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Architecture practice Holder Mathias has secured planning consent for a £8m scheme that will transform the historic heart of Swansea.
John Robertson Architects (JRA) has completed the refurbishment of The Helicon, comprising some 11,600 sq m office and 9,000 sq m of retail, on the corner of Finsbury Pavement and South Place in the City of London. Originally designed by Sheppard Robson and completed in 1996, The Helicon helped to start the rejuvenation of Moorgate with its high-tech detailing and provision of substantial modern retail units. Around 40 per cent of the building is occupied by Marks and Spencer and HSBC, creating a strong presence at street level.
North West-based design consultancy Mather & Co has won one if its most prestigious international contracts to date – to design the new Springbok Experience for the South African Rugby Union (SARU) in Cape Town.
Speirs + Major has followed up last year’s Practice of the Decade Award at the Lighting Design Awards with a win this year in the Heritage Lighting category for Burlington Arcade. The awards were held at the end of March in London. The lighting design practice’s projects Hedonism Wine Store, Mayfair, and the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole were also commended in the small retail and exterior lighting categories respectively.
Work on Ryder Architecture’s four-storey £7m Innovation Centre 3 at the Liverpool Science Park has started on site.
Grimshaw has submitted a development application on behalf of Parramatta City Council outside of Sydney for a landmark mixed-use tower that could be the tallest in Australia.
The Rijksmuseum has reopened following a 10-year transformation. Never before has a national museum undergone such a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection.
A new retail balcony designed by SAS International for Waterloo Station has helped reduce passenger congestion and increase retail income.
GOV.UK, the new UK Government website has been named Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London, beating 98 contenders including Thomas Heatherwick’s Olympic cauldron, Renzo Piano’s Shard and a folding wheel by Vitamins.
It’s that time of year again when the design industry converges on Milan for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (AKA the Milan Furniture Fair) – without a doubt one of the most important events in the design calendar. This year, FX has got together with design practice and international product researcher Seymourpowell, and on the 25 April, we’re going to be hosting a special drinks reception back in London to celebrate Seymourpowell’s comprehensive Milan research.