Blackpool Winter Gardens Entrance

Plans in for £25m Blackpool museum

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A change of use application to turn part of the grade two-listed Blackpool Winter Gardens into a museum celebrating the heritage of the seaside resort has been submitted, along with a bid for £15m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Snook Burscough

Snook’s Burscough ‘barn’ house passed

Snook Architects has secured planning permission from West Lancashire Council for a six-bedroom bespoke family house in the style of a modern barn in Burscough.

Octagon Theatre Bolton Inside

Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Octagon brief

Octagon Theatre has named the team advising on the £10m redevelopment of its venue in Bolton, appointing architect Feilden Clegg Bradley to lead the scheme.

Lancaster University Management School Fcb

Lancaster Uni names M&E framework partners

Lancaster University has named the successful bidders that will make up its mechanical & electrical engineering services framework, as it prepares to deliver a £159m capital expenditure programme over the next four years.

Lambert Bros

HLF cash aids Preston office scheme

The Lambert Brothers printing press building in Glover’s Court, Preston has been converted into 2,908 sq ft of office space following a £346,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Consent for £13m Preston Youth Zone

Lancashire County Council has given the green light to the construction of a £13m youth facility next to Preston’s grade two-listed bus station.

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Top CGIs of 2016

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The year gave a mix of both interesting individual buildings, and large-scale development sites coming forward. Designs got more adventurous, and masterplans got bigger.

Lancaster University Management School Fcb

Lancaster Uni names engineering framework partners

Lancaster University has named the bidders successful in making its civil and structural engineering services framework, a group of suppliers that will support the university’s anticipated capital spend of £159m on projects over the next four years.