Levolux returns to the village

Following the success of London 2012, as the Athletes’ Village prepares for legacy use, an 850 space car park is already standing by, equipped with a striking screening solution courtesy of Levolux. Situated in Stratford, east London, the Athletes’ Village... View Article

Toolstation introduces Crabtree electrical accessories

Toolstation has introduced a range of Crabtree electrical switches, sockets and light fittings in its latest Catalogue 55. Crabtree’s uncompromising approach to quality has established this brand as a trade favourite, and the new range at Toolstation is sure to... View Article

Promat rises to major refurbishment project challenge

The need for proven fire protection for self-supporting mains gas risers which extended up through 21 storeys led to Promat’s PROMATECT®-L500 board being selected for a residential refurbishment project in Camden, London. Three multi-storey housing blocks on the Ampthill Estate... View Article

Goldsmiths Art Gallery architect shortlist revealed

The shortlist of architects chosen to put designs forward for the Goldsmiths Art Gallery at Goldsmiths, University of London has been confirmed. The firms are: 6a Architects Assemble Dow Jones Architects Ltd Harry Gugger Studio HAT Projects Limited Jamie Fobert... View Article

Thin-joint system achieves Passivehaus principles

A prestigious development of five luxury apartments has been constructed to Passivhaus principles using H+H aircrete Jumbo Blocks, Foundation Blocks and the H+H Thin-Joint System. Oyster Reach in Whitstable, Kent, was built by contractor Masonry Frame Systems Ltd in a... View Article

Throwing new light on station design

Intelligent use of glass and translucent products is helping to shape contemporary railway architecture, writes Ray Philpott The reborn, luminous masterpieces of St Pancras International and London King’s Cross stations are high-profile symbols of the railway renaissance that’s gripping Britain.... View Article

Making connections

A light-filled atrium designed by Ryder Architecture is central to the Scottish Crime Campus’ bespoke facility When the Scottish government commissioned the Scottish Crime Campus, the driving purpose was to create a secure campus, which would enable closer and more joined... View Article

Redefining the riverside

Nine Elms on the South Bank’s transformation of up to 3km of the Thames riverside with striking, modern architecture showcases glass. Michael Willoughby reports on the Riverside development London is a city of huge inequality, with vast income differences between north... View Article

Benoy Celebrates win for Phoenix Market City at ISCA

Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is thrilled to announce the Phoenix Market City development has been honoured at the Images Shopping Centre Awards (ISCA), held earlier this month. Phoenix Market City, Pune, India won... View Article

Art meets architecture in Mayfair

Ray Philpott looks at the unique commercial development that’s a perfect fit for London’s Savile Row, famed for its bespoke tailoring Modern office and retail buildings frequently incorporate showpiece works of public art somewhere on the premises to endow them... View Article

Greystones – homes your mum would be proud of

Selfbuilder & Homemaker meets builder Barry McGrath, who created the iconic, award-winning Greystones homes on a ‘building bombsite’ in the Hertfordshire village of Radlett. Greystones is a gated development of two identical, detached, flat roofed and very contemporary properties, built... View Article

Village concept at heart of cancer centre

Jess Unwin reports on the new £160 million state-of-the-art facility emerging at St Guy’s Hospital in London A place less like a hospital and on a human scale – but a place that still reassures patients they’ll get the treatment... View Article

A. Proctor Group at Devoran School, Cornwall

The recent upgrade of the solid walls at Devoran School in Cornwall required a solution for the window openings with mimimum loss of space, but maintaining the low U-value required. Primary Conservation Ltd contacted the A. Proctor Group who recommended... View Article

Turley delivers De Montfort University masterplan

Planning consultancy Turley has secured planning approval for a refreshed campus masterplan for De Montfort University. The updated masterplan was approved by Leicester City Council in April 2014 as part of the implementation of the University’s 2012 outline planning permission.... View Article

Village life in London’s East End

Just because a home is “affordable”, it doesn’t mean it can’t have a show-stopping bathroom. That has been amply demonstrated on the first phase of a new development in London’s East End. 160 apartments in Lighterman Point, the first phase... View Article

Willmott Dixon confirmed for £45m hospital transformation

Willmott Dixon’s role as one of the largest constructors of health and wellbeing accommodation was underlined when it was confirmed as main contractor on the £45 million redevelopment of benenden hospital in Cranbrook, Kent. benenden hospital is a flagship independent... View Article

Mayor approves plans for 3,000 new homes in Hackney

Plans to comprehensively regenerate a housing estate in Hackney and build more than 3,000 new homes were approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson last week. Parts of the Woodberry Down Estate, comprising 1,980 properties, date back to the... View Article