Dec 09, 2019 Last Updated 10:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Universities need to operate in a global market, not only attracting local students but also competing to entice international students and academics. Tracey Francis, Director at LK2, which specialises in sports and…
Towards the end of 2018, The McAvoy Group was awarded its largest healthcare project to date – a £15m contract for the offsite construction of a new wing at Northumbria Specialist Emergency…
The announcement of additional affordable homes funding is a welcome encouragement to the social housing industry. Nick Worman, Social Housing Expert and Associate at national property consultancy Bruton Knowles, reflects on why…
With grassroots sports and leisure facilities playing an increasingly vital role in boosting wellbeing and developing sporting capability and talent across the UK, creating spaces which respond to requirements and inspire communities…
Altro Serenade acoustic flooring has been used throughout the new £17m Reach Free School, in Rickmansworth, providing the highest level of sound reduction and comfort underfoot.
TODD Architects has completed The Croft, a state-of-the-art supported living development specifically designed for people living with early stage dementia.
The issue of working late can be a sensitive one within many businesses, as the line between flexibility and unhealthy overtime becomes increasingly blurred. Tina Chander, Partner and Head of the Employment…
Here, Canopies UK, leading installer, designer and manufacturer of outdoor canopies, who’s installed more than 5000 canopies at nurseries, schools and colleges across the UK, reveals how one college in particular has…
If the UK economy is to remain strong post-Brexit, whilst high street retailers work hard to evolve and create a point-of-difference with online shopping, the regeneration and structure of our towns and…
Dan Bourke, Regional Sales Manager, Home at EnviroVent, looks at how millennials are most at risk from poor indoor air quality and what can be done about it.
“Weather has had a greater effect on sales than economic numbers, we’ve known that forever”. So said former John Lewis Managing Director Andy Street, alluding to a longstanding challenge for British retailers…
Housing providers and owners in Scotland have less than two years to install or upgrade fire and CO alarms in all their properties, as alarm manufacturer Kidde Safety Europe explains.
The construction industry is dangerous, which is why Safety & Health Expo 2019 is an essential destination for health and safety professionals working within the industry. Taking place on 18-20 June 2019…
Thousands of housing professionals will gather in Manchester this month for Housing 2019, the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) annual conference and exhibition.
With fire safety such a critical issue, having a global hub for fire protection products, insights and thought leadership is more necessary than ever. FIREX International 2019 is that hub, welcoming 18,000…
In its 2019 Spring Statement, the Government said it will aim to end the use of fossil fuel-based heating systems in all new homes from 2025. It’s a bold move, and one…
Architectural glazing systems from leading UK manufacturer Kawneer feature on a pioneering healthcare building with so many strings to its bow it is difficult to know where to start.
The Government’s Outsourcing Playbook sets out guidance to de-risk working practices on major outsourcing programmes and other large publicly-funded contracts – but does it go far enough? Bob Hide, Director at risk…
Children are being increasingly micro-monitored throughout their youth. Is this approach to protecting our children actually resulting in lifelong disadvantages? Lilly Elbra from Timberplay explores the issues.
In the Autumn Budget in November 2017, Philip Hammond announced the Government’s intention to build 300,000 new homes a year. The chancellor conceded there will be no ‘single magic bullet’ to increase…
Ensuring the structural stability of external wall insulation systems (EWIS) is critical to their safe and effective performance, with particular attention required when it comes to their ability to withstand wind load.
Factors such as environmental conditions, health and wellbeing, and cost-cutting are essential considerations to homes and business, and the education sector is no different. As schools, colleges and universities confront austerity and…
As part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Plymouth City Market, a range of Smart Architectural Aluminium’s windows and doors was manufactured and installed by Nordic Installations, one of the company’s…
Encouraging economic growth across the UK is one of the biggest challenges facing the Government today – but it also offers a unique opportunity. Karle Burford, Director at leading architecture and building…
Architectural journalist Gideon Sykes looks at the impact of natural elements on our children.
Phil Barsby, Business Development Director at Intastop, a leader in providing solutions and products to address anti-ligature needs, explains the priority of patient safety in health establishments and NHS Trusts across the…
Offsite Solutions, a leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has manufactured and delivered 1178 bathroom pods for two new student housing schemes developed by Mace. The contracts are worth over £2.6m to Offsite Solutions.
Raymond Millar, Construction Director at The McAvoy Group, looks at how Dublin Airport used offsite construction to expand its passenger boarding facilities and achieve one of the fastest projects ever completed at…

Opening up the envelope

Jonathan Dore, Commercial Director at Kingspan Light + Air, discusses why adopting a blended approach to design can address some of the modern challenges facing developers today.
Alvaro Enguita-Gonzalez, BBA Business Unit Head – Test, explains why you need to start testing early in your product development lifecycle to take a good idea to a profitable innovation.
Daniel Leigh, Frameworks Project Manager at construction services company ISG, discusses the revolution taking place in public sector leisure provision.
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects (SWA), working with Architects Collaborative, has designed a modern extension to the existing Victorian buildings of Kingsgate Primary School, creating a playful and light-filled addition to this London school.…
Stakeholder management is a crucial part of a successful public sector scheme and yet it could still be considered old-fashioned and often inefficient in its approach. Built environment consultancy Curtins is challenging…
Greengauge delivers ambitious M&E design for UK’s largest 100% Passivhaus, 100% social rented housing scheme.
Architects are responsible for designing safe buildings, that’s a given. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy it’s clear stopping fire deaths is high on the agenda. Ian King, Chief Operating…

Let there be light

When it comes to educational buildings, specifying glazing products can be a challenge. Not only do these spaces need access to plenty of natural light to create a comfortable learning environment –…
Here, Nick Hayler, Technical and Product QA Manager at Marshall-Tufflex, discusses the benefits of antimicrobial cable management solutions, and how the innovative technology can help prevent the spread of HCAIs.
Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, explains the challenges surrounding the roof renovation of a busy London hospital.
University College London responds to the increase of its student population by refreshing and refurbishing 1-19 Torrington Place, Bloomsbury campus.
Guy Ransom, Commercial Director of Norfolk-based renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, comments on the latest report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) ‘UK Housing – Fit for the Future?’, which has…
As politicians increasingly look to local authorities to help build the affordable homes Britain needs, Bjorn Howard, Group CEO of Aster Group, argues that housing associations are ideally placed to act as…
Managing budgets and making the right maintenance and housing improvement decisions at the right time is crucial for social housing providers – and that’s where CIT (Consultancy, Investigation, Training) is helping advise…
The leisure sector may be thriving, but it is also facing a number of difficulties. Sam Spencer, Leisure Expert and Associate at Bruton Knowles, reviews these challenges, asking can the public sector…
From early years, primary and secondary, to further and higher education facilities, every learning establishment has a duty to create the best possible environment for its pupils and students. Ensuring that future…
Almost two years after Storm Desmond hit Cumbria in December 2015, work to repair the flood-damaged kitchen at Botcherby Community Centre began. The aim of the project was to go beyond refurbishment…
It’s a global threat that is here to stay, but terrorism has meant that transportation hubs should feature design solutions which limit injuries and save lives in the unlikely event that an…
The Fire Safety Event is an independent event dedicated to supporting the UK’s fire and safety industry. Featuring a powerful combination of education, networking and business support opportunities, the event has been…
Strengthening its position as the go-to supplier for complex renovations, Aggregate Industries’ unique Lytacrete solution has played a pivotal role in the £5m structural refurbishment of Nene Bridge in Peterborough.

A safe fit

Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over-55s, courtesy of GEZE UK.
The multi-million-pound George Davies Centre (formerly Centre for Medicine) at University of Leicester – the largest non-residential Passivhaus building in the UK – has continued to scoop awards for its size and…
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