Construction activity set to rise by more than 7% in 2014

Figures released today by construction intelligence providers Glenigan forecast a 7.4% increase in project starts during 2014, as rising private sector investment and improved consumer confidence underpin further industry growth. The 2014 Mid Year Construction Review and Forecast, prepared by... View Article

Award-winning construction celebrated in Northern awards

More than 400 people including contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors gathered last Friday at The Hilton Hotel in Newcastle Gateshead for the Northern region LABC Building Excellence Awards. Award finalists from Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley... View Article

A bright green future for the World Cup 2018 in Russia

Six of the new stadiums that will be constructed for the tournament are being assessed under BREEAM, to help drive the sustainable design and construction of the venues and provide international recognition for their achievement. Ksenia Agapova, Associate Director at... View Article

Premier Inn Clinical Building commences on site at GOSH

The next phase of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s development programme commenced on site this month. The Premier Inn Clinical Building is set to complete the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, following on from the successful opening of the highly regarded Morgan... View Article

Stairs: A step by step guide

Showstopping concrete stairways have been the star turn in a number of recent high-profile projects. Elaine Toogood, architect at The Concrete Centre outlines the main considerations facing designers. Concrete is a practical and cost-effective material for fire escape and accommodation... View Article

CEDIA announces 2014 awards scheme winners

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) has revealed the winners of its ninth annual CEDIA Awards to an excited industry audience in the majestic surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Friday 11th July. More than... View Article

HLM wins major £250m defence project

HLM has been appointed to the new £250 million Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration at Worthy Down in Hampshire. Working alongside Skanska, HLM designed the winning scheme, which is part of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) project to... View Article

Saniflo launches new trade brochure

Available from the end of June, the new trade brochure from Saniflo is designed to make the lives of installers and vendors easier. For the first time, the stunning, easy to use product catalogue features both the domestic and professional... View Article

Concrete effect tiles from Solus Ceramics

Synthetic is a brand new range from Solus Ceramics that interestingly blends some of the colours found in traditional terracotta tiles with the contemporary textures of cement. The range features six chalky colours including beige, grey and taupe, and is... View Article

Handmade VMZINC bullseye dormers for Wallace Collection

VMZINC has supplied handmade zinc bullseye dormers for the roof of the Grade II listed Wallace Collection in Paddington. The company’s Heritage Division (Ateliers d’Art Français) worked with John O’Connell Architects to design ornamental features for the historic London town... View Article

Life is but a stream

The UK’s definitive furnishings fair, May Design Series, organised by UBM Live Built Environment, today announces that it has answered demands for its high calibre programme of Conversation Series seminars and discussions to be made available to watch online –... View Article