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Data Hall

Sonnemann Toon have completed the conversion of office space into a high tech Data Hall in the City of London. A complex mechanical and electrical installation with a gas fire suppression system, advanced high security glass portal doors and a special anti-static raised access floor with a 600mm void were installed within an existing office floor plate to deliver clean flexible space.

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01 12 16
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Success in UK Property Awards 2016

Sonnemann Toon are delighted to be a recipient of:

– Highly Commended award for Architecture Single Residence category for London with 8 Harley Place project,

– a Five Star award for Office Architecture category for London with Energy Institute project, for which we also achieved a regional nomination!

What a wonderful accomplishment!

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01 11 16
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Planning Approval for Harley Street Proton Beam Therapy Centre

Around 8:30pm yesterday evening the Westminster Planning Committee voted 3:1 in favour of the new facility. As a result of 3 years working closely with the planning authority, local residents, and scientists at CERN, the design team has delivered a concise, well-designed scheme within the constraints of existing listed buildings within Central London.

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19 10 16
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New Private Patient Unit, Guys Hospital

Since our announcement in October last year, Collins Construction together with Sonnemann Toon have been busy developing and testing space designs at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cancer Centre and while construction is well underway, mock up rooms have been created to finalize finishes to inpatient bedrooms.

 

03 10 16
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Sonnemann Toon at UK Property Awards 2016

Sonnemann Toon Architects will be honoured at the United Kingdom Property Awards in the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London on the 28th October for our 8 Harley Place and Energy Institute projects. We will compete against the best property professionals across the UK to be recognised in the Architecture Single Residence and Office Architecture categories and are delighted these have been named among the most innovative, exceptional, and ambitious projects of 2016. Representing our country on an international stage in London, we await to collect our award later in the year!

30 09 16
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Design Junction 2016

Sonnemann Toon enjoyed some great design inspiration at this year’s Design Junction djKX and thoroughly enjoyed immersing themselves into this vibrant event!

26 09 16
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Energy Institute at London Open House!

Post its recent top-to-toe refurbishment The Energy Institute will be throwing open its doors for London Open House on the afternoon of 17 September. During the Open House weekend you can visit Council, Waterhouse and Kelvin Rooms, as well as the Library and Reading Room.
If you are in the area, why not pop by?  The nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street and Warren Street.

15 09 16
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MoA Event: Health and Wellbeing in Architecture

Always keen to widen our appreciation of current issues and projects, some of the SonnemannToon team attended the Building Centre’s ‘Building Healthy Communities’ series – ‘Mental Healthcare’ and ‘Hospitals and Healthcare’, focusing on recent social models and design principles to how the built environment can improve patient experience, aid recovery and adapt to changing care patterns.  The seminars presented a variety of speakers from the world of architecture and research which was followed by a lively debate we enjoyed continuing into the remainder of the evening.

13 09 16
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London Design Biennale

Sonnemann Toon were delighted to join Delta Light for the opening night of the first edition of London Design Biennale held at the Somerset House where artists from thirty seven countries explored the theme of Utopia by Design. This fascinating exhibition contained works varying from inclusive urban planning schemes to furniture design, displaying dream-like spaces and abstract installations focused on emotions and perceptions. If we were to pick our favourite it would be the installation by Germany named Utopia Means Elsewhere.

We will surely be back for the next edition in 2018!

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08 09 16
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Birds Eye View of MMH Site

Construction of Midland Metropolitan Hospital is progressing at an incredible pace. See drone footage for a great view of the site:

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10 08 16
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High Profile Hospitals Tour

Sonnemann Toon organised a whistle stop tour of the North West to see two new high profile hospitals, firstly calling at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital which is making great progress on site, and then travelling to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which opened October 2015.  As well as appreciating a tour of the brilliant new children’s facility, we had a lessons learnt session with the Alder Hey Trust who provided us with some excellent advice to ourselves, our clients at Carillion and the Trust at Midland Metropolitan Hospital for the later design stages of our project.

05 08 16
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Becoming an Architect

Sonnemann Toon Architects were delighted to have two students on board last week completing their work experience placement with us!

Programmed activities included site visits to see our current projects, an office social outing to see The Serpentine Pavilion and a series of tasks, designed to give students an insight into what an Architect does and what it is like to work in an office environment.

The students were asked to prepare and present their own projects which included a design proposal to refurbish an internal area of an existing building. It was great to see both had a hands-on approach and put in the effort to meet the deadlines and work as a team. The proposals showed careful consideration for the user experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the presentations at the end of the week!

Well done!

28 07 16
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More than just a Hostel

Kasia and Christina were pleased to attend the opening of the new centre for homeless people at Ensleigh Gardens.

They have worked hard with St Mungo’s over the last three years to come up with a cost effective design that will make a difference: Illuminated artwork in the reception helps create a distinctive and welcoming first impression, a re-vamped area for ‘bricks and mortar’ (a residents skills workshop) with folding doors opening to the courtyard & every last pocket of storage space put to good use, including the basement vaults that are now waterproof and functional.

Read how St Mungo’s provide housing, health facilities and job training – all on one site:

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19 07 16
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Sonnemann Toon Architects visit The Hive installation at Kew Gardens

Despite being busy bees ourselves everyone found time in their schedule of deadlines to check out this unique structure at Kew, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, everyone in the news were buzzing about.
We have also stopped by to check out Sackler Crossing by John Pawson and Treetop Walkway by Marks Barfield Architects.

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11 07 16
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Westside Update

Works to the new third floor extensions near completion at Westside, contributing to 8,600ft2 of additional net lettable floor area.

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07 07 16
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European Healthcare Design Conference

In the wake of the EU referendum result, it was heartening that this year’s European Healthcare Design conference took place with a growing spirit of collaboration and shared learning.

We particularly enjoyed the seminar on ‘SMART hospital architecture: the development of a data-driven simulation’; Chaired by Jim Chapman with an inspiring presentation from Johan van der Zwart from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Sonnemann Toon’s presentation on ‘The Choreography of Care’ was displayed at the event.

28 06 16
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8 Harley Place Feature

8 Harley Place was featured today on Design Curial, a website for Blueprint and FX online magazines!

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27 06 16
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We’ve been shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards 2016!

 

 

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21 06 16
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Best for Healthcare Architecture 2016 – Southern UK!

Sonnemann Toon Architects LLP has won Best in Healthcare Architecture 2016 – Southern UK!

The 2016 Architecture Awards recognises the exceptional work undertaken by firms in the global industry. Winning one of these awards is a real achievement for Sonnemann Toon, and as such we are happy to share the good news!

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15 06 16
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Proton Beam Therapy Centre for Harley Street

A planning application has been submitted to refurbish two Grade II listed Georgian Townhouses in Harley Street together with complete demolition, excavation & re-building of their rear mews properties. The facility will make use of the very latest in oncology treatment and be the first of its kind in the world!

13 06 16
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Race for Life Clapham Common

Earlier this year Agnieszka, Cecilia, Gina and Jolien decided to challenge themselves by taking part in a 10k run. They signed up for the Clapham Common Race for Life and decided to raise funds for a worthwhile cause while they were at it.

After two months of intensive training (and harassing friends and family for money) they were finally ready to hit the track – or pavement as it were. In fact, on the day they were so focused and concentrated on the race ahead that they couldn’t find the starting point and subsequently missed the start of the race. Luckily they quickly made up for the lost time and all four finished the race at around the one hour mark. The weather was perfect for running and Cathryn and David came to cheer up the team at the arrival line.

As gratifying as completing the race was, even more satisfying was that together they raised over 400 pounds for Cancer Research UK.

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29 05 16
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11 05 16
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Works begin at Westside

A complete refurbishment and extension of a 100,000 sqft commercial building in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead has begun.

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14 04 16
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Ecophon Bounce Event

ST was invited to the launch of a new Ecophon wall panel at Bounce Ping Pong in Shoreditch on the 13th of April and proudly represented the practice by (nearly) winning the table tennis competition.

The team didn’t learn much about the new range because of their dedication to the sport but did have a great night out nevertheless!

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14 04 16
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84 Harley Street in the latest issue of The Harley Street Clinic Specialist

11 04 16
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Completion of The Energy Institute

The office visited the newly completed refurbishment of 61 New Cavendish Street.  The building is Grade II* listed, consisting of the front 18th Century house with a 1950’s office extension to the rear.  The house was occupied by the architect Alfred Waterhouse from 1830-1905.  The project was completed in two phases within 13 months.

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07 03 16
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First Friday: Bicester Office

This month Sonnemann Toon travelled to Bicester for the official launch of their second office. An exciting time for the practice which has steadily grown over the years!

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06 02 16
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Sonnemann Toon at the FX Feel-Good Design seminar

 

Read about it here!

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26 01 16
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The Shard is now open!

The new Outpatients and Diagnostics facility is complete providing; 78 consulting rooms, 12 treatments rooms and a state-of-the-art imaging department.

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25 01 16
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Sonnemann Toon on the challenges and solutions to flooring in healthcare

Cressida Toon talking flooring within the healthcare sector:

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05 01 16
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BBH Award for Best Internal Environment

Paediatric Outpatients Clinic, 84 Harley Street is Highly Commended in Best Internal Environment category in Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015!

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05 11 15
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Amazing London Views Planned for New Patient Bedrooms

After a successful collaboration at the Shard, Sonnemann Toon Architects & Collins Construction are working together again to deliver a world class Private Patient Unit within Guy’s Hospital, New Cancer Centre.

The base build has been designed by world renowned Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.  The fit-out scheme is over the 10th-13th floors including: 3 operating theatres, 8 ITU bedrooms, 40 single inpatient bedrooms, 5 consulting rooms and a chemotherapy department.

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30 10 15
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Challenge Cancer South’s London to Brighton Cycle Ride

As part of their fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support, Sonnemann Toon joined the Collins Construction team at The Shard to take part in Challenge Cancer South’s London to Brighton bike ride. After months of training, the team did extremely well, with three of their riders completing the 60 mile course in top 20 positions!

A massive well done to all the team who, for all their hard work, raised an amazing £4,023.36 for Macmillan, bringing our overall total raised so far to £6,363.04.

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26 10 15
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Advanced Oncotherapy projects in China

Following a recent visit to Changchun by Sinophi’s Dr Hanif Kanji, Advanced Oncotherapy and Gary Toon, STA are delighted to share our client’s fantastic news:

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22 10 15
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Winning Combination of Architects to Design New Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Carillion, have been selected as the Preferred Bidders for the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, Birmingham. This exciting new hospital with a capital cost of £297M is the long-awaited acute hospital in the Smethwick area and is due to start on site early 2016.

HKS have been appointed by Carillion as the Architectural Project Lead and have assembled a bespoke team to design the new hospital. Alongside HKS are Edward Williams Architects working as Architectural Design Lead and Sonnemann Toon Architects in their role as Architectural Clinical Lead.

The new state-of the-art hospital, which will have around 670 beds and 15 operating theatre suites, has been designed to meet the best international and national standards to make it truly patient focussed and to support the efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services. The new hospital will also have a number of innovative design features including a fully enclosed Winter Garden, car parking within the hospital building on the ground and first floors to create a secure environment for both patients and staff and full separation of clinical activities and journeys from the public and non-clinical services. In addition, the design and construction of the hospital will meet the highest standards of sustainability.

Financial close is expected around the end of 2015 with construction starting early in 2016. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018, with the hospital opening in late 2018.

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07 10 15
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NHS Latest Hospital Designs

Midland Metropolitan Hospital, or Midland Met for short, is a brand new, state-of-the-art acute hospital for the 530,000 people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham.  It is set to open in 2018/19.

Full planning permission was granted at a Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council planning committee meeting on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. Before the submission a public consultation on the proposed hospital designs took place, building on the previous and ongoing engagement activity carried out by Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

As well as reviewing the latest hospital designs below you can read the Midland Metropolitan Hospital Plan Overview put together by Carillion, the proposed development partner.

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06 10 15
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First Friday: Argentina

Cecilia & Federico have spoilt us with gorgeous Argentinian wine, snacks & scenery, as well as put together a quiz on Argentina, which Agata won.

Lots of exciting new projects coming our way while existing ones wrap up. Tim showed off the beauty of 8 Harley Place while Cathryn updated us on the Energy Institute, Shard & Southwark Cathedral projects.

This month for our Getting to Know You section, staff chose a photograph that represented their teenage years – this ranged from actual photographs of haircuts/fashion to TV programmes and hobbys. Next month we’ll do something architectural again!

This month’s Gold Star went to David.

Below are images of completed 8 Harley Place project.

06 10 15
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8 Harley Place reaches completion

The once tired mews property has been completely refurbished and extended to deliver a property fit for the 21st Century.

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30 09 15
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P21+ repeatable ED room expert panel workshop

Sonnemann Toon participated in an expert workshop on Emergency Department design. The P21+ ED Repeatable Rooms focused on benefits of applying repeatable rooms in  department planning and analysed relevant room typologies in detail.  It was a great opportunity for  clients and design professionals alike to share feedback on the recent case studies.

20 09 15
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First Friday: Poland

This month the food and drinks were organised by our very own polish mob comprised of Agata, Agnieszka and Kasia. We tasted some amazing charcuterie (wędliny) and sausage.

During their high quality quiz we learnt about monosyllabic animal names, traditional costumes and other fun polish trivia facts. The quiz was won by Andres.

Tim showed us a sample of construction photos of 8 Harley Place nearing completion, and everyone shared their favourite furniture concept in the Getting to Know You section.

The gold star was shared between Agata, David, Jolien and Julija.

09 09 15
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Success in this years UK Property Awards!

Sonnemann Toon Architects have won an award in the category of Public Service Architecture for London with 11  Harley Street and another award in the Category of Office Architecture for London with 10 Midford Place !

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08 09 15
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SBID Awards Shortlist!

Two of our projects have successfully been shortlisted into the Office Design category and Healthcare Design category for the SBID International Design Awards 2015!

07 09 15
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Houzz Feature

Our Hallam Street project has been hand-picked by one of Houzz writers to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz.

See it here

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01 09 15
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Heartbeat

The refurbishment of the UCLH Heart Hospital in Marylebone is nearing completion. This project was phased while the hospital continued being fully operational. Refurbishing the existing building and discovering a mountain of services had made for an extremely challenging project. The battle for ceiling heights was a compromise dictated by the contractor’s ability to reduced build-ups and re-route services. The end result is a bright, clean & crisp space to meet current healthcare standards.

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25 08 15
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Best for Public Service Architecture 2015!

Sonnemann Toon Architects has been named Best for Public Service Architecture 2015 in Build Magazine’s 2015 Architecture Awards!

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24 08 15
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So you want to be an Architect?

Sonnemann Toon were happy to host two work experience students this summer. The 6th formers were taken on site visits to our current residential, healthcare & listed building projects before being asked to produce their own projects. Their brief was to compare a recently completed building with an older one, showing similarities in form & function, then put together a proposal to re-furbish an internal area from one of the buildings. The student presented their work to the office at First Friday and impressed us all. These were the highest quality student presentations we have seen since hosting work experience students over a number of years and both Alexandra & Michael should be very proud of themselves. Well done to our budding young architects!

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19 08 15
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First Friday: South Africa

As of this year we have decided to theme the in-house monthly updates at the First Friday to match staff’s country of origin. This month we had South African drinks & snacks – mmm, biltong!

Work Experience Students we had in this week presented their project work to the whole office, followed by Cecilia showing progress photos of the Shard and Cathryn sharing updates on the Energy Institute and the beginnings of phase 2. We also had a feature on conceptual buildings that staff presented to the group.

This month’s gold star went to Christina.

17 08 15
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MRI scanners arrived on site

The fit-out of the outpatient’s facility is progressing well on site.  A milestone moment as the two MRI’s were delivered and installed.

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10 08 15
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Two original fireplaces uncovered

At The Energy Institute Phase 1 has completed, including the refurbishment of the office areas in the 1950’s extension.  Phase 2 of the construction programme now began in the front 1770’s original house (the home of the Architect AlfredWaterhouse from 1830-1905).  As part of the works two original fireplaces have been uncovered in the library and rear office.

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02 08 15
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Softball

Sonnemann Toon played 3 softball matches this summer: Haines Philips Architects, Weston Williamson + Partners and the Howard de Walden Estate. We are proud to report winning one of these games and narrowly losing the other two – to win against one’s client is frowned upon! We also upgraded our equipment and proudly play with a solid ash bat!

31 07 15
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Office site visit to The Shard & The View

For July First Friday the office visited the construction site of the outpatient facility at The Shard on the 4th- 6th floors.  This was followed by a visit to The View from the 72nd floor to see London 360 degree skyline, as well as a tasty dinner and drinks at Rocket City Restaurant.

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10 07 15
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100% Revit!

Sonnemann Toon are very close to having 100% of new projects drawn up in Revit. We now collaborate with other architects and consultants who use this software to share the models while continuously holding regular staff training. We are constantly updating our templates & families in order to increase productivity and deliver more co-ordinated drawing packages and a higher quality design service resulting in more efficient buildings.

02 07 15
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Sonnemann Toon at EHD 2015

We were delighted to attend the inaugural European Healthcare Design congress on 22-23 June. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss international best practice and the future of health care design – all in the inspirational surroundings of Sir Denys Lasdun’s The Royal College of Physicians building. Sonnemann Toon presented a poster on our Proton Beam Therapy, MRO and EOS projects, examining how the latest medical technology can be housed in existing buildings.

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30 06 15
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We’ve been shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards 2015!

Both projects Sonnemann Toon Architects submitted have been shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards 2015! We’ve been told this year the quality of entries was better than ever so being shortlisted is a great achievement! 

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29 06 15
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Southwark Cathedral Reception Refurbishment Behind The Red Door

Sonnemann Toon Architects are pleased to have been invited to provide a design proposal for the administrative reception at Southwark Cathedral by Collins Construction Plc.  Collins have a number of construction projects in the Southwark area of London and approached Southwark Cathedral to refurbish their reception as a community contribution.  Sonnemann Toon Architects & Winters Electrical will provide the design services for the works as a charitable contribution.

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26 06 15
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Swift operation at Royal London Hospital

Theatre fit out works at Royal London Hospital completed in 12 weeks!

 

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16 06 15
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First Friday: Dangerous Critters

Cathryn spoke about progress on the Energy Institute, while Anna showed completed photographs of the Newham Seclusion Suite and explained their design requirement. David conveyed the challenges of installing Proton Beam Therapy Units in different locations. Staff were also asked to send through a photograph of the most dangerous critter in the land from which they are from. Staff got to guess what the animal was and who’s country it originates from.

This month’s gold star was shared between Christina, David & Tim.

09 06 15
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Shard Update

Sonnemann Toon Architects have designed an internal fit-out of a three floor private medical facility at The Shard.  The scheme includes Out-patients, Imaging, Physio and Paediatrics departments, with 78 consulting rooms and 12 treatment rooms. The project is currently on site and is due to be completed in December 2015.

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08 06 15
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London Venues Summit

Sonnemann Toon attended London Venues Summit at Hilton London Wembley. Our Office manager had a productive day full of meetings, fabulous networking luncheon, interactive discussions and workshops, concluded by a relaxing post forum drinks reception.

An extremely well organised event with great concept – ‘speed networking’ makes you talk about the important things straight away.

05 06 15
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First Friday: Canada!

This month’s first Friday served as a temporary farewell to Gina G, our beloved Canadian. We themed the event with a famous Canadian drink: The Caesar. Tim spoke about the progress of 8 Harley Place and unveiled completed photos of 10 Midford Place.

Each month Sonnemann Toon awards a gold star to the person who has gone beyond their job and put in extra effort to help other staff. Staff send through nominations to the Associates, and this month’s gold star went to Christina.

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04 05 15
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Vicarage Gardens gets a feature on Homify

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04 03 15
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The sky is no limit for Sonnemann Toon

Sonnemann Toon Architects & Collins Construction have been successful in a joint bid to design & build a world class outpatients centre within The Shard.  The client has a vision to deliver an exemplar private medical facility in the heart of the London Bridge Quarter.  The fit-out scheme is over three floors including: consulting rooms, a diagnostic, women’s health & physio department and support facilities of pharmacy, café and training room.

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30 01 15
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We’ve Moved Offices!

After over 10 years in our old home at Whitfield Street, we have moved into new premises in Quality House next to Chancery Lane, only a mile down the road in the heart of the City of London .
The new office address is:

Quality House
6-9 Quality Court
Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1HP
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Our phone number remains the same and for directions to Sonnemann Toon office please check our contact us page.

We’re really looking forward to showing you around, and exploring the area for ourselves!

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09 01 15
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11 Harley Street featured in Marylebone Journal

 

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11 Harley Street Grand Opening Party

We were delighted to join the opening party with our clients The Howard De Walden Estate and Isokinetic to celebrate Isokinetic’s permanent establishment in Harley Street and we wish them every success in their new home!

Isokinetic Medical Group is a specialist Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation group formed in Italy, 27 years ago.  As part of the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence network, the group embraces the new international dimension of healthcare and came to London in 2012.  After 2 years in a Pop-Up clinic, Isokinetic moved into 11 Harley Street  on 29th September 2014. Sonnemann Toon have been instrumental in creating a functionally innovative space and one of the leading centres of its type in Europe.  Michael Davison, Isokinetic’s Managing Director in London noted that,  ‘Sonnemann Toon’s vision has helped realise a space which provides strong visual lines that underpin the progress of a patient during the rehabilitation process.  It is a light, warm and inspiring environment.’

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Clinician’s Choice Award for European Scanning Centre

STA are delighted with the results of the Building Better Healthcare Awards – the practice won the Clinicians Choice Award for the European Scanning Centre project.

Category judge, Dr Roy MacGregor, said of the entry: “This is a wonderful scheme that, instead of just utilising artwork to relax patients, actually reflects the scientific and technical nature of radiology equipment and services. It is taking technology to the nth degree.”

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10 11 14
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Celebrating success at UK Property Awards

ST are excited about winning the 2014 International Property Awards for Best Public Service Architecture in the East of England for Spire Cambridge Lea and were Highly Commended for Architecture Single Residence in London for 3 Devonshire Mews North.

 

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30 10 14
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First Friday

For this month’s First Friday, STA fled the office to enjoy some summer sunshine and enjoy the Louis Kahn exhibit at the Design Museum (and some enormous pizzas at the Dickens Inn at St Katherine Docks!).

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30 07 14
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Summer Evening Social

This week the office enjoyed a walking tour to Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion, stopping to enjoy a few drinks and a few facades along the way.

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20 07 14
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Design the Smartest ED at Downing College, Cambridge

Sonnemann Toon attended this fascinating cross-disciplinary course exploring the latest concepts and ideas in Emergency Department design.
The design workshops allowed Clinicians, Estates teams and architects a unique opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how an A&E design can facilitate clinical processes and support the delivery of care.

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03 07 14
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Official opening of new front of house and outpatient unit at Cambridge Spire Lea Hospital

The new Reception and Outpatient Department to Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is open! It was a transformation from a Hospital to a Hospitality environment, strengthening the corporate identity and bringing light and space to this popular local hospital.

The Reception was remodelled to give a sense of arrival and waiting areas reimagined to achieve a Hotel ambience. The new Cambridge inspired Outpatients Department is clinical and clean, but not cold – from waiting room seating through to cubicle curtains the theme has been maintained.

The Hospital representative said: ‘As a result we have the most incredible consulting rooms and reception, way beyond what we could have imagined. It has turned our reception from what was feeling like a quiet waiting room in to a social experience in a relaxed atmosphere for the patients. Brilliant!’

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21 06 14
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Up to speed with changes in Employment Law and H&S

STA attended Employment Law and H&S Briefing Seminar hosted by Peninsula, covering important updates on:

– New or impending legislation on issues such as pensions, temporary workers and the Equality Act.

– Legal obligations as a business owner or manager.

– Ensuring best practice in health & safety at work.

– Common misconceptions held by employers regarding the law.

20 05 14
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Cycle2work scheme

STA has partnered with Halfords to offer staff Cycle2work scheme, enabling employees to access bikes for cycling to work.

Burn calories, save CO2, it’s good for your health and the environment too!

 

20 05 14
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ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001 Certifications

STA has been certified to ISO-9001 since April 2008 and has recently achieved certification to both OHSAS-18001 and ISO-14001, the two new standards have been bolted onto our original Quality Management System to form our in depth Integrated Managements System.
These certifications show STA’s continued commitment to sustainability, safe working conditions, and quality management.

05 05 14
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BIM for Small Practices

STA staff attended the audio webinar BIM for Small Practices: Implement & Collaborate. The webinar focused on how to make using virtual systems a reality for architect’s implementing BIM within a multidisciplinary project team.
The webinar also included helpful lessons and pitfalls of BIM while going through real time BIM case study from a small practice. We learned about design work-flow and productivity when managing documentation and business processes while collaborating in BIM.

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02 04 14
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Networking with the best in the business

Our Office Manager Julija attended LCCI Life event to connect with some of the leading suppliers within the Hospitality, Retail, Leisure and Travel industries.

It was a great networking event, as well as an opportunity to indulge in delicious canapés and fine wine all in a relaxed and informal setting!

20 03 14
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Sonnemann Toon
Virtual Tour of London Bridge Hospital

Check out a virtual tour of the London Bridge Hospital Oncology

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30 01 14
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Sonnemann Toon
Syntec Mala Competition story

Sonnemann Toon took part in Syntec 2013 MALA Competition (‘Mala’ being Gaelic for plasticine) with our architecturally themed ‘Embodied Energy’ entry.

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06 12 13
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AT Handbook: City of Coventry Health Facility

 

 

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21 07 13
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Marylebone Journal: 52 Harley Street

 

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01 05 13
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Hospital Buildings: In the loop

Gary Toon in RIBA May 2013 – Circle Reading Hospital critique.

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01 05 13
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Princess Grace Hospital Main Entrance

The new entrance to The Princess Grace Hospital is now open! The ground floor has been re-shuffled to allow for a more open & welcoming reception with a light & bright waiting space – in keeping with a private hospital. The new ‘glass box’ with illuminated signage enhances the hospital’s presence on Marylebone Road while modernizing the hospital’s appearance. Staff & patients are thrilled with their new space – now if the new furniture would just arrive!

21 01 13
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Sonnemann Toon
European Scanning Centre Update

As hundreds of flights were cancelled and parts of the country gridlocked due to the heavy snowfall on the weekend of 19th January – a 30tonne magnet was lifted into the lightwell at the rear of 68 Harley Street. This is the first MROpen scanner to be installed in London – part of a unique imaging suite at the European Scanning Centre.


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21 01 13
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Clinical Choice Award Winner 2012

 

 

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01 12 12
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‘Building Better Healthcare’ Award Winner

From more than 220 entries submitted, The City of Coventry Health Centre has been chosen as winner of the Clinician’s Choice Award 2012. It was a very proud moment for the whole team & a very successful culmination of over 8 years hard work; Sonnemann Toon worked on the scheme with NHS Coventry, Coventry Care Partnerships & Galliford Try.

Dr. Roy MacGregor, clinical specialist on the judging panel, said of the scheme ‘It is a very flexible & forward-thinking design.’

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07 11 12
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Sonnemann Toon’s billing to discuss Quality Management at RIBA

Jonathan Holt and Cressida Toon will be discussing Sonnemann Toon’s approach to Quality Management at RIBA’s ‘Guerilla Tactics’. The conference session at 10am on 7th November, on the benefits of good Quality Management Systems and how to implement them.

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29 10 12
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Sonnemann Toon
‘High design and performance standards’ The City of Coventry Health Centre features in AJ

In his technical study in October’s AJ, Felix Mara describes how the challenges of way finding, control of infection and acoustics amongst others, were met in the design for the City of Coventry Health Centre.

To read the full article:

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13 10 12
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Sonnemann Toon
A warm wel come for patients at CoCHC

CoCHC had a busy first day…Mark Jones of NHS Coventry confirmed that patients were turning up in droves to sign up with the GPS that have relaocted to centre. The building is now fully operational following a sucessful handover last year – on time & on budget.

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09 09 12
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Sonnemann Toon
Look no floor! Making space at 68 Harley Street

The European Scanning Centre are preparing for the arrival of two state-of-the-art scanners.

Part of the ground floor has been removed to make way for a rigid base for the EOS scanner – minimal vibrations will mean extra clear scans; and a pit has been excavated to allow the 30 tonne MROpen to be ‘slotted’ into the basement through the rear light well.

Challenging design, construction and logistics to allow cutting edge scanning in the heart of Harley Street.

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07 07 12
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Sonnemann Toon
London Bridge Hospital opens expanded ITU & MRI

The expansion of the Intensive Therapy Unit & installation of the new MRI have been completed. Staff are very happy with the improved workflow on the unit and have said that the bright finishes palette really helps to make the right impression!

See our project pages for more details and photographs of the finished scheme.

London Bridge Hospital commissioned by Sonnemann Toon Architects

29 03 12
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Sonnemann Toon
What’s cooking at Hallam Street

Programme week 22 of 37 at Hallam Street and the light is beginning to appear at the end of the tunnel. Floor finishes are down, the stair carcass is constructed and kitchens are starting to go into the large openplan living space of our largest maisonette. The dryest November on record lends the roofing contrators a hand and we are finally watertight after a nailbiting week of tarpaulins and crossed fingers!

28 11 11
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Sonnemann Toon
Pathology Laboratories

Sonnemann Toon Architects have submitted for tender a new Pathology Laboratories project to be created in an early 20th century concrete frame with reinforced concrete floors building, recently refurbished into offices space with external white painted rendered masonry walls and single glazed metal framed multi-paned windows. The owner’s requirements have been identify with the client for the Microbiology, Serology and Immunology transferred services and new Histopathology and Cytopathology laboratory with molecular profiling laboratory to be created on a different level.

21 11 11
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Sonnemann Toon
City of Coventry Health Centre nearing completion

The focus on site has shifted inside. Galliford Try’s decorators are now starting to paint the feature bands of colour that will form the base for departmental signage. 500mm high polyester powder coated alumiunium letters placed at high level on the bold painted bands, will allow patients to locate department entrances across large waiting spaces.

01 11 11
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Sonnemann Toon
Harley Street LOC shortlisted for two categories at the Building Better Healthcare awards 2011

Sonnemann Toon Architects have been shortlisted in two categories this year: Best Interior Design and Best Acute Design for the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2011. We are looking forward to the award ceremony on 10th November.

21 10 11
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Sonnemann Toon
RIBA ‘Guerilla Tactics’

Cressida Toon will be discussing Sonnemann Toon Architect’s work at RIBA’s ‘Guerilla Tactics’. The conference session at 10am on 10th November, will focus on the pros and cons of working in a specialism.

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10 10 11
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Sonnemann Toon
RIBA Competition shortlist

Teamed with AHMM, Elliot Wood, Davis Landgon & BBUK, Sonnemann Toon Architect’s are one of eight to have been shortlisted for a RIBA competition to design inpatient facilities for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. The first 6 months of the project will be devoted to estabilsing innovate design standards for inpatient care. The winning team will be announced later this month.

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01 10 11
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Sonnemann Toon
Hallam Street starts on site

26-28 Hallam Street began on site on Monday 18th July. It is Sonnemann Toon’s first multi dwelling, all residential scheme. With a 34wk contract period it is due for completion in February 2012. See project pages for updates.

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01 08 11
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Sonnemann Toon
Harley Street Clinic ITU

Our refurbishment of a Grade 2 listed building at 35 Weymouth Street to create an Intensive Therapy Unit for The Harley Street Clinic has been completed. See our project pages for more details and photographs of the finished scheme.

Harley Street Clinic by Sonnemann Toon

01 07 11
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Sonnemann Toon
102 Harley Street

Sonnemann Toon are excited to announce the practical completion of our extensive refurbishment of a Grade 2 Listed Georgian terraced house at 102 Harley Street.

01 06 11
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Sonnemann Toon