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West Midlands

Covering news, projects and practices from Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Birmingham

In the news

Glenn Howells building (centre) and Eric Parry Architects' proposals (right)

Eric Parry and Howells' Paradise Circus schemes approved

Birmingham City Council has approved plans from three separate architects for developments within the Paradise Circus regeneration area

Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Video: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the regeneration of Middleport Pottery

Watch Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ Tim Greensmith and Charlie Wellingham describe the regeneration of a grade II*-listed Victorian pottery in Middleport

Birmingham Centenary Square finalist - Broadway Malyan [May 2015]

Designs by finalists in Birmingham Centenary Sq comp go on show

The final designs by the five firms vying for the job to regenerate Birmingham’s Centenary Square have gone on public display

Paradise Circus

Madin's Brutalist paradise caught on camera before demolition

Fans of Birmingham’s Paradise Circus have been given a last chance to view the estate, including John Madin’s Brutalist central library, before it is torn down

Barclaycard Arena

Broadway Malyan completes £26m National Indoor Arena overhaul

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena has staged its first concert after a £26million refurbishment led by AJ100 big hitter Broadway Malyan


Sheppard Robson Interserve

Sheppard Robson reveals new Birmingham office for Interserve

Sheppard Robson has unveiled designs for a new 12,000m2 office building for construction firm Interserve

One World Design National Grid HQ car park

Europe's 'largest green wall' completes on Warwick car park

One World Design has completed this car park - clad with ‘Europe’s largest green wall’ - for the National Grid’s HQ in Warwick

Architype St Michaels Hospice

Architype completes £11m Hereford hospice

Architype has completed this £11 million hospice building in Hereford

Glenn Howells' Westonbirt Aboretum Building

Glenn Howells completes Westonbirt Aboretum building

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Glenn Howells Architects’ has completed a new building at the Forestry Commission’s National Aboretum in Westonbirt, Gloucestershire


Gregory Phillips wins planning for Staffordshire country house

Gregory Phillips Architects has secured planning consent for a 1,200m² home in the grounds of a Victorian Hall in Staffordshire



Localism Act and Local Plans lose out to NPPF


The High Court has confirmed the NPPF will take priority over the Localism Act and local development plans

Matt Lucas

New practices: Lucas 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


New practices: SWOT[studio]

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

Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo

Revealed: Winners of RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards

Three new schools are among the eight winners of this year’s RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards


Birmingham Co.Lab

Birmingham School of Architecture’s Co.Lab creates space for film festival

The Co.Lab initiative at Birmingham School of Architecture worked with Flatpack Festival to convert Victorian church into a temporary cinema

Jamie Ho

Student Shows 2012: Birmingham School of Architecture

Laura Mark is disappointed by the lack of emphasis on hand-drawing at Birmingham

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

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