Wednesday22 February 2017

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NAO says cost of bringing schools up to standard would hit £6.7bn

22 February 2017

Report estimates a further £7.1bn is needed for ‘minor’ repairs

Faculty of Arts Building

FCB Studios sees off high-profile rivals to win Warwick uni contest

22 February 2017

Beaten firms for new arts facility include Fosters and Grimshaw

Martyn Evans

Successful places need creativity, enthusiasm and collaboration, not money and masterplanners

22 February 2017

Buzzing small business communities like the former Old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane have boomed without developers or architects. What are the ingredients of success asks Martyn Evans

Knight Architects river Cam bridge

Knight's Cambridge bridge scheme cleared

22 February 2017

County council backs new foot and cycle bridge over River Cam

Buckingham Green

End in sight for “Miesian” Fletcher Priest refurb

22 February 2017

2018 completion targeted for mixed-use redevelopment of former Rolls-Royce headquarters

Conran Muswell Hill

Conran gets Muswell Hill homes OK

22 February 2017

Scheme in north London completed in 2019

Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Serpentine picks Francis Kéré for 2017 pavilion

21 February 2017

African-born architect unveils tree-themed structure for summer festivities

Panther House

Heritage groups and council line up to take aim at AHMM’s Gray’s Inn Road plan

21 February 2017

But Camden planners set to OK central London scheme this week

Amanda Baillieu - home page index

Is the business rate rise the last straw for the high street?

21 February 2017

The business rate rise could force thousands of retailers out of business and change the face of the high street forever, says Amanda Baillieu

Garratt Lane flats

Developer told to demolish ‘ugly’ flats

21 February 2017

Council orders rules-flouting block to be razed by October

Aukett Swanke's offices at Wembley Park for Quintain

Aukett Swanke bags Wembley office work

21 February 2017

Practice picked to lead next phase of offices at Wembley Park

Stag House by Mae

Go-ahead for Mae’s Wandsworth infill housing

21 February 2017

Practice secures planning for 21 new homes on borough’s Putney Vale Estate

Angers Patinoire, France, FaulknerBrowns

AYA 2017 shortlists: Sports & Leisure Architect of the Year

20 February 2017

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the sports & leisure shortlist

Ovatus Hodder

Hodder behind Liverpool's tallest tower proposal

20 February 2017

Scheme will be 48 storeys and sister tower to smaller neighbour


The Loom, London by Duggan Morris

20 February 2017

Duggan Morris has respun a former east London wool warehouse as a 21st-century office through an elegant balance of intervention and restoration. Ike Ijeh reports

Singapore high speed terminus - Farrells

Farrells scoops Singapore high speed station

20 February 2017

Singapore scheme adds to firm’s growing presence in Asian railway projects.

Glasgow uni 7N

Aecom and 7N chalk up Glasgow uni masterplan green light

20 February 2017

Scheme is part of wider £1bn investment plan

BIG Pellegrino

BIG sparkles with mineral water factory win

20 February 2017

Firm to design new factory for San Pellegrino brand

Lower Hatea River Crossing, Whangarei, New Zealand, Knight Architects

AYA 2017 shortlists: Infrastructure Architect of the Year

17 February 2017

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the infrastructure shortlist

Sadiq Khan

Khan wants creative industries to head to Thames Estuary

17 February 2017

London mayor unveils strategy to turn manufacturing legacy into arts-production future

22 Hanover Square

Green light for Rogers’ exclusive Hanover Square scheme...

17 February 2017

…but decision prompts anger over affordable housing contributions tied to development

Alder Hey hospital

Competition launched for bereavement centre at Alder Hey

17 February 2017

Closing date for Liverpool scheme is next month

7N Edinburgh office

Edinburgh office in for planning

17 February 2017

Scheme drawn up by local firm 7N

St Michaels

Heritage big gun turns on footballers' Make scheme

16 February 2017

Historic England says Manchester scheme “is not good enough”

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

16 February 2017

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for February is now available to download


Can British architects help build a ‘global Britain’ in emerging markets?

16 February 2017

Engaging with emerging markets may have its risks but it might provide architects with a post-Brexit boost, argues Ben Flatman

Openstudio Project 2020

Openstudio wins RIBA 'homes of future' competition

16 February 2017

Project 2020 initiative was run with house builder Taylor Wimpey

Haringey council

Haringey's £2bn housing deal moves ahead despite protests

16 February 2017

Lendlease named preferred partner for north London work

Old War Office hotel

EPR gets OK to turn Old War Office into luxury hotel

16 February 2017

£1bn plan at historic site will include apartments

LT Landscape Architects - Watchet Waterside

LT drafted in for Somerset scheme

16 February 2017

Landscape architect appointed to draw up public realm for new harbourside on Somerset coast

Street detail

Live Works, Newcastle by Flanagan Lawrence

15 February 2017

Live Theatre has ventured into the high-stakes world of property development to enable it to plough the profits back into making plays. Ike Ijeh takes a look around Live Works, the theatre’s £10m office project, to see how the building fits into Newcastle’s historic Quayside


Sheppard Robson seeks planning for huge Manchester lab schemes

15 February 2017

Practice’s proposals would require the demolition of two wings of grade II listed Edwardian hospital

Becontree Heath flats by Stitch

Stitch showcases east London regeneration plans

15 February 2017

Becontree Heath proposals would deliver 170 new homes

Rathbone Place

Developer flogs Make's Facebook HQ

15 February 2017

GPE says it will return £110m proceeds to shareholders

Earls Court thumb

KPF bags planning for Earls Court anchor buildings

15 February 2017

Kensington and Chelsea approves Exhibition Square gateway structures

Eleanor Jolliffe

The problem of labels like 'woman architect'

14 February 2017

The industry should not set one gender against the other, says Eleanor Jolliffe

Sadiq Museum of London

Deadline looms for huge London design framework

14 February 2017

Mayor Sadiq Khan seeks up to 225 firms for housing-led regeneration push

22 Hanover Square

Rogers’ exclusive Mayfair scheme set for approval

14 February 2017

But hotel and flats plans face questions over affordable-housing contributions

Peter Murray with a Golding Rule sign

Profession ‘must do more’ to prevent cycle deaths

14 February 2017

New London Architecture chair Peter Murray issues call to action ahead of training drive

Hawkins\Brown University of Sussex

Hawkins Brown gets OK for Sussex uni job

14 February 2017

Life sciences building is part of wider redevelopment at Brighton site

The Mount Pleasant site is being redeveloped by Royal Mail Group.

Why Royal Mail should sell Mount Pleasant to the community

13 February 2017

Royal Mail has put Mount Pleasant up for sale, along with a consented scheme by four leading architects. The first to express interest is the local community, which has spent years drawing up a rival proposal which is now on the brink of consent itself. Here, two of the residents behind Britain’s largest-ever Community Right to Build Order explain why their bid should be taken seriously.

AYA shortlists 2017

AYA 2017 shortlists: Public Building Architect of the Year

13 February 2017

We continue our series celebrating BD’s Architect of the Year finalists, looking at the public building shortlist

Mount Pleasant

Residents want chance to develop Mount Pleasant site

13 February 2017

Locals hoping to get opportunity to build alternative proposal at Royal Mail sorting office

West End Lane by Child Graddon Lewis

Camden approves controversial Child Graddon Lewis scheme

13 February 2017

Redevelopment of council offices and builders yard gets go-ahead despite local opposition

Harrow concil

Harrow begins search for design panel

13 February 2017

North-west London council follows Croydon’s lead

Nottingham Castle plans by Purcell

Purcell's numbers tonic

13 February 2017

Revenue and profits head north

David Chipperfield Architects - Nobel Centre, Stockholm - view from south - public place

Full steam ahead for Chipperfield's Swedish Nobel Centre

10 February 2017

Architect releases new images of £100m scheme as last objection dismissed

Ross Bandstand

Competition underway for £25m Edinburgh pavilion

10 February 2017

Winner due this August


Brain Archtivity

10 February 2017

A new scientific study tries to guage the brain’s psychological reaction to architecture and has some surprising results

Lyndon Goode Fish Island

Lyndon Goode nets OK for Fish Island job

10 February 2017

Building is part of wider Peabody development at east London site

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