What a year it's been - and it's not even over yet

Mark Middleton, Grimshaw

Mark Middleton looks back at his new year predictions for 2018 and regrets that all too often he was on the money

Back in January I made some predictions for the year ahead for my column “And the Stirling goes to…” In what will be my last piece for 2018 I revisit all 10 to see if I’ve been a foresighted architectural Nostradamus or a myopic and out-of-touch Scruton.

1. Brexit will hang over us like a stale cloud. This one definitely came true. The turmoil continues and the threat of no deal with the EU is now a very real possibility. Brexit is beginning to bite, with many firms making redundancies including RSHP who shed 10% of their staff in October citing Brexit as one of the factors.

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