RIBA to launch new range of building contracts

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching two new and innovative building contracts next month (5 November). Designed to be used in conjunction with RIBA’s Architect’s Appointment Agreements for Small Projects (domestic and concise forms); the new contracts... View Article

Efficient energy management increases self-consumption

Energy management is the optimisation of energy consumption, for example heating, electricity and water. Turning down the heating at night or using water sparingly in the home are among the simplest ways to lower energy consumption. In addition, Fronius inverters... View Article

Luxury living at Lymington Shores

Featured as the HBD October/November 2014 cover image, Redrow’s prestigious development continues to take shape in the coastal town of Lymington, a renowned sailing resort surrounded by areas of natural beauty. Lymington Shores occupies a waterfront position within walking distance... View Article

Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces

Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive. Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to... View Article

UKWA announce office move

UKWA – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association – has moved offices. The Association’s new address is 11 Gower Street London WC1E 6HB. Telephone and fax numbers have changed too. They are: (tel) 020 7636 8856 and (fax) 020 7636 7865.... View Article

St Leonard’s Hospice receives boost from housebuilder

Staff at a Yorkshire-based housebuilder used their annual summer party to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, based in Fulford, helped to raise over £6,000 for St Leonard’s Hospice. Employees contributed to the fund raising effort by... View Article

£1.2m for Lady Lever Art Gallery

Heritage Lottery Fund endorse project with generous grant. A Napoleon death mask, exquisite Chinese porcelain and world-renowned Wedgwood jasperware are some of the incredible collections, amassed by one man, William Hesketh Lever, which will benefit from a major Heritage Lottery... View Article