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One of the Leading Architectural Solutions Providers Will be Holding a Number of National Workshops

One of the Leading Architectural Solutions Providers Will be Holding a Number of National Workshops

Yesterday, one of the leading architectural solutions providers revealed that in light of the horrendous events at Grenfell, they will be holding a number of national workshops looking at fire safety in the building industry. Trimo has been operating since 1961, which means that they have over 50 years of knowledge developed in the cladding industry that can be used in order to offer advice and reassurance. The building envelope solutions provider is known for their sustainable and reliable services…

Big Ben Silenced as Conservation Work is Carried Out

Big Ben Silenced as Conservation Work is Carried Out

Many people are familiar with the sound of Big Ben tolling; inhabitants of the capital city pass it frequently, and millions of people gather and tune in on New Year's Eve in order to hear the bells announce the new year. However, one of the UK’s famous landmarks will be silenced as part of a four year scheme of renovation and conservation work. The conservation work will begin with Elizabeth Tower and when the work is taking place the striking…

Vital Energi Appointed to Create Temporary Energy Centre for ABP

Vital Energi Appointed to Create Temporary Energy Centre for ABP

For the first phase of the business district to be created at London’s Royal Albert Docks, Vital Energi has been appointed to a design and build contract with Multiplex to create a temporary energy centre. The £7.9 million contract is a part of a major project that will create a completely new business district in London.   The finished development at the Royal Albert Dock, when completed will be a gateway for companies in Asia looking to establish a headquarters…

New Glasgow Student Housing Development Complete

New Glasgow Student Housing Development Complete

Balfour Beatty and Oberlanders Architects have completed their construction project to create a £32 million pound student accommodation development. The project is located on Kennedy Street in Glasgow and the housing development has been completed ready for its first round of students this summer. This multi-million pound development will offer much needed accommodation for students who are moving to the city to study at one of the number of different Colleges and Universities in the city.   The accommodation, named…

Decorean Announces Whetstone Redevelopment

Decorean Announces Whetstone Redevelopment

Construction company, Decorean has announced their latest development project. Decorean has managed to secure a GDV residential redevelopment project after a competitive tender process. The London redevelopment about to be started by the full-service construction firm has been valued at £6.2 million.   Decorean is a construction company that has been in operation since 2010 and has since expanded in order to become one of the fastest growing construction companies in London. This new development will transform a site that…

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Celebrate Golden Jubilee

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Celebrate Golden Jubilee

In order to celebrate the golden Jubilee of the official grand opening of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a select collection of the designs of this iconic landmark have been put on display in the entrance to the cathedral. The display has been created in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and showcases a number of designs that were submitted in 1960 as part of an architectural competition. This will be the first time these designs have been displayed. The variety of…

Hopkins Architects Gains Planning Approval for Student Homes

Hopkins Architects Gains Planning Approval for Student Homes

Plans to to carry out a major student housing scheme in London has recently been approved. The City of London Corporation has approved the plans that have been put forward by Hopkins Architects. Hopkins Architects was first founded by Sir Michael Hopkins in 1976. Since this time the practice has helped to lead some pioneering projects across Britain. Currently the practice is being led by six Senior Partners that are based in London. This new approval is great news for…

How are interior designers revamping bedrooms in 2017?

Whether it’s upgrading a loft apartment or bringing a country cottage bedroom up to date, our nation’s interior designers have been busy in making sure that we sleep in style over the past twelve months. With interesting new colour schemes and new approaches to implementing bedroom furniture like divan beds, it shows us that there are few areas of the room that are more open to imaginative design than the bedroom. Whilst colour trends can come and go with alarming…

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Started Successfully

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Started Successfully

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has started successfully for The British Association of Landscape Industries. The Association and its members have done well at the start of the flower show with the awarding of two Gold medals and three Silver-Gilts that have been given to the Registered Designer and Contractor members of BALI for their show and world changing garden ideas. Attending the planned tour of the show by the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group was the Chief…

Redevelopment of Grade II Listed Building is Taking Place

Redevelopment of Grade II Listed Building is Taking Place

Horsforth Mill is a Brownfield site in Leeds which is in the process of being developed into luxury residential accommodation. The redevelopment of the Grade II listed building is taking place with the assistance of offsite building methods that are being utilised more and more in the construction industry in order to save time and reduce consts during the construction process. It is thought that these offsite modern methods of construction will be an ideal solution going forward for historic…