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Byrne back to profit after London tower orders

17/9/19

Byrne Group bounced back into the black this year following major London tower wins. In a year of recovery, the group notched up profit of nearly £6m to June 2019 after an £8m loss last year.

Revenue for the year also recovered rising...

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PLP reworks Stratford co-living tower plans into hotel proposal

4/9/19

PLP Architecture has reworked its plans for a co-living tower for developer The Collective in Stratford, east London, submitting new designs for a hotel on the site instead

The practice had originally sought consent for a part 10, part...

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Danish star 3XN lands major Broadgate tower project

30/8/19

Danish big-hitter 3XN has won a top-secret design competition to replace two 1980s buildings by Peter Foggo within the City of London’s Broadgate office campus

The Copenhagen-headquartered firm, whose last major involvement in a UK...

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City of London tightens rules on skyscrapers over wind tunnel fears

28/8/19

Tougher building rules for skyscrapers have been drawn up by the City of London because of concerns that a high-rise, urban microclimate will generate winds capable of knocking over cyclists and pedestrians.

Developers will have to...

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B&K checks in with Manchester “Jenga” hotel

20/8/19

Local developer Capital & Centric has picked Bowmer & Kirkland to build a striking 275-bed hotel near Piccadilly Station in Manchester. It is understood to have beaten Bardsley and Willmott Dixon to take the project, which boasts a...

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Eric Parry’s City skyscraper in question as investor pulls out

7/8/19

Asian developer Perennial Real Estate Holdings has dealt a blow to Eric Parry Architects’ approved plans to build the tallest tower in the City of London

The Singapore firm decided not to use an option it had to invest in the...

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Plans submitted for Birmingham’s tallest tower

5/8/19

Glancy Nicholls Architects has submitted plans for Birmingham’s tallest tower, a ‘super slim’ profile, 61-storey luxury residential building.

At 193m high the new tower would overtake Birmingham's BT Tower, which has stood as the...

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BIM to be mandatory on resi projects of six or more storeys

17/6/19

The government is looking to mandate the use of BIM on high-rise residential projects over 18m (six storeys or more) as part of a raft of tighter measures to improve safety in higher risk residential buildings.

The Ministry of Housing,...

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Canary Wharf 75-storey resi tower tops out

17/6/19

First residents to move in to Landmark Pinnacle next year One of the UK’s tallest residential towers has been topped out – but it will be another year before the first residents move into the 75-storey block in London’s Canary Wharf.

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: Blackfriars Circus

13/6/19

At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Gerard Maccreanor, Founding Director at Maccreanor Lavington Architects presented a Case Study on Blackfriars Circus.

Full information on the project can be found on the Maccreanor Lavington website...

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: George Street Croydon

6/6/19

At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Rory Bergin, Partner: Sustainable Futures at HTA Design & Michael Hough, Director at MJH Structural Engineers presented a Case Study on George Street Croydon, Designing and Building Tall Prefabricated...

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: Oakwood Timber Tower

30/5/19

At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Kevin Flanagan, Partner at PLP Architecture presented a Case Study on the Oakwood Timber Tower Series.

Full information on the project can be found on the PLP Architecture website here.

The use of...

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: One Park Drive

23/5/19

At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Albert Williamson-Taylor, Director at AKTII presented a Case Study on One Park Drive.

Full information on the project can be found on the AKTII website here.

Part of the Wood Wharf development for...

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: The Atlas Building

16/5/19

At Tall Building Conference 2019, Neal Morgan-Collins, Director at Design Delivery Unit presented a Case Study on the Challenges Associated with Delivering the Atlas Building.

Full information on the project can be found on the Design Delivery...

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Tall Buildings Conference 2019 Case Study: Manhattan Loft Gardens

9/5/19

At Tall Buildings Conference 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Structural Engineer: Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill presented a Case Study on Manhattan Loft Gardens – Balancing Design and Constructability.

Full information on the project can...

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