Wild about increasing footfall

In the competitive market of the leisure sector, it is important to get the right mix in order to entice visitors to your attraction. Attractions need to provide great customer experience from providing a clear and welcoming entrance, to attractive... View Article

Gatwick reveals shortlist for £1.2bn frameworks

Gatwick disclosed a list of 17 preferred contractors selected to work on its low and medium complexity frameworks as part of its five-year capital investment programme. The new CIP has an additional £200 million attached to it, bringing the 5-year projected spend to... View Article

Plans for Oxfordshire community centre approved

Planning permission has been granted for the development of a new community centre in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Developer Countryside Properties (Bicester) is going to build the centre as part of its Kingsmere development which includes housing, primary and secondary schools and health facilities. The community centre will... View Article

Energy efficient affordable rental homes open in Uckfield

Two small developments of affordable homes for rent have been opened in Uckfield by leading social housing provider Stonewater. The firm delivered eight new homes on previous underused car parking sites. The company stated all properties were designed to be energy efficient. The development comes... View Article

Westbury is seeking sustainability

Staff at Westbury are passionate that the use of tropical hardwood is no longer necessary and have set themselves a goal to be completely tropical hardwood free by the end of 2016 – a tough objective for a big player... View Article

2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building has been announced today (Thursday 14 July). Six buildings will compete for architecture’s highest accolade which will be awarded in October. Half the shortlist are... View Article

Zaha Hadid’s “stacked vases” tower given green light

A mixed use tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects will be built in Melbourne’s Central Business District in Australia. The 54-storey curved tower called 600 Collins Street will include 420 apartments, offices, retail and public spaces. Zaha Hadid’s design features converting the building’s... View Article

City of London Building of the Year winner announced

The winning project of this year’s City of London Building of the Year award has been revealed at a special livery dinner on Tuesday, 12 July, at Haberdashers’ Hall. New Ludgate, designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton, was... View Article

Rewards for young professionals announced

The winners of the annual Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Awards were revealed recently at Burnley Mechanics Theatre, during a ceremony hosted by television personality Dominic Littlewood. Developed to support the future of the property and construction industry in the North... View Article

Plans lodged for over 1,000 new homes in Ipswich

Plans for a major mixed-use development in Ipswich have been lodged by developer Crest Nicholson. The project called Henley Gate will be developed at the Ipswich Garden Suburb area and include 1,100 homes as well as a 30-hectare country park. Crest Nicholson said the... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

Home for the homeless wins top architecture prize

The winners of the annual New London Architecture awards have been announced today, 7 July 2016. From a shortlist of 136 projects, 26 category winners were honoured across all sectors of London’s built environment. Holmes Road Studios in Camden by Peter... View Article

New Zealand firm lures UK construction talent overseas

A New Zealand infrastructure, commercial engineering and building contractor is looking to recruit top-level UK talent to help deliver an extended pipeline of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation’s history. Fletcher Construction is seeking a wide range of British... View Article