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  • Historic England to view work on preserving iconic Engineering Building (3 October 2016)
  • Engineering Building listed as one of the 'world's best unsung buildings' (31 August 2016)
  • Historic England name Engineering Building a top 10 post War building (2 October 2015)
  • 'Once in a lifetime’ project to preserve iconic Stirling and Gowan Engineering Building: Partners and constructors pledge to maintain historic building’s cultural status (20 September 2015)
  • Tribute to architect behind iconic Engineering Building: James Gowan dies aged 92 (17 June 2015)
  • Work to start on iconic University Engineering Building: New roof and glazed facades will extend functionality of 1960s building for another 50 years (24 April 2015)
  • ‘Leicester's Engineering Building: Architectural Dream - Engineering Nightmare?’: Iconic building is focus of Leicester talk (16 March 2012)
  • University commissions consultants to preserve one of Britain's iconic buildings: Famous glass roof to be refurbished and preserved (25 October 2011)
  • Jim Stirling and the Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings: New book of essays on Stirling's most famous works (5 November 2010)
  • 'Stirling's Red Buildings': Conference dedicated to architect who co-designed Leicester's Engineering Building (25 February 2009)
  • Engineering building among UK 'top 10 most inspiring buildings in Britain': Cited in a new national list of famous structures that includes Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge. (5 January 2008)
  • Engineering Building is a hit with city residents: Voted as the second best building in Leicester after the National Space Centre (21 March 2007)

When I was 18, I thought it was heroic and barnstorming and about five times bigger than it actually is. Instead, it’s small and delicate, and that’s what appeals to me now.

Jon Buck, Building Design, 2011

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