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Here we highlight a selection of residential, public and commercial, and education projects that are either at the design stage or currently on site. The projects chosen illustrate the diversity and energy of contemporary British architects


OATS ROYD MILL, LUDDENDEN, YORKSHIRE The Grade II textile mills date back to 1847. The single-storey north-lit buildings will be renovated and converted to 29 luxury apartments, while the former five-storey mill, destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt to provide 21 apartments. Start on site is August 2002 and the project value is £4.13 million. Structural engineer is Thomason Partnership and the energy advisor is esd.


YOUNG PERSONS SUPPORTED HOUSING, BRACKNELL A development of 20 studio apartments for people aged between 16 and 24 who need support at this stage of their lives. The intention is to prefabricate apartments off-site, with external walls completed traditionally. The client, Look Ahead Housing and Care, has appointed an artist to be involved in the cladding design.The completion date is March 2003 and the project value is £1.2 million. Structural engineer is Price & Myers and construction partner is HN Edwards.


FORMER SHERIFF COURT, GLASGOW A layered reuse of a building between George Square and the Merchant City. The basement will provide a new home for the Scottish Youth Theatre, entered through a lightweight pod in the courtyard. The ground floor will comprise shops, pubs and restaurants. Above will be offices and penthouse flats.

Completion date is end of 2003.


OTHERHITHE STREET, ROTHERHITHE, SOUTH LONDON A residential scheme of 14 flats and 20 maisonettes, nine for shared ownership with Broomleigh Housing Association. Completion date is October 2002 and the project value is £3.2 million.

Structural engineer is Project Design Consultants service engineer is Helix Services Consultancy.


HINE HOUSE, RIVER EXE, ESTUARY, DEVON A family house to be built on a prominent hillside overlooking the estuary. Main living spaces, study and the main bedroom will be at first floor level to exploit the views. Four bedrooms, bathrooms and a utility room will be below. The house will be surrounded by interlinked walled gardens.Completion date is summer 2003 and the project value is £950,000.Structural engineer is Techniker and Services engineer is Fulcrum Consulting.

VISTA, DUNGENESS A beach house to be created from an existing dilapidated building on a shingle beach.The existing building will be stripped back to its frame, extended to the south and west and clad externally and internally in ply. Externally the ply wall and roof will be finished in black rubber. Completion date is December 2002 and the project value is £80,000. Structural engineer is KLC Consulting Engineers.


27 WHITTINGEHAME DRIVE, GLASGOW This speculative villa for a gap-site in Glasgow's West End will comprise a large open-plan, split-level ground floor with four bedrooms above, about 185m 2overall.

Construction will be white render and plaster walls, limestone and oak floors and natural sandstone to the front elevation. The completion date is January 2003. Structural engineer is Woolgar Hunter and landscape architect is City Design Co-operative.


PRACTICE STUDIO AND GUEST HOUSE WEST HAMPSTEAD, LONDON The new building will replace an existing garage. Since planning restrictions require the roofline to match the original garage height, the new double-height will be achieved by depressing the building one storey below street level.

Construction will be of smooth render, glass and timber. Anticipated completion date is mid-2003.


FIAG HOUSE, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS On a remote site, the house will occupy a step cut in the granite hillside, addressing views of the loch.

A multilayered, adaptable facade will combine insulating blinds internally, structural glazing, covered by moveable shading with security screens. Intended to be carbon-neutral, electricity will come from a micro-hydro plant, which will also charge an electric vehicle. The completion date is August 2003 and the energy consultant is XCO2 conisbee.


TWO TERRACED HOUSES, CHAPEL ROW, EALING, LONDON Chapel Row is a mixed street with houses from the Georgian era to the mid-20th century. The client's requirement for a ground-floor living area with private space upstairs matches the two-up, two-down format. Designs are complete. Predominantly off-site prefabrication is envisaged.

Techniques to be tested include grey-water recycling and use of renewable materials.


NIKI CLUB HOTEL, NASU, JAPAN Among mature trees in a listed woodland are two existing clearings. In one, the Lodge will comprise lounge, restaurant, spa and owner's den, all addressing the landscape. In the other will be 24 guest pavilions clad in rough-cut slatted timber. Informal planning will give each room a unique outlook.Completion date is June 2003. The implementation architect is Yamamoto Hori Architects; structural engineer is Hitoshi Okamura; and services engineer is Phase.


WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND NATIONAL SAILING ACADEMY, PORTLAND, DORSET This is an English Institute of Sport national, high-performance training and competition centre for excellence in sailing. It comprises lecture and briefing rooms, changing rooms, workshop, administrative centre and social spaces.Structural and services engineer is Gifford & Partners and the marine engineer is Posford Haskoning.

WELLBAR HOUSE, GALLOWGATE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE This redevelopment is part of a comprehensive masterplan to rejuvenate a run-down part of the city centre. Phase 1 will include 11,000m 2of offices around a new public square and promenades.

Later phases, totalling 55,000m 2, will comprise offices, residential accommodation and hotels. Completion date is August 2004 and the project value is £14 million. Structural and services engineer is Arup.


LEWES LIBRARY, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX The new library will be combined with a Citizens Advice Bureau and Regional Literature Centre. It will be on three storeys facing Friars Walk and two storeys facing the new public square. A southfacing slope will be used to form a public terrace at first floor level, with sunken public/civic space at ground floor level and natural stepped amphitheatre seating. Start on site is January 2003 and the project value is £2.5 million.


LANCASTER UNIVERSITY INFOLAB 21, LANCASTER Infolab 21 aims to be a centre for excellence in information and communication technologies, a world-class focus for research, development and exploitation in the North West. The university facilities will be linked to a 50-business incubation centre. Sited prominently to the south of the campus, it will have a dramatic presence from the M6. Completion date is Easter 2004 and the project value is up to £15 million. Structural engineer is Anthony Hunt Associates and services engineer is Hoare Lea & Partners.


SCOTTISH CENTRE FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, NAPIER UNIVERSITY, CRAIGLOCKHART, EDINBURGH Adjacent to the Grade A-listed New Craig, a former psychiatric hospital, this 8,000m 2arts and media faculty will be set into a steep slope, forming a sequence of grass terraces. Between terraces, large inclined north lights will ensure glare-free daylight to classrooms and studios while providing panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline. Suspended at the heart of the building will be the mediadrome, a 300-seat auditorium, copper-clad above ground.Completion date is autumn 2005 and the project value is £15 million.

MARITIME COLLEGE OF IRELAND, RINGASKIDDY, CO CORK A PPP-procured training facility for Cork Institute of Technology and the Irish Naval Service. The entrance and atrium will lead to a threestorey circulation hub, linking three distinct wings, comprising 14,000m 2in all. Completion date is late 2003.


NEW STUDENT CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY, DUNDEE The design is based around a curved wall, complementing the new library opposite.A double-height glazed space projecting forward follows the rectalinear street pattern. Accommodation will include social spaces, study areas, a multi-purpose performance space, interactive cafe, food court, bars, fitness/sport facilities and a student advisory area.

Completion date end of 2002. Project value is £4.25 million.

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