Landmark Byker Wall estate recharged by solar

Constructed in the 1970’s in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, Byker Wall is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of architecture of its era in the UK. As part of the £26 million refurbishment scheme on... View Article

ISG Secures £20 Million Edinburgh Hotel Schemes

ISG has secured two contracts in Edinburgh, with a combined value of £20 million, which will further enhance the city’s reputation for hospitality excellence. ISG has been appointed by TH Real Estate to create the country’s newest ‘hub by Premier... View Article

Leading UK architects reveal Heathrow airport hub vision

Heathrow has revealed a shortlist of four UK architectural practices who will bid to provide the final design concept for the airport’s expansion. The shortlist of architects – which includes Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy –  was released alongside conceptual... View Article

Howe Farm

The site is located in a 9.5 hectare farm in Buckinghamshire, UK. The client’s brief to IPT Architects was to create a functional farmhouse, private on approach, then opening to extensive views of the farm. The result is an award-winning... View Article

GGF benefits from window film installation

The 3rd Floor Office extension of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Building at 54 Ayers Street, London consisted of an all glass ‘box’ construction. Despite the installed glass being high performance solar glass, the occupants suffered from excessive glare... View Article

Spot the difference – Here East

Transforming the International Broadcast Centre into an attractive commercial development meant stripping off the entire facade and replacing it with a glass skin covered with over eight million tiny dots. Stephen Cousins reports. As large, generic, white buildings go, the... View Article

Not quite 50 shades of grey

Cambridge’s greenest office building uses varying grey brick to fit in with its listed neighbours, Mark Smulian reports. Brick is the key to how the environmentally conscious city of Cambridge, with its university and numerous historic buildings, has just acquired... View Article