As Welwyn Garden City turns 100, what lessons can we take from it with the creation of new ‘Garden Cities’ planned for the Oxford , Milton Keynes to Cambridge corridor? Martin Williams, Director of Welwyn based practice Saunders discusses

Welwyn Garden City as its name suggests, is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons. At the time Howard had called for... View Article

First look inside Didsbury’s newest secondary school

As most pupils across the UK take a break from the classroom, the first professional photography of South Manchester’s newest school has revealed how modern design is already impacting daily life for pupils and teachers alike. Didsbury High School, a... View Article

Lead8 Wins International Urban Renewal Competition

Lead8, the international award-winning design firm, is proud to announce it has recently won the international competition bid for the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project in Shenzhen. Appointed by China Resources Land (CRL), Lead8 is delivering the overall retail planning... View Article

Farrells win Wakefield City Centre Masterplan

Whilst we all navigate through the next few weeks and months, at Farrells we are committed to using this time effectively and communicating on subject matters that relate to our industry. Providing a mix of thought leadership and news from... View Article

Humanising the workplace

As a designer of workplaces, I’m fascinated by the adaptability of millions of people around the world as they embrace the transition from office to home working, and by the growing debate as to whether or not it can, or... View Article

RIBA president Alan Jones steps down

In a shock move, RIBA president Alan Jones has announced he is stepping down from the role temporarily, giving no reasons. He reportedly emailed colleagues on the governing council of the RIBA saying that he “needed to take some time... View Article

Waterproofing historic builds

Specialists must collaborate when preserving historic buildings. Richard Walker of Peter Cox explains Almost half a million buildings in the UK have heritage protection. This status is awarded to buildings of historical interest across the country, either for the role... View Article