A skilled workforce needs employers

Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, has highlighted the need for a radical overhaul of our skills policy to help places like Bradford, one of the top 40 constituencies to be affected by automation in the coming years. Cummins identified that 15% of... View Article

Taylor Wimpey trading statement

Taylor Wimpey is issuing the following update on trading ahead of its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2018, which will be announced on 27 February 2019. Overview Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “I am pleased to... View Article

Using data to boost building safety post-Grenfell

By Nicola Brown, Director of housing technology solutions provider ROCC In our lives, it seems we are inundated with a deluge of data. In housing, we have been conscious for some time now of Big Data sets, with software providers... View Article

Farrells are making the ordinary ‘extraordinary’

Lyons Place, Westminster Lyons Place on the Edgware Road references the areas Art Deco character, creating a landmark scheme that is in tune with the culture and context of its location. Delivered with a complete architectural and interior design service,... View Article

New RIBA Accredited CPD from Howe Green Ltd

Howe Green Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of access covers, has launched a new CPD seminar. The CPD – “Safe Access All Areas: Floor Access” has been accredited by RIBA and is listed on the RIBA CPD website – www.ribacpd.com. The aim of... View Article

Building more social homes is a no brainer

Bringing together sixteen commissioners from across the political spectrum, Shelter have released a report titled, ‘A vision for social housing’, which analyses the state of social housing across the country. The report reinforces the message that the entire housing sector... View Article

Finance specialist Giles Townsend joins Cistermiser and Keraflo

Giles Townsend has joined Cistermiser and Keraflo, the washroom and water efficiency specialists, in the Board-level operational role of Finance Director. A Business Studies graduate and Chartered Management Accountant, Giles has specialised in financial management throughout his successful career to... View Article

BAM planting 150,000 trees to celebrate 150th anniversary

In 2019 Royal BAM Group nv turns 150. To underline the Group’s commitment to sustainability, the European construction company will plant 150,000 trees throughout 2019. More information about the history of BAM and the various jubilee activities can be found... View Article

Three million new social homes key to solving housing crisis

A landmark report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing to many more people. After the Grenfell Tower fire, the charity brought together 16 independent commissioners... View Article

Breathing Buildings’ NVHR® Wins Prestigious Energy Award

Breathing Buildings, the UK’s leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious Energy Award. Recognising the vital importance of good indoor air quality and thermal comfort in schools, the Cambridge-based company’s... View Article

Noise solutions: More than just a functional face

Acoustic expert Jacksons Fencing has released an in depth report (‘Cutting through the Noise’) on environmental noise pollution in the UK. Informed by the views of 650 architects, specifiers and noise consultants and 2,000 UK residents, the findings paint a... View Article

Sports and leisure firm names new director

LK2, the rapidly expanding firm of architects, sports and leisure specialists, has appointed ‘industry heavyweight’ Tracey Francis as director. Tracey, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the sports world, will lead LK2’s development strategy to manage an increased... View Article