The Sailing World Championship begins in Santander

The mayor of Santander, Íñigo de la Serna, officially opened the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship event. With 95 countries, 900 ships, and more than 1,200 participants, this ten-day international competition will determine the shortlisted for competing in the 2016... View Article

Metal comes to the fore in public-facing projects

Steve Menary explores the changing use of metal in major public-facing projects from sports to leisure and retail Most of the sports fans in the Chris Hoy Velodrome at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow would have been gripped by... View Article

Botanical Greenhouses at the University of Aarhus inaugurated

Following thorough renovation of the original greenhouses and the construction of a new tropical greenhouse, the Greenhouses of the University of Aarhus have been transformed into an innovative experience and learning centre. The official was September 12, and the Greenhouses... View Article

Thames Tideway Tunnel, super sewer, given development consent

The Thames Tideway Tunnel has been given development consent by the Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The decision supports the recommendation made by the Planning Inspectorate. The examination process... View Article

LDA Design appointed to masterplan Russian industrial site

Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, in association with architects, UHA London, has been appointed to masterplan one of central Moscow’s best-known former industrial sites – Serp and Molot, or Hammer and Sickle. The 58 ha (143 acre)... View Article

Leslie Jones makes Minsk move

Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned to prepare concept designs for the major extension and redevelopment of Expobel Shopping Centre in Minsk for Aquabel. The scheme will quadruple the area of the centre and cement its position as the dominant... View Article

ISG returns for second scheme at Park House

ISG has been awarded a further £3 million fit out project at Park House, the largest new build mixed-use development to be constructed on London’s Oxford Street in the past 40 years. The project sees ISG carry out a fast-track... View Article

Combat Doors specifies Interleaf Hinges from Cooke Brothers

Manchester based Combat Doors, one of the leading specialists in the manufacture and installation of commercial entrance door systems, reports on a recently completed contract for one of the UK’s largest housing associations in Tameside, Greater Manchester. The £250k +... View Article

Elliott hands over keys on £5.9 million hospital project

Elliott has completed the £5.9m design and build of the Staff Accommodation Block at Peterborough City Hospital in just 22 weeks from delivery of the final module. Utilising its innovative modular construction system, Elliott handed over keys to the four... View Article

In keeping with tradition

Tradition was the name of the game for Paddock Johnson Partnership architects, when the company was charged with restoring and converting a grade two listed building in the historic village of Port Sunlight, Merseyside. It was because of this that... View Article