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ACME\'s revised Northgate plans. The proposed department store. The design of which is inspired by the various Tudor reliefs typically found throughout Chester [August 2015].

ACME reworks £300m central Chester plans

28-Aug-2015 | By

ACME is set to revise its Northgate masterplan in Chester city centre to include a new four star hotel


Chipperfield’s Selfridges revamp gets green light

19-Aug-2015 | By Colin Marrs,

David Chipperfield Architects’ has been given the go-ahead for the redesign of the east side of Selfridges’ flagship Oxford Street store in London


Buckley Gray Yeoman’s Fred Perry store opens

18-Aug-2015 | By

Buckley Gray Yeoman has completed this store for Fred Perry in Bangkok, Thailand

The Willow Tearooms in Glasgow. Image by Dave Souza

McAslan and Purcell shortlisted for Willow Tearooms restoration

18-Aug-2015 | By

John McAslan + Partners and Purcell are among five teams vying to regenerate Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tearooms in Glasgow


Buckley Gray Yeoman wins go-ahead for Chinatown revamp

6-Aug-2015 | By

Buckley Gray Yeoman has won planning for an a major refurbishment of a 1980s block at the gateway to London’s Chinatown

Allies and Morrison’s controversial and long-running Silver Hill development in Winchester - approved scheme from 2009 which could be resurrected

Allies and Morrison's contentious Winchester scheme resurrected

20-Jul-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Councillors in Winchester have voted to proceed with Allies and Morrison’s controversial plans for the Silver Hill area of central Winchester, drawn up more than six years ago

Winchester, Silver Hill [revised scheme] by Allies and Morrison [December 2014]

Winchester Council set to resurrect six-year-old Allies and Morrison scheme

25-Jun-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Allies and Morrison’s controversial plans for central Winchester, drawn up more than six years ago, look set to be resurrected

The Willow Tearooms in Glasgow. Image by Dave Souza

Restoration contest opens for Mackintosh’s Willow Tearooms

18-Jun-2015 | By

The RIAS has launched a competition for the £4 million overhaul of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tearooms in Glasgow

Foyles by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

RIBA Awards 2015: Retail

18-Jun-2015 | By Jeremy Thornton

To create award-winning retail architecture you need an empowered team, says John Lewis’ Jeremy Thornton

Broadway Malyan Waitrose Chester

Broadway Malyan completes flagship canal-side supermarket

8-Jun-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

AJ120 architect Broadway Malyan has completed this £20million flagship Waitrose supermarket on the outskirts of Chester

The Oastler Centre in Bradford. Image by Stephen Armstrong

Bradford seeks architect for Oastler Centre overhaul

1-Jun-2015 | By

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul the Oastler Centre

Bircham Park

Bircham Park by S333

18-May-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

Owen Pritchard finds the car is still king with this Plymouth car park

AHMM\'s 61 Oxford Street scheme - nearing completion May 2015

Work nears completion on AHMM's Oxford St showstopper

5-May-2015 | By

Construction work on AHMM’s new retail, office and apartment building at 61 Oxford Street is nearing completion


Belsize unveils £4.9m Saudi scheme

24-Mar-2015 | By

[First look +plans] Belsize Architects has unveiled this 9,000m² office and retail scheme in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Asda supermarket store 2

Asda plans £600m investment in new stores and refurbs

24-Feb-2015 | By Lucy Mair

Asda has announced it will invest £600m to expand and improve its store estate in the coming year.

Foster + Partners\' Apple store in Hangzhou. Image by Nigel Young

Foster completes second Apple store in Hangzhou

19-Feb-2015 | By

[First look] Foster + Partners has completed a new Apple store in Hangzhou, China – its second commission for the world’s largest publically traded company

Winchester, Silver Hill [revised scheme] by Allies and Morrison [December 2014]

Council leader resigns following Silver Hill debacle

17-Feb-2015 | By

Winchester City Council leader Robert Humby has resigned a day after communities secretary Eric Pickles waded into the row over Allies and Morrison’s controversial Silver Hill scheme

Abronhill shopping centre. Image by Paperclip

Architect sought for Abronhill shopping centre regeneration

16-Feb-2015 | By

Abronhill Housing Association and North Lanarkshire Council are on the lookout for an architect to envision a ‘sustainable future’ for Abronhill shopping centre

Winchester, Silver Hill [revised scheme] by Allies and Morrison [December 2014]

High Court rules Winchester acted unlawfully over Allies and Morrison scheme

11-Feb-2015 | By

Campaigners battling Allies and Morrison’s controversial proposals for Silver Hill in Winchester have won a High Court victory, potentially derailing the massive city centre scheme

Whiteleys, Queensway, Bayswater, London: the central winding staircase

Foster beats Zaha to land overhaul of Bayswater's 'Harrods'

30-Jan-2015 | By

Foster & Partners has seen off three others practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, to land the multimillion project to overhaul the grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, west London

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St James Quarter in Edinburgh: competition-winning scheme by Jestico + Whiles

Ministers urged to overrule decision on Jestico + Whiles’ Edinburgh hotel

14-Aug-2015 | By

A petition has launched calling on Scottish ministers to overturn Edinburgh Council’s decision to grant planning to a controversial hotel within the city’s St James masterplan

St James Quarter in Edinburgh: competition-winning scheme by Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles' Edinburgh hotel wins go-ahead

12-Aug-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Jestico + Whiles has won planning for a controversial hotel within the £850 million Edinburgh St James scheme after councillors ignored the recommendation of officers to refuse it


Wombats by Andrew Mulroy Architects

6-Aug-2015 | By

A £9million new youth hostel in east London has refurbished two very different buildings to create a modern place for travellers to meet and sleep, says Will Hurst

Gensler\'s proposed 30-storey mixed-use skyscraper in Shoreditch, east London

Revealed: Gensler’s £300m Shoreditch tower

17-Jun-2015 | By

[First look] Gensler is poised to submit plans for this 30-storey mixed-use skyscraper in Shoreditch, east London

Moscow River. Image by Golasso

Design contest opens for Moscow riverside hotel

2-Jun-2015 | By

The Russian National Agency for Architecture and Urban Planning and the Union of Moscow Architects have launched an open contest for a new 45,000m² hotel complex

66-86 Farringdon Road

Sheppard Robson Clerkenwell scheme goes in for planning

26-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Proposals by Sheppard Robson to replace a central London car park with an office, hotel and retail development have been submitted for planning

Grzywinski + Pons

Grzywinski + Pons wins approval for £126m Stratford hotel

6-May-2015 | By

New York-based Grzywinski + Pons has been given the go-ahead for a £126 million hotel scheme in Stratford, East London

Urban Villa

Grzywinski + Pons wins consent for Edinburgh hotel

1-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Edinburgh City Council has approved a £35million boutique hotel designed by emerging US talent Grzywinski + Pons and Michael Laird Architects

On the register for more than 10 years: London Road Fire Station

London Road Fire Station sale prompts redevelopment hopes

1-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Manchester’s disused London Road Fire Station has been put up for sale by current owner Britannia Hotels after more than two decades of uncertainty about the Grade II* listed building’s future

Town Hall Annex

Go-ahead for Orms’ Camden Town Hall Annex redevelopment

24-Apr-2015 | Updated: 28-Apr-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Proposals to convert Camden Council’s Brutalist Town Hall Annex into a 270-room hotel have been approved by the authority’s own planning committee


Hoskins brushes off ‘Godzilla’ jibe

14-Apr-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Architect Gareth Hoskins has laughed off criticism his impact on Edinburgh’s built heritage is similar to the destructive might of film-monster Godzilla

St James Quarter in Edinburgh: competition-winning scheme by Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles wins contest for 'centrepiece' Edinburgh hotel

3-Mar-2015 | By

Jestico + Whiles has seen off an impressive list of practices, including Foster + Partners, to design the ‘centrepiece’ hotel within the £850million Edinburgh St James scheme

Hamilton\'s Glasgow Hotel proposals on George Sqaure

'Crude' Glasgow hotel plans attacked

2-Mar-2015 | By Keith Cooper

Plans for a huge extension above an historic hotel in Glasgow’s main civic space have alarmed some of the city’s leading architects, with one branding the proposals a ‘crass piece of urban thuggery’

Quito in Ecuador. Image by David Berkowitz

Ecuador seeks architect to convert military hospital into hotel

16-Feb-2015 | By

The Government of Ecuador is seeking an architect to transform an historic former military hospital into a new five-star hotel

A ruined fort on nearby St Michael\'s Isle. Image by Kevin Rothwell

Metropolitan Workshop scoops £20m Isle of Man hotel regeneration

27-Jan-2015 | By

Metropolitan Workshop has won a design competition for a new boutique hotel and residential development near Castletown on the Isle of Man

Falconer Chester Hall\'s competition-winning mixed-use scheme in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Falconer Chester Hall opens Kuala Lumpur office

12-Dec-2014 | By

AJ100 firm Falconer Chester Hall (FCH) has launched a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Levitt Bernstein Granada Studios

Levitt Bernstein to convert Tubbs' Granada Studios

23-Oct-2014 | By

Levitt Bernstein has been appointed to convert Manchester’s 1950s Granada Studios into a hotel


LAVA reveals Y-shaped youth hostel

2-Oct-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Berlin-based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has revealed this competition-winning design for a new youth hostel in Bayreuth, Germany

New image of Wilkinson Eyre\'s competition-winning Barangaroo hotel tower project in Sydney, Australia

New images of Wilkinson Eyre’s Barangaroo tower revealed

23-Jul-2014 | By

Wilkinson Eyre has unveiled fresh images of its competition-winning hotel tower scheme for Barangaroo in Sydney

Anthony Gormley\'s ROOM at the Beaumont Hotel

Gormley sits giant metal man on London hotel

10-Jun-2014 | By Tim Clark

Anthony Gormley has made his mark on London’s hotel scene by erecting a huge, inhabitable sculpture which doubles up as a hotel suite