Industry News

Branded Residences – Luxury Living

The last ten years has seen the number of branded residences increase by 170%, adding more than 52,000 units across 370 schemes internationally. Until now these luxury residences were concentrated in the USA and Asia, but Twenty Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, changed all that when it became the location for the first stand-alone residential project in… Read More >

11 June 2021

Will Nightingale Hospitals Prompt Health Estates to Consider the Benefits of Busbar?

Paul Allen from CMD, the specialist in underfloor power distribution systems, discusses the use of busbar powertrack in a Nightingale Field Hospital and what can be learned for future hospital development and emergency response. [Find CMD on the BCFA Product Finder] With two vaccines now being rolled out to the UK population, there is hope… Read More >

7 June 2021

Milliken & Company Publishes Third Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company has released its third annual corporate sustainability report, entitled Together for Tomorrow. This report, which analyses Milliken’s performance through the lens of its holistic sustainability efforts, highlights its progress towards the 2025 sustainability goals the company set in 2018. Covering people, product and planet, this report creates increased accountability while… Read More >

2 June 2021

The Return of the Workstation

British contract furniture manufacturer, Lee & Plumpton, is seeing an increased interest and specification of larger workstations and standalone desks as companies prepare for the return to the office. Over the last few years, the majority of workplaces have seen smaller and smaller desks as planners aim to maximise space utilisation. One of the lessons… Read More >

26 May 2021

Nissen Richards Studio appointed for ‘Inspiring People’ Project

Exhibition designers and cultural sector specialists Nissen Richards Studio have joined the creative team charged with the complete renovation of the National Portrait Gallery over the coming three-year period, until its re-opening in spring 2023. The large-scale transformation project, entitled Inspiring People, is set to transform the National Portrait Gallery. With architectural re-modelling by Jamie… Read More >

3 May 2021

Trends Report – Care Homes

Data published by the ONS predicates that the over 65’s population will rise to 18.2m by 2050, which is 25% of the total UK population. Strikingly, one in five of this group will be over 85 years old – with this in mind, the BCFA commissioned a market review of the care home sector. Bancmarketing… Read More >

28 April 2021

Women in Construction: Are you next?

A newcomer to a leading specialist interior fit-out contractor has encouraged more women to consider a career in the construction industry. Bianca Guthrie joined EE Smith Contracts, which is based on the Clarendon Industrial Estate in Leicester, after being involved in a Women into Construction event held with West London College and the Mayor’s Construction… Read More >

20 April 2021

Grohe X Series: 68,000 visits & exceptional customer engagement

London, March 2021– Beyond expectations: LIXIL’s launch of the new digital experience hub GROHE X, for its GROHE brand across EMENA, has so far attracted more than 68,000 visits from 140 countries across the globe. The comprehensive brand platform offers informative and inspirational multimedia content to GROHE’s professional business partners and consumers. Tailored to visitors’… Read More >

12 April 2021

Herman Miller among top-ranked in the Gaming Category of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

Zeeland, Mich— Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2021. The list honours businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive,… Read More >

8 April 2021