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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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[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 […]

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[7 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Developers at Moonraker Point, a student accommodation block in the heart of London’s Southbank, have celebrated the structural completion of the building in a topping out ceremony. Laying the final construction beam in the 671-bedroom development represented a key milestone for developer Unite, which has promised to deliver 4,000 bedrooms as part of a £165 […]

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[24 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s store has been granted after planners agreed to make changes to the external cladding, lynnenews.co.uk reports. Applications for the new Sainsbury’s superstore in Kings Lynn have been on-going for months, but now look a step closer to completion after the contractors agreed to a few changes – one of […]

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[24 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

A ground-breaking experiment in eco-building is celebrating its first birthday. In order to research the practicalities of living in green housing, a group of families have been living in zero-carbon accommodation for a year. It is thought the experiment could affect the way eco-friendly homes and offices are built in the future. Eco-friendly homes A development […]

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[4 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Green building initiatives could boost the construction and manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland, experts claim. With the NI construction industry taking a hit in the recession, politicians and councillors have called for the introduction of green building initiatives to kick start the sector. £70 million investment in eco-buildings Among those calling for the initiatives is […]

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[31 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Retrofitting buildings with sustainable qualities is achievable with the help of a financing policy set out by the government, an architecture director has argued. Image source Writing for Guardian.co.uk, Nick Willson, director of Nick Willson Architects, says that “the news that councils can retain business rates – and use that income to lever in new […]

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[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

A building in Wales is to be presented with a prestigious architecture award in recognition of its sustainability, reports FM World. The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE) building at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth is constructed using eco-friendly and low energy materials. Image source Image source Solar tube arrays and photovoltaics […]