Entries by Lyn


Bouygues UK has handed over the West Hub to the University of Cambridge. The first building of its kind for the University, the West Hub is located at the heart of its West Cambridge site, where the Ray Dolby Centre, the new centrepiece of the Cavendish Laboratory, is also currently under construction by Bouygues UK. […]

New Construction Apprenticeship Gives Boost to School Leavers

A new Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard is filling a skills gap in the building sector and giving a boost to school-leavers, according to West Yorkshire construction employers. The recently-approved Construction Support Technician (CST) Apprenticeship is the result of two and a half years of collaboration between Leeds College of Building, a network of employers, professional […]

Contractor appointed to build new £9.1m school in Powys

A building project that will transform education for vulnerable learners in Powys has reached an important milestone, the county council has announced. ISG Ltd has been awarded the contract by Powys County Council to build a new school for Brynllywarch Hall School.  Construction on the £9.1m project will start early next year. The school, located […]

Style’s Cost-Effective Repair Saves Moveable Wall

A school in Falkirk relies on a substantial 6.2 metres high moveable wall to divide the main hall into two separate areas at different times of the day. Unfortunately, recent damage to the roller housing had caused one of the panels to become stuck, disrupting the day-to-day implementation of the school timetable. A call to […]

Be top of the class on flooring with Carpet & Flooring

With the average school term in the UK lasting 195 days (or 39 weeks of the year) through wet and cold winters to warm dry summers, floorings in schools take quite a beating throughout the academic year. So, with the school term soon drawing to a close, now will be the ideal time to consider […]

Tackling bullying in school washrooms

Washroom areas are increasingly recognised as troublesome hotspots for bullying in schools, with some children even avoiding using the facilities altogether. In a recent ‘Bullying in UK Schools’ briefing paper from the House of Commons, it was estimated that 17% of young people aged 10 to 15 in England were bullied in a 12 month […]

UK primary school children being left in the dark?

By Graeme Shaw, Technical Director at Zumtobel Group   The Institute of Education found that the quality of our primary school years is more important on academic progress in later life than gender or family background. An incubator for the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators, the environment in which we learn has been […]

Temporary School at the Eden Project

CGI of the proposed Sky Primary Academy which is to be built as part of the West Carclaze Garden Village development near St Austell     A temporary school is set to be built at the Eden Project after a new primary school for the West Carclaze Garden Village was put on hold after the […]


New Research Facility – University of Glasgow

A flagship research facility at the University of Glasgow has been opened by Nobel prize winning Chemist, Professor Sir David MacMillan. The £118 million Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) will be the creative and collaborative heart of cross-disciplinary research at the University of Glasgow. Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of […]

Lord Provost marks Usher building milestone at topping out celebration

left – right: Aziz Sheikh, Lord Provost Robert Aldridge, Jonathan Seckl Construction of a world-class research and teaching facility at Edinburgh BioQuarter has reached its highest point. Due to open in 2024, the new Usher building will accelerate data-driven innovation within the health and care sector. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Councillor Robert Aldridge, joined […]