Case Studies

The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress

Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais

3 Feb 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?

The last train carrying the general public left Aldwych underground station on the evening of 30 September 1994, 87 years after the station first opened to the public

Underground London: Secrets of the deep

27 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Beneath the streets of London lies a little known world of labyrinthine tunnels, disused tube stations, underground rivers and even a Post Office railway

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Dalston Lane: Tall Timber

20 Jan 16 | By Andy Pearson

At 33m high, a Hackney apartment block is set to become the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber building

Frampton Park Baptist Church

Frampton Park Baptist Church

13 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

A long way to heaven: A Baptist church in Hackney, east London, has broken with the archetypes of church design to place community facilities, a cafe, creche and offices at the congregational heart of the building - prayers go on up on the third floor


Projects for 2016: Heathrow airport

7 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The wrangling over a third runway is one of the longest-running farces in recent British political history

Elbphilharmonie? Concert Hall

Projects for 2016: Elbphilharmonie​ Concert Hall

6 Jan 16 | By Ike Ijeh

This £617m Herzog & de Meuron project was originally costed at less than £60m and scheduled to complete in 2010

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Sellar admits 'some justification' in Paddington Pole opposition

5 Feb 16

Man behind 72-storey Paddington Pole concedes opponents had a point

Zurich House Portsmouth

McAleer & Rushe bags £78m brace

5 Feb 16

Contractor will deliver 1,000-bed Portsmouth scheme and new hotel at Stansted Airport

Great Ormond Street - new cardiac wing

Bouygues exits £65m Great Ormond Street job

5 Feb 16

Bouygues walks away from one contract but starts another

Thames Barrier

Aecom and two JVs in race for £5bn Thames crossing

4 Feb 16

US giant bids against CH2M/Arcadis and Arup/Atkins for £200m lead consultancy role

London Underground tube station

TfL picks £3.6bn developer partners

3 Feb 16

TfL annouces firms selected for its Property Partnership Framework

King Alfred Brighton & Hove

Winner picked for £200m Hove scheme

3 Feb 16

Crest Nicholson and Starr Trust partnership picked for £200m Hove seafront redevelopment

Herzog and de Meuron Stamford Bridge

Earls Court developer hits out at Chelsea stadium plans

3 Feb 16

Developer Capco raises concerns over ‘lack of detail’ in plans for nearby Stamford Bridge redevelopment work

Copperas Hill

Lendlease wins £80m Liverpool job

2 Feb 16

Contract signed with Liverpool John Moores University

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Nine Elms tower cluster mooted for sale

2 Feb 16

St Modwen will consider options to exit high profile Nine Elms Square scheme this year

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Sellar backs down on Paddington Pole

30 Jan 16

Developer agrees to revise plans for west London scheme



What to specify: Roofing

19 Jan 16

This week’s roofing products include a single-ply membrane used to refurbish part of Olympia London’s grand hall, and concrete roof slates specified for a primary school in Jersey

Shanghai Tower

What to specify: BIM

7 Jan 16

The latest products and innovations in building information modelling

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Sketch of the week

Bradford Grammar School

Sketch of the week: Bradford Grammar School

5 Feb 16

This week’s sketch is by Adam Clark of Halliday Clark Architects


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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Mindfulness will change the way we work

15 Dec 15 | By Jamie Sutton

There is a compelling case for promoting wellbeing and mindfulness in the workplace