Robert Barker

Jones Melling adds to architecture team

In its fifth hire in the last month, Robert Barker has joined the consultant as an architectural technician, bringing staff numbers up to 21.

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David Cox: Preston waiting on the starting line

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Charlie Schouten

In the latest in a series showcasing regional architecture practices, Place North West sat down with David Cox to talk about what makes Preston unique, transforming its housing offer, and how developers can kick-start the next phase of the city’s growth.

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Work progresses at derelict Preston orphanage

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CZero Developments and Buttress, the team behind the restoration of the grade-two listed St Joseph's Orphanage in Preston, is close to submitting an application to convert the derelict site into family homes.  

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Preston steps up Harris revamp plans

Preston City Council has launched a consultation as it awaits the outcome of a Lottery funding bid to improve facilities at the city’s combined museum, gallery and library, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Dca Urban Hub Preston

Student development secures consent in Preston

The Pillars Holdings scheme, named Urban Hub, comprises 425 self-contained studio apartments over six storeys and has been designed by local practice David Cox Architects.

Preston City Living Plan

Preston appoints consultants for Stoneygate masterplan

Preston City Council has appointed planner Nexus to work alongside Buttress Architects, Gillespies, Colliers, and WSP to work up a masterplan for an “urban village” in the Stoneygate area of the city.

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UCLan student centre wins consent

The student centre and public squares that make up the flagship project in the University of Central Lancashire’s £200m masterplan have secured approval from Preston City Council’s planning committee.