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British Buildings : Architecture in Great Britain

Key Contemporary Buildings in England, Great Britain

post updated 12 Feb 2020

Buildings in Great Britain

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of British Buildings. We cover completed British buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Britain. The focus is on contemporary buildings in Great Brtiain but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of British Architecture selections.

British Architecture : cities – A-K

British Architecture Designs : cities – L

British Buildings : cities – M (this page)

British Building Developments : cities – N-Z

London Architecture - New British Buildings
photograph © Adrian Welch

Buildings in Key British Cities

British Architecture by City, M:

Manchester Architecture
Middlesbrough Buildings

Featured buildings included in this Guide to British Architecture:

British Buildings in Manchester

Beetham Tower
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester building design
image © Adrian Welch
The tallest building in Northern Britain (England and Scotland) at the time of writing, a huge slither of structure rising into the sky from the south end of Deansgate, one of the city’s principal thoroughfares.

Deansgate apartments
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Deansgate - British Buildings
building photo © AW

Imperial War Museum Manchester
Design: Daniel Libeskind Architects
Imperial War Museum building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Lowry Centre Salford
Lowry Centre building
photo © AW
A Postmodern building sitting in Salford’s docks designed by the office of the late James Stirling, a celebrated British architect who was once part of the Big Three UK architects alongside Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

Manchester Law Courts Building
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Manchester Law Courts Building
photo from DCM

Manchester United Stadium
Design: Miller Partnership, Architects
Manchester stadium - British Buildings
image from Miller Partnership
A stadium design for one of the most famous football teams in the world, the Premier League’s Man Utd.

New Islington Manchester Buildings
Design: Will Alsop Architects
New Islington architecture
building image © Matt Ansell
An unusual project in Ancoats on the down-at-heel Eastern perimeters of the city centre, an area undergoing rapid gentrification after the demolition of the Cardroom Estate.

Owen Street Manchester
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Owen Street Manchester - British Buildings
picture from FDT

Piccadilly Gardens
Design: EDAW + Tadao Ando Architect
Piccadilly Gardens
photograph © webbaviation

Urbis Manchester
Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Urbis British Buildings
building photo © Adrian Welch

More contemporary British Building Designs online soon

Location: UK

RIBA Awards

British Office Buildings

British Houses

Website: Building

British Architects

World Architects

Comments / photos for the major new Buildings in Great Britain page welcome

Website: Visit Britain