Westbury is seeking sustainability

Staff at Westbury are passionate that the use of tropical hardwood is no longer necessary and have set themselves a goal to be completely tropical hardwood free by the end of 2016 – a tough objective for a big player... View Article

2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building has been announced today (Thursday 14 July). Six buildings will compete for architecture’s highest accolade which will be awarded in October. Half the shortlist are... View Article

Zaha Hadid’s “stacked vases” tower given green light

A mixed use tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects will be built in Melbourne’s Central Business District in Australia. The 54-storey curved tower called 600 Collins Street will include 420 apartments, offices, retail and public spaces. Zaha Hadid’s design features converting the building’s... View Article

City of London Building of the Year winner announced

The winning project of this year’s City of London Building of the Year award has been revealed at a special livery dinner on Tuesday, 12 July, at Haberdashers’ Hall. New Ludgate, designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton, was... View Article

Rewards for young professionals announced

The winners of the annual Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Awards were revealed recently at Burnley Mechanics Theatre, during a ceremony hosted by television personality Dominic Littlewood. Developed to support the future of the property and construction industry in the North... View Article

Plans lodged for over 1,000 new homes in Ipswich

Plans for a major mixed-use development in Ipswich have been lodged by developer Crest Nicholson. The project called Henley Gate will be developed at the Ipswich Garden Suburb area and include 1,100 homes as well as a 30-hectare country park. Crest Nicholson said the... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

Home for the homeless wins top architecture prize

The winners of the annual New London Architecture awards have been announced today, 7 July 2016. From a shortlist of 136 projects, 26 category winners were honoured across all sectors of London’s built environment. Holmes Road Studios in Camden by Peter... View Article

New Zealand firm lures UK construction talent overseas

A New Zealand infrastructure, commercial engineering and building contractor is looking to recruit top-level UK talent to help deliver an extended pipeline of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation’s history. Fletcher Construction is seeking a wide range of British... View Article

Reinvented innovation hub dominates architecture awards

THE redevelopment of a former car manufacturing plant in Adelaide’s southern suburbs into an innovation hub for high value industries has dominated the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 South Australian Architecture Awards. Four projects at the Tonsley Innovation Hub in... View Article

Hawkins\Brown reveals Ark Putney Academy

Hawkins\Brown has completed the refurbishment of the grade II listed Elliott School, now renamed the Ark Putney Academy, in Wandsworth.   Hawkins\Brown was appointed by Lendlease to redevelop the school into a new academy which would meet the requirements of... View Article

First schools completed under Greek PPP project

The first schools in Greece’s inaugural PPP schools project, overseen by UK construction consultants McBains Cooper, have reached completion.  The units include two primary schools, one nursery school and one primary school for children with special needs. The 31st Primary... View Article