Keeping The Green Planet safe in Dubai

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Seven storeys tall and encased in glass, the tropical world housed within The Green Planet, Dubai, invites tourists, school trips and curious locals to sample life within a living, breathing rainforest – all just miles away from the comforts of regional landmarks such as the Dubai Mall and Four Seasons Resort. The new, near self-sustaining...

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Check out Ashton Gate’s stunning new West Stand

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Overview The home of Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby is currently undergoing an incredible £45m redevelopment, bringing its facilities in line with some of the best in the country and marking the venue out as a destination not just for match days, but for corporate and personal events such as weddings too. The newest...

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Yara student accommodation for St Anns Rd, London

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HG Construction was the main contractor at this student accommodation project for Yara. Adexsi UK was appointed to offer a smoke control and cooling daily ventilation solution that would ensure the 84-occupancy building remains safe and comfortable for the students living there. This building, located within a five minute walk of Holland Park underground station,...

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Fire protection at new Waste To Energy plant

Photo of Waste To Energy plant Wilton, Teeside

A waste to energy facility does exactly that – burns waste material to generate electricity, all the while reducing the burden on landfill sites. This particular facility in Wilton, Teeside, is run by Cofely Suez and can convert 430,000 tonnes of rubbish every year into electricity, with the output sufficient to supply around 63,000 homes...

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Smoke control in N19 apartment building

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In London’s Archway, Islington, area is an attractive new residential development called Whittington House. The property agent describes it thusly: “a contemporary, urban build [that] comprises a mix of studio, one and two-bed homes, each architecturally considered with maximum light and space in mind. The interior designs continue to compliment this theme, with open-plan living...

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Building communities on site of old Cardiff pub

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Rumpoles was a famed pub in the centre of Cardiff, neighbouring the courts and central fire station; the former building has been demolished, however, to make way for new residential properties in this well-positioned area. Main contractor Jehu Project Services took great care to listen to considerations when creating what is now known as Bailey’s...

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New England Quarter keeps growing


Brighton and Hove is home to the New England Quarter mixed use development, which consists of many commercial, residential and retail units. Construction of the new area has taken over a decade with numerous phases adding to the modernity of this part of Brighton (near the railway station). One of the more recent sectors is...

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Smoke safe student accommodation in Capital Quarter


A £2.5m foot bridge – dubbed the Smartbridge – links the attractive new Capital Quarter development into the heart of Cardiff City Centre. The development consists of a number of buildings, starting with an office block and the aforementioned bridge, with retail, commercial and residential space all featuring in the build. A new 580 student...

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One Central Square changes the face of Cardiff

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One Central Square is a major new development near the central rail station in the very heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff. The building is part of a five phase masterplan for the area due to be completed in 2018, adding significant new space for offices, retail and residential properties for this ever-growing capital. One...

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Modern smoke control for historic Bristol cathedral


Bristol’s Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles was the city’s active Roman Catholic cathedral from 1850 to 1973, since when it has been used for functions as varied as an independent school and a centre for the arts. More recently, the building was acquired by Urban Creation with the intention of converting the Grade II listed...

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Manchester commercial development stays smoke safe


Overview: The St. Peter’s Square area in Manchester is undergoing some remarkable redevelopments, with modern new retail and business facilities making the location attractive to companies and investors, while creating new jobs and a striking architectural zone for the city.   Developed by Mosley Street Ventures with Laing O’Rourke as the main contractor, the Two...

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Smoke vents keep Cardiff college safe and cool


Overview: The new city centre campus block for Cardiff and Vale College features innovative green design on a site in the city’s Dumballs Road. The multistorey design will be used by around 4,000 students each year, and features 130 teaching rooms including specialist workshops and IT suites. Much of the accommodation is arranged around a...

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Smart louvres cool Hampstead school atrium

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Overview: The sensitive expansion and remodelling of South Hampstead High School was extensive, with Wates Construction leading a £20 million project that included demolishing old squash courts, providing temporary accommodation, and the construction of a new school building. Colorminium, the specialist contractor handling the facade package of the construction contract, called on Adexsi UK to...

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Office atrium cooled, City of London


Overview: Carmelite House on Victoria Embankment in the City of London is a new office development that delivers high specification offices within a new build that also includes the reuse of a historic 19th century building facade for part of the building’s exterior. Contractor Morgan Sindall has completed six floors of offices, combining the new...

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Bishop of Winchester Academy

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Overview: Since converting to academy status in 2010, the Bishop of Westminster Academy has been a big success, attracting secondary school pupils from Bournemouth and surrounding areas. With increasing demand came the need to develop a sixth form, enabling pupils to continue the final two years of their education at the academy. New blocks, constructed...

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Apartments at Paxton Court, Tenby

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Overview: Paxton Court in Tenby is a development of 36 one and two bedroom retirement apartments, developed by McCarthy & Stone. The development on a coastal site in the town centre of Tenby, south Wales, was designed specifically for the over 60s, with many residents enjoying a sea view. A full range of support services...

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Jeddah power plant, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah power plant, Saudi Arabia

Overview: The Jeddah South Thermal Power Plant is a major infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. When completed in 2017, it will feature four 660MW steam turbines, delivering around 5% of the country’s entire power requirements. The oil fired plant will feature new boiler technologies pioneered by Hyundai Heavy Industries, to enhance generation efficiency. In common...

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Muscat airport, Oman

Design of Muscat airport, Oman

Overview: The Sultanate of Oman is upgrading its airports to cope with increasing demand. At the main Muscat airport, expansion is well under way with a new terminal and expanded runway and ground support areas ready to handle 12 million passengers a year. Further expansion phases have been planned, taking the airport up in stages...

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Nishkam High School, Birmingham

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Overview: This free school was developed from new to accommodate 700 pupils in a multi-faith establishment with a Sikh ethos. Developed around the principle of Nishkam, or a philosophy of serving others without the expectation of recognition, it was created with the local community providing a portion of the labour and materials free. Construction group...

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Walkie Talkie gardens, City of London

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Overview: One of the most distinctive additions to the City of London skyline is the tower at 20 Fenchurch Street, affectionately nicknamed the Walkie Talkie. Beneath its organic roof form is a 35th floor sky garden, which accommodates a series of bars and restaurants, and is open to the public. The roof garden is substantially...

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Ebury Square homes, Belgravia

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Overview: In London’s Belgravia area, it is rare for a major residential opportunity to present itself. In Ebury Square, Berkeley Homes have created 71 elegant luxury flats and houses alongside a remodeled traditional central London square, with apartments selling from £1.95m and homes at prices up to £3.85m. With space in central London at a...

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30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair

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Overview: This prestigious central London office block, originally constructed in the 1990s, was given a subtle but complete refurbishment to bring it up to date as the new headquarters for international auctioneers Phillips. New double height retail space was created at ground level, while a new sixth and seventh floor created offices with roof terraces...

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One St Peters Square (OSPS)

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Overview: One St Peter’s Square (OSPS) Manchester, formerly occupied by Elisabeth House has recently been re-developed into a 13-storey office and retail/restaurant complex set within an important conservation area with a strong focus upon the local community and the environment. To meet these demands the project – which utilised lean design and sustainable construction solutions...

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Admiral Insurance Building – Newport

Admiral Offices - Newport, South Wales.

Overview: Admiral’s is one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. It is still based in South Wales, and is one of the largest employers in the region, with over 5,000 members of staff. As such a large and prestigious company Admiral Insurance’s recent relocation to Newport City centre required the extensive regeneration...

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Mascalls School – Maidstone, Kent

Maskalls School Kent

Overview: Mascalls School is a wide ability mixed comprehensive school committed to providing a first class experience for Maidstone children. The school has recently been expanded to alleviate a shortage of accommodation across various curriculum areas, particularly in the arts and technology subjects. The solution chosen for the new building was an open atrium over...

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New Bodleian Library – Oxford

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Overview: Established in 1602, the Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and is Britain’s second largest, containing over 11 million works. As such an important building the selection of contractors to work upon its redevelopment was meticulous and Adexsi was chosen based upon its track record of work upon architecturally important...

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Stanley Park High School, London

Stanley Park High School, London

Overview: More than 100 Luxlame louvres with insulated polyester powder coated blades were supplied to Novum Structure UK Ltd for this important school development. The units were installed in the façade to provide both smoke and daily ventilation which reduces ongoing ventilation running costs, adding to the buildings excellent energy rating. Outcome: The Luxlame features...

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NHS Laundry, Kent

Certilam louvers on roof at NHS Laundry Maidstone

This challenging environment required a smoke ventilation system incorporating 12 Certilam louvres which were supplied to the National Health Service for this laundry in Maidstone, with multi-use operation for smoke control and daily ventilation. The louvers were equipped with bird guards and supplied, installed and commissioned on a Kingspan profiled roof....

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