Mencap Carols by Candlelight The English Baroque Choir

On Thursday the 1 December Mencap hosted the Carols by Candlelight concert at The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield supported by CSC and fixnetix.  The English Baroque Choir performance matched the beautiful visual and acoustic surroundings.  Donations to Mencap may be made HERE.



Open City – Accelerate into University

Accelerate into University is an education and mentoring programme run by Open City in partnership with UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture, and supported by The Drapers’ Company

Accelerate is aimed at increasing diversity within the architecture profession. More information can be found HERE.

The skills development workshop at the Barbican required the 32 students to sketch and photograph corners before returning to The Bartlett to create quick paper models of their earlier sketches, with undergraduate students

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The Royal Parks Half Marathon 2016

One of the ways Mencap raises money is through sponsorship of runners in the London Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon.  Below are images of Mencap runners in this years race.  Mencap has guaranteed places in the 2017 London Marathon so why not register your interest TODAY

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GreenSky Thinking 2016

The Green Sky Thinking week 2016 featured many events focussing on how we best use energy in a sustainable manner.

I covered four events. The first was at Verde, London SW1 where Brookfield are in the process of converting an office block and reducing the buildings carbon footprint by up to fifty percent.

At the Kings Yard, London, E15 Engie provide heat and hot water to the buildings and apartments of the Olympic Village and other properties around The Queen Elizabeth ll Olympic Park.

In London’s Newman Street Derwent and Buro Happold’s presentation detailed how energy management can support both landlords and tenants.

Any finally to 20 Fenchurch Street, the building known as The Walkie Talkie and the Hilson Moran presentation.,-London,-UK/

It was a brilliantly clear morning and I was looking forward to the post presentation coffee and pastries to capture some candid shots of the guests. However, we had been at the very top level for a short while when the fire alarm rang out. No, it wasn’t a fire drill but apparently the real thing. So thirty-five stories later we were all back on the ground having missed out on some great shots and breakfast.

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