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.

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.

In 1715 the eminent British Author, Daniel Defoe, said: “Liverpool(e) is one of the wonders of Britain. What it may grow to in time I know not.” It is in this spirit that The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a new national architecture centre, RIBA North, on 17th June on the Liverpool Waterfront, designed by Matt Brook of Broadway Malyan – who also designed Mann Island. Here, FC&A looks at RIBA’s latest centre.

Award-winning business recovery specialist, Gibson Hewitt, is warning members of the construction industry to keep on top of snagging lists to prevent business distress.

An inspiring flooring solution from Interface has been installed at the WSP Group offices at the recently-completed 110 Queen Street development in Glasgow.

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