KSS Design Group

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Industry Architecture
Founded 1991
Founders David Keirle, Andy Simons, Martin Salter
Headquarters London, England
Number of locations London and Sevenoaks
Area served Worldwide
Services Architecture, interior design, graphic design and branding
Employees 80
Website http://www.kssgroup.com

KSS is a design group specialising in architecture, interior design, branding and graphics. The architectural practice is named after David Keirle, Andy Simons and Martin Salter. The board of Directors include Martin Robinson, Jeremy Fisher, James Budd, Lee Nightingale and Nick Marshall.

KSS are one of the leading stadium architects and education specialists with a strong presence in mixed-use, commercial, leisure, residential and healthcare.[1]

KSS enjoys a prominent role in the design of sports stadiums,[2] with the first major project in 1991, commissioned by former Chelsea FC chairman Ken Bates for the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.[3] This was one of the first developments to integrate retail, commercial, hotel and residential usages around a state-of-the-art football stadium. Since this landmark development KSS have worked on a variety of sports stadiums around the UK and internationally. Recent years have seen the completion of the widely acclaimed American Express Community Stadium in Brighton,[4] Twickenham Stadium players’ facilities,[5] London 2012 Basketball Arena,[6] Tottenham Hotspur FC’s training centre which is considered to be one of the best training facilities in the world,[7] Brighton Hove Albion FC’s training centre which was awarded Category One status which is the highest level under the Premier Leagues Elite Players Performance Plan (EPPP). The architectural practice have also produced a wide range of international sports stadiums recently completing developments in Haifa, Israel for the Sammy Ofer Stadium which achieved UEFA Category 4 standard, Estadio Cidade de Coimbra in Portugal which was the first stadium to be completed for the UEFA European Football Championships in 2004 and Stade Océane in La Havre, France, which is Europe’s first energy positive stadium.[8]

KSS have also acted as technical advisors for Manchester City FC’s move from Maine Road to the Etihad Stadium which hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The architectural practice was also technical advisors for the London 2012 Aquatic Centre and external technical reviewer for post London 2012 games transformation at the Olympic Stadium.

KSS have also recently unveiled plans for Tottenham Hotspur FC’s new stadium[9] and a redevelopment of Anfield in Liverpool increasing the historic grounds capacity to 58,000 seats.[10]

History[edit]

KSS were formed in 1991 by David Keirle, Andy Simons and Martin Salter. In the last 23 years KSS have established an international reputation as one of the leading innovative designers in the sports and entertainment sectors.[11] The architectural practice is currently designing a wide range of facilities throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. In the mid-nineties KSS outgrew its offices in Lower Regent Street and moved to No.4 Savile Row where the stature and size of the practice continued to grow and develop. KSS is currently located at 1 James Street, and has been since 2003. KSS are independently owned with 80 staff working out of offices in London and Sevenoaks.

Offices[edit]

Projects[edit]

Sport[edit]

American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove Albion FC
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Residential[edit]

  • Berland Court, Tottenham
  • Brook House, Tottenham
  • Fairbridge Road, Archway
  • Hale Village, Tottenham
  • 75-80 High Holborn
  • 1-17 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia
  • St. Clement’s Hospital, Bow
  • Wivenhoe Quay, Essex

Education[edit]

International[edit]

Stade Océane, Le Havre, France
Stade Océane, Le Havre, France

Other[edit]

  • Alexander House Hotel, Sussex
  • Anchor House, Chelsea
  • Kalido Offices, London
  • Learning and Skills Council, London
  • Merlin Studio, London
  • Newlon Head Office, London
  • SKM Offices, London

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