Business Unit Director for Kingspan Timber Solutions, Ian Loughnane, shares his perspective on the merits of high-performance building envelopes and the company’s experience of building low-energy homes.

The latest £650m jewel in Britain’s scientific crown, the Francis Crick Institute has opened in the Camden Borough of London, with some of the country’s most esteemed researchers and scientists now taking up residence under its vaulted roof. The institute will aim to tackle disease and illness concerns of the 21st century, by researching the mechanics of how illness develops and pushing resulting discoveries to enhance treatments for patients.

Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00

A public space with sustainability at its core

Last year, the Malmö Municipality in Sweden unveiled the opening of Slussplan, a brand new urban park. One year on, Slussplan Urban Park has proved to be a great success, offering a public space with sustainability at its core.

The site of the old Greenwich District Hospital has not only been transformed into one of the most desirable postcodes in London, but has also been credited with creating hundreds of jobs and affordable new homes. Nestled in the busy South East London district, Greenwich Square is an award-winning, striking regeneration scheme.

Tropical hardwood specialist, Kebony, has combined beauty with sustainability at a protected site redevelopment in Rye, East Sussex.

A regeneration project in Ancoats, Manchester, which has seen three derelict and redundant apartment blocks brought back to life, has been recognised in the industry as one of the most sustainable housing developments of the year.

Five Pancras Square has set a benchmark to the rest of the multibillion pound King’s Cross Central development by becoming the first building to gain a BREEAM Outstanding rating for world-class sustainability.

Hackney-based architecture practice Gort Scott has secured a record BREEAM rating for 51 Hills Road; an 880m² contemporary office project in the central conservation area of Cambridge.

Cameron Close in the rural village of Freshwater, Isle of Wight, is a scheme of 28 affordable homes designed and built to the Passivhaus standard.

Chiswick Point, one of West London’s newest housing developments, demonstrates how a proactive approach to innovative construction solutions can help improve efficiency without compromising on design.

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