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TP Bennett secures approval for mixed-use scheme in Vauxhall

A major student residential and mixed-use scheme in Vauxhall has been granted planning permission by Lambeth Council. Designed by tp bennett for developer Downing, the application is for a 37-storey student residential building and a six-storey commercial office development on the west side... View Article

One Angel Square completes

One Angel Square, a new headquarters building for Northamptonshire County Council has completed, enabling its workforce to relocate from 12 separate properties into one BREEAM Excellent building. The brief was for a 22,000 m² flexible office to accommodate 2,000 employees.... View Article

New Sutton Secondary gets the greenlight

A major new £36m secondary school in Sutton has successfully received planning permission following a progressive design proposal by Architype. The 6 form-entry school with 6th form is part of the wider masterplan for the intended London Cancer Hub (LCH),... View Article

Blog: Balancing a sensible specification

High on today’s construction agenda is the need to lower environmental impact – combined with the challenge of delivering the desired aesthetic that is also cost effective, robust and easy to maintain. Here, Richard Price of Catnic, explains how pre-coated,... View Article

Blog: The future is green

The design and installation of green roofs requires an understanding of numerous aspects within a project. Here, Richard Clews of  Prater looks into the factors contributing to the expansion of the market and the key areas that need to be... View Article

Being Brunel – Six months to go

Bristol-based construction company Beard, Alec French Architects and Workhaus Projects play central role in major new museum and visitor experience, Being Brunel. A new national museum and visitor experience celebrating the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will open... View Article

Hybrid of old and new creates stunning college campus

The architectural grandeur of a former Masonic Hall has provided the inspiration for a new sixth form campus for d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford which features glazing solutions from Senior Architectural System’s Hybrid range. Designed by TSH Architects, the new sixth... View Article

Schlüter Specification Insight: wetrooms fit for a Maharaja

We zone in on the complete wetroom solution provided for the Lalit Hotel, London—one of Schlüter-Systems’ grandest projects of 2016/17 and finalist in the ‘Listed Building (Over £5 million)’ category of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017. Overview The conversion project... View Article

Polypipe in the driving seat for major highways project

Polypipe has supplied some of its most innovative sustainable drainage and cable protection solutions as part of a multi-million-pound project to keep one of England’s busiest road junctions moving. Main contractor, Galliford Try, specified a fully engineered water management attenuation... View Article

Altro creates home from home look for care home

Willowbrook Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis. The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation... View Article

Procuratie Vecchie to be restored by David Chipperfield

Italian insurance giant Generali Group has appointed David Chipperfield Architects to undertake the restoration of a historic building in St Mark’s Square, Venice, which will see it opened to the public for the first time in 500 years. Once restored... View Article
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