Green light for Nine Elms primary school and 290 new homes

Wandsworth Council last night approved plans for 290 new homes in Nine Elms and the redevelopment of St Mary’s Primary School. The application for Battersea Park East, by Taylor Wimpey Central London, comes with approximately £7.8m towards improving transport infrastructure... View Article

Wates Chairman takes on top role at BRE Trust

Chairman of Wates Group, James Wates CBE has been appointed as Chairman of the BRE Trust the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge and education on the built environment for public benefit. He takes over from Sir Neville Simms... View Article

GGF marks great progess in Scotland

The GGF raised its profile at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh in the first week of December with three jam packed days that included a GGF exhibition, meetings with over 20 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), input at... View Article

Barwood Products welcomes DisabledGo report

Barwood Products, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of bathroom products for the disabled market, has welcomed a new report compiled by accessibility information provider DisabledGo, as ‘sad but true’. The report, commissioned by Minister for Disabled People... View Article

CML responds to Government starter homes announcement

The Council of Mortgage Lenders notes the Government announcement and consultation today on starter homes for first-time buyers. Paul Smee, CML director general, comments: “Mortgage lenders support measures that deliver affordable ways for people to access home-ownership. This new scheme... View Article

Saracen’s designs win over london creative agency

Saracen Interiors has completed a fast-track, refurbishment project for creative agency, Creature of London. Work was completed in just four weeks, with the leading workplace consultant liaising closely with Creature to make sure the overall vision of the office project... View Article

OMA wins competition for an Exhibition Centre in Shanghai

The Lujiazui Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world. The project site, occupying the former ‘Shanghai Shipyard’, has a long... View Article

£400k National Grid Innovation award – winners announced

Five organisations across the country are celebrating after securing a share of £400,000 funding for an innovative project to tackle fuel poverty in their community, as part of the National Grid Energy Efficiency Innovation Award scheme. The scheme that was... View Article

Schueco UK achieves IIP gold

The UK Commission for People and Skills, the body responsible for Investors in People – the UK’s premier people management standard – has awarded Schueco UK Limited, Britain’s foremost specialist in aluminium systems for the building envelope, IIP Gold Status.... View Article

Timber construction is on the cusp of a boom

By Dave Hopkins, director at Wood for Good, the timber industry’s sustainability campaign The merits of timber construction have been rapidly gaining appreciation in the housing sector over the last decade with the market share of timber frame rising from... View Article

Record numbers for STA factory tours

Over 300 people from across the construction sector attended the Structural Timber Association’s (STA) recent series of factory tours – the highest number since the tours were first introduced last year. The tours, which took place in September and October,... View Article