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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

England + Scotland + Wales

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.

60-70 St Mary Axe tower building development designed by British architecture firm Foggo Associates Architects:
60-70 St Mary Axe - British Building Developments
image courtesy of the architects practice

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)

London Architecture - British Building Developments
photograph © Adrian Welch

Building Developments in British Cities

British Building Developments by City, N-Z:

Newcastle Architecture

Northampton Architecture

Norwich Architecture

Nottingham Architecture

Oxford Architecture

Plymouth Buildings

Portsmouth Buildings

Sheffield Architecture

Southampton Buildings

Featured UK Building Developments included in this Guide to British Architecture:

British Building Developments in Newcastle

Newcastle College MPA&M Centre
Design: RMJM Architects
Newcastle College British Building Developments
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.

Sage Gateshead
Design: Foster + Partners
Sage Gateshead British Building Developments
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
Gateshead Bridge
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.

Byker Wall
Design: Ralph Erskine Architect
Byker Wall Housing, Newcastle
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
Woodhorn Colliery British Building Developments
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
Northumberland architecture
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
Stansted Airport architecture in south east England
building image © Adrian Welch

Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, southern England
Design: REID architecture
Farnborough Airport in southern England
photograph from REID architecture

More contemporary British Building Developments online soon

Location: UK, Northwest Europe

United Kingdom Architecture

RIBA Awards

British Office Buildings

British Houses

British Architects

York House Workspace, Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, North London office building designed by de Metz Forbes Knight Architects (dMFK):
York House Kings Cross London Workspace Architecture
photograph © Jack Hobhouse

World Architects

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