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Turley writes Pinewood Studios’ expansion script

Planning consultancy Turley has secured permission at appeal for the expansion of the iconic Pinewood Studios in South Buckinghamshire. Production home of Star Wars: Episode VII and the James Bond franchise, Pinewood Studios is the only film, television and media... View Article

BAM to deliver £21 million scheme for Barnsley College

Barnsley College has appointed BAM Construction to deliver two new structures under a £21 million contract. It follows the Leeds-based contractor’s recent announcement of a £100 million ‘wave’ of new work across Yorkshire. BAM will create a Sixth Form Centre... View Article

WWF Living Planet Centre wins architecture award

A Surrey-based company is celebrating after its work was heralded as best in practice after winning the ‘best public service building’ in the LABC South East Regional Awards. Cobham-based Willmott Dixon, working in partnership with Hopkins Architects and Woking Borough... View Article

Berry Systems cladding for new Southwater car park

A key feature of the Southwater Regeneration project in Telford is the construction of a 600 space multi-storey car park with potential for expansion by a further 350 spaces in future years. Associated Architects of Birmingham discussed the cladding requirements... View Article

Refurbishment scheme makes a splash in Cleethorpes

The location for Cleethorpes’ 1980s-built leisure centre couldn’t be better. Sitting on the seafront in the popular resort town, the building makes the most of views of the shoreline with full height windows that connect the pool areas inside with... View Article

Panoramic views of London from Paramount House

For many years 162-170 Wardour Street was the London headquarters of Paramount Studios, located at the heart of the capital’s music, film and advertising industry. However, in 2011 this seven-storey building within Soho’s Conservation Area, was acquired by award winning... View Article

Tate Solutions provides safe access to retirement home

With thirty two apartments and several cottages and bungalows in its complex, when pedestrian access became a serious problem at Beech Court Retirement Home in Solihull, Warwickshire, the residents and their facilities committee called in access control experts Tate Solutions... View Article

Thermal upgrade – inside the box

Spacetherm Blanket has been installed in a unique office construction, in Dundee, which consists of 37 recycled shipping containers. The first of 10 buildings for ‘early stage’ creative companies in the heart of Seabraes Yard has 15 lettable office units,... View Article

New business school gets underway

Work has officially started on the University of Wolverhampton’s new multi-million pound building for business education. The six-storey building will serve the University of Wolverhampton’s Business School, providing a combination of social and learning space for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive... View Article

Metal Technology improves the outlook at City View

Metal Technology window, door and curtain walling products have been installed at the City View office scheme in Aberdeen. The scheme, whose contemporary design and high specification quality have been recognised by Aberdeen Civic Society, extends over 4 acres in... View Article

Tate Britain transformed with BAL

A stunning £45-million redevelopment of Tate Britain made extensive use of BAL tile adhesives. The transformation included the Millbank Project, creating new spaces within the national home to 500 years of British art. Stonework specialists Szerelmey completed two packages in... View Article

Flagship redevelopment undergoes topping out

A regeneration scheme in East London has marked the completion of a new apartment block with a Topping Out ceremony. English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities... View Article

Too green to build?

So determined was a Peterborough school to gain a BREEAM Very Good rating that it had become too expensive to construct. Mark Smulian hears how the architects adapted the design Any architect in pursuit of a BREEAM rating has a formidable... View Article

A destination in its own right

London Heathrow Airport’s new, wave-roofed Terminal 2 building – The Queen’s Terminal – opened for business this month. Ray Philpott looks at architect Luis Vidal’s vision for this high-profile icon of air travel Architect Luis Vidal says he wants London... View Article

Equitone fuses nature and nostalgia at Austrian festival hall

A fibre cement EQUITONE facade on The Festival Hall in Erl, Austria, has created an architectural fusion between the sites impressive mountainous setting and neighbouring historical building. The lightweight yet strong properties of the EQUITONE facade, which allow the creation... View Article
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