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04 Industry News

Winner announced for London Coliseum English National Opera (ENO) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced the winner of the competition Coliseum. This prestigious redevelopment will be designed by award-winning architect Robin Snell and Partners, the architect behind the multiaward winning Garsington Opera Pavilion, the Island Pavilion at

to share its splendour with many more people�

Specialist cladding manufacturer STENI UK is celebrating 50 years in business.

applications with endless

The revolutionary lightweight polymer composite panels which use a patented production

individual design and decoration

products are sold across the companies in Norway, Sweden, crushed natural stone, the panels were particularly high impact, water and weather resistant

an uncommon garden Pop Brixton, a new community campus for startups, small businesses, local entrepreneurs and community organisations is soon to open in is designed by Carl Turner Architects, and is Council and developer, The Collective.

STENI currently employs around

STENI expanded rapidly and established companies in what is now the Nature range electron-beam-cured acrylic

external rainscreen and internal

with a new strategic direction giving clear emphasis on design and lasting architectural logo will be launched in this

will comprise a greenhouse, orchard and herb garden, and a grand poly-tunnel, raised above the

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Specialist contractors report struggle to recruit workers The report found that 47% of specialist contractors experienced more since 2001.

than at any time since the recession. A record 54% of respondents experienced an increase in tender prices last

The number of specialist contractors struggling to recruit skilled labour is at its highest for 14 years according to the latest NSCC State of Trade Survey.

quarter in a row.

PATRIZIA enters UK PRS with “First Street” Purchase in Manchester PATRIZIA Immobilien AG announces the acquisition of the 20-acre “First Street” site in Manchester through its subsidiary PATRIZIA UK. The site is partially developed First Street”. It is a Grade A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building with a Weighted Average Lease Term of nine years and is let to high quality occupiers such as Ford, Auto Trader and Jacobs Engineering. The site has capacity for the

council focused

approximately 500 new apartments.

the transaction is expected in Q2 2015.

06 Industry News

Benoy wins Gold at ICSC China Awards Benoy has been recognised for its work on Chengdu IFS and iAPM, Shanghai, at the inaugural International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) China Awards this year. Chengdu IFS and iAPM were both presented with the prestigious Gold Award for Design and Development (New Development) by the ICSC. Chengdu IFS is Benoy’s landmark development in western China. Conceived as a ‘City within a city’, the 760,000m2 integrated development is a world-class, one-stop destination uniting Retail, Dining, Business, Leisure, Entertainment, Culture

delivering an innovative mixed- use scheme to the centre of the city. iAPM is located on the famous Huai Hai Road and is the heart of the Shanghai ICC mixeduse development. As the name embodies, the 110,000m2 mall has been conceived as a day to late night shopping agenda. A truly integrated scheme, iAPM extends its retail levels below ground to connect with a major, three-line metro interchange station to promote connectivity and a greener future for Shanghai. Ferdinand Cheung, Benoy Director and Lead Design Architect for Chengdu IFS commented, “We are extremely proud to see our projects honoured by the ICSC and would like to congratulate all who have been involved. Chengdu IFS and iAPM have established new benchmarks for their cities.”

“It is a testament to our talented, multi-disciplinary designers and the collaborative relationship with our clients and consortium members that both these developments have taken home the top award.” The ICSC China Awards Program launched this year under the ICSC Global Awards. The awards have been designed to recognise excellence, innovation and creativity within China’s retail real estate industry honouring outstanding achievement in the design and development of retail properties and stores. Gold winners in the regional awards programs will go on to compete for the ICSC’s Global ‘Best-of-the-Best’ VIVA Award.

The West End has seen a 24% rise in activity driven by 11 new starts in six months. “In addition to stronger West End up construction volumes by 44% with six new starts in anticipation of the imminent infrastructure improvements.” Steve Johns, head of City leasing at Deloitte Real Estate, says: “Developer sentiment is continuing to improve and this is good news for London’s diverse occupier base. The increase in new starts is the second highest we’ve recorded in 20 years. Nevertheless, a third of this space has already found tenants, leaving 22 of the new starts as speculative development schemes. There is no need to sound the alarm bells just yet as the 9.5m sq ft development pipeline is only slightly above the average level of activity recorded in the past 10 years. Of this, 37% is already pre-let.” All but two of central London’s submarkets are sharing the growth. The City is powering forward with 10 new construction starts (1.7m sq ft) accounting for 39% of all new activity started in this survey, and just under half of all pre-let development taking place across central London.

Anthony Duggan, partner and head of real estate strategy at Deloitte, said: “We are now seeing the start of the supply response the market has been expecting. All thanks to the robust economic conditions, strength of London as a global deals being transacted. “However, this increase in activity will not come in time to currently experiencing. We expect further rises in rents and more pre-let deals on schemes under construction as tenants compete for the limited amount of available space. Looking further ahead, we expect the development pipeline more active construction sites across London.”

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Hunters Point Community Library - Steven Holl Architects Located on a prominent site along the East River against the backdrop of recently built skyscraper condominiums, the design for the 22,000 square foot Queens Library at Hunters Point will stand as a public building and public park and will bring community devoted space to the increasingly privatized Long Island City waterfront.

face of the building, one façade opening for each area; yet the

The concrete structure of the building is exposed and aluminum painted, giving the exterior a subtle sparkle. A golden-section upturned rectangle is carved out according to the browsing circuit of movement within the interior of library. Glazed cuts in the façade grant users views toward

trees. Ascending the stair inside visitors can reach the rooftop reading garden with panoramic views of the city.

amount of public green space on the site. On the east entrance side, the library faces a reading garden

At night the glowing presence of the new library along the waterfront joins the Pepsi sign and the “Long Island” sign at the old Gantry to become a beacon for this new community place.

The main Manhattan view, perpendicular to the internal movement of the library, gives visitors to this small space a dramatic experience. The program’s separation into children’s area, teen area and adult area can be read in the sculpted cuts of the east The NASC has entered an agreement with leading property platform the use of regulated scaffolding contractor members to the construction industry and wider markets.

which stands for ‘plenty’ of ‘fantastic’ resources, launched in April 2014 and is working with hundreds of professionals to aggressively build out its offering to homebuyers, property investors and entrepreneurs.

fully-integrated platform for property projects,

NASC Managing Director Robin James said: “This partnership with

scaffolding contractors and other property specialists for their housing projects. And the NASC has just national website service to support homeowners, property developers and the wider industry in their search for reliable scaffolding contractors. NASC members will be able to create and promote and clients will contact members with projects via the platform. model means that there are no upfront marketing costs, as a small commission fee is charged only on those projects which are successfully

awareness of the high quality work delivered by NASC members in the construction industry - setting the standard for safe, compliant and regulated scaffolding. And this partnership represents a great opportunity for the 200+ NASC contractor members to promote their scaffolding operations on a popular property portal.” Savas said: “Connecting our clients with the best specialists is what we do. Knowing that a scaffolding contractor is an NASC member reassures our users that their chosen professional will manage their project to the highest standard in accordance with industry best practice.”

08 Industry News

PV is top sustainability choice for housing Photovoltaics (PV) are the most popular choice of sustainable technology for housing associations, a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found, with around three quarters saying they would use PV products again in the future. The research found that almost two thirds of housing associations surveyed said they had experience of at least one type of sustainable technology. Based on their experiences, the most popular option for use again in the future is PV (75%), and between 50 and 60% of housing associations say that they would expect to use MVHR (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery) and solar thermal hot water in the future. Water-saving technologies have also been widely becoming standard in new homes. However, ground source heat pumps, exhaust air heat pumps, greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting delivered the lowest levels of satisfaction with at least one third saying they would seek to avoid these products.

“This research is aimed at helping the wider house-building industry and others to make better-informed choices. This have given rise to concerns and the nature of those concerns.” The report also found that two-thirds of housing associations install was the up-front cost of installation. Maintenance costs were also high on the priority list. Over half of those surveyed considered ease of resident use as an import factor, but only 19% considered the technology’s

With just one year to go before the Government’s 2016 zero carbon home target, the report is aimed at helping the wider housebuilding industry make better-informed choices on sustainable technology.

fuel poverty was one of the biggest drivers for installing the technology.

Neil Smith, head of research and innovation at NHBC, said: “The social housing sector has led the way in the use of sustainable technologies. Because of their ownership and

reduced energy bills, and almost a quarter cited better air quality.

sustainable homes, housing associations have been in a position to gain experience of the installation, performance and resident satisfaction with the various technologies.

technology choices.

However, the report also highlighted a relative lack of performance monitoring for sustainable technologies and

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has embarked on an important exercise to ask all registrants to answer a set of equality and diversity questions.

importance attributed by architects to this issue. Today ARB has invited all registrants, who have not previously been asked for this information, to answer our equality and data survey.

The questions cover ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability.

Beatrice Fraenkel, ARB’s Chair said, ‘We are keen to urge all architects to respond to this equality and diversity survey. Information about registrants is fundamentally important to us and informs how we deliver on our statutory remit.’

The Public Sector Equality Duty, which was established by the Equality Act 2010, requires public bodies to put equality at the heart of what they do, in terms of shaping policy, delivering services and in employing staff. ARB is an inclusive organisation. We actively promote equality of opportunity for everybody who has dealings with us, irrespective of their race, gender, disability, religion, belief system, sexual orientation or age. ARB is committed to understanding how its work impacts on the users of its services so that we can improve our policies and procedures to meet the needs of the people we serve. This equality and diversity survey is an essential part of this process. This will also provide us with more information about the demographic distribution of the Register of architects so that we track changes over time which is information we can then share with our stakeholders. For the last two years all new admissions to the Register have been asked to answer equality and diversity questions.

RIBA issued a statement in support of the survey, saying, ‘The Royal Institute of British Architects believes that having a to improved accessibility for everyone. This survey compliments and supports the work the RIBA is doing to ensure that architecture is a diverse and inclusive profession that offers possibilities for a wide range of talented individuals, whatever their background.’ The ARB has produced a set of FAQs on this issue which is available at the following link . Alternatively, architects with questions on this matter are invited to email us at or call us on online survey can contact ARB for a hard copy of the questions or we can make arrangements for them to complete the survey via telephone.

Industry News 09 2015 Residential Architect Design Awards Restoration Preservation Award Built in 1948 for a young couple with three children, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Albert and Edith Adelman House is still inhabited by members of the Adelman family. The 2,600-square-foot Usonian home remained more or less unaltered until 2011, when the Kubala Washatko Architects was hired to do a comprehensive restoration. Acting as both architect and construction manager, the

From the Jury “This looks like almost a complete rebuild—like they went right down to the studs.” —Betsy Williamson Project Credits

wood-shake roof with water-resistant cedar shingles, removing the damaged original, and added an entry skylight—an unrealized part of Wright’s design. To update the mechanical systems, the architects dug new geothermal wells and integrated these with mini-split units hidden with the scrupulous care that is typical of the whole project. —Amanda Kolson Hurley

Architect: The Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, Wisc.—Tom Kubala, AIA, Allen Washatko, AIA Project Size: 2,600 square feet Construction Cost: $500 per square foot

Stephenson Studio completes a Mondrian-inspired home for a remote site on the Welsh coast This family home nestled against the remnants of an ancient stone cottage on the Welsh coast features a composition inspired by the client’s interest in abstract art.

A primary-coloured Mondrian-styled painting that hangs on the wall of the

Cefn Castell is a three-bedroom property designed by Manchesterbased architecture practice Stephenson Studio on the west coast of Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay – an inlet from the Irish Sea.

“The clients’ passion for art and sculpture was to be referred to in the design,” explained the architects. “The house plan is abstracted as a Mondrianinspired painting, which is hung at the heart of the house.”

The design of the house takes its cues from the client’s love of the linear patterns and block colours present in abstract art. Large expanses of transparent glass that maximise sea views are framed by sections of pristine white wall, boxes that mirror the regimented

version of the building’s plan and outlines its grid-like organisation.

A small upper storey containing a master bedroom and balcony perches observation tower. references the maritime theme of coastal observation stations, whilst massing up the approach view of the house set within its own private walled courtyard,” said the architects. Related story: Welsh seaside home by Hyde + Hyde sits on the edge of a cliff At the rear of the property, a long outdoor walkway runs along a stone wall that is part of the ruins of a cottage that once stood on the site. Outdoor utility spaces including bin storage are located under a portico-like structure that brackets this pathway.

The stone wall extends out on either side of the new property, providing a perimeter wall and sheltering a patio by rear. A sliver of glass runs along the roof of this bedroom, separating the new build from the ruins. “The stone remains of a 400-year-old cottage were re-used for the new boundary wall, offering privacy and textural contrast of the traditional juxtaposing the new,” said the design team. “The new house separates from the wall with a glass slot roof, visually suggesting the house delicately ‘kisses’ the wall,” the team added. epoch-making change to what existed previously. Elevations are about framing, layering of materials, and solid and void.” A combined living room, kitchen and dining area occupies the front of the room can be separated from this openplan space by pivoting wooden doors. Floor-to-ceiling glazing slides back from the neutral-toned space onto a pale grey terrace in front of the property, and to the more secluded terrace to the rear. A sliding glass screen opens to the external secluded courtyard into the plan of the living spaces. Two bedrooms have been arranged to provide closure of the plan to the private inner courtyard.

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The “CARSON” Towel radiator The Italian designed and manufactured Warmrack range of towel radiators which includes the “CARSON” towel radiator shown above will be available from AEL by the 1st May 2015. When in the closed position each luxury towel warmer is a very attractive feature and when each rack is pulled down into the open position each Warmrack radiator provides a capacious and functional airing or drying rack which also provides plenty of heat for your bathroom. Warmrack radiators are available in 12 heights and having up to pulled down 4 shelves. For further details contact: Tel : 01928 579 068 e mail :, Website:

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HygroMatik keeps the music playing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland HygroMatik, a leading manufacturer

preventative measure such as key to keeping these valuable music instruments in top condition.

ideal for managing the environment

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has an extensive collection of treasured music instruments that require special care and attention to preserve their quality and condition. In order to maintain these instruments effectively, the environment in which they are kept must be carefully considered. Controlling the air and moisture content is crucial to preserving the life of these treasured instruments, avoiding expensive repairs and unnecessary replacements. A

Chris McGeever, Building Operations Manager, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland adds: “The old unit had reached the end of its run, having lasted 16 years. When it came to choosing a replacement, we decided to install a similar unit from HygroMatik as it was very reliable. I was also impressed by the great technical assistance HygroMatik provided when I was looking for information on air quality control.” The HygroMatik MiniSteam maximum steam output of either 4.8 or 10kg/h making it ideal for the instrument store. Using normal tap water, the unit generates hygienic clean mineral free steam which is distributed evenly with its quiet integrated fan. The MiniSteam features a re-useable steam cylinder making it easy to clean and maintain,

as with all HygroMatik systems, it is precise and hygienic. As an added option, the MiniSteam is also available with HygroMatik’s special rinsing system SuperFlush which helps increase the lifetime servicing simple and cost-effective. further peace of mind as they are now BIM compliant, meeting the Government requirement of level 2 BIM on public sector projects.

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GOLF CLUB REDUCES CARBON FOOTPRINT AND ENERGY COSTS WITH NEW WINDHAGER BOILERS Windhager has recently provided Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club with a twin biomass boiler system to reduce its energy costs. The Somerset golf club is run by its members, who jointly made the decision to convert their previous oil heating system to biomass, which resulted in the installation of a Windhager 120kW BioWIN Excel Kaskade system with a 1500 litre AccuWIN Green Energy, who have much experience of biomass installations and specialist knowledge of Windhager products. The main objective presented by the golf club was to decrease the amount paid for energy and develop an income stream from the government’s

reduced energy costs, means that the initial loan to pay for the installation

development of the club and venue.

Mark Readman, Executive Manager at Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club commented, “With the future of the club in mind, the low running costs of a biomass boiler system as well as the RHI scheme payments encouraged our decision to convert to biomass boilers.”

Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club is the highest rated club by Today’s Golfer magazine in the South West and has been host to the PGA National 4BBB Championship qualifying round, along with several county championship competitions. As well as being a traditional 18-hole golf club, the venue also has four multifunction rooms to accommodate conferences and parties, including weddings. The club has installed two 60kW Windhager BioWIN Excel wood pellet boilers as an environmentally friendly and economic alternative to their previous oil boiler, which was consuming on average 15,000 litres of oil per year. With the cost of oil currently reaching as high as 64p per litre* and wood pellets as little as 4.1p per kWh generated, the club will save a considerable amount of money in energy costs. government’s RHI scheme, which will of money in return payments. The scheme offers a repayment of 8.6p per kWh generated which will amount to £12,200 per year for the current energy consumption of the golf club. This, alongside the savings from the

thereafter will generate an average of £22,600 surplus per year.

The two Windhager BioWIN 60kW Excel biomass boilers were installed in a purpose-built cedar-clad plant room, built by Orin Green Energy, outside the main property. This also housed an integral wood pellet store and 1500 litre AccuWIN accumulator tank to run alongside the existing plumbing and central heating system at the golf club. The BioWIN Excel is particularly suitable for larger properties with demanding heat requirements, such as the golf club, and involves very little maintenance or attention.

function allowing them to simply be switched on and left to run. Mark Readman commented again, “We found the whole process very smooth and seamless, Scott and his team kept us informed throughout every stage. The installation didn’t cause any disruption to the daily running of the club and we were extremely pleased.

The two automatically fed BioWIN Excel wood pellet boilers were

feel the difference with the new Windhager biomass boilers, which run exceptionally well and we are pleased with our investment. We look forward

round. The boilers have been installed in a cascade system enabling them to continue to provide heating to the property during servicing and maintenance without the entire system needing to be shut down. The boilers also have a fully automated operational

club over future years.” Further information is available from Windhager UK on 01225 892211 email: or by visiting the company’s website at

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Vision London:

New Show, New Ideas Counting down to Vision London 2015 opening for two days on June 2 at London’s Olympia, more than 100 organisations are set to display new and inventive solutions in a new and informative event set to facilitate the creation of better building design. The event features the latest developments in building products and technology for the affordable housing market including refurbishment projects, products and services. As well as the raft of innovation to be seen down the show aisles, there’s also the extensive speaker programme running in tandem. One

to speak under the four prime themes of Future Materials & Systems, Technology, Innovation in Architecture & Design and Building for Health & Wellness. Refurbishment is much to the fore at this show to help resolve the UK now facing pressing housing issues. Architects and designers are developing solutions that are practical and affordable, designed with community in mind. hand at Vision London. Designing out crime and planning for crime prevention are vital considerations in new builds and refurbishment projects alike. And that is exactly the subject of the Innovations in Architecture & Design seminar at 1015 on Tuesday.

Topics include police involvement with the Housing Standards Review, approved Document Q and its impact on domestic security and Secured by Design’s work for out crime planning document. Also on this seminar agenda are Secured by Design’s Commercial and Homes 2015 guidance documents, along with discussion on the new Secured by Design National Building to SBD compliance for the developers. Building health and wellness is important too in refurbishment projects and in that seminar stream on Wednesday at 1015, ‘Healthy Buildings, Healthy People’ has much to offer. With high emphasis on now the circular economy, it is essential that health and wellbeing remain at the centre of the push for improved resource With staff costs amounting to 90% of most businesses operating costs and because we spend so much time indoors, it is essential that the industry delivers healthy buildings. Register now for Vision London at You can also check out the full seminar programme on the Vision London website.



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Harrogate House This project is a private house, together with a new-build pool/gym complex and a re-designed connecting garden in between. The pool complex is very contemporary, glamorous and under-stated. The connecting garden feels very private and, when subtly lit at night, almost magical. Lighting the Pool and Sculpture

Lighting the Garden, Pool and Gym Complex

The raised platform, driven by the swim machine, could have been a visual distraction. The bookmarked granite walls call for something special to pick out the finish. We used warm Hurricane LED Downlights to bring out the depth and finish of the bookmarked granite walls. The mantle is a wonderful piece we commissiond by David Harber. The raised platform becomes a stunning focal point. It makes the space.

The garden was to be low key, private, zen like. It was important to connect the main house with the pool, so lighting is predominantly low level but with uplighting accents taking your eye through. We used miniature LD51 LED Spotlights delivering 111 lumens light output. Great for lighting beams or garden planting. While miniature LD42 LED Accent Lights provide subtle low level light in the garden.



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with Victorian steampunk and mid-century retro themed bars available. Design and Contract Furniture provided a mix of tables, bar stools and 32 metres of banquette seating to integrate with the theme of both bars.

Design and Contract Furniture has provided a range of its stylish furniture as part of the redesign of a popular London cocktail bar. The Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction, working with an external design team, has undergone a complete brand refresh, including the refurbishment of the vibrant bar as well as new menus and design work to match the personality of the new futuristic setting. The Victorian steampunk bar is furnished with a number of Design and Contracts’ industrial-style bar stools with character oak tops and traditional side dining chairs. The company also supplied traditional, back-buttoned faux-leather banquette seating for a more comfortable option. All seating surrounds a number of Italian wooden effects used on the furniture and other décor setting as proposed by the bar’s design team. The Mid-20th century retro bar offers a complete contrast to the mellow tone created by the dark and industrialised setting of the steam punk bar. The retro bar displays plenty of bright colours and lights with its lively décor and vibrant furniture suggesting and encouraging a more upbeat atmosphere. The diner-style bar offers its visitors a range of seating, including faux-leather turquoise or black and orange banquette seating and stools, surrounding a series of metallic diner style tables.

The retro bar had been redesigned to complement the rebrand of the bar which has introduced several eye-catching items to its colourful menu, such as a ‘Ziggy Stardust’ cocktail. The Adventure Bar in Clapham Junction is just one of many in the chain of cocktail bars located across London, offering casual dining during the day and an energetic cocktail bar in the evenings. The bar has recently expanded its premises and is proving to be a very popular attraction to locals, reaching maximum capacity every weekend. Design and Contracts’ project with the Adventure Bar is just one of many for the company in the hospitality industry. The Berkshire-based company has completed a large number of schemes, manufacturing and supplying furniture to bars, Further information on Design & Contract Furniture is available from the company on 01344 628108, by emailing: or by visiting the company’s website

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Project Case Study 31 The University's Science and Innovation Park will play a key role in driving the region's knowledge economy, targeting technology-led companies seeking both a strategic location and access to the highquality research and graduate support provided by the University. Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: "The University of Reading's commitment to invest in a new Science and Innovation Park underlines the vital contribution this University makes to the Thames Valley's position as one of the most successful economic sub-regions in Europe. The provision of dedicated facilities and services will provide a platform for the regional knowledge economy to thrive. "There is a substantial market in the region for such a facility, with no dedicated science park currently operating in the Thames Valley or London. We expect strong demand from both UK and international companies seeking a prominent Thames Valley location, while the Science Park will also be the natural choice for London-based companies that are looking for space to expand as well as emergent Thames Valley SMEs." "Last week, the government published the initial findings of a review led by Sir Andrew Witty which placed the UK's world-leading universities at the heart of local and national economic growth. Reading is a shining example and the Science and Innovation Park will reinforce our position as one of the most forward-looking and entrepreneurial universities in the country." The University of Reading has wellestablished experience in running specialist facilities for the commercial Research and Development market. It currently operates dedicated facilities on its Whiteknights campus for 80 knowledge-based companies employing over 750 people. The University's Reading Enterprise Centre and the Science and Technology Centre are purpose-built business facilities linked to the University's renowned research specialisms and a ready-made talent pool. The campus is also home to R&D facilities for Mondelez.

The new Science and Innovation Park will be close to London and Heathrow, as well as the many clusters of successful knowledge businesses based in the Thames Valley. This privileged location is allied to a first class regional transport infrastructure, underpinned by the recent £1 billion investment in Reading Station, and will make the Science Park a strategic location for business investment. Wokingham Borough Council granted the University planning permission to develop phase one of the Science Park in 2010. The University of Reading, in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council, has secured an investment of almost £25 million for the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road, a key infrastructure development to underpin access to the Science and Innovation Park as well as the Shinfield West housing development. Councillor David Lee, Leader of Wokingham Borough Council, said: "We welcome this great news that the University is making such a significant investment in the Science and Innovation Park. The development will bring major employment to the borough in the form of many high-value, skilled jobs and build on our reputation as a great place to do business." The Science and Innovation Park will be constructed on a University-owned site in Shinfield, alongside the M4. Phase one of the development will create 150,000 - 200,000 sq ft in three multi-tenanted office and laboratory buildings, including a Gateway building. The project will be under the single ownership of the University of Reading. The University's governing body has approved an initial investment of £25 million to create the site infrastructure and first three buildings, followed by a further £25 million, in time, to complete phase one. The Science and Innovation Park is a long-term development and is likely to take 20-25 years to be fully developed.

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Opening the Door to LEARNING As part of its ongoing refurbishment programme, Edinburgh College is fitting HOPPE’s Quick-Fit Plus door handles to its internal doors as the quick, easy and smart alternative to traditionally fitted handles.

Architectural Ironmongers West Lothian Hardware introduced the college’s maintenance department to the HOPPE Quick-Fit Plus handles when they were looking for a smart, tamper-proof solution for a problem with colleges existing handles. “The college’s estates department were looking to fit new handles because the old ones were beginning to look past their best,” says West Lothian Hardware’s Alan McEwan. “The old handles had had roses pulled off, screw holes were showing and they really did look untidy. Because the Quick-Fit Plus handles come with an integral rose they resist vandalism, and there’s no screw holes so they really do look smart. The whole team at the College has found them easy to install – there’s not even a need for tools to fit them!” The college maintenance team has already fitted over sixty pairs of Quick-Fit Plus handles at the college’s Milton Road campus and find them a doddle to fix in double quick time. “These handles are so easy to fit, they really are the no-hassle option for us because the handle, rose and escutcheon simply push together into position in a matter of seconds with a click,” says Edinburgh College’s Gary Grieve. “They really look the part once they

are on too!” More HOPPE Quick-Fit Plus handles will be fitted across the college’s three other sites as part of the ongoing maintenance programme. HOPPE’s patented Quick-Fit plus connection is the next step on from the company’s tried and tested Quick-Fit system. It comprises stylish handles plus flat roses and escutcheons which are just 2mm thick and come in round and square versions offering myriad design options. They are especially well suited to refurb projects like Edinburgh College thanks to the extra large roses and escutcheons in the range. HOPPE’s reckons the Quick-Fit plus system could save up to 75% fixing time on site but the new connection system does not compromise the outstanding performance characteristics of its handles. Quick-Fit plus handles will continue to comply with BS EN1906: 2002 Grade 3 and corrosion resistance to EN1670 Grade 4 on all finishes. For additional durability, Resista surface protection, which offers a 10 year guaranteed finish, has now been upgraded to 20 years for Quick-Fit plus handles, ensuring an attractive look for years to come.

Founded in 1988 HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in the field of door and window hardware. Based in Wolverhampton, where it operates from a purpose built state-of-the-art distribution centre, HOPPE UK is committed to serving customers with pride. HOPPE’s products have been tested to meet the latest European and British standards, offering quality and innovation to all sectors of the market. The company is part of the familyowned HOPPE group with manufacturing plants across Europe and North America and more than 3000 employees. Visit our website:

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Eaton’s Security business boxes clever

with its new control panel and keypad kits As part of its commitment to offering installers convenience,

or i-onEX control panel and the latest keypad with built-in prox – the i-on30EXDKP, i-on30EXDLKP, i-on50EXDKP, i-on160EXDKP - making them ideal for residential and smaller commercial installations.

keypad as a spare. Regardless of which kit they are supplied with, all the keypads are compatible with the full range of Scantronic and Menvier panels, ensuring maximum levels of functionality and interoperability.

‘As one of the original pioneers of kit based solutions, I am delighted that we have now extended this format across the entire Scantronic buildings, the Menvier family of highand Menvier ranges,’ commented end control panels is supplied with keypads that include a built-in prox and Martin Tweedie, Product Manager of Eaton’s Security business. ‘We two zones as standard. take great pride in listening to our Individual control panels and additional customers and, in turn, making our keypads can still be purchased for systems as convenient to use, install maintenance purposes. However, with and maintain as possible, while at the enhanced value that the new kits the same time enhancing value for provide, that Eaton’s Security business money.’ believes that in the majority of cases For further information, please email it will be more cost effective to buy the complete package and keep the Suitable for use in commercial environments such as educational

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AICO LAUNCHES NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS Renowned for its innovation Aico is pleased to announce the launch of AudioLINK™, a revolutionary new data extraction technology integrated into all of its Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms. AudioLINK allows for invaluable real time data to be extracted via the Alarm’s sounder - all you need is an AudioLINK enabled CO Alarm, a tablet or smartphone and most importantly the free AudioLINK App. This data is converted into an Alarm Status Report, which is simple to review and store. The Report is created for the life of the Alarm, and is colour coded to identify the urgency of any issue. The Report displays useful information about the Alarm, such as battery life, alarm sensor status, number of times tested and removed; and detection levels of CO, including background CO, with details of when it occurred - all in a simple format. As the information is generated in real time, should there be an issue then it can be dealt with there and then. Additional information about each section can be obtained simply by tapping onto the desired area on the tablet or smartphone – this will then provide more detailed guidance to the user. The Report can accommodate additional information such as a site reference number, address or location before being forwarded via email or to be stored in a key location for future reference. Data is stored for the life of the Alarm and can be extracted as many times as required, enabling historic information to be retained. As such, AudioLINK is proving extremely popular with social landlords as it improves the level of protection their tenants will receive whilst being more time, records of CO levels in the properties they manage. It can be used as part of the property checks prior to changing over to new tenants, contributes towards the annual Gas Safety Checks (CP12) and generates real time information should CO leaks be detected or the safety of a fuel burning appliance reported. Landlords in the private sector are also expected to welcome this new technology following the recent announcement of changes to legislation which will require private sector landlords to install working Smoke and CO Alarms in their properties in England. AudioLINK provides a quick and simple way to test the CO Alarm prior to tenants moving in. AudioLINK has been installed as standard into Aico’s Ei208 Lithium battery powered CO Alarm range and Ei261 and Ei262 mains powered CO Alarms. The Alarms all feature a proven CO sensor which is pre-calibrated and tested in real CO gas to ensure accuracy and attains the British Standard for CO detection in residential dwellings - BS EN 502911:2010 or BS EN 50291-2:2010. To clearly identify the new AudioLINK featured Alarms, alarm units will carry a readily

Aico and Ei Electronics have worked with local authorities and housing association across the UK to develop tenants and housing providers. With this in mind the price of Aico’s CO Alarms will stay the same and the AudioLINK App will be free to ensure everyone gets the protection they deserve. Also, if that wasn’t enough all Aico CO Alarms now come with a 10 Year Life proving the best value protection. A wholly owned subsidiary of Ei Electronics, Aico is a market meet the UK standards and regulations. 2015 sees Aico’s 25th anniversary. With more mains powered domestic Smoke Alarms installed in the UK’s social housing than any other manufacturer, Aico is tried, tested and trusted. Aico has a dedicated team of Regional Managers to support technical support over the phone and an internal sales team to help with any enquiries. For more information please go to or contact Aico on 01691 664100 or

CONTEMPORARY HOME DESIGN Contemporary Home Design began 15 years ago from a small home based office, designing and manufacturing bespoke made kitchens bedrooms and living rooms. As the demand grew in high quality bespoke home furniture, our business grew. At the time we only had an online portfolio, we soon realised our customers wanted to touch and feel our products as well as visualising it, so we decided to open up a showroom. We travelled to Germany every year for 4 years before deciding to introduce the branded side of the business. We chose the leading high quality German brands due to the excellent customer care they provide to us as their retailer and our customers. We are now a well-established lifestyle company, offering our customers all the necessities they require for their desired room. We deal with only the top leading brands in Europe and UK and have the most up to date technology at the best affordable prices. From kitchens, bedrooms and living areas, to flooring, lighting, home automation and central vacuum system; and to complete it with kitchen essentials, mirrors and 3D wall panelling. We have it all here at CHD, come along visit our lifestyle showroom and you will be astonished with what we can do for you!


MADE IN GERMANY We design and manufacture bespoke and custom made kitchens, bedrooms and living interiors. We can make bedrooms ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall to give it a very sleek look. The designer and manufacturer work very close with the customer to come up with creative and original ideas to meet the customers’ needs. High quality German material and accessories are used in the manufacturing of the furniture. We aim to provide 18mm rigid carcasses, in a wide range of colours and wood effect finishes. Every fraction of our portfolio is inspected to guarantee our detail for perfection and to ensure that it has met all of our customers’ wishes. We have cherry picked the most well-known and best manufacturers of kitchens and bedrooms in Europe to give our customers a range of choice from design, style and idea. We keep up to date with the technology in and around Europe to make the desired living space extraordinary. We have an amazing range of German kitchen brands –Schüller, Next125, Ballerina and Beckermann. A Kitchen made in Germany is a kitchen guaranteed for life, from the day you purchase your kitchen, the German manufacturers will give you excellent service for up to 15 years and more ensuring your kitchen works and looks the part. |


West London Luxury This project sees the substantial refurbishment of an existing Grade II listed building to create an elegant and highly distinctive modern home in which period detailing is balanced by contemporary insertions to exemplary aesthetic effect. Key internal features such as the richly ornamental plasterwork and a fine cantilevered stone staircase have been maintained and restored, while interior spaces are reorganised to create a more flexible living space attuned to the needs of the resident family. The entire lower ground floor has been remodelled to create an expansive and airy sequence of spaces which are fluidly bound together by an inlaid stone floor designed by artist Karim Noureldin. At the heart of the space, a spectacular feature staircase links the ground and lower-ground floor, with its sinuous curves echoing the motif of the stone floor. A full interior design fit-out has been an integral part of the project, with bespoke integrated furniture featured throughout. The design process has been undertaken in close consultation with the relevant conservation authorities and has drawn on the expertise of numerous specialist craftsmen in order to create the striking interior for this imposing residence.

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Battersea Park 22nd & 23rd of September 2015

LANDSCAPE, the industry’s annual meeting place, is on the 22nd & 23rd of September 2015 in Battersea Park in central London. This year see the trade associations, trade bodies and media bringing the industry together.

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Continuing Professional Development structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence’ and organisations that are granted

LANDSCAPE is delighted to once again support the SGD ‘Product of the Year award’. The short listed entries will be appearing at the exhibition itself with the winner announced live at the show.

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BALI are wholeheartedly supporting the event and again have a Pavilion of Members for you to meet.

This year there is again a chance to ‘Meet the Media’, - your opportunity to speak direct to the journalists that cover your industry. Alongside them will be a special ‘Meet the Author’ desk. Come and talk to the authors of those publications that have always interested you.

As part of LANDSCAPE’s ongoing commitment towards uniting the industry and enhancing the all of the ‘free to attend’ seminars at this year’s LANDSCAPE Show qualify for CPD learning points.

LANDSCAPE 2015 10am – 6pm – Tuesday 22nd September 2015 10am – 5pm – Wednesday 23rd September 2015 Free admission by registering at Courtesy shuttle bus from Sloane Square Tube Station. For more details on stand space contact Danielle Hernandez on or telephone +44(0)20 7821 8221

for industry to turn to for advice and guidance.

Due to high demand from overseas suppliers, we are delighted showcase our International Pavilion. Focusing on the newest trends, innovative products and exciting opportunities, the pavilion will allow visitors to experience ideas from all over the World in one location. Our show attracts over 3000 visitors from across the design world. Our diverse exhibitor list, engaging seminars and backing from key industry associations means we welcome landscape designers, architects, contractors, facilities managers and interior designers to name just a few. Supported by trade associations and media from across the globe, LANDSCAPE is now internationally recognised as the ‘go to’ show for the industry. LANDSCAPE is truly uniting the industry and has something for everyone. Make sure you are part of it this year and visit our website for more details.

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44 External Works & Landscaping

Zigma® Ground Solutions introduce Zigma® Ground Solutions is once again pushing the boundaries of product innovation with their


compared to alternative mats of comparable performance – a great way for businesses to as well as helping to support their sustainability objectives and reduce their carbon foot print.

Zigma® is recognised globally as a leading designer and manufacturer of temporary access and ground protection products with a philosophy

With a load bearing of over 100 tonnes/m2 of choice for many global market sectors.

optimum safety, performance and value, coupled with total commitment to sustainability and the environment. Lighter in weight at just 180kg per mat and with a surface area measuring 2.5 LiteTM ensures that more mats, and therefore more roadway surface, can be loaded per lorry

construction and features the unique chevron traction® surface to improve the grip and forward movement of heavy vehicles and plant, which also reduces side way slippage, even in the most challenging weather or ground conditions.

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‘We thrive on pushing the boundaries of product innovation and continually question the status quo,’ remarked Zigma®’s founder & Managing Director Iain Brown. ‘Our philosophy is to listen carefully to the needs of our clients, monitor the demands of the market and develop products that feature new design, new techniques, new materials and new construction. Put simply, Zigma® leads and others follow!’

by Zigma. Market leading EuroMat® provides a heavy duty performance but with a load bearing of up to 80 tonnes/m2. Easily installed for easy of handling and a wide selection of connectors to suit a variety of applications. Alternatively Economat has been developed for jobs where our customers want a low cost, easy to deploy and reusable temporary access solution. A position usually taken by plywood however, risk of slippage and falls, injury from splinters, the increasing costs of plywood, short lifespan and the increasing environmental costs of disposal, make reusable Economat a safer and more economical alternative. RubbaMat delivers a variation on the theme of heavy duty to ground conditions whilst delivering ground protection to delicate surfaces making it ideal for use around construction sites and for use internally during maintenance work where heavy plant is to be used.

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The Bituchem Group is offering free, informative presentations as part of its customer service ethos to architects and

The 20 minute presentations are hosted by the company’s commercial manager, Mark Stott. He commented, “We have formed these presentations to show people what we have to offer and how our products can be used in a range of applications. We hold them at a place convenient to the client and take the time to present our products, giving an overview of the various hard landscaping options and answer any questions they may have. We think that it is important for people to be fully educated in in the products that they are specifying.” The Bituchem Group, based in Gloucestershire, manufacture and supply a range of asphalt materials, including its popular Natratex Cotswold and Colourtex, which have seen a number of applications in Royal parks, including Kew Gardens, the Hurlingham Club, and the Duke of York barracks, to name a few.


The company has recently advanced on its Natratex Cotswold product to produce a porous alternative to the natural-looking asphalt material in response to the demand for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). The Natratex Cotswold Porous replicates the need for conventional drainage systems. Bituchem supplies to surfacing contractors throughout England and Wales, in a range of sectors including schools, universities, residential, retail, parks and other areas of the public realm. Further information on the presentations is available from Bituchem on 01594 826768 or 07584 311266, by emailing: mark@bituchem. com or by visiting the company’s website at



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48 Industry News Architecture Billings 21st century technology used to restore for April Drops Three 17th century mill Points A cutting-edge virtual reality and A recent report released by the indicates demands for architecture nearly three points after a twomonth within this year that has faced

But don’t let these numbers discourage you. According to the ARCHITECT article. “The new projects inquiries

note that other economic indicators are showing positive trends. construction industry remain very Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, in a press new projects and new design contracts continued to accelerate at a healthy pace in April points to strong underlying April would typically be a month where

regional, and sector breakdowns in the April ABI report, head over the ARCHITECT article.

computer simulation suite at the Manufacturing Technology Centre has been used to bring a 17th century Scottish oat mill to life.

The VR facility at the Coventry-based MTC, usually used when planning factory processes, was used by Hickman & Smith Architects to visualise the quarter-million pound restoration of the mill overlooking Loch Ken near Castle Douglas. The owners wanted to keep the main features of the derelict stone mill, including the water wheel and kiln, while turning it into a modern energyarchitectural practice came up with the idea of visualising the design, complete with stunning views over the loch, using the MTC’s virtual reality technology. Hickman & Smith Architects were able to access this technology through the CASiM2 programme, which offers manufacturing SMEs in the West Midlands the opportunity to test and trial new products and ideas using virtual simulation technology. The MTC’s fully-immersive CAVE facility enabled the architects and owners to visualise the design and experience the environment as if it were real. Using IC.IDO software from Cannock-based ESI, the 3D architectural design was imported into the VR environment, allowing the client to see exactly how the mill would look and walk through the rooms in the restored building. Use of the VR facility saved time and cost in design changes, and ensured that the

Owner Bob Panther said, “Walking around our virtual mill showed us where the design met our objectives and allowed us to adjust the design to improve the quality of the building, and reduce building costs at the same time. We amended the VR model by lowering the upstairs living area walls, and within 10 minutes the changes were made to integrate window seats on top of the thick stone walls and allow much improved views over the local countryside. It was clear to see exactly how Hickman & Smith Architects were converting our vision into reality.” to the construction industry, according to experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. Recently more than 70 construction consultants, project managers, architects and facility managers attended a conference at the MTC’s Ansty Park headquarters to hear how virtual reality and simulation can projects while shortening timescales. Group Technology Manager for Manufacturing Simulation and Informatics at the MTC Jonathon Shaw said virtual reality simulation was a routine part of factory planning, construction projects.

owner’s vision.

Clear Architects Shortlisted For Award

Loughton-based Clear Architects has been shortlisted for the RICS East of England Awards 2015 in the

Clear Architects, a RIBA-chartered practice based on the London/Essex borders, were charged with creating a spacious annexe to Haven House Hospice’s existing ‘White House’ building, to enable the charity to expand and deliver essential services to the children closer to their homes. The Holistic Care Centre houses two consultation Foundation.

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Aliva UK wins £1m Brighton cladding project Aliva UK has begun work on the cladding for a £1m residential and leisure development at Brighton Marina. The development includes 175 seafront apartments, car parking, commercial spaces and a new lifeboat base. More than 6,000 m2 of Aliva’s ceramic rainscreen cladding in cool grey, medium grey and white has been

withstand Brighton seafront’s demanding weather conditions. Darren Gormer, Aliva, said: “The marina has been extended out to sea by the installation of a cofferdam, huge weight of the super structure. substructure will be delivered and placed inside the

fully designed all the elements of this rain screen system including the substructure, architectural elevations and scheduling of materials.”

to be done this way due to the site logistics. We have

completion in early 2016.

Kawneer helps score a unique try for Wales Architectural aluminium systems by leading supplier Kawneer feature twin-skin façade.

Kawneer users Boyes Rees Architects for their framing options and sustainability credentials - being 100% recyclable helped the £13.5million “Excellent” rating. Senior architectural technologist Andrew Joss said: “The Kawneer systems have been used on what we believe façade, as internal partition, on all facades.

The new postgraduate centre of Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University uses Kawneer’s AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling as the external wall on the south-east façade with AA®100 zonedrained capped curtain walling with BRE Green Guide A+ rated AA®541 top-hung casement window* vents behind, forming an internal walkway. This architectural phenomenon** is complemented by AA®100 curtain walling on the main façade as well as the entrance atrium between two curved terracotta-clad elevations. Kawneer’s AA®3720 folding/sliding doors have also been incorporated to the rear of the atrium along with medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

“The curtain walling is the main feature. The twin skin plays a key role allowing natural ventilation but acoustic protection from the nearby railway. We required recycled content to gain valuable BREEAM points.” The new 5,200m2 school comprises two lecture theatres with 180 and 250 seats and a mix of teaching and trading rooms, student breakout space, café up to four storeys. The Kawneer systems were installed on the concrete frame building on the site by Dudley’s Architectural Aluminium for main contractor ISG. The twin-skin element is a principle extensively used in hotter climes to provide a climatic buffer zone within a glazed facade. The facade design allows

ventilation by opening a window, without external noise intrusion, as well as night time purge ventilation (a natural cooling strategy using thermal mass) without the issues of security. As well as the BREEAM “Excellent” rating of 76.62%, which puts Cardiff Business School in the top 10% of all UK non-domestic designed to achieve an EPC rating of 26 - a new build minimum standard. A world-class, full-service international business school with 260 staff and 2,700 students drawn from over 100 countries, Cardiff Business School turns over circa £25million per annum from its 1.4-acre site on the university’s Colum Road campus. The new building enables it to reduce its reliance on its pre-experience MBA programme through the provision of new premium-fee Specialist Masters courses and Specialist MBAs and create a more diverse student mix through increased home/EU postgraduate taught student numbers. This also further distinguishes the school from other regional providers of business education, strengthening the Cardiff University brand as being ‘the provider of high- quality research-led business and management education in Wales’. The extensive use of large elements of glazing, as in the Kawneer curtain walling, was designed to maximise natural light and present a feeling of transparent openness to the building.


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