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Book explores how to breathe new life into old buildings

The aesthetic benefits of marrying old buildings with good architectural design are being celebrated in a new book from RIBA Publishing. New Design for Old Buildings, co-authored by award winning writer Roger Hunt and the chairman of the Society for... View Article

Schmidt Hammer Lassen announces first US scheme

Schmidt Hammer Lassen has designed a major mixed-use scheme in downtown Detroit, USA. Monroe Blocks, the first US scheme for the architects, will feature a number of irregularly-shaped blocks, including the city’s first high-rise office tower in a generation. The... View Article

Pitman Tozer build to rent scheme gets nod

A build to rent development comprising 182 homes has been granted planning permission, subject to agreement of Section 106 and GLA approval, by the London Borough of Newham. Plaistow Hub, which was designed by Pitman Tozer Architects and is the... View Article

Charcon Strengthens Specification and Sales Teams

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has strengthened its service offering with three new appointments across its specification and sales teams. Andy Johnston joins Charcon as its new Specification Manager. An experienced key accounts manager, Andy brings... View Article

Scope of building regulations review announced

The Government has announced the terms of reference of the independent review of the building regulations and fire safety commissioned following the Grenfell Tower fire. This review will assess the effectiveness of current building and fire safety regulations and related... View Article

Bespoke Allgood ironmongery helps transform Soho’s Pathé building

Sheppard Robson Architects LLP has completed the renovation of the former offices of production company Pathé Films at 103-109 Wardour Street. Overcoming initial specification difficulties, the architect’s practice turned to Allgood to provide a bespoke, bronze finished ironmongery solution that... View Article

Benoy Appoints Barry Spencer Hughes As Design Director

Benoy is thrilled to announce the appointment of Barry Spencer Hughes as Design Director. With over 25 years’ experience in design, Barry has a strong design-led portfolio having worked on significant large-scale, mixed-use projects spanning markets and typologies. Barry Spencer... View Article

Heathcotes Group opens new services in Chesterfield

Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist facility in Chesterfield following the completion of two new build services, each accommodating eight residents. Located off Cuttholme Way, Heathcotes’ Loundsley House comprises two separate services, each offering eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour... View Article

dhf stresses the benefits of EPD to the industry

dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) is emphasising the increasing importance of EPD to the construction industry – and in particular – architects, builders and specifiers, in meeting the growing requirements relating to the sustainable building process.  An EPD (Environmental Product... View Article

New Senior Hire for Unispace’s Team in Ireland

Unispace has appointed Sarah McDonnell to its team in Dublin as Principal, Client Relations and Studio Leader. Sarah brings 22 years of extensive industry experience to Unispace, and has worked on a wide range of work overseeing all project management... View Article

Grenfell fire inquiry scope confirmed

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the scope of the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry this morning (Tuesday, 15 August). May has accepted the terms of reference as set out by inquiry chair Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who submitted his recommendations... View Article

Khan invests £25m in Pocket Living

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has invested £25m in a private property developer to boost London’s affordable housebuilding. The investment, part of Khan’s £3.15bn Innovation Fund, will enable developer Pocket Living to finance the delivery of at least 1,059 affordable... View Article

CPMG Architects receives BIM certification 

A national architectural firm has been recognised by BSI (British Standards Institution) for its capability in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). CPMG Architects, which has offices in Nottingham and London, received PAS 1192-2 certification for compliance with managing... View Article
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