BCO 2011: `Broadgate cannot be static’

first_imgBroadgate’s original developer Sir Stuart Lipton has called for the estate to be preserved, meaning a large new headquarters for UBS planned by its current owners British Land and Blackstone could not be built.However, Burgess told the BCO Conference:“In the 1980s Broadgate was the perfect reaction to the market. It was the purest example of a development responding to occupiers’ needs. But now it needs to continue to do so. Broadgate cannot remain static.”The 20th Century Society as well as Lipton have called for Broadgate to be preserved, and a recommendation from English Heritage on its listing or otherwise is expected to land on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s desk any day.Burgess’s comments were endorsed by Almacantar chief executive Mike Hussey, who chaired the BCO session, ‘Breakfast with the Developers/Investors’.He said, of the Make-designed UBS, ‘green engine block’:“Once in a while it’s good to have a different building. This is progress.The development community was bad at providing for occupiers in the 1980s – the institutions dictated design. Development should now be led by occupiers – this is a classic case.”The panel, also including Helical Bar director Gerald Kaye and Hines project director Mark Swetman, also used the session to back the City of London Corporation’s stance on rights of light.Last Friday, Property Week revealed that the Corporation is taking an interest in Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group’s ‘Walkie-Talkie’ at 20 Fenchurch Street to prevent rights of light demands having an effect.last_img read more

Global Lyme Alliance

first_imgThe Global Lyme Alliance held its New York City Gala at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan on October 11. Funds raised will benefit GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Ramona Singer and Erin Walker were honored at the gala. NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan attend the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Lori Stokes attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Yolanda Hadid speaks onstage during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Tinsley Mortimer, Yolanda Hadid, and Dorinda Medley attend the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Larry Scott attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: A view of the table settings during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Sutton Foster and Erin Walker attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Larry Scott and Luann de Lesseps attend the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Larry Scott, Ramona Singer and Rob Kobre attend the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Jacqueline Sposito attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Larry Scott and Yolanda Hadid attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Lew Leone, Christopher Corrinet, Peter Norle, Jarrod Nadel, Debbie Sicilliano, : Lorie Nadel; Jarrod Nadel; Charles Balducci; and Rob Kobre attends the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) Share NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian attend the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: The Big Apple Circus performs onstage during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: An interior view of the venue during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: A view of the audience during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 11: Sutton Foster performs onstage during the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance)last_img read more

Forecasts point to a tough and risky road ahead for construction

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Five lessons from building NHS Louisa Jordan

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Wärtsilä partners with Norsepower

first_img“The industry is transforming and we intend to be at the forefront of this change,” said Stefan Wiik, vice president, asset management services at Wärtsilä. “We are now embarking on an exciting journey together, supporting and promoting sustainable technologies for a cleaner future.”Norsepower’s chief strategy officer Jukka Kuuskoski added that the demand for the company’s rotor sails is rising. Since being launched in 2014, Norsepower rotor sails have been installed on three vessels. A fourth installation is already planned for 2020.www.wartsila.com www.norsepower.comlast_img

Wider pool of barristers no threat

first_imgIn focusing on perceived competition between the two branches of the profession (‘”Baby barrister” threat to solicitors’), what Catherine Baksi overlooks are the opportunities for co-operation between barristers and solicitors created by the Public Access Scheme. The bar’s code of conduct requires barristers instructed on a public access basis to constantly assess whether the case requires the involvement of a solicitor. If the need arises, barristers will recommend appropriate law firms. Furthermore, the scheme does not extend rights to conduct litigation to the bar. The litigator’s role is preserved, and there may be a need for a solicitor to provide finite pieces of work, such as collecting evidence or preparing witness statements. Widening the pool of barristers who can undertake public access work does not threaten solicitors, but creates more competition and increases consumer choice. It is misguided of the Law Society to suggest that entrants to the profession lack the level of maturity and expertise required to deal directly with clients. Let us not forget that it is the ‘baby’ barrister who undertakes vital, low-level criminal, family, civil and other work often without meeting their instructing solicitor. Experience of this independent working begins in pupillage. The quality of the bar’s advocacy and advisory services will not be compromised by the proposed rule change because barristers with less than three years’ experience will remain supervised by a qualified person, unlike solicitors on completion of their training contract. Should the Legal Services Board approve the Bar Standard Board’s application for a rule change, the junior bar will not be ‘let loose’, but will be properly trained and subject to rules which prevent any real or perceived risk to the public. Susan Jacklin QC, Ross Burrows, Access to the Bar Committee, Bar Council of England and Waleslast_img read more

SNCB Logistics launches Swiss Xpress

first_imgEUROPE: Belgian national freight operator SNCB Logistics has launched a fast single wagonload service between Antwerpen and Basel, which has reduced the transit time from seven to four and a half days. SBB Cargo provides feeder services in Switzerland. The Swiss Xpress trains leave the Belgian port on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and depart from Basel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with fixed timetables and a limited number of stops and shunting moves.‘Speed and reliability are what our industrial customers need’, according to Sam Bruynseels, Chief Commercial Officer at SNCB Logistics. ‘They want to know exactly when their goods will arrive at their destination. With the Swiss Xpress we offer our clients exactly that: a fast and direct connection for single wagonloads that runs following a clear timetable. Before, during and after the trip, we feed them with real time information. Our customer Imerys has been using the Swiss Xpress since its start in January. Imerys and other clients appreciate that the quality has been impeccable and that we deliver what we promised.’SNCB Logistics CEO Geert Pauwels said the launch of the service was the culmination of a restructuring and efficiency programme which has seen financial results improve for five years in a row. The company reported its first operating profit in 2013 and a ‘significantly higher’ operating profit last year. ‘This has allowed us to shift our focus from transformation towards our customers, the market and product development’, said Pauwels. ‘Swiss Xpress is a first launch of a better, faster and smarter service offering. There is more to come in the following months.’last_img read more

Jamaican designer presents collection during New York Fashion Week

first_imgDesigner channeled the Jamaican immigrant experience during presentationAs New York Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2016 came to a close on February 18, designer Glenroy March presented his latest collection La Vie du Noir (of House of D’Marsh) at the Soho District location of the high-end European mattress maker, Coco Mat.The Fall 2016 runway show, which coincided with the celebration of Black History Month saw the Jamaican-born designer drawing inspiration on the immigrant experience.March’s season’s collection was inspired by the story of a black stylish couple from the fashion capital of Paris who emigrated to New York City and the challenges of race and color they face in adjusting given their strong sense of style and fashion.As has become customary for the designer, each show has an unusual or unexpected opening. And this year was no different as this season opened with a talented dance trio comprised of two males and one female from the Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York.Before a large-sized crowd, the Fall 2016 collection opened with the campaign dress which set the mood for the show which saw the designer using black as the basis of his collection complimented by a remarkable fabric which he took back from a recent Paris trip, a mix of white, aqua and gold that contrasted well with the collection.The Fall 2016 collection, designed for both women and men, comprised a number of cocktail dresses, a signature evening gown and men’s casual elegant wear.last_img read more

Canefield /Massacre Primary School & fishermen collaborate

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimary Canefield /Massacre Primary School & fishermen collaborate by: – September 17, 2014 196 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Photo compliments: Fisheries DivisionAn initiative geared towards fostering greater partnership between the Canefield /Massacre Primary School and the fishermen of Massacre has been established with the endorsement and support of the Fisheries Division. The goal of this initiative is to strengthen the organisation of Massacre fishers and build a partnership by association between the school and the fishers while creating greater awareness of the importance of healthy eating through the Eat Fish in School Program. The sustenance of fishing livelihoods through the increased consumption of locally caught fish will be realized. To this end the Massacre Primary school has secured the sum of EC Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) worth of materials/equipment that will be used to construct two Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) for the fishermen of Massacre. The school will also assist the fishers in the building of a sustainable financing mechanism that will allow for the continued maintenance and replacement of lost FADs through their collective effort. The school’s kids feeding program will benefit from the fishers support of its Eat Fish in School Program.The official signing of the partnership agreement and handing over ceremony of the FADs was held at the grounds of the Canefield /Massacre Primary School on Monday, September 15, 2014.Photograph compliments: The Fisheries Division: – / 7center_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more