REFURB & DEVELOPER May 2015
HygroMatik keep the music playing at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland P C Hendersonâ€™s sliding door systems used for architects rural new build Vision London Homes In On Refurbishment
18 CONTENTS Property Developer Update - May 2015
Heating & Ventilation
Floors, Walls, & Ceilings
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Glass & Glazing
Coatings Sealants & Paints
External Works & Landscaping
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04 Industry News
Industry interests not addressed in election Political parties are not suitably addressing the interests of the construction industry, according to a pre-election opinion poll conducted by UK Construction Week. The survey questioned more than 1,000 product manufacturers, contractors, architects, housebuilders, developers and suppliers from around the industry, asking for their thoughts on policies affecting the construction industry. The overwhelming majority (71%) replied that they do not feel the interests of the industry have been addressed by the election campaigns, with only 29% stating that construction has received adequate political attention. When asked which party would be best for the industry if it comes to power, the Conservatives demonstrated a clear lead with 54% of the vote. The results place Labour well behind at 30%, while the Green Party has pushed ahead of the Liberal Democrats, coming in at 6% and 4% respectively. UKIP managed to claim 4% of the vote, with SNP and Plaid Cymru jointly accounting for the remaining 2%. Despite the positive indication for the Conservatives, the survey also appeared to reveal a desire for political change, with 72% stating that a change in government would have a positive or neutral impact on the construction industry and just 28% replying that this would have negative consequences.
Canary Wharf Group gains planning for two new towers Canary Wharf Group has been granted planning permission for two tower developments to be built on its main docklands site in East London. Tower Hamlets granted One Bank Street, a planning permission. Site enabling works began earlier this year and construction will begin later in 2015. The architect is Kohn Pederson Fox. There will also be public access to a new promenade along the South Dock. Société Générale has already agreed a lease for 280,000 sq ft of One Bank Street. It will occupy year lease. The second tower, One Park Place, designed by Squires & Partners, has received outline planning permission and will comprise just Hamlets will now determine a reserved matters application for the building. Canary Wharf said it has “no immediate plans” to develop the site. It will be located next to Canary Wharf Group’s proposed Diamond Tower residential skyscraper and a new 185m tower at Herons Quay West. developer-update.co.uk
Election uncertainty could impact construction for next two years The impact of an uncertain election is expected to slow growth in the construction industry, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA). Construction output is forecast to increase 5.5% in 2015 according to the latest forecasts from the CPA, however, growth is expected to slow in the following two years due to the uncertainty surrounding the coming election. Dr Noble Francis, economics director, CPA, said: “Construction output is forecast to increase 5.5% in 2015, which is more than double the rate of growth for the UK economy, due to growth in the three key sectors of construction; private housing, commercial and infrastructure.” Private house building forecast to rise 10.0% in 2015, 5.0% in 2016 and 3.0% in 2017. Commercial construction is expected to increase 6.4% in 2015, 5.2% in 2016 and 4.4% in 2017 and infrastructure activity is predicted to rise 7.6% in 2015, 9.2% in 2016 and 10.6% in 2017. Dr Francis said despite a slowdown in the general housing market, house building continues to drive construction industry growth. “After rising 13.3% in 2014, private house building is forecast to increase a further 10.0% to 142,000 new homes in 2015.
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£2bn New Covent Garden Market gets start date
Construction output falls for second month running
Construction of the £2bn New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms, London, will start this summer, joint developers Vinci and St Modwen
Construction industry output fell for the second month running in February according
has announced that the commercial contracts and planning agreements The 10 year project, the largest in the Nine Elms regeneration area, will see the delivery of over 500,000 ft2 of market facilities across a 37 acre site which will house the 200 market businesses currently employing by VSM into three residential neighbourhoods comprising 3,000 new
The entire scheme will be set alongside a new linear park for the area, parallel with the river and stretching from Vauxhall to Battersea Power
Falls in new work and maintenance led to a
and new private housing, which dropped by
2014 – February 2015 compared to the previous three months from September to Repair and maintenance and all new work Year on year the construction industry’s quarterly output has shown a small increase The main construction enabling works to the new market are scheduled
latest milestone enables the start on site of this major transformational a substantial positive economic impact in terms of employment, housing,
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Derby Arena Opens
Eric Wright Engineering Success
08 Industry News
tp bennett state-of-the-art sports facility One of the largest sports facilities to be developed in central London is now open; tp bennett was the architect and interior designer on CitySport, which offers sports facility for City University London. The project is part of a wider mixed-use regeneration scheme for the University. Measuring 3,289 sq m (35,402 sq ft), CitySport is 80% larger than Saddlers Sports Centre, which it replaced, and incorporates a six -court, multipurpose sports hall that is able to stage county standard badminton, basketball, indoor football, hockey, volleyball and netball events. tp bennett was originally appointed by City University London to complete a feasibility study and then worked together with developer Generation Estates to fully explore the site’s potential. At the time, it housed a
redundant 1960s development, as well as Saddlers Sports Centre and two student residence blocks.
improving the public realm so that it
The initial scheme sought to replace and update the existing sports centre as well as provide state-of-the-art student accommodation. After further discussion, a broader strategy was
The brief for CitySport was developed with Kevin Gibbons, Director of Property and Facilities at City University London and Alan Artus, Director of Generation Estates working alongside Bill Thompson, Head of Sport and Leisure at City University London, and Sport England.
sports facility, for students, staff and alumni, and accessible to the local residential and business communities. This was to work alongside new education space for the university as well as the new en-suite student residences. The site was constrained on three sides by Goswell Road, Bastwick Street and Peartree Street; the challenge was to deliver a design that the adjacent streetscape, and
The CitySport building also includes a separate team entrance that enables disabled sport person event to be staged there, as well as meeting space, As well as CitySport, tp bennett completed two student residential blocks which have been occupied since September 2014.
Celebrating Leicester’s Jubilee Square LDA Design’s concept for a new public space in Leicester’s city centre has now been realised following the completion of work on Jubilee Square. The £4m scheme provides a new gateway to the city’s Cathedral Quarter and the site of the discovered remains of Richard III. The project was commissioned by Leicester City Council as part of Connecting Leicester – a major programme of work launched by City Mayor Peter Soulsby to improvepedestrian links between Leicester’s historic buildings and heritage sites and the modern heart of the city. Jubilee Square has transformed an area of the city dominated by a surface level car park into a brand new public space that features an event square, lawns, a terraced garden, and a new courtyard garden for the historic Wygston’s House. LDA Design worked with Leicester City Council to develop plans from concept stages through to completion. In partnership, LDA Design and the council have liaised with local people throughout the process, ensuring that the public realm meets the needs of the community both now and in the future. Located in the cultural heart of the city, the square serves as part of a wider regeneration scheme to renovate the city centre. There is improved access ensuring that key shopping, housing and heritage areas are reconnected through increasing footfall to the west of the city. developer-update.co.uk
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Bureau de Change Complete MADE Store The brief for the new MADE store was to re-evaluate the concept of a ‘showroom’ and incorporate technology in a way that would genuinely add value to the customer experience. Located in one of Europe’s busiest shopping districts, the new store experience begins with the external windows. Rather than display product behind the glass, the glazing itself becomes a full scale representation of the product in an intricate permanent installation. Almost 40,000 hollow clear plastic rods puncture the 10 windows of the store to create three-dimensional ‘pinpressions’ (similar to the 1980’s executive PinArt toy) of some of MADE’s most iconic pieces of furniture. Inside, the store blends physical product with full scale projections in a series of room sets. Customers are guided through a network of white-washed walls - curved like the pages of a book (referencing the literary history of Charing Cross Road). These walls provide a clean backdrop for the furniture and a canvas upon which products can be projected. The use of large format projections mean a single room can show multiple combinations of product changeable on demand. This opens up the possibility for customers to experience the full product catalogue without requiring a hangar-like showroom or costly central storage facilities. favourite pieces. Alongside the digital experience, a large physical furniture sample archive provides an opportunity to touch and feel fabrics and explore colour swatches to help decision- making.
AC Milan Stadium Plans Kick-Off A.C. Milan and Arup have presented their expression of interest for the redevelopment of a central area in Milan to host the new A.C. Milan stadium. The innovative venue will include a modern stage for the home matches of the club together with a hotel, a sports college, restaurants, children’s playground, green areas and spaces open to the city and dedicated to public use. The project is to be developed by Arup’s architecture, urban planning and engineering team in Milan. The new stadium will also provide a unique experience to the spectators, with particular attention towards families, with cutting edge technologies and facilities. The project has been developed with a fully holistic and integrated approach where all the design components have been carefully balanced around the spectator’s experience. Some of these components include sight-lines analysed and designed for every seat, developed by an Arup parametric tool that guarantees the best possible view from every location in the stadium. These high-tech solutions aim to enhance the spectators’ experience before, during and after the matches. As part of the sustainability improvements, the stadium will include a moveable roof to mitigate noise in the surroundings and special attention will be dedicated to the social and environmental needs of the users.
New Beijing Airport Terminal Building Set To Take Off
ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI) and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have completed the concept design for the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building.
Following the 2011 international competition bid, in October 2014, the Beijing New Airport Headquarters created a Joint Design Team bringing together ADPI and Zaha Hadid Architects with competition consortium group members Buro Happold, Mott Macdonald and EC Harris to collaborate on the optimised concept design for the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building.
10 Heating & Ventilation
RINNAI GOES SOLO IN UK FIRST
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Fired Up For GROWTH Newton Aycliffe-based fireplace manufacturer CVO Fire is targeting expansion over the next 12 months after launching a new product line and completing a number of significant contracts. The company has launched its first range of electric fires due to market demand, and has also teamed up for a project with an outdoor fireplace manufacturer in Italy. In addition, CVO has recently completed a number of new installations for businesses including Quaglino’s in Mayfair, Greene King pubs in Dublin and various Wetherspoons pubs.
As a result of such a successful year, the company has plans to expand in 2015. Managing director Andrew Munro said: “Demand in the sector is constantly evolving and we must keep up with that, hence we have now fully launched our first range of electric fires. “Outdoor fires are also enjoying a revival, especially amongst bar and hotel owners who use their outdoor spaces to increase capacity, so we have also decided to expand our range.
“Our own ranges continue to thrive as well and we have plans to add to this in 2015 as we know we can offer the best quality combined with the designs our customers want.” The company employs a team of 16 and it is hoped this number will increase with the expansion in sales and new products. For further iunformatiuon please see our website:
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 : email@example.com, Website: www.aelheating.com
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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 developer-update.co.uk
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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Heating April 2015
COLD FAMILY HOME NOW BEING HEATED FROM WINDHAGER’S STYLISH FIREWIN BOILER
The multi-award winning FireWIN Klassik wood pellet boiler has replaced the family’s AGA as the primary heat source for their home, providing central heating and hot water to the property homeowner was spending as much as £1,450 on energy with their oil system from the Government’s domestic RHI
Homeowner Lindsey Taylor commented, “With my working background in the environmental sector I recognise the importance and sustainability of biomass which prompted my decision was advised on the products by local the best and most reliable biomass boilers in the market and I am pleased with the performance and eco-friendly reduced energy costs alongside the domestic RHI payments have made this
be conveniently placed in any room of the house and is available in a range of colours so that it can be integrated with
fuel consumption as it modulates the output of heating required and has a low energy consumption of up to can be manually or automatically fed and has an automatic ash compaction feature requiring it to only be emptied This, alongside the attractive and compact design makes a very suitable and popular choice for domestic installations as it provides the right amount of energy required for a smaller property and requires very little
return for each kW of heat generated, as well as a lower cost of £1,300 spent
Designed to radiate a comfortable amount of heat, the Windhager FireWIN
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place in the Building for Health & Wellness seminar programme. The effects lighting has on health through modulation of circadian rhythms are increasingly well documented. Most of us now live and work indoors where light exposure can have a measurable effect both physically and psychologically. Therefore, architecture and lighting design have a major role to play in how do we balance lifestyle, the built environment and fenestration to respond to the biological, psychological and physiological needs of humans as well as comfort and energy performance? Moreover, what role can We now have the technical capability to respond
Innovation in Architecture & Design programme takes a close look at reducing the environmental impact of our existing building stock, which is a major challenge for the industry. Simply, targets and inducement deals have failed to create the required momentum in the market place. So, do we need radical ideas or are we just waiting for the economic climate to change? This important forum examines some of the latest initiatives to deal with the skills and knowledge shortfalls in the industry sectors that will impact the most. The session also takes a look at how international at a human scale.
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M&S reaps rewards following CFA member-only floor fit policy Leading high street retailer, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is reaping the rewards following a change in its extensive, free consultation with the
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28 Kitchens & Bathrooms
Five Tips to Make Bathrooms Feel Larger
Bathrooms (even the smallest ones) have the potential to be superb, modern rooms. Some simple design tricks, suitable furniture choices and the right accessories can create your ideal space.
1. Get Rid of Clutter Toiletries, bottles, children’s toys and ornaments all make small spaces feel even smaller. Store all of these things away – out of sight in a cabinet somewhere. It will have an immediate impact. Limit yourself to a few choice things which complement each other, and your bathroom. Place them somewhere visible, but out of the way e.g. a window ledge or on a shelf.
2. Keep Design to a Minimum The same logic behind de-cluttering your bathroom applies to the designs you should choose to use. A small bathroom is best suited to simple, clean lines, limited designs and contemporary features, so hold yourself back from complicated patterning or
3. Let There be Light creates the impression that a room is bigger than it otherwise seems to be. You can take advantage of that fact by using every opportunity to have big windows or a skylight in your bathroom. But even if natural light isn’t able to reach your bathroom, there are ways to use light to show off the space. Once you’ve got light into the room, you want to let it bounce around as much as possible! Use clear glass shower screens instead of frosted glass or shower curtains. And remember, mirrors are your friend.
4. Take it Easy on the Colours The simple fact is that light shades (white, cream etc.) light up small rooms, making them feel bigger. So when you’re choosing paint colours or picking out tiles remember: lighter is better! If you honestly cannot do without colour, you can use coloured mosaic tiles to set a colour scheme, and then use colour coordinated things like towels and bottles to tie the room together.
5. Storage is Your Friend There’s a huge variety of bathroom furniture available which has been designed for extra storage space with smaller bathrooms in mind. Corner basins and units can be ideal ways to increase your storage capacity without intruding too much into your bathroom.
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Axiom® by Formica Group worktops and splashbacks have been installed at the recently opened Cakeydora’s Baking Staffordshire. Used throughout the teaching range helped to create a stylish and contemporary look.
to achieve a professional and slightly industrial look for the main teaching
worktops combined with splashbacks in Brushed Aluminium created clean and sharp lines. At the same time, the use of white made the kitchen area look bigger and airier; providing a clean canvas for other elements such as the main bar, for which we used splashbacks in bright and glossy Amarena.” Scovato, a lightly chiselled worktops, enhances a simple plain colour surface. Surface
textures are a stylish way to create depth and dimension; current trends favour lowgloss textures for a subtle but dramatic statement. After many years of allwhite and neutral schemes, colour has returned to interior design. To clad the area underneath the main breakfast bar, Julie chose Amarena Gloss splashbacks, adding a burst of colour to the teaching space. While splashbacks are usually
used above a worktop, their creative use as footer panel and versatility of the product both design and application wise. Highly resistant to impact, scratching and moisture, Axiom splasbacks provide a seamless, grout-free surface which can be easily wiped down – no need to cry over the spilt milk! Axiom® laminate worktops and accessories are inherently hygienic, easy to install and require minimal maintenance: they can simply be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a mild keep these qualities in mind when choosing a kitchen work surface, as other materials such as wood or stone are porous and can require special attention to keep up their appearance and ensure a high standard of hygiene. Axiom worktops provide a stylish and durable surface for applications where regular impact, wear and tear is a possibility.
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P C Henderson’s Sliding Door Systems Used For Architects Rural New Build Image credits: Leigh Simpson P C Henderson’s sliding door by Penton Architects for the central dining space and garage of the architects’ own rural new build. Situated on the outskirts of Groombridge village in Kent, this family dwelling is constructed from timber framing, clad in larch and roofed with zinc which complements its natural surroundings. The property replaces a former tumbledown cottage on the site and now forms the architect’s family home and place of work. Adam Penton, Penton Architects, commented: “The large sliding doors to the central dining space utilise P C Henderson’s Lift and Slide Base System which was ability to be housed into a bespoke glazed timber screen and sill system.” developer-update.co.uk
The dining room doors open up the side of the house and are used daily during the summer months for ventilation and access to external terracing to create an indoor / outdoor experience for the family to enjoy. This external sliding system was ideal for the project as it is designed to accommodate large door leaves of up to 3m x 3m. The hardware system also provides superior weather resistance due to its bottom pad and anti-derail plate which provides a secure seal between the central meeting point stiles and the threshold. The large garage sliding door uses the Soltaire system for its robust to allow the ease of access to garden equipment and tools. This reliable system is extremely durable, ideal for heavy use and
offers a high level of corrosion resistance. Soltaire can be used with metal or timber doors and in this project it was installed with painted hardwood to match the rest of the building’s woodwork. Thermal performance and air tightness were important considerations for this project as the property has no conventional heating source and relies solely on a single log burning stove for all its heating requirements. The wellinsulated structure uses solar power to heat water and has a low air tightness rating of 1.7 m3/hr/m2 which helped the residence achieve a Dwelling Emmision Rate of 12.68 t/yr. Adam Penton adds; “The design respects the rural woodland setting of the site in form and detailing. Its composition allows it to cascade down the sloping site without adjusting the natural site contours and its all timber construction raised on stilts allows it to hover in the delicately in the landscape. The generous glazed openings allow a strong inside continues...
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...continuued outside relationship to be formed which maximises the views and encourage solar gain. The large opening windows and doors permit good ventilation to mitigate any overheating during warmer months.â€?
Penton Architects has been established since 2003 designing and managing selected building projects with an emphasis on highquality, contemporary design. With
focus on residential and schools projects, Penton Architects design buildings which can mature, evolve and be fun to use whilst retaining a timeless classic quality.
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The key to any projectâ€™s success is preparation and using the right tools and products. It is easy to overlook some of
where to use each group of products:
and consider cutting corners with the sealant or adhesive.
Orange = Sealants, MSP, Silicones
Polyseam, is an independent, British developer of an extensive has supplied the building and DIY trade and is now making its expertise available direct to the consumer with its innovative,
compete with and outperform conventional silicones, MSPâ€™s,
If colour coding is not enough, there is the new and Google play stores which provides further information about the range, how to use it along
runner up for the Gold Award in the Decorative Product of
environmental credentials, set the tone for the development
that your hard work is not going to be compromised
distinctive colour coded tubes, each bearing clear icons to
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The new car park at the Royal William Yard is just one part of the redevelopment of the Plymouth landmark led by developers, Urban Splash. The project has been taking place for a number of years and has introduced a range of commercial, residential and leisure areas, including a large variety of restaurants, making it the perfect socialising environment for locals and tourists.
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42 External Works & Landscaping
Zigma® Ground Solutions introduce
Zigma® Ground Solutions is once again pushing the boundaries of product innovation with their latest addition to the TuffTrak® family of heavy duty temporary road mats with the introduction of TuffTrak Lite™.
mats of comparable performance – a great way for businesses to successfully deliver projects more cost effectively 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 to provide ‘Best in Class’ solutions that offer 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 metres by 3 metres and 32mm in depth, TuffTrak LiteTM ensures that more mats, and therefore more roadway surface, can be loaded per lorry compared to alternative
With a load bearing of over 100 tonnes/m2 TuffTrak Lite incorporates many of the key features which have made TuffTrak® the product of choice for many global market sectors. TuffTrak Lite also 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.
‘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!’ The TuffTrak Family of mats are the heavy duty brothers in a range of matting solutions offered by Zigma. Market leading EuroMat® provides a heavy duty performance but with a load bearing of up to 80 tonnes/m2. Easily installed by a two man team EuroMat offers handholds 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.
For more details on the Zigma range visit www.zigmagroundsolutions.com or call 0845 643 5388
44 Industry News Election uncertainty could impact construction for next two years Election uncertainty could impact construction for next two years
market, house building continues to drive construction industry growth.
The impact of an uncertain election is expected to slow growth in the construction industry, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA).
“After rising 13.3% in 2014, private house building is forecast to increase a further 10.0% to 142,000 new homes in 2015.
Construction output is forecast to increase 5.5% in 2015 according to the latest forecasts from the CPA, however, growth is expected to slow in the following two years due to the uncertainty surrounding the coming election.
“Although fewer homes are being built than we need each year, private house building growth is forecast to slow to 5.0% in 2016 and 3.0% in 2017. Again, this is primarily due to uncertainty regarding government policy such as Help to Buy, which has otherwise stimulated house building in
Dr Noble Francis, economics director, CPA, said: “Construction output is forecast to increase 5.5% in 2015, which is more than double the rate of growth for the UK economy, due to growth in the three key sectors of construction; private housing, commercial and infrastructure.” Private house building forecast to rise 10.0% in 2015, 5.0% in 2016 and 3.0% in 2017. Commercial construction is expected to increase 6.4% in 2015, 5.2% in 2016 and 4.4% in 2017 and infrastructure activity is predicted to rise 7.6% in 2015, 9.2% in 2016 and 10.6% in 2017. Dr Francis said despite a slowdown in the general housing
BRE Trust launches built environment resilience research programme The BRE Trust has announced a major three year funding programme to improve the resilience of buildings and infrastructure wind damage and overheating. The body is to fund a Resilient Built Environment themed research programme, with a focus on climate resilience. Earlier research and consultations have highlighted three major climatic impacts with associated gaps in existing knowledge are the priority areas for this programme. The research will be closely aligned with the work of the BRE Centre for Resilience, created in 2014 to address adverse weather effects, as well as social, security and disaster issues. The BRE University Centres of Excellence are an integral part of the Centre and will also be fully integrated into the programme. The programme will be begin in April resilient homes, wind loading on buildings, overheating in urban dwellings, natural disaster resilience, and community resilience. developer-update.co.uk
recovery projected to 2017, private house building at that time is still forecast to be 19.2% lower than at the prerecession 2007 peak,” added Francis. Overall the CPA forecasts that construction output will surpass the pre-recession peak next year, and expect output in 2018 to be 17.9% higher than in 2014. “For this to materialise, however, industry will need to work together with the new government to address the need for greater investment in capacity and skills,” concluded Francis.
Derby Arena Opens multi-sport stadium and velodrome, has opened. The Arena houses the constructed in England since the 2012 Olympics, as well as facilities for community including a 12 badminton court size sports hall and a gym. Derby Arena will primarily serve as a sporting venue but it will also host cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences. This new both sporting and non-sporting events. Arup was appointed by Derby City Council to provide civil, structural, mechanical, electrical geotechnical engineering, as well as Arup worked closely with project manager Mace, architects FaulknerBrowns and contractor Bowmer and Kirkland to ensure that this iconic building could be realised on a particularly challenging The Arena is located next to Pride Park Football Stadium, home to Derby County Football Club, and is located within the area of the remediation scheme designed by Arup in the 1990’s for the whole of Pride Park. John Read, Associate Director, Buildings, Arup Midlands Group, commented “Derby Arena has been a great project to work on, with a very collaborative and enthusiastic team from Derby Council, Mace, Faulknerbrowns, Arup, and Bowmer and Kirkland and their supply chain. This has enabled a high quality facility to be delivered on time and budget, which will be a fantastic catalyst for sporting activity in the region”.
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tp bennett state-of-the-art sports facility One of the largest sports facilities to be developed in central London is now open; tp bennett was the architect and interior designer on CitySport, which offers sports facility for City University London. The project is part of a wider mixed-use regeneration scheme for the University. Measuring 3,289 sq m (35,402 sq ft), CitySport is 80% larger than Saddlers Sports Centre, which it replaced, and incorporates a six -court, multi-purpose sports hall that is able to stage county standard badminton, basketball, indoor football, hockey, volleyball and netball events. tp bennett was originally appointed by City University London to complete a feasibility study and then worked together with developer Generation Estates to fully explore the site’s potential. At the time, it housed a redundant 1960s development, as well as Saddlers Sports Centre and two student residence blocks. The initial scheme sought to replace and update the existing sports centre as well as provide state-of-theart student accommodation. After further discussion, a
the adjacent streetscape, and improving the public realm The brief for CitySport was developed with Kevin Gibbons, Director of Property and Facilities at City University London and Alan Artus, Director of Generation Estates working alongside Bill Thompson, Head of Sport and Leisure at City University London, and Sport England.
sports facility, for students, staff and alumni, and accessible to the local residential and business communities. This was to work alongside new education space for the university as well as the new en-suite student residences.
The CitySport building also includes a separate team entrance that enables disabled sport person event to be staged there, as well as meeting space, exercise studios and
The site was constrained on three sides by Goswell Road, Bastwick Street and Peartree Street; the challenge was to
As well as CitySport, tp bennett completed two student residential blocks which have been occupied since September 2014.
Eric Wright Engineering Success Eric Wright Construction, a division of the Eric Wright Group, has completed a multi-million pound engineering facility at Lancaster University. Featuring a central atrium, the 50,600 sq ft engineering facility is a two-winged development designed to house mechanical workshops and laboratories on the ground meeting zones on levels three and four. Designed by John McAslan and Partners, the world-class development will provide additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as nuclear, energy and state-of-the-art learning environment, which integrates contemporary ‘live labs’ as a visible aspect of the external building design. Built in-line with Lancaster University’s sustainability and carbon reduction targets, the building has been designed to achieve the environmental performance measure of BREEAM ‘outstanding.’ The development combines multiple renewable energy sources including wind and biomass provisions. Eric Wright is also underway with other projects on campus as part of the University’s ten-year master-plan to improve student facilities. These include the complete internal refurbishment of the Faraday Building for the Chemistry department and the construction of a new Collaborative Technology Access Programme (cTAP) building which will provide additional research and development laboratories.
Green Construction Board Solid Wall Insulation Review A review into the effectiveness of Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) has been launched by The Green Construction Board, with a particular focus on improving the affordability and increasing its attractiveness as a solution. The Green Construction Board has commissioned chief construction adviser, Peter Hansford, to undertake the review, which will include addressing certain concerns including: health and environmental issues, manufacturing capacity and the impact of existing policies. Overseeing the research and acting as a Steering Group will be Green Construction Board members, Rob Lambe from Willmott Dixon and Lynne Sullivan from SustainableByDesign. According to The Green Construction Board, the call for evidence is strongly supported by The Department for Energy and Climate Change and Department for Communities and Local Government, who will also link with, but remain independent from, the review team. A report will be made to the Green Construction Board in June 2015. Written evidence is invited to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be clearly marked ‘Evidence to SWI Commission’. Written evidence must be received by Friday 24 April 2015. developer-update.co.uk
46 Editorâ€™s Choice
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