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North West

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

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An Israeli settlement

RIBA solo practitioners demand withdrawal of Israeli motion

The Solo Practitioners Group (SPG) has demanded Portland Place abandon its controversial motion against Israeli architects

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RIBA president Hodder warns of HS2 planning blight in Manchester

RIBA president Stephen Hodder has warned that uncertainty surrounding phase two of High Speed 2 (HS2) could blight Manchester city centre and leave it peppered with ‘unrealised opportunities’

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

ACME Chester Northgate

Council throws weight behind ACME's £300m Chester plans

Cheshire West and Chester Council has given the initial go-ahead for ACME’s £300million retail-led redevelopment of central Chester

Retrial: architect not guilty of dishonesty but still suspended

A Manchester-based architect has been cleared of dishonesty by the Architects Registration Board’s professional complaints committee (PCC) following an unprecedented retrial

Buildings

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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

OMI Architects' Greengates scheme in Salford

OMI wins planning for huge Salford housing scheme

Manchester-based OMI Architects has won planning for this 497-home scheme in Salford’s Exchange Greengate quarter

Metropolitan Workshop New Islington

Metropolitan Workshop scoops planning for New Islington housing scheme

Metropolitan Workshop has won planning permission for a second phase of homes on a site within Manchester’s New Islington regeneration area

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BDP unwraps Old Trafford cricket ground pavilion revamp

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] The final phase of BDP’s £32m redevelopment of Lancashire County Cricket Club’s has been completed in time for this year’s Ashes

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Austin-Smith:Lord's youth centre in Wigan opens doors

Austin:Smith-Lord has completed this £6 million sports and recreational facility for young people in Wigan

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

Founder of Studio KMA (Kiss My Architecture), Andrew Titterton

New practices: Studio KMA

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

Darwen Vale High School by John McAslan

RIBA North West Regional Awards shortlist announced

Hodder, McAlslan & Shed KM are named among the 16-strong RIBA North West Regional Awards shortlist

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

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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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