BBC: Converted Monmouth chicken coop up for architecture prize

A run-down chicken coop which was transformed into a four-bedroom holiday home has been nominated for an architecture prize.

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The Guardian: Liverpool waterfront heritage status at risk as mayor rejects UN plea

Unesco urges two-year moratorium on new development at world heritage site but Joe Anderson says it would stifle development.

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Construction Enquirer: HS2 will go ahead says new Transport Secretary

New Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed he has no plans to scrap the HS2 high speed rail contract.

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The Observer: RIBA Stirling prize: a shortlist of second-bests

The 2016 RIBA Stirling prize shortlist has again failed to identify some of the UK's most outstanding new buildings.

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Construction Index: BRE introduces solar certification scheme

The Building Research Establishment is this week launching a certification service to enable installers of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reassure their customers.

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BBC: World Architecture Festival shortlist

A house with a panoramic view of the ocean in Australia and a happiness centre in Bhutan are among the projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival awards

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