• Development Focus: The Chapel, Tinlings, Crosshalls

    Development Focus: The Chapel, Tinlings, Crosshalls

    Development Focus: The Chapel, Tinlings, Crosshalls     Fact File: Developer – Vita Student Name of project – The Chapel, Tinlings, Crosshalls Location – Crosshall Street Liverpool Size – 120,000 sq ft  Lead contractor – Russells Construction Type of building – Private student accommodation Status – In progress. Completion in three phases: September 2013, December 2013, September 2014 Architect – Neil Collins Homes Project

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  • Development Focus: IntoOutdoors

    Development Focus: IntoOutdoors

    Development Focus: IntoOutdoors     Fact File: Developer – Eagle OneName of project – IntoOutdoors Location – Evesham Size – 125 acres site Lead contractor – To be appointedType of building – Retail/leisure & TourismStatus – Late Summer 2014 openArchitect – Holder MathiasProject Value – £35 million IntoOutdoors is set to be the first retail and lifestyle shopping centre

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  • Building sustainable homes at speed

    Building sustainable homes at speed

    Building sustainable homes at speed By Rod MacEachrane     With the current annual housing output at one of its lowest levels in recorded history, it is perhaps a tad ironic to consider the issue of building homes at speed. However, there is a growing need for more homes to be build and pressure to build

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  • Carbon capture by concrete

    Carbon capture by concrete

    Carbon capture by concrete By Professor Peter Claisse     Despite the potential for carbon capture by concrete – estimated very roughly at 266 million tonnes worldwide each year – no-one has attempted to accurately measure the actual extent of sequestration. Measurement would be the basis for encouraging greater levels of capture, and information for carbon

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  • The Psychology of Buildings and the Impact on Education

    The Psychology of Buildings and the Impact on Education

    The Psychology of Buildings and the Impact on Education By Ian Watts     School has a huge influence on a person’s formative years. They are places that directly support or inhibit learning and with pupils spending an average of eight hours a day in the school environment more attention needs to be paid to the

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  • Sustainable Development Focus: Vista Zero Carbon Village

    Sustainable Development Focus: Vista Zero Carbon Village

    Sustainable Development Focus: Vista Zero Carbon Village By Morris Homes     FACT FILE: Developer – Morris Homes Name of project – Vista Location – Cripple Sidings, off London Road, Peterborough Size – 17 acres, 295 homes Lead contractor – Morris Homes Type of building (private, public, commercial) – Residential Status (or appropriate completion date) – The first phase of homes is available

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  • The Green Deal

    The Green Deal

    The Green Deal   BB&D asks what this new initiative means for the building and construction industry? In January 2013, the government launched the Green Deal initiative, which aims to create more energy efficient home across the UK. Under the Green Deal, bill payers would be able to improve their home with new energy-efficient technology

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  • Ekki Demise as New Import Regulations are Introduced

    Ekki Demise as New Import Regulations are Introduced

    Ekki Demise as New Import Regulations are Introduced By: John Roberts, Managing Director of Timbermat Ltd Ground protection solution expert, John Roberts Managing Director of Timbermat Ltd warns that new import rules being introduced in 2013 are likely to force wood traders to find alternatives to Ekki, which has been synonymous with temporary roadways and

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  • Development Focus: Hale Village

    Development Focus: Hale Village

    Development Focus: Hale Village By United House     FACT FILE: Developer – Lea Valley Estates & Newlon Housing Trust Name of project – Hale Village Location – Tottenham Size – over 2,000 new homes Lead contractor – United House Type of building (private, public, commercial) – Mixed-use regeneration project including private and affordable homes, commercial

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