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Factory 2050 scoops top industry design award

Factory 2050 has been named Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence Awards. The revolutionary, glass-walled reconfigurable factory, which sits at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s new advanced manufacturing campus, was recognised at the regional awards ceremony... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

Skanska and Link Arkitektur to build Passivhaus school

Skanska has signed a contract to build a new high school in Telemark, Skien, Norway. The building will be designed by Link Arkitektur to be developed to achieve the Passivhaus standard. According to the architects, the school will accommodate 1,050 students and 160 employees.... View Article

Marmox Multiboard Peterborough Pool

Swimming pools present a notoriously aggressive environment for building materials including reinforced concrete, so it is a measure of Marmox Multiboard’s inherent durability and other attributes that it has been specified for an unusually challenging refurbishment contract at a leisure... View Article

Plans for Make’s London City tower halted amid uncertainty

The developer behind Make Architect’s £400 million ($516 million) Leadenhall Street project has postponed the development of the 37-story tower in the aftermath of the EU referendum. BD Online quoted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported TH Real Estate... View Article

Work starts on Aberdeen exhibition and conference centre

Work to create a new exhibition and conference centre for Aberdeen has begun. The project is a joint venture between Aberdeen City Council and development partner Henry Boot Developments who appointed Keppie Design as architects in 2015. The scheme will also include an... View Article

Kingspan rises to the challenge of water tower renovation

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man. Built in the late 1930s, Pannal Water Tower provided... View Article

A guiding hand at Barnsley Hospital

Yeoman Shield’s new Guardian Twin Handrail was installed as part of the ward refurbishment project recently undertaken at Barnsley Hospital, South Yorkshire. A 350+ bed hospital built in the 1970’s and serving a quarter of a million people in the... View Article

Vent-Axia’s Prestigious Royal Warrant is Renewed

Sussex-based British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia, a leader in low-carbon ventilation, is delighted to announce that its prestigious Royal Warrant has been renewed. Vent-Axia was originally granted the warrant by HM the Queen in 1985 as ‘Suppliers of Unit Ventilation Equipment... View Article
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