Play event set to make City Park a giant playground

Bradford’s multi-award winning City Park will become a giant playground for children, young people and families to enjoy. Bradford’s Big City Play Day, which is an All To Play For play event, takes place on Saturday 18 July from 1pm... View Article

RIBA responds to government’s productivity plan

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has on the 10th July 2015 responded to the Government’s Productivity Plan, ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation’. RIBA President Stephen Hodder said: “If fully implemented, these reforms represent a significant... View Article

CPMG Director inspiring women in architecture

In an industry traditionally dominated by males, the female director at a Nottingham-based architect firm is breaking the mould by setting up a ten-strong female team and speaking at a conference for inspiring women. Sara Harraway, director for CPMG Architects is... View Article

Architects announce major merger and expansion

A merger between two of the UK’s leading architectural practices has seen the creation of a major national consultancy, DarntonB3 Architecture with offices across 11 UK cities. The new group has been formed with immediate effect through the merger of... View Article

Summer Budget 2015: comments continued

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8th July 2015. Listed is a further selection of comments on the key announcements. Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), commented: “The restrictions... View Article

Consent for 5 star Country House Hotel and Spa

Planning consent for a £30 million project to restore the Grade l listed Doddington Hall, its surrounding Grade ll listed stables, Grade II listed park and gardens has been granted. The scheme will provide a five star country house hotel... View Article

Civic Voice shortlists 12 schemes for new design awards

Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic movement – has today announced its national shortlist for the best designed new development nominated by communities in the country. Griff Rhys Jones, Civic Voice President said: “What I really like about... View Article

Summer Budget 2015: comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2015. Listed is a selection of comments on the key announcements. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders, said: “The construction industry... View Article

RIBA London announces Trade Mission to Australia

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London Region has announced details for its upcoming Trade Mission to Australia. The Trade Mission will start on Monday, 7 September and finish on Friday, 11 September, taking in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.... View Article

Complete reuse of post-consumer tyres in concrete

Rubber, steel and textile fibres from tyres can be reused in concrete to make buildings and other structures ‘greener’, tougher and more resistant to earthquakes. An EU-funded project led by experts at the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London,... View Article

Timbmet builds for the future

The Timbmet Group has had a second consecutive year of improving both their gross and net profitability and stabilising revenues. To build on the secure business platform now in place, Timbmet is planning for further growth. Chairman, Simon Fineman, comments:... View Article