The return of timber buildings in London!
A new build 51,000 sq. ft co working office building, set in the heart of the start up hub in Shoreditch, is being constructed with cross laminated timber panels and Glue- laminated beams, making this development one of the largest commercial new builds in the UK to take advantage of the construction method. Cross laminated timber which offers environmental benefits through reduced carbon emissions and saves time on site thanks to off site construction. The timber structure w
The world tallest modular building
Located at 100a George Street opposite East Corydon station, this redevelopment project delivers the worlds tallest modular building (135m) on a brownfield site that had been vacant for 30 years. The speed of this construction projects highlights the benefits of offsite construction methods and modular buildings the project was achieved using 1500 modules. The modularity of the building improved the building fabric performance as well as reduced the local distribution of reso
The Little Britain Challenge Cup
Last weekend Jess and Charlie joined 7 other women to compete in in an all-female crewed JAW boat for the 34th addition of the Little Britain Sailing Cup Challenge. The Little Britain Challenge Cup is the annual property and construction industry sailing regatta, which is made up of five races and is held over two days. The team placed 19 overall and had a great weekend! Check out the photos from this great event below!
The Circular Economy and The Construction Industry
What is the circular economy? The circular economy is an economic model where waste is eliminated from our society, and resources are put back into the economy recirculating materials. A circular economy turns goods that are at the end of their lifespan into resources, this is referred to as closing the loop in industrial ecosystems. The process of extending a products/materials life is known as Cradle to Cradle which means designing products which don’t enter the waste strea
Exploring Carbon Neutral residential construction projects
This blog will highlight two projects that have been able to explore the relationship between landscape and self-sustaining architecture. The first project is a stunning build on the Isle of Man in Sartfell The striking exterior utilises dry stone walling sourced from the previous cottage on site, which provides a comfortable thermal comfort to the building. Additionally, the drystone wall allows the local ecology to inhabit voids within the wall. The drystone wall coupled wi