Archive for January, 2013

One Hundred and Fifty

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Although the bane of many a Londoner's life, this week marks 150 years of the world's first underground system. Known affectionately as the Tube. Marked with pomp and ceremony, celebrations have been lavish. A steam locomotive running the first route between Paddington and Farringdon was booked up sometime ago. In attendance ...

Building in Green

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Pre-recession there was a major push for increased energy efficiency. This has widely taken effect in the commercial building sector and has been so successful in the transport space that HM Government now has to review road tax, in light of an increase in lower taxed less pollutant vehicles. The private ...

Beside the Seaside

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

The Guggenheim Bilbao, Baltic Gateshead and now the Jerwood Hastings. All art related and all re-development oriented. The last few decades have seen a wave of socially deprived areas pollinated by arts projects. The premise being, an arts venue will drive tourism, local publicity and neighbourhood spend. The £4 million Jerwood ...