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North West

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

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Preston Bus Station contest attracts international interest

More than 125 practices from 16 different countries have already registered to take part in the competition to transform Preston Bus Station

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MUMA's £15m Whitworth Gallery revamp set to open

MUMA’s long-awaited £15 million overhaul of Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery is set to open next week

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

Buildings

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’

One St Peter's Square by Glenn Howells Architects

Glenn Howells' £50m Elisabeth House nears completion

New images have been revealed of Glenn Howells Architects’ competition-winning scheme for One St Peter’s Square in Manchester as the scheme nears completion

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

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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