July 17, 2018

Bennett Architectural begin work at Manchester Health Academy


Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to supply and install doors, windows and curtain walling for the £10m expansion of Manchester Health Academy. The Wythenshawe-based Academy was selected by Manchester City Council to expand its student population, with numbers predicted to rise from 750 to 1100 students by 2022. This expansion will see the addition of new dining room extension, multi-use games are and an FA standard all-weather pitch for students and community use. Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural commented: “Our team brings a wealth of experience of working in the Education sector and we have…

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Conservation Design Forum makes key promotions


As the ecological design firm Conservation Design Forum Inc. (CDF) enters its 25th year the firm is proud to announce the elevation of key staff to leadership positions. Conservation Design Forum named Tom Price, PE as managing partner. Price will be taking over from founder, Jim Patchett, to lead CDF into its next chapter. Price will continue to serve as director of civil and water resources disciplines. Since joining the firm in 2000, Price has overseen the close integration of water-sensitive engineering into CDF’s work. “As CDF’s new managing partner, I intend to strengthen our partnerships with clients and colleagues, expand green…

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Have a say on the LI’s new visualisation guidance


Visualisation feedback on the latest draft Technical Information Note (TIN) sought from members and non-members alike by 29 June The Landscape Institute has published the public consultation draft of its updated photography and photomontage guidance. Photographs and photomontages often support planning applications. In this context, they are technical information. They may or may not supplement a landscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA), and are crucial to the communication of potential landscape and visual effects. Practitioners should therefore use photography and photomontage in a technically appropriate manner. Find out more about photography and photomontage. The new guidance, reissued for 2018, has been…

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Landscape Institute announce new categories and application process


The Landscape Institue’s #LIAwards2018 team has announced a number of exciting changes to this year’s Awards. This year, two new categories have been added. One is the first to be open to individuals and organisations globally. The other will showcase the industry’s most innovative and beautiful horticulture projects. In addition, the awards submissions process has been simplified. In line with LI‘s ‘digital first’ strategy, the process has been moved mostly online. This is believed to make entering the awards easier, particularly for smaller practices. The new awards website will go live on Monday 4 June. The registration and submissions windows will…

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Mecanoo to transform railway line into green corridor connecting the city


Mecanoo has released images of its plans to transform a former railway line in taichung, taiwan into a bio-diverse green corridor. the site, which measures a total length of one mile, was a catalyst for the development of the old city, traversing its downtown. Although formerly an important means of connection, today the disused railway divides the city and impedes circulation from one side of the tracks to the other. Mecanoo’s proposal uses the rail line to reconnect the different parts of the city in a sustainable way. as part of the plan, an inviting green corridor will include bike and pedestrian lanes to better cater…

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Engineers to review Old Oak Common works


A pair of engineers will review works carried out at Old Oak Common as part of an independent review board, New Civil Engineer can reveal. AKT II founder Hanif Kara and Arup Head of UKMEA Planning Richard de Cani are among 22 engineers, architects and local government bodies which will provide expertise to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). Arup architect Sowmya Parthasarathy has also been added to the OPDC Review Group which will be independently assessing the HS2 and Elizabeth Line interchange. UCL professor in urban design and chair of the OPDC Place Review Group Peter Bishop said that…

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Pegasus Group works on landscape proposal for Grade II Listed masterpiece


Plans to convert Grade II listed buildings in Surrey into a retirement living complex have proved to be a landscape architect’s dream merging historic and contemporary designs. National consultancy Pegasus Group was appointed to provide landscape design to support Eden Retirement Living’s proposals to turn Grade II*-listed CEMEX House, originally designed by architect Ted Cullinan, into an 81-home ‘later living’ village near Egham. The landscape design includes walled gardens for allotments and informal lawns that could be used for bowls and croquet. The development stands within a parkland-style landscape complete with an ornamental pond. The buildings sit within Green Belt…

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Landmark Place awarded Gold by Considerate Constructors Scheme


Barratt London’s Landmark Place project team has been awarded a Gold Considerate Constructors Award at the National Site Awards 2018. This recognition is awarded to sites for outstanding contributions towards improving the image of construction. To win an award, judges look at what measures a site has put in place to be more considerate towards local neighborhoods and the public, the workforce, and the environment. This award is coveted by developers, but for Barratt London, achieving such an accolade at Landmark Place is even more significant, as it sits next to one of London’s most popular tourist sites, The Tower…

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Winning design gives new look to Berkshire Botanical Garden


A new gateway is greeting visitors to the Berkshire Botanical Garden. The 4,000-square-foot entry garden, in front of the Center House, is the result of a nationwide competition involving individuals and teams of students enrolled in accredited landscape architecture programs. The winning design, by a team attending the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was selected by a five-member jury of independent designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects. “Over the last few weeks, the work has progressed rapidly,” said director of Horticulture Dorthe Hviid “The fountain and stonework is almost complete. The landscape has been graded into…

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Bennett Architectural shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year Award


Bennett Architectural has been shortlisted for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018. This award recognises Staffordshire businesses who have shown innovation in manufacturing through design, testing and development relating to an existing or new product. Bennetts has shown innovation in the construction industry using practices such as DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) and BIM as well as offering award winning design and fabrication for projects at Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, Victoria Gate in Leeds and more recently the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural commented: “It’s a…

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