A look at St. Helens RFC’s Langtree Park Stadium

The Langtree Park Stadium was completed in November 2011, and the first match there took place the following January, so it celebrated its (more…)

Seven Wirral listed buildings right on your doorstep

There are around 2,000 listed buildings in the Wirral. Some are large Grade I buildings, churches and municipal halls, mansions and memorials, while others are less imposing Grade II private houses preserved for (more…)

The history of the Radio City Tower

Radio City Tower (also known as St John’s Beacon) is a broadcasting complex and observation structure in the centre of Liverpool. Construction started in 1965 and was completed in 1969.

The original concept of (more…)

A look at Liverpool’s new RIBA North centre

The northern centre for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Liverpool was opened in June 2017. It offers a place to (more…)

Stadiums of the 2017/18 Premier League new boys

As usual, there are three football clubs joining the Premier League for the new season starting on August 12 – Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town. All three clubs have grounds that are (more…)

Chester Roman Amphitheatre: 2,000 years of history and architecture

Chester’s boasts the largest example of a Roman amphitheatre in Britain, but how much do you know about it? (more…)

Case Study – Hoofield Hall Barns

At d2, we always look to delivering modern and innovative architecture while respecting the traditional aspects of buildings and their surroundings, working closely with clients and considering materials carefully at every stage. The perfect demonstration of this ethos can be seen in our work on the Hoofield Hall Barns in Huxley, Cheshire.

The brilliance and quirks of Flint Castle

Flint Castle in North Wales was built during the reign of Edward I, and still stands today as a brilliant and quirky fortress construction.

Building work began on (more…)

How the Old Dee Bridge has bridged the era

As Chester’s oldest bridge, the Old Dee Bridge straddles the River Dee from Lower Bridge Gate and is on the route between England and North Wales. The original bridge dates from Roman times, and was rebuilt in medieval times, meaning the (more…)

An architectural look at Wrexham FC’s Racecourse Ground

Recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest stadium still to be hosting international football matches, the Racecourse Ground is the home of current National League side Wrexham FC. Apart from a short period in (more…)

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