The search to find the South West’s most inspirational and community beneficial property projects is now on, following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2018, South West.
The annual RICS Awards celebrate the region’s top built initiatives and developments - in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure - that provide significant value to the communities they serve. Every year the esteemed awards attract hundreds of entries from all over the South West including small-scale dynamic projects, and large multi-million pound developments.
Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.
Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero energy buildings through the latest Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV).
These products, similar to the solar tile created by Tesla, can become a part of a building’s architecture to generate electricity. The team have created an innovative glass block, which can be...
Pavilions Teignmouth and South Devon UTC have scooped awards in the South West Local Authority Building Excellence Awards 2016.
The major projects were recognised for excellence in the South West Local Authority Building Control Awards 2016 on July 1 at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth.
Both were nominated by Devon Building Control Partnership, which provides the building control service on behalf of South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council and West Devon Borough Council. The team serves a population of 257,000 people covering 1,050 sq miles with 84 miles of...
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are issuing an urgent warning about the danger of derelict buildings, after the recent fires at the Quality Hotel in Plymouth. People are putting themselves and those that work for the emergency services at risk.
In the last few weeks fire crews from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have been called to tackle two deliberate fires at the empty and run-down Quality Hotel on the Hoe.
Lee Howell, Chief Fire Officer and Chairman of the National Arson Prevention Forum said: “Arson is a crime and places unnecessary risk...
Some of Exeter’s most fascinating buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge later this week for Heritage Open Days.
Many of the venues participating are not usually open to the public or otherwise charge an entry fee. Running from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, Heritage Open Days is a unique opportunity to explore these sometimes hidden, often curious, and always interesting places. This year 48 properties or events will be taking place throughout the city.
A selection of the properties opening their doors to the public free of charge include Exeter’...
It all starts with a 100m tape, paper plan, old roadside boards cut up into 8” squares, bags of 6” nails, a hammer, marker pen, two energetic men and the passion and determination of the many volunteers who are involved with putting on the Devon County Show. Show Secretary Ollie Allen is overseeing the marking out the site for the Devon County Show, held on May 22-24, at the Westpoint showground near Exeter. From humble beginnings, a tented town ready to accommodate more than 30,000 exhibitors and visitors every day will rise up from the grass into a traditional vista of billowing canvas....
When it comes to architecture, a lot of evolution can be noticed over the years, as architects always try to improve previous styles making wondrous buildings. However, some of the buildings are definitely timeless and will remain as examples of enormous creativity by some of the finest artists ever born. Those are exactly the types of buildings that you will witness in the list that we have created for you today.
#10 – Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan
Otherwise known as Paro Taktsang, this structure is a very popular sacred Buddhist site, located in the upper Paro...
The lead architect behind the ground-breaking plans for Exeter’s new Deaf Academy revealed the Design Team’s inspiration at an event at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum on Wednesday 6 March.
Professor Alex de Rijke, founding director of dRMM and Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, explained how the award-winning architects use natural light, colour and space in their projects. He discussed how this has influenced the development of an innovative design for the Deaf Academy aimed at those who communicate visually through sign language.