Entries by Lyn

EDUCATING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

COP26 is creating shockwaves throughout the world this week, highlighting the importance of conversation and education regarding sustainability, climate change & recycling. The summit has displayed the need for change in all areas, including improving teaching the youngest members of our communities. Watch the Video In reaction, innovative recycling specialists & sustainable consultants MyGroup & […]

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON BESPOKE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON BESPOKE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN LEICESTER WORK has officially started on a six-storey high-quality student accommodation facility, in the heart of Leicester’s city centre. The Marble Street development, which was granted planning permission in February, will feature 61 rooms – a mix of shared and studio rooms – as well as a new […]

ROCKWOOL® supports specifiers with education hub launch

New hub improves access to ROCKWOOL resources for education construction   As UK Governments place further investment in the quality of school buildings, ROCKWOOL UK has developed a new education hub to support specifiers in using non-combustible stone wool insulation to deliver thermal, acoustic and fire safety performance. The ROCKWOOL education hub contains a series […]

PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFITS OF MMC FOR EDUCATION – VIDEO

With poor building design and inadequate ventilation blamed for aiding the spread of Covid-19 early in the pandemic, professionals from the construction industry have been unsurprised by recent spikes in cases as  thousands of pupils returned to education settings across the UK. In a new video, consultancy Gleeds highlights the benefits of modern methods of […]

first net-zero college building

Approval granted for Fife College to progress with The Scottish Government has agreed that Fife College can progress to the next stage of its project to deliver the first net zero tertiary education building in Scotland. Having submitted the business case for the new Dunfermline campus in August, Scottish ministers agreed to invest up to […]

ARNOLD HOUSE SCHOOL CELEBRATES EXPANSION

Arnold House School celebrates first half term as newly enlarged independent school for boys Arnold House School in St John’s Wood, North-West London has enjoyed a successful first half-term as a newly expanded school, following the launch of its Pre-Reception (3+) and Reception classes in a fully renovated, and recently acquired, nearby building. The comprehensive […]

Improving Building Hygiene – Where Does Door Hardware Fit In?

  Daniel May, Director at Consort Architectural Hardware, discusses the role door hardware plays in improving hygiene within public building environments.       Health and hygiene are delicate themes, particularly in today’s settings. Both our homes and public building environments can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, and over the past few years, […]

COMPLETION OF NEW EARLY YEARS CENTRES

BAKERHICKS COMPLETE WORK ON NEW EARLY YEARS CENTRES FOR EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL   BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design, engineering and project delivery company, have completed their part in the planning, design and build of four multi-million-pound Early Years Centres across East Dunbartonshire. The three new facilities, Bearsden Early Years Centre in Bearsden, Lairdsland Early Years Centre […]

FIRE LESSONS MUST BE LEARNED

IAIN COX, chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, has urged that lessons from school fires must be learned sooner rather than later. Cox’s words of warning emanate at the start of a new academic term where a primary school in Wiltshire has already suffered from a major fire. Following 18 months of pandemic disruption, students […]

Funding Sought for Welsh School Developments

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet has supported initial plans to utilise new £85m funding from Welsh Government’s 21stCentury Schools and Colleges Programme – so projects in Llanharry, Cymer, Glyn-coch, Penrhys, Llantwit Fardre and Talbot Green, along with a new special school, will now be developed further. At their meeting on Monday, October 4, Cabinet Members considered […]