Technological innovation has dramatically altered methods and practices utilised by construction firms in recent years. The University of Essex training centre site is a prime example of modern building techniques improving efficiency through off-site construction, early design integration, coordination and engagement.
Installing acoustic ceilings and wall absorbers in classrooms helps create calmer, more productive spaces for teaching and learning, improving speech intelligibility and concentration, which has a positive effect on academic performance.
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…
Austin-Smith:Lord recently undertook the role of executive architect in the development of a new BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ 472-pupil combined nursery and primary Welsh medium school in the Furnace area of Llanelli.
Plymouth School of Creative Arts was founded by Plymouth College of Art in 2013 as a radical new kind of mainstream city centre all-through free school that, together with the college, is establishing a progressive continuum of creative learning and practice from age three to…
The recently-opened £18m Goresbrook School in Dagenham provides compelling evidence of how off-site construction has truly established itself as the smarter choice for education projects large and small, according to Orla Corr, Executive Chairperson of The McAvoy Group.
Public Sector Build Journal catches up with Nick Hilton (MCIOB), Morgan Sindall’s Senior Projects Manager, who tells the story of how he and his team delivered the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry for The University of Nottingham.
Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading timber systems designer and manufacturer, has provided the timber solutions for a £3.6m school development in Swindon, alongside architect firm, Cullinan Studio.
Steve Newell, General Manager at the Portakabin Group, looks at how an off-site solution has helped the University of Cumbria to expand facilities in two phases, to meet the growing demand from students for STEM subjects.
Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has handed over the first new school in the £28 million Surrey and Kent batch of the Priority School Building Programme. The £5.6 million building for Pyrford Primary School near Woking was successfully delivered on time and on budget.