Two new design jewels unveiled in the heart of Clerkenwell

Ben Adams Architects (BAA) has completed two striking refurbishments, in the heart of the so-called ‘architect’s square mile’, Clerkenwell – at 56-60 St John Street and Klamath House, 18 Clerkenwell Green, EC1. St John Street has undergone a dramatic 5-storey... View Article

BDP’s Lishui Science Park to start on site

Work is due to start shortly on the Lishui Zijing Technology Enterprise Park south of Nanjing in China. BDP’s Shanghai studio submitted schematic design proposals to the Lishui County government in early October. The scheme forms part of a wider... View Article

Benoy’s proposed design revealed for luxury QE2 hotel

Benoy, international award-winning Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has revealed its proposed design for the new Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) luxury hotel. Invited alongside six other international designers to transform the iconic liner, Benoy’s concept was unveiled on the... View Article

Construction to boost UK economic growth

The Construction Products Association is anticipating growth of 19.0% for the £111billion construction industry by 2017. This is an upward revision from the summer, reflecting an increase in activity, which will boost UK GDP by an additional £20billion. Noble Francis,... View Article

Dominvs Hospitality submits plans for historic Manchester site

Dominvs Hospitality, the Hospitality arm of the Dominvs Group, announced today their submission for planning at their ex-Employment Exchange site in Manchester City Centre. The acquisition and development forms part of the Groups planned expansion of strategically located branded hotels... View Article

Clugston starts work on new energy recovery facility in Leeds

Clugston Construction, part of the Clugston Group of companies, has started work on a new energy recovery facility in Leeds, following a recent ground breaking ceremony. Once operational in 2016, the facility for Veolia Environmental Services, will process up to... View Article

Draw daylight indoors with Xtralite’s adaptable light pipes

Divert daylight into rooms lacking natural light with the new flexible DDS Light Pipe range from Xtralite Rooflights, the UK’s largest rooflight manufacturer. The low maintenance environmentally friendly pipes act as a conduit between internal ceilings and external roofs and... View Article

Farmer Judi James is the 2013 UK Worker of the Year

Judi James, a farmer from Littlebredy in Dorchester, has been crowned UK Worker of the Year for 2013, in the competition sponsored by Dickies and Suzuki GB to recognise and reward the excellence in the British workforce. In the gala... View Article

Expert advice: Basement design and construction

By Mark Jones, head of house-building Standards at NHBC. In recent times, basements have become a relevant and attractive addition to many houses, but as new claims figures and experience show basement claims by their very nature are difficult to... View Article