Britain is renowned across the world for having some stunning architecture and some of the world’s most iconic buildings. There are some magnificent examples of restoration of historic buildings, as well as some amazing new designs. Here are some of the best and unusual building designs in Britain:
Across the UK there are some wonderful religious buildings and Durham Cathedral is arguably the most impressive of all. Built in 1093 with a tower height of 218 feet, it is one of the most iconic buildings in the north of England.
King’s College Chapel
Cambridge University is one of the most admired universities in the world and the King’s College Chapel is a stunning example of gothic architecture. The building development started in 1446 but took over a century to complete. The medieval stained glass is a very interesting aspect of the building design.
A modern example of exciting architecture, The Shard in London is home to offices, restaurants, a hotel and bars. For views of London, there are few better viewing points. The glass design and height (244m) ensures that this is the most noticed part of the London skyline.
This iconic part of Welsh history has been around since 1283, when the building first commenced. It is a magnificent building that can be seen for miles and is located along the north Wales coast.
St Paul’s Cathedral
The Grade I listed building in London was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. The spectacular dome is one of the highest in the world and attracts many visitors each year.
Another building that attracts huge volumes of visitors is Buckingham Palace, residence of the Royal family. The building is undergoing a large refurbishment project that will see all kinds of updates from concrete repair to rewiring and replacement plumbing. If you are thinking of starting up your own renovation project then you could speak to Concrete Renovations for some ideas and quotes for the work.
The Royal Pavilion in Brighton looks like a building that would look perfectly in place in Asia, featuring design features like domes that are typical of Asian architecture.
Edinburgh Castle is situated overlooking the city of Edinburgh and is one of the greatest attractions in the area. These days it hosts concerts and is a huge part of the Hogmanay celebrations, where the New Year countdown is televised across the UK as revellers celebrate and dance and sing to Auld Lang Syne.
The Beetham Tower in Manchester was finished in 2006 and is an unusual design that towers above the city at 544 feet tall. It includes a hotel, apartments, a restaurant and a bar.
The Royal Liver Building
Just up the road in Liverpool, the iconic Liver Building sits alongside the banks of the River Mersey. The Liver Birds at the top of the building are a famous feature to the building. It is a Grade I listed building that is home to Royal Liver Assurance. It was built from 1908-1911 and is 322 feet tall.
The Sage Centre
Another northern city, Newcastle has a unique building design to be proud of in the form of The Sage Centre. The bubble-like design sits on the River Tyne and hosts concerts as well as being a music centre. The glass panel design makes this a phenomenal place to view when the sun is shining and there are few designs that are as unique as this one.