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Urban Splash ploughs £17m into Park Hill phase two

Developer Urban Splash has announced it is ploughing £17 million into Park Hill to get the next phase of the Brutalist housing estate’s regeneration off the ground

Sevenstone in Sheffield: original scheme from 2007 - ditched in 2013

Sheffield city centre fund launches to revive New Retail Quarter site

Sheffield City Council has launched a new investment fund which could act as a lifeline for the city’s long-awaited retail quarter scheme

Sheffield Society of Architects' charrette

Sheffield architects propose answers to failing city centre

Steve Parnell reports on how the Sheffield Society of Architects took the initiative and organised a charrette to rethink its struggling retail centre

Scale Lane Bridge, Hull by McDowell+Benedetti

RIBA Awards 2014: Yorkshire shortlist revealed

Cartwright Pickard has a trio of buildings shortlisted for RIBA Awards in the Yorkshire area

Bridgewater Tower wind mitigation proposals (Chetwoods/TP Bennett/Buro Happold)

New images of proposed 'fix' for Bridgewater Place wind danger

Chetwoods Architects has released new visuals of baffles designed to combat dangerous winds at the base of Aedas’ Bridgewater Place Tower in Leeds


Bauman Lyons Princess Buildings

Bauman Lyons submits Halifax office refurb for planning

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Leeds-based Bauman Lyons has submitted the refurbishment of Halifax’s grade II-listed Princess Buildings for planning


Richards Partington unveils 'low energy' housing scheme

Richards Partington Architects has won a Housing Design Award for this development at Derwenthorpe on the outskirts of York

RMJM - new engineering building, Sheffield

RMJM submits plans for £81m Sheffield University scheme

Sheffield University has submitted plans for its new £81 million RMJM-designed engineering building ‘at the heart’ of its existing campus



Government moots Sheffield mega-authority


The government has proposed producing a combined authority, merging Sheffield with its nine surrounding councils

Twelve Architects' proposed new engineering building

Ex-RMJM employees step in to complete Sheffield Uni job

RMJM-offshoot Twelve Architects is to complete the design and delivery of Sheffield University’s contentious £81 million engineering building

PARKdesigned co-founders: James Park (left) and Edward Park (right)

New Practices: PARKdesigned

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

Bridger Carr Architects' co-founders Andy Bridger and Deborah Carr

New practice: Bridger Carr Architects

The latest profile in our series on architecture start-ups

Scale Lane Bridge, Hull by McDowell+Benedetti

RIBA Awards 2014: Yorkshire shortlist revealed

Cartwright Pickard has a trio of buildings shortlisted for RIBA Awards in the Yorkshire area

Park HillLocation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire Client: Urban SplashArchitect: Hawkins Brown | Studio Egret WestDeveloper: Urban Splash

RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards shortlist announced

AHMM, Project Orange & Architecture 00 are named among the eight-strong RIBA Yorkshire Regional Awards shortlist


‘The Cheap Unit’ is mobile and will be stationed at points in the neighbourhood where workshops and events will be held. Image: Richard Brown, Ash Sakula

Produce, Procure, Perform: Sheffield’s sustainable housing conference

Using aerial imagery to gather neighbourhood energy data and staggering stats on television use in UK households

Teresa Stoppani

Leeds Met appoints new head of architecture

Teresa Stoppani has been appointed the new Head of Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Fionn Stevenson

Fionn Stevenson to head Sheffield school of architecture

Fionn Stevenson is to replace Flora Samuel as head of the University of Sheffield’s school of architecture

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