What is Crossrail?

August 20, 2009,AEST

You may have noticed coverage of Crossrail at World Landscape Architect and other sites. So I thought it best to summarise what Crossrail is and who is involved. Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London | Read More

Mott MacDonald win contract to develop Crossrail

August 20, 2009,AEST

Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy has recently been awarded several new design contracts worth a total of around £10 million to help develop Crossrail, one of the biggest and most complex rail projects in the world. | Read More

OMA reduced plans for Commonwealth Institute

August 19, 2009,AEST

The Architects Journal reports that the OMA plans for redevelopment of the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington have been submitted with reductions in height and less demolition of existing buildings about outcry from conservation groups. via Architects Journal – OMA’s | Read More

New Chair of CABE appointed

August 19, 2009,AEST

Paul Finch has been appointed as the new chair of CABE and will take over from Sir John Sorrell this December. Paul is Programme director of the World Architecture Festival, and editor emeritus of Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. He | Read More

Government criticised for ‘ignoring’ its obligations

August 17, 2009,AEST

timesofmalta.com reports The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICoMOS) has lambasted the government for “ignoring” its obligations when it failed to address a number of issues raised by UNESCO on Valletta‘s world heritage status.The organisation was reacting to the | Read More

Vital wetland restored to natural glory

August 14, 2009,AEST

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. | Read More

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