Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEDT

JournalLive reports A 50-YEAR healing operation for internationally-important wetlands in the North has taken a major step forward. A £700,000 project to push forward the restoration of the 12,000-year-old Border Mires has been completed nearly two years ahead of schedule. Over 2,500 acres of the Border Mires. Read the full | Read More

Chelsea design bidders include five linked to prince – The Guardian

August 14, 2009,AEDT

The Guardian reports Five firms of architects closely allied to the Prince of Wales’s approach to architecture will compete to draw up plans for the vacant Chelsea barracks site in London, after the prince succeeded in blocking an earlier design that he deemed “unsuitable”. SOURCE: The Guardian – Chelsea design | Read More

EDAW AECOM planning 26,000 homes at Luton Gateway

August 12, 2009,AEDT

The Luton Gateway is one of a number of local delivery organisations set up across the UK in areas identified by the government as being in a prime position to deliver housing……The Luton Gateway has a target to deliver an additional 26,000 homes and 19,000 jobs by 2021. EDAW AECOM, | Read More

Hyder nabs two Crossrail jobs – Building

August 11, 2009,AEDT

Hyder Consulting has secured two out of six Crossrail design contracts announced today, scooping up Victoria dock portal and Whitechapel station.Rival engineer WSP also won its first deal on the £16bn project, and will carry out detailed design services for Bond Street station. SOURCE:  Building – Hyder nabs two Crossrail jobs

Helping graduates into work – Mayor of London

August 10, 2009,AEDT

Today, the Mayor of London added 250 jobs to their graduate program although I couldn’t find a landscape architect job however the site gave great tools about the job market and how to approach it as a graduate. Go to what can I do with my Landscape Architecture degree..? SOURCE: Mayor of London | Read More

Valletta to lose 400 parking spots to Renzo Piano’s plans

August 10, 2009,AEDT

Times of Malta reports City Gate’s regeneration will see 400 parking spaces lost, the investments ministry said, and not 2,000 as claimed by the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, GRTU. The plans by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano will do away with the parking spaces in St James Ditch and | Read More

Rotterdam Centraal Station construction has started – West 8

August 6, 2009,AEDT

Construction works on the new public transportation terminal at Rotterdam Central Station have started. In 2012 the station will have a spacious, comfortable and well accessible new terminal that can cope with the increased passenger flow. It is expected that over the next 15 years the average number of passengers | Read More

LiD Architecture wins Dublin’s Parlour Design Competition

August 6, 2009,AEDT

Dublin City Council and Point Village Limited are delighted to announce that the winner of Dublin’s Parlour Design Competition is LiD Architecture The RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland) administered the single stage competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Point Village Limited. The objective of the competition was | Read More

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