Details talk at Oxford Brookes

Wayne Head has been invited to give a talk at the Oxford Architecture Society on the 2nd March at 7pm. The talk will feature details of significant structures in the ‘New Towns’ Milton Keynes and Stevenage drawn by CLTH’s Gabriella Watkins and Eleanor Hill. Find them on instagram at @oxarch

Posted 1 March 2021

Hempcrete Seminar

We were very lucky to have recently been discussing applications of hempcrete and bio-based construction with Alex Sparrow. This lively discussion involved a thought provoking presentation followed by an engaging workshop regarding the application of hempcrete walls in our ongoing projects. We continuously strive to move towards our zero-carbon goal, which is now one step closer.

Posted 9 February 2021

Community Garden Hill House

We have helped communicate the vision for Hill House, a grade II listed council asset in St Helier. The design involves a greenhouse built using reused windows, as part of an initiative started by Community Action Sutton who are running a crowdfunding campaign, pitching for the Mayor of London #MakeLondon fund.

Hill house has acted as a Food Hub during COVID-19 recovery, been part of the 'men in sheds' projects, and community connectors. The project vision looks to build on this culture of community activity by transforming the outdoor space into an urban community garden. This brings people together, provides the local community with an opportunity to grow their own food, make new friends, improve their wellbeing and mental health.

Here is a link to the fund:

Posted 1 February 2021

Pop-Up Schools Initiative featured in RETHINK Design Guide

Our Pop-Up Schools Initiative has been featured in the RETHINK Design Guide: Architecture for a post-pandemic world.

This innovative design guide draws together expert guidance on designing in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic for key architectural sectors: housing, workplace, civic and cultural, hospitality, education, infrastructure and civic placemaking. It provides design inspiration to architects on how they can respond to the challenges and opportunities of a post-pandemic environment and how architects ensure they are at the forefront of the best design in this new world. Looking at each sector in turn, it covers the key challenges, such as how society will emerge post-pandemic. Will we take the opportunity to reset the status quo? And, if so, what possibilities are there for architects to take the initiative in designing this new world?

Written by set of contributing design experts, this book is for all architects, whether sole practitioners or working in a larger practice. As well as inspirational design guidance, it also provides client perspectives – crucial for understanding how clients are planning for the future too. Find out more here.

Posted 1 February 2021

Hornsey Library Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit 2021

Recently completed, the preservation and restoration of Grade II Listed Hornsey Library has been shortlisted for the Architect's Journal Retrofit Awards 2021.

We have taken care to preserve the historic fabric and proportions of this much-loved, light-filled public building. This photo looks through to the new Children’s Library, expanded and upgraded with playful lighting, seating and fittings.

The existing building was retained, restored and reused as much as possible, including original furniture and shelving, minimising the environmental impact of new materials. We upgraded the distinctive curtain walling, library roof and building services to achieve a predicted 49% improvement on CO2 emissions, including a new rooftop PV array. The library is currently closed due to Covid, but we hope that everyone will be able to enjoy this fantastic public asset soon.

More on the project here

Posted 28 January 2021

Alfreton Park School is on-site!

As groundworks are progressing, we would like to draw attention to the Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) strategy, contributing to the project's green agenda. In harmony with the context, a pond has been carved out of the ground on the south-west corner of the site to provide most of the attenuation. Water treatment will be achieved through a careful selection of vegetation and design of levels.

Despite the cold weather, we are conducting regular site visits. Stay tuned!

Posted 21 January 2021

Newport Retrofitting: Decarbonisation Programme

As part of our decarbonisation programme we have begun work on a major retrofit project across 10 sites in South Wales. The sites all have poorly performing existing housing stock constructed immediately after WWII with uninsulated load bearing concrete walls. The thermal performance will be improved through the implementation of natural insulation. With an emphasis on using onsite renewables to support improvements on internal layouts, private amenity spaces and existing leakages.

Posted 13 January 2021

Senegal Elementary School Competition

CLTH have been named as finalists in the Sambou Toura Drame competition to design a new elementary school in Senegal.

Our proposal, produced by architect Brahim Kanoute and architectural assistant Bareera Borhan, brought together familiar local forms and materials with an exciting plan arrangement. Approach, entrance and arrival onto the site is via a covered colonnade and planted veranda. This same space provides a shaded hang out space for pupils and staff during the day and ‘opens up’ to host local events.

The competition was held by ‘Archstorming’ who seek to improve humanitarian issues through architecture in collaboration with the NGO ‘Lets Build My School’.

The winning entry will be built. Our proposal can be viewed here:

Posted 4 January 2021

Season's Greetings from Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture

2020 was a year of new beginnings for the team at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture. From moving in to our new office at Underwood Street to having to cope with the surprises brought on by the pandemic. We have adapted to change and continued to build on developing our portfolio of work. Our Pop-up schemes were developed as a direct response to the pandemic and we are proud to have assisted schools across the country in providing COVID safe outdoor learning. We are pleased to say our restoration of the Grade II Listed Hornsey Library, pictured above, has successfully moved through the RIBA stages to completion, with marvellous feedback received from staff and users.

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year.

“Hornsey Library has been transformed, with excellent work that enhances the fabric of this much loved Grade II listed building, while respecting the architectural character and history of the original library. Haringey Library users will benefit for years to come.”
Cllr Mark Blake, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Communities

Posted 18 December 2020

CLTH Director Wayne Head Awarded RIBA Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Wayne has been awarded a RIBA Fellowship, celebrating his contribution to the industry.

The RIBA Fellowship celebrates inspiring figures that can represent the diversity, talent and dynamism of architecture and the built environment.

We endeavour to continue designing projects of high social value with guidance from Wayne.

We would like to congratulate Wayne on his well-deserved accolade and thank him for his hard work and enthusiasm.

Posted 9 December 2020

Queen's University Belfast: The Meaning of Detail in Architecture

Wayne Head has been invited to lecture to Queen's University Belfast Architecture Society. The talk will feature details of significant structures in the Kings Cross area and more recently ‘New Towns’ Milton Keynes and Stevenage drawn by CLTH’s Gabriella Watkins and Eleanor Hill. Wayne will also discuss how this exercise led to interesting conversations with the Sir John Soane Museum, Focal Point Gallery Southend and Milton Keynes council.

The talk will take place on the 9th December at 5.30pm

Posted 8 December 2020

Virtual Giving Tree with Crisis Support Charity Hestia

CLTH are taking part in the #ChristmasChallenge20 with adult crisis support charity Hestia, during which donations are doubled for a limited time only.

Hestia provides high quality support for adults and children in crisis across London. During the first lockdown this involved opening a new emergency refuge for women and children needing to flee domestic abuse.

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but even more so for some. CLTH acknowledge this and therefore this year, instead of our annual Secret Santa festivities, we are taking part in the ‘virtual giving tree’ with Hestia. Our staff will be gifting presents that were chosen by Hestia's Domestic Abuse Service.

We hope to continue working with Hestia in the future and would like to wish everyone a safe and happy winter.

Posted 7 December 2020

CLTH Passivhaus Trust Membership

CLTH is a member of the Passivhaus Trust. It aims to promote Passivhaus as a highly effective way of providing high standards of occupant comfort and health as well as reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK. FInd out more here.

Posted 24 November 2020

Queen's University Belfast: Pop-Up Initiative Talk

Wayne Head has been invited to speak at Queen's University Belfast Architecture Society on the Pop-Up Initiative, from concept to delivery in multiple schools across the UK and more. Wayne will also discuss the further projects this initial idea generated, and the importance of innovation in smaller practices.

The talk will take place at 5.30pm on the 18th November.

Posted 16 November 2020

NLA Publishes Our Urban Farm Proposal in Zero Carbon

NLA have featured our Urban Farm proposal for Staples Corner in Brent, a project which aims to create the UK’s first major centre for hydroponic and aquaponic farming whilst also providing 2000 new net-zero homes, and 3000 new jobs working in and around a new green infrastructure.

NLA described the scheme as "an exemplar project that push[es] the bar of environmental design and contribute[s] to London’s ambition to become a low carbon city"

More information in link below:

Posted 12 November 2020

Retrofitting Housing in Wales

We have begun work on a major retrofit project across 10 sites in South Wales. The sites all have existing housing stock constructed immediately after WWII with uninsulated load bearing concrete walls. They are therefore in need of renovation targeted at thermal performance, improvements to their private amenity space and alterations to their internal layout to better suit the residents.

Posted 9 November 2020

God is in the Details: Architecture Today Webinar

Join the Architecture Today live webinar at 10.00am on Tuesday 3 November to explore approaches to detailing, and the relation of the detail to the wider architectural concept, chaired by Wayne Head.

Successful details are essential not only to the performance of a building, but also to the communication of an architectural ethos. Into the resolution of junctions, joints and fixings go the combined intelligences of contractors and consultants, but also ideas about the nature of material, the character of construction and the integrity of a building.

Register on Eventbrite for this free, 90 minute a combination of short, informative presentations, plenty of opportunity for audience Q&A and a panel discussion with all the speakers, including Amin Taha of GROUPWORK, Mary Duggan of Mary Duggan Architects, Sasha Bhavan of Knox Bhavan Architects LLP, and our very own Wayne Head of Curl La Tourelle Head Architecture and editor of DETAILS.

Click here to register for a free ticket.

Posted 30 October 2020

The Urban Farm Brent to be featured in NLA Publication

Our speculative masterplan for turning a polluted and forgotten area of Brent into one of the country's major centres of food production is to be featured in the upcoming NLA Zero Carbon publication. We have been looking into creating the UK’s first major centre for hydroponic and aquaponic farming – like other major centres in Scandinavia and in America who are already utilising these modern farming technologies. The proposal aims to provide 2000 new net-zero homes, and 3000 new jobs working in and around a new green infrastructure.

Posted 13 October 2020

Bareera joins the team

We have a fantastic new addition to our team - Bareera Borhan is joining us from her BA Architecture course at Central St Martin's, University of the Arts London. Having taken part in a number of engagement projects while studying Bareera is particularly interested in how architecture can be used to communicate ideas and stories, using design as a medium for story telling. Welcome Bareera!

Posted 8 October 2020

Morland Gardens shortlisted in the New London Awards 2020

Morland Gardens, our socially focussed mixed-use scheme in the London Borough of Brent has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2020 in the Mixing category. The scheme includes 65 new council homes, a 2500m² state-of-the-art adult education centre with public café and 700m² of affordable workspace in the heart of Stonebridge Ward, one of Brent’s most deprived areas.

The full shortlist can be seen on the NLA website here.

You can also vote for the project in the People's Choice award - follow this link

Check out the project on our website here

Posted 18 September 2020

Planning Award Winner for Morland Gardens

We've had the fantastic news that Morland Gardens, our social housing, adult education and affordable workplace scheme for the London Borough of Brent, has won the Planning Award 2020 in the Mixed Use Development category.

Congratulations also to Brent, who have made this signification £43m investment in the the heart of Stonebridge Ward, one of Brent’s most deprived areas. The judges praised the use of a local community steering group to contribute feedback from hard-to-reach groups ensuring the building reflects local needs and aspirations.

You can see the entry on the Planning Resource website and read more about the project here

Posted 9 September 2020

Good luck Brahim and welcome Marianne

Our brilliant colleague Brahim Kanouté is shortly submitting for the equivalent of his Part III Architectural Studies in Paris. We wish him good luck and look forward to adding another Architect to our roster.

We have also been joined recently by talented designer Marianne Christiansen, who has significant experience in practice and teaching in London. Welcome Marianne!

Posted 7 September 2020

Hornsey Library sneak peek

Our retrofit project of the Grade II Listed Hornsey Library in Haringey is nearing completion and will be open to the public soon. Here's a sneak peek of the progress on site, more to follow...

You can read more about the project here

Posted 28 August 2020

Milton Keynes Tour: New Towns DETAILS

We enjoyed a socially distanced tour of Milton Keynes recently from CultureMK for our exciting New Towns DETAILS publication commission. The set focuses on a range of details, including the bright and beautifully planted Centre:MK, distinctly different housing schemes, and the bespoke street furniture.

From our visit it was clear Milton Keynes is a town of many UK firsts. We are looking forward to visiting Stevenage in the near future as the next New Town in the set.

Posted 21 August 2020

Planning consent for 100% social housing in Brent

We have recently received planning consent for Morland Gardens, our 100% social housing scheme in the London Borough of Brent including 65 new council homes, a 2500m² state-of-the-art adult education centre with public café and 700m² of affordable workspace.

Cllr Amer Agha, Cabinet Member for Schools, Employment & Skills said:
“Given how Covid-19 has disproportionately affected Brent, both by case numbers and in its economic impact, this kind of new educational facility and the affordable workspace which will be provided, has never been needed more and so I’m very pleased that the committee voted in favour of the plans.”

Harlesden-based youth leadership consultant and member of the project’s Community Steering Group, Errol Donald, told the committee:
“In providing real hope and genuine opportunities for people to access affordable housing, specialist skills, training and custom-built work spaces, I feel the scheme will undoubtedly play a key role in supporting a community that has shown incredible resilience for as long as I can remember."

The scheme is featured in the architectural press, you can read more about it using the below links:
Architect's Journal
Building Design
Design Exchange
Or by visiting our website here

Posted 19 August 2020

Pop-up Flyers for Schools, High Streets and Healthcare

We've been working hard developing our Pop-up Schools concept to further enable a safe return to High Street and Healthcare environments. Pop-up flyers summarising our proposals are now available for each sector.

Order a physical copy by emailing
Or download a digital version using the below links:
High Streets

You can see more by visiting the new Pop-up section of our website

Our director Wayne Head has also been interviewed by NBC news and will be featuring alongside our pop-up schools tomorrow 23rd July - more details to follow.

Posted 22 July 2020

Pop-up Schools longlisted for Rethink: 2025 Competition

Our Pop-up Schools initiative has been longlisted in for the RIBA Rethink: 2025 Competiton - an international design competition for our post-pandemic world considering what our buildings, streets and communities might look in 2025, how the pandemic might modify the way we interact with space and one another and how design can mitigate its worst effects.

Our Pop-up proposal is immediate and flexible in its scope, proposing temporary low-cost emergency schools using recycled festival marquees to provide outdoor learning opportunities. You can read more on the project here.

See the full longlist here. Congratulations to all those shortlisted!

Posted 20 July 2020

Brooklands Park featured in the Architects' Journal

Our project to redevelop Brooklands Park in Worthing has been featured on the Architects' Journal. Click here for more information.

Posted 14 July 2020

100 Day Studio - Architecture Foundation - Bedtime Stories

Tomorrow (30th June) Director Wayne Head will be reading from Hōjōki

Retreating from an “unkind world” in 12c Japan the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital of Kyoto following its devastation by earthquake, fire and storm in which 40,000 died.

He constructed a ten foot square hut and from this solitary vantage point Chomei produced extraordinary literary work...

As we contemplate and dream of new spatial conditions to improve social cohesion...let us reflect on Chomei’s experience...

Find out more information here

Posted 29 June 2020

Pop-Up School Mail Out

Our Pop-Up Classroom mailer has gone out to leaders in education across the country. We have collaborated with BOB Design to create a pop-up flyer explaining how our concept supports a safe return to school. This has already led to several schools commissioning prototypes that provide a rapid expansion in classroom provision to enable socially distanced learning over the coming months.

The flyer can be viewed digitally here.

Find out more information here

For related enquiries please contact:

Posted 29 June 2020

Brooklands Park planning permission granted

We have secured planning permission for Adur and Worthing Councils in the redevelopment of Brooklands Park on the South Coast of England.

Our proposed cafe and visitor centre will act as a catalyst for wider regeneration of the park and aims to transform the area into a science and discovery hub through a park wide focus on STEM subjects. The centre will become both a gateway from the park’s east entrance and a focal point to the south, connecting the coast to the South Downs beyond.

Our proposal sits adjacent to the park's lake which provides long views out from the cafe as well as on colder days the building’s heating supply through a new ground source heat pump embedded in the lake. In warmer weather the form of the building offers the opportunity for visitors to shelter from the sun sitting on benching that wraps the south of the building underneath a generous overhanging roof. In the manner of the picturesque, visiting the cafe is experienced as a series of views, from the initial gateway between the cafe and amenity forms which frame a diagonal view across the lake, to stepping in to the cafe where low bird-hide windows restrict the view out, to a great reveal at the end, with large picture windows underneath a dome that will create a joyful space for the community to gather in.

More information here

Posted 25 June 2020

RICS Award Winner!

We're delighted to hear that our Lexden Springs Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school in Colchester has won the RICS East Social Impact Award 2020 in the Education category! The school was delivered on time, in budget and scored 10/10 for customer satisfaction.

The judges said "This project provides an excellent level of facility for young people who have mental and or physical requirements to better prepare them for life outside of the education system. This has been achieved through the collaborative approach of the school, local authority, design team and contractors."

More information here

Posted 23 June 2020

First Pop-up School on site!

Working with Original Marquees, our first pop-up classroom has now been installed on site at Manorfield Primary School in Tower Hamlets, London!

The temporary structure has been used to host classrooms and as a lunch area for pupils, delivering at least 25% more socially distanced capacity than what the school currently offers.

Paul Jackson, Headteacher, Manorfield Primary School, said, “Our children have been out of school for far too long. We want to bring as many children back to school in as safe a way as possible. We won’t bring back more children than it is safe to and need to find creative solutions to enable the wider opening of schools. The creation of additional pop-up accommodation in our playground will support us in doing this and meeting the needs of our children. We are very excited to see more of them returning to school.”

You can read more about it here on our website and in the press articles below:
ArchDaily: Curl la Tourelle Head Builds First Socially Distanced Tent for a London Primary School
Building Design: Schools queue up for Curl La Tourelle Head’s outdoor classrooms
Teaching Times: Socially Distanced Tents Go Up at London Primary
Early Years Educator: Pop-up tent provides social distancing solution for London primary
You may have also caught us in the Evening Standard!

For related enquiries, please email

Posted 17 June 2020

Our new Pop-Up Schools in the press!

We're really excited to announce our new Tent Schools concept for socially distanced classrooms and are delighted to see that it's been featured in the press!

Architects Journal: Can primary schools adapt to a post-lockdown world?
Dezeen: Curl la Tourelle Head proposes tent classrooms for socially distanced learning
The Telegraph: What schools could look like when children return
Evening Standard: Headteachers eager to reopen schools as firm proposes ‘big top’ classrooms
Teaching Times: Tents Could Be Used to Support Return To School After Lockdown

Our idea sees a series of pop-up, tent-like structures, each of which is arranged to follow the two-metre social distancing rule between pupils, with the adaptability to host different classroom setups. We propose reusing resources such as marquees and portable bathroom facilities from outdoor festivals that would otherwise be dormant during the current pandemic.

You can see more of the project here

For related enquiries, please email

Posted 14 May 2020

Coronavirus: Meeting the Challenge

The world faces a great challenge, the duration and impact of which is yet unknown. Our focus at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture means focusing on the work that we can control and where we can to mitigate the impact of those who cannot, whilst being mindful of the need for all of us to look after the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others. We have now trialed, and adopted, a policy of working from home for all of our staff, with everyone getting on with business, more or less as usual, from home.

Our infrastructure is well-coordinated and in place to support the design and delivery of our jobs, as well as its business operations, remains fully functional and adapted to suit these new circumstances.

Our Business Continuity Team continues to meet every other day, to review and assess the latest situation, to put in place any new measures as appropriate, and to communicate these to the wider practice (and externally) when necessary.

We send our best wishes to all of our staff working from home who have been amazing in transitioning so fluently to home working and many friends, clients and collaborators.

We are contactable by email as usual, for any general enquiries please use

Posted 24 March 2020

Council Approval for Morland Gardens

Last week we heard the fantastic news that the London Borough of Brent has approved our proposals for Morland Gardens - a socially focused mixed-use scheme including 65 new council homes, a 2500 square metre adult education centre and 700 square metres of affordable workspace.

Matthew Dibben, Head of Economic Growth, Employment and Skills says:
"There has been significant involvement and leadership from the local community, including a Community Steering Group that has informed design and purpose. It is in the heart of Stonebridge Ward, which has the lowest income and highest economic inactivity in the borough, a fantastic investment for this part of Brent and London."

The project has been designed with sustainability at the fore. The scheme will be one of the largest cross laminated timber buildings in the UK on completion, resulting in a 75% reduction in embodied CO2 over conventional concrete construction. An ambient loop heating system provides a 39% reduction in operational CO2 and extensive gardens and a sheltered courtyard gives residents over 2200 square metres of outdoor space, promoting healthy living and biodiversity.

Check out the project here

Posted 24 January 2020

We have moved!

We have moved to our new offices near Old Street. Please update your records with our new details and come visit us at:

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
Unit 8
16–24 Underwood Street
N1 7JQ

Posted 16 January 2020

Season's Greetings from Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture

We are on the move...

On Wednesday 15th January 2020 we will be moving in to our new offices. We look forward to welcoming you there very soon. In the meantime, please update your records with our new details

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture
Unit 8
16–24 Underwood Street
N1 7JQ

Our telephone number and email addresses remain the same

2019 has been an exciting year for all at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture as we continue to grow, expand in to new sectors and build on our expertise and relationships with existing clients. We look forward to developing on this great year in 2020 as we prepare to wave goodbye to our home in Gospel Oak and begin planning for life in our new studios on Underwood Street.

Large Scale - Mixed Use - Urban Housing - Brent
We are currently working on a ground-breaking project in the London Borough of Brent that we hope will be the tallest Cross Laminated Timber building in the UK. The mixed use scheme will be the new home to an adult education centre at ground level, with affordable workspace below rising up to 9 storeys of 100% social housing above, providing homes and opportunities for some of our capital’s most vulnerable people. By combining our knowledge of both the education and residential sectors we have found ways these typologies can compliment each other which allow for heat exchanges between the two, saving on the total carbon emissions and energy bills for all that will call it home.

Medium Scale - Hillside School - Special Educational Needs - Derbyshire
We are delighted to announce that during 2019 we secured planning permission for a special educational needs school in Derbyshire. We have also prepared tender documentation and anticipate starting on site in 2020. The school is planned as a “family” of wings connected by a central circulation link in order to provide a homely yet uncluttered learning environment that is non-clinical and fully inclusive. In doing this, the design aims to maximise student’s independence and choice to enhance their self-esteem and confidence.

Small Scale - Health led park regeneration - Worthing
2019 was also a successful year for bidding as we won the opportunity to design a new cafe and visitor centre space that acts as the catalyst for regeneration of parkland on the south coast near Brighton. The new cafe will be both a gateway from the park’s east entrance and a focal point from the coast whilst providing a starting point for a new science and discovery walk around the park’s lake. The semi-autonomous proposal utilises its lakeside setting by providing heat through a water source heat pump, energy through photovoltaics and minimises its waste through composting and a biodigester. Through testing innovations at a small scale we hope to bring new ideas and changes to our large scale projects.

Thanks to all our friends, clients and collaborators and best wishes for 2020.

From all at Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture

Posted 19 December 2019

Welcome Eleanor, Rallou and Francesca!

We are excited to Welcome Eleanor, Rallou and Francesca to the team!

Eleanor Hill (BA, MA) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2019, her thesis was concerned with the affects of language on place, community and on urban development – in particular London housing estates, for which she was awarded the RCA Building Trust Prize by The Building Centre and previously awarded the Stephen Welsh Award from the University of Sheffield.

Rallou joins us after aiding the development of the spatial reading and urban strategy for the Meridian Water Masterplan in the London Borough of Enfield. She completed her Master’s Degree at Central Saint Martins in 2019, where her thesis project "Collectively Industrial" was nominated for a MAISON/ 0 Green Trail Award.

Francesca joins us after completing her undergraduate studies in Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, and her MA Architecture at the Royal college of Art, where she received the West RIBA Award in her fourth year. She has worked extensively across Europe and even refurbished a Portuguese Ilha (worker's house) with her carpentry skills.

Posted 7 November 2019

Cold Room Talk #153: DETAILS with Wayne Head

Join us in our studio tonight at 18:00 for a Cold Room Talk led by Wayne Head on his DETAILS series- The Meaning of Detail in Architecture. Drinks and snacks will be provided. This event is open to the public- please email to RSVP.

Posted 30 October 2019

Curl La Tourelle Head joins AJ RetroFirst Campaign

CLTH is listed as one of the supporting practices of the AJ Retrofirst Campaign. Retrofit is fan more environmentally sustainable than demolition and rebuild. However, a lack of policy in this area and a distorted system of VAT which props up the industry status quo means that many practices still favour new build over retrofit. To find out more about the campaign, click here

Posted 24 October 2019

Alfreton Park Community Special School receives Planning Consent!

Planning Approval Confirmed for Alfreton Park Community Special School!

From its raised position on the natural ridge of land running down the centre of the tree-lined park site, the low-lying, contextual building blends into the landscape through following the natural contours of the site and using subtly coloured treated zinc cladding. A simple and efficient single storey pitched roof section is used throughout, a generator for elegance in its setting, creating open and light internal spaces for activities ranging from trampolining therapy to general learning.

Each classroom has sheltered play space, and carefully placed internal classroom screens allow consistent views to the tree-lined parkland surrounds. These design decisions endeavour to provide an enriching learning environment connecting the pupils to nature.

Posted 10 October 2019

See our work in the NLA Exhibition

Revitalise Peckham Rye and Whitehall Museum have been included in the NLA exhibition, 'New London 2019/2020 – Best Buildings and Projects', running until Friday 1st November.

The exhibition is being held in The Building Centre, 26 Store Street and is free to enter. For more information, click here.

Posted 18 September 2019

We are on the L&Q £50m Housing Framework!

We have been named as one of the 76 architectural practices on the London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Trust's new £50 million architecture framework. Click here to read more.

Posted 18 September 2019

Revitalising the Rye in Architecture Today

Our Peckham Rye Pavilion has been featured in Architecture Today! Click here to read the article.

Posted 9 September 2019

Kidbrooke Park receives Planning Consent

CLTH is pleased to announce that our Kidbrooke Park project, where we are working the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has received Planning Consent. Providing a replacement two form entry Primary School alongside a SEN Learning Centre, it is set on the edge of Metropolitan Open Land. Complete with an orchard it will provide the local community with additional sports facilities, enhancing the landscape setting. We are looking forward to continuing to work hard alongside the rest of the design team to move the project forward.

Posted 24 July 2019

CLTH welcomes Richard Taylor to the team!

CLTH is excited to welcome Richard Taylor to our growing team! Richard is interested in community projects and is currently working with a childhood obesity charity project to design and build a mobile food bike to be used in schools.

Richard studied at Newcastle, Westminster and Sheffield University, on a unique course combining RIBA Part I and MEng Structural Engineering, with his thesis being nominated for RIBA North East Hadrian’s medal.

Having worked previously at Ben Adams Architects on a variety of projects in the Office, Residential, Leisure and Healthcare Sectors, Richard joins us to work on Wolverhampton Public Sector Hub, the largest mixed-use project the city has to date.

Posted 17 July 2019

Green Team Updates: Sutton Social Housing

Sutton Social Housing will make use of an inventive green ventilation method. To avoid mechanical ventilation, each house is naturally ventilated using ‘chimneys’ for Passive Stack Ventilation, thereby omitting electric fans and maintenance issues. The ‘chimneys’ are a familiar domestic form and have been developed to suit a range of layouts and types.

Posted 17 July 2019

Contrasting school typologies in planning

Our single-storey SEN school situated in the Derbyshire Hillside contrasting with the proposal for a new Maths, Art and S.T.E.A.M. centre located in world heritage site, Harrow, both recently submitted for planning. More news to follow!

Posted 12 July 2019

NLA Awards 2019

After having two of our projects shortlisted, we are delighted to announce that Revitalise Peckham Rye has been Commended in its category, Culture. Congratulations to all other winners!

Posted 11 July 2019

Shortlisting Success for the New London Awards

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to announce a double shortlisting, with both our Revitalise Peckham Rye and our Whitehall Museum projects being shortlisted in the 2019 New London Awards, organised by New London Architecture.

Revitalise Peckham Rye was shortlisted within the Culture category, whilst Whitehall Museum was shortlisted within the Conservation & Retrofit Category. Alongside this both are up for the People's Choice Awards.

Further information on the shortlist and the New London Awards can be found here.

To vote for your favourite project please click here, we would be grateful for your support.

Posted 7 June 2019

CLTH welcomes Giorgia Pierleoni and Simon Bumstead to the team

Curl la Tourelle Head is growing quickly! We warmly welcome a talented pair of new team members.

Georgia joins us having recently exhibited her work in Ljubljana! Completing her Part II in Ferrara, Italy and with experience working in Austria, Spain and Italy she joins the Education team to work on Alfreton Park School, a new sustainable facility for students with special educational needs set in the beautiful Derbyshire Hills.

Simon joins us fresh from building a Straw Barn in the Utah Desert! Having studied in Newcastle, completing his Part III at Westminster and with experience working in London practices on large residential schemes, he joins the housing team to work with director Oliver on an exciting mixed use scheme where we are working with the London Borough of Brent to provide a new Adult Education Centre, Affordable Workspace and over 80 Homes at a range of tenures.

Posted 5 April 2019

Whitehall Museum shortlisted for RIBA Regional Award

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to announce that our Whitehall Museum project has been shortlisted for a 2019 RIBA Regional Award.

Posted 15 March 2019

Kent Design Urban Design School

Director Wayne Head has been invited to lead tutorials at another Design: South East event on March 14th & 15th. It will consist of intensive group tutorials led by some of the UK's leading practitioners, practical design workshops, group presentations and discussions, and inspirational talks. Participants will gain an insight into the masterplanning process and practical skills associated with developing a plan.

Posted 4 March 2019

Alfreton Updates

Exciting news as our SEN school project, Alfreton Park, is live and moving to a new site! Check our instagram page for more updates: Click Here

Posted 11 February 2019

Archie Darroch joins the team

CLTH is growing quickly! We warmly welcome Archie, having just completed his RIBA II at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. He is currently working with director Oliver and the residential team delivering social housing for the London Borough of Sutton. His previous experience includes working on a large residential scheme in Croydon and working on the renovation and conservation of period and Listed buildings in the Lake District.

Posted 25 January 2019

CABE Open Design Session: Resilient Cities & Infrastructure

On the 30th January Wayne Head will Chair an Open Design Session for CABE. Of the eight themes helping Design Council to frame its approach over the coming years, Wayne will chair resilient cities & infrastructure.

Posted 17 January 2019

Independent School Progresses

We are excited to reveal further images of the project working alongside a successful independent school on a cutting edge learning wing which includes a ‘STEAM’ centre

Posted 17 January 2019

J + A Exhibition

Volume 4 of the DETAILS Series is now being exhibited at the
J + A, Clerkenwell, kindly sponsored by AHMM. The exhibition will run for six weeks and framed editions of the series will be available to purchase.

Posted 17 January 2019

London Energy Transformation Initiative

Wayne Head has been asked to join a team of twenty designers and environmental engineers as part of the LETI Mayor of London Initiative. Known collectively as 'Be Seen', they will develop a technical guidance road-map setting out the approach, targets and benchmarks that developments in the UK need to achieve to reach Net Zero in operation by 2020. This should ensure our climate change targets are met.

You can read more about this group here:

Posted 17 January 2019

Clerkenwell DETAILS Exhibition at the J + A

Volume 4 of the DETAILS Series will be exhibited at the J +A, Clerkenwell, in early January. The fourth volume in the series explores the changing face of the City in light of more modern architectural and engineering techniques, from Sir John Soane's Bank of England to the post-modernist gem that is No. 1 Poultry. Copies of the booklets will be available for sale in the J + A.

Posted 21 December 2018

Design: South East Talk

Director Wayne Head has been invited to give a talk on school design in the current funding context for Design South East (D:SE), the region’s leading source of built environment design support, on the 14th of February. Guest lecturers include Michál Cohen of Walters & Cohen and Simon Henley of Henley Halebrown.

Posted 17 December 2018

Thank-you Joe Morris!

Many thanks to Joe Morris @joevelomo of Morris + Company @moco_arch for a captivating in-depth talk into the importance of model making in his new practice. To join one of our future Cold Room Talks, please check our instagram @cltharchitecture for updates.

Posted 17 December 2018

Bartlett School of Architecture MA Crits

Director Wayne Head joined a panel of critics for The Bartlett's Masters programme end of term crits. The design research theme for the module, led by Hannah Corlett of studio Assemblage, was 'Wabi Sabi/Kintsugi'. The drawings pinned up, by architects from Greece and an artist from Romania, represent the markets of London; a celebration of historic ritual and a field for temporal social and spatial connections between different communities.

Posted 12 December 2018

ICA on The Mall - Christmas Gathering

CLTH enjoyed a Christmas gathering in the ICA, with client Ben Collins and Tom Herre, in John Nash's Carlton House Terrace.

Posted 12 December 2018

The Importance of Model Making

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to welcome Joe Morris of Morris+Company to our studio on Thursday evening to give a talk on the importance of model making. This event is open by invitation – contact if you would like to attend.

Posted 11 December 2018

The AJ Architecture Awards Finalists

We are very pleased to announce that our Revitalise Peckham Rye project was a shortlisted finalist in the AJ Architecture Awards 2018 Public Building of the Year.

Posted 7 December 2018

Thank-you Office S&M!

Many thanks to Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M for a fantastic talk about their insightful approach to colour. Thanks also to all the architects, students and friends who attended. To join one of our future Cold Room Talks, please check our instagram @cltharchitecture for updates.

Posted 6 December 2018

Functional Colour

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to welcome Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M to our studio this evening to give a much anticipated talk entitled Functional Colour, where they will discuss the use of colour in architecture.

Posted 29 November 2018

Whitehall Museum shortlisted for Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to announce that our Whitehall Museum project has been shortlisted as a 2019 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Regional Finalist.

Posted 15 November 2018

Independent school moves forward

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to reveal new images of an exciting project where we are working with a successful independent school on a new and cutting edge learning wing which includes a ‘STEAM’ centre

Posted 8 November 2018

New Sample Projects Information Pack

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to present our new Sample Projects Information Pack

Posted 2 November 2018

Award Winning Architects

We are delighted to announce that architect judges including; Amanda Levette, Daniel Libeskin, Sir David Adjaye, Ben Van Berkel and Ole Scheeren have awarded our Revitalise Peckham Rye project a silver medal / highly commended place in the Blueprint Awards 2018 'Best Public Use Project With Public Funding'

Posted 12 October 2018

Peckham shortlisted for 'Architects Journal Public Building of the Year' award

We are very pleased to announce that our Revitalise Peckham Rye project has been shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards 2018 Public Building of the Year.

Posted 8 October 2018

A new Detail edition

The Sir John Soane Museum curator Owen Hopkins has requested that a new edition (Volume 5) be produced by our team of enthusiasts and publisher Everyday Press

Posted 5 October 2018

Russettings Completed

A view of our recently completed ‘Russettings’. This new extension, on one of a few surviving Victorian villas in Sutton, is where marriages, civil partnerships and citizenship ceremonies are conducted

Posted 5 October 2018

Shortlisted: ‘Best Public-Use Project With Public Funding’

MORE exciting news, Peckham Rye project has again been shortlisted! This time for the Blueprint Awards: Best Public-Use Project With Public Funding.

Posted 21 September 2018

Sustainable Social Sutton

New designs coming out for our sustainable housing projects in Sutton! keep your eyes posted to see these progress.

Posted 21 September 2018

Shortlisted for ‘Civic Building of the Year’

Exciting news! Our Peckham Rye project has been shortlisted for the Civic Building of the Year Award, nominated by Faithful + Gould.

Posted 3 August 2018

Sustainable Social Housing in Sutton

We are excited to be developing plans for new sustainable social housing across numerous sites in London Borough of Sutton.

More details to follow soon...

Posted 24 July 2018

Architects Journal

Our Peckham Rye change and play facility has been featured on Architects Journal.

Read here.

Posted 17 July 2018

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Image: detail from our Peckham Rye project which has been nominated in the ‘Architect of the Year’ category at the Structural Timber Awards 2018


Posted 13 July 2018

Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards 2018

We are very pleased to announce that our Whitehall Museum project has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award 2018 in the Cultural and Listed Buildings category.

See the full list here.

Posted 11 July 2018

Shortlisted for ‘Architect of the Year’

We are pleased to be shortlisted for ‘Architect of the Year’ by the Structural Timber Awards 2018 for our Peckham Rye project.

Posted 2 July 2018

‘Knowledge Capital’ by New London Architecture

Our idea to build a tidal powered research centre is featured in New London Architecture’s latest publication and exhibition ‘Knowledge Capital: making places for education, innovation and health’.

Posted 8 May 2018

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Posted 2 May 2018

Westminster University: Design Day Clinic

We were pleased to be part of Westminster University’s Detailed Design Study module, where 2nd Year BA Architecture students had an opportunity to discuss their projects with practising architects and University of Westminster’s staff.

The practitioners who came to work with the students during the Detail Design Clinic were: Wayne Head (Curl la Tourelle Head Architects), Theclalin Cheung (Curl la Tourelle Head Architects), Scott Batty Architect (UOW), Jeremy Young (Featherstone Young Architects), Jim Potter (Waind Gohil + Potter), Elantha Evans Architect (UOW), Andrew Whiting (HUT), Sangkil Park (MAKE).

Posted 11 April 2018

Armstrong Yakubu closes our ‘Details’ series at the Soane Museum

Our final talk will be given by Armstrong Yakubu, Partner at Foster + Partners, on the 18th of April. He will be talking about ‘Details at Concept’, a retrospective on how detail has influenced work throughout his career.

Posted 3 April 2018

Wayne visits Danish architects Skala and Mutopia

Wayne has been in conversation with Danish practices SKALA and Mutopia, Based in Copenhagen and Horsens, to develop a collaborative working model based around Nordic design principles. We hope to bring the Danish model of high-density, low impact housing to the UK, principles that London can certainly benefit from.

More news soon on this exciting collaboration!

Posted 29 March 2018

Glenwood School shortlisted for Construction News Awards 2018!

We’re pleased to announce that our SEN School has been shortlisted for Construction News’ Project of the Year Award (£15m – £30m). The awards ceremony will take place on the 12th of July 2018 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Click here to view the other shortlisted projects.

Posted 28 March 2018

CLTH win Hornsey Library

Curl la Tourelle Head are excited to be refreshing and helping preserve this iconic Grade II listed building for generations to come.

Posted 15 March 2018

Tidal School selected for Knowledge Capital Competition

We are pleased to announce that our Thames Tidal School project has been selected as part of New London Architecture's 'Knowledge Capital Competition', in the Research Publication Project Showcase. An exploration of projects, initiatives and ideas supporting the transformation of London’s education and health sector, Knowledge Capital helps push the way we think about places for education, innovation and health.

Friday 4 May – Saturday 7 July 2018
Free Exhibition
NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Check out the events programme here.

Posted 13 March 2018

Talk No. 4 at Sir John Soane's Museum

Our fourth talk was given by Gillian Horn, architect, lecturer, and partner at Penoyre & Prasad Architects. Horn was project architect on the innovative and award-winning Straw Bale House in Islington for Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, and regular contributor to Radio 4’s Learning Curve, Front Row, Teachers’ TV and the RIBA Journal.

Posted 8 March 2018

Glenwood School featured in Education Design and Build Magazine

Recently completed, Glenwood School is featured in the latest edition of EDB Magazine as a "new level" of Special Educational Needs facilities. Described as "an innovative space that enhances the wellbeing of pupils", Headteacher Judith Salter praises the way "the new facilities enable us to be even more creative in the ways we can engage our young people".

Posted 20 February 2018

Talk No. 2 at Sir John Soane's Museum

As part of our talk series on Details, in partnership with The Everyday Press and The Sir John Soane's Museum, Creator Wayne Head and Publisher Arnaud Desjardin discussed the process of making the publications, the various contributors, and what makes a good and bad detail.
The evening ended with a lively debate, and continues on the 21st of February with Architect Elly Ward.
More information available here.

Posted 8 February 2018

Wayne Head Awarded UIIN Membership

Dedicated to sharing knowledge, discovering solutions and building relationships, the University Industry Innovation Network hosts the largest conferences in the field, educating the leaders of tomorrow. The certificate was granted in recognition of Wayne's contributions, which includes his lecture with Dr Kate Hammer last summer on "Spaces to Learn: a cross-disciplinary lens on how Higher Education learning environments shape transferable behaviours”.

Posted 6 February 2018

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture Shortlisted for Shinfield Community Centre

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture have been shortlisted for RIBA Competition Shinfield Parish Council Community Centre, a project that aims to provide facilities that meet the needs of the local growing community.

Find out more at here and in the AJ here.

Posted 9 January 2018

Details at Sir John Soane's Museum

Created by Wayne Head and published by The Everyday Press, Details is a series of booklets exploring architectural detail from a variety of buildings – including the Barbican, No. 1 Poultry and the Bank of England.

Building from the collection of booklets, the Sir John Soane's Museum will be hosting a series of talks asking speakers to reflect on a particular detail – whether social, aesthetic, literary, environmental, political, or architectural.
Opened by Professor Charles Holland, of Charles Holland Architects, on the 31st of January, and finishing on the 18th of April, the series features of a variety of talent, from architect Elly Ward to Foster and Partners' Armstrong Yakubu.

Find out more and book here.
Learn more about our publisher, The Everyday Press, here.

Posted 9 January 2018

Southwark Council on the 'legacy' of the Revitalise Peckham Rye project

Southwark Council and the Peckham Rye community expressed their delight at our new changing facilities and play area that completed this month.

Posted 27 December 2017

BBC NEWS - Glenwood School

We're delighted to announce that Glenwood Special School has been featured by the BBC, documenting the children's experience in their new building, and how the therapy rooms are positively impacting their lives.

Watch the video here.

Posted 22 November 2017

Director Wayne Head presents Thames Tidal School Project

Director Wayne Head was invited to present on the conceptual Thames Tidal School project for World Green Building Week. Hosted by Elementa Engineering, the breakfast event brought together architects, engineers and developers alike to learn and discuss the massive impact tidal power can have on London as a city. As part of the #netzero initiative, the project aims to reduce London CO2 emissions to zero by 2050.

Posted 28 September 2017

Holocaust Memorial

Allied Works have been shortlisted for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation's Design Competition, showing in the V&A for the next three weeks. In their interactive display you can see the designs, give your feedback and hear from British Holocaust survivors.

If the Allied Works submission wins, we will be their executive architects in London.

Click here to vote for your favourite.

Posted 17 August 2017

The City Centre Shortlist

On Thursday 20th of July, we attended the shortlisting of The City Centre 'Smarter Spaces' Project. We are currently leading with the public votes on our Tidal School project, with the winners being declared later this year.

Posted 24 July 2017

Engineers express "delight" at Thames Tidal Project

Engineers Elementa have written about their "delight" in being a part of the Thames Tidal School Project.
With a focus on green energy, "the building is designed to achieve two major sustainability certifications, the Passivhaus Standard and the BREEAM Outstanding rating", allowing it to run off and sell energy harvested from the Thames.

Click here to read more.

Posted 14 July 2017

Thames Tidal School published

Vision unveiled for London school powered by the Thames Tide.

Read here.

Posted 15 June 2017

ABS Exhibition & Auction

Director Wayne Head's drawing of the the Barbican is now being displayed at the ABS Exhibition & Auction, which features over 40 pieces of stunning artwork depicting personal memories of buildings and views of London. All money raised will go towards helping the architectural community across the UK in times of need. The exhibition will run until 30th June at Brady Mallalieu Architects, 400 Caledonian Road, London N7.

Click here for more information.

Posted 12 June 2017

London Festival of Architecture

As a participant of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture, CLTH will be hosting an Open Studio event on Friday 16th June 4pm-9pm and Saturday 17th June 10am-4pm at our office on Lamble Street. Come and join us in discussing some of our recent projects, with drinks and refreshments provided on Friday.

Click here for more information.

Posted 12 June 2017

The Corporation of London - New Build

We look forward to the Isleden House residents consultation taking place on the 20th June.

Posted 30 May 2017

Continued Thinking of Dementia

Continued research into a new build Dementia Care facility for a major London NHS trust.

Principles of glass, orientation and light shape the layout to create sheltered lounge and courtyarded spaces.

Posted 30 May 2017

The City Centre’s Latest Newsletter.

Our shortlisted entry for ‘A Smarter City’ Competition was featured in The City Centre’s latest newsletter.

Link to newsletter

Posted 26 May 2017

Trinity College Dublin

We have been working creatively with Trinity College Estate Manager, Professor Veronica Campbell, to plan strategic space changes to promote collaborative behaviours amongst learners.

Posted 18 May 2017

Thames Tidal School

We are excited to announce the Organisation of Educational Change Development (OECD) Director, Alastair Blyth, will be presenting our Thames Tidal School proposal to the global OECD forum in Rome on Friday 26th May.

Posted 17 May 2017

University Industry Innovation Network Conference Dublin

Wayne Head and Dr Kate Hammer have been invited to UIIN Conference to give a talk on the 8/9th of June. Wayne and Kate hope to inspire their peers with a talk which focuses on "Spaces to learn a cross disciplinary lens on how HE learning environments shape transferable behaviors”.

Posted 17 May 2017

'A Smarter City - Smart Green Spaces' Exhibition

It was a pleasure to see our shortlisted entry being exhibited at the City Centre last week, the exhibition will be on display until 1st July.

Posted 2 May 2017

Tackling Dementia by Design

We have been undertaking important research on a study on behalf of a major London NHS trust. We developed strategies for how they might improve their North London centre for patients with Dementia through varying degrees of remodelling.

The Architects Journal have also recently highlighted the importance of design for mental health.

Check out the article here.

Posted 2 May 2017

Entry shortlisted for 'A Smarter City' competition

Our entry for 'A Smarter City' competition has been shortlisted and will be displayed as part of the exhibition at The City Centre from the 28th April!

Posted 25 April 2017

1A Office Space Clerkenwell

Enjoying the fine weather and pleased to revisit our fit out project for office space at ‘1A’ in central Clerkenwell.

The team is currently drawing for 'Details, Volume 4: City of London & Clerkenwell'.
Click here for more information.

Posted 19 April 2017

Argyle Primary School

We are delighted to have been appointed by the London Borough of Camden to design new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facilities at Argyle Primary School.

Posted 29 March 2017

'Details' Displayed at Essex Architecture Weekend

Posted 11 March 2017

'Details' on sale at LA Art Book Fair

'Details' Vol. 1, 2 & 3 on sale at this week's Los Angeles Art Book Fair (stand HO8).

Posted 27 February 2017

Trinity College, Dublin

We are working collaboratively with Burrell Foley Fischer Architects, commissioned by Trinity College Dublin to carry out a higher education space planning exercise for the E3 new build teaching facility . Director Wayne Head had a delightful first visit to the campus early this week.

Posted 22 February 2017

Lymington Fields School

CLTH are delighted to be designing a new 'all through' school for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Posted 22 February 2017

Talk at the Mackintosh School of Architecture

Director Wayne Head will be speaking at the Mackintosh School of Architecture on 10th February 2017. The talk explores and demonstrates the importance of details in architecture.

Posted 8 February 2017

Talk at the Silver End Heritage Society Essex

Following the production of a drawing series titled Radical Essex, the Silver End Heritage Society have invited Director Wayne Head to give a talk on the meaning of detail in architecture.

Posted 7 February 2017

Successful Planning Approval for Peckham Rye Project

Posted 2 February 2017

UK Holocaust Memorial

We are proud to be part of the Allied Works team for the UK Holocaust Museum international competition. A beautiful project appropriate to both devotions of memory and to the Westminster garden site setting.

We would also like to send peaceful wishes to all for today's Holocaust Memorial Day.

Posted 27 January 2017

CPD - Greymatter Concrete

Thanks to Jonathan Reid for the very interesting CPD session on concrete this week.

Posted 25 January 2017

Details, Volume 4 in Progress

CLTH are very grateful to Jackson Coles for sponsoring our forthcoming edition of ‘Details – City of London & Clerkenwell'.

Link to Website:

Link to Twitter @jacksoncoles text: here).

Posted 11 January 2017

CLTH have been selected to take part in the Heart of the City 2017 programme

Heart of the City is the UK’s largest responsible business network, it is open to businesses of all sizes. Heart of the City gives companies in London the tools to measurably improve the society and demonstrate responsibility.

Please visit</http:> for further information.

Posted 23 December 2016

CLTH have won Robert Clack School

Work continues apace on our exciting designs for the expansion of Robert Clack School, across 3 sites in Dagenham, London Borough of Barking. Construction is expected to complete in phases with new state-of-the-art learning and assembly facilities opening on Robert Clack’s existing sites in September 2018 and a new, all through school being delivered on a new site at Lymington Fields for September 2019. On completion the school will offer 18 secondary level forms of entry, 3 primary and a nursery. Will this be the largest school in the country?

Posted 23 December 2016

CLTH Christmas Party

This Christmas, CLTH visited the candlelit John Soane Museum and the party continued at Director Wayne Head's apartment high up at the Barbican.

CLTH wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted 20 December 2016

Visiting Critic at the University of Westminster

Director Wayne Head with Joe Morris, Phil Coffey and Emma Elster were visiting critics for Elly Ward Morris' unit at the University of Westminster.

We wish all the students the best of luck!

Posted 16 December 2016

CLTH welcomes Adam O'Neill

Adam joins CLTH with 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, having worked nationally and internationally on new build schemes, refurbishments and conversions.

Posted 5 December 2016

Barbican laid bare

Director Wayne Head’s flat features in a new publication entitled ‘Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate’. This charming photographic study reveals a snapshot of life within the celebrated Brutalist estate.

Read more at The Guardian

Posted 9 November 2016

RCN ECN Conference

Wayne Head will present his ‘British Council Global Schools Template’ at the RCN ECN Conference.

Wayne has engaged with The British Council in London and Madrid to develop a design template for a network of bilingual and bi-cultural schools to inform designers and developers of Global Schools.

Posted 2 November 2016


A handful of CLTH staff have this week participated in a ‘refresher’ Revit training course. Organised by in-house BIM Manager Hani Afendi, the course forms part of our ongoing commitment to BIM processes and procedures.

Congratulations to Alex, Dorothy, Natasha and Sarah K.

Posted 27 October 2016

Details abroad

We are delighted to announce sightings of Wayne Head's Details publication on sale in select bookshops in New York and Berlin.

Posted 26 October 2016

Everywoman at CLTH

CLTH celebrates a successful year of monthly Everywoman forums, coordinated by Architect Dorothy Miller.

These sessions have provided an invaluable space for staff to share and promote their talents and experiences, and we look forward to another rewarding year.

Posted 26 October 2016

Homerton Hospital

Director Wayne Head has been re-elected Public Constituency Governor at Homerton University Hospital.

Please visit for further information.

Posted 26 October 2016

Update: Revitalise Peckham Rye in Planning

CLTH’s proposals have received positive feedback from the conservation officer and the local community through a series of public consultations held at the Park and Common, and the project is currently in Planning.

Posted 20 October 2016

The Sutton Life Centre features at London Open House Weekend, 2016

Designed in 2008 in collaboration with Land Design Studio, London, the Sutton Life Centre offered an unprecedented new building typology, combining an immersive learning environment and community library.

Children navigate a series of physical and immersive environments communicating life skills, citizenship issues and community involvement. The environments are adaptable for all age groups with the ability to create personalised digital environments. Cutting edge sustainable earth tube, biomass boiler, and rainwater harvesting technology provides 40% renewables, and an eco and local habitat garden offers green space for users to enjoy.

Visit at London Open House:

24 Alcorn Close,

Posted 15 September 2016

Details Volume 3: Radical Essex

The third volume of Details is inspired by the English county of Essex's radical architectural sites.

The series has been developed in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery for release at the Essex Architecture Weekend 2016. It has been supported by London-based architectural practice AHMM, and is available at bookshops including Serpentine Galleries, Whitechapel Gallery, the AA Bookshop, and the RIBA Bookshop.

Focal Point Gallery:
Radical Essex:
The Everyday Press:

Please read the full article here.

Posted 9 September 2016

CLTH Collaborates

CLTH will collaborate with S333 Architecture + Urbanism to design a new state-of-the-art Care Centre in the South of England.

More news to come.

Posted 6 September 2016

CLTH are hiring

Architects (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 qualified) with brilliant design skills required. You will be self-motivated, technically excellent and you will enjoy team working. Vectorworks proficiency preferred.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from any individual.

Please send CV and examples of relevant experience to:

Studio Manager at

Posted 6 September 2016

CLTH welcome new Associate, Helen Reid

CLTH are delighted to welcome Helen Reid back to the team.

Helen returns to CLTH as Associate, having led several high profile education and community projects in London.

Helen was lead architect for the Unity Hub @ Craig Park, winner of the AJ Retrofit Award, Civic & Community 2014, RIBA Regional Award 2014, and shortlisted for the NLA Awards.

Posted 9 August 2016

CLTH Revitalise Peckham Rye

CLTH have been delighted to participate in a public consultation alongside the Building Exploratory and Turkington Martin.

The team presented proposals for a new pavilion and super-playground, and spoke with visitors about enhancing accessibility, lifting quality, and protecting the park's Victorian heritage and ecological diversity.

Proposals are to be submitted for planning in the Autumn.

Posted 19 July 2016

CLTH Sponsor

CLTH are delighted to sponsor Unit 20 at the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape Exhibition 2016.

Honourable mention to student and CLTH intern Martin Aberson, whose work is featured.

More info about the show at:

Posted 27 June 2016

New Planning Success

CLTH are happy to announce that works on a new office for Fitzjohn’s Primary School are expected to start on site during the school summer holidays.

Posted 23 May 2016

Details Volume 2: Barbican and Golden Lane

The second edition of CLTH Director Wayne Head's Details project inspired by the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates will be on sale at the Off Print Book Fair 2016 at The Everyday Press stand.


Art Publishing Fair
Tate Modern
20 – 22 May 2016

Offprint London 2016

Posted 18 May 2016

Langley Valley Competition

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture is pleased to reveal its RIBA Competition entry to design a new visitor hub to support Langley Vale Wood’s 180,000 visits per annum.

CLTH’s concept, designed by Wayne Head, Patricia Ruiz, Sara Usai and Songyang Zhou was for an impressive flexible exhibition space with a stunning living roof, which would improve the profile of Langley Vale Wood as a destination for local residents and visitors, whilst providing a fitting tribute to those affected by the First World War.

View the project here.

Posted 26 April 2016

Peckham Rye

CLTH are delighted to progress proposals for a new community project set in the heart of Peckham Rye Common.

The scheme will accommodate the existing relocated One O'Clock Club for children, a Community sports facility, associated offices and community rooms and at roof level an early years nursery.

The project sits in a prominent location at the heart of the Aylesbury master plan, designed and led by HTA, for clients Southwark Local Authority and Notting Hill Housing Trust.#

More news to follow.

Posted 15 January 2016

City of London Talks

CLTH Director Wayne Head joins Professor Marianne Mueller, hosting twelve masters students from Germany to explore the architecture and politics of the London skyline.

Wayne's tour is entitled ‘Forty Perspectives in One Square Mile Spanning Five Centuries’.

January 4-8, 2016

Credits: photo by Diego Alejandro Alvarez

Posted 7 January 2016

CLTH Talks: The Meaning of Detail in Architecture & Literature

CLTH Director Wayne Head partners with Professor Greg Dart to discuss 'detail' in architecture and literature.

Talks have been held at the RIBA Bookshop, and at award winning studios Duggan Morris Architects and AHMM.

Expressions of interest, please contact

Posted 2 January 2016