Promat rises to major refurbishment project challenge

The need for proven fire protection for self-supporting mains gas risers which extended up through 21 storeys led to Promat’s PROMATECT®-L500 board being selected for a residential refurbishment project in Camden, London. Three multi-storey housing blocks on the Ampthill Estate... View Article

Final call for entries for 2014 INSIDE Awards

The 2014 INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors (with headline partner Dulux) announces the final call for entries for this year’s awards programme. Entries close this Friday 30 May. Submissions have already been pouring in from esteemed practices and designers... View Article

Goldsmiths Art Gallery architect shortlist revealed

The shortlist of architects chosen to put designs forward for the Goldsmiths Art Gallery at Goldsmiths, University of London has been confirmed. The firms are: 6a Architects Assemble Dow Jones Architects Ltd Harry Gugger Studio HAT Projects Limited Jamie Fobert... View Article

WSP to redevelop Royal Academy of Music theatre

WSP, the professional services consultancy, has been appointed by the Royal Academy of Music, Britain’s longest-established conservatoire and the second-oldest music academy in the world, for a major redevelopment of its opera theatre at its Regent’s Park campus. WSP, which... View Article

New faces for Tarkett sales team

Specifiers across the UK could be finding their jobs a little easier thanks to a new look sales team at top flooring company Tarkett. The expert team has been reinforced by a number of new arrivals including regional sales managers... View Article

Thin-joint system achieves Passivehaus principles

A prestigious development of five luxury apartments has been constructed to Passivhaus principles using H+H aircrete Jumbo Blocks, Foundation Blocks and the H+H Thin-Joint System. Oyster Reach in Whitstable, Kent, was built by contractor Masonry Frame Systems Ltd in a... View Article

Wood heating warms John Lewis spa

The John Lewis Partnership has shown its commitment to wood heating by installing a Euroheat biomass boiler at a new build spa and wellness centre in Snowdonia on the banks of Bala Lake, built specifically as a haven for John... View Article

Tough vinyl lets designers get creative

A NEW range of hardwearing homogeneous compact vinyl is offering specifiers and architects an unprecedented opportunity to be creative. Launched by flooring experts Tarkett, the Premium Collection features Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium and combines best-in-class performance with an array... View Article

High praise for North Manchester regeneration project

Competition judges have described a Redrow regeneration project in North Manchester as “having achieved something really positive in the community”. The provision of up to 400 new homes in Moston and Harpurhey, on sites previously cleared of poor quality housing,... View Article

More awards for Nicholas Hare Architects

Nicholas Hare were delighted to receive the RIBA East Midlands Award for Noel-Baker School & St Martins. The school and Derby City Council picked up the Client of the Year Award. The scheme also won the top prize at the... View Article

Two more speakers sign up for Bathroom & Kitchen Conference

Pursuing the Bathroom and Kitchen Business Conference theme of Marketing the Future, two more speakers, who are renowned for fresh and youthful thinking, have been signed up to the speakers programme. Heather Sophia Athié, Account Director at Mynewsdesk said: “I... View Article