Architecture Week, Britain's largest festival of modern architecture, will run from 12 to 19 November and coincide with the Stirling Prize. riba and Arts Council organisers want to hear from people interested in participating or sponsoring this year's event. Contact Carolyn Larkin, tel: 0171 251 9112.
A £60 million conversion of a children's hospital into a retail, leisure and residential complex will have a pedestrian plaza drawing people into a Covent Garden-style shopping terrace. The 33,000m2 Birmingham scheme by Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners, including a 24-screen cinema, was given planning approval last week.