Buildings & Maintenance

Students from across the UK invited to share their views on Parliament restoration

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has partnered with educational charity, Smart School Councils, on a programme of activities to hear the views of children and young people about the historic restoration of the Palace of Westminster. Children and young people will be able to take part in …

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Work to commence on new Discovery Academy in Sheffield

Work is set to begin on the new Discovery Academy in Sheffield, designed by HLM Architects working with construction specialists Tilbury Douglas Construction. The free special academy will cater for 80 special education needs (SEN) pupils and is being delivered via the Department for Education Framework on behalf of Sheffield …

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TG Escapes Eco-Buildings – a fast, cost effective way to enhance well-being when you need extra space

TG Escapes unique modular eco-buildings combine traditional materials with sophisticated technology to create standalone spaces with a difference. The innovative bespoke architect designed system means they can provide timber frame buildings to suit most locations and uses, in a variety of finishes including timber, composite cladding or render in a …

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£46.5m School of Engineering project completed for the University of Birmingham

Building work has completed this month (February 2021) on the £46.5m School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, thanks to national contractor, Willmott Dixon. The state-of-the-art 12,000 sqm facility spans five floors and features a double-height atrium. The development aims to not only bring together many of the institution’s …

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Planning permission granted for new music rooms at Collingwood College

National Architects, GSSArchitecture, have successfully achieved planning permission for a new custom music facility at Collingwood College in Durham. The existing music facilities cannot accommodate bands greater than 4-5 members, and due to the positioning of the space below residential accommodation, the times available for use are limited due to …

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Independent testing proves nano product’s surface protection efficacy

Independent testing has proved Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection, powered by Liquid Guard® Technology to be successful against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Independent laboratory tests had already proved the efficacy of Liquid Guard® against TGEV coronavirus and a host of other bacterial and viral infections including Influenza A, E.coli, MRSA, …

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