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Maggies Cancer Care Centre at Nottingham City Hospital, designed by Piers Gough & CZWG

Piers Gough CBE RA (born 24 April 1946) is an architect in the practice CZWG. His younger brothers are the composer Orlando Gough and Jamie Gough, the University of Sheffield's senior lecturer in Town and Regional Planning.[1]

Gough was born in Brighton, grew up in Hove, and went to Uppingham School, Rutland. He studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and qualified in 1971. He co-founded the practice Campbell Zogolovitch Wilkinson and Gough, (now CZWG), in 1975.

While working on his own house in east London in the 1970s, he fell through the floor and damaged his spine. The drop was only 10 feet but he was hospitalised for six months and now walks with the aid of a stick.[2]

He made his name with his work in the redevelopment of the London Docklands, including Cascades Apartment Tower on the Isle of Dogs (1988)[3] and Canada Water Library (2011). His work includes:1988: Janet Street-Porter's house, central London; 1991: Crown Street regeneration, Glasgow; 1993: Westbourne Grove public lavatories, west London; 1994: Brindley Place Cafe, Birmingham; 2000: Green Bridge, Mile End Park, east London.

Gough was appointed a CBE for services to architecture in the 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours List and was elected a Royal Academician in 2002.[4]


  1. ^ "Jamie Gough - Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning" Retrieved 29 March 2011
  2. ^ Guardian Interview, 24 November 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2009
  3. ^ Piers Gough, Architect: Edinburgh Park Retrieved 19 February 2009
  4. ^ CZWG website. Retrieved 19 February 2009

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