2017 in architecture – a review

This year has been a wonderful one for architecture, with many innovative designs from the world’s most talented architects. (more…)

A look at Chester’s new Storyhouse building

The new Storyhouse building project in Chester has converted the old art deco Odeon cinema, which closed in 2007, into a theatre, cinema and library.

The conversion, designed by (more…)

The pick of buildings showcased at Heritage Open Days

Every September, the Heritage Open Days festival highlights thousands of lesser known historical buildings, including ones in (more…)

A look at Widnes Vikings’ Select Security Stadium

The Select Security Stadium, located in Lower House Lane in Widnes, Cheshire, is home to Widnes Vikings R.L.F.C. The stadium was previously known as (more…)

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…)

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