ZHA to build CECEP’s new Shanghai headquarters

Following the international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP). CECEP is the country’s leading company initiating and funding projects with a focus... View Article

L&G acquire site in Bedfordshire for £120m retirement community

Legal & General announces that its later living business, Inspired Villages, has acquired a 12-acre site in Caddington, Bedfordshire.  The site has been acquired with outline planning permission to develop 200 specialist age-appropriate homes, delivering much needed housing stock to... View Article

Specifying sustainably

Architects should take a more considered approach to the origins of the plastic products in their specification, says Jon Chamberlain, Sales Director at Marshall-Tufflex. Here, he looks at the cable management industry in particular and the wider argument for an... View Article

LIGNA 2021 supports its exhibitors in these challenging times

LIGNA’s organisers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, are extending the show’s exhibitor early-bird discount period by two months. Early-bird discounts for the show (Hannover, Germany, 10–14 May 2020) now close on July 31, 2020. Christian Pfeiffer,... View Article

Working from home creatively: advice from an architect

Like much of the UK, building products manufacturer, Forterra, has many of its colleagues presently working from home. As Britain enters its fifth week of lockdown, the question of how to be creative, as well as productive, outside your normal... View Article

RWC COVID-19 Response

With the steadily increasing incidence of the COVID-19 virus in the UK and beyond, RWC is closely monitoring the situation and evaluating the impact it will have on our employees, customers, operations and supply chain. We are closely following governmental... View Article

Lifeline for ChildLine

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has stepped into help leading children’s charity, ChildLine, with extra funds to help it through the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity, which supports some 800 young people each day, needed an urgent cash injection... View Article

The successful specification of anti-terrorism solutions

Professionals involved in the planning, design and ongoing management of public spaces and streetscapes must consider and address a number of factors when looking at site security and safety. Here, Mark Lester of Hörmann UK, explores the key issues and... View Article