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British Building Developments
Built Environment in the UK – Key Designs in Great Britain: Contemporary United Kingdom Properties
post updated 7 October 2021
Building Developments in Great Britain
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of British Building Developments. e-architect cover completed UK buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Britain. The focus is on contemporary buildings in Great Brtiain.
We have 4 pages of British Architecture selections.
British Architecture : cities – A-K
British Architecture Designs : cities – L
British Buildings : cities – M
British Building Developments : cities – N-Z (this page)
Building Developments in British Cities
British Building Developments by City, N-Z:
Featured UK Building Developments included in this Guide to British Architecture:
British Building Developments in Newcastle
Newcastle College MPA&M Centre
Design: RMJM Architects
building image © Chris Gascoigne
At one time RMJM were rated as the fourth largest architectural office globally, led by Brian Stewart, with Tony Kettle providing many of the designs, such as this one. Tony Kettle went on to for the Kettle Collective, currently operating in countries such as Russia, UK and the Middle East at the time of writing. He was the author of the new tower in St Petersburg for Gazprom, the Lakhta Center, Russia.
Design: Foster + Partners
image © Adrian Welch
A controverisal building design by celebrated London architecture office. The structure sits high above the River Tyne on its south side, in Gateshead. The rippling organic form of the building, which has been compared to various animals, adds drama to the river setting but contrasts with the more orthogonal architectural setting. The concept and design ties in with the Bilbao effect, ie city councils around the world saw what Bilbao had done with their Guggenheim Museum design by architect Frank Gehry – which pulled in massive amounts of new visitors – and sought to emulate it.
Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
building image from architects
This river crossing is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England. It spans this major English river between Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank.
Design: Ralph Erskine Architect
image © Adrian Welch
This world-famous building is a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They were designed by architect Ralph Erskine and constructed in the 1970s. The wall is just part of the estate which covers 200 acres.
British Buildings near Newcastle
Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington
Design: RMJM Scotland
photo © Keith Hunter Photography
This unusual project sought to combine a new County Archives with a Mining and Social History Museum on the site of the redundant Woodhorn Colliery, part of which is now a country park. The site contains twelve listed buildings and the pithead itself is designated as a Scheduled Monument.
Holy Island Castle, Northumberland
Design: Edwin Lutyens architect
building picture © Isabelle Lomholt
ICOSIS Architects have recently received Planning Permission for two projects on Lindisfarne, Northumberland, on behalf of Natural England and The Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust. The first is the erection of a new visitor building, on the route between the village and Lindisfarne Castle.
British Buildings – non-urban
Stansted Airport, Essex, south east England
Design: Foster & Partners
building image © Adrian Welch
Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, southern England
Design: REID architecture
photograph from REID architecture
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Location: UK, Northwest Europe
United Kingdom Architecture
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