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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

Architect sought for Manchester’s new £110m arts venue

Manchester City Council (MCC) is seeking an architect for its new £110 million flexible art space named The Factory

Team 2's shortlisted design in the Preston Bus Station contest

First look at shortlisted designs in Preston Bus Station contest

The five designs shortlisted in the competition to create a new youth centre at Preston’s grade II-listed bus station have been revealed

The MOSI warehouse building

MOSI opens design contest for £4m temporary exhibitions gallery

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has launched a design competition for a new £4 million temporary exhibitions gallery

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Whitworth named Museum of the Year

MUMA’s £15 million revamp of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year

Winner: Broadway Malyan's entry in the competition to design the 'Destination Hub' in Everton Park, Liverpool (model)

Plug pulled on Broadway Malyan's Everton Park visitor centre

The backers behind Broadway Maylan-designed plans to create a huge viewing platform in a Liverpool park have confirmed the scheme is being shelved because of funding problems

Buildings

AHR Altrincham

AHR completes Altrincham transport interchange

AHR has completed this £19 million transport interchange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Formroom Prescot Watch Factory

Work starts on Formroom’s £10m Merseyside scheme

[FIRST LOOK] Construction has begun on Formroom Architects’ extra-care housing scheme at Prescot in Merseyside

Sixtwo Architects

Sixtwo Architects reveals rowing club and housing scheme

Manchester-based Sixtwo Architects has submitted plans for this rowing club and housing project by the Bridgewater Canal in Altrincham

DK Architects Salford offices

DK-Architects completes Salford offices

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Liverpool-based DK-Architects has completed this 2,500m2 office building in Salford

Maurice Shapero's proposed well-being centre in Everton [February 2015].

Shapero reveals plans for 'revolutionary' Liverpool health centre

Maurice Shapero has unveiled concept plans for a ‘revolutionary’ new health centre in Liverpool ‘which not only treats, but prevents illness’

Planning

Projection of Ian Simpson Architects scheme for Library Walk Link

SimpsonHaugh’s Library Walk wins night-time closure battle

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Controversial plans to close Manchester’s Library Walk between 10pm and 6am have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate

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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