July 22, 2018

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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UK households and businesses could be energy producers by 2035


A future of energy study by Arup predicts that many people and businesses across the UK will be generating their own power by 2035. Endorsed by Energy UK, Energy systems: A view from 2035 sets out the energy solutions required to bring the UK on track to meet its 2050 climate change targets. It shows a country made up of a diverse range of heating sources, within a more decentralised energy system, where households and businesses play a greater role in managing and producing their own energy. The study suggests there will not be one solution within the future energy system, but…

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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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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…

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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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New online resource launched for innovative landscape architectural solutions


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,…

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OPEN move into new Manchester Northern Quarter office


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…

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