Box office appeal

An interior design project in Bath took the boutique cinema concept up a notch, for a client looking to balance high end and universal appeal. Sébastien Reed spoke to the firm directing a dramatic makeover A recent addition to Bath’s... View Article

Working together for patients

The substantial new hospital north of Stockholm embodies collaboration – between the public and private sector, academia and healthcare, and two of Sweden’s leading architectural firms. James Parker reports Recently opened after a 12 year gestation in the north of... View Article

Homes England appoints chief risk officer

Homes England is continuing to strengthen its senior team as it focuses on a strategic and assertive approach to making homes happen. Its latest appointment is Mark Gray, who joins the agency as Chief Risk Officer from British Business Bank,... View Article

Two free council events for landlords

Landlords looking to invest in Croydon or stay on top of industry best practice are invited to attend one of two free council-run events this month. The events offer support ranging from fire safety tips and briefings on new legislation... View Article

Versatility meets sustainability

Clean, classic, green, award-winning – what’s not to like about insulated render? Aliva UK’s Justin Price explains why it ticks all the boxes when it comes to modern facade design Given that more than a third of the heat in... View Article

The decline of the conventional floorplan and room names

Jason Orme, property expert for The Homebuilding & Renovating Show (28-31 March 2019), says: “Our homes and the way we use them reflect the way society is changing. If we look at the history of the homes since mediaeval times, there’s a definite... View Article

Big Energy Saving Week: 21-27 January 2019

Help vulnerable households come in from the cold during ‘Big Energy Saving Week’ Now that cold, wintry weather is upon us, we can see only too well what hardship vulnerable households may have to contend with if they live in... View Article

New homes for local people

If you have ventured into the Tarring area recently you may have noticed lots of building vehicles and activity, this is due to a development and a couple of refurbishments that we are working on to bring new affordable homes... View Article

Permitted development is a product of planning mismanagement

Baroness Thornhill has expressed her disappointment on how permitted development rules remain an example of top down planning. She argued that elected councillors and officers are better judges than ministers or civil servants on balancing the need for employment space with... View Article