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Key Buildings in Great Britain – Key Contemporary Properties in England, Wales, Scotland – United Kingdom

post updated 12 February 2024

England + Scotland + Wales

Architecture in Great Britain

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of British Architecture. e-architect cover completed British buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Britain. Our focus is on contemporary buildings in Great Brtiain but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of British Architecture selections.

British Architecture : cities – A-K (this page)

British Architecture Designs : cities – L

British Buildings : cities – M

British Building Developments : cities – N-Z

Famous British building : The Shard, London
The Shard Tower - New British Architecture
photo © Nick Weall
At a height of 309.6 metres (1,016 feet) and with a total 72 occupied floors reaching skyward into a breathtaking 15 story spire, the Shard London Bridge Quarter is set to be the tallest building in Western Europe.
The Shard is a multi-use vertical city which features high quality offices, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites, and 3 floors of signature restaurants. It also features exclusive super prime residential apartments and the top levels consist of the capital’s highest public viewing gallery offering 360° views of the City of London.

British Architecture in Key Cities

London Architecture Designs

Birmingham Architecture

Cambridge Architecture

Manchester Architecture

Leeds Architecture

Liverpool Architecture

Newcastle Architecture

Oxford Architecture

Buildings in British Cities

Bath Architecture

Bristol Architecture

Coventry Architecture

Lincoln Architecture

Middlesbrough Buildings

Northampton Architecture

Norwich Architecture

Nottingham Architecture

Plymouth Buildings

Portsmouth Buildings

Sheffield Architecture

Southampton Buildings

British Architecture – by Country

English Architecture

Scottish Buildings

Welsh Architecture

Recent British Buildings

Colville Estate Towers, London, south east England – 27 Feb 2013
Design: NL Architects + WHAT Architecture
Colville Estate Buildings
image from architects office
Columnar Towers is a proposal for a residential development of 199 apartments in Hackney. The project is part of a masterplan by Karakusevic Carson Architects for the regeneration of the Colville Estate.

St Andrews Housing, Fife, eastern Scotland – 21 Feb 2013
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Housing Development in St Andrews
picture from Sutherland Hussey architects
Architectural competition to design a new housing development in this historic Scottish town. By inviting several firms to develop proposals, the Client’s ambition was to select a design that can provide high quality contemporary houses and apartments in the rich and complex conservation area.

British Buildings by City

Featured buildings included in this Guide to British Architecture

British Buildings – Cambridge

Churchill College – original buildings
Design: Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners
Churchill College British Architecture
building photo © AW

Downing College – Wilkins buildings
Design: William Wilkins architect
Downing College British Architecture
photograph © AW

Emmanuel College – Chapel
Design: Christopher Wren Architect
Emmanuel College British Architecture
photograph © Adrian Welch

Fitzwilliam Museum
Design: George Basevi
Fitzwilliam Museum
building photo © AW

Queens’ College – Cripps Court
Design: Powell & Moya Architects
Queens' College British Architecture
picture © AW

Robinson College
Design: Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Robinson College British Architecture
photograph © AW

Faculty of History
Design: James Stirling Architect
Faculty of History British Architecture
picture © AW

Sainsbury Laboratory
Design: Stanton Williams
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge
image : Nigel Luckhurst

British Buildings – Birmingham

Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation

Birmingham Library building
Design: Mecanoo
Birmingham Library building
picture from architect practice

The Cube Birmingham
Architects: Make
The Cube Building Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen

Bullring Birmingham Buildings
Design: various architects
Bullring Birmingham British Architecture
photo © webbaviation

The Public Building, West Bromwich
Alsop & Partners; Atkins Architects
The Public British Architecture
photograph : Roderick Coyne

Selfridges Birmingham
Future Systems Architects
St Martins Church British Architecture
photo © webbaviation

More Contemporary British Architecture online soon

Location: UK

Architectural Designs

British Houses

British Architects

Website: Visit Britain

RIBA Awards for UK Buildings

World Architects

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