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post updated 7 + 6 March 2024

Warwickshire Architecture News in 2024

The high street in Leamington Spa as it is today:
Leamington Spa high street England UK
photo : LDA Design

6 March 2024
A healthy new vision for Leamington Spa
Design: LDA Design

The Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa is asking its residents what they would like to see included in a vison to strengthen its future.

LDA Design is helping the town explore options including for the main shopping street, Parade, which features some of the spa town’s finest Regency architecture. It is also the main traffic route crossing the river.

Norman Rourke Pryme is part of the team and is helping to examine how the town could become more welcoming for pedestrians and cyclists. The principles behind a new masterplan for Parade and for other important streets will be agreed with the community and stakeholders.

LDA Design Director Bernie Foulkes says the aim is to find out what a town like Royal Leamington Spa, built primarily around health and wellbeing more than 250 years ago, can tell us about how we should be living in the 21st century. “Like many towns, Leamington Spa is experiencing changing patterns in shopping, working and living, cost of living and housing need, climate breakdown, and nature loss. But the town has timeless qualities that continue to make it special and those can be harnessed to drive investment.”

Leamington Spa high street as it is today:
high street in Leamington Spa
photograph : LDA Design

Leamington Spa has already shown itself to be adaptable. Intriguing recent developments include a growing gaming and digital community, the biggest outside London. A creative quarter is also growing in the Old Town.

The project to revisit and revise a pre-pandemic vision is led by the District Council, County Council, Town Council, BID and Transformation Board.

The Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, Cllr Alan Boad said, “Having a clear shared vision for the future of the town is important. It will help us to work with our partners and communities to deliver improvements to the town centre and will assist us in attracting investment and securing external funding. It is important that we hear residents’ views on these issues, and we encourage people to come along and participate.”

Leamington Spa residents are being invited to have their say at the annual town assembly taking place on Tuesday 12th March in the Assembly Hall, Royal Pump Rooms.

LDA Design

LDA Design’s purpose is to make great places and shape the world around us for the better. We are an employee-owned business made up of masterplanners, landscape architects, planners and urban designers, and we follow the principles of ‘first life, then spaces, then buildings’. Whether the project is an estate regeneration, new park or settlement or street network, we focus on the needs of people affected and on creating a balance with nature. We design sociable spaces which create opportunities for encounter and exchange. We have received more than 100 awards for urban renewal, contemporary and historic parkland design and historic town centre improvements.

LDA Design led the final landscape masterplan and detailed design of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, one of Europe’s most successful new parklands. Our projects include some of the UK’s most challenging and successful city public realm schemes, including London’s Battersea Power Station, Strand-Aldwych in Westminster and the West End Project with Camden Council – all multi award winners. We are currently working on plans to transform 110 The Queen’s Walk, formerly City Hall. Our vision to create a ‘common ground’ for East Bank, the most significant cultural investment in London since the South Bank, and our masterplan for UCL East are now being built out. We specialise in estate regeneration and high street renewal. Key work includes the creation of dramatically different public realm for Aberfeldy estate in east London and a landscape designed to foster community at Sighthill in Glasgow.


Warwickshire Building News

2 May 2022
Mill Lodge, Leamington Spa
Design: Michael Kendrick Architects
Mill Lodge, Leamington Spa - Warwickshire Buildings
photograph © Tom Bird
Mill Lodge, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Mill Lodge Leamington Spa, Warwickshire design by Michael Kendrick Architects makes excellent use of a constrained and slender site within a Conservation Area. This new residential building is a contemporary, one-bedroom home for an elderly couple.

26 Mar 2021
Biomedical Research Facility In Warwick, Gibbet Hill campus
Architects: Hawkins Brown Architects and Fairhurst Design Group
IBRB Biomedical Research Facility University of Warwick interior
photo courtesy of architects office
Biomedical Research Facility In Warwick
National contractor, Willmott Dixon has completed the construction of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building at the University of Warwick.

18 Dec 2019
Jaguar Land Rover Design Studio, Gaydon, south east of Warwick
Design: Bennetts Associates
Jaguar Land Rover Design Studio - Warwickshire Buildings
photography © Hufton+Crow
Jaguar Land Rover Design Studio Building
Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art advanced product creation centre designed by Bennetts Associates is now open. The project brings together design, engineering and production purchasing under one roof for the first time, in a new facility that is designed to encourage collaboration throughout the entire vehicle development process.

4 Jul 2017
Sherborne House, Coventry, West Midlands
Design: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Coventry Building | www.e-architect.com - Warwickshire Buildings
photo : Tim Crocker
Sherborne House, Coventry Building
New student residences in central Coventry completed by Pickstock Construction, using a volumetric system to deliver the building in just nine months from planning approval to occupation. The new building provides 114 new studio rooms and improved communal facilities at Sherborne House, an existing halls of residence operated by Axo Student Living.

30 May 2017
The Oculus, University of Warwick campus
Architects: Berman Guedes Stretton
The Oculus University of Warwick - Warwickshire Buildings
photograph : Quentin Lake
The Oculus, University of Warwick
A new visual focal point for the University of Warwick – a teaching centre featuring an impressive 18m tall glazed frontage beneath a striking curved laminated timber roof. The Oculus is the latest addition to the Russel Group university’s main campus and is the first new building in a new phase of development.

14 Jun 2013
Astley Castle, Nuneaton
Design: Witherford Watson Mann
Astley Castle
photograph © Landmark Trust
Astley Castle
This is a fortified manor built in the 12th century and progressively extended over the succeeding seven centuries. After a fire burnt out the roof and floors in 1978, its walls decayed and collapsed while a series of rescue attempts failed. In 2006 the Landmark Trust tried a final gambit: the creation of a contemporary house within the footprint of the castle remains, procured by architectural competition.

12 Dec 2012
Warwickshire Architecture Competition Shortlist
Warwickshire Architecture Competition
The Shortlist is announced for the competition to design a non-denominational reception building that will provide commemorative services for a green burial site to be created at Alne Wood Park, near Alcester. RIBA Competitions is managing the selection process on behalf of Warwickshire landowner Felix Dennis – who is working in partnership with registered charity The Heart of England Forest Ltd. – to plant and preserve a large native broadleaf forest in the heart of England.

13 Apr 2012
University of Warwick Campus
Design: bmj architects
University of Warwick Building, Materials Sciences
photograph : Lightworks Photography
University of Warwick Campus
This new build primarily serves the departments of Physics and Chemistry on the campus of University of Warwick. With interaction between science disciplines at the heart of the brief, the proposals consist of four floors of laboratory and office space, below which sits a double height laboratory space for high spec research instrumentation.

Warwickshire Buildings – Recent Designs

BFI Master Film Store
Design: Edward Cullinan Architects
BFI Master Film Store, Edward Cullinan Architects
photograph : Edmund Sumner
BFI Master Film Store

Warwick Students Union
Design: MJP
Warwick Students Union, University Building
photograph © Peter Durant
Warwick Students Union

British Horse Society Headquarters Building, near Coventry
Design: Archial
British Horse Society HQ Warwickshire
photograph from Archial architects
British Horse Society Warwickshire

Warwickshire Architecture

Key Buildings + Projects, alphabetical:

Astley Castle, Arbury Estate, north Warwickshire
Date built: originally 19th century; 2007
Restoration Architect: Witherford Watson Mann
Grade II* listed
Fortified 12th century manor house rebuilt in the 1500s by the Grey family, and extended in the 17th & 19th centuries. Lady Jane Grey – queen for nine days in 1553 – once lived at Astley House

Bluebell Views Student Residences, University of Warwick
Date built: 2009-
Design: Page\Park Architects
University of Warwick Building: Bluebell Views
image from architect
University of Warwick Student Residences

Compton Verney Art Gallery, Compton Verney
Date built: 2003
Stanton Williams with Rodney Melville & Partners
Robert Adam house conservation + new-build

The Dream Factory, Warwick
Date built: 2003
Glen Howells Architects

King Edward VI Grammar School masterplan, Stratford
Dates built: 2007-10
Wright & Wright Architects
Various new buildings

Royal Shakespeare Theatre redevelopment, Stratford upon Avon
Building construction cost approximately £100m
Previously: Erick van Egeraat Architects

Royal Shakespeare Theatre – redevelopment, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date of renewal: 2007-
Design: Bennetts Associates
Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon
photo : Stewart Hemley
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Grade II* listed
original Art Deco building from 1932
£112m approx.
Adjacent Stratford-upon-Avon building: Swan Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date built: 2007
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
RSC Courtyard Theatre
photo © Stewart Hemley
RSC Courtyard Theatre building photos
Client: The RSC
RIBA National Award 2007

Stratford-upon-Avon Bridge
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Stratford-upon-Avon Bridge
picture from architect
Stratford-upon-Avon Bridge

Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dates built: 2005-06
Design: Stephen Hodder Architects

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