Entries by Lyn

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The Design of Education Spaces

The ongoing pandemic has been a disruption to the everyday routines of billions around the world, as due to being confined to their households, the separation between work and rest has become extremely blurry, with people forced to rethink and reconfigure the layout of their personal spaces. Conversations have abounded on how to create flexible […]

36,000 US SCHOOLS HAVE OUTDATED HVAC SYSTEMS

Getting kids back to in-person learning could hinge on upgrading the ventilation systems in school buildings. Why it matters: This is a massive undertaking in the U.S., where school maintenance has been neglected and the average school building is 44 years old. Significant stimulus funds can be funneled to installing new A/C systems, but it […]

PLANNING OUTCOME COULD RESULT IN SCHOOL DEMOLITION

A school in Sydenham could be demolished depending on the outcome of a planning inquiry. Lewisham Council has been involved in a planning inquiry after contractors for the Archdiocese of Southwark failed to comply with planning consent when building a new school. St Winifred’s Primary School and Our Lady and St Philip Neri Primary School […]

Innovative Carbon Calculator software

Balfour Beatty, in collaboration with Innovate UK, Leeds Beckett University, Hertfordshire University and White Frog Publishing, has created a carbon calculation tool for the construction and infrastructure industry – offering a consistent, practical solution for the measurement of embodied carbon. Currently in its beta testing phase, the AutoBIM Carbon Calculator automatically links BIM data to […]

MULTI-MILLION POUND SCHOOL

Plans for the new Belle Vue Academy in Hyde, Manchester, designed by North East practice Space Architects.  North East practice Space Architects is celebrating 20 years of designing schools, and has submitted plans for their 85th building – a multi-million pound school in Hyde, Greater Manchester. The firm’s initial secondary education project in the public […]

Hygienically clean walls and ceilings

Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Anti Bacterial paint range offers the best of both worlds – a paint with added anti bacterial protection which will not diminish over time, no matter how many times it is scrubbed clean.  Healthcare settings, workplaces, schools and hospitality venues all demand exceptional levels of cleanliness and need to be able […]

BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT IS IT SAFE?

As schools return to ‘normal’ service, the focus in recent times has been on Covid-secure measures, but those in charge of site safety and security should also ensure that this is not at the expense of other important health and safety considerations. Clear, the safety and compliance specialist with a strong track record of working […]

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Derbyshire School Rising from the Ashes

Artist’s impression of how the new Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School will look (Image: Lungfish Architects)   The design for a new £8 million Derby school to replace the previous one destroyed in an arson attack last October have been revealed. It includes areas for outdoor learning and also more energy-efficient features within the school […]

OFFSITE – EDUCATION ‘ON THE UP’

A model for outstanding education: how off-site modular construction and full turn-key solutions paved the way for a growing school with even bigger ambitions. Make a difference. Be outstanding. That is the vision at the heart of Arundel Court Primary Academy in Portsmouth. This inner-city primary school has gone from strength to strength in recent […]

VIRTUAL INSPIRATION FOR TOMORROW’S ARCHITECTS, TODAY

Leading architecture practice GT3 Architects has launched an innovative virtual work experience for students interested in design and the built environment but unable to undertake studio placements due to Covid-19. The work experience, which is aimed at students aged 14-18, will last for five working days (typically Monday to Friday), and will be conducted via […]