June 19, 2018

Environmental Street Furniture triumphs at local and national awards

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Environmental Street Furniture is no stranger to industry success but the supplier and designer of street, themed and solar powered products has taken the local and national stages by storm in recent weeks by winning not one, but two prestigious industry awards. The Newtownabbey based company won the Excellence in Exporting Award at the recent Belfast Telegraph Business Awards and subsequently won the Best in Business and Product Innovation at the National Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) awards for their newly launched Stellar Solar Bench. The company was representing Northern Ireland at the ceremony after winning the regional title. Speaking…

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Property Care Association puts invasive non-native weeds on the radar

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The Property Care Association has pulled together expertise across the ecological sector to produce a definitive guide, which puts invasive non-native weeds of concern on the radar. ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds In Britain and Ireland’ has been produced by the trade body to give detailed insight into 38 plant species individually. The vast majority of the plants featured derive almost exclusively from species listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and others of concern to the European Union in the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014. The 128-page manual acknowledges and builds on guidance provided…

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Calling all landscape architects – The 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 awards are open for entries

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Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the landscape architecture sector. Enter the only awards heralding young talent within the landscape architecture industry. Winning a 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award offers up-and-coming landscape architects a vast range of benefits including; industry recognition, networking opportunities, and coverage in Future Arc magazine. You can nominate either yourself of a colleague for these esteemed awards if you or they were 30 or younger on 1 January 2018 and work within any aspect of the landscape architecture industry. Entries close 1 September 2018. Good luck!

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New street trees unveiled along A56 as part of regeneration Scheme

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20 trees including cherry, field maple and sweetgum have been planted as part of a £2 million Bury New Road regeneration programme. As part of the Bury Council led programme the new street trees have been planted to help tackle surface water flooding, as well as improve the look and feel of the area. The trees have been planted in partnership with charity City of Trees which aims to plant 3 million trees over a generation – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester. The high impact street trees form just part of the improvement works with…

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TfL granted powers to progress with Silvertown Tunnel

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Transport for London (TfL) has  been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver the Silvertown Tunnel – a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in east London. The DCO is the formal process by which the Government gives the green light to any development categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The tunnel, which is set to open in 2023, will help ease the current serious congestion at Blackwall Tunnel and improve the reliability and resilience of the road network in east London. It will enable significantly improved cross-river public transport…

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Atkins-designed innovation centre opens at the University of Edinburgh

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Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is the designer behind a new animal science innovation centre and campus hub opened today at the University of Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The £23 million Charnock Bradley Building at the university’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies provides a place at the heart of the university campus for staff, students, and businesses to share ideas, innovations and research. It is part of the University of Edinburgh’s four-phase, 20-year development of the campus to establish it as a world-leading centre of excellence for animal science. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc…

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Urban Edge welcomes Gosia Soltan to Landscape Design team

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Urban Edge Architecture has announced the arrival of Gosia Soltan into its Landscape Design team. Gosia completed her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture in Warsaw and went on to work for the Ministry of the Environment. Working there until 2017, Gosia’s role was senior sustainability consultant on environmental programmes and she spent a significant amount of time in Brussels as Poland’s representative on the EU forum.  Prior to her work at the Ministry, Gosia worked at a private landscape design practice in Suffolk where she focused predominantly on residential and public realm landscape design, from conceptual work through to detailed hard and soft…

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Green space generates over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits

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New research from Fields in Trust demonstrate that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits. The report comes as the Fields in Trust launches a new five-year strategy Green Spaces for Good – including a foreword from the charity’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who sets out the strategic focus on protecting parks and green spaces for future generations to enjoy. The new strategic approach is underpinned by research evidence; Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces aims to change perceptions by establishing a baseline for the value that…

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Birmingham Conservatoire named Project of the Year at RICS Awards

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The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was named as Project of the Year at the RICS West Midlands Awards at Grand Station in Wolverhampton. The ceremony celebrated the most impressive and community beneficial property schemes, with the Conservatoire also taking home the Design through Innovation award. Project of the Year accolade is presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Bennett Architectural worked alongside Galliford Try to design, supply and install Kawneer AA100 windows and AA720 curtain walling systems and achieve one of the highest levels of acoustic attentuation in the world. Lionel Grant, Managing…

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Poole Council begin search to procure development partner

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Poole Borough Council’s cabinet have given the green light to procure a development partner for its £170m town centre regeneration plans, a Built Environment Networking conference has heard. Julian McLaughlin, Head of Growth & Infrastructure at the Borough of Poole Council, revealed that the decision on the Town Centre North project has been taken the night before our event. The council has been working with consultants Deloitte and architects BDP on the project, which incorporates 400 new homes, a hotel, swimming pool, commercial office space and a replacement bus station. Under the council’s timetable for the project, public consultation is…

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