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Blog: Gaining R&D knowledge can bring rewards

Relatively few architectural practices claim research and development (R&D) tax relief, despite the fact that some of their activities meet the scheme’s eligibility criteria, and the main reason is a lack of awareness. For many people, R&D programmes are regarded... View Article

Green light for £1.6bn flagship regeneration of Clapham Park

Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee has approved Metropolitan’s new development proposal to build more than 2,500 new homes and a wide range of community facilities at Clapham Park in south London. PRP, the award-winning architectural firm, designed the revised plan for... View Article

Backing the Best of Office Architecture

GEZE UK is backing the very best in office architecture by sponsoring the Office Architect of the Year category in the BD Architect of the Year Awards for the third year running. The category was open to all architects working... View Article

EOS Facades celebrate success at the Offsite Awards

The Offsite Construction Awards are a platform to showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in offsite construction and with over 200 hundred entries – competition was fierce.   EOS Facades reached the finals in no less than... View Article

Impact of government biomass policy on wood-using industries

The popular Use Wood Wisely website – – answers the demand for easily-digestible and understandable information on the contentious issue of UK power stations burning wood to generate electricity. Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel products, the site explains the intricacies... View Article

Aqualisa hits the small screen

Aqualisa has invested in its first-ever TV advertising campaign, as the brand looks to capitalise on a growing consumer trend for customisation and increase the smart shower market. With an initial trial in the Meridian TV region, the company will... View Article

Doncaster Inland Port

The IPort located in Doncaster is a 337 acre greenfield development site. The site features up to 6 million sq ft of warehouse space and 3 million sq ft of detailed planning consent. The site also includes a 35 acre... View Article

Ten top tips from Lustrolite

The new Abacus video, ’10 Top Tips for working with Lustrolite Glass Effect Acrylic Panels’, is broken down into ten sections to provide helpful advice for the installer who loves this amazing surface kitchen and bathroom product. Cutting Drilling Sanding... View Article

NHS Orkney Awards Innova Hoisting Contracts

Innova Care Concepts has been awarded two contracts to provide and install patient hoist systems for two sites in the Orkney Islands. With an accumulative value of £177,000, Innova will work throughout 2018 to fix over 45 ceiling hoist systems... View Article

Schöck appoints Robert Oakes as Technical Manager

Robert Oakes is the new Technical Manager at the Schöck UK Head Office in Bicester, where he has overall responsibility for the specification engineering services department. Robert comments: “Our focus is always on providing architects and engineers with the optimum... View Article

RIBA leads construction industry initiative to improve building quality

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Ben Derbyshire, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Past-President Paul Nash, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) President John Hughes have today (7 March) signed the ‘Building in Quality: Joint Memorandum of Understanding’ (JMU).... View Article

2018 Offsite Awards – winners announced

Held during Ecobuild on 06 March – it really was standing room only at last night’s annual Offsite Construction Awards. With the heightened interest in new and innovative building methods – the organisers were expecting it to be a sell-out... View Article

BREEAM Awards 2018 – winners announced

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with extraordinary achievements in sustainability, were revealed at an event last night at London’s ExCel Attended by hundreds of built environment practitioners from around the world, the awards... View Article

Balkrishna Doshi awarded Pritzker Prize

Architect, urban planner and educator Balkrishna Doshi has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, the first Indian recipient of architecture’s premier award. Doshi has been a practising architect for 70 years, and his “ethical and personal approach to architecture has touched lives... View Article
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