North Wales home featured on Grand Designs

A popular architectural programme returned to our screens in September, with the first episode featuring a modern glass house perched on a cliff that is eroding at an alarming rate.

The episode of Grand Designs, which was aptly named (more…)

Chester Cathedral – its history and heritage

Even in a city so rich in beauty and history, Chester Cathedral is a building that never fails to catch the eye of a tourist, and is a good example of how the city is using historic buildings to address modern needs. While it remains (more…)

English housing starts highest since 1976

Recently released government statistics show that the rate of construction commencements on new homes across the UK is up by 22% year on year.

The most recent figures cover (more…)

A history of the Deva Stadium

Football may not be the first thing most people associate with the city of Chester, but it has been home to Football League action for most of the last century. Since 1992, this has been at the Deva Stadium.

Early years

Taking its (more…)

A look at recent building projects at Chester Zoo

Recently voted by as the best zoo in the UK and the sixth best in the world, part of what keeps people coming back to Chester Zoo is the way that it never rests on its laurels. It is always looking for new ways to provide animals with a natural environment, while getting visitors as close as is safely possible to the creatures.

This is helped by some (more…)

Chester architects join local design panel

In the future, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee will have access to reports produced by a new Design Review Panel.

The panel is there to encourage (more…)

RIBA trend report shows increasing demand for architects

The latest survey from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) revealed that most UK architects expect their workloads to be stable or increase over the next few months.

According to the monthly trend report, which (more…)