UK prestige projects feature in Hunter Douglas glossy book

A glossy coffee table book has been published, featuring dozens of innovative and striking building projects that Hunter Douglas, the international leader in architectural building products, has helped to create. New Impressions contains images of 81 incredible schemes stretching from Abu Dhabi... View Article

Tenant chosen for £500m East Croydon building

A landmark new building which is being developed in East Croydon has been let several months ahead of completion. One Ruskin Square will become the headquarters for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The government department signed a 25-year lease for the... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm installed on model school

Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board has been used to insulate an ambitious open-plan school in Liverpool, designed to provide engaging architecture on a limited budget. Designed by Sheppard Robson, Notre Dame Catholic College uses an innovative model, developed with Liverpool... View Article

Cassidy + Ashton involved in Preston station refurb

Design and build teams have been appointed to refurbish and redevelop a grade II listed bus station in Preston, Lancashire. Local firms Cassidy + Ashton and Conlon Construction along with Keepmoat will team up on the John Puttick-designed project. The transport... View Article

Football stars reveal Manchester project design

The St Michael’s Partnership, formed by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Brendan Flood has joined with Rowsley, BCEGI and Manchester City Council, to reveal the first images of their new city centre development. The, 700,000 sq ft St Michael’s development will comprise of... View Article

Aluprof on prestigious North West project

One New Bailey is a new office development in Salford on the north bank of the River Irwell, situated next to Spinningfields and close the Lowry Hotel. The development is part of New Bailey, a new business and leisure hub... View Article

City Multi helps out underneath the arches

An artisan pizza restaurant under railway arches in central Newcastle has solved the problem of summer overheating with the installation of a heat recovery VRF air conditioning system. The Herb Garden is one of Newcastle’s quirkiest, fine food restaurants, specialising... View Article

Metal Technology rises to the education challenge

Sitting on the grounds of Bruntsfield House, a Grade A-listed building, sympathetic design, which respected the past but looked to the future was an essential part of the design of the 1,150-pupil James Gillespie High School in Edinburgh. To achieve... View Article

Plans see brewery turned into university campus

Plans to transform a derelict brewery into an education hub have been submitted by University of Wolverhampton. The proposals form the largest phase of the £100m redevelopment of the site to create the Springfield Campus which will house its School... View Article

Portsmouth HQ achieves BREEAM Excellent rating

A Portsmouth building has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent certificate, achieving the second highest rating for sustainability. Named after the Land Rover Ben Ainslie America’s sailing team, the 74,000 ft² Land Rover BAR in Camber Dock was designed by HGP Architects... View Article

Twenty projects shortlisted for Wood Awards 2016

Twenty of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood have been featured on this year’s Wood Awards shortlist. The shortlisted schemes are divided into five sections – Commercial, Education & Public, Private, Interiors and Small projects. Some of the projects are St Clare’s... View Article

London City Airport expansion approved

£344m scheme will extend terminal and potentially generate £1.5bn by 2025 Nearly £300m worth of construction and procurement contracts up for grabs Philip Hammond: Development signals UK is “open for business” A major airport expansion which could add £1.5bn to the UK economy by... View Article

Profloor Levelling System gives a lift to flats conversion

The A. Proctor Group Ltd, renowned for providing high quality, innovative solutions for the construction industry has supplied its Profloor Levelling System to contractors Andrew Towns Wadey Builders to help with the conversion of a Grade II listed building in... View Article

Eagle Brae Log Cabins have NorDan windows

“We chose NorDan to supply the timber windows for our 8 new log cabins, because of their long term proven track record for quality craftsmanship,” says Mike Spencer-Nairn, owner and developer of Eagle Brae. “NorDan offered us the flexibility we... View Article

Restored Bramall hall opens and welcomes back visitors

Bramall Hall re-opens on 30 July 2016 following restoration, thanks to a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The historic grade I listed building closed at the end of September 2014 to undergo major transformation. In order to manage... View Article