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[6 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

BAM Construction has been awarded a £7.9 million contract to build Plymouth University Technical College (UTC), marking its third win for academic projects in the coastal city. Image source The UTC, which is to be redeveloped on the existing Parkside School site at Park Avenue, Devonport, will specialise in the fields of marine engineering and […]

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[3 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

East London’s Edgley Design has shown off two pioneering projects which perfectly encapsulate the versatility of building cladding in cutting-edge design. Located in Hackney, East London, the £250,000 Amhurst Road project combines a new two-bed rubber-clad home and a nearby artists studio, which was conceived as a “simple shed with exposed sandwich cladding panels”, reports […]

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Committee on Climate Change has been critical of UK councils’ spiralling carbon emissions, suggesting more can be done to improve the efficiencies of their buildings. A bbc.co.uk report reveals that if councils neglect to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, which are also affected by increases in traffic and waste, then the UK’s national climate […]

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[14 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Thermal building cladding will play a major role in the redevelopment in two 1960s residential tower blocks in Brownhills, West Midlands. 24Dash reports that improving the carbon footprint at Humphries House and Severn House is a priority for developers Wates Living Space. Improving the building’s energy efficiency Not only will works such as the installation […]

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[13 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Edinburgh has won the battle to be the host city for the UK’s first green investment bank. Business secretary Vince Cable announced late last week that the bank’s headquarters will be based in the Scottish capital, whilst the main transaction team will operate from London. Image Encourage businesses to invest in green projects The bank […]

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[7 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

The role of building cladding in some of the most innovative and awe-inspiring projects from across the globe will take centre stage in the new edition of Design Magazine, reports Construction Digital. The quarterly publication, published by the UK’s largest brick manufacturer Ibstock, will demonstrate how alternative forms of cladding have been used in a […]

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Up to 12,000 jobs could be created in the UK as more businesses than ever implement green energy strategies, decc.gov.ukreports. With uptake in green building on the rise, the secretary of state for energy and climate change, Chris Huhne, has claimed that the savings to the UK economy are already becoming visible. This is despite […]

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[6 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The iconic Lloyd’s building is youngest to receive English Heritage Grade I listing status, reports Architect’s Journal. The instantly recognisable “inside out” building, home to insurance firm Lloyd’s of London, was opened just 25 years ago by the Queen. The listing has been bestowed to prevent any redevelopment of the property. Image source “Exceptionally important” […]

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[5 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Camden has become one of the UK’s front-runners for cutting carbon emissions, camden.gov.ukreports. Camden Council was one of the many around the UK which signed up to the 10:10 campaign in September 2009, whereby councils pledged to cut their carbon emissions by 10 per cent at a time. Reducing carbon emissions Despite not managing to […]

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[2 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Mobile telecom giant Vodafone has rung in the changes with a new call centre that’s not only state-of-the-art on the outside but gives its employees plenty of room to talk inside. The new Vodafone call centre, by architects RPS, is designed to allow maximum flexibility for the network. The open-plan, spacious interior – the size […]