Greater Birmingham delegation reflects on positive MIPIM

This year’s MIPIM property exhibition has been hailed as “the most positive in years” by members of Greater Birmingham’s delegation, with an increased audience of investors taking notice of the momentum and ambition of the region’s large scale development projects.... View Article

Low energy custom build homes underway in Nottingham

Contractor and developer, William Davis Ltd has commenced work on a new development of low energy homes in The Meadows, Nottingham. Working in partnership with specialist regeneration developer, Blueprint, the Loughborough-based firm will deliver 21 homes on the site of... View Article

Cabe appoints new chair

As part of continuing work to integrate Cabe into the Design Council, Pam Alexander has taken over from Paul Finch as the organisation’s new chair. It is expected that Cabe will benefit from her experience of strategic policy and delivery... View Article

Planning minister launches Building for Life website

Back in 2012 the Home Builders Federation (HBF), Cabe at the Design Council and Design for Homes, with the assistance of Nottingham Trent University, relaunched Building for Life (BfL 12). Based on the National Planning Policy Frame-work and Localism Act,... View Article

Ebbsfleet Garden City: reinventing a good idea

Many may have wondered how the Chancellor managed to magically pull a new Garden City and 15,000 proposed new properties out of his top hat as part of the budget. The need for new homes and especially thousands of affordable new... View Article

New fibre reinforced tile adhesive from Ultra Tile

Ultra Tile, the premium adhesives, grouts and ancillaries brand from the Instarmac Group, is delighted to announce the release of the brand new FibreGrip FX. Ultra Tile is improving their expertly formulated range of powder adhesives with the introduction of... View Article

Keppie builds on sports credentials with project in Malaysia

Leading UK-based architectural practice Keppie has completed the detailed design for a new £40million sports development in Malaysia on behalf of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Government of Malaysia’s strategic investment fund. The International Sports Village at Iskandar will be located... View Article

FDS Consult meets the grade at Littlehampton academy

FDS Consult, one of the UK’s leading experts in fire engineering, has lent its expertise to the construction of a new academy in West Sussex. When it came to designing Littlehampton Academy, both the project’s architect, Architecture PLB, and the... View Article

Lorient’s success continues in Global Connections

The 45 Regional Finalists in HSBC’s Global Connections 2014 competition have now been announced. These are the businesses across the UK which, in the view of the judges, show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that will make them future global players. Lorient... View Article

The UK’s first China Design Centre launches in London

The UK’s first dedicated China Design Centre will officially open its doors on the 2nd May 2014. China Design Centre is a new and independent initiative to facilitate better and deeper understanding of excellent contemporary design from China and to foster... View Article

Drain Center names Polypipe Terrain Supplier of the Year

Polypipe Terrain has seen its passion for customer service and aftersales support recognised as Drain Center’s official Supplier of the Year. The drainage merchant saw a year-on-year increase in sales of Polypipe Terrain’s above ground drainage products across its 61... View Article

Understanding passive fire protection

The venue for the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) April regional CPD seminar will be at the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Llantrisant, Wales on Tuesday 8 April 2014. The event is held in association with the... View Article

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD is a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into... View Article