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North West

Covering news, projects and practices from Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, and Lancashire

In the news

Ian Simpson's competition-winning masterplan to redevelop the Granada Studios site in Manchester

Autumn Statement: £78m ‘Factory’ theatre planned for Manchester

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £78 million towards creating a new theatre – to be known as ‘The Factory’ – in Manchester

Creative SPARC Architects

New practices: Creative SPARC Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Eric Parry Architects The Assembly Building

Eric Parry steers Manchester tower through planning

Eric Parry Architects has won planning permission for a new 18-storey office tower in central Manchester

Crewe HS2 Superhub by Farrells

Farrell reveals new image of HS2 mega hub at Crewe

Terry Farrell has unveiled new images of plans to create a massive Superhub at Crewe station as part of the proposed High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link

MBED Architects

New practices: MBED Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Buildings

BDP

BDP unveils baseline-busting Liverpool arts college

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] BDP has completed this 1,100 pupil school in Liverpool - built for £70/m2 less than the government’s current schools target

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Ollier Smurthwaite unwraps split-level home

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects has completed this £156,000, four-bedroom home in Hale, Cheshire

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

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Ollier Smurthwaite reveals plans for church-to-flat conversion

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA]  Manchester-based Ollier Smurthwaite has submitted plans to convert a Grade II-listed church to apartments

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Ryder's Liverpool Science Park Innovation Centre opens doors

Ryder Architecture has completed this £7m innovation centre next to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Planning

Library walk

Public inquiry launches into Simpson's 'stunted black glass stub'

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A public inquiry begins later today (21 October) into the future of a controversial, half-built glass and metal walkway by Ian Simpson Architects behind Manchester town hall

Creative SPARC Architects

New practices: Creative SPARC Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

MBED Architects

New practices: MBED Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Artform Architects

New practices: Artform Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone

Daniels Thiede Architects

New practices: Daniels Thiede Architects

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

DAY Architectural

New practices: DAY Architectural

The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Revealed: Winners of RIBA North West Regional Awards

Haworth Tompkins, BDP, and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are among the architects who have picked up RIBA North West Regional Awards

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Crowd pleaser: Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins’ master performance at the Everyman Theatre has given Liverpool a satisfyingly schizophrenic landmark, writes Jay Merrick. Photography by Philip Vile

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Enterprise South Liverpool Academy by BDP

Class of 2014: Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, Liverpool by BDP

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Realigning Rochdale

FaulknerBrowns Architects’ £42.5 million new council HQ is a worthy addition to the civic architecture of Rochdale, writes Richard Waite. Photography by Hufton + Crow

Students

Slovenia Pavilion

Manchester students scoop Slovenia pavilion comp

Two Manchester students have won an international competition to design a pavilion in Slovenia

Liverpool School of Architecture and Building Engineering degree show

Student Shows 2012: University of Liverpool School of Architecture

Hayley Chivers surveys nuclear waste disposal sites and rehabilitations of Eastern European concentration camps

Steven Anton

Student Shows 2012: Liverpool John Moores University School of Art and Design

Dan Gibson discovers an LJMU show balanced between theoretical and practical thinking

Carrie Bayley’s ‘Infrascraper 2’

Student Shows 2012: Manchester School of Architecture

James Jones, Design Director of Sheppard Robson, finds a BA lost in space and a BArch squeezed and confused

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