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Haworth Tompkins' Chichester Theatre revamp

Haworth Tompkins completes Chichester Theatre revamp

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Haworth Tompkins has completed the £13million restoration of the Brutalist grade II-listed Chichester Festival Theatre

Ollier Smurthwaite's 167-home Churchgate in Manchester

Ollier Smurthwaite to lodge Churchgate Manchester plans

The first phase of Ollier Smurthwaite Architects’ housing-led Churchgate scheme is set to be submitted to Manchester City Council for planning permission

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn: ‘We want more housebuilders coming into the market’

Shadow communities and local government secretary Hilary Benn MP on the role of architects in housebuilding and on protecting the green belt

Dan Safarik

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: ‘There's a lack of metro-wide guideline consistency’

Daniel Safarik, from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, explains why the London skyline is similar to New York’s and the lessons from Singapore

Studio Myerscough Agape

In pictures: Supergroup London completes Southbank installation

Supergroup London has completed this colourful pop-up installation on the Southbank as part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

Hopkins Brighton College

Hopkins reveals images of Brighton College scheme

Hopkins Architects has revealed designs for a new building at Brighton College, becoming the latest in a team of high profile architects to work at the private school

Boris Johnson

Capital’s high streets ‘could host 155,000 new homes’

London’s high streets are capable of delivering tens of thousands of new homes over the next decade, according to data in a report co-authored by architect Maccreanor Lavington.

Herzog and De Meuron, Cambridge - piazza (AstraZeneca HQ)

Herzog & de Meuron reveals AstraZeneca HQ

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has released images of a new £330million flagship scheme in Cambridge designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Marks Barfield's competition-winning primary school scheme in Cambridge

Marks Barfield’s contest-winning school lands planning

[First look] Marks Barfield has won planning permission for this primary school scheme in Cambridge

Maggie's Culture Crawl

Starchitect-designed buildings to open for Maggie’s Culture Crawl

Buildings by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Zaha Hadid are all set to open their doors as part of Maggie’s annual Culture Crawl

Royal Academy, external shots

Shortlist named in Royal Academy public realm contest

DK-CM, Weston Williamson, EPR and Andrew Phillips have been shortlisted in the ideas competition to overhaul the public realm surrounding London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA)

Skyline logo

Skyline: what the experts said

The AJ/Observer Skyline Campaign has prompted a chorus of voices to call for reform of London’s high-rise policies. Here is a selection

Hawkins\Brown's sketch for Crawford Primary School

Architects line up for Southwark schools work

Hawkins\Brown, Haverstock, Cottrell & Vermeulen, Hayhurst and Co and Maccreanor Lavington have all won work on schools in Southwark

Brandon Lewis

New housing and planning minster told: 'focus on policies not politics'

Brandon Lewis and his new ministerial colleagues should concentrate on supporting the design and construction sector rather than seek political points during the coalition government’s remaining months in office, the industry has warned

Hodder & Partners Architects, Cambridge Street in Manchester

Hodder wins planning for Manchester towers

Hodder & Partners has won the go-ahead for this 282-home tower scheme close to Manchester’s Oxford Road station

The Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Early rush on Shard to win Stirling Prize

The odds have already been cut on Renzo Piano’s Shard to win this year’s Stirling Prize


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Over to you Boris, says Rory Olcayto


Planning services have declined in quality – despite the increase in fees and charges


Planning is ever more complicated, writes Paul Finch


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Ian Martin designs a ‘place of ourship’

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