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A major milestone is the completion of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, a commission which had been won in a design competition in and raises the profile of the practice to an international level. Several years after his death, and after some neglect, the Gibberd Garden is restored. The practice is appointed by the recently demutualised Abbey National Building Society for the redevelopment of glbberd old Gibbred House headquarters at Moorgate in the City of London.

The completed centre comprises an seat theatre, a seat cinema, two licensed bars, a coffee bar, and ancillary spaces to support a wide range of cultural and community events. Sanctuary Buildings, a redevelopment of a group of early 20th century dfsign buildings in Westminster is completed and opened by the Princess Royal as the headquarters of the Department for Education and Skills.

Harlow Master Plan

It is decommissioned 50 year later. Planned for a maximum of beds, the hospital is described at the time as a model gibberrd functional excellence and distinctive beauty, planned not only for the present but to meet future needs.

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The mixed-use development is integrated within the grain of the existing street pattern and creates a newsq ft retail centre together with commercial office units and car parking. Completion of the new headquarters of the food production company, Brakes, one of the freedrick developments on the Eureka Science Park at Ashford in Kent.

Generous landscape mounding and the retention of mature landscape features are used to integrate the structures with the rural setting and to conceal the movement of industrial vehicles. Gibberd also acts as the Landscape Architect and Master Planners for the project.

Frederick Gibberd

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The project is the start of a long association with the firm and its successors, and the design of a number of industrial plants for a variety of public and private clients including Imperial Chemical Industries ICIWhitbread Breweries and the Ministry of Works.

The project involves the creation of ‘open-plan’ offices spaces, within the limitations of the original plan, and the removal of modern partitioning and ceilings to reveal the original proportions of rooms maximising the occupancy of the space. The most successful building of the Council group, the Civic Hall later renamed the Alban Arena is designed by Gibberd in a restrained modern movement style: Frederick Gibberd is appointed as a Studio Master and eventually becomes its Principal.


He was consultant architect planner for the Harlow development and spent the rest of his life living in the town he had designed. This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat The practice has provided consultancy services on the architectural aspects of a number of infrastructure works.

The centre is a unique 3,sqm state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility for the complete range of technical and backstage skills associated with the theatre and live music industries.

Rather than seek work in another office he decided to go into business on his own account. He will remain in Harlow for the rest of his life. The proposals include conversion of buildings to outpatient consulting areas, new pathology laboratories and a mortuary as well as waiting areas and administrative accommodation.

The internal plan was highly inefficient, and the chief interest was in the design of the Jermyn Street frontage. Following the Blitz on London the Royal Institute of British Architects establishes a reconstruction committee in to consider how the city should be rebuilt.

Frederick Gibberd is appointed for the development of Harlow in Essex with a remit to accommodate 60, inhabitants. The site was ideal for a new town; reasonably close to London, a large undeveloped rural area at the intersection of a motorway and with a main line railway.

The practice provides design services under a framework agreement to remodel and refurbish an desigj mental health unit based on the Princess Alexandra Hospital site near the town centre. His similarly pioneering Sports Centre has been demolished, as has the original town hall.

Frederick Gibberd – Wikipedia

The design used the form of the land as a foundation on which the design was built. To glbberd this, the centres are designed using Feng Shui principles, with an emphasis on natural materials and forms, generous breakout provision and relaxation areas. This was originally envisaged as the last stage desigb the masterplan, but at a time when air travel is rapidly evolving it becomes clear that further expansion will become necessary even before the project is complete.

The house itself is of little merit: Frederick Gibberd becomes involved in the design of several research facilities including laboratories for Shell at Thornton Heath where he designs the main buildings. A dramatic stepped atrium brings daylighting to the heart of the scheme and by careful utilisation of the site the amount of floor space is significantly increased. The practice is involved in the architectural and landscape design for a number of reservoirs including Kielder Water in Northumberland – the largest man-made lake in the largest man-made forest in Europe.


His most notable works here include The Lawn, Britain’s first modern-style point block, consisting of nine storeys arranged in a butterfly design on an area of open ground surrounded by oak trees; a tromp-l’oeil pair of curved terraces facing a cricket green at Orchard Croft, which won a British Housing Award in ; the pioneering broken-silhouette flats in Morley Grove; and much of the housing in Mark Hall neighbourhood, which is in its entirety a conservation area.

The works involves the replacement of the cladding over the entire building whilst maintaining the hospital in operation. As with the rest of the town which has works by Henry Moore and Elisabeth Frink, there is a generous provision of public art, notably Ralph Brown’s sculpture ‘The Meat Porters’ which is installed in The planning reflects the different functions of the domed prayer halls, the library and reading room wing, administrative offices and the landmark minaret.

At Sittingbourne in Kent he plans the future development of the Shell Agro-Chemicals Research Centre at Woodstock Farm and continues to design facilities for the company, which includes numerous technical buildings as well as sports and welfare accommodation, until its closure in With the expansion in education the practice becomes involved with a number of higher and further education commissions including works in Huddersfield and later at Hull. Known as Pullman Court, it is planned as a series of blocks to retain as many of the mature trees on the site and provides flats of varying sizes to suit the demand for homes for young professional people; on-site amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, social club and roof gardens.

Completion of the redevelopment of the site of a Victorian villa in the hinterland of the High Street in Southgate, North London and cesign as Ellington Court. The three-story blocks are later restored after war damage to their original condition but are subsequently extended by others with the addition of an incongruous mansard roof. Architectural Press- Political Science – pages. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.