April 20, 2018

  • Green-tech

    Green-tech launches new spring catalog to help with maintenance projects

    Green-tech has launched its spring catalogue which is crammed with essential products for spring maintenance projects. The new spring catalogue is full of landscape products for the maintenance season, including one of Green-tech’s most popular greening solutions, gt Green Screens – a green alternative to fencing. Maintenance essentials include grass and wildflower seed, weed control products, fertilisers and soil improvers, ground protection and stabilisation products, turf and edging and artificial turf. The brochure includes all products from leading chemicals and fertiliser manufacturers as well as their popular own brands of John Chambers Wildflower Seed and gt Advance grass seed. New…

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    Shortlist announced for Future Campus International Design Competition

    Ninety-eight teams from 28 countries enter competition and UCD expands shortlist from five to six teams in recognition of outstanding response from international design community University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) revealed today the six shortlisted teams in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. The teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that was chaired by the competition jury chair Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin. The shortlist was expanded from the expected five to six in recognition of the outstanding response from the international design community. The finalist…

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    Residential development Holland Park Villas reaches practical completion

    Holland Park Villas, a new high-end residential development in leafy Holland Park by developer Native Land, has reached practical completion. Set amongst two acres of landscaped grounds, the development provides 68 elegant apartments and 4 exquisite penthouses overlooking Holland Park. Gillespies’ designs for the landscaping takes full advantage of this incredible location, bringing the park right into the heart of the development through three external spaces – a dramatic entrance, a central courtyard and a perimeter woodland walk. A magnificent red acer tree takes centre stage, creating a grand and dramatic entrance to Holland Park Villas. On entering the development, floor-to-ceiling windows in the…

  • station

    New Green Park Station set to open in Summer 2019

    The new train station being constructed at the highly sought-after Green Park Village development in Reading by St Edward will be arriving one year ahead of schedule, with the opening planned for Summer 2019. The news was revealed at a gathering at the Green Park Village Marketing Suite where the Secretary of State for transport Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP and Councillor Tony Page met on 23rd March to discuss plans for the Green Park Station. The Secretary of State for Transport welcomed the plan as a vital one for the economic growth of Reading and the Thames Valley. “What we’re going to see…

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    Arup presented with one of the first UK Board of Trade Awards

    Arup has been presented with one of the first UK Board of Trade Awards by the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. The award recognises excellence in trade and investment across the whole of the UK; and celebrates businesses that show exceptional innovation, encourages prosperity in their local communities, and champion free trade. Arup received the award in acknowledgement of its work to promote British exports, particularly through its partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) North West of England team. As a result, the firm has…

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Green-tech

Green-tech launches new spring catalog to help with maintenance projects

Apr 20, 2018

Green-tech has launched its spring catalogue which is crammed with essential products for spring maintenance projects. The new spring catalogue is full of landscape products for the maintenance season, including one of Green-tech’s most popular greening solutions, gt Green Screens – a green alternative to fencing. Maintenance essentials include grass and wildflower seed, weed control products, fertilisers and soil improvers, ground protection and stabilisation products, turf and edging and artificial turf. The brochure includes all products from leading chemicals and fertiliser manufacturers as well as their popular own brands of John Chambers Wildflower Seed and gt Advance grass seed. New…

shortlist

Shortlist announced for Future Campus International Design Competition

Apr 19, 2018

Ninety-eight teams from 28 countries enter competition and UCD expands shortlist from five to six teams in recognition of outstanding response from international design community University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) revealed today the six shortlisted teams in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. The teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that was chaired by the competition jury chair Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin. The shortlist was expanded from the expected five to six in recognition of the outstanding response from the international design community. The finalist…

holland

Residential development Holland Park Villas reaches practical completion

Apr 19, 2018

Holland Park Villas, a new high-end residential development in leafy Holland Park by developer Native Land, has reached practical completion. Set amongst two acres of landscaped grounds, the development provides 68 elegant apartments and 4 exquisite penthouses overlooking Holland Park. Gillespies’ designs for the landscaping takes full advantage of this incredible location, bringing the park right into the heart of the development through three external spaces – a dramatic entrance, a central courtyard and a perimeter woodland walk. A magnificent red acer tree takes centre stage, creating a grand and dramatic entrance to Holland Park Villas. On entering the development, floor-to-ceiling windows in the…

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New Green Park Station set to open in Summer 2019

Apr 18, 2018

The new train station being constructed at the highly sought-after Green Park Village development in Reading by St Edward will be arriving one year ahead of schedule, with the opening planned for Summer 2019. The news was revealed at a gathering at the Green Park Village Marketing Suite where the Secretary of State for transport Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP and Councillor Tony Page met on 23rd March to discuss plans for the Green Park Station. The Secretary of State for Transport welcomed the plan as a vital one for the economic growth of Reading and the Thames Valley. “What we’re going to see…

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Arup presented with one of the first UK Board of Trade Awards

Apr 18, 2018

Arup has been presented with one of the first UK Board of Trade Awards by the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. The award recognises excellence in trade and investment across the whole of the UK; and celebrates businesses that show exceptional innovation, encourages prosperity in their local communities, and champion free trade. Arup received the award in acknowledgement of its work to promote British exports, particularly through its partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) North West of England team. As a result, the firm has…

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New online resource launched for innovative landscape architectural solutions

Apr 16, 2018

Kinley have launched a new website www.kinley.co.uk, designed to give designers, architects and specifiers of landscape environments, including parks, roof terraces, podium gardens and public realm areas, the product information required to create outstanding places for people to enjoy. One of the biggest, and most common, aggravations that architects experience is a poorly designed manufacturers website, and not being able to find the information they require.  Kinley have listened and responded with a sharp, responsive platform giving designers the support they need to achieve designs they’re proud of. “The newly launched website contains a plethora of valuable resources including datasheets,…

OPEN

OPEN move into new Manchester Northern Quarter office

Apr 16, 2018

Landscape architecture and urban design studio OPEN has completed its move to Workshop Properties’ Swan Square development on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The business has moved from serviced space to accommodate Its growth in the city and has taken a five-year lease on a 1,200 sq ft unit at the Swan Street scheme. Known in full as Optimised Environments, OPEN is a multi-disciplinary design company with masterplanning, design, landscape architecture and environmental planning at its core. It has a team of more than 45 professional and technical staff working from studios in Manchester, Edinburgh and London. Jaimie Ferguson, director…

Old Trafford

£32m funding secured for No1 Old Trafford in Manchester

Apr 13, 2018

Cole Waterhouse is pushing on with No1 Old Trafford, its £68m mixed-use development near Manchester United’s stadium, after securing £32m of sales with investor IP Global at its 18-storey tower. CBRE was enlisted by Cole Waterhouse last year to find a funder for the project, and launched the scheme overseas last month. Craigleith Property Group is also supporting the developer in the hunt for investors. The 354-home scheme, designed by architect 5plus, is being developed by Cole Waterhouse, headed up by chief executive Damian Flood and chairman Brendan Flood. Including a mix of 139 one-beds, 211 two-beds, and four three-beds…

FutureArc

FutureArc re-brands in line with first anniversary

Apr 12, 2018

FutureArch is fast-approaching its first anniversary as a standalone magazine. To coincide with this achievement, we’re making some minor changes to the brand, the design of the magazine and the content that we will continue to supply via all our media channels. As children, we were always taught to speak proper and to never drop our Hs. Well, on this occasion, we’ve decided to disregard this advice, and from the May issue onwards, we will be known as FutureArc. We’ve made this decision to take the brand to the next step and to bring clarity into the market. We’ will…

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Barcham invites landscape architects to biosecurity practice training days

Apr 12, 2018

Landscape architects and designers are being given the opportunity to discover more about tree health, biosecurity and tree nursery practice at training days to be run by Barcham Trees at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, nursery in the summer of 2018. Barcham’s Keith Sacre explains “We have already been approached by landscape architect and garden design practices to offer  their staff continual personal development (CPD) sessions on plant health and biosecurity. The question of biosecurity is recognised as being one of the most critical issues of the moment, with the threat posed from uncontrolled importation of plant material growing exponentially. Given our…

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Final residential phase on major lakeside scheme approved by planners

Apr 12, 2018

The final residential phase of a major mixed use development around a new railway station on the outskirts of Reading has been given the green light. Planners at Reading Borough Council unanimously backed proposals for a series of seven lakeside residential buildings that will create 459 new apartments at Green Park Village, an associated gym and new retail units. The latest application on behalf of developer St Edward Homes, part of the Berkeley Group, is the sixth phase of residential development at the scheme which will eventually provide homes for all aspects of the community with a full range of…

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Taunton Surgical Centre given the green light

Apr 11, 2018

Planning consent has been granted for a major new £79.5m surgical centre which has also just had funding approval from the Department of Health. BDP were appointed by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to design a new Surgical and Critical Care Unit and Endoscopy Suite at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. The new centre will include six endoscopy rooms, patient recovery and clinical support areas, eight operating theatres which include two interventional radiology theatres, recovery areas and clinical support together with 22 critical care beds. The surgical unit will have dedicated wards ensuring the patients remain within the appropriate…

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New appointment boosts Gillespies’ Urban Design expertise

Apr 11, 2018

Gillespies has expanded its urban design team with the appointment of Chris Wong as a Principal Urban Designer. Chris joined Gillespies’ Manchester office and will be responsible for leading several urban design and planning strategies across the UK and internationally. Chris previously worked for architects Studio Egret West, and before that NBBJ in Shanghai and at Martha Schwartz & Partners’ London studio. Jim Fox, Associate Partner at Gillespies, commented: “We are excited to welcome Chris to our growing team. He is a talented and creative designer, who brings a wealth of UK and international masterplanning experience from planning to construction. Chris joins…

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Safe Regeneration picks firms for its £200m framework

Apr 8, 2018

A swathe of firms across the North West have been picked by Safe Regeneration for its £200m framework, with winners including big hitters Morgan Sindall and Robertson alongside SMEs across architecture, construction, and the built environment. Bootle-based Safe Regeneration focuses on community and heritage projects; business enterprise support; community-based landscape, habitat and ecological projects; and training. The framework is split into 15 lots covers house building, general construction, design services, refurbishment and project management. Among the winners were Preston-based FWP, which won places on six lots including construction design management, project manager, structural engineer and quantity surveyor. Rochdale-based contractor the…

Sharjah

Sharjah unveils first international platform on architecture

Apr 7, 2018

The northern emirate of Sharjah will be hosting the first platform on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (Menasa) region, thus continuing its cultural engagement expansion in the UAE. Founded by Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial aims to stimulate debate on regional built environment by reframing on-going conversations from a regional perspective. Taking place in the UAE and engaging with regional and international discourse, the first edition commences in November 2019. The Sharjah Architecture Triennial is holding its first public programme, a panel discussion…