Studio Ageli Wins Build Architecture and Corporate LiveWire Awards

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  • Build Architecture Award winners for 'Best Public & Leisure Architecture Practice in London' and 'Best Completed Entertainment & Hospitality Venue in London for Goods Way' and Corporate LiveWire Awards winners for 'Leisure Architecture Practice of the Year'

    Studio Ageli has completed a number of well received leisure and entertainment venues and has now won an award for ‘Best Public & Leisure Architecture Practice in London’ and ‘Leisure Architecture Practice of the Year’. The practice has also won an award for ‘Best Completed Entertainment & Hospitality Venue in London’ specifically for the Goods Way project.

    • Goods Way is a 1,750 sqm entertainment space and live 600 capacity music venue in the heart of the vibrant Kings Cross development in London, which opened in March 2020. The complex scheme was the culmination of two years’ work for architects Studio Ageli, who transformed the basement space of an existing building into a multi-faceted, superlative music and hospitality destination.
      • Much anticipated and widely published (NME, BBC, Time Out, Music Week, Billboard and The Evening Standard amongst others), ‘Goods Way’ opened its doors with 85 confirmed gigs and many more to come. The project encompasses The Courtyard, Sweet Water, Nola’s lounge and at its beating heart, Lafayette, a 600 cap music venue. This is the second project from Venue Group who opened the hugely successful and acclaimed Omeara venue in London Bridge in 2016.
        • Behind the project is Ben Lovett, a member of Mumford & Sons, Communion co-founder and Venue Group CEO. His passion and drive infuses the whole scheme, which fits into his wider goal of repopulating London with independent grassroots venues ‘vital to the culture and ecosystem of the music industry’. This exciting and unique venue which the practice started work on in March 2018, completed on 04 March 2020, delivered on budget and within an ambitious fast track construction programme. The first artist to play the venue was Mercury Prize winner Dave at a secret show by Apple Music – Dave announced that this would be his first and last UK show for 2020.
          • Studio Ageli are very proud to have delivered this ambitious project in the heart of Kings Cross, which has been a great journey and a pleasure to have worked with such a dedicated, committed and talented team.