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Choosing a Washroom Hand Dryer for Your Property
Architecture & Design

Choosing a Washroom Hand Dryer for Your Property

Hand dryers are a staple commodity in most commercial property washrooms. Once installed, they are cheaper and more eco-friendly than paper towels, with no waste going into bins. Hygiene concerns surrounding the original push button models have long since been overcome by the arrival of automatic dryers activated by a motion sensor when someone places their hands adjacent to it. Although automatic switch on has become standard for the modern washroom hand dryer, there are still plenty of other choices…

Together Has Launched the Lowest Monthly Rate
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Together Has Launched the Lowest Monthly Rate

The specialist lender Together has launched its lowest ever monthly rate for short-term finance of 0.49% for the first six months. Its purpose is to help property investors and landlords to renovate newly-purchased residential properties, including auction purchases. “This is our lowest ever rate for short-term finance, and has been specifically designed to help customers make the most of their residential property purchases,” said Chris Baguley, Commercial Director at Together. The deal is that customers will be able to benefit…

Lumiere London Will Celebrate Light and Sound
Architecture & Design

Lumiere London Will Celebrate Light and Sound

Lumiere London festival will use the capital’s most iconic landmarks as the basis for artistic exploration. From the 18th until the 21st of January, the city’s streets, buildings, and public spaces will be transformed into a large-scale nocturnal art exhibition of light and sound. International and UK-based artists will create over fifty artworks and the instalments can be seen across London’s West End, Kings Cross, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Southbank, Waterloo, Westminster, and Victoria. A programme and a festival map are available…

Plans for a New Retirement Village Are Awaiting Permission
Planning & Developments

Plans for a New Retirement Village Are Awaiting Permission

The proposed retirement village in Newton Mearns, Scotland, is awaiting planning permission. It will include 252 flats and houses, an 80-bed care home, a ‘multi-purpose village centre’, and associated loop road. Situated off Netherplace Road, the idea for the retirement village was conceived by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects on behalf of Newton Mearns Projects and it will accommodate exclusively the over 55s. The masterplan will occupy 6.2 hectares of land and its aim is to avoid the institutional appearance. For…

The Women in Architecture Awards Will Start Soon
Architecture & Design

The Women in Architecture Awards Will Start Soon

The Women in Architecture Awards will be holding its annual edition on the second of March at Claridge’s in London. Celebrating great design by women from around the world, the show has been running since 2012, acclaiming women for their achievements in the field. During the luncheon the winners of the Woman Architect of the Year and the Moria Gemmill Prize for emerging architecture will be announced, while the yet-to-be-announced winners of Jane Drew Prize and the Ada Huxtable Prize…

The Plans for a Walkway Under Thames Are Submitted
Planning & Developments

The Plans for a Walkway Under Thames Are Submitted

A proposal for a new footbridge along the bank of the River Thames in Chiswick, West London, has been submitted to planners and is awaiting future details. The curved structure designed by Moxon Architects would sit beneath the Grade II listed Barnes Bridge in Dukes Meadow. Joining the project will be CampbellReith consulting engineers. Moxon Architects described the structure as a “half-through truss form with distinctive bracing members angled to maximise oblique views to the river.” As well as encouraging…

The New Simon Sainsbury Centre in Cambridge Is Open
Planning & Developments

The New Simon Sainsbury Centre in Cambridge Is Open

Stirling Prize winning architect, Stanton Williams, has added a £21.5 million expansion to Cambridge University Judge Business School, turning the former hospital building into a new Simon Sainsbury Centre. It will provide an additional 5,000 square metres of teaching, meeting, and dining space. The project was partly supported by a generous donation from the Monument Trust, which was founded by Simon Sainsbury, one of the Business School’s original benefactors. The new Centre will offer a physical space for students, executives,…

The Next Generation Design Project Will Start Next Month
Architecture & Design

The Next Generation Design Project Will Start Next Month

The Next Generation Design Pavilion Project organised by Scale Rule, a Community Interest Company, will start again this year in London. It offers young students (13-16 year olds) that come from a non-traditional industry background the chance to sign up for a series of interactive workshops to design and build a pavilion. The two-day workshop will take place during the 10th and the 11th of February and it will be a mix of short talks from professionals about architecture and…

Queensberry Properties Announced Dirleton Expansion
Planning & Developments

Queensberry Properties Announced Dirleton Expansion

Queensberry Properties have announced their plans to build 32 houses and four flats on four hectares of land on the outskirts of Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland. The properties will be located in a conservation area at Castlemains Place and the project aims to maximise the views of the castle. The plan will see a newly laid street to enclose a landscaped strip of planting, with accommodation, steading, and courtyard elements arranged across lane. The design of the new housing project…

Prices for First Time Buyers Increase
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Prices for First Time Buyers Increase

The report released by the property search portal Rightmove suggests that entry level properties that would be suitable for First Time Buyers have already seen an uplift of 1.1% in value since November. Although this had been predicted by many in the property industry, only now it is backed by evidence. The tight supply of suitable properties for sale which is at an average overall number of 42 properties on sale per estate agency branch counter-balances to a degree the…