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F1 technology used to develop 'needle' skyscrapers

21/1/20

Engineering researchers at City University in London are developing new vibration-control devices, harnessing technology used in Formula 1 racing, to develop “needle-like” skyscrapers capable of resisting high winds. Currently, tall...

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Birmingham’s tallest tower set for approval

20/1/20

Plans for the tallest tower in Birmingham – a 61-storey skyscraper by Glancy Nicholl’s Architects – are set to be approved by the city council on 16 January. Officials at Birmingham City Council have said the skyscraper should be given...

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Manchester £100m PRS scheme set for summer start

20/1/20

Newcastle-based High Street Group has bought into Logik Developments to build 355 private rental flats in Manchester. Architect SimpsonHaugh designed the scheme which is Logik's first in Manchester The partnership deal paves the way for...

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Canary Wharf lays out build-to-rent plans

20/1/20

Developer to build over 1,000 homes for rent in the next year under new Vertus brand. The developer behind the Canary Wharf estate will build more than 1,100 build-to-rent flats in the east London docklands over the next year, the firm said. ...

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Tulip: appeal imminent against mayor’s rejection of Foster + Partners’ tower

20/1/20

The team behind Foster + Partners’ controversial Tulip tower is set to launch an appeal against London mayor Sadiq Khan’s refusal of the proposed 304m-tall tourist attraction. Last summer Khan overturned the City of London’s earlier...

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Allies and Morrison’s ‘challenging’ Paddington tower set to be rejected

20/1/20

Westminster City Council’s planning officers have recommended refusal for a proposed 18-storey tower in Paddington designed by Allies and Morrison. A report prepared for this Tuesday’s planning committee (7 January) claims the height, size...

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Another Birmingham tower gets go-ahead

20/1/20

Second city seeing emerging high-rise cluster. Proposals by Glancy Nicholls for another residential tower in central Birmingham have been given the green light by city planners. The architect is already behind a 61-storey scheme for Euro...

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Mace takes jump factory system to next level

20/1/20

Mace is rolling out its next-generation construction method to transform the building of high rise flats.

Mace has worked with Australian firm, Hickory, to adapt its building system for the UK

The new building system...

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Green light for Birmingham’s tallest resi tower

20/1/20

Developer Court Collaboration has received planning approval for its 51-storey One Eastside residential tower.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has approved the scheme paving the way for construction of the tallest...

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Plans For Tallest Birmingham Skyscraper Tipped For Green Light

10/1/20

Proposals for a 61-storey skyscraper, which would be the tallest building in Birmingham, have been recommended for approval.

The development at 100 Broad Street would comprise 503 apartments if the city council gives the...

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City skyscrapers to become ‘green batteries’ of the future

9/1/20

City skyscrapers could become green batteries of the future – thanks to a new form of energy storage patented by a UK firm.

Edinburgh start-up Gravitricity has developed an innovative energy battery which works by raising...

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Approval For Tallest Midlands Residential Tower

6/1/20

Approval has been granted for a £160m project to build a 51-storey residential tower in Birmingham city centre, which would be the tallest in the Midlands.

Court Collaboration, which is based in the city, is behind the One...

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'Jenga Tower' Reaches Construction Milestone in London

28/11/19

London's new DAMAC Tower has made significant progress with a key installation. The 'Jenga Tower', named due to its unique overhanging structures and distinctive stepped design, has seen a sky bridge installed to join its north and south...

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Plan for UK’s tallest ‘hanging gardens’ tower

28/11/19

Plans have been unveiled for a 36-storey tower in the City of London featuring a huge green wall. Designed by architect Eric Parry, the building will give the impression of a hanging garden across the facade, pioneering extensive urban greening...

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Severfield targets high-rise flats with steel frame design

28/11/19

Britain’s biggest constructional steelwork contractor said this morning it was on track to deliver forecast profit for the year despite a poor first-half performance. The firm blamed the current profit phasing on projects for a fall in pre-tax...

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