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 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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Fast Access for Cyclists

Fast Access for Cyclists

Encouraging the cycling ethos, TORMAX was specified to install two full-glass automatic sliding doors to the new Gravesend Cycle Hub, providing fast access for busy commuters looking to drop off their bikes before catching the train. The entrances are both powered by low-energy, TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators which are have a reputation for exceptional reliability in the long-term, even in a hectic location such as this. A million-pound development, the Cycle Hub is a gleaming…

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