Reflectatherm Plus chosen for Muscat Airport, Oman

Reflectatherm Plus from the A. Proctor Group Ltd has been chosen as a high performance vapor barrier for the new Passenger Terminal Building at Muscat Airport in Oman. The new passenger terminal building is designed to be state of the art, with... View Article

Gerflor produce Welsh Wonder!

The Abertillery Primary School north of Newport and just South of Abergavenny in Wales can boast the longest history and tradition of educational provision in the Abertillery area, providing that all essential ‘great start’ for children. It’s a primary school centric... View Article

Kingspan TEK beats the snow in the Alps

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been installed as part of a luxury ski chalet in the French Alps, helping the project to be completed within the tight schedule of the Alpine building season. In the traditional yet lively town... View Article

Laidlaw goes above and beyond for customers

It’s not unusual for Laidlaw, a trusted name among architectural suppliers, to go above and beyond for its customers. From large corporate environments to community churches and schools, and from health centres to residential developments, Laidlaw’s reputation for delivering outstanding quality ensures... View Article

First Look: bptw partnership’s Tottenham Regeneration

bptw  partnership  is  pleased  to  announce  the  completion  of  Lawrence  Square, a large  mixed  use regeneration  project  situated  on  Lawrence  Road  in  Tottenham.  The  264  unit  scheme  was  designed for  developer  Bellway  Homes  and  has  recently  been  completed  on  site  with  homes now  fully occupied. Ambitious... View Article

Planning submitted for Phase 2 of Middlewood Locks, Manchester

Detailed planning consent has been submitted for the second phase of Middlewood Locks development, a 24-acre new residential and commercial neighbourhood at the western gateway to Manchester’s Central Business District. The proposals for this second phase are for a further... View Article

Winners in wood design: 45th Annual Wood Awards

The winners of the 45th annual Wood Awards will be revealed in November. Ahead of the ceremony, Sarah Johnson exclusively previews the shortlisted projects in the Buildings Competition section. The Wood Awards have been celebrating excellence in British wood-based architecture... View Article
142 Bermondsey Street, London. Photo by Agnese Sanvito.

Timber transformation: 142 Bermondsey Street, Central London

Cross-laminated timber provided an ingenious structural solution as well as a crisply-lined urban aesthetic for the refurbishment and extension of 142 Bermondsey Street in Central London. Stephen Cousins reports. The groundbreaking structural capabilities of cross-laminated timber (CLT) have raised eyebrows in... View Article

French resistance to concrete: Opalia – Paris

A CLT office building currently on site in Paris is set to become an emblem of timber construction in France, as the country’s largest building of its kind. Jess Unwin speaks to its architects about how modern engineered timber is... View Article

Calatrava’s World Trade Center Oculus opens

Following opening to the public in August, the elliptical Oculus designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava in lower Manhattan recently saw the first opening of its skylight to commemorate the 11 September attacks. The 160 ft-tall, steel and glass structure functions as... View Article

Sebrae sets the standard for buildings in-use in Brazil

The Sebrae Sustainability Center in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, is setting the standard for sustainable buildings in Brazil. The building has achieved an Excellent rating under BREEAM In-Use International Parts 1 (Asset Performance) and Part 2 (Building Management) making it one... View Article

Helping make a positive contribution to environment

The Combined College Boathouse on the banks of the River Cam is now contributing towards its environment- including its use of sustainable strategies. The new facility, for the Combined Cambridge Colleges of King’s, Selwyn and Churchill, together with Leys School,... View Article

Exmouth Community College

Luceco has recently supplied an LED lighting solution for new buildings at Exmouth Community College in Devon. Specified by Hamson Barron Smith and installed through Terry Moore, Contracts Manager at Dodd Group Ltd., in Exeter, Luceco supplied dimmable LED luminaires... View Article

Skanska building ‘green’ Stockholm hospital

Skanska has signed a contract with Locum for a new hospital building at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Sweden. The contract is worth SEK 1.2 billion, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the third... View Article

Finalists announced for Solent Design Awards

The search to find the Solent’s most show-stopping construction projects has narrowed, with the shortlist for the 2016 Solent Design Awards revealed. A record-breaking residential tower, a brewery housed in a 14th century wool house and a conference centre featuring... View Article

‘Radical’ concept for temporary UK Parliament unveiled

The design of a temporary Houses of Parliament has been unveiled by global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler. The proposed modular structure located on the River Thames could save the British taxpayer more than £1.8 billion, based on the House Committee’s... View Article