Local government and net zero in England

Today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO) finds that central government has not provided local authorities with clarity about their roles in achieving net zero by 2050, and its approach to funding their net zero work is piecemeal. In... View Article

Shaped by movement

When rail commuters return from their Covid-enforced isolation the redeveloped Glasgow Queen Street station will be there to welcome them – a building whose design is shaped by their movement. Edward Dymock of BDP explains more Glasgow Queen Street, the... View Article

Ground-Breaking Eco Leisure Facility Plans Approved

A revolutionary eco-friendly leisure centre, which is on track to be one of the first wet and dry Passivhaus certified leisure centres in the world, has been given the go ahead after designs submitted by sports and leisure experts GT3... View Article

From public pariah to exemplar of good practice

Patrick Mooney explores using Green principles to modernise a Council housing estate Ever since the Grenfell Tower was engulfed in flames on a hot June night, four years ago, the reputation of Kensington and Chelsea Council has been dragged through... View Article

Designers for two new hospitals for Leeds announced

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed major interdisciplinary practice, BDP to lead the architectural design of its Hospitals of the Future programme, as part of its long-term vision to transform healthcare facilities for patients and staff in Leeds and... View Article

Three hundred new Sheffield homes unveiled

More than three hundred Sheffield families now have the comfort of a brand new home as building work draws to a close on two major housing schemes in the city. Delivered by an award winning partnership – regeneration specialists ENGIE,... View Article

Beyer Blinder Belle Announces Kevin Storm as Partner of Firm

Beyer Blinder Belle announces Kevin Storm, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, as a Partner of the firm. Since first joining Beyer Blinder Belle in 2000, Storm has pursued creative solutions grounded in open-minded collaboration, empathetic engagement, historic awareness, and civic responsibility. He believes... View Article

John Lewis to build 10,000 homes for rent 

Retailer John Lewis is reportedly set to construct 10,000 homes for rent over the next few years, largely utilising its existing sites. Reports in the Sunday Times said the department store chain’s move into the residential property market is being... View Article

Revolutionary Leisure Centre Set to Boost Fitness after Lockdown

A state-of-the-art leisure centre has completed in Hornchurch, East London for Havering Borough Council and Everyone Active, creating a multi-purpose, accessible space for the local community. Designed by sports and leisure experts GT3 Architects, and delivered alongside Metnor Construction and Paragon... View Article