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[14 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

The next phase of refurbishment has commenced at Birmingham’s New Street Station, bbc.co.uk reports, where the finished article is expected to feature a futuristic, metallic exterior. Contractors have started to remove the dated and unattractive 1960s pebbledash from the east side of the station, in order that the enlarged building can be covered with super-shiny […]

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[11 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

When designing a flagship youth centre it’s essential it’s not only modern but represents inspiration and motivation – and this dip-dyed development is definitely bang-on trend. Welcome to The Factory, the first young people’s centre to be built in Birmingham for over six years. It’s a hip, happening, £5m haven for Longbridge’s teens, designed with […]

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Cool, metallic colours give a great hint to what’s going on behind the closed doors of this building in the Netherlands. This is the HQ of Dutch firm Multimetaal, which provides construction, testing and fabrication services to the on and off-shore oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The brief for architects Tjaart Hoeksema BNA was simple […]

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[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The first of 8,000 steel cladding panels have been installed as part of Birmingham New Street’s £600 million regeneration. The cladding project is expected to take over two years to complete, by which time the entire station will be covered in the reflective panels. The north side of the building is reportedly the first section […]

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Education is the heart of all learning but how do you visualise this concept in a brand new school building? Simple – you clad it in tones of reds and browns. This cardiac-coloured cladding on the new Het Perron School, meaning ‘The Platform’ is designed to represent the trace of the beating heart of Veenendal’s […]

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[2 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Work on a £20 million student accommodation site in Plymouth has began, thisisplymouth.co.uk reports. Workmen are currently working on the nine-storey steel skeleton tower at the 1.2 Notte Street site, which was formerly home to the now demolished NAAFI (Navy, Army & Air Forces Institution). Image source When finished, the construction will house 517 study bedrooms, […]

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[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The new British Film Institute (BFI) store in Gaydon, Warwickshire, will preserve generations of film for decades to come, thanks to its “innovative marriage of form and function”. That’s according to premierconstructionnews.com which went behind the scenes to see just what makes the new BFI important not only to film, but architecture as well. Image […]

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[16 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of a bulldozed space in Islington, bdonline.co.uk reports. Developer, Henderson Global Investments, have gained approval for the construction of 15,400 sq m of office space. The site was formerly occupied by 1960s tower, Caxton House and is located on the corner of Charterhouse Street and Farringdon Road. […]

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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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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Gateshead Council has approved plans for a new multiplex cinema to be built in the town, as part of a wider regeneration project, itv.comreports. Councillors on the Planning and Development Committee have agreed that a new Vue cinema will be constructed in Gateshead, creating around 60 jobs in the process. Image source It is the […]