June 19, 2018

Landscape Institute announce new categories and application process

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The Landscape Institue’s #LIAwards2018 team has announced a number of exciting changes to this year’s Awards. This year, two new categories have been added. One is the first to be open to individuals and organisations globally. The other will showcase the industry’s most innovative and beautiful horticulture projects. In addition, the awards submissions process has been simplified. In line with LI‘s ‘digital first’ strategy, the process has been moved mostly online. This is believed to make entering the awards easier, particularly for smaller practices. The new awards website will go live on Monday 4 June. The registration and submissions windows will…

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Engineers to review Old Oak Common works

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A pair of engineers will review works carried out at Old Oak Common as part of an independent review board, New Civil Engineer can reveal. AKT II founder Hanif Kara and Arup Head of UKMEA Planning Richard de Cani are among 22 engineers, architects and local government bodies which will provide expertise to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). Arup architect Sowmya Parthasarathy has also been added to the OPDC Review Group which will be independently assessing the HS2 and Elizabeth Line interchange. UCL professor in urban design and chair of the OPDC Place Review Group Peter Bishop said that…

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Bennett Architectural shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year Award

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Bennett Architectural has been shortlisted for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018. This award recognises Staffordshire businesses who have shown innovation in manufacturing through design, testing and development relating to an existing or new product. Bennetts has shown innovation in the construction industry using practices such as DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) and BIM as well as offering award winning design and fabrication for projects at Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, Victoria Gate in Leeds and more recently the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural commented: “It’s a…

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Riverlight and South Gardens awarded RIBA London Awards 2018

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Two projects that Gillespies have delivered landscape design for have scooped prestigious 2018 RIBA London Awards – Riverlight, a pioneering residential-led development in the heart of the emerging Nine Elms regeneration area, and South Gardens, the first phase of the Elephant Park development by Lend Lease. Designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Riverlight consists of six modern and elegant residential pavilions, carefully arranged within a high-quality riverside landscape setting by Gillespies. The strategic placement of these pavilions – which share the same architectural language but vary in height and colour – generated opportunities to create a permeable open space, with the…

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Berkeley Group host Woodhurst Park’s first community picnic

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The residents of Woodhurst Park have come together to mark the start of spring and enjoy their first community picnic within Bracknell’s newest Country Park. The “Wildlife in the Community” celebration was hosted by Berkeley Homes, with support from, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. Local families, including some who have just moved into their new Woodhurst Park home, were treated to guided nature walks, arts and crafts sessions, a raffle and lawn games. The Wildlife Trust explained how everyone can support biodiversity though cultivating nature-friendly plants in gardens, balconies or window boxes. There were also pop-up gardens on display including lavender and…

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Gillespies designed Elephant Park hosts the Chelsea Fringe Festival

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The Gillespies-designed Elephant Park is currently hosting the 2018 Chelsea Fringe, a festival running from 19 to 27 May. The park will provide a befitting setting for an array of community-focused activities that will bring to life the joy and excitement surrounding green spaces and gardening. The park, which opened in August 2017, is the centrepiece of Lend Lease’s wider Elephant Park development that will regenerate the former Heygate Estate into a new residential quarter. The park will host a range of workshops, music and performances and art and crafts activities by community organisations, big and small…don’t miss out. Check…

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Arup’s Architecture team hires new London Director

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Arup’s growing London-based Architecture team is delighted to announce that from July 2018 Nick Jackson will join as a Director alongside Jo Wright, Paul Brislin, Kim Quazi and Patricia Johnstone. Formerly a director of Eric Parry Architects, Nick brings a wealth of experience of the design and delivery of outstanding buildings in the UK and overseas. Projects Nick worked on include 10 Fenchurch Avenue, 1 Undershaft and the new headquarters for Cambridge Assessment. Nick joins the Architecture team based in Fitzroy Street who are currently working on projects including 1 Triton Square for British Land, the HS2 Birmingham Interchange Station…

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Communities in London to benefit from latest TfL Growth Funding

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• £24m allocated to improve stations in Colindale, Walthamstow Central and Ilford, as well as improve London Trams services to Elmers End • TfL’s Growth Fund already supporting delivery of major transport improvements across the capital to help to unlock new housing and jobs • Further schemes to be allocated from remaining funding later this year The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the latest schemes to receive funding from Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Growth Fund. The latest funding, which totals around £24m, will help accelerate the delivery of a range of important transport improvements across the capital,…

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St Edward launches Lakeside Gardens at Green Park Village

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Lakeside Gardens, set in a peaceful location close to the Lake, is the latest collection of homes to launch at Green Park Village and features New England inspired three and four bedroom townhouses and a selection of 2 bedroom coach houses. Located at the heart of the Village, and just a short walk to the planned Primary School and the Lake, these homes enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland walks and trim trails with the children’s play area close by. They are also conveniently located within walking distance to the proposed new train station which will connect to Reading and Crossrail…

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Should we be building upwards to create extra space?

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In the UK, house prices are on the rise along with the population. The key question is how can we make houses that are more affordable? BDP architect director Yuli Cadney-Toh believes that we should be looking to build upwards. In an interview with the BBC, Yuli explained that building upwards would mean we can build more places to live, as well as saving space for things like walking and cycling in the landscape surrounding these buildings. Yuli, who recently returned to the city after 30 years working abroad, says the skyline had barely changed in the last four decades,…

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