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Case study: what’s involved in a timber house build?

Ryan Abell, owner of Abell Building Services, provides a breakdown of what’s involved in building a timber house, focusing on the benefits and pitfalls of choosing timber as a main building material. Whilst timber houses aren’t a new invention –... View Article

Benoy regenerates historic Nanjing industrial site

Benoy has been appointed to redevelop a new mixed-use destination on the banks of the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China. Working with developer MCC Real Estate Group, Benoy will regenerate a historic ice storage warehouse as part of a wider... View Article

Early consultation initiated for Tellus Towers

A significant milestone was reached today for SSM’s Tellus Towers project, a joint venture between SSM and Partners Group. From today until the end of April, The City Planning Administration of Stockholm will carry out an early consultation for the... View Article

Mass appeal – Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, Canada

James Parker reports on how an “extraordinarily ordinary” student residence in Vancouver became the world’s tallest engineered timber building almost by accident. At 18 storeys, Brock Commons Tallwood House, a student residence in Vancouver, is currently the world’s tallest engineered... View Article

WW+P scheme approved for listed South Kensington station

Listed building consent and prior approval has been granted for a larger, more spacious ticket hall and new eastbound platform at Grade II listed South Kensington station, one of London’s landmark Underground stations.  The scheme by Weston Williamson + Partners... View Article

Extended Study – Templeman Library, Canterbury

The design of a new extension to a university library in Kent both acts as a counterpoint to the pre-existing 1960s brutalist building, and achieves unification between old and new. Sébastien Reed reports. The original masterplan for the University of... View Article

Consent secured on phase two at the Timberyard Deptford

Leading international property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has secured consent for its latest phase at The Timberyard Deptford, for the company’s first Build to Rent scheme in the area, designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects. The reserved matters approval for Phase Two of the... View Article

Earthy and airy

Rachel Haugh, one of the name-givers of SimpsonHaugh and Partners Group LLP (Manchester/London), has noted that there are two vital requirements for the design of a high-rise. One is to ensure it is well-connected on street level, and the other... View Article

A destination of choice: Riverside Bedford

Bedford Riverside Regeneration Limited a joint venture between Coplan Estates and Linkcity, in partnership with Bedford Borough Council has completed Bedford Riverside North, a £40m mixed-use town centre scheme that has repositioned Bedford as an exciting retail and leisure destination.... View Article
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