Working towards better workspaces

Across Europe, co-working is continuing to buck the trend of traditional office decline, with an estimated growth of 158% over the next two years. With many companies not demanding a return to the office but conversely trying to remove people... View Article

Polycarbonate Sheeting and Your Garden

If you’re thinking of sprucing up your garden building, there are few better ways to do it than with polycarbonate sheeting. This is an incredibly versatile glass replacement that is superb for all sorts of garden features that need glazing.... View Article

A new discovery in smoke protection

Students at University of Salford discovered a new approach to being safe. Gilberts’ “ first of its kind” Series 60 damper were chosen by leading smoke control systems company Baiceir to protect the 14-storey Discovery Quay development. Some 26 dampers-... View Article

More than meets the eyes

Retail developments in Chinese cities now contain much more than just retail, and are designed to be ‘all-in-one’ destinations; the new Shanghai Jiuguang Center is no exception. Roseanne Field reports The Shanghai Jiuguang Center, located in the northern Shanghai neighbourhood... View Article

Selling biophilic benefits

Shopping malls are a key social destination in China, and with this in mind Lead8 sought to provide a landscape-rich interior to enhance the experience of a new mixed-use scheme in Chongqing, in the form of a huge botanical garden.... View Article

Breathing new life into historic building

The Grade II* listed India Buildings in the heart of Liverpool has undergone a major refurbishment, to transform the 100 years old, 12-storey mixed use structure into state-of-the-art office, residential and retail accommodation. Being redeveloped for owner Legal & General... View Article

The ‘Annexe’

After an almost traumatic experience with her first self-build, Poppy Robinson bravely decided to take on another, conquering her fears to produce a bright and eco-friendly forever home Text by Tom Boddy. Images from Nick Austwick & Origin. On the... View Article

A hospital specifies Titan Lite™ 120:60 from Firefly

An 18-month contract being carried out by a leading UK fire contractor has involved installing large quantities of the TITAN Lite™ 120:60, manufactured by TBA FIREFLY™, to create fire barriers above ceiling voids throughout many parts of the hospital. The hospital... View Article

SEN School refreshed with Yeoman Shield

Fairfield School in Batley, West Yorkshire, managed by FM company Pinnacle Group, engaged with Yeoman Shield wall & door protection specialists to carry out re-branding and maintenance work during the February half-term. Catering for students from 4 – 19 years... View Article