Category Archives: New Building Development

tp bennett secures planning permission for Fair Havens Hospice

Fair Havens Hospice, designed by tp bennett, has been granted planning permission by Southend Borough Council. The permission is for a new hospice and landscaped gardens on the old Ekco Radio site in Essex.

Final funding secured for five star Buxton Crescent Hotel & Spa

International property and construction consultants, Gleeds, has helped Derbyshire County and High Peak Borough Councils secure the final funding package for the long-awaited Buxton Crescent Hotel & Spa redevelopment, giving it the green light.

Atkins to design landmark supertall development in China

Atkins has been awarded a contract to design the centrepiece for a new expansion project in Changsha, in the province of Hunan in China.
Changsha Northstar Real Estate Development Company will be developing the Northstar Delta site to create a new landmark – Northstar Changsha Centre – on behalf of the government for the city of Changsha, and has appointed Atkins to provide architecture design services for this development.


Admixtures from Sika Limited played a key role in the specialist concrete mix supplied by Hanson Concrete during the construction of the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

A showpiece for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2,500 seat Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, forms part of the iconic new £113 million Emirates Arena and is operated by Glasgow Life. Featuring a 6,500 seat sports arena, health spa and a community sports hall, the state-of-the-art venue has been designed by architects 3DReid and built by main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.

IBI Group Designed Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre Starts on Site

Following the successful completion of Cardiff University’s Hadyn Ellis Building, IBI Group’s design for a subsequent phase of the Maindy Road Campus master plan has started on site; the £44million Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).

IBI Group Selects Contractor for New Jersey Police Headquarters

IBI Group, architects for the new £20 million States of Jersey Police Headquarters has selected Rok-Regal Construction Limited as preferred contractor to build this hi-tech facility.

Housing Development, Buxton

A new housing development in the picturesque town of Buxton, Derbyshire, features Westerland fibre cement slates from Cembrit. Otters Brook is a new housing development that has built to blend seamlessly into the surrounding countryside. The Westerland slates are BREEAM A+ rated ensuring a sustainable choice that combine traditional looks with modern performance.

Senior’s diversity evident at Pannelcroft

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer, Senior Architectural Systems, has provided all aluminium door and window systems at a recently completed Birmingham-based Extra Care Charitable Trust residential development.

Cyden Homes, Springfield Meadows, Scartho

Cyden Homes’ award-winning development of 74 new homes at Springfield Meadows in Scartho, Grimsby has used Catnic’s open back lintels to achieve the required structural performance. Catnic was selected as the lintel supplier for this project because it is a brand Cyden Homes knows and trusts, offering technical support to the housebuilder on the accurate specification and installation of its lintels.

Residential, Clifton Campville, Staffordshire

Kingspan Environmental’s Aeromax Plus air source heat pumps and Albion Aerocyl cylinders have been installed in a seven-house development created by Bromford Developments Ltd in the village of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire.

UGIBRIGHT® stainless steel for Liverpool NHS health centre

The £12M South Liverpool Health Centre with Aperam UGIBRIGHT® stainless steel facades provides a contemporary landmark. Designed by Manchester architects MBLA the building achieved a BREEAM Healthcare ‘Excellent’ rating.

Four Bedroom House, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

A private four bedroom, custom built house has been constructed using H+H Celcon Blocks Standard Grade and Celcon Foundation Blocks with traditional mortar. The house in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, was built by Chris Page Building on the site of the client’s previous family home, a bungalow, which was demolished to make way for their new home.

Aquobex announces plans for its new Aquobex Resilient Property™ to be built at BRE

Aquobex, a leading supplier of consultancy and products for property flood resilience, has announced that it will be building a new flood resilient property at BRE, Garston. The house, which has been designed by leading architectural firm Baca, will incorporate some of the latest solutions for keeping flood water out of properties as well as many cutting edge solutions that can be utilised in interior fit-out to minimise the damage and disruption should flood water enter a property.

Equitone suits modules at Newcastle College

Being a modern and durable material that retains its appearance made fibre cement EQUITONE [natura] and [textura] from Marley Eternit the ideal choice for Newcastle Sixth Form College’s modular architectural facade.

KSR Architects win planning battle for St John’s Wood Tower

KSR Architects maintain their position as the preeminent architects working in exclusive St John’s Wood, North London where they currently have nine active projects. Westminster City Council recently granted planning permission for the redevelopment of a site opposite Lord’s Cricket Ground and next-door to KSR’s own award winning Pavilion Apartments.

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a raised patio area to the front.

Planning granted for Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa), working with client MacDonald Egan, have been granted planning for a new ‘urban quarter’ in the Blackhorse Lane Industrial area in Walthamstow.

BDP reveals Appleton Academy

The new Appleton Academy in Bradford is the result of a transformation of two existing schools into one new all through 3-16 academy for 1,300 pupils. A full interdisciplinary BDP design team worked on the project which utilised BIM throughout the entire design process. The £22m academy opened in September 2012.

BDP to masterplan Oxford’s new centre

BDP has been appointed by the Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities and The Crown Estate) to prepare and lead the masterplan for the retail led mixed use development of the Westgate Centre and adjacent land.

ColladoCollins gets superstore go ahead

Architects ColladoCollins have secured a resolution to grant consent for a substantial mixed-use development in Romford, London.

Lord Norman Foster welcomes decision to grant his Sainsbury Centre Grade II* listing

One of Lord Norman Foster’s first public buildings in the United Kingdom, the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, has received a protected status from Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey. The move was welcomed by conservation organisation English Heritage whose Designation Director, Roger Bowdler said: “We are pleased that the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia has been listed at Grade II* following our recommendation. Listing will not interfere with the centre’s continued flexible use, and the University of East Anglia has set an example over a number of years of how the listed modern buildings in its care can be sympathetically managed.” The status marks the building as ‘particularly important’ and ‘of more than special interest’.

World’s First Bio-Adaptive Façade

A zero-energy house under construction in Germany is set to provide the first real-life test for a new façade system that uses live microalgae to provide shade and generate renewable energy at the same time. The world’s first ‘bio-adaptive façade’ will be installed in the ‘BIQ’ house for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, which runs through 2013.