Fobert and Purcell win £35.5m National Portrait Gallery transformation

London’s National Portrait Gallery has appointed architecture firms Jamie Fobert and Purcell to deliver the British institution’s £35.5m (US$50.2m, €40.2m) transformation. Called ‘Inspiring People: Transforming our National Portrait Gallery,’ the plans from the London-based practices mark the largest ever development for the Victorian-era National Portrait Gallery since it opened in Continue reading

BAM Construction awarded £10m Edinburgh Airport fit-out contract

BAM Construction has been awarded a £10m contract to fit-out the new terminal extension at Edinburgh Airport. Once complete the new three storey terminal building will provide expanded domestic and international arrival facilities including baggage reclaim, border control, additional food/beverage outlets, expanded lounge space and new office accommodation at Scotland’s Continue reading

£350k Chester Grosvenor restaurant refurbishment begins

La Brasserie Restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel has closed for a four-week period while an extensive £350,000 refurbishment is completed, and upon completion it is set to include Chester city centre’s only Champagne bar. Chester ’s only five-star hotel is set to enhance its existing offer with a menu overhaul, as Continue reading

Chocolate factory renovation project hits the sweet spot

The former Terry’s Chocolate factory in York has been transformed into a spectacular Chocolate Works Care Village with the help of Johnstone’s Trade’s high performance products. Opening earlier this year, the £7 million renovation was part of a wider multi-million pound expansion programme by Springfield Healthcare to establish five new Continue reading

Green light for £42m Humber flood scheme

Funding has been secured for a £42 million upgrade to the tidal flood defence scheme in the Humber Estuary – improving flood protection to 113,000 properties. Led by the Environment Agency, the Humber Hull Frontages scheme will present an opportunity to review and improve a 19 kilometres stretch of tidal Continue reading

Hampshire special secondary school gets basketball court

A basketball court at a Hampshire special school is up and running after a £4.4m project of remodelling and refurbishment. The main works were completed in August by W Stirland, a privately-owned construction company near Chichester. They involved the conversion and extension of the existing Victorian school building at Linden Education Continue reading

Work starts on site at Walthamstow Build to Rent scheme

Work is underway at Blackhorse Mills, a 440-home north London Build to Rent scheme being developed by Legal & General in Walthamstow. The development, which will be one of the largest Build to Rent developments in London, was designed by Assael Architecture, an award-winning architecture practice based in Putney, London. Continue reading