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Revealing Victorian secrets

The sensitive interior upgrade of a boutique hotel in Chelsea revealed itself to be an even bigger challenge for the architects, once they discovered the myriad of secrets the building... View Article

Flushed with success at awards

An innovative project to convert a disused toilet block into new offices has scooped honours at design awards in Portsmouth. The Old Loos were designed by multi-disciplinary firm McAndrew Martin... View Article

Ibstock showcased award winning design

When the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Awards took place last month (November), the latest edition of ‘Design’, the inspirational magazine from Ibstock, was showcasing a number of cutting-edge projects using Ibstock bricks, which... View Article

New light on ventilation

New light is being shed on ventilation options for non-domestic buildings. Gilberts Blackpool, the UK’s leading air movement specialist, has continued its reputation for innovation by now combining a roof... View Article

Another day at the office for Novus

Staff from maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor Novus Property Solutions have completed work on its own brand new future-proof headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent. Five Towns House is the new home... View Article
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Latest Projects

The Hive © Nick Caville, DP

The Hive, Kew Gardens

Designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and centrepiece of the UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015, The Hive was reassembled at Kew Gardens in London and opened to the public on 18 June 2016. This pavilion highlights the role of the humble... View Project
© Agnese Sanvito

142 Bermondsey Street, London

A post-war building in very poor condition has been completely refurbished and extended to create a series of residential and live-work units in the heart of Bermondsey. Construction took just eight months, due largely to the adoption of prefabricated CLT structures to form the... View Project
Photography Keith Hunter. Copyright of the Scottish Government
The ground plan is based on the legs of a chromosome with the four connected elements centring around the atrium

Scottish Crime Campus, Gartcosh

The Scottish Crime Campus at Gartcosh, near Glasgow, is a unique £75 million Scottish government-funded, state-of-the-art facility, providing high quality office accommodation, forensic laboratories and support facilities for over 1,100 staff. Delivered on time and on budget, the campus is... View Project
© Mika Huisman

Travel Centre, Lahti, Finland

Bus and rail shelters are rarely seen as works of art but the copper-clad shelter for a new road-rail intersection in Lahti, Finland, is something of a metal masterpiece. What if the bus stop was actually the destination? That’s what... View Project
The refurbished New Bodleian Library, Oxford
© WilkinsonEyre

New Bodleian Library, Oxford

In the heart of Oxford’s historic centre, the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott-designed New Bodleian Library was built as the Bodleian Library has reached full capacity. A grade II listed building, it  was constructed on a  spacious site to the north... View Project
© Eric Parry

Four St Pancras Square

Part of the swathes of land being revived by the the King’s Cross regeneration, Four Pancras Square is a steel giant which conjures up memories of London’s industrial heartland. Steve Menary reports. Replicating rusty metal might not seem an obvious... View Project
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Fenman House

A collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments inspired by mid-century design. These beautiful homes are set within the parks and gardens of King’s Cross. The floor-to-ceiling windows give breathtaking views over the green spaces and the London skyline beyond. The... View Project
The Lighterman, Granary Square designed by Stanton Williams

The Lighterman, Granary Square

Granary Square, London welcomes dining room and bar The Lighterman, a brand new building spanning the eastern side of Granary Square, offering three floors of all-day dining and drinking, with alfresco seating on both Regent’s Canal and Granary Square, plus a... View Project

Watson Building, Liverpool

The Watson Building, which was formerly used as offices, storage and loading bays for the historic Lewis’s department store, is located on Renshaw Street and offers sweeping views of the city skyline. Landmarks including the Royal Liver Building, Metropolitan Cathedral and Radio City... View Project

University of Glasgow Research Hub

Global firms WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and HOK Architects have secured a major contract with the University of Glasgow to develop a world-leading research hub. The £40 million research hub facility will be developed on the University of Glasgow’s 31... View Project
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