Mikhail Riches has won the competition to design 20 new townhouses as part of the huge redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, west London
The practice saw off Piercy & Company, Birds Portchmouth Russum and Haptic to land the scheme, which will sit on a triangular plot next to the Hammersmith and City Tube line south of the Grade II-listed 1950s television studios.
The contest was organised by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – the lead architect on the wider 5,000 home, £500 million White City project – on behalf of developers Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan.
Speaking about winning the job, Mikhail Riches’ co-founder David Mikhail said: ‘This project perfectly combines the two sides of our practice, our work on private, one-off houses and our housing work.’
The practice said the two rows of terraced homes shared a ‘common façade onto the public triangle’ at the front but responded ‘very differently’ at the rear, with those situated closest to the railway track designed as courtyard-style homes.
Ron German, director of Stanhope said: ‘We are delighted that Mikhail Riches will be joining the team to create 20 new townhouses at Television Centre, showcasing the very best in British design.
‘The new homes will be set around a large open space to complement the rest of the mixed-use redevelopment, as well as the wider White City community.
‘With up to 5,000 high quality new homes, 400 shops and 30 acres of public space, White City will be a new destination at the heart of West London.’
The scheme is expected to complete by 2020.