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South West

Covering news, projects and practices from Bristol, Plymouth, Cornwall, Swindon, Dorset, and Bath

In the news

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle bridge contest attracts big numbers

The two-stage contest to design a £4 million bridge at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall has received 137 submissions from 27 countries

Grimshaw Western News HQ

Grimshaw’s Plymouth Ship given listing status

Grimshaw’s Ship building in Plymouth has been granted listing status just weeks after it was saved from the wrecking ball

Allies and Morrison’s controversial and long-running Silver Hill development in Winchester - approved scheme from 2009 which could be resurrected

Allies and Morrison's contentious Winchester scheme resurrected

Councillors in Winchester have voted to proceed with Allies and Morrison’s controversial plans for the Silver Hill area of central Winchester, drawn up more than six years ago

Dorset Count Museum - cross-section - Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke wins funding boost for Dorset Museum plans

Carmody Groarke’s plans to revamp and expand the grade II-listed Dorset County Museum have received a £10.3 million windfall from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Chimes, Exeter by David Sheppard Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA South West Regional Awards

A wealth of arts and cultural buildings have triumphed in this year’s 2015 RIBA South West Regional Awards

Buildings

Satellite Architects River Cottage

Satellite Architects completes River Cottage expansion

Satellite Architects has completed this new 285m² building at the famous River Cottage - the headquarters of television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s food empire

Patel Taylor St Georges Bristol

Patel Taylor reveals £5.5m extension plans for Bristol arts venue

Patel Taylor has revealed plans to add a ‘pavilion-style’ arts pavilion to St George’s concert hall in Bristol

Burwell Deakins Plymouth arts centre

Burwell Deakins completes £4.3m Plymouth University arts centre

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Burwell Deakins has completed this £4.3 million performing arts centre in for Plymouth University

Radic's Serpentine Pavilion - now in Somerset

London's 2014 Serpentine Pavilion arrives in new rural home

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Pavilion has been re-erected in its new long-term home in Somerset

Hopkins' The Tom Wheare Music School at Bryanston

Hopkins completes another Bryanston School building

Hopkins has released new photos of its third scheme for Bryanston School in Dorset - the recently completed Tom Wheare Music School

Fatkin Design

New practice: Fatkin Design

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

Emmett Russell Architects

New practices: Emmett Russell 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

The Nudge Group - architect Shankari Raj Edgar, known as Shanks (pictured right)

New practices: Nudge Group

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

Chris Donoghue

New practices: Chris Donoghue 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

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New practices: Smith Maloney 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

Royal William Yard Staircase by Gillespie Yunnie Architects

Revealed: Winners of RIBA South West Regional Awards

An eclectic mix of projects, from a scissor-like bridge to a ‘muscular, yet poetic’ metal staircase, have picked up regional awards in the South West region

Shatwell

Shatwell Farm Architecture Archive by Hugh Strange

The design of this architectural archive and studio on a Somerset farm is achieved with economy, but still provides generous interiors, writes Hugh Strange of Hugh Strange Architects. Photography by David Grandorge.

Students

Jennifer Hunt: Salisbury Bath House

Student Shows 2012: University of Bath Department of Architecture

Sahiba Chadha is surprised by the maturity of Bath’s output

Kevin Woodward: Buildings archive

Student Shows 2012: University of the West of England Architecture School

Rob Gregory sees incredibly creative and convincing work at the UWE show

Isla Melville: (Comm)Union Street

Student Shows 2012: University of Plymouth School of Architecture

Mark Pearson is engaged by post-industrial Plymouth

ARB

Former Plymouth head slapped with £1,000 ARB fine

The former head of architecture at Plymouth University has been fined £1,000 by the ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) after being found guilty of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’

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