Vision London: Architecture under a new light

Not to be missed, Vision London is an important new event for architects, taking place at London’s Olympia in June Showcasing the latest building products and technology for design, interiors, art and architecture, Vision London opens for the very first... View Article

Building envelope design can improve the overall BREEAM rating

Tom Taylor, Principal Consultant, BRE, explains how excellence in building envelope specification can help achieve BREEAM ratings. The specification of the building envelope has implications for performance against several BREEAM New Construction assessment issues and could potentially have a significant... View Article

DfMA – healthy injection for hospital design?

The advanced off-site manufacturing system, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, was used to build the Cheesegrater in London and is now helping deliver the next generation of UK hospitals faster, safer, and to higher levels of design quality than ever... View Article

Specifying the lift within your project

When is a platform lift appropriate? Crispin Satchell, Head of Sales for Gartec Limited, sheds light on some of the main considerations when specifying the lift for your project and dispels some of the most commonly held misconceptions regarding the... View Article

A warm welcome at the care hotel

Deep in the heart of rural Essex, a building that heralds a new approach to high-quality residential care for older people has opened its doors. Ray Philpott discovers what makes it different With an ageing population that’s growing year by... View Article

An enlightened approach to mental healthcare

Hopewood Park is one of the UK’s newest psychiatric hospitals and designed to provide a supportive, uplifting environment light years away from the dark and foreboding institutions of the past. Ray Philpott reports Cast your eye over serene Hopewood Park... View Article

Prognosis is good for new community hospital

A site hemmed in by houses, a road and a hill, plus instructions that health services must continue uninterrupted during construction – Jess Unwin discovers there were many challenges for the designers of a new hospital in Dover A series... View Article

Windows that need to be safe in every respect

Specifying windows in the mental healthcare sector is challenging. Mark Clemson, sales and marketing director of architectural glazing systems manufacturer Kawneer UK, explains how developments in fenestration techniques are addressing the most exacting demands of health authorities Secure recovery units... View Article

Make a clean start with hands-free washroom controls

David Meacock, Technical Director at Cistermiser, reveals how introducing ‘no touch’ technology to toilet cubicles and taps can maintain a hygienic environment within healthcare applications and lower water and energy use Infection control remains one of the great challenges for... View Article

Breathing new life into flooring

Virginia Harris from Gerflor explains why contemporary linoleum and loosefit planking systems are good flooring solutions for meeting the diverse needs of the UK healthcare sector The healthcare sector today demands innovative, decorative, durable, hygienic and environmentally responsible flooring and... View Article

Selecting furniture that’s fit for a demanding world

Steve Smith, Sales Office Manager of contract furniture manufacturer Will Beck, looks at the challenges of providing the best possible choices in the ever-changing mental health environment Are more people being diagnosed with mental health disorders today or are the... View Article

A hotel fit for a super-hero

Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens is a superhero of many an architect so it’s perhaps fitting that one of his buildings is being reinvented in the centre of Manchester under the name of Hotel Gotham. Jess Unwin reports The Art Deco... View Article

A grand vision for the Ashton Gate transformation

When Bristol City FC owner Steve Lansdown visited Barcelona, he had a vision. Lansdown was not taken just by the club’s iconic Nou Camp stadium, but the plethora of sports clubs that made up Barcelona, which he wants to recreate... View Article

Selecting the correct stone

Stone Federation explores a range of points including the latest CE Marking legislation that affords architects with the information they need to ensure that the right material is chosen for the right application The process of selecting the correct stone... View Article

Creative heating solutions

David Simoes, brand manager at Zehnder Commercial, explores the radical changes to the landscape for heating and cooling products over the past decade Over the past decade the landscape for heating and cooling products has radically changed. With continued investment... View Article