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The Department Store, Brixton, London

In 2015, the architectural practice Squire and Partners purchased a dilapidated three storey department store in the centre of Brixton. Revived and restored, it is now the headquarters of the practice and houses more than 250 staff, as well as...

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Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford University

In the secluded and ancient grounds of Worcester College, overlooking the college cricket pitch, stands the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, a beautifully crafted stone and oak pavilion. It is carefully positioned to enhance this idyllic setting and engage with neighbouring...

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Woodland Classrooms, Belvue School, Northolt

Belvue School is a secondary school for children with severe learning difficulties and a range of other needs. Its site, in Northolt, west London, lies next to a small patch of woodland over which the school has been given custody....

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City of London Freemen's School Swimming Pool, Ashtead, Surrey

The architect Hawkins\Brown has used timber to create an elegant cathedral-like structure for a new swimming pool, a structure which is also corrosion-resistant, resilient and carbon-neutral. The new six-lane, 25 metre competition pool building stands in verdant parkland, surrounded by...

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Royal Academy of Music Theatre and new Recital Hall

Two exceptional performance spaces, designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, have been seamlessly integrated into the Royal Academy of Music. Founded in 1822, the academy is Britain’s oldest conservatoire and is housed on the edge of Regents Park in a Grade...

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Streatham & Clapham High School, London

Streatham & Clapham High School, a successful independent day school for girls, has been transformed and upgraded by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture. A new main entrance and dining hall has given the 1930s building a fresh face, while a new...

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Old Shed New House, Great Ouseburn, North Yorkshire

What was once a run-down shed, a container for tools and tractors, has been transformed by architect Tonkin Liu into a new house, now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. In its basic shape and cladding,...

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GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry

The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry was designed as an exemplar of sustainability in design, construction and choice of materials, and one which would be carbon neutral over its 25 year lifetime. It has achieved these aims...

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Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery

Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery is a building of rare quality; shortlisted for The Stirling Prize and cited, in its RIBA Award, as demonstrating ‘how an architect can add joy, an enhanced experience of materials and human dimension to...

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The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience

The first sight of the new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan is a row of five meadow-topped domes, rising gently in the Speyside landscape. Closer in, you see that the dome roof is raised above ground, revealing, through...

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Maggie’s Oldham

Maggie’s Centres were established to offer a safe and welcoming place for people affected by cancer, where they can receive practical and emotional support to lift their spirits and to draw on hidden strengths. There are now 21 centres, all...

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Cowan Court, Churchill College, Cambridge

Churchill College, Cambridge, founded in 1958, was a pioneer in the radical expansion of university education and its ten brick and concrete courtyards, (or ‘courts’ to use the Cambridge term) were one of the first Brutalist buildings in the UK,...

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Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School, Wells, Somerset

Wells Cathedral School, founded in AD909, is renowned for music and one of just five in the country to offer specialist musical education to school children. Over the years it has grown; its 700 pupils learn and board in various...

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Command of the Oceans, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent

‘A dock finished for the finest fleet the sun ever beheld, built lately by our gracious sovereign Elizabeth’ is a 1606 description of the naval dockyard in Chatham, on the river Medway. It grew to cover 400 acres, laid out...

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Art and Design Building, Bedales School, Hampshire

When Bedales School opened in 1893 it was the first co-educational boarding school, with close links to the Arts and Crafts movement and a philosophy which emphasised the importance of arts, craft and drama in a child’s development. It also...

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Feilden Fowles Studio, Waterloo, London

Oasis Farm Waterloo is an urban farm, tucked away in the heart of London, next to Waterloo Station, just to the south of Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. It is the site of a new timber-framed studio designed...