Project 80, Birmingham, is a landmark housing development delivering high-performing, energy-efficient and eco-friendly homes, paving the way for a new era of sustainable residential construction.
There is cross party consensus that more houses are needed. As explained in the Modern Masonry housing whitepaper response, there has been and continues to be investment to increase supply of blocks to deliver more houses.
The Calder View development in West Yorkshire, has combined Forterra's Clumber Red Mixture with Thoresby Buff Multi bricks to achieve a sense of uniformity in phase one of the project which incorporates an eclectic mix of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom houses in an attractive canal-side setting in the Thornhill Lees district of Dewsbury.
Building materials manufacturer, Aggregate Industries, has successfully supplied walling and roofing products to Redrow’s prestigious development on the northern edge of Bradleys Lake in the Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire.
Aggregate Industries has helped complete a 31-bedroom extension to a care home located in the Cotswold town of Fairford, after successfully supplying walling and roofing products from its Bradstone range of structural products.
Construction of a single two bed mono pitched bungalow built to Passivhaus standards in Swaffham, Norfolk
British Precast Best Practice Awards 2014
Project Award: Robinson Court, St Elphin's Park
Bond Bryan Architects were appointed to develop Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles Street project after winning a national design competition. The project brief was developed by a shared collective vision between the client and Bond Bryan of creating a landmark building that encourages and supports innovative forms of teaching and learning.
The University of Liverpool has opened the doors of its £34.5 million student residential complex, Vine Court, a striking brick structure located at the heart of its city centre campus.
The Cumbria-based Housing Association ‘Impact’ adopted thin joint construction in its Whinfell Drive project at Kendal, which comprises of five highly energy efficient bungalows. The initial specification and design was based on timber-framed construction, which after tenders were submitted turned out to be considerably over budget.
Norfolk-based Parsons & Whittley architects employed Passivhaus principles in the design of what is set to be the UK’s first rural affordable housing scheme to gain Passivhaus certification in Wimbish, Essex.
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