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Natural History Museum Protected by Advanced Systems

The world-famous Natural History Museum in London, and its more than five million annual visitors are being protected by intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Often called the ‘Cathedral of Nature’ the Natural History Museum is renowned for its collections of... View Article

Prison-to-homes project approved

A scheme which will see a former Portsmouth prison turned into hundreds of homes have been approved by the Portsmouth City Council. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios will convert the 19th century Kingston Prison into 230 homes. The works will include a mix... View Article

Adapta stays true to its innovative vocation with Adapta SDS

Thousands of adverts plaster streetlights, traffic lights, road signs, and urban buildings in cities. The proliferation of this type of publicity incurs high costs for municipal coffers for cleaning and maintenance services. The situation has got to such an extreme... View Article

Glassolutions chosen for Lendlease London school

High performance glass and an excellent value engineering approach from GLASSOLUTIONS has played a major part in the delivery of the St John Bosco College and Wandsworth Residential Surrey Lane scheme, a sustainable college and Code level four and five housing... View Article

Hunter Douglas showcases expertise at £16m leisure centre

When Northumberland County Council opened its new leisure and community facility in Ashington, the local residents were absolutely thrilled with their £16 million building. The showpiece project also enabled leading global architectural products manufacturer Hunter Douglas to demonstrate its expertise, after it... View Article

Spacious and Relaxing: Passage Cafe

Passage Cafe in Istanbul, designed by Boytorun Architects, has the features of a spacious and relaxing resting place for visitors thanks to its integrative approach blending rigid and soft lines in the same pot as well as its authentic details.... View Article

Changing places riding high

“You can’t turn people away because you haven’t got a toilet.” So says Sorrel Taylor, centre manager at Clwyd Special Riding Centre. And she won’t have to turn away anyone now, with the installation of a ‘state-of-the-art’ Changing Places toilet... View Article

A model for a brighter sort of retirement living

A new and more socially-inclusive form of retirement living is being designed and built in High Wycombe, writes Steve Menary. Retirement housing was once acerbically described in the hit 1980s comedy-drama, Auf Wiedersehen Pet as “A little box before the... View Article

Architects think outside the box with glass extension

A Brentwood-based architectural practice overcame a challenging brief to deliver a full refurbishment, loft conversion and extension of a local home. Spatial Design Architects were commissioned by a private client to create a contrasting design with the house’s brick facade and... View Article

School extension boosts Leeds with 200 new places

Hundreds of primary school places will be provided after the timely expansion of a Leeds school. Asquith Primary School’s new building will secure 200 additional places as part of a city-wide schools expansion programme. The new two-storey building, developed by... View Article

Barnet shopping centre plans given green light

A £7m shopping centre extension will go ahead in Barnet, north London, following a council approval. The Spires Shopping Centre plans include three new restaurants, public realm improvements and a new 24,540 ft² anchor unit for a major retail firm.... View Article

Acoustic ceiling pops up in world famous restaurant

The design of the NOMA Pop-up Restaurant at Barangaroo near Sydney in Australia was most unusual – unusual because it was designed to operate only 10 weeks, just like another temporary Japanese one which popped-up for a short time in Tokyo.... View Article
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