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ARADA appoints ZHA to design Aljada’s Central Hub

Following the international competition, ARADA has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to design the Central Hub, the centrepiece of Aljada, the developer’s renowned masterplan in Sharjah, UAE. Developed with environmental considerations integrated throughout the master plan to minimise the consumption... View Article

BLOG: Protecting our concrete heritage

Stuart Hicks at cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the specification and installation challenges during the renovation of a grade II listed building – St Thomas More Church. While much modern architecture divides opinion, some 20th century buildings demonstrate... View Article

Mass appeal – Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, Canada

James Parker reports on how an “extraordinarily ordinary” student residence in Vancouver became the world’s tallest engineered timber building almost by accident. At 18 storeys, Brock Commons Tallwood House, a student residence in Vancouver, is currently the world’s tallest engineered... View Article

WW+P scheme approved for listed South Kensington station

Listed building consent and prior approval has been granted for a larger, more spacious ticket hall and new eastbound platform at Grade II listed South Kensington station, one of London’s landmark Underground stations.  The scheme by Weston Williamson + Partners... View Article

Extended Study – Templeman Library, Canterbury

The design of a new extension to a university library in Kent both acts as a counterpoint to the pre-existing 1960s brutalist building, and achieves unification between old and new. Sébastien Reed reports. The original masterplan for the University of... View Article

Consent secured on phase two at the Timberyard Deptford

Leading international property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has secured consent for its latest phase at The Timberyard Deptford, for the company’s first Build to Rent scheme in the area, designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects. The reserved matters approval for Phase Two of the... View Article

Earthy and airy

Rachel Haugh, one of the name-givers of SimpsonHaugh and Partners Group LLP (Manchester/London), has noted that there are two vital requirements for the design of a high-rise. One is to ensure it is well-connected on street level, and the other... View Article

A destination of choice: Riverside Bedford

Bedford Riverside Regeneration Limited a joint venture between Coplan Estates and Linkcity, in partnership with Bedford Borough Council has completed Bedford Riverside North, a £40m mixed-use town centre scheme that has repositioned Bedford as an exciting retail and leisure destination.... View Article
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