November 2017 Can collective action transform waste and waste space into a valuable resource, adding to the quality of life for the neighbourhood, establishing shared activity and contributing to health benefits? Read on
October 2017 "Group Ginger has not being precious about the design ideas but open to discussion and constant client input to reach these shared goals." Read on
October 2017 The bar is taking shape at The Venue, Leeds College of Music. The feature brass bar has been installed along with the hung metal powdercoated frame.
October 2017 The city is turning into a place of consumption, without production. This is a problem! Read on
September 2017 Mai Omi was invited by the Japan Society of Urban and Reginal Planners (JSURP) to deliver a talk in Tokyo about Group Ginger’s approach to regeneration and urbanism in UK regional cities. Read on
September 2017 Our design for the refurbishment of Grade II listed Hartlepool Post Office has been featured as a key regereration project in Hartlepool! Read on
September 2017 Since Scarborough Market’s refurbishment was completed, it has seen a surge of new and innovative businesses celebrating local skills. Read on
September 2017 Group Ginger join forces with Urban Space Management, Cushman Wakefield, ARUP and Portas Agency in open tender for Halifax Borough Market Read on
August 2017 Re-think 2017 is an annual competition organised by Balmond Studio, a research-led practice of architects, designers, artists and theoreticians run by the world’s leading thinker on form and structure – Cecil Balmond OBE. Read on
August 2017 RE-Activist Architecture studio has been featured in the Architects' Journal annual degree show review. Read on
August 2017 A student project by Re-Activist studio's John Chia has been featured on Arch Reporter. Read on
August 2017 We are proud to announce that Scarborough Indoor Market has been shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2017. Read on
August 2017 Things are taking shape as the construction of LCOM's new rooftop extension is underway.The design proposal consists of a rooftop extension and refurbishment at third floor level in order to extend the existing foyer facilities for ‘The Venue’ at Leeds College of Music. To read more about this project click here
August 2017 With the production of tender information for Lichfield Friarsgate, we have been busy considering a sensitive materials pallete for the scheme. The developments location within a conservation area has resulted in careful consideration of construction materials. To find out more about the Lichfield Friarsgate project click here.
May 2017 Following CCF funding investment, Scarborough Market Hall has been transformed into a 21st Century retail space whilst still retaining the charm and character of a traditional market in the grade II listed historic building. The grand opening of this project formed part of a number of cultural events within the town as ... Read on
January 2017 A three day symposium at the school of architecture, January 16th, 18th & 20th 2017. Simon Baker invited and hosted external practicing architects, and industry professionals to participate in this year's reflection of the industry. Read on
November 2016 Group Ginger along with collaborator Sarah Mills have worked with Tsukuba University and Leeds School of Architecture. Group Ginger were invited as guest critic for unit review of the student proposals in Tokyo following the students study trip and helped facilitate a workshop with the Japanese students and Leeds Beckett Students in Scarborough. Read on
November 2016 Following planning approval for Post Office, Hartlepool, Group Ginger have been appointed by Hartlepool Council to develop technical design and tender information.
October 2016 Group Ginger has been featured in the Yorkshire Post, Marc Casci interviews Simon Baker to understand his business objectives
September 2015 Group Ginger are celebrating their first birthday Thank you for all your support in making this year what its been.
September 2015 A community organisation has drawn up alternative plans for the future of the Grade II-listed Elinor Lupton Centre in Headingley – to turn it into a music hub rather than a pub. Read on
July 2015 Creation of a 21st century market place, St Helens Square, Scarborough. Read on
July 2015 An exciting new bar. Construction of the new bar for The Brunswick is in fabrication, soon to be delivered to site for installation.
May 2015 The RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2015 celebrating the best new British architecture in the region with Simon Baker conducting his duties as Yorkshire Chairman.
March 2015 Group Ginger recently appeared in the new practice section of the AJ. Shame they got our name wrong but why not have a read of what we said to the questions here…
January 2015 Yorkshire Post Business Club breakfast seminar. Hosted by Igloo. Simon Baker worked with Igloo and Anita Morris Associates to deliver a business seminar on the future potential of the South Bank of Leeds. What difference will the new ‘South Bank’ make to doing business in Leeds? Read on
Group ginger is a practice of architects. Our name derives from the political term, a ginger group. Ginger groups work to identify alternative ideas for the benefit of their host. As such Group Ginger works with clients to identify opportunities which amplify development potential and celebrate activity.
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