Kathleen Fontana becomes RICS President 2020-21

Kathleen Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Time Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Kath is... View Article

HS2’s Interchange Station wins sustainability gold award

Arup’s design for HS2’s Interchange station received a gold award in this year’s World Architecture News (WAN) awards ceremony. The awards bring together the most senior and influential professionals from across Architecture internationally to recognise and celebrate excellence. This year’s... View Article

MVRDV tops out Radio Tower & Hotel in Manhattan

MVRDV’s first high rise project under construction in the United States has topped out. Radio Tower & Hotel reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the existing fabric and communities in New York City’s Washington Heights neighbourhood. Located on Amsterdam Avenue... View Article

£3.5M Extension Work Completes at De Montfort University

The Yard, a brand-new multi-million–pound extension that will significantly increase the capacity of De Montfort University’s Business and Law Faculty, has now completed. The four-storey building, which has been designed by CPMG Architects and constructed by principal contractor Clegg Construction, is an extension of the existing Hugh Aston building.  The ground floor is home to a Student Advice... View Article

F.H. Brundle balcony products complete luxury spa development

Quality F.H Brundle hardware products have provided the finishing touch to a stunning multimillion-pound development. A luxury spa was added to the existing buildings of The Olde Belle hotel and restaurant in Retford, Nottinghamshire, including a unique and impressive indoor-to-outdoor... View Article

Grenfell insulation manufacturer behaved “unethically”

The company behind Grenfell Tower’s insulation presented “deliberately misleading” testing for the project’s refurbishment, according to its former product manager. Jonathan Roper, who formerly worked at Celotex Insulation, told the public inquiry that he had been made to “lie for... View Article

Gun Quarter set for £35m sustainable build-to-rent development

Planning permission has been granted to Claridge Architects to construct a £35 million, 203-unit build-to-rent property on Hanley Street in Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter. The residential-led, mixed use proposal on behalf of Czero Developments will deliver a sustainable, high quality... View Article

NYC’s Newest Public Park Unveiled

New York City now has a beautiful new public park on the Upper West Side to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages: Waterline Square Park. Designed by acclaimed landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, this coveted green space... View Article

A minaret from Germany

After almost eight years of construction work, the Prayer Hall of the Grand Mosque in Algiers, the “Djamaâ el Djazaïr”, consecrated and opened to the general public for the first time on the occasion of the Muslim Mawlid an-Nabi holiday... View Article

Rockwell unveils elegant living with launch of Vetro, Canary Wharf

Rockwell has announced the launch of Vetro offering limited edition beautifully crafted and considered homes on West India Dock Road, Westferry. Conveniently located just yards from Westferry DLR Station, Vetro’s 47 timeless and elegant apartments will provide uninterrupted views overlooking... View Article

Cerys’ Palace in Crystal Palace

This project sits in the Church Road Conservation Area in Crystal Palace, South London and consists of a complete refurbishment of a beautiful, historic five-bedroom house and a rear extension Unlike with many other projects, the brief here was not... View Article

The Donum Estate commissions David Thulstrup to transform Donum Home

The Donum Estate, the award-winning Pinot Noir producer featuring a monumental sculpture collection located in the acclaimed wine region of Sonoma County, has commissioned award-winning Danish architect and designer David Thulstrup to transform Donum Home. Construction will commence immediately and... View Article