Author: CHB

Boxpark bid to revive Brighton beachfront

Brighton based retail and leisure development specialists Boxpark have revealed plans to revive Brighton’s iconic Madeira Terrace into an internationally renowned retail-and-leisure-as-entertainment destination. Plans have been submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council and demonstrate Boxpark’s desire to secure a 12 month exclusivity period to explore design, funding and management opportunities for the regeneration project which will see the area become an international class beachfront development. The project aims to revive the crumbling Victorian arches, and create a world class retail and leisure development, incorporating a new premium hotel operator. The development would see the arches augmented with a new...

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Construction Commences on Locks Heath Free Church Expansion

A £3.9m expansion of the popular Locks Heath Free Church in Fareham has seen the construction project begin.  Working to designs by Chichester based Harrington Design Architects, Amiri Construction will be at the site until November 2019 to construct the new 500 seat auditorium, a larger sports hall, a café, large foyer and staff offices. Amiri will then carry out the refurbishment of the existing 180 seat auditorium, a dedicated pre-school area and a youth suite. Mark Madavan, Senior Minister at Locks Heath Free Church says that he is delighted to see work starting on plans that have been...

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Caruso St John wins Gladstone’s Library revamp

A competition to design a prestigious new £4.5 million building and re-develop the existing Grade I listed building at Gladstone’s Libary in Hawarden, north Wales,  has been won by London based architectural firm Caruso St John. The award-winning firm fought off strong competition from AOC Architecture, Hopkins Architects and Simpson & Brown, who were also shortlisted. The scheme will deliver a sustainable ‘new hall’ featuring a shop, reception area, lecturing and catering facilities and provide new staff and visitor facilities including a six-bedroom study centre. “When we first decided to embark on an ambitious extension of Gladstone’s Library we were clear that...

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£6.2m restoration of spectacular Brompton Cemetery

A £6.2m investment has restored and conserved Brompton Cemetery in West London, revealing architectural splendour, uncovering hidden heritage gems and preserving a historic landscape and a wildlife haven for communities in a densely-populated part of the capital. The 4-year restoration project was funded through the National Lottery with a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (BLF), plus an investment of £1.7m from The Royal Parks, the charity which manages the cemetery, generous donors, and with support from The Friends of Brompton Cemetery charity. This pioneering project is engaging people and communities with historic...

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Letting in the light at Brodsworth Hall

Rare hi-tech Victorian shutters will today (24th May 2018), finally let in the light at one of Yorkshire’s finest country houses, Brodsworth Hall, having been returned to working order as part of a £1.5m conservation project by English Heritage. The new-fangled Francis & Co. patent Victorian revolving window shutters were just one of the many mod-cons adopted by the wealthy Thellusson family when they built their grand new home between 1861 and 1863.  Packed with all the latest conveniences Victorian technology could offer, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens was intended to be the ultimate residence for the Jones’s to keep...

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