Case studies

Hundreds of examples of how high quality design affects our lives every day, with expert evaluations of what works and what doesn't in each case.

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  • Gun WharfGun Wharf, Plymouth

    Plymouth's Gun Wharf development has transformed a run down post-war estate into modern housing that reflects the current needs of the area. Designed by Lacey Hickie Caley Architects.

  • The Devonshire QuarterThe Devonshire Quarter, Sheffield

    The Devonshire Quarter of Sheffield has developed into a thriving urban village with a mix of residential apartments, boutique shops, larger shops and leisure facilities.

  • AccordiaAccordia, Cambridge

    The modern housing development of Accordia has been designed to complement the character of the conservation area that surrounds it. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects.

  • Hammarby Sjöstad, StockholmHammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hammarby Sjöstad is a new district to the south of Stockholm, which extends the inner city beyond Hammarby Lake for the first time. Masterplan by Stockholm City Planning Bureau.

  • Paris Rive GaucheParis Rive Gauche, Left bank of the Seine, 13th Arrondissement, Paris, France

    The Paris Rive Gauche development created a new neighbourhood from industrial land on the left bank of the Seine in the 13th Arrondissement. Designed by Roland Schweitzer.

  • Caroline Chisholm SchoolCaroline Chisholm School, Wooton Fields, Northampton

    Part of the Wooldale Centre for Learning, Caroline Chisholm School meets the diverse needs of learners from age 4-18, as well as those of the wider community. Designed by BDP.

  • Kingsmead Primary SchoolKingsmead Primary School, Northwich, Cheshire

    Kingsmead Primary School in Northwich is an exemplar of sustainable design and construction, with the building itself playing a role in teaching and learning. Designed by White Design Associates.

  • Lambeth AcademyLambeth Academy, London

    Lambeth Academy has been carefully designed to make the most of limited space, with a central courtyard and an underground playground. Designed by Howarth Litchfield Partnership.

  • Mossbourne Community SchoolMossbourne Community Academy, Hackney, London

    Built on a highly restricted site, Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney has been designed to give staff and students a sense of ownership and flexibility. Designed by Richard Rogers Partnership.

  • Oriel High SchoolOriel High School, Crawley, west Sussex

    The layout of Oriel High School promotes a partnership between the school and the local community, with generous social areas and attractive outside spaces. Designed by Fielden Clegg Bradley.