Architects chosen for Lebanese museum design

Lebanese-French architect Hala Wardé and her architecture practice HW architecture won the international competition to design the Beirut Museum of Art in Beirut, Lebanon. A 400-foot tower will be the centrepiece of a project which be built at a “symbolically... View Article

Plaswood outperforming timber on historical Cotswolds canal

A recent inspection has revealed that Plaswood ‘plastic wood’ lumber is outperforming timber planks at an historical canal lock gate in the Cotswolds. The top gates of Blunder Lock near Stroud were restored in 2013.  Plaswood recycled plastic lumber sections... View Article

Reducing noise in the first Welsh Passivhaus school

The Burry Port Community School is the first Passivhaus School in Wales. In a design collaboration between Carmarthenshire County Council and Architype architects, this ground-breaking project unites the town’s infant and junior schools, accommodating 210 pupils and a 30-space nursery... View Article

Working in the light

Designed by DarntonB3 architects, this 23,000 sqm facility is the new HQ for Airedale International Air Conditioning in Leeds. The production facility is a stunning example of the way in which the Kalwall® translucent daylighting system has been used in... View Article

Providing students with a clear vision for the future

GEZE UK has given Tyneside students a brand new outlook on life – by supplying more than 100 windows systems for a new state-of-the-art science and technology centre. The STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – building is part... View Article

LG and SUGOi Solutions replace air conditioning for B&Q

Air conditioning manufacturer LG Electronics has been working with Bristol based contractor Sugoi Solutions to fulfil a contract they won from B&Q for an R22 refrigerant replacement programme. It’s a programme that saw air conditioning equipment in more than 250... View Article

Altro sets clinical standard for new medical centre

Altro’s flooring and wall cladding systems are proving their clinical capabilities in a new state-of-the-art primary healthcare facility in Maidstone, Kent, where safety and infection control are paramount. Redeveloped from an existing building by main contractor Willmott Dixon Interiors, Albion... View Article

Carl Turner Architects wins planning permission for Peckham performing arts school

Carl Turner Architects has received planning permission for a new 10,180m² campus for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Peckham – the practice’s first cultural project. Mountview Academy will be built on a brownfield town centre site, owned by Southwark Council and adjacent to the Stirling Prize winning Peckham Library. It faces a proposed redeveloped Peckham Square – also by Carl Turner Architects – enlivening... View Article

High level BREEEAM at Paris HQ

NODA, the 23,600 m² new French corporate headquarters of The Coca Cola Company in the Parisiansuburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux has achieved a 90.2% BREEAM Outstanding rating and HQE Exceptionnel certifications. The Coca Cola Services France interior-fit out also took the top... View Article

Remmers waterproofing solutions keep guests dry

The roof of a busy hotel in the central of Manchester required general repairs and had failing waterproofing to the parapet walls. The building had been suffering from water ingress from the roof for a number of years which had... View Article

Welsh Slate helps students with a new roof over their heads

New student accommodation at Newcastle University features 32,000 Welsh Slates. Some 32,000 Welsh Slates have been used to roof the £13 million development of new student accommodation at Newcastle University. The 500mm x 300mm Penrhyn Heather Blues from the Lagan... View Article