All Public buildings articles – Page 6

  • Features

    Airtight schools

    2008-12-05T00:00:00Z

    Insulation from Saint-Gobain Isover has been used in the first timber-frame school to be built for Powys council

  • Not a column in sight – the hanging facade at the building’s entrance.
    Features

    Lean machine – Southwark council HQ

    2008-10-17T00:00:00Z

    So many commercial developers crank out the same old generic office space. But here’s one that dares to be different. Stephen Kennett visits Southwark council’s low-energy headquarters in London – and, no, there’s not a false ceiling anywhere

  • In Runnymede’s new civic centre, shop windows showcase the public library, council services and police station on the ground floor, as well as the elected council chamber up above
    Features

    Library fines and other crimes: Feilden Clegg Bradley’s Addlestone town hall

    2008-08-29T00:00:00Z

    Feilden Clegg Bradley’s £12.6m town hall in the Surrey town of Addlestone houses the council, public library and police station all under the same roof. Which means you’d better get your books back on time

  • General Gordon Square
    News

    Gustafson Porter follows Diana Memorial with paddling pool in Woolwich

    2008-08-19T11:46:00Z

    Greenwich council names Diana fountain architect as winner of competition to redesign General Gordon Square and Beresford Square

  • Pier Head development, Liverpool
    News

    Liverpool's waterfront takes shape

    2008-07-23T11:18:00Z

    Latest images of construction progress at Pier Head/Mann Island, where three major regeneration projects are under way

  • Houses of Parliament
    News

    MPs appalled at £29m wasted on cancelled asylum centre

    2008-06-12T12:17:00Z

    Scheme that was never built still cost the Home Office millions due to “startling absence of common sense”, says accounts committee

  • Lowdham Grange prison
    News

    Skanska wins £52m contract for Nottingham prison

    2008-05-28T10:09:00Z

    Design and construction of 260-cell extension at HMP Lowdham Grange will be contractor's second prison deal this year

  • News

    Chief exec named to lead Clyde Gateway regeneration

    2008-05-01T12:46:00Z

    Ian Manson to head urban regeneration company in revitalising Clyde Gateway area ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games

  • Features

    Natural ventilation

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Passivent natural ventilation systems have been used to provide efficient ventilation to DSCF guidelines at the new £26m Bishop Justus School in Bromley.

  • Features

    Hospital radiators

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Jaga Heating Products has unveiled the Hospital Maxi, a new and improved radiator that it says fights superbugs.

  • Features

    Hospital lighting

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Actulite polarised daylight lighting from Aura Corporation has been specified for four operating theatres and two patient wards at Barnsley Hospital.

  • Features

    Easy to install handrails

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Timeless Tube has developed a new handrail selection which has been designed with ease of installation in mind.

  • Features

    Water conservation

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Just Washroom has launched the Sensaflush, a water management system for conserving water used in washroom urinals.

  • Features

    Childproof walls

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    The Building Schools for the Future programme has over £2bn earmarked for long-term investment in secondary schools. Guidance for their construction is contained in the government publication the Standard Specifications, Layouts and Dimensions (SSLD) for school buildings.

  • Features

    Ceiling light fittings

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Zumtobel Lighting has teamed up with ceiling specialist Armstrong to launch the TechZone range of light fittings.

  • Features

    Nurse call system

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Static Systems has provided Pok Oi Hospital in Hong Kong with a nurse call system that uses voice-over-internet protocol and wireless technology to enable calls to be routed to wireless handsets.

  • Features

    Ash grill ceiling

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    A total of 80m2 of Hunter Douglas ash grill ceiling has been used in the £44m upgrade to the campus accommodation of Leicester college.

  • Features

    Anti-bacterial paint

    2008-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Johnstone’s has developed Microbarr, an antibacterial surface coating that it says can eradicate 99.9% of surface bacteria in 18 hours.

  • Features

    The inside job

    2008-02-29T00:00:00Z

    It was like the Great Escape in reverse. How do you get inside a prison to double prisoner capacity without giving your captive audience any funny ideas about all that scaffolding? Using a panelised system was one solution – though not half as much fun as smashing a hole in ...

  • Features

    Wiring system

    2007-12-07T00:00:00Z

    Marshall Tufflex has launched its MT32 Power Connection System.