Tate Solutions provides safe access to retirement home

With thirty two apartments and several cottages and bungalows in its complex, when pedestrian access became a serious problem at Beech Court Retirement Home in Solihull, Warwickshire, the residents and their facilities committee called in access control experts Tate Solutions... View Article

Thermal upgrade – inside the box

Spacetherm Blanket has been installed in a unique office construction, in Dundee, which consists of 37 recycled shipping containers. The first of 10 buildings for ‘early stage’ creative companies in the heart of Seabraes Yard has 15 lettable office units,... View Article

Abode, Cambridge – a modern interpretation of traditional architecture

Countryside’s award-winning Abode is a beautifully designed collection of sustainable new homes at Great Kneighton, Trumpington in Cambridge. The designs are a modern interpretation on traditional Cambridgshire architecture, and combine ‘city’ style with a traditional village layout. The development provides 306 new homes... View Article

New business school gets underway

Work has officially started on the University of Wolverhampton’s new multi-million pound building for business education. The six-storey building will serve the University of Wolverhampton’s Business School, providing a combination of social and learning space for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive... View Article

Metal Technology improves the outlook at City View

Metal Technology window, door and curtain walling products have been installed at the City View office scheme in Aberdeen. The scheme, whose contemporary design and high specification quality have been recognised by Aberdeen Civic Society, extends over 4 acres in... View Article

Tate Britain transformed with BAL

A stunning £45-million redevelopment of Tate Britain made extensive use of BAL tile adhesives. The transformation included the Millbank Project, creating new spaces within the national home to 500 years of British art. Stonework specialists Szerelmey completed two packages in... View Article

Flagship redevelopment undergoes topping out

A regeneration scheme in East London has marked the completion of a new apartment block with a Topping Out ceremony. English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities... View Article

Too green to build?

So determined was a Peterborough school to gain a BREEAM Very Good rating that it had become too expensive to construct. Mark Smulian hears how the architects adapted the design Any architect in pursuit of a BREEAM rating has a formidable... View Article

A destination in its own right

London Heathrow Airport’s new, wave-roofed Terminal 2 building – The Queen’s Terminal – opened for business this month. Ray Philpott looks at architect Luis Vidal’s vision for this high-profile icon of air travel Architect Luis Vidal says he wants London... View Article

Academy helping local people into employment

Sanctuary Group has joined forces with local partners in Worcester to set up a formal training academy at its development in St John’s, creating genuine career prospects for local people within the construction industry. The leading housing and care provider... View Article

Equitone fuses nature and nostalgia at Austrian festival hall

A fibre cement EQUITONE facade on The Festival Hall in Erl, Austria, has created an architectural fusion between the sites impressive mountainous setting and neighbouring historical building. The lightweight yet strong properties of the EQUITONE facade, which allow the creation... View Article

McCarthy & Stone announces record new planning consents

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading builder of retirement housing, has announced a record 31 planning consents in the last five months (January-May 2014). The new consents will deliver a total of 1102 units with a forward sales value of £250... View Article