Wrightstyle Limited is an international steel and aluminium glazing company, designing, manufacturing and installing systems to mitigate against fire, bomb/blast and ballistic attack. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks back at one of the worst fire tragedies in the British Isles.
In 2015, the Government announced new measures to make it easier for developers to turn underused or derelict office buildings into new homes. While this relaxation of planning policy has opened up more possibilities for new town and city-centre accommodation, developers going down this route require a formidable creative touch to transform dated office blocks into desirable residential properties. Here, Steve Tonkiss from REHAU looks at how the clever use of modern glazing can give developers an edge.
Mr and Mrs Golds live in a 600 year old house in Chiddingstone, which is one of Kent’s oldest and most charming villages. Their home sits on a main country road linking local villages and just a stone’s throw away is a buoyant local pub.
In a sector where brands are always looking at new ways of catching the eye of the consumer, the design of shops, department stores and retail developments can play a huge role in increasing both footfall and sales. Chris Murray, Contractor Developer Manager with leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, takes stock of what specifiers should consider when picking out the perfect glazing package.
PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd. (PsiOxus) is a UK and US based cancer therapeutics company recently listed 25th in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 in 2017 for its ‘Gene Therapy for Cancer’ platform technology for the treatment of solid tumours. PsiOxus has recently expanded into 21,000 sq ft of new facilities including a state of the art research and development laboratory in The Quadrant at the Abingdon Science Park.
When architectural practice Scott Brownrigg designed a new building at the headquarters of FTSE 100-listed wealth management business St James’s Place, it wanted to give the building a suitably impressive centrepiece to welcome employees, clients and partners.
Bentinck Street lies between Welbeck Street and Manchester Square in the heart of Marylebone and was named after the family surname of the Duke of Portland. Back in the Victorian era Charles Dickens lived on this very street for a number of years with his father, which is hard to imagine now, with double decker busses passing constantly down this busy thoroughfare.
Bentinck Street lies between Welbeck Street and Manchester Square in the heart of Marylebone and was named after the family surname of the Duke of Portland. The street was home to Charles Dickens and his father in the Victorian Era which is hard to picture, with double decker busses passing continuously down this busy thoroughfare.
Saint-Gobain Building Glass looked on proudly as a £27.5m university building it helped to design and create was opened by the University of Huddersfield to provide a new home for its Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media.
In any building, there must always be space for natural light. Whether new build or refurbishment, the abundance of natural daylight is not only a fundamental element of an interior space it is essential for the occupant's well-being.