New study on high-rise accommodation

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » New study on high-rise accommodation previous nextLand & New HomesNew study on high-rise accommodationThe Negotiator6th April 20170510 Views A new academic project will explore whether post-war high-rise public housing in London and Birmingham still has a role to play in providing homes, amid a growing shortage of housing and a trend to replace the architecture of the period.Tim Lewis, a PhD researcher at Birmingham City University, will look into the raft of tower blocks built in urban areas between the 1950s and 1970s and reassess the reasons for their construction, the problems they encountered and their viability as homes today. In Birmingham alone more than 400 tower blocks were constructed, around 200 have since been demolished.Tim said, “High-rise is an iconic form of housing that has divided opinion since its inception and has become a symbol of social housing and the welfare state, whether good or bad it deserves a re-evaluation to inform its continued viability as housing.”high-rise accommodation high-rise accommodation study high-rise housing April 6, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

In Short

first_img== James Hall expands == Small, independent retailers feel they are being squeezed to breaking point by heavy-handed wholesalers in the recession, according to research by online business insurance comparison site simplybusiness.co.uk. Around one-third (31%) of small retailers complained of suffering disproportionately during the recession compared to bigger companies, while 29% complained of receiving poorer-quality stock from suppliers. Nearly 60% said suppliers were hitting them with tougher payment terms. Yorkshire cake company Lottie Shaw’s has won a contract to supply three National Trust shops and newly opened Harrogate food hall Fodder with its Yorkshire parkin after taking part in a Dragons’ Den-style event at the Harrogate Speciality Food Fair. The company had just 10 minutes to pitch its product to food and drink buyers in front of a live audience. Waitrose has launched Lardy Cakes and Saffron Buns, made by Salisbury-based Nicholas & Harris, to meet demand for more traditional teatime treats. “’Teatime’ does seem to be back. We’re seeing good growth in traditional areas such as crumpets, muffins and scones as well as sticky lines such as Belgian buns, yum yums and iced finger buns,” said bakery buyer Jo Skelton. == Lottie beats Dragons ==center_img Spar wholesaler James Hall & Co has bought the former Ashberry Sandwiches factory in Blackpool to supply Spar stores in the north of England. The factory will produce the retailer’s own-brand sandwich range, plus a new line under The Great Northern Sandwich Company brand. == Waitrose adds buns == == Research points to small retailer squeeze ==last_img read more

Jamaicans to be Trained for Logistics Hub

first_imgThe Government is working to ensure that there is a pool of skilled local workers available to operate in the Global Logistics Hub, when it is developed. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said that the process has already begun to secure this cohort, with a significant training initiative to begin soon.“We are about to sign a co-operation agreement with Panama and we’re going to discuss a similar arrangement with Dubai in which we propose to send some people …to begin that training exercise so that when we come on stream, hopefully on a phased basis, we will have more and more of our people trained and prepared and ready to participate,” he said.Minister Hylton was addressing a Trade and Global Logistics Hub Luncheon Forum hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica on Wednesday, April 17, at the Spanish Court Hotel.The Government’s Global Logistics Hub initiative is aimed at taking advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.The Minister further informed that the old Machado building at South Camp Road is being converted to facilitate all local logistics training, adding that the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is also being expanded “to respond to this (need)”.“In the final analysis, where the critical skills would come from to ‘jump start’ the process, we’re prepared to embrace that, because…a number of our people (would be) trained so that in the medium to longer-term, they would be running these operations… and that includes our Diaspora, who have signaled their willingness (to offer their services),” he said.In developing the hub, which will position the country as the world’s fourth node in the global supply and logistics chain, the Government is now moving ahead to prepare the workforce, build out the necessary infrastructure, and put in place the legislative arrangements.The key elements of the Government’s global logistics hub initiative are: development of the Caymanas Economic Zone; dredging of the Kingston Harbour; expanding the port facility at Fort Augusta and Gordon Cay; establishing a Dry Dock facility at Jackson Bay, Clarendon; establishing a transshipment commodity port facility near Yallahs, St. Thomas; and developing an air cargo and passenger facility at Vernamfield, in Clarendon.The initiative was unveiled last year and is one of the planks on which the Government intends to grow the Jamaican economy.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Delta introduces worlds first allsuite business class

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> ATLANTA — Lay back, relax and enjoy the flight in the comfort, privacy and exclusivity of your own suite. Delta Air Lines is redefining international business class travel with the introduction of the Delta One suite, the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite.Designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy, the Delta One suite offers each customer a private space accessed by a sliding door with thoughtfully designed personal stowage areas, an advanced in-flight entertainment system and premium trim and finishes to create an unparalleled business class experience with a comfortable, residential feel.In addition to full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access, which the airline introduced eight years ago, the Delta One suite features:A full-height door at every suiteSliding privacy dividers between center suitesIn-suite, customizable ambient lightingDedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptopsContemporary design featuring premium trim and finishesMemory foam-enhanced comfort cushionAn 18-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment monitor, the largest among U.S. carriersA universal power outlet and high-powered USB port at every seatMore news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the team“Delta constantly listens to customers and responds with products that deliver what they want. After setting the standard with the introduction of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in 2008, Delta is again elevating the international business class experience,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Added comfort and privacy are important to business travelers, and that drove the design of the all-new Delta One suite.”Delta completed installation of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all of its widebody aircraft operating long-haul international flights in 2014. Delta One service includes the features Delta customers have grown to expect, such as chef-curated meals, wine pairings by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-canceling headsets, TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s Since 1851 premium skincare, and in-flight loungewear on select flights.Following the A350 debut, the Delta One suite will progressively roll out on Delta’s Boeing 777 fleet. Delta will be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the A350, which will primarily serve routes between the U.S. and Asia.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Travelweek Group last_img read more