Rising to the challenge at John Radcliffe Hospital
MTX delivered Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s new Oxford Critical Care unit (OCC) at the city’s John Radcliffe Hospital using MMC.
The building was originally envisaged as three storeys, but the Trust quickly realised that it needed to be taller, and we worked closely with them to ensure the building met their new requirements.
Sensory Spaces: An Architect’s Guide to Designing for Children With Autism
It is often said that if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. Whilst this quip might be true, it suggests that the task of designing suitable environments for people with autism is extremely challenging. Improving the accessibility of our entire built environment for people with PDD is ultimately the end goal, but we need to focus primarily on the first environment an individual experiences outside of the home, school.
It’s Earth Day 2022!
The statistics are bleak, we need to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1.5°C to avoid the worst consequences of the biological and ecological crises.
4 Fire Door Regulations You Need to Know
Fire doors are an essential aspect of fire safety for any property. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke in a building for long periods. This ensures escape routes are protected so people can evacuate a building safely and provides more time for firefighters to extinguish a fire.
There are several regulations in the UK associated with fire doors. This article will provide a breakdown of each and what they entail.
World Religion Day 2022
World Religion Day was held on the 16th of January this year, and although Team WPA were unable to meet in person to acknowledge and celebrate, the spirit of the day is embodied within our team.
Fuel Poverty Awareness and Beyond
Last week, on the 3rd of December, it was Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. The statistics behind the day are shocking to say the least.
Black History Month 2021
The theme for this year’s Black History Month is Proud to Be; at WPA we can’t think of a better message to get behind. On a personal level we hope that our colleagues, partners, customers, and suppliers all feel proud of who they are and their heritage – and that they can express it in the inclusive environment we strive for as part of LHC.
Social Value – The People Approach
As we are all aware social value is a wide-ranging topic which has become more prevalent in the public sector since the inception of the Social Value Act (2012). The squeeze on public sector budgets has exacerbated the need for social value to help generate the desired value for money outcomes.
Unlocking the value of MMC for social housing
With the many challenges and pressures facing the housing market today – and in particular those faced by the social housing sector – it’s time for providers to start exploring new solutions.
Take up of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is slower for the social sector than amongst private companies, but mounting and almost overwhelming issues demand that all possible avenues are investigated.