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Post updated 8 April 2023

Lancashire Building News

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

1 May 2022
Lancaster Castle
Design: BDP Architects
Lancaster Castle building
photo © Nick Dagger
Lancaster Castle Building
This sophisticated regeneration of a range of buildings dating back to the 12th century provides a masterclass in sensitive restoration and re-use. The complex condition survey took one year and the architect worked closely with the client to manage phases and budgets, ensuring that a viable and controlled sequence of works could be pursued.

5 Aug 2021
Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley
Design: Tonkin Liu
Singing Ringing Tree Burnley Lancashire
photo ©
Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley
This wind powered sound sculpture design is by London-based Tonkin Liu architects, and resembles a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine hill range overlooking Burnley. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist.

28 Oct 2021
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition Entry
Design: AIDIA STUDIO
Preston Mosque Design by AIDIA STUDIO

17 Sep 2021
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition Winner
Design: Luca Poian Forms
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition Winner

5 Aug 2021
Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley, Lancashire, north west England, UK
Design: Tonkin Liu
Singing Ringing Tree Burnley Lancashire
photo courtesy of architects office
Singing Ringing Tree
The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine hill range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist.

14 Jun 2021
Preston Mosque Architecture Contest Entry
Preston Mosque Design

26 Feb 2021
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition

28 Jan 2019
The Union Lofts Apartments, Preston
Design: Chase Architecture
Union Lofts Apartments in Preston
photo : ETC Urban
The Union Lofts Apartments in Preston
Formerly The Union Carriage Works and dating back 125 years, this landmark building has been lovingly converted into a collection of 18 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments by Etc Urban Developments with leading property services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, as agent. These design-led, spacious homes fuse striking architecture, beautiful restoration and contemporary finishes setting a new benchmark for the Northwest’s fast-rising micro-city.

3 Aug 2018
Whitehouse Folly, Scarisbrick
Design: ArchiPhonic Architectural Design
Whitehouse Folly in Scarisbrick Lancashire
photo : Lirya Lee Photography
Whitehouse Folly in Scarisbrick, Lancashire
ArchiPhonic Architectural Design was appointed to design a single floor, two bedroom private residence for a retired couple in the leafy village of Scarisbrick in West Lancashire. The shed was originally a caravan site convenience store that had been dismantled and transported to the new roadside location.

2 Oct 2013
Jamia Mosque, Brierfield, north west Lancashire
Moorish style arches in Corian for a new Mosque
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield, Lancashire Corian arches
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved
Jamia Mosque
The impressive Jamia Mosque Sultania and Education Centre in the mill town of Brierfield, Lancashire, is now complete following a ten year design and build project and an investment of GBP 3.5 million from the local Muslim community. The new building is now one of the largest mosques in Lancashire. The interior decoration honours the past by using many traditional materials while also embracing modern methods of construction and advanced, high-performance materials such as DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface.

23 Jul 2013
Number One Riverside Rochdale
Design: Faulknerbrowns
Number One Riverside Rochdale
photo © Hufton+Crow
Number One Riverside Rochdale
After a successful design competition, Faulknerbrowns were asked by Rochdale Borough Council to design a new civic office to achieve three strategic objectives:
• rationalization of their estate from thirty-three buildings into one;
• provision of an environment which delivers ‘new ways of working’;
• creation of a sense of community engagement and social transparency.
All of these objectives on their own stimulated and excited the design team; combined, they provided a unique opportunity to develop a special building within the challenging context of an economic downturn.

17 Apr 2013
Shorey Bank Housing, Darwen, east Lancashire
Design: Capita Symonds
Shorey Bank Darwen Lancashire buildings
image : Capita Symonds
Shorey Bank Housing
A partnership between Keepmoat, Capita Symonds, Together Housing Group, and Housing 21 has been appointed by Blackburn with Darwen Council as preferred bidder to develop a new 50+ living scheme at Shorey Bank in Darwen, Lancashire.

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Lancashire Building Designs 2006 – 2012

11 Aug 2012
New Blackburn Bus Station, east Lancashire
Design: Capita Symonds
New Blackburn Bus Station Building
picture from architects
New Lancashire Bus Station
Designed by Capita Symonds – on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council – the new station will be situated in the heart of the town centre on the site of the former market, adjacent to the town’s shopping centre and a new market development. The relocation of the bus station to the new site will increase footfall outside the shopping centre and the new market, while maintaining a direct link with the rail station and the nearby cathedral quarter development.

16 Jul 2012
Engineering Building at Lancaster University, north Lancashire
John McAslan + Partners
Engineering Building Lancaster University design
image from John McAslan + Partners
Engineering Building at Lancaster University
John McAslan + Partners have been appointed to assist in the design and construction of a new home for the University’s Engineering Department. The competition winning scheme will deliver 4,720 sqm of workshop, laboratory and office space in two concrete-framed wings set either side of a continuous, four-storey high atrium ‘street’.

26 Jun 2012
North House, Bowden, north east Lancashire
Roger Stephenson Architects
North House Bowden
photo : Daniel Hopkinson
House in Bowden
North House is a substantial detached family home in a street of impressive Victorian villas and is an example of how an uncompromisingly contemporary house can sit comfortably and calmly in a conservation area and its existence is due to a sympathetic planning officer who recognized on appeal the sensitivity of the composition.

22 Jun 2012
Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve Visitor Facilities, Preston, north Lancashire
Adam Khan Architects
Brockholes Building
photo : Ioana Marinescu
Lancashire nature reserve : Architecture competition winner – RIBA Award
The visitor centre at Brockholes is a cluster of buildings set in a lake on a floating pontoon, which responds to changing water levels in the flood plain. The architect has broken down what is a sizeable scheme into a simple and engaging village of buildings.

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Recent Lancashire Building Designs

22 Jun 2012
Festival House, Blackpool, north west Lancashire
dRMM Architects
Festival House Blackpool
photo : Alex de Rijke
Festival House Blackpool – RIBA Award
Blackpool is a town in need of regeneration, and a key to achieving this is building upon the history of the town’s identity as a centre for entertainment and vacation. The building provides a restaurant and tourist information centre at promenade level, on the first floor is a registry office, and above that is a wedding ceremony hall with a precisely framed view of Blackpool Tower.

3 Jun 2012
St Silas Primary School, Blackburn, north Lancashire
Capita Symonds
Blackburn School Building
photo : Capita Symonds / Nick Guttridge
St Silas Primary School
Capita Symonds has released images of the new £7.5million St Silas Primary School in Blackburn, Lancashire. Working on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, in partnership with the local LEP, the architects provided a full range of multidisciplinary services for the two form entry, 420 pupil school.

14 May 2012
University Technical College Burnley, east Lancashire
Capita Symonds
Burnley UTC
image : Capita Symonds
University Technical College Burnley
Planning has been submitted for a new University Technical College (UTC) at Burnley in Lancashire which is being supported by major employers from across the aerospace, nuclear, technology, and green energy industries. The architects are providing design and project management services on the £9.3m project – the Visions Learning Trust UTC – which will provide education for 800 young people aged 14-19, combining traditional education with employer-led technical training.

21 Dec 2011
Sika Liquid Plastics Limited
Design: Frank Whittle Partnership
SLPL Preston
image from architect
Sika Liquid Plastics Preston

19 May 2011
Eco House, Bolton, east Lancashire
Make Architects
Gary Neville House
picture from architect
Gary Neville House

19 Apr 2011
Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University, north Lancashire
John McAslan + Partners
Charles Carter Building
photo : Hufton + Crow
Charles Carter Building

Lancashire Architecture

Key Lancastrian Buildings, alphabetical:

Avenham Park Pavilion, Preston
2008
McChesney Architects
Avenham Park Building
image from architect
Avenham Park Pavilion

Blackpool civic hub
2007-
leit-werk
Blackpool civic hub
image from architect
Blackpool redevelopment – architecture competition

Chatsworth Gardens, Morecombe
2007-
Peter Barber Architects
Lancashire housing
image from architect
Chatsworth Gardens Morecombe – Lancashire housing

Fighter Jet Building, BAE Systems, Samlesbury
2009
Capita Symonds
Fighter Jet Building
photo : BAE
Fighter Jet Building

Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts
2009-
Sheppard Robson
Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts
image from architect
Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts

Preston Office Building Competition
2007-
Won by Moxon Architects
Preston Office Building
image from architect
Preston Office

Key Lancastrian Buildings, no images, alphabetical:

Aintree Race Course, nr. Liverpool
2007
BDP

Blackpool Wind Shelter
2006
McChesney Architects with Atelier One

Formby Pool, Formby
2007
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects
RIBA Awards 2007 – RIBA National Award 2007

Preston Bus Garage
was due to be demolished 2006
Building Design Partnership

River Lune Millennium Bridge, north Lancashire
2003
Whitby Bird and Partners

Ruskin Library, Lancaster
1998
MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects
MacCormac Jamieson Prichard

Morecombe Bay – Lancashire Architecture Competition:
Urban Splash – Morecombe Bay Building

Lancashire Buildings

Capernwray Diving Centre, Carnforth, north Lancashire
1998
Stephen Hodder Architects

Colne Swimming Pool, east Lancashire
1991
Stephen Hodder Architects

Housing, Preston city centre

Stirling and Gowan

Lytham St Anne’s – Apartments, west Lancashire
1999
Stephen Hodder Architects

Midland Hotel, Morecambe
1933
Oliver Hill

Oldham Art Gallery
2002
Pringle Richards Sharrat
£8m

Preston Market Hall, Lancashire
1998
Stephen Hodder Architects

Primary Healthcare Centre, Bolton, south Lancashire
1998
Stephen Hodder Architects

The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley
2007
Tonkin Liu
RIBA National Award 2007

Wycoller Visitor Centre
2002
Hakes Associates

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Lancashire Rainforest Project
Southport – possible Amazonian rainforest amusement park
2008-
Studio Libeskind

Preston Bridge : Design Competition

Blackpool Buildings + Lytham St Annes church

Kendal Building : Cumbria built environment

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