How can design make leisure centres more inclusive?

Sport England estimates that inactivity causes one in six deaths and costs the NHS approximately £1 billion per year. With UK sport and leisure facilities now reopening their doors, we need to consider who is using these facilities and what... View Article

Pioneering school puts sustainability first

Situated in a rural forest in Norway, the new Torvbråten primary school has become Norway’s second school to achieve the highly-regarded Nordic Swan Eco-label, which is awarded for best practice in environmental of products and developments. Designed by Link Arkitektur,... View Article

GRAHAM secures Glasgow riverside build-to-rent project

Contractor GRAHAM has secured a key Glasgow residential build to rent project on the banks of the Clyde on behalf of developer PLATFORM_. The 498-apartment development consists of four blocks of varying height, including a 20- storey tower, on a... View Article

Cobe wins competition for Gothenburg University Library

The Danish architecture firm Cobe, led by Founder Dan Stubbergaard, has won the prestigious international competition for a new university library in the heart of Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg. The new 16,000 m2 university library in the Swedish city of... View Article

HarrisonStevens strengthens senior design team

Landscape Architects and Urban Designers, HarrisonStevens, have announced two key promotions at the Edinburgh-based studio. Liz Leech and Neil Bancroft, both former Senior Landscape Architects, have been named as Associates following successful project wins and a healthy portfolio of work... View Article

Parex has launched a new ‘Ex’ advertising campaign

UK leader in construction chemicals, Parex has launched an innovative and eye-catching new ‘Ex’ advertising campaign to highlight the range and benefits of its advanced renders and façade solutions. The goal of the campaign is to cement the company’s reputation,... View Article

Urgent action demanded to boost delivery of new homes

The Government needs to take urgent action to significantly increase the number of housing developments being granted planning permission if it wants to hit its target of 300,000 new homes a year, new research by leading planning consultancy Lichfields highlights... View Article

BDP Appoints New Chief Executive

BDP announces the appointment of Nick Fairham as its new chief executive. Current chief executive, John McManus who has been in the post since January 2014, made the decision to step down in preparation for retirement later this year. Based... View Article

Washroom and Cre8 celebrate two successful decades together

Leading washroom and joinery companies, Washroom Washroom and Cre8 Joinery Solutions, are celebrating an impressive 20 years in business together this year. Originally founded as one company by four directors in 2001, the Washroom Group has enjoyed consistent growth over... View Article

Plans Submitted for Pioneering T Level Centre

Plans for a £2.3million state-of-the-art T Level facility have been submitted to Charnwood Borough Council by a local team of specialists for Loughborough College. The project team – which includes project manager Thornton Firkin, architects Bond Bryan, M&E consultancy Couch Perry... View Article

Newfoundland: London’s skyline welcomes remarkable new icon

Newfoundland, a prestigious new addition to the Capital’s skyline and a landmark building for Vertus, Canary Wharf Group’s (CWG) residential rental arm, has completed and is welcoming its first residents. Designed by award-winning London architecture firm, Horden Cherry Lee (HCL),... View Article

Successfully managing mould and damp

Whilst the initial formation and subsequent growth of mould throughout a residential property can appear unsightly, it can also cause potentially serious health problems for the individuals residing within it. Here Zac Hemming, Founding Director of ICE Cleaning, shares guidance... View Article