The many demands of a modern office

The many demands of a modern office

 Calum Wilson, Director of Architecture at Woods Hardwick, discusses the design considerations of the modern office and the challenge of merging the workspaces of two separate companies into one. Workplace culture has a significant impact on a corporate brand, reflecting the values, beliefs and behavioural norms of the employer, as well as influencing the attitudes of the staff. A strong workplace culture does not only engage everyone in shared goals and visions, thus increasing business performance;…

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Making all the right noises

Making all the right noises

With space in commercial buildings at a premium and the distance between commercial and residential buildings narrowing, noise control is playing a more prominent role than ever before. Andy Milkins, General Manager at Acoustica – part of the Elta Group – a specialist in the control of industrial and environmental noise and vibration – discusses what considerations come into play when exploring noise reduction methods. Decoding Acoustic Regulations Despite the growing importance of noise control,…

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Altro ideal for £25 million Welsh super school

Altro ideal for £25 million Welsh super school

Award-winning Altro XpressLay™ safety flooring has been used throughout a £25 million secondary ‘super school’ in North Wales. At 4,500m2, it is the biggest ever Altro XpressLay installation in the North West. The new Rhyl High School has been funded by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh Government, and built by Willmott Dixon. It accommodates 1,200 students, and also provides a base for 45 students from a nearby community special school. The whole building was constructed…

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