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

Keppie wins major UK award for school design

A primary school designed by leading architectural practice Keppie has won ‘Education Building of the Year’ at the 2014 SCALA (Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities) Awards, beating off competition from around 70 other education projects from 40... View Article

Improving patient quality of care

Improving the quality of patient care is being taken to new dimensions in Cheshire, as a result of commitment by local campaigners and the privacy & dignity team. The new dimension is installation of a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet... View Article

Sika investment receives royal seal of approval

Sika’s new £2.5million research and development center in Preston, UK, was opened on 26 November, 2014 by HRH Duke of Kent in an official ceremony to mark the occasion. Following the acquisition of Liquid Plastics and Incorez in 2009, Sika... View Article

Leeds Bradford International Airport transport study published

This study, which WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, were jointly commissioned to do has now been published.  Mike Holmes from WSP commented:   “Following extensive research and stakeholder engagement, we found two options that should be considered for improving connectivity to... View Article

Sleep does it again

Europe’s leading hotel design & development event records best year yet. Sleep, the annual hotel design and development event which took place in London, 26th – 27th November, proved once again why it is considered to be in a league of... View Article

Redrow scores award for going green

A national housebuilder has been rewarded for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint at a prestigious awards ceremony. Redrow Homes, headquartered in Flintshire, North Wales, won the ‘Green Award’ at the 2014 Daily Post Business Awards, which were sponsored by... View Article