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World class Library benefits from Kingspan quality

A prestigious £50m restoration project to transform the Grade II* listed Liverpool Central Library into a world class facility has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating with the help of Kingspan Insulation. The ambitious three-year restoration and redevelopment project at... View Article

Nave de Vero sails to sustainability

A total volume of 500,000 cubic meters, 55,000 square meters of retail space, including a 4,000 square meter hypermarket and galleries of over 15,000 square meters; 120 commercial units and wide range of dining areas, offices, 2,400 parking spaces of... View Article

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

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

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

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

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

Go-ahead given for Middlesbrough Sports Village

Willmott Dixon has followed up its recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise by being appointed by Middlesbrough Council to build a £18m sports village that will become an “iconic sports destination” according to Mayor Ray Mallon. The village will be a... View Article
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