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Choose wood, choose FSC

Tallulah Chapman, communications manager, FSC UK discusses the reasons for choosing FSC certified wood for builds. The London 2012 Athlete’s Village was completed last year using 18,508m³ of timber, which is enough to fill 7.5 Olympic swimming pools or stretch... View Article

CPMG-designed air traffic control tower takes flight

Manchester Airport’s new £20million air traffic control tower designed by Nottingham based CPMG architects is now officially open and fully operational. The new tower stands 60 metres tall, making it the second tallest in the UK after Heathrow, and has... View Article

Z?ota 44: Less than 6 months to go

Z?ota 44 is due to be opened in less six months and will become Europe´s second tallest building once completed. Arup is working to ensure that the luxury 54-storey skyscraper will be fully functioning as scheduled Located in the centre... View Article

World-class youth development completed at Wigan

Manchester-based building contractors, Tolent Construction, have completed the construction of the UK’s largest youth club at Wigan Youth Zone. Officially open from 8 June, the 3,400-square metre development at Mesnes Field is the latest bespoke facility in a network of... View Article

Timber Refuge highlights Timbmet’s skills

Timbmet and SmartPly recently collaborated to realise the construction of the Embassy for Refugees Pavilion, part of London’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2013, which coincided with the start of Refugee Week. SmartPly OSB was used as the main structure of the... View Article

Metal technology completes the picture at Marine Wharf

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has supplied more than £500,000 (installed value) of its products at Marine Wharf in London. Built by main contractor Ardmore for Berkeley Homes, the 2.8 hectare, 532 unit Marine Wharf is the key site... View Article

The stage at Shoreditch granted planning consent

Plough Yard Development’s multi-million pound regeneration of a 2.5 acre site in Shoreditch, London, was granted planning consent last night. The Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will designed scheme will transform a significant, disused site in Hackney into a thriving new community with... View Article

Levolux tackles light, heat and sound in Cardiff

The recently completed, award-winning £30 million Hadyn Ellis Building at Cardiff University creates the ideal environment for world-leading scientific research teams to make progress, thanks to the inclusion of a multi-purpose Solar Shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. As the main... View Article

Shingle roofing solutions for Cradley ‘Eco’ Development

The energy efficient homes, at St Katherine’s Field in Cradley were designed to embrace Zero Carbon by 2016. Forward thinking IE Developments (IED) wanted to tackled the “carbon challenge” using the German PassivHaus approach which lays down some clear guidelines... View Article

Select Windows, pioneers of the Green Deal

Select Windows (Home Improvements) Ltd, has recently attained the nationally recognised PAS: 2030. The accreditation means the Walsall based supplier of PVC-U windows and doors has been successfully assessed and is now one of the first window companies in the... View Article
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