Shakespeare Martineau comments on MIPIM 2019

Simon Stanion, head of planning at Shakespeare Martineau, reflects on the key themes for planners from MIPIM 2019.   “The atmosphere in the Midlands Pavilion has been particularly upbeat throughout, with many exciting development portfolios marking significant investment opportunities across the... View Article

Mjøstårnet Becomes World’s Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s Tallest Timber Building.” At 85.4 meters, it is also the third-tallest... View Article

Berkeley trading statement

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (“Berkeley” or the “Company”) has announced its Trading Update which covers the period from 1 November 2018 to 28 February 2019. Berkeley is the country’s leading place-maker, operating principally in London, Birmingham and the South... View Article

Spring Statement comment from BRE

Gwyn Roberts, New Homes and Communities Lead at BRE said: “BRE welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal for a Future Homes Standard. We fully support the need for future-proofed new homes but don’t think we should wait until 2025 for them. “We... View Article

The ethics of energy distribution

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK’s leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims to inform governments,... View Article

Counting the true costs of poor procurement

While column inches continue to report on major developments missing deadlines, spiralling out of budget control and in the worst cases, taking short cuts over safety, Silas Wilde, managing director of Harlestone Group, examines how the true cost of poor... View Article

Rachman or Rigsby – neither portrayal is accurate

Patrick Mooney looks at the latest Private Landlord Survey report  The public image of Britain’s private landlords is often based on an outdated and stereotypical charicature, something like the Rigsby character (as played by the late Leonard Rossiter) in the 1970s... View Article

Blog: Designing the optimal agile working environment

Even though every business operates in a different way, in most cases, the commercial office has transformed into a contemporary working environment where employees no longer sit in the same seat for eight hours a day. Instead people are more... View Article

designjunction announces exciting return to King’s Cross

The award-winning designjunction is delighted to announce their return to the spectacular King’s Cross site during the London Design Festival (19 – 22 September 2019). Now in its ninth year, designjunction has proven itself to be the most anticipated exhibition of the Festival,... View Article

Nathan Anthony promoted to Partner at Lee Evans Partnership

Leading South East architectural and planning practice, Lee Evans Partnership, has promoted senior planning consultant, Nathan Anthony, to the position of Partner. Nathan joined the practice in 2008 following a successful career in local authority planning, and has been instrumental... View Article

Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM. The Brewers Yard scheme is proposed for ten acres of brownfield land neighbouring University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.... View Article

2019 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship now open

The 2019 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship opens today and welcomes applications from architecture students enrolled in schools of architecture around the world. A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner by a panel... View Article