BDP hangs onto furlough cash while paying £16m dividend

Decision raises questions over whether firms are morally obliged to pay money back after architect claimed £700,000 from government initiative The question of whether firms should pay dividends before handing back furlough money has resurfaced after BDP’s accounts revealed it is giving £16m to its Japanese parent – while hanging onto more than £2m of… Continue reading BDP hangs onto furlough cash while paying £16m dividend

Mayor of London launches hunt for new design advocates

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has kicked off the recruitment process for a new cohort of independent built-environment design experts to help ensure the future delivery of good-quality buildings and public spaces. City Hall is looking to appoint 30 “mayor’s design advocates” to offer their insight on a range of projects to the Greater London Authority… Continue reading Mayor of London launches hunt for new design advocates

Fraser Brown MacKenna’s temporary HS2 construction college approved

Camden scheme will be demolished after 10 years to make way for railway’s new central London lines HS2 has been given the green light for a temporary construction skills college designed by Fraser Brown MacKenna. The application for the six-storey building was lodged with Camden council last month by a JV between Mace and Dragados… Continue reading Fraser Brown MacKenna’s temporary HS2 construction college approved

Grimshaw wins University of Bern masterplan competition

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Simpson Haugh submits two more Manchester towers

Pair of 51-storey blocks would add to growing cluster at southern edge of the city centre Manchester’s Deansgate Square high-rise cluster could gain another two towers after plans were lodged for two 51-storey buildings. Simpson Haugh submitted the applications to Manchester council on behalf of developer Renaker as the latest phase of the Great Jackson… Continue reading Simpson Haugh submits two more Manchester towers

DLA’s £270m plan approved for towers on former Leeds pool

DLA Architecture’s £270m plan to turn the former International Swimming Pool in Leeds city centre into new homes has been given the green light. The 2.8-acre site, which has been used as a car park since the 1967 complex, by disgraced designer John Poulson, was demolished in 2009, is being developed by a joint venture… Continue reading DLA’s £270m plan approved for towers on former Leeds pool

Listing of Dormon Long tower was a ‘farce’, Teesside mayor says

Ben Houchen said Historic England officer ‘didn’t understand what brutalist architecture was’ The listing of the Dormon Long tower in Teesside was a “farce”, the mayor who demolished the brutalist landmark has said. Ben Houchen said the 1950s structure was “incorrectly listed” by a Historic England listings officer who “basically just didn’t understand what brutalist… Continue reading Listing of Dormon Long tower was a ‘farce’, Teesside mayor says

Southwark council picks dRMM-led team for Folgate Estate redevelopment

Source: dRMM A team made up of dRMM and south London-based practice Okra has been chosen by Southwark council to lead the redevelopment of the Former Folgate Estates. The net zero carbon scheme will include around 200 new tenure blind homes, with around 1,900sq m given over to retail, light industrial and commercial facilities.  The… Continue reading Southwark council picks dRMM-led team for Folgate Estate redevelopment