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New building gets set to accelerate energy research

Work has started on a new building at the University of Nottingham which will be a centre for world-leading energy research in the UK. Known as the Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) building, and costing £5.4m to construct, the 2500m2... View Article

Labour is right to link housing and skills, says FMB

The Labour Party’s proposal to link up housing and skills policy would be the right approach for a post-Brexit UK, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to the publication of the Labour Party’s manifesto. Brian Berry,... View Article

Kings Place takes BREEAM in-use to award-winning levels

An iconic mixed-use building on London’s Regent’s Canal, Kings Place has won the in-use category at the 2017 BREEAM Awards, testament to the 95% outstanding rating, the highest BREEAM operational rating for property management ever accomplished in the UK. Developed... View Article

Office design impacts local commercial market

One year since its completion 184 Shepherd’s Bush Road, designed by architecture practice ColladoCollins, has had a considerable effect on the Hammersmith commercial market. The site, formerly a car garage and showroom, is now a bustling office for the headquarters... View Article

Sir Richard Branson tops poll in General Election survey

UK Construction Week, the UK’s largest gathering and community of construction professionals, has conducted a survey to uncover and tackle issues facing construction, housebuilding and skills in the run up to the General Election. With over 1,000 responses from a... View Article

Appointments: WSP announces latest senior hires

WSP appoints Frazer Mackay as the new UK Managing Director to its 750 strong Energy and Industry business. With 28 years’ experience in both business operations and project delivery roles, Frazer joins from Costain where, as Sector Director for Oil... View Article

UK Brick manufacturers report increase in distribution

The Brick Development Association (BDA) is delighted to report that the steady increase in UK-manufactured brick deliveries has continued in line with demand. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Department for Business Innovation and Skills, show... View Article

London development driven by specification over location

Demand for residential development in London is no longer driven primarily by location, according to Knight Frank’s latest London Development Design Study. Thoughtful design, efficient layouts and the right mix of amenities, service and specification are now the key drivers... View Article

2017 marks 40th Anniversary for Vortice UK  

Happy 40th Birthday Vortice UK Burton-upon-Trent based ventilation systems manufacturer Vortice set up business in the UK in December 1977.  After 20 years in Italy, the parent company, which is based in Milan, made the decision to start supplying domestic,... View Article
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