NW 2015: Have yourself a very Preston Christmas

Christmas 2014 looks exciting in Preston. But humbugging the festive cheer and goodwill to one side, a deeper look at the city shows that the investment in regeneration is indeed starting to have an impact, says Mick Goode.

JOBS: Architects / Technologists, Preston

David Cox Architects are looking for talented architects/technologists to join their team based in Preston city centre to work on a wide range of projects across a number of sectors.

JOB: Planner, Preston

PWA Planning is a dynamic, successful town planning and development consultancy with offices close to Preston city centre.

Guild Hall vision unveiled

Architecture practice the Frank Whittle Partnership has released this image of how Preston's Guild Hall could look after a proposed £1m makeover.

Cassidy + Ashton adds to Lancs office

Preston and Chester-based architects Cassidy + Ashton has promoted Chris Taylor to director and hired Shona Scales from Calderpeel.

Forgotten Spaces Preston shortlist revealed

The Royal Institute of British Architects has unveiled 22 finalists for the northern leg of the Forgotten Spaces competition, a nationwide ideas contest which aims to increase awareness of disused or abandoned spaces across the country.

RIBA extends Forgotten Spaces deadline

David McCourt

The Royal Institute of British Architects has extended the registration deadline for its Forgotten Spaces competition to 25 April.