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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

When construction began on one of the largest distribution centres in the UK, providing a whopping 127,210m² of industrial, storage and distribution facilities. Colorcoat® pre-finished steel helped this major new £77 million distribution centre in Swindon make a dramatic aesthetic statement whilst achieving environmental excellence. Striking blue facade Gazeley Park, which was completed by Gazeley […]

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[20 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

London 2012’s Olympic handball venue has been rebranded “The Copper Box” in a nod reflective of its inspired exterior cladding. The 7,000 seater arena features some 3,000 square metres of copper cladding and boasts a multi-coloured interior, according to Reuters. It is set to host the handball competition right up until the semi-final stages of […]

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[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Construction work on the nine main Olympic competition venues has been completed, Construction Enquirer reports. The Olympic Park has been officially declared complete, 200 days ahead of the Games’ opening ceremony in July. Venues and main infrastructure on time and within budget Now, the venues will be handed over to organisers, LOCOG, for the fitting […]

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[10 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

The construction of a sixth form super college in Ebbw Vale has reached a “milestone,” reports the South Wales Argus. Known as The Learning Zone, the centre will provide all post-16 education in the Blaenau Gwent area. Contractor, Leadbitter said the building work had reached a construction milestone as the main brickwork and external cladding […]

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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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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011. Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes. Image source Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes The King’s Heath project comprises […]

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011. Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes. Image source Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes The King’s Heath project comprises […]

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[21 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission has been given for a controversial office block that will be shrouded in LED exterior cladding, reports the Construction Enquirer. Local councillors have finally agreed that construction on the 50,000 sq ft Octopus building can go ahead, following initial concerns that the LED cladding might distract drivers, owing to its proximity to the […]

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[18 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

A leisure park designed with the theme of water and wind – where you can actually find out what it’s really like to fly – was always going to require a finishing touch that was out of the ordinary. And with the vibrant colours of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel cladding the walls of the […]

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Russia’s Pushkinsky Cinema Hall in Moscow has received a new exterior cladding as part of a major renovation competition entitled ‘Changing the Face’. E-Architect.co.uk reveals that the competition’s aim was to create a “landmark of the future”, whilst still retaining design elements of the past. It also lent architects the chance to think about how […]