August Newsletter

Maggie's Oldham uses Holt handles and wins Building Project of the Year


We would like to congratulate Maggie's Oldham on winning an award for Building Project of the Year 2017 at the Constructing Excellence Awards North West.

Mowat & Company's Holt wooden product range was specified as it is ideally suited for people after chemotherapy and those suffering from neutropenia.

Alex Mowat has written an article for Architecture Today about his visit of Maggie's Oldham. Please click here to read it.

Maggie's provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer originally laid by Maggie Keswick Jencks.


We are now on Instagram - Please Follow, Like and Comment

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The focus of our Instagram is to show passion for places with character.

Character of the location and character of the people who inhabit it as their place in the world.

To view our page please click here.


Alex Mowat at Talks with 100% Design on 20th September 2017


Alex Mowat will be partaking as a speaker and member of the panel at 100% Design this year.

This years talks covers the topic "From social housing to new buildings there is more scrutiny than ever on the role that architects play in creating spaces that respond to diverse needs and deliver quality and good design for all". 

Alex and the other panel members will be discussing how their practices respond to these issues.

All talks are free for registered visitors and seats are on a first come first served basis. You can register for 100% Design here.


Join our team - Part 1 Architectural Assistant


Life is better when you find your place in the world. We are architects who help our clients design their place in the world. If you are Part-I architectural assistant and this resonates with you and how you want to work, then this position may be for you.

We are looking for someone who will bring energy, ideas and make a contribution to the success of the company. The role will offer an exciting opportunity for the individual to grow with the studio and develop their skills and experience.

For more information & how to apply, please click here


July Newsletter

Restoration of Berry Bros. & Rudd's original consultation rooms at No.3 St James's St, London.


Mowat & Company have restored No.3 St James's Street back to its former glory as consultation rooms in collaboration with Nicola Crawley of Sybil Colefax and John Fowler.  

Ever since 1698, No.3 St James's has been the home of Berry Bros. & Rudd serving both as a consultation room and store. The restored consultation spaces will now continue to focus on placing customers at the heart of Berry Bros. & Rudd's business, history and personal relationships between wine merchants and customers. 

The restoration has been possible after the opening of the new store at 63 Pall Mall which has been featured in Architecture Today. You can read the article by clicking here


Construction has begun on site for a new Wine Cellar.


We are excited to announce construction has begun at a Grade II listed building for a private client. The image shows the first part of the dig for the cellar which we visited last week. 


PISAC Brasilia 

Following on from our work at BRE’s main campus in the UK, we are delighted to have been able to work with them on their new venture PISAC.

Located in Brasilia the facility is at the heart of BRE’s core strategy to build a better world together and for global partnerships to spread their expertise.

Our work focused on ensuring that the brand and design language align across BRE’s buildings wherever they are.

Visualisations in collaboration with Black Point Design.


May 2017

New wine and spirits shop for Berry Bros. & Rudd, 63 Pall Mall, London.

Mowat & Company have designed a new space connecting Pall Mall and St James's street which will enable everyone to access 1,300 wines and spirits. Berry Bros. & Rudd have been trading in this area since 1698 and today marks a new page in their history book.

The store has been designed to evolve the traditions and culture of the special relationship that the wine merchants have developed with their customers in this particularly unique place. The new store connects with the natural and rural environment of winemaking with a floating ceiling made from de-constructed 100-year-old wine barrels. The new store is directly above Berry Bros. & Rudd's existing historic cellars, state of the art wine school and their private wine events reception area.

Also we’d like to send a thank-you to all members of the team who have made this project possible.

We hope that you will be intrigued enough to visit the store at 63 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HZ or visit our website for more information.

To celebrate the opening, we are offering a Magnum of "Good Ordinary Claret".

To win please email the best observation or description of the new store in no more than 20 words. We will announce the winner in our next newsletter. Good luck.


Alex will be one of 10 designers to contribute to the next exhibition at Twentytwentyone's showroom between 21st - 24th June.


Twentytwentyone1882 Ltd and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation are bringing the Lucienne Day Flower Brick back into production, with a celebratory limited edition of 100 in this centennial year. To mark the reissue of Day’s design ten creative individuals from the worlds of fashion, design, interiors, architecture and journalism have been invited to design a floral display using a Flower Brick.

Flowers and plants were a key source of inspiration in Lucienne's life and work. In the same way trees and timber are key for Alex's life and work at Mowat & Company. Please come along and see how this will translate into our exhibit. To see more of our exhibitions click here.

Other exhibitors will include:

Michael AnastassiadesBarber & OsgerbyPaula DayMax FraserSuzy HoodlessMargaret HowellPhilippe MalouinNikki Tibbles and Faye Toogood

Twentytwentyone : 18c River Street London EC1R 1XN. T 020 7837 1900


Holt hits record sales 

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We are pleased to announce since the launch of our Holt range with Allgood we have exceeded our record sales in April. You can browse the full range by visiting Allgood and Twentytwentyone


October 2016

Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden Competition

We are pleased to share the news that we reached the final group of practices selected for the Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden design competition.

This project will be a place where people can learn to grow, cook and serve excellent food. 

Our entry was called the “Long View” and took inspiration from a long banqueting table at which people share a feast. 

The long building stretched the length of the old walled garden to give views out over the landscape.

We would like to thank Ritchie + Daffin, Fluid Structures, Nigel Dunnett, Jonathan Foyle and Fraser Randall for being part of our bid team.  


August 2016

The Empress and the Gardener Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace draws to a close

Our first completed exhibition as Mowat & Company, 'The Empress and the Gardener' is coming to a close on 4th September 2016.

This is your last chance to visit Hampton Court Palace to have a look at the exhibition about the famous gardener, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

You can read more about the exhibition here  and let us know your thoughts when you have visited the palace. You can book your tickets  here.


New team members at Mowat & Company

Will joins us as an Architectural Assistant from Amsterdam where he was working on residential projects and since joining has most recently helped with the design and print of our new books.

Chloe joins us as an Architectural Assistant and has been assisting us across our various projects.


Our Case Study Books


We have compiled a few more books of case studies that celebrates some of the exciting projects we have worked on over the last 20 years. We have added an Exhibitions & Museums , New Projects in Historic Places and New Homes books. These books presents a variety of our key projects that we have designed with our clients, for their customers. 

This adds to the series of books which we would like to share with all of you this year.

If you would like copies of any of our books, please contact Alfred Asare our Operations Manager.


Alex Mowat featured in '50 Architects 50 Buildings'

We are proud to support and to be featured in Pamela Buxton's new book which will be launched on 23rd June 2016.

The book compiles Pamela Buxton interviews with 50 leading architects as they discussed their most inspirational buildings.

The book features photographs and an interview from when Alex Mowat revisited EMBT's Santa Caterina Market building, Barcelona which he finds "flamboyant yet thoughtful, useful, logical and local".  

To find out more information about the book launch, click here 


May 2016

The Empress and the Gardener Exhibition  at Hampton Court Palace

Our first completed exhibition as Mowat & Company, 'The Empress and the Gardener' is open now until 4th September 2016.

The exhibition celebrates the 300th anniversary of the famous landscape gardener, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The exhibition displays a rare collection of drawings that are seen for the first time in newly restored spaces at the palace where Capability Brown worked and lived.

We would like to thank all the team at Historical Royal Palaces, The State Hermitage Museum and our team of specialist consultants for their contribution and effort on putting together a great exhibition.

To read more click here  and let us know your thoughts when you have visited the palace. You can book your tickets  here.


Cycle Revolution at the Design Museum Wins the Best Cycling Event 2016

We are happy to announce Cycle Revolution  at the Design Museum won the award for Best Cycling Event 2016 at the London Cycling Awards.

You can read more about the exhibition here.

This is the last chance to visit the last exhibition at the Design Museum before it closes at Shad Thames 30th June.

You can book your tickets here .


Our Architecture and Interior Design Book 

As we continue to commemorate our 20th anniversary, we have compiled our first book that celebrates some of the exciting projects we have worked on over the years.This book presents a variety of our key Architecture and Interior Design projects that we have designed with our clients, for their customers. 

This is the first of a series of books which we would like to share with all of you this year.

If you would like a copy, please contact Alfred Asare our Operations Manager.


April 2016

The Holt range wins two awards at the Architizer A+Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Holt range has been named as the winner of the wood product category at the Architizer A+Awards 2016.


March 2016

The Empress and the Gardener Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

We have designed the Empress and the Gardener Exhibition which is open to the public between 28th April - 4th September 2016.

The new exhibition commemorates the 300th anniversary of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth and his role as head gardener at Hampton Court Palace. 

This is our first exhibition with Historical Royal Palaces. Capability Brown is Britain's most famous gardener, the man who transformed this country's landscape and made English gardens an international fashion sensation for the first time.

Click here if you would like buy tickets to the exhibition, and let us know about your experience.


Child & Co Branch Refurbishment

We are delighted to announce the refurbishment at the Grade II* listed building on No.1 Fleet Street, London is complete.

The branch is open for business. It has been nice to hear great feedback from the team at the Child & Co branch and their clients who are using it.

It was a pleasure working with team at RBS, ISG, Purcell, Twentytwentyone and GVA.

Feel free to visit the branch if you are in the area.


January 2016

Macclesfield Youth Centre

We are working with Youth Fed on the design of a new standalone building for the youth of Macclesfield in East Cheshire. The proposal for a new building includes art, sport, music and social facilities for kids after school and during the holidays. Youth Fed are now raising support and we look forward to developing the design with them.


Holt Handles

Following the launch of the Holt range with Allgood we are now receiving some great images of the products installed on real projects.

The Winton Chapel in Winchester has opened with some pull handles on the glass entrance.

Textile designer Eleanor Pritchard has bought some handles for use in her house which she describes as "one of the fittings we were most pleased with.....everyone who comes round comments on it". Both Holt handles and Eleanor's textiles are sold through Twentytwentyone (Click here).


Ray's delivering lectures on Exhibition Design


Our senior designer, Ray Cheung, is mid way through his London lecture tour about our experience and methods of designing exhibitions. His talk explains the process of designing exhibitions that communicate to visitors. He explains how it works behind the scenes and some of the strange requirements that Mowat & Company have dealt with.

He has delivered the first talk at KLC, next will be to students at UAL Chelsea and finally to the students on the The Design Museum's Curating Contemporary Design MA with Kingston University (see some of the case studies here).


September 2015

Morpeth Road Gains Unanimous Planning Permission

We are delighted to say Hackney Council's planning committee awarded a unanimous approval to our application for planning permission for 12 houses on Morpeth Road.

The Architects Journal have published a short article on the houses. It was the most popular article on the AJ! Click here to read the article.

We look forward to working with Peabody and the consultant team on the next stages and getting the new residents into their new homes.