July 18, 2018

Gillespies leads creative workshop to redesign Croxteth Estate

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Last week, Gillespies led a creative workshop in Liverpool for the transformation of Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The practice, who are the appointed masterplann ers, were joined by the client Liverpool Housing Association Colbalt Housing and Wayne Hemingway, founder of Hemingway Design. Gillespies selected Wayne Hemingway as a leading partner for the regeneration of the estate. Wayne is leading the co-design process, consulting with residents and organisations to envision the future look and layout of the estate. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community, and will look at options…

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Between earth and air: the agrAir project at Milan Design Week 2018


Drawing on the past to set the lifestyles of the future: that was the mission of agrAir, the installation designed by Piuarch for “Inhabits” event at Milan Design Week 2018. Located in the middle of piazza Castello in Milan, the project was conceived as an opportunity to re-think about the traditional setting of the urban fabric and to recover its values in the city of tomorrow. The key features of the projects – lightness, brightness, careful use of resources, eliminating the boundaries between interior and exterior, between natural and artificial spaces – were outlined in a balanced relationship between the…

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Arup wins Social and Environmental Value award at the MCA awards


Arup has won the award for Social and Environmental Value and has been highly commended in both the Best Use of Thought Leadershipand Strategy categories. The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards are highly regarded as a benchmark for quality and best practice within the industry. Arup won the award for Social and Environmental Value for its work with Transport for London (TfL) on Exploring the Road Safety Benefits of Direct Vision. This project produced world-first conclusive evidence that drivers in low-entry cabs, with direct sight of pedestrians and cyclists are involved in 40% fewer collisions. The findings became the scientific core for the…

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St George launches Cashmere Wharf at London Dock

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St George has launched Cashmere Wharf, a striking new 26 storey signature building, at the heart of London Dock in Wapping. Designed by renowned architects, Patel Taylor, and positioned in close proximity to some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including St Katharine Docks, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the City of London, London Dock has seen a former working docks transforming into a vibrant residential neighbourhood in historic Wapping. The development comprises a mix of high specification new homes, retail outlets, restaurants and beautifully landscaped open spaces. Cashmere Wharf is the tallest building at London Dock and offers 141 contemporary Manhattan, one, two…

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The Association of Play industries unveils brand new website

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The Association of Play Industries has today unveiled its new brand and website. The association’s new identity reflects their role as the lead trade association for the UK play industry: API member companies are the UK’s top providers of playgrounds, play equipment and safety surfacing. API Chair, Mark Hardy, says: “This is an exciting time for the play sector and the rebrand signifies our commitment to API members and to the customers who choose them. We have worked hard to develop a brand and website which has our members at its heart. “The API is passionate about play and believes…

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Victor Frebault selected to join national infrastructure advisory panel


Economic Consultant at Arup, Victor Frebault has been appointed to become a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s new Young Professionals Panel (YPP). This new initiative from the Commission, the independent body tasked with advising government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure, aims to ensure a strong voice for the next generation of infrastructure leaders for the country. The Panel will support the Commission across a wide range of infrastructure programmes as well as developing their own ideas to enhance long-term infrastructure for the UK. Victor joined Arup as a graduate in 2016 and works within Arup’s City Economics team that…

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GMP collaborate with landscape architect Biuro Limba on landmark Polish stadium


International architecture practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have completed a conversion of Slaski Stadium in Chorzów, Poland, adding the largest translucent polycarbonate roof in Europe to the 50s-era landmark. The original building dates from 1956, and was design by architect Julian Brzuchowski and engineer Wiktor Pade. It was converted in the 1990s and served as a venue for music events, the Speedway motorcycle World Cup and as the home ground of the Polish national football team until 2007, when a new stadium was built to replace it in Warsaw. In order to bring Slaski up to date, gmp…

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Optigreen launch new RIBA approved Green Roof CPD


Optigreen, the specialist green roof systems supplier, has launched a new RIBA approved CPD seminar, Green Roofs in Practice. The seminar is designed to provide practical insight in to green and blue roof technology and covers important topics such as the environmental benefits of a green roof, specification considerations, how a green roof works and how to construct a build, as well understanding the different types of green roof solutions available, specialist green roofs, vegetation and planting methods, maintenance and aftercare. To request more information or to book a CPD at your premises free of charge, please contact info@optigreen.co.uk or…

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Civils Expo: an event for the civil engineering and construction industries

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Event: Civils Expo Date: 9 – 11 October 2018 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: NEC, Birmingham Civils Expo is the UK’s leading event dedicated to civil engineering and construction, bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. Civils Expo is supported by industry associations including ICE, NASC, ACE and Scaffolding Association bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 11 October 2018 Civils Expo unites over 100 exhibitors with an audience of over 35,000 industry professionals…

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York’s castle gateway masterplan has been made public


Details of a £30m masterplan by BDP to transform the area surrounding some of York’s most important and sensitive landmarks have been made public. The Castle Gateway masterplan proposes a new area of high quality public realm around the historic Clifford’s Tower, along with riverside walkways and a pedestrian cycle bridge over the Foss. New homes and water based leisure activities will transform the Foss Basin, and Piccadilly will be revitalised as a pedestrian-friendly street with apartments above hubs for independent traders and local businesses. Francis Glare, head of urbanism said: “This is an ambitious but deliverable masterplan that transforms…

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