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Trinity (Salford) exterior by 5plus

BetFred founder backs 5plus for Salford towers scheme

Manchester and London-based practice 5Plus has revealed designs for this residential scheme backed by bookmaker-turned-developer Fred Done in his home town of Salford

Foster Cardiff

Foster reveals Cardiff masterplan

Foster + Partners has revealed its plans for the regeneration of Cardiff’s Central Square

KPF Lime Street

KPF's Lime Street tower achieves BREEAM first

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s planned 190m tall skyscraper is the first building to be rated under BREEAM’s updated standards

The Wien Museum in Vienna. Image by Clemens PFEIFFER

Contest planned for Vienna Museum overhaul

The City of Vienna is planning a design competition for a £47 million overhaul of its municipal museum

Leeds train station

Government support for HS3 rail link reignites debate over city devolution

The government’s decision to back a new High Speed 3 (HS3) rail link between Manchester and Leeds has reignited the debate over the devolution of power to cities outside London

AHR wins go-ahead for first phase of Kazakhstan 2017 Expo Village

Newly-formed AHR has won planning for the first phase of Green Block, the 2017 Expo Village project in Astana, Kazakhstan

Hassell's competition-winning scheme to overhaul the University of Brighton in Sussex

Hassell bags Brighton university masterplanning job

Hassell has won a contest to re-masterplan the University of Brighton in Sussex


Britain's 'best skatepark' listed

The Rom in Hornchurch, east London, has become the first skatepark in Europe to be listed

Jestico and Whiles Walpole Park

Jestico + Whiles transformation of Walpole Park completes

Jestico + Whiles has completed the transformation of John Soane’s Walpole Park in Ealing, West London

The Site Gallery in Sheffield

DRDH lands Sheffield gallery job

DRDH Architects has been appointed to overhaul the Site Gallery in Sheffield

The Ukraine revolution. Image by ВО Свобода

Contest launched for Ukrainian revolution monument

The City of Kyiv has launched an open international contest for a memorial to the protestors who died during the recent uprisings in Ukraine

John McAslan + Partners' metro project in Dhaka, Bangladesh

McAslan scoops Dhaka metro job

John McAslan + Partners (JMP) has won an international contest for a new £2 billion metro system in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Former Ryder and Yates Offices

Ryder and Yates offices awarded grade II listing

The former base of modernist North East architectural practice Ryder and Yates has won grade II listing from English Heritage.

Commercial session James Pellatt Nick Searl Peter Cole Paul Williams 1 CN Summit 2014

Argent eyes housing expansion, while Derwent and GPE to 'dabble'

Major commercial developer Argent has said that housing will be a ‘significant’ part of its future pipeline, according to its partner Nick Searl

Simon Thurley

EH boss Thurley to take 'heritage sabbatical'

Simon Thurley is to leave English Heritage after the government quango officially splits next year

Bryan Jefferson

Obituary: Bryan Jefferson (1928 - 2014)

Jefferson Sheard managing director Tom Rhys Jones remembers ‘a man of too much energy and vision to be contained within one city’

US embassy

Join us at the Royal College of Physicians for the second AJ Footprint Live conference


The AJ’s second annual Footprint Live conference, will take place on November 20 at the Royal College of Physicians, writes Hattie Hartman

Frank Gehry is probably right about quality


we need to have good ground rules, writes Paul Finch


The government is now consulting on UK housing standards


The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains current proposals for changes to regulations on space standards and security


Three Cheers For The Dalek Clusterfuck


Ian Martin redesigns Victorian England for television

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