First schools completed under Greek PPP project

The first schools in Greece’s inaugural PPP schools project, overseen by UK construction consultants McBains Cooper, have reached completion.  The units include two primary schools, one nursery school and one primary school for children with special needs. The 31st Primary... View Article

UK’s best new buildings revealed

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today, Thursday 23 June, announced the winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards, the most rigorous and prestigious awards for new buildings in the UK. RIBA National Award-winning buildings set the standard... View Article

Post-recession peak in office construction

Office construction reached a post-recession peak in the first quarter of 2016, with over £2b worth of contracts awarded, the highest figure since 2008, including six major developments worth over £50m. According to the latest figures from industry analysts Barbour ABI... View Article

Chelsea Flower Show – Brewin Dolphin Garden

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was laid to a floating pathway running through an award winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The aggregate selection included crushed glass blends of green, blue and purple. “Forever Freefolk” the silver medal winning garden... View Article

Ahmarra Doors make their debut at the O2!

Specialist fire door manufacturer, Ahmarra, supplies and installs doorsets for the new InterContinental London – The O2 Ahmarra supplied and fitted over 300 severe duty timber fire doors in an FSC cherry veneer for the new 5-star hotel situated on Greenwich Peninsula.... View Article

Jackoboard awarded BBA Certificate for total system

TileBacker Limited is delighted to announce the award of a BBA (British Board of Agrement) Certificate for Jackoboard products and systems. British owned TileBacker Limited is the sole distributor of German manufactured Jackoboard products in the UK and Eire. The... View Article

£18m office to residential scheme completed in Manchester

A 98-unit residential development at the heart of Old Trafford, Manchester, has been completed, said property investment company Pinnacle Alliance. Formerly a commercial office space, Grove House is a mix of 98 one and two-bedroom apartments with fitted kichen, bath/shower... View Article

Kingspan to launch four more lower lambda products

The future path to energy efficient buildings will be revealed on 1st August when leading manufacturer, Kingspan Insulation, launches four advanced, low lambda insulation products for floors, walls and soffits. Kingspan Kooltherm K103 Floorboard, K110 and K110 PLUS Soffit Board,... View Article

World Architecture Festival extends awards entry deadline

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has extended the deadline for entries for the 2016 WAF Awards to 10 June 2016, giving architects a final chance to submit their projects for global recognition. The three-week extension was granted due to an increased demand from... View Article

Formation Architects launch as an Employee Owned Trust

Formation Architects have officially launched as an Employee Owned Trust, following an event on Thursday 26 May. The London-based practice’s sale to Formation Trustee Limited means that the shares of the company are no longer owned by any individual or... View Article