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Lights go up on Margate’s Dreamland once again

One of Britain’s oldest theme parks has been given a new lease of life after years in disrepair. The cinema complex part of Margate’s 1920s amusement park in Kent received £1.89m backing from the Coastal Communities’ Fund and has been... View Article

Examining the effect of good interior design on patients

A new book, ‘Designing the Patient Room’, is claimed by its publishers Birkhauser to offer a “detailed insight into the future of inpatient care.” The author Sylvia Leydecker, who is director of German interior design practice 100% Interior, looks at... View Article

‘Lego’ building celebrates first birthday

The recently-redesigned School of Architecture at the University of Reading marked its first anniversary with an end of year public exhibition. Hawkins/Brown transformed the Grade II listed 1970s school – known as the ‘Lego’ building – creating an open-plan internal... View Article

Editor’s Comment – August

Feeling confident? If one is to believe “sentiment” surveys (and many do, as evidenced by the attention paid to the Purchasing Managers Index), then generally, architects are feeling a bit less confident than they were a couple of months ago. The... View Article

Manufacturing firm Cellecta opens new factory

Cellecta, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic & Thermal Insulation has officially opened its new 60,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution facility in Rochester, Kent. The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor David and Mrs Denise Wildey, opened the facility... View Article

Material prices are soaring, says FMB

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).... View Article

100 Houses 100 Years

100 Houses 100 Years by Twentieth Century Society Edited by Susannah Charlton and Elain Harwood 100 British houses celebrating the diverse domestic architecture of the last 100 Years. 100 Houses 100 Years is a fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage, published in... View Article

Embracing the #euBIMhandbook

Every now and again you read something and really enjoy it; by all accounts Gone Girl was one of these moments and perhaps that grey book with the red room. I haven’t read either, but I did spend an afternoon... View Article

Architectural Technology Student Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is delighted to announce the shortlisted entrants for its 2017 Architectural Technology Student Awards, recognised as the premier accolades that demonstrate outstanding achievement in academia and celebrate the technology of architecture. Winners will... View Article

Aspen Pumps is Triple finalist in Cooling Industry Awards

Aspen Pumps, the UK’s market leader in condensate removal pumps and accessories, is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted three times in the prestigious RAC Cooling Industry Awards. The company’s revolutionary Green XL range from Storm Chemicals –... View Article
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