The London Borough of Croydon has resolved to grant planning permission to the Croydon Partnership’s outline planning application for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, marking a significant step forward in Westfield and Hammerson’s plans to regenerate Croydon’s retail town centre.
25 January – 6 April 2014 In January 2014, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined will see the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts transformed by seven architectural practices from around the world. The RA has commissioned the architects to create site-specific installations; the shared brief is to explore the essential elements of architecture. Instead of representations of… Read More >
UK’S FIRE REGULATIONS NEED TO PROTECT CONSUMERS The BFC welcomes issues highlighted by the recent ‘Fake Britain’ programme. It showed that sofas and mattresses which do not comply with the UK’s strict flammability regulations are on sale in the UK, even through major retailers. The members of the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) are fully committed… Read More >
BCFA NETWORKING: THE CORINTHIAN CLUB The BCFA are due to host their annual Glasgow Networking Event at the elaborate setting of the Corinthian Club one of Glasgow’s richly decorated buildings. The Event will take place on Thursday 6th March. The event is open to all BCFA members and their guests, to find out more or to book your… Read More >
In the week the ONS announced the UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1 per cent, comes more evidence of the recovery from the built environment. Figures released by construction industry analysts Glenigan have revealed that the value of UK projects put on hold during 2013 was the lowest since the start of the recession in… Read More >
Leading sanitaryware manufacturer Laufen has a starring role in the latest series of UK’s The Restoration Man on Channel 4, with its products chosen for each of the four bathrooms in a former church in Devon, owned by the former Director of Architecture and Design of Hilton Worldwide hotel group
ACID fight for copying to be made illegal in Design Members of ACID met with the Minister Lord Younger recently to discuss their support for Clause 13 and the arguments they articulated for the Bill to also include unregistered designs. All is explained in this short video, provided by ACID.
WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL CAPE TOWN 2014 PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH 450 RECOGNISED PROJECTS 2014 welcomes a new World Design Capital (WDC) Cape Town, in which the city will celebrate a whole years worth of design with events throughout. In 2012 Helsinki took on the huge honour and huge project and produced some brilliant events. “The central… Read More >
UCL and V&A reveal plans for a new creative hub within the Olympic Park University College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum have started drawing up plans to build new sites at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 the government said it was supporting the London Legacy Development Corporation… Read More >