Hines, a global property investor, developer and manager, has secured a resolution to grant planning approval from Southwark Council to build a new, landmark office and residential development at 18 Blackfriars Road. The approval, which was secured working with architect firm Foster + Partners and Lipton Rogers, allows Hines to breathe new life into a two-acre brownfield site that has remained undeveloped for 20 years.

The construction sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, with around 37% of global emissions . As the only truly renewable construction material, timber is being increasingly specified to help meet net zero commitments.

“Net Zero” is the current buzz word throughout the construction industry, and as such the ‘embodied carbon’ or ‘recycled content’ within new construction products is under scrutiny, with the perception that those manufactured with lower embodied carbon, or greater quantities of recycled content, are more sustainable. Yet a better understanding of the full picture is essential when choosing products.

Norfolk-based, Cooks Blinds & Shutters has committed to supporting its local community by extending its Community Partnership with the Canaries on a multi-year deal, marking the window treatments and solar shading expert’s 60th year in business.

With growing emphasis on managing the risk of smoke and fire within building safety, Britain’s leading air movement engineer Gilberts is leading the way to optimise control.

With the clock ticking down to net zero, timber’s low-carbon credentials have placed it at the top of the construction agenda. Recently, the Government set out a forward-thinking plan to increase the use of timber in construction, as Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, explains.

Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of 50 Electric Boulevard, a new 200,000ft2 prime workplace designed by Foster + Partners.

Anyone can say they offer a ‘heavy duty’ loft ladder, but what does it really mean? Premier Loft Ladders explain what you need to know.

MAD Architects has completed Jiaxing Train Station, the firm’s first transportation infrastructure reconstruction and expansion project. Located at the centre of Jiaxing, a historic city 100km southwest of Shanghai, the project replaces a dysfunctional train station that had stood at the site between 1995 and 2019.

After decades of investment to improve water quality, cities worldwide are beginning to open up their once-polluted waterways for public access. New York State (NYS) has dramatically improved its waterways, too. As has been reported by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York’s rivers and harbours are the cleanest they’ve been in years.

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