Andy Pearson's articles

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    Features

    Projects: 22 Bishopsgate - shaping up

    2018-03-23T06:30:00Z

    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

    2018-01-22T13:09:00Z

    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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    News

    Temporary school for Grenfell won planning after it opened

    2017-10-27T06:00:00Z

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

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    Features

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

    2017-10-27T05:42:00Z

    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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    Features

    Project: Designer dome - the O2's recreation transformation

    2017-10-18T14:16:00Z

    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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    Features

    London's High Point: Race to the top

    2017-08-30T11:10:00Z

    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

    2017-07-27T06:00:00Z

    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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    Features

    Bracknell: Talk of the town

    2017-07-19T06:00:00Z

    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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    Features

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

    2017-04-27T06:00:00Z

    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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    Features

    One Blackfriars: Second time around

    2017-02-24T06:00:00Z

    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