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South and South East

Covering news, projects and practices from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex

In the news

Belsize Oxford

Belsize Architects wins planning for Oxford student housing

North London-based Belsize Architects has won the go-ahead for a new student housing scheme in Oxford

WCEC Reading residential tower

WCEC reveal Reading resi-tower plans

AJ120 practice WCEC Architects has revealed plans for a new ‘landmark’ residential tower on the former Norwich Union site in Reading

Team A

Finalists show off Sevenoaks civic centre proposals

The AJ can exclusively reveal the schemes by the finalists in the contest to design a new community and conference centre next to Bat & Ball railway station in Sevenoaks, Kent

Guy Hollaway Architects - multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone - long section

Guy Hollaway reveals plans for multi-storey skatepark

Guy Hollaway Architects has drawn up plans for the world’s first multi-storey skatepark in Folkestone

[Paramount Port] Swanscombe, north kent for Paramount London [Farrells and Ray hole]

Revealed: latest vision for £2bn Paramount resort in Kent

Hollywood filmmaker Paramount has revealed its latest plans for a proposed £2 billion resort in north Kent masterplanned by Terry Farrell



Fraser Brown Mackenna retrofits 'heroic' 1960s education building

Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects has completed this £29million refurbishment of the ‘heroic’ Cockcroft Building for the University of Brighton

Design Engine Student Centre Bournemouth

Design Engine unveils 'Passivhaus' Student Centre in Bournemouth

The Winchester-based Design Engine has completed the first stage of its transformation of Arts University Bournmouth’s Wallisdowne campus in Poole

The Brighton i360 passenger pod at the factory in France

Progress shots of Marks Barfield's Brighton i360 Tower released

Marks Barfield Architects has released new photographs showing the latest work on its i360 Tower, which is now two thirds built


Grimshaw's largest university project to date opens

AJ120 practice Grimshaw has cut the ribbon on its £140million Boldrewood Innovation Campus at the University of Southampton

Rainham - Rainham Hall - Studio Weave

Studio Weave’s Rainham Hall transformation opens

Studio Weave’s new visitor experience at the grade II*-listed Rainham Hall has opened to the public


New Forest design guide

New Forest design guide created


A Hampshire planning authority has created a design guide for the area to help architects


New practices: ZSTa

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

Sarah Williams

New practices: S Williams Architects

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

Ian Hazard Architect

New practices: Ian Hazard Architect

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

Mark Physsas

New practices: Mark Physsas Architects

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

Winner: Stitch Studio

Stitch Studio lands Fort Albert scheme

Emerging practice sees off strong field of contenders in competition to design residential-led scheme at 19th century sea fortress on Isle of Wight

Private House by Smerin Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA South East Regional Awards

The judges of the RIBA South East Regional Awards have handed more than a third of the region’s prizes to one-off homes

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford by Rafael Vinoly Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA South Regional Awards

A raft of ‘brilliant’ higher education projects dominate this year’s RIBA South Regional Awards


The ship’s sarcophagus: Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre

The design of the Mary Rose Museum posed searching questions, but did Wilkinson Eyre and Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will find the right answers? asks Felix Mara



University of Reading launches architecture school

The University of Reading is to open a new School of Architecture in 2016

crab bournemouth

Bournemouth Part 2 course gets RIBA validation

The Arts University Bournemouth’s new MArch course has received RIBA validation

Canterbury student Sean Hanmer's Gasworks Proposal

Student Shows 2012: Canterbury School of Architecture

Felix Mara finds activist architects in Canterbury

Amy Nash: Tideform

Student Shows 2012: The Arts University College, Bournemouth

Warren Lever sees the value of being within the creative hub of an arts campus

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