Urban Splash founders sell 24 per cent to managers

June 2, 2008,AEDT

The founders of property developer Urban Splash are to sell off almost a quarter of the company’s equity to its management team and have agreed a refinancing deal with three banks worth £125m. Chairman Tom Bloxham and chief executive Jonathan Falkingham are selling 24 per cent of the shares to | Read More

Sustainable Housing Awards – deadline for entries 27 June 2008

May 28, 2008,AEDT

Sustainable Housing Awards – deadline for entries 27 June 2008 The Sustainable Housing Awards would like to hear from entrants for all the award categories, but particularly for the Biodiversity / Landscaping Award. This new awards scheme will celebrate those projects and organisations at the vanguard of housing sustainability best | Read More

Olympic Park construction gets early start – London 2012

May 27, 2008,AEDT

Construction officially started on the London 2012 Olympic Park today as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) began work on the Olympic Stadium – three months earlier than originally planned.The work to create the permanent foundations for the Stadium was witnessed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown who had an opportunity to | Read More

Chealsea Flower Show starts tomorrow

May 19, 2008,AEDT

Every year the Royal Horticultural Society hold the Chelsea Flower Show which also gives garden designers to show their skills and some of the latest garden trends. But the most prominent trends is going ‘green’ and not just the plants. Many designers are showing the public how to use their garden | Read More

Maps chart noise in urban areas – BBC NEWS – UK

May 18, 2008,AEDT

Residents in 23 towns and cities in England are to be given the chance to monitor noise levels in their area using interactive maps. A Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website shows the level of environmental noise from road and rail networks in the areas. Users | Read More

Meeting the demand for sustainable materials – icWales

May 18, 2008,AEDT

The soaring number of eco-communities and eco-homes have resulted in a growing demand for sustainable materials. One company that has benefited enormously from the boom is T Mawr, a traditional and ecological building company based in Brecon, which began growing rapidly in 2005 and has doubled in size every year | Read More

Up on the roof garden – Telegraph.co.uk

May 17, 2008,AEDT

Only a few years ago, anyone who suggested growing plants on a roof might have been dismissed as a complete crank. Not any more. Sedum on roofThe Botanical Roof Garden, Augustenborg, Sweden Green roofs have started to appear on new buildings up and down the country with remarkable speed. Most | Read More

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