UK’s oldest building firm wins Brighton Dome renovation

Kent-based contractor R Durtnell & Sons Ltd, established in 1591, has won the £14.9m contract towards the renovation of the Grade I listed Brighton Dome, beginning early February. The conservation and refurbishment of the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre,  is phase one of the three-phase regeneration of the Royal Pavilion Estate, which also…

List postmodern buildings or lose forever 

The Twentieth Century Society has warned that important examples of postmodern buildings, such as No 1 Poultry, could be lost to future generations. Speaking to Dezeen, Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft said no Postmodern buildings were getting listed, with not even the best examples being conserved . “We might lose a whole chapter of architectural…

Old Delhi strengthens townhouse protection

World Heritage Site nominee increases the number of listed buildings and seeks to incentivise owners Following an extensive survey, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has increased the number of listed buildings by 300 over the previous list to 1,064 buildings. The list include 303 privately owned buildings, including traditional townhouses…

Shot in the arm for seaside regeneration

The government is investing £16 million to regenerate 20 seaside towns, including historic works. Each town will receive up to £2.6 million from the Coastal Communities fund. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) hopes the the cash injection will help projects to deliver almost 4,000 jobs, support 250 new business start-ups and create more…