Kingspan brings eastern promise to the Olympic Park

The Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System has been installed as part of the award-winning Here East development, a stunning repurposing of the press and broadcasting centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Situated in a picturesque canalside location, Here... View Article

Platform drainage at Historic York Railway Station

The original York Railway Station was built within the City Walls, adjacent to where the current station now stands. Opened in 1839 by the North Midland Railway, the structure only served trains to and from the south and the northern... View Article

Housing delivery programme appoints prize-winning architect

City of York Council’s programme to deliver 600 homes in the next five years has added another building block with the appointment of a widely-celebrated and multi award-winning architect’s practice. Following a national competition which saw over 50 entries from... View Article

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Lucky Cat opens inside Gordon Ramsay’s former restaurant Maze in Grosvenor Square, marking the end of 14 years in business. This is Gordon Ramsay’s first new restaurant in 5 years, and what a spectacular one it is. Bluecrow had the pleasure... View Article

Flexibility and agility

A new sports centre forms a key part of an ongoing masterplan at Oxford University’s iconic Iffley Road Sports Complex, where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. James Parker reports on a highly flexible space with an innovative glass floor... View Article

An open book

An adaptive reuse project in a former Netherlands train depot is being hailed as a sign of things to come for public libraries, with an open design that provides a lot more than just bookshelves. Jack Wooler reports Located in... View Article

BakerHicks design super power artwork structure at Heathrow

BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering company, has completed their part in the installation of a canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas which is currently on display at Heathrow Part of an initiative by the ADHD Foundation, the ‘Umbrella Project’ is... View Article

BDG architecture + design in Amsterdam

BDG architecture + design has completed the new Amsterdam campus for WPP as part of its global colocation strategy, which is to provide world-class spaces that bring together its people and agencies into one location, encouraging greater collaboration and giving clients... View Article

Clean lines

Carole Armstrong of Delabie UK suggests that design, comfort, safety and hygiene should be seen as equal to compliance when specifying accessible washrooms Inclusive design for accessible facilities should be a given. However, adapted washrooms in the care sector are... View Article

A special facade for a special store

Østjysk Våbenhandel Weapon store, Hedensted, Denmark Architects: Ginneruparkitekter The premises of the Østjysk Våbenhandel in Denmark can be clearly seen from a major motorway. For customers, as well as those driving past, the unusual facade of this building catches the... View Article

Vertical integration

Architype’s Eco Business Centre brings flexible shared workspace to eco-town North West Bicester, in what ended up being the UK’s first non-residential Passivhaus Plus accredited building. Sébastien Reed reports There are 6,000 new ‘true’ zero-carbon homes planned for North West... View Article