Northern Urban Renaissance

Irena Bauman has been invited to speak at the Northern Urban Renaissance symposium on 13-14 December in Leeds. The School of Geography at the University of Leeds is organizing the symposium to debate the reality, possibilities and limits of a renaissance in Northern cities. The symposium marks the formal launch of the Urban Cultures and Consumption Research Cluster in the School, and the Cluster is sponsoring the event.  

Leeds University

Urban Design Review Panel

Irena Bauman has joined the new Urban Design Review Panel in Sheffield. The panel will meet once a month to review forth coming projects in the city.

Tower Works

The shortlist of the six consortia bidding to revamp the Tower Works site in Leeds Holbeck Urban Village Development has been unveiled. London based Surface Architects is among the developer led teams hoping to get their hands on the abandoned 19th-century factory in Globe Road – famous for its unusual Italianate towers. Surface has teamed up with developer Nikal to compete against Allies & Morrison (with CTP St James), Cartwright Pickard (with Simons), a joint bid by Make and Stephenson Bell (with the Landmark Consortium), Carey Jones (with Tower Centre Securities) and Bauman Lyons (with ISIS). Backed by Yorkshire Forward, it is hoped the winning scheme will become ‘a potential flagship development’ for the area, in the south of the city. The competition brief calls for the teams to draw up plans for a new media-focused creative quarter while preserving the ‘rich architectural legacy’ of the canal-side site. Designs must also incorporate proposals for improving links with the city centre and nearby communities in Beeston Hill and Holbeck. The first factory was built on the site back in 1864 and was named Tower Works after the three impressive Italian-styled towers – one of which is believed to have been copied from the Giotto campanile in Florence. A winner is expected to be announced in October. by Richard Waite (AJ magazine)




Sure Start Nursery

Little London’s Sure Start Nursery has been successfully completed and the client is moving in. Little London has been shortlisted for a White Rose Award.

Sure Start Nursery, Little London 

Green Lane School

The Green Lane School project has started on site with Bentleys of Skipton and is due for completion in September 2007.

Bentley Website

CABE Regions Committee

Irena Bauman has been invited to Chair the Regions Committee of CABE. She will also taken on special role as the Champion of the Yorkshire and Humberside Region. 

CABE website