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Final year architectural technology students from Liverpool John Moores University have been challenged to design a new cultural building at Liverpool Waters.

The Liverpool Waters masterplan includes proposals for a cultural building in the Central Dock neighbourhood and the students have been briefed to produce concepts for how this could look once it’s developed.

As part of the design brief, the students visited the Liverpool Waters site for a tour and discussion about the £5 billion regeneration project which is one of the most prestigious waterfront investment opportunities in Europe. A group of 25 students were joined by two members of staff as they met with Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, for an update on the work going on at the 60-hectare site.

H+H offsite aircrete solution gets official accreditation @CelconBlocks

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H+H offsite offer passes the test

The new SIG I-House System incorporating Celcon Elements from H+H has just received official accreditation under the Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS).

Carried out by Lloyd’s Register in conjunction with BLP insurance, BOPAS is a process evaluation designed to provide reassurance as to the quality, reliability and durability of new methods of building.

Originally targeted at lenders, it supports an expectation of at least a 60 year lifespan for the build and should provide reassurance to both housebuilders and buyers that a new technique can be relied on for the long term.

Brett Landscaping achieves Excellent rating for BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing @BrettPaving


Some years ago Brett Landscaping were one of the first businesses in their sector to achieve certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and BES 6001. Now a concerted effort to continually improve the sustainability of Brett Landscaping has resulted in the business receiving the top classification for responsible sourcing from the BRE Trust – the UK’s leading independent accreditation service for sustainability.

During the recent re-verification for the BES 6001 Issue 3.1 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing, Brett Landscaping was delighted to be awarded the highest overall ranking of “Excellent”, an improvement on the previous ranking of “Very Good”.


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Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £70 million by Dandara Limited to design and build a residential development comprising 744 apartments in Leeds.

The four-building development, located in the south side of Leeds city centre, will offer one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as a number of studio-style options. Landscaped areas, basement car parking, access control and a dedicated area for concierge and management services will also be provided.



Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors is celebrating seven years working to support First Property Group with the completion of a refurbishment project in Kent. The £100k project, covering 2,500 square foot of floor space, has provided the international commercial fund manager with a clean contemporary office space, ready to be tenanted from the point of handover.

The project, which took just over four weeks to complete, allowing for variations, included the relocation of the existing shower and WC area, to create a more marketable and usable open plan space, along with the installation of an additional kitchen to the adjoining office suite to create fully self-contained, individual office spaces.

ISG to deliver Equinox’s second luxury health & fitness club in London @ISGplc

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ISG is underway with a fast-track £5.7 million contract for Equinox, the American high performance lifestyle leader, to deliver its second exclusive club in London.

Equinox launched its first UK luxury fitness club in Kensington in 2012 and will open its second venue on St James’s Street in Westminster at the end of this year. With 89 locations across the USA and Canada, Equinox has ambitious expansion plans for the UK, with new clubs planned in key locations.

GRAHAM Construction named one of UK’s top growth companies achieving its highest position ever @BIMgraham


The GRAHAM Group has achieved its highest ranking to date in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. It has risen 10 places, from 26 to 16, after posting another strong set of year end results.

The GRAHAM Group is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading construction, asset management and project investment businesses. The company recently announced a turnover increase to £565 million for 2016-17, and has been shortlisted this year for major industry awards by Building, Construction News, Construction Enquirer and Retail Week, as well as by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Team Green – UK’s Leading Players in Sustainable Construction Revered at LafargeHolcim Awards, Europe @AggregateUK


Against the backdrop of an increasing onus on sustainable construction, last Thursday (28 September 2017) saw the best in industry come together to commend the true pioneers of sustainable construction at the European phase of the coveted LafargeHolcim Awards – with two UK winners revealed.

Now in its fifth cycle (2017-18), the LafargeHolcim Awards have been designed to reward and recognise those projects that truly push boundaries in balancing environmental performance, social responsibility, and economic growth. Open between July 2016 to this March, entries were subsequently evaluated by an independent jury of expert judges for each region; Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific.