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Bromley Hall
Bromley Hall is a unique monastic survival in the heavily-industrialised landscape of East London.
Student resources

Just started back at Uni and already confused? We have nearly 4,000 free articles to help you get going again.

Fire standards

BRE Information paper assesses the increasing range of fire safety codes, standards and approvals.

Performance specification

An introduction to the purpose, pros and cons of performance specifications.
Office Center 1000

The ‘Banknote Building’ is a 10 storey office in the form of a 1,000 LTL banknote.

Flood resilient house

BRE to build a demonstration house that reduces the impact of flooding and improves recovery times.
Project plans
Taken on a new project but don't know where to start? Why not follow one of our detailed, free-to-use project plans?

Around the web

BBC, 3 October

Sajid Javid attacks 'nimbyism' as he calls for 1 million new homes.

GCR, 3 October

US architect floats plan to house MPs on a raft in the Thames.

Construction Manager, 3 October

Sustainable grass could de-carbonise the industry.

Gov.uk, 2 October

Government announces the end of the European Communities Act.

The Construction Index, 3 October

Tidal Lagoon Power to build £22m turbine factory.

Construction Enquirer, 3 October

Government unveils £5bn boost to speed up house building.

Construction Manager, 29 October

Changes to the JCT design and build contract explained.

IHBC, 29 September

The Welsh government publishes a five-year plan, including ambitious housing targets.

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