Feb 21, 2019 Last Updated 2:53 PM, Feb 5, 2019
What’s driving change in social housing design and build? Are the factors different now than they were 10 years ago? Epwin Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of PVC-U windows, doors and fascia systems, has surveyed UK social housing professionals to find out.
At first glance, the c.£2.8m Rathview Mental Health Facility, Omagh, is not what you would expect. In fact, it would be hard to know it was a healthcare building at all.
When the School of Design at the University of Leeds wanted vibrant flooring for its Clothworkers Building South, it brought in architectural practice, Farrell and Clark, which chose Amtico’s versatile Signature collection to complete an extensive refurbishment.
Disabled toilets are subject to a range of suggested regulations to ensure public cubicles provide adequate space for accessibility and wheelchair manoeuvrability. Yet when it comes to disabled toilet usage – specifically, who should be able to access them and when – we find rules…
When recreation centre Sapphire Ice & Leisure opened in Romford this January, it became the UK’s first example of an ice rink built on a floor wholly and directly above a heated swimming pool. In building design and construction terms, creating neighbours of two such…
A new £21.6m leisure centre planned for Chelmsford will mirror its serene surroundings by the River Chelmer as architect firm Pick Everard has used eco-friendly and aesthetically-pleasing design features.
The Vijay Patel Building, located at the heart of the De Montfort University campus in Leicester, has been a truly remarkable project and has seen the transformation of an outdated tower block into a stunning space for art and design students to study, relax and…
It’s common for public sector care facilities to be treated as purely a clinical space, prioritising the practical over the personal. When it comes to dementia care, this approach can be detrimental to the resident, impacting their sense of independence and making the move from…
Durham University has opened its new £11.5m Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics designed by Studio Libeskind (New York). Durham University is one of the world’s leading institutions in cosmology and space science and it is hoped that the new Ogden Centre building will further cement…

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