Case Studies

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V&A: Underground art

30 Jun 16 | By Andy Pearson

The V&A’s £49.5m subterranean extension had to be built without closing the main museum and without damaging the listed facades of the surrounding buildings. Building reports on how Arup, AL_A and Wates made it without a wobble


Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet


Cut to the chase: Rebuilding the Daytona International Speedway

15 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The Daytona International Speedway was the first motor sports stadium in the world when it was built in 1959. This year, a British-led team helped tear it down and rebuild it

Watermark Place

Blinds and wellbeing: Put in the shade

8 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Blinds in commercial buildings have been seen as integral to controlling daylighting and views out. But might a more sophisticated approach to facade design mean that the humble blind has had its day?

Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part two

1 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part one

31 May 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

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Project news

Manchester skyscraper

Green light for Manchester's tallest tower

1 Jul 16

Simpson & Haugh-designed cluster gets planning approval


22 Bishopsgate investor 'considers options'

30 Jun 16

Axa says it is still working on and is committed to tower project

Bicester garden town

Plans in for Bicester garden town

30 Jun 16

Redrow and Wates submit plans for 1,500 homes

Fire damage at the Mackintosh Building

Kier picked to restore fire-ravaged Mac building

28 Jun 16

The contractor has picked up the £25m contract for the two-phase restoration

245 Hammersmith Road

Japanese client buys stake in £275m west London job

27 Jun 16

The new partnership will push forward with the development of 245 Hammersmith Road

Jules Pipe

Hackney mayor renews attack on Bishopsgate plans

24 Jun 16

Jules Pipe says proposal is a blight

One Nine Elms new thumb

Balfour tipped to take over £1bn One Nine Elms job

21 Jun 16

Leo Quinn’s firm edges ahead of rival contractor Brookfield Multiplex for London twin tower project

1 Leadenhall 72dpi

Latest Square Mile tower could start 2018

20 Jun 16

New 37-storey office block planned for Leadenhall

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Liverpool mayor outlines plan for medical hub

17 Jun 16

Joe Anderson wants to turn city into hub for sector

Ebury Estate

Taylor Wimpey snaps up Bouygues project

13 Jun 16

Bouygues’ contracting arm continuing with mixed-use scheme in Pimlico



What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 16

This week’s products for specification include anti-slip decking tiles, a fire protection coating system to protect steel structures, and sound-absorbing acoustic tiles


What to specify: Cladding and curtain walling

7 Jun 16

High-performance aluminium curtain walling, solar control facade and high-strength laminated safety glass (the latter for a lion enclosure) are some of the products for specification featured


What to specify: BIM

24 May 16

The latest software tools and building products with BIM objects to help integrate data as part of the construction process featured in this week


What to specify: Walls, ceilings and partitions

3 May 16

This week’s products cover all wall, ceiling and partition projects, from a ceiling suspension system used in a large hospital building, to glazed partitions for Bath University

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Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: The Sage, NYC

1 Jul 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Fernando Villa of Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents