of Artwhere his roommate was F.

The interior design of the flats is also by Frederick Gibberd and the layout include large sliding doors to give greater flexibility to the internal floor plans. A substantial collection of public sculptures is visible around the town, including works by Henry MooreElizabeth FrinkAuguste Rodin and Barbara Hepworth.

The tower includes one bedroom flats and bedsitting rooms arranged around a central core, with ttown 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 practice provides design services under a framework agreement to remodel and refurbish an acute mental health unit based on the Princess Alexandra Hospital site near the town centre.

The bold modernist solution succeeds by responding to the scale of its surroundings, and the high quality concrete sits well with the stuccoed architecture of the area.

Planned for a maximum of beds, the hospital is described at the time as a model of functional excellence and distinctive beauty, planned not only for the present but to meet future needs.

Frederick Gibberd

This is the start of a long association with the firm, involving works at private hospitals around the country and in Europe. Energy usage is minimised by the use of natural and passive measures Among its energy-saving features are a wind turbine, photovoltaic solar thermal, electric and biomass heating and rainwater harvesting.

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. The practice goes on to complete a further scheme of waterside dwellings off Highgate in Kendal.


The plan defines distinct areas for living and industry with the focus of the design the town centre. A major milestone is the completion of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, a commission which had been won in a design competition in and raises the profile of the practice to an international level. The completed centre comprises an seat theatre, a seat cinema, two licensed bars, a coffee bar, and ancillary spaces to support a wide range of cultural and community events.

The Water Gardens, although listed by English Heritagehave been spoilt by the abutment of a car park and shopping centre.

The work at Heathrow Airport will continue for the rest of his time in practice as the temporary buildings are replaced with permanent structures, rail connections built and innovations such as gaterooms added to keep pace with the development of the aviation industry and the boom in commercial travel and package holidays.

A design is developed for an tourist class bedroom tower over a multi-level retail podium on land to the rear of the hotel with the reversal of unsympathetic interventions and additions, the refurbishment of the existing Bras Basah building for speciality retail, a new Ballroom, and the restoration of the original Palm Court wing. This is acquired by a developer who commissions Gibberd to design Park Court, a series of apartment buildings to replace the original house, while retaining its mature trees.

The town centre is a long way from much of the housing, the town is divided by landscape into four districts, three of these have large shopping and social centres whilst the fourth relates to the Town Centre, each district was given its own identity with the feel and size of a small town.

Most of the site was cleared but some of the original mess buildings dating from the s are retained for refurbishment. In he comes to the attention of a developer who was looking for an innovative scheme for a substantial low cost private housing scheme comprising over flats on a site in Streatham.

As well as offices, the building provides new shops and residential units. Various options are explored including high and low-rise schemes extending onto vacant sites behind the original hotel.