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07-08-2007 > Stefan Minten Interview

Stefan MintenIt might not be famous but one of the most challenging extreme sports events in the world is skyscraper running, or stair-climbing.

03-04-2007 > SW Foulkes Interview

Greenhale House RedevelopmentWith the first tall building in years set for Stockport, a large residential tower at the site of Greenhale House. We sat down and had a chat with the architects of the scheme, James Hindley of SW Foulkes about what's the what with it.

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18-10-2006 > Lumiere Leeds Interview

The Lumiere Towers LeedsLumiere is a proposed development in the heart of Leeds west end, comprising of a 32 storey mixed use and 54 storey residential glass clad pair of towers, with a connecting winter garden and piazza between the two towers. The scheme has gained approval in principle from the local planning authority, and contract negotiations are gearing up towards a start on site in early spring 2007. We spoke exclusively to Richard Dean, who is the Development Director for the project, on behalf of one partner developer KW Linfoot.

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18-04-2006 > Plymouth Horizon Interview

No ImageWith the formal application for Plymouths new tallest building, the Horizon Development only a few weeks away we spoke with the lead architect of the project who works for the practise, the Architects Design Group about what's up with it and just what we can expect from a changing Plymouth.

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21-12-2005 > 3 Piccadilly Place Interview

3 Piccadilly PlaceThe centrepiece of a new development in Manchester, 3 Piccadilly Place, the largest single speculatively built office building in decades is now well under construction. We spoke to Clive Panter of the architect firm, Austin Smith Lord, the firm who designed both this building and the overall masterplan for the area to get a better handle on the work put into the scheme and what’s coming next.

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20-10-2005 > Take Off Or Crash For Birmingham Skyline

AIrbus Landing taking off at BIASince the mid 1990's, city planners and councillors have strived to turn the Birmingham skylines into one worthy of a true international city. Until recently, the cities skyline contained nothing but largely dull 20 storey, 1960's concrete blocks producing a very dense but unimaginative "average" skyline. However, will controversial safety precautions stop the city planners dead in their tracks or will their visions and dreams soon become a reality?

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04-08-2005 > Liverpool Grand Central Lime Street Interview

The emerging Liverpool Lime Street ClusterLiverpool City Council have refused to back the proposed Grand Central Lime Street tower worked on by developer, Limerick based Chieftain Construction, and architect Falconer Chester citing issues with it overlooking the buffer of the newly declared world heritage zone with the planning committee voting entirely along party lines with 6 Liberal Democrats voting against the proposal and the 3 Labour members voting for.

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06-07-2005 > Stratford City 2012

Stratford City LondonAs you're probably aware by now London has won the Olympics. We will be doing a series of articles including stories on the actual stadium and the ground breaking engineering in it, Zaha Hadid's designed swimming facilities, and the massive new transport interchanges planned in due course but what about the rest of the area around Lea Valley in Newham which has been serendipitously zoned for heavy development for years as part of the package in respect to the forthcoming Eurostar route which is due to cut there providing excellent transport links with both London and Paris?

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10-11-2005 > Sheffield City Lofts Tower Interview

City Lofts Arundel Gate Block 1 SheffieldNow that Sheffield's tallest building has been approved second time lucky we got the chance to speak to the architect who worked on the tower for Conran & Partners, Philip Thornton to find out more about the project and the reasoning behind it.

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22-09-2005 > Manchester Round Up

Beetham Tower construction 22/9/2005Following on from our recent London highrise project round up of major highrise schemes, here is the Manchester edition.

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19-07-2005 > London Round Up

London Bridge TowerOne of the recurring themes of our postbag is people wondering when certain projects will start. With movement on the ground at Bishopsgate for the Heron Tower we thought we should fill people in on exactly what's happening with the large approved projects in London.

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29-06-2005 > Bishopsgate Tower Interview

Rendering of the base of DIFA Bishopsgate Tower LondonFollowing the big fuss last week about what will be the next tallest building in London, the 307 metre tall Bishopsgate Tower which has been designed by architects Kohn Pederson Fox for German Investment fund DIFA - if it goes ahead of course - we had a nice chat with one of the architects who worked on the project who gave us a better insight into just what may well be breaking the thousand foot barrier in London before too long.

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