Case Studies

Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard: Crime scene

26 Aug 16 | By Andy Pearson

In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team

Abu Dhabi ATC tower

Airport towers: A fond farewell? Part 2

17 Aug 16 | By Ike Ijeh

With the possibility that airport control towers may become obsolete, our architectural correspondent continues his look at some of the more interesting examples

Edinburgh airport control tower

Airport towers: A fond farewell? Part 1

16 Aug 16 | By Ike Ijeh

With the possibility that airport control towers may become obsolete, our architectural correspondent looks at some of the more interesting examples of this aviation mainstay

Baylis old school

Baylis Old School: Brute strength

11 Aug 16 | By Ike Ijeh

While many brutalist schools are being knocked down, one in south London is making a virtue of its architectural heritage and converting into housing. Photographs by Edmund Sumner

Olympic Park aerial

Rio 2016: The best of Rio

5 Aug 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The 32 venues that will host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are a mix of futuristic new build and ambitious reconstruction. Ike Ijeh takes us on a tour of the architectural highlights 

2012 Olympic Projects

2012 forever: Revisiting the London Olympics

27 Jul 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh reports on whether the architecture of the London 2012 Olympics has fulfilled its main goal

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Project news

Vicarage Field Barking

Barking shopping centre in line for major mixed-use scheme

30 Aug 16

Studio Egret-designed plans would involve 13 buildings rising up to 36 storeys in height

Tolworth today with the Seifert-designed Tolworth Tower

Team picked for South-west London masterplan

26 Aug 16

Seifert tower in Tolworth is focal point of suburb earmarked for regeneration


F+G picks up £120m resi scheme

25 Aug 16

Consultant picks up sixth contract for developer Hub Group

Lai Sun Development properties Leadenhall

Exclusive: SOM and Core Five pick up new City tower

24 Aug 16

Project team to design new tower on Leadenhall Street

GreatfIelds School Barking Surface to Air

Surface to Air scoops £35m Barking school design

24 Aug 16

The school forms part of the regneration plan for the Gascoigne Estate

Make 1 Leadenhall thumb

Make's latest City job in for planning

24 Aug 16

New images released of 1 Leadenhall skyscraper

Aberdeen Central Square thumb

Work starts on £333m Aberdeen exhibition centre

24 Aug 16

Developer Henry Boot signs unconditional development agreement with city council

Lendlease tower thumb

Lendlease lands 50-storey 'Jenga tower'

23 Aug 16

Latest sign of life at Nine Elms post-Brexit vote as Balfour also announces another win in the area

Balfour Nine Elms tower

Balfour bags another Nine Elms tower

22 Aug 16

Contractor will deliver £42m tower containing 454 student apartments

Chipperfield US embassy revamp

Qatari Diar hotel plans 'will damage' US Embassy

22 Aug 16

Conservationists criticise plans to convert grade II-listed building into a hotel



What to specify: Residential

10 Aug 16

This week One Lusty Gaze gets a soil and waste system, Orchard Village receives aluminium curtain walling and Hansgrohe releases its chrome plated overhead shower


What to specify: Off-site

19 Jul 16

This week Tonbridge Grammar School gets a new sixth form study area, Essex County Cricket Club gets 36 balconies and a dementia care home with a clover leaf layout is given a new exterior finish


What to specify: Roofing

5 Jul 16

This week’s products for specification include PV roof tiles, a new non-combustible stone wool core and natural slates used on the first purpose-built gym in England

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Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Former flour mill

26 Aug 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Chris Robinson, one of the partners in Aldington Craig and Collinge


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

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Philip Watson

Never stop learning: Springwell Academy

8 Aug 16 | By Philip Watson

Designing a series of schools for young people with social, emotional and mental health issues has been a chance to carry out indepth post occupancy evaluation

Julian Sharpe

Designing offices for millennials

5 Aug 16 | By Julian Sharpe

The changing criteria for office design to attract and retain millennials

Richard Blair

Brexit could move Scotland's economy forward

6 Jul 16 | By Richard Blair

We are seeing more enquiries from the public and the private sector north of the border, so perhaps we have reason to be optimistic