Andy Pearson

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    At full tilt: how Manchester velodrome got a new track in record time

    2018-06-22T06:00:00

    When the British national cycling team headed off to Australia in March for the Commonwealth Games, they started a clock back in Manchester for a construction team to replace the wooden track at their velodrome

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    Projects: 22 Bishopsgate - shaping up

    2018-03-23T06:30:00

    22 Bishopsgate, Lipton Rogers’ replacement for the long-stalled Pinnacle scheme is nearing completion. But it’s been far from simple

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    Projects: Tales from the riverbank

    2018-01-22T13:09:00

    On a tight site whose logistical challenges include four London Underground tunnels, the £1.5bn Southbank Place is rapidly taking shape, using BIM and prefabrication to push the project along

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    Temporary school for Grenfell won planning after it opened

    2017-10-27T06:00:00

    Project completed in just nine weeks, opening three weeks before planning approval was given

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    Projects: Grenfell - how to build a school in nine weeks

    2017-10-27T05:42:00

    At the base of Grenfell Tower sits a state-of-the-art secondary school – now lying empty. The Education and Skills Funding Agency had a single summer to find 960 pupils a temporary new home

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    Project: Designer dome - the O2's recreation transformation

    2017-10-18T14:16:00

    The original Millennium Dome’s latest incarnation is as a destination for recreation. Andy Pearson finds out how to build a retail outlet village in a tent

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    London's High Point: Race to the top

    2017-08-30T11:10:00

    In creating the UK’s tallest build-for-rent development – Highpoint in London’s Elephant and Castle – flexibility, efficiency and speed were key concepts for contractor Mace and structural engineer AKT II

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    Talkin’ bout a revolution

    2017-07-27T06:00:00

    Take some well-tested modern manufacturing techniques, add them to a radical streamlined procurement route that makes the supplier king and you have the beginnings of what could be a revolution in how we build. Ike Ijeh reports on the latest advances in off-site manufacture

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    Bracknell: Talk of the town

    2017-07-19T06:00:00

    Bracknell is the first post-war new town to be comprehensively demolished and rebuilt - to the tune of £750m. Building visited just weeks before completion to see a scheme that hopes to get shoppers and visitors returning in droves

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    Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

    2017-04-27T06:00:00

    Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

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    One Blackfriars: Second time around

    2017-02-24T06:00:00

    Three years after completing One St George Wharf in London’s Vauxhall, St George is well on its way to the top of a striking residential skyscraper on the South Bank

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    King’s College Hospital: Surgical precision

    2017-01-12T06:00:00

    Inserting a new intensive care ward above the live theatre block of King’s College Hospital required meticulous planning, an ingenious solution to hoisting steelwork and a steady nerve

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    Taking off into BiMSpace

    2016-11-10T07:30:00

    Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

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    Building a bridge across the Mersey

    2016-09-30T06:00:00

    Constructing a six-lane road link across the River Mersey involved several challenges

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    Scotland Yard: Crime scene

    2016-08-26T06:00:00

    In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team

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    V&A: Underground art

    2016-06-30T06:00:00

    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

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    London Wall Place: High suspense

    2016-04-29T06:00:00

    The construction team working on London Wall Place have extended the usable space of one of the buildings by cantilevering 15 floors of offices out over the pavement by a breathtaking 11 metres

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    Dalston Lane: Tall Timber

    2016-01-20T07:00:00

    At 33m high, a Hackney apartment block is set to become the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber building

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    Battersea Power Station: Pigs might fly

    2015-12-04T09:25:00

    Battersea Power Station was a landmark beloved of the public even before it appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album. So the pressure was on when Historic England insisted on replacing the four iconic chimneys with perfect replicas of the originals

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    Victoria’s super Nova

    2015-10-09T06:00:00

    The £2.2bn Nova Victoria scheme was always going to be a star project. But, on a hemmed in space, it needed some special solutions to make it shine

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