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A bona finish for a fir floor

The John Hope Gateway is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s biodiversity and information centre. It’s a shining example of green construction and sustainability, and the restaurant features a Douglas Fir floor which has just been finished with Bona Traffic HD! The... View Article

RMIG helps create a new image for Norwegian University

A new £30million education development in Bergen, Norway is using more than 2000m2 of aluminium cladding from RMIG, which incorporates thousands of precision perforations to create a series of distinctive images on the building’s exterior. Developed on a site previously... View Article

Benoy celebrates Lan Kwai Fong Wuxi ground breaking

Benoy, a world leader in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design, is excited to celebrate the ground breaking of the much anticipated Lan Kwai Fong development in Wuxi, China. The masterplan and architectural design concept by Benoy were unveiled... View Article

Choose wood, choose FSC

Tallulah Chapman, communications manager, FSC UK discusses the reasons for choosing FSC certified wood for builds. The London 2012 Athlete’s Village was completed last year using 18,508m³ of timber, which is enough to fill 7.5 Olympic swimming pools or stretch... View Article

CPMG-designed air traffic control tower takes flight

Manchester Airport’s new £20million air traffic control tower designed by Nottingham based CPMG architects is now officially open and fully operational. The new tower stands 60 metres tall, making it the second tallest in the UK after Heathrow, and has... View Article

Z?ota 44: Less than 6 months to go

Z?ota 44 is due to be opened in less six months and will become Europe´s second tallest building once completed. Arup is working to ensure that the luxury 54-storey skyscraper will be fully functioning as scheduled Located in the centre... View Article

World-class youth development completed at Wigan

Manchester-based building contractors, Tolent Construction, have completed the construction of the UK’s largest youth club at Wigan Youth Zone. Officially open from 8 June, the 3,400-square metre development at Mesnes Field is the latest bespoke facility in a network of... View Article

Timber Refuge highlights Timbmet’s skills

Timbmet and SmartPly recently collaborated to realise the construction of the Embassy for Refugees Pavilion, part of London’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2013, which coincided with the start of Refugee Week. SmartPly OSB was used as the main structure of the... View Article

Metal technology completes the picture at Marine Wharf

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has supplied more than £500,000 (installed value) of its products at Marine Wharf in London. Built by main contractor Ardmore for Berkeley Homes, the 2.8 hectare, 532 unit Marine Wharf is the key site... View Article

The stage at Shoreditch granted planning consent

Plough Yard Development’s multi-million pound regeneration of a 2.5 acre site in Shoreditch, London, was granted planning consent last night. The Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will designed scheme will transform a significant, disused site in Hackney into a thriving new community with... View Article
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