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Buschow Henley rebrands as founder departs

AJ/Corus 40-under-40 practice Buschow Henley has re-emerged under a new name following the resignation of its co-founder Ralph Buschow

From today (7 June) the London-based outfit will become Henley Halebrown Rorrison (HHbR) ‘in acknowledgement of the long-term involvement of directors Simon Henley, Gavin Hale-Brown and Ken Rorrison.

Henley, Hale-Brown and Rorrison have worked together since the practice was founded in 1995 and been co-directors since 1997.

Looking forward to the year ahead, in 2010 Henley Halebrown Rorrison will complete the following projects: Waldron Square, Lewisham, South London, the latest phase of the area masterplan for Waldron health centre; Baldry Gardens Health Centre, a £3 million new-build development for a GP practice in Streatham, South London; the landscaping of Buckland Court, Shoreditch to promote health and horticulture within the estate.

Simon Henley said: Making architecture which meets the long-term aspirations of our society is now more important than ever. We have to look beyond accepted convention.

He concluded: We have always believed it is vitally important that our buildings transcend function and that designs have character and, in time, engender fondness in those who use them and so achieving a certain durability and an inherent sustainability. It is this ambition that drives Henley Halebrown Rorrison.’

Buschow Henley’s Junction Arts and Civic Centre in Goole

Buschow Henley’s Junction Arts and Civic Centre in Goole

HHbR projects at planning stage include:

- Kingsland Basin, a speculative 4,500 sqm mixed use development overlooking Regents Canal in Hackney;

- 336 Brixton Road, 2008 RIBA Competition-winning scheme for the refurbishment of a Brutalist building into a conference centre and workspace for disabled charities, community and church groups;

- Bagby Airfield & Hotel, 2007 RIBA Competition-winning scheme which employs a rammed earth superstructure of material excavated from the site to provide a building with high thermal mass and low embodied energy.

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