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[6 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The chief executive of Debenhams has confirmed that the group is planning to open in 70 more locations across the country, guardian.co.uk reports. Britain’s second-biggest department store chain may have posted it’s first fall in profits since 2008 – a drop of 5.4 per cent for the half year. That hasn’t stopped the group having […]

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[22 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

One of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings is set for a major refurbishment in order to improve its energy efficiency. Developers have confirmed that the waterside building at One Victoria Street will be extended, remodelled and completely reclad this June. Improving existing building’s energy efficiency Image source It is planned for the refurbishment to dramatically […]

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

The London School of Economics (LSE) believes that high-rises could be saved through retro-fitting, bdonline.co.uk reports. With thousands of high-rises in need of repair and /or renovation, a Policy Exchange thinktank last month controversially suggested that all such estates should be pulled down. However, a report from the LSE presents a contrary argument. ‘High Rise […]

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed 52-54 Lime Street tower, which has already been nicknamed ‘The Scalpel’. With a skyscraper design by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), the 38-storey structure will be situated opposite the Grade I-listed Lloyd’s building. In the centre of the city, the tower, which tapers to a sharp point, will […]

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Plans for London’s new US embassy building have been submitted, despite leaving parties from both nations divided, thelondondailynews.comreports. Hailed an ‘environmentally-conscious glass cube’, the building has been designed by US architect, Kieran Timberlake and proposals include three security ‘check point’ pavilions, landscaped gardens and a semi-moat. These elements, a statement said, should serve to… “create […]

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[24 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Television Centre is to be transformed into a ‘creative hub’, guardian.co.uk reports. The BBC’s iconic building in Wood Lane was sold recently to developer Stanhope for £200 million. Already, initial plans have been revealed for using the building for residential, office and leisure purposes, in addition to using studios for flagship shows like ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. […]

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A number of Nottingham City Homes tenants may well be rejoicing following news their homes will be made more efficient free of charge. The council-affiliated organisation is to install external cladding onto council homes in Stonebridge Park as part of a £1.75 million sustainability drive, reports thisisnottingham.co.uk. Making homes more energy efficient Other residents in St […]

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[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Plans for a ‘long-overdue’ development of derelict Arena Central in Birmingham have been submitted for permission, birminghammail.net writes. Since 2000, the site which was formerly home to ATV/ Central Studios, has been set aside for a revamp. However, due to the economic downturn and regulations pertaining to the building of towers, no regeneration work has […]

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[16 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new energy-saving project will enable hundreds of people in West Sussex to enjoy warmer homes and reduced heating bills, The Littlehampton Gazettereports. A partnership between Arun District Council and EDF Energy means that 520 homes in Wick will receive external cladding to insulate them against the cold weather. Helping residents’ reduce fuel bills The […]

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new sustainability institute is to be launched at Leeds Metropolitan University, as part of the city’s plans to improve its carbon footprint. According to edie.net, the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) will use the building to further examine ways the city can create more sustainable buildings and develop a more energy-efficient society. Image source Impact […]