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GHA Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

1 Sep 2022
Renewal Of Edgware Town Centre, Northwest London, England, UK
Masterplan architect: Glenn Howells Architects
Edgware Town Centre Renewal, London Buildings
image courtesy of Ballymore
Edgware Town Centre Renewal
Regeneration expert Ballymore and Transport for London (TfL)’s commercial property company, TTL Properties Ltd (TTLP) have formally committed to combine their landholdings in Edgware. Working with the London Borough of Barnet, they will deliver their shared vision of a reimagined town centre with a thriving high street on Station Road open to all.

30 Apr 2021
Dogpool Lane student residence, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Dogpool Lane Birmingham student housing by Glenn Howells Architects
image courtesy of architects practice
Dogpool Lane Birmingham student housing
Alumno has been given the green light to develop purpose-built managed student accommodation on Dogpool Lane in Birmingham. Planning permission has been granted by the local council for the £24 million project, which will redevelop a currently underused former BT brownfield site within the established Stirchley community.

6 Sep 2019
Martineau Galleries, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Design: Glenn Howells Architects ; Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Martineau Galleries Birmingham development by Glenn Howells Architects
image courtesy of architects
Martineau Galleries Birmingham
Multi-million-pound regeneration for Hammerson, 7.5-acre site including 1,200 new homes.

5 Apr 2018
RIBA West Midlands Awards Shortlist 2018

Assay Studios is one of eleven buildings shortlisted for Royal Institute of British Architects West Midlands Awards 2018.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Tom’s Kitchen, The Mailbox, Birmingham on Tuesday 22 May.

Assay Studios by Glenn Howells Architects
photo © Tom Bird

RIBA West Midlands Awards Shortlist 2018

20 Feb 2018
i9 Office Building, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, UK
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
i9 Office Building in Wolverhampton by Glenn Howells Architects
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i9 Office Building in Wolverhampton
i9 aims to build on the success of the adjoining i10 building which was completed in 2016. i9 was initially unveiled by the City of Wolverhampton Council and ION at MIPIM 2017 following a national competition for the winning design.

10 Sep 2016
Wardian London Apartments, Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, East London, England, UK
Wardian London Apartments
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Wardian London Apartments by EcoWorld Ballymore – 10 Sep 2016

5 Sep 2016
London City Island, Leamouth Peninsula, Poplar, East London
London City Island Apartments by Glenn Howells Architects
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London City Island Apartments by EcoWorld Ballymore

18 Jul 2016
Yo! Sushi and Yotel, Manchester, England

“Intuitive” apartments with moving surfaces and foldaway furniture will feature in the first residential development from the team behind Yo! Sushi and Yotel, which is currently awaiting planning permission, reports

Yo! Sushi and Yotel by Glenn Howells Architects

YO! Company founder Simon Woodroffe has teamed up with British firm Glenn Howells Architects on the first Yo! Home project, which aims to provide compact but high-quality accommodation for city dwellers.

Yo! home:
Yo! home by Glenn Howells Architects

The team submitted a planning application last month for 24 apartments in New Islington – a development in Manchester, England, that is overseen by property developer Urban Splash.

Yo! apartment:
Yo! apartment by Glenn Howells Architects

Woodroffe first unveiled the concept for Yo! Home at the London Design Festival in 2012, where he presented a space no bigger than a one-bedroom apartment that contained as many rooms as a two-bedroom house.

23 Jun 2016
Wirral Metropolitan College, Wallasey, Merseyside, England
Wirral Metropolitan College
photo courtesy RIBA

A RIBA National Award Winner 2016

Further education college, education

18 Jun 2013
Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Bramall Music Building
photograph © Paul Miller
Bramall Music Building

7 Sep 2012
National Memorial Arboretum Building, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England
National Memorial Arboretum Design by Glenn Howells Architects
image © GHA
National Memorial Arboretum
The Staffordshire arboretum put forward the proposals to Lichfield District Council after a public consultation. The scheme includes building a pavilion for special events and a Remembrance and Learning Centre for visitors and it is hoped it will by built in two years. Funding is around the half way mark for the building.

19 Mar 2012
Southampton Arts Complex, England
Design: various architects
Southampton Arts Complex
image © CZWG Architects
Southampton Arts Complex
Plans to turn the former Tyrrell & Green department store site in Southampton into a new arts complex with commercial and residential units have received a major boost.

21 Jan 2011
King’s Cross Student Housing, London, UK
King’s Cross Student Housing
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King’s Cross Student Housing
The building, designed by leading architecture firm GHA, will be 14 storeys high for the most part, rising to 27 storeys at one end and will deliver 657 much needed student bedrooms.

Lime Street Gateway, Liverpool, England
Lime Street Gateway by Glenn Howells Architects
photo © webbaviation
Lime Street Gateway

11 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, England
11 Brindleyplace Birmingham
photograph © James Brittain
11 Brindleyplace – Award : BCO ‘Best of the Best’ National Commercial Workplace

Severn Trent Water offices, Shelton, Shrewsbury, England, UK
Severn Trent Water offices
image © GHA
Severn Trent Water Offices

Buildings by Glenn Howells Architects

Barber Institute Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, England, UK
Date built: 2008
Barber Institute Concert Hall
image © GHA
Barber Institute Concert Hall

Birmingham Concert Hall, University Campus
Date: 2009-
Birmingham Concert Hall

Brindleyplace building, Birmingham, England

Brindleyplace Birmingham

Burton Place, Timber Wharf, Manchester, England

Burton Place
photo © Matthew Ansell
Timber Wharf Manchester : for Urban Splash

Elisabeth House redevelopment, Manchester
Date: 2009-
One St Peter’s Square

Newman University College, Birmingham, England
Date built: 2008
Newman University College
image © GHA
Newman University College

Rotunda Conversion, Birmingham, England
Date built: 2008
Rotunda Birmingham
photo : Nic Gaunt
Rotunda Birmingham

Savill Building, Windsor Great Park, England
Date built: 2006
Savill Building by Glenn Howells Architects
Savill Building photo: The Crown Estate. Warwick Sweeney Photography
Savill Building

Time Residences Dubai, UAE
Date: 2006-
Dubai skyscraper
image © GHA
Time Residences Dubai Apartments : first fully rotating apartment building in world

The Triangle, Swindon, England
Date: 2009-
The Triangle Swindon
picture © Glenn Howells Architects
The Triangle : for Kevin McCloud’s Hab Oakus

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Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, central England, UK

Birmingham Architects Practice Information

Glenn Howells Architects was established in 1990.

Birmingham Architects

This architecture office has built up a strong reputation as one of the foremost design led architectural practices in the UK. With offices in Birmingham and London, the work of Glenn Howells Architects is based on clarity of vision and innovative use of materials.

Glenn Howells Architects has won numerous national and international design competitions and received over 50 awards for projects ranging from cultural buildings and housing to large-scale urban mixed-use developments. Glenn Howells Architects is currently working on schemes throughout the UK, Europe, Dubai and India.

Birmingham Architecture

The Savill Building Windsor:
RIBA Awards 2007
Wood Awards – Gold Award 2006

Birmingham Library – architecture competition
Date built: 2006
Shortlist: Adjaye Associates, Glenn Howells and make

English Architects

Stirling Prize Awards – Savill Building: Stirling Prize 2007 Shortlist

Projects by Glenn Howells Architects – No Images

Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, southern England
Date built: 2006

Birmingham towers, England

Citygate tower, Bradford, England
£150m approx. cost
Mixed-use Citygate development for Asquith Properties
Residential; hotel; retail

Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham

The Dream Factory, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Date built: 2003

The ND2 building – residential tower, Temple Quay, Bristol, England
Planning permission gained Oct 2007

Printworks development, Elephant & Castle, south London

Titan House – hotel/apartments, Bermondsey St, southeast London

English Architecture

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