The only man in the room…

What does the future hold for women in the built environment, how are things changing, and what’s it like being the only man in a construction team? Martin shares his thoughts based on recent experience…   At a recent project team meeting I made a chance remark. The project we were running was the first […]

B Corp – Over a Year Later

As regular readers will know, Ashfold became a B Corp in April 2022. A year later, we submitted our annual review to the team at B Corp and took a look at what we’d achieved and where we’ve come in that twelve-month period. It’s also been great to see so many other businesses including architects […]

The Laszlo Building Wins AJ Retrofit Award

Huge congratulations to our friends at Henley Halebrown architects. The team recently won a well-deserved Architects Journal Retrofit award, for their work on the Laszlo building in Archway, North London.   Re-using an old warehouse, the goal was to create a flexible workspace. Originally the Batavia Mills, the Laszlo building dates from c.1900 and was […]

Roger Madelin: The Interview

Recently, Martin was lucky enough to pin the ever-busy developer extraordinaire, Roger Madelin, down for an interview. Channelling his inner Paxman, Martin tries his best to get Roger to reveal the secret formula behind the success of some of his best-known developments. As well as discussing how his currently project at Canada Water with British […]

Accolades for previous projects

We are very proud of all our previous projects and it’s always a joy to see any one of them recognised. We were doubly delighted recently to hear that two of our schemes had received a nod by the industry. Elsey House, a Cat A fitout in Fitzrovia, won the category of ‘Workplace Interiors < […]

Rapha find a new home in the Laszlo

Cycling brand Rapha have taken the lease for the newly refurbished Laszlo building in Archway. The renovations for the workspace, which Ashfold oversaw as Project Manager, were devised by Henley HaleBrown for developers Dorrington. Completed earlier this summer, the beautifully appointed former warehouse now provides over 30,000sqft of flexible workspace. Rapha’s Chief Retail and Development […]

What does COP26 mean for the construction industry?

As the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) draws closer, industry figureheads have begun to discuss how the construction industry will be affected. What processes and initiatives will be implemented as a result of the Glasgow-based event? As well as, how will they change our approach to project development?   Events of the […]

Finding perspective: unpacking the impact of the past year

Martin recently sat down for a chat with Gary Elliott, Founder and Chief Executive of Elliott Wood Partnership. They discussed finding perspective throughout the pandemic and how we might adapt the way we go forward. Gary manages to find a positive perspective, thanks largely to the way we’ve embraced technology over the past year. With […]

The Circular Economy: Three Construction Perspectives, COCCEC

Recently Martin joined Margherita Cesca of Saunders Boston and Nicola Carniato of AKT II to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by the need to address climate change and the circular economy in construction projects. The sheer scale of embracing and implementing the kinds of changes required to combat climate change can be daunting. In […]

Works on The Laszlo progress

Works on The Laszlo are underway – watch our Project Progress video below.