“There seems to be an inability among architects to demand adequate payment for their services,” according to RIBA president Ben Derbyshire. However, rather than blaming clients, “we need to ask what society needs from us.”
Wirral’s derelict Andrew Gibson House, a former care home for widows of seafarers, is set to be transformed into 34 homes while three apartment blocks are to be built on an adjacent plot under proposals designed by architect Space Plus.
Over the past year it seems the only story able to break through wall-to-wall Brexit coverage has been the growing housing crisis, writes Jaimie Ferguson of Optimised Environments. Getting town centre developments right could be part of the answer.
Plans to redevelop the site of the grade two-listed Lyceum Theatre on Church Street will go to Salford's planning committee next week, more than 10 years after a facade retention and new-build proposal was first approved.
Far East Consortium has picked Hawkins\Brown to help deliver an “entirely new” residential scheme at the site on Manchester’s Dantzic Street, purchased from collapsed developer Pinnacle Angelgate last year.