The Wardian residential towers in London, developed by EcoWorld Ballymore and designed by Glenn Howells Architects on the South Dock of the Thames, not far from Canary Wharf. Wardian comprises of two residential towers of 55 and 50-storeys which contain 766 homes including suites, one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Complete with generous wrap-around balconies […]
Part of the huge Crossrail development, Whitechapel Station is being modernised and extended in a project that combines the apparently conflicting requirements of retaining the old façade of the station whilst giving passengers a modern, light and environmentally sustainable access to the Crossrail lines. Much of the new building has been constructed using bricks from […]
When this major redevelopment opens, it will form a vital part of the massive Crossrail project, linking stations from Reading to the west to three of London’s five airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), the home counties, and the financial districts of the City of London and Canary Wharf. BAM Nuttall was awarded the £200 million […]
The high rise tower blocks that are now the main feature of The Isle of Dogs sparkle with glass, steel and granite, and those blocks contain some of the most prestigious addresses in the United Kingdom. Canary Wharf is now arguably the financial centre of London, with some of the biggest names in banking and […]
A city is defined and recognised by its public spaces. In many cases these are historic, but no city can survive by living only in its own history; public spaces, those places where people meet and interact, need to adapt as the needs of its people change.
The versatility and durability of concrete make it the material of choice for many designers who are seeking innovative solutions to a common problem; how to make public spaces which are capable of coping with constant heavy use, but which at the same time are attractive and welcoming.
The list of prize-winners at the 2018 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show has once again demonstrated the vital role hard landscaping plays in contemporary gardens.
The use of concrete as a medium for sculpture has a long history. The artist Henry Moore, for example, made a total of 21 sculptures in concrete in the 1920s and 1930s. He commented that he was attracted to the material because it was cheap, but also because it was becoming increasingly important as a building material and he felt that it had a great future in public art.
By the end of the sixties, ‘concrete’ was almost a dirty word, calling to mind vistas of cheap, grey mass-produced buildings, featureless and drab. Now, in the hands of experts, it is an artist’s material.
On Friday 9th March 2018, Liverpool lime street Station unveiled a rejuvenated gift to the public. This was the recreation of what has become known as “The Bullring” Mural with new concrete panels by Evans Precast Concrete. Originally designed by Stephen Broadbent in 1999, this structure marked the rehousing of families from St Andrews Garden […]