Leslie Jones soars with appointment at Hong Kong International Airport

Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned as part of a project team led by AECOM to deliver the commercial design strategy for the future Third Runway Concourse at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Designing for future generations

Envisioning ‘Schools Without Classrooms’ for open competition Two talented members of the Leslie Jones team have submitted an entry for an open international ideas competition, which hopes to establish more suitable and effective learning spaces for future generations.

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Luton regeneration receives Commendation

The prestigious MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project (ARFP) Awards have recognised the Luton 2020 Regeneration Project in the Regeneration and Masterplanning category.

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Leslie Jones scores Golden hat-trick

Leslie Jones Architecture’s team were in triumphant spirits last night after Queensberry’s Friars Walk, Newport scooped arguably the most prestigious award in the retail calender – the third year in a row a Leslie Jones designed project has taken home a Revo Gold Award.

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In disruption, there is opportunity

It has been nearly three months since the UK made its decision to Brexit, but no doubt its impact will remain one of the hot topics of BCSC this year.

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Dover masterplan kicks off

Leslie Jones Architecture’s masterplan for the Dover waterfront regeneration project is now underway, with first designs for the mixed-use development being drafted to ensure the project reaches its full potential in revitalising the seaside town.

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intu Watford extension steams ahead

Construction has now officially started onsite at intu Watford and is expected to complete in 2018, integrating Charter Place with the existing intu Watford centre to create a new homogenous focus for Watford’s retail and leisure offering.

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Leslie Jones expands international reach with Urban Experts

Leslie Jones Architecture is now collaborating with Urban Experts, a new built environment consultancy focused on providing the highest standards of international design for developments across Eastern Europe.

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Leslie Jones’ expertise exported to Ukraine

Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture, was a keynote speaker at the Ukrainian Real Estate Club’s Development and Public Space Conference on 8 June 2016.

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Leaders in Architecture MENA

Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture, was a panellist at this year’s Leaders in Architecture MENA 2016 in Dubai.

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London Designer Outlet welcomes Jack Wills

British clothing brand Jack Wills has today opened its first outlet store in London at London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park.

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Transport hub evolution

Worldwide, we are seeing the expansion of uses for land in and around our airports, stations and ports becoming big business and a valuable source of income for occupiers and landlords alike.

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Raft of new UK appointments

The team at Leslie Jones Architecture has been busy over the past few months with a number of exciting new appointments.

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The misconception of design vs technical

Architects have come under criticism for an inability to design a building all the way from concept to delivery, in a recent report ‘Client & Architect: Developing the essential relationship’ by RIBA.

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2015: A year of regionalisation

As we look back on the last year the topic that seems to have dominated is the regions, with the continued emphasis on devolution particularly the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and ‘Midlands Engine’.

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Leslie Jones makes shortlist for Bedlington competition

Leslie Jones Architecture has been shortlisted for a design competition to redevelop a 2.25 hectare plot in Bedlington town centre, Northumberland.

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Mastering the biz

Good luck to one of our architects, Helen Chandler, who is embarking on an MBA in Real Estate and Construction.

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Gold for Eldon Square

There was a celebration for Leslie Jones Architecture last night following intu Eldon Square in Newcastle scooping a coveted BCSC Gold Award.

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Record numbers visit Friars Walk on opening weekend

Friars Walk, Newport’s hotly anticipated new retail and leisure destination has attracted a record number of shoppers to Newport City Centre on its opening weekend.

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Newport steps up with Friars Walk

Friars Walk, designed by Leslie Jones Architecture on behalf of Queensberry Real Estate, has opened its doors to the public, becoming one of only a handful of retail and leisure destinations to do so this year.

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Council-led regeneration the key to unlocking development

Andrew Ogg, Director of Leslie Jones Architecture, has co-authored a report for British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) on ‘Enabling Retail Development – the importance of local authority leadership and positive partnerships’.

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Architects moving up in the ranks

Congratulations to Simon Brown who has been promoted to Associate, joining Leslie Jones Architecture’s senior team.

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intu Bromley starts on site

Work has started on a new 14,000 sq ft dining quarter at intu Bromley, designed by Leslie Jones Architecture.

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Leslie Jones’ expertise exported

Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture, was a keynote speaker at this year’s International Architectural Forum in Kiev.

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Designing retail with consumers in mind

The British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) invited Cos Constantinou, one of our Associate Directors, to speak on a panel debate at Estates Gazette’s 3rd Annual Retail Summit which took place on 2 June in London, following his lead on BCSC’s Shopfront Design guidance note.

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Dover waterfront regeneration surges to life

Leslie Jones Architecture has been appointed by the Port of Dover and Bride Hall Real Estate Partners to design and deliver the commercial strategy of the partnership’s Dover waterfront regeneration project.

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Partnership in Minsk

Leslie Jones Architecture has signed a collaboration agreement with Minsk based multidisciplinary practice, Belzarubezhstroy.

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Premier Inn moves into Wembley Park and Farnborough

Premier Inn ramps up expansion plans in the South East, and Leslie Jones Architecture will design the hotel chain’s newest sites in Wembley Park and Farnborough.

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Plans for new multi-storey car park at Centre:MK approved

Designs by Leslie Jones Architecture for a new multi-storey car park at Centre:MK in Milton Keynes have been approved at committee by Milton Keynes’ Council.

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Minsk leisure update

Leslie Jones Architecture is further developing the concept design completed last year for an exclusive tennis centre and sports facility in Minsk.

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BCSC tours Friars Walk

Members of BCSC were treated to a study tour of Queensberry Real Estate’s Friars Walk in Newport last month.

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Dubai Airports sets commercial course for Dubai World Central

Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned by Dubai Airports to support the commercial design strategy for the future Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC).

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End of year review: a time to reflect and look forward

The festive season is nearly upon us, leading many to reflect on what has been, on the whole, a largely positive year for the property and retail industry both in the UK and across Europe.

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Old Market takes Gold

Leslie Jones Architecture’s team were in triumphant spirits last night following Old Market, Hereford scooping arguably the most prestigious award in the retail calendar.

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Congrats to our newly qualified architects

Two of Leslie Jones’ rising stars, Lucy Riordan and Helen Chandler, have passed their RIBA Part III qualification – the Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture – at the University of Westminster.

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Charlotte Gibson joins the team

We are delighted to announce Charlotte Gibson has joined the Leslie Jones team as Office Manager and PA to the senior team.

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Second move in Minsk for Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones Architecture have been commissioned to prepare the masterplan and concept designs for an exclusive tennis centre and sports facility in Minsk, the second project for the architects in the Belarusian capital.

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The Moor moves into second gear

Leslie Jones Architecture is set to deliver the second phase of The Moor’s regeneration, which has been designed to transform the Sheffield city centre site into a regional retail destination.

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Leslie Jones makes Minsk move

Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned to prepare concept designs for the major extension and redevelopment of Expobel Shopping Centre in Minsk for Aquabel.

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Retail forecast: sunshine with the occasional shower

There is a positive vibe from the retail industry ahead of this year’s BCSC conference.

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Go-ahead in Worcester

Worcester City Council has granted unanimous approval to Salmon Harvester’s redevelopment of Cathedral Plaza in Worcester, designs by Leslie Jones Architecture.

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Leslie Jones expands senior team

Simon Scott has been appointed to spearhead Leslie Jones Architecture’s overseas’ expansion, with a particular focus on targeted EMEA countries, while Cos Constantinou and Lee Pope have been promoted to Associate Directors following a landmark year for the firm.

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Softball champions

An impressive display of athleticism took place in Regent’s Park at Leslie Jones’ annual softball game.

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Sheffield makes shortlists

The Leslie Jones designed Moor Market in Sheffield has been shortlisted for both the Wood Awards 2014 and the Brick Awards 2014, for the innovative use of the respective materials in the building.

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Leslie Jones presents award at Global RLI Awards

Managing Director James Cons attended the prestigious Global RLI Awards on Thursday 5 June 2014 to present the award for Most Innovative Retail & Leisure Concept to Level Shoe District.

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Watford’s extension gets the go-ahead

Leslie Jones Architecture, appointed by intu, is now placed to move ahead with a £100 million project to integrate Charter Place with the adjacent existing intu Watford shopping centre.

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Old Market breathes new life into Hereford

Leslie Jones Architecture, working in partnership with Allies & Morrison, has delivered the only significant retail and leisure development to open in the UK this year.

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