Jaguar Land Rover has a new site at Solihull in Warwickshire close to Birmingham Airport, with offices, showrooms and car parking cover a wide area. The architect’s aim was to create a thoroughly contemporary look, as depicts a high-end vehicle manufacturer, but also to ensure that the structure blended with the countryside surrounding it.

As the weather takes a turn, and it starts to warm up, we look out onto the garden and start planning our perfect summer; Alfresco dining and cocktails on the deck, enjoying an afternoon book in the summer house, crafting in the workshop, adding plants to the new sleepers or enjoying some champagne in the hot tub. To fully enjoy your endeavours, get your garden summer ready with Osmo!

Hundreds of square metres of 9mm Magply boards are currently being installed on an apartment development close to Reading’s commercial centre, after the specialist package contractor involved proposed the high performance MgO panel as an alternative to the original product specified, representing a value engineering solution.

Gresham St Paul’s on Gresham Street, Central London, has undergone a £50m transformation, delivered by Mace. Designed by leading architectural practice, Wilkinson Eyre, the project has maximised the building’s net internal area with an extensive remodelling programme, and added a three-storey extension at roof level.

Increasingly architects, designers and developers are bringing exciting artistic features to building exteriors. Colour and texture play a prominent role, and one of the most popular trends is to create an ‘aged industrial’ look but, importantly, one that is bright, fresh and clean.

Eurobrick were first to introduce brick slip cladding to the UK over 30 years ago and during this time have continuously strived to develop their systems and products in line with customer requirements.

Widely specified for its fire resistance and all round stability in the cladding build-up to apartment blocks as well as a render backer and sheathing board, IPP’s highly versatile Magply boards have been employed by a regional developer as a fireproof sarking board beneath traditional thatched roofing for a development in a beautiful Dorset village. .

Powdertech Corby’s eye-catching finish, Evolution™ ‘Sandstorm’, has captured exactly the right aspect for a new £24m apartment block in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle quarter, south of the city centre.

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