Interserve wins prison extension contract

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded the contract to design and build an extension to HMP Peterborough. The original prison was designed and constructed by Interserve Construction under a PFI contract and opened in 2005.... View Article

FaulknerBrowns architect promoted to partner

Newcastle-based architects, FaulknerBrowns, has announced that Paul Richardson, director of schools projects, is to become a partner with the practice. The promotion has been made in recognition of Paul’s valuable input on a portfolio of major projects and brings the... View Article

Purely academic with Bradite Cladit exterior finish

Cladit exterior finish from Bradite is now gracing the exterior of three buildings on the Derby Road Campus of West Nottinghamshire College and Vision West Notts further education college. The college was originally formed in the 1970s and currently caters... View Article

Victoria Mill transformed for University Technical College

From inspirational science laboratories – complete with teacher walls, ICT workstations, and demonstration areas – to a prep room with vast storage spaces, Innova Design Solutions has equipped the science spaces at the new technical college, Burnley UTC, for a... View Article

Birmingham turns over a new leaf

Few buildings have attracted the same level of public attention in recent years as the opening of the new Library of Birmingham. The façade of the 11 storey, £189million building that was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, has been likened... View Article

Distribution substation solutions from Lucy Switchgear

Lucy Switchgear, a global leader in switching, protection and automation solutions for electrical distribution systems, exhibited for the first time at the 2013 Healthcare Estates Exhibition highlighting its new Package Substation. Comprising a Sabre Ring Main Unit, AcuLok distribution cabinet... View Article

GEZE – Simply install, network and ventilate

Specifying an automated ventilation system doesn’t have to be complicated, says the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, as it launches its latest set of window drives. Bringing together the best elements from its world-class heat and... View Article

Well-insulated and perfectly ventilated

William McDowell, business director, UK & Ireland at ROCKPANEL, discusses the benefits of installing rainscreen cladding to achieve a beautiful façade together with efficient insulation giving the building an optimal living environment. An ever-growing number of architects are choosing to... View Article

A Proctor air-tight membrane used on log cabin

The A. Proctor Group Ltd recently supplied their Wraptite-SA into a log cabin construction in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire. Wraptite-SA combines the best properties of a vapour permeable membrane and an air barrier in one innovative, self-adhering product. It fully bonds (no... View Article

Katell makes kitting out a home easy!

Homeowners seeking the perfect fireplace, and trade buyers searching for the ideal fire suite or fitted wardrobe, will quickly find what they are looking on Katell’s new website ( The site, extensively illustrated and laid out in a clear format,... View Article