An ultra-modern development has taken its layout from a classic design inspiration – which has signified premium urban living since the days of the Roman Empire.

Established approximately 20 years ago, Staticus is one of the biggest building facade contractors in Northern Europe, with a factory in Lithuania, an R&D centre in Vienna and offices in Norway, Sweden and London. Staticus was appointed by HG Construction on behalf of Alumno Developments to deliver the building facade for the Aspire Point development – student accommodation for Queen Mary University of London.

FDS Consult has provided its expert fire strategy services to the landmark Capital Towers development in East London. The fire engineering specialist was appointed to develop a strategy for its two interconnected, high rise buildings that would ensure the safety of residents while maximising space and reducing costs.

London-based architect firm Nex— has completed a large-scale redevelopment programme at the RAF Museum in Hendon. Opening to coincide with the Royal Air Force centenary in 2018, the multi-million-pound project is the realisation of a masterplan by Agence Ter and Nex—, and the result of an international competition win in 2014.

People often talk about the journey and the destination, stressing the importance of the former. For many, where housing is concerned, it is often the other way around, writes Xavier Martinez, Associate and Head of Civil Engineering at Thomasons.

Vision 2018 is taking place from 21st to 22nd June at Islington’s Business Design Centre. The event showcases the latest developments in materials, products and technology alongside a rolling programme of lectures, seminars and debates examining the key issues facing architecture and construction today.

Andy Barrons from specialist structural refurbishment contractor, Construction Solutions, discusses the temporary works and RC requirements of the Camden Town Hall Annexe hotel project in Central London.

Powdertech Corby has been busy coating over 2400 sq metres of façade elements for an exclusive, eight storey boutique development situated on London’s South Bank, with panoramic views over Lambeth Palace, and across the Thames to the Palace of Westminster. This is a retail-residential mixed-use building providing fifty-five private apartments.

Billed as a ‘new London’, a ‘blank slate’ and an ‘almost island’ opportunity to create a completely different urban environment, the Greenwich Peninsula masterplan is possibly the most ambitious regeneration project the UK has ever seen.

Wealden Homes are a prestigious housing developer specialising in quality new build homes in Kent and the South East. Keen to provide the best design and build, locations are carefully selected and the quality and aesthetic appearance are key factors in the choice of building materials. The latest development in Hollingbourne, for 14 detached family homes, consisting of 3 detached bungalows and 11 4/5 houses. Wealden Homes required a rainwater system that was in keeping with the surrounding area for the 3 detached bungalows.

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