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Niall McLaughlin's contest-winning Auckland Castle scheme

Niall McLaughlin wins Auckland Castle contest

Niall McLaughlin Architects has won the competition to transform Auckland Castle in County Durham into a national museum of religion and religious art

Starchitect Daniel Libeskind's proposals for a new £10 million building to house Durham University’s physics researchers

Daniel Libeskind reveals Durham University physics centre

Starchitect Daniel Libeskind has revealed his proposals for a new £10 million building to house Durham University’s physics researchers

Kielder Canopy Nicholas Kirk Architects

Nicholas Kirk completes cable-tie Kielder canopy

Emerging London-based practice Nicholas Kirk Architects has collaborated with composer Ed Carter to create an installation for the Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland

Cullinan Architects' Maggie Centre in the North East - Newcastle

Cullinan-designed Maggie’s centre in Newcastle opens

The new £3 million Maggie’s North East cancer care centre designed by Ted Cullinan has opened its doors

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The North-East has the skills to drive recovery – if London will let it

The North-East has been hard-hit by the recession. Nevertheless James Pallister finds an optimistic architectural scene in Newcastle, the city with the highest density of architects outside London



Window on Lindisfarne

Icosis Architects’ visitor centre and look-out tower offer new views across the Northumberland island

Victoria Gate John Lewis by Acme for developer Hammerson

Acme wins permission for huge Leeds shopping scheme

Acme has won detailed planning for its £130million Victoria Gate retail-led development in Leeds.

Victoria Gate John Lewis by Acme for developer Hammerson

Kerching! Acme submits plans for new John Lewis store

Acme has submitted detailed plans for this John Lewis store in Leeds, part of Hammerson’s wider Victoria Gate retail-led scheme – formerly the Eastgate Quarters


Tyne Bridge and the Sage Gateshead

Pickles puts brakes on Gateshead home demolitions


Communities secretary Eric Pickles has issued a notice temporarily halting plans to demolish 291 homes in Gateshead

Yarm School

RIBA North East Regional Awards shortlist announced

FAT, Associated Architects & ADP are named among the four-strong RIBA North East Regional Awards shortlist


Durham Univeristy's new law school building

Durham University hunts architects for £12m framework

March 2014

Architectural consultants, offering full design team services, are being sough for Durham University’s new four year framework


Amy Linford

Student Shows 2012: Newcastle University School of Architecture

James Pallister feels the Brutalist heritage of the T Dan Smith era in Newcastle’s show

Joe Crionion - painting of blast furnace

Student Shows 2012: Northumbria University

Steve Parnell finds a phenomenological and poetic ambience to Northumbia’s show

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