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Plas Mawr, Conwy

August 26, 2011 in 1990s, Culture

Such a very difficult task to choose my favourite BDP building because I’ve been round long enough to have lived with so many, so I will have to qualify this as being one of my favourites.

I know it’s a refurbishment and not architectural in the most obvious sense of the word, but what an honour it must have been to be involved in the four year programme of deep investigation and repair of what is regarded as the finest surviving Elizabethan town house in Britain – Plas Mawr.
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Combined Court Centre, Hull

August 10, 2011 in 1990s, Public buildings

This is an outstanding building which in terms of architecture, planning and urban design quality is second to none. Read the rest of this entry →

Bentall Centre, Kingston

July 21, 2011 in 1990s, Retail

This amazing shopping centre still looks as fresh as the day it was opened back in the early nineties. Read the rest of this entry →

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All England Lawn Tennis Masterplan, Wimbledon

July 12, 2011 in 1990s, 2000s, Leisure, Masterplanning, Sport

The masterplan to improve facilities at the world famous All England Lawn Tennis club in Wimbledon has had a transformational impact on British tennis. Read the rest of this entry →

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

July 8, 2011 in 1990s, Culture, Leisure

The Royal Opera House is a fascinating and complex building which now provides a world class home for world class opera and ballet. Designed by BDP with Dixon Jones the project involved a restoration and refurbishment of the existing auditorium and foyers and Floral Hall, improvements to back of house production and new accommodation for the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies. Read the rest of this entry →

Neptune Court, National Maritime Museum

June 17, 2011 in 1990s, Culture, Leisure

I grew up in Greenwich, so the National Maritime Museum was a very important part of my childhood. Read the rest of this entry →

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Number One Court, Wimbledon

April 7, 2011 in 1990s, Leisure, Sport

Aerial view of Number One Court

Wimbledon No 1 Court is a wonderful example of BDP engineers and architects working together at their best.

The stadium is a world class venue for tennis – it provides an elegant, modern and delightful space with a perfect atmosphere for the most thrilling of matches. I particularly like the ‘look no hands’ roof structure which provides column-free views and gentle shade in the sun.

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St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland

April 5, 2011 in 1990s, Education

Its all about the light up there….. picture the sun rise over the Wear estuary, fishing boats moored on buoys and the majestic Wear bridge in the background. I first observed St. Peter’s in the early morning light with the mist hovering above the water.

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