Architecturally ambitious: Kingsdown House, The King’s School, Canterbury

Architecturally ambitious: Kingsdown House, The King’s School, Canterbury

Faced with a complex brief on a site scrutinised by planners, conservation teams and Historic England, architectural ambition was crucial for Kingsdown House, which provides new boarding accommodation at The King’s School in Canterbury. Walters & Cohen Architects needed to carefully consider the kind of products to use on the project, which is when building materials manufacturer Wienerberger was introduced to the scheme. The King’s School site abuts the historic City Wall in Canterbury, which…

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The high tech escape from costly pothole pitfalls

The high tech escape from costly pothole pitfalls

Taking a fix rather than maintain approach to caring for roads and car parks is an unacceptable liability that increases risks of personal injury and huge unplanned costs. However, RENOO explains how innovative Infrared Pothole and Tarmac Repair technology is making affordable preventative action possible. Taking a proactive approach to the maintenance of assets lies at the heart of effective facilities management. Indeed, a strategic approach to inspections and to planning and carrying out maintenance…

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The Smart Advantage: What Smart Buildings can do for Developers and Landlords

The Smart Advantage: What Smart Buildings can do for Developers and Landlords

By Kas Mohammed, BMS Business Manager at Schneider Electric Investment in smart building systems has grown considerably over the last few years. Global spending on smart building systems reached £5.8 billion in 2015. By 2019, this figure is projected to reach £14.4 billion. The smart building trend has led to companies reassessing their use of office space. In the past, firms tended to look at their real estate as an unavoidable cost of doing business. The Smart…

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