Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
This month we take a look at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards; we get up to date with the latest developments from the itsu brand; and we find out all about the ongoing works with Manx Electric Railway.
LABC, is a membership organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales. The not-for-profit organisation promotes public sector expertise through a variety of training courses and most recently has celebrated through its Building Excellence Awards. The awards recognise not just buildings but celebrate their design, as well as the construction teams that have tackled technical issues, difficult sites and found innovative and creative solutions. In this issue, as part of our LABC coverage, we take a closer look at property developer Hereward Homes, N F Coverdale and Bakers of Danbury.
Meanwhile, presenting fresh, flavoursome and healthy dishes itsu is an innovative and growing brand which is currently taking London by storm. To date, itsu has 45 shops in London; a shop on Oxford’s Cornmarket Street; two flagship restaurants – itsu Chelsea and itsu Notting Hill – and continues to open new stores each year. The itsu menu showcases Asian inspired flavours, is high in nutrients and low in calories and saturated fat. Via its vast portfolio of stores, itsu is able to present an intriguing menu which has been designed to offer customers the best meals possible.
And finally, built between 1893 and 1899, Manx Electric Railway is one of the Isle of Man’s traditional railways, connecting the towns of Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey. To this day, the railways operate using the majority of their original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock, and as maintains a continuing programme of repair and improvement works designed to ensure a continued service.
Keen to find out all about Manx Electric Railway, this month we catch up with Peter Maddocks, the Chief Engineer for Public Transport at the Isle of Man’s Department of Infrastructure, to learn all about the island’s unique service.
With all this and more, join us as we delve into the impressive projects that continue to shape our landscape.