Gollifer Langston Architects produce innovative buildings for education, arts, media, public, residential and commercial sectors. 



Andrew Gollifer BA Hons MA RIBA Andy studied architecture at Bristol University and the Royal College of Art. He established the practice in 1994, as Gollifer Associates Architects, developing a diverse portfolio of arts, media, public and commercial projects - National Glass Centre, New Islington Bridge and Highcross Development. Andy is a visiting lecturer and critic at several UK architectural schools.

Mark Langston BA Hons Dip Arch Mark studied architecture at Leeds Polytechnic and Edinburgh College of Art. He joined the practice in 1994 becoming partner and then co-director of Gollifer Langston Architects in 2002. With a longstanding interest in education Mark has developed a wide range of projects in this sector - Classroom of the Future and Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus. Mark is a visiting critic at Liverpool University.



As a culture we can find it easy to separate ourselves and create barriers. Developing buildings that encourage use and promote interaction is vital. We are interested in creating buildings and spaces that communicate directly, that engage their users and the wider public, revealing and extending the dialogue that is central to design.

We focus on placemaking, using the unique context of a project to help determine an appropriate response.

Our aim is for buildings that are particular, rooted in a locale, designed to communicate in an open and straightforward way, having a positive and lasting influence on their surroundings.

Buildings are designed with the capacity to evolve and the flexibility to accommodate change in response to current and future user’s needs as well as their local communities and wider social change.


the practice

Based in Soho, central London and established in 1994, GLA are led by joint directors, Andy Gollifer and Mark Langston.

The studio designs buildings which are coherent, sustainable, versatile, purposeful and with a strong sense of belonging to their location - their genius loci. We work  throughout the UK, with a strong emphasis in tackling challenging inner city sites and on projects ranging from £500,000 to £30m.


contact us

Our office address Gollifer Langston Architects
Unit 213 The Record Hall, Baldwins Gardens
London, EC1N 7RJ
020 7734 2134

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Broadwater Farm Children's Centre


The Broadwater Farm Children's Centre was built as the first phase of a new
learning campus on the Broadwater Farm Estate. It is orientated
to connect to the neighbouring Primary school (also by GLA).


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The Garden S.E.N School


The Garden School is a school that will cater for pupils in Hackney with extreme forms of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Severe Learning Difficulties.


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Highbury Fields School


The new school building is designed with the dual function of containing drama studios and changing rooms.


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City & Islington College


A strategic remodeling of a 1960’s building which houses City & Islington College’s Centre for Applied Science.


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Brampton Manor School


The remodeling of a large secondary school in Newham to provide new Performing Arts facilities celebrating the school’s specialism, Learning Support facilities, Design and Technology rooms and landscaping.


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Camden School for Girls


Camden School for Girls secondary school were seeking ways achieve a number of competing aims for their site while also keeping the school in operation.


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Classroom of the future project


This is a prototype, expandable mobile classroom which is delivered off the back of a standard flat bed lorry.


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Acland Burghley School


A new two storey building for dance, music and performing arts and the upgrade of existing sports facilities - connected by a bridge.


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Platform1 Learning Centre


Platform 1 Learning Centre is part school building and part public building, housing a new Library, Language Classrooms, Media studio.


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South Camden School


The phased remodelling of South Camden School (now Regent High School) to provide new Dining Hall, City Learning Centre and Technology Block, Languages Building and 6th Form Common Room.


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South Camden City Learning Centre


ICT based learning centre with workshops and studios


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Glass Centre Sunderland


The proposal for this complex building typology compresses all its disparate functions within one envelope.


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Soho 601 Productions


A three phase project incorporating and linking together three buildings between Dean Street and Wardour Street.


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601fx Studio


A digital special effects studio in the heart of Soho’s film industry.


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Stadt Museum, Kassel


The proposal aims to concentrate the new extension of the museum into one single volume sitting at roof level.


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Rochdale Canal Bridge


The Rochdale Canal Bridge is a footbridge linking three points over the Rochdale Canal in East Manchester.


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Highcross Car Park


Derived from the building blocks of the Chapman Taylor Masterplan, GLA aimed to invest this unloved building type with a refinement not normally associated with Car Parks.


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Salford Footbridge


This is a bridge in the spirit of simple bridges with minimal structure, leaving the emphasis on a sinuous bridge deck which becomes a singular sculptural form.


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Sessay Village Hub


This is a building which uses the traditional language of white cricket screens and timber pavilions to create a striking object in a triangular form.


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Ally Capellino


The fitting out of three large units in a converted depository, as shop, offices and showroom for the fashion designer Ally Capellino.


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Canonbury Grove Private Residence


This Listed Georgian house had been divided into flats and the project reunited the house as a single dwelling for a family.


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Private House, Sevenoaks

The remodelling of an early C19th Rectory including replanning internally, new extension and new fittings throughout.

Birchfield Library Birmingham

A shortlisted RIBA competition proposal for a new community library and adult education centre.


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Broadwaters SEN and Primary School

Haringey Design Awards 2016 -  Best Community Building
Haringey Design Awards 2016 - Overall Winner

Longlist - RIBA Journal MacEwen Award 2017

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Preston Guild Housing


Fourteen homes in Preston Guild are grouped around a central public space which includes a children's play space and seating area, creating a sense of place in the heart of the  development.


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Highcross Affordable Housing


New development of affordable housing alongside a new pedestrian street leading to Leicester city centre and overlooking the All Saints neighbourhood.

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Highcross Public Realm

Based on the Chapman Taylor Masterplan, GLA was responsible for the setting out and design of the streets and public spaces within the Highcross development.

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Cardinal Pole School Extension

A new Library building for Cardinal Pole School (designed by Jestico & Whiles). The proposal which has received conditional Planning Consent is a two storey cube clad in terracotta ‘baguettes’


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City and Islington College Alterations

At the College's Angel Campus, a group of three new CLT framed pavilions has been completed to provide facilities for Engineering, Forensics and Sports Science courses.


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Modular Housing

Modular house type which could stand alone or form a terrace.


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Castle Way 1

A new four storey Residential development with mixed use at ground level. The scheme was to support the wider development of Southampton’s Watermark scheme.


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