Art of restoration: The Mackintosh Building

Timber-lined ventilation ducts helped spread the fire that destroyed large parts of Glasgow’s Mackintosh Building – but those very same ducts have been given a key role in the building services of the refurbished landmark, says Andy Pearson

The new Design Museum – engineering by stealth

The minimalist architecture of the Design Museum’s new London home meant its building services had to be silent and hidden from view. Andy Pearson explains how ChapmanBDSP overcame the challenges

Safe harbour – the Chatham Historic Dockyard restoration

For 200 years the historic HMS Namur lay forgotten under a wheelwrights’ shop at The Chatham Historic Dockyard. Now it’s the star of an exhibition on the age of sail in a Grade I restoration. Alex Smith reports

Out of reach – South Bank Tower retrofit

A vibrant mixed-use tower has emerged from a dreary 1970s London office block after engineers worked out how to accommodate a multitude of building services into its concrete structure. Andy Pearson reports

High-flying eagle – the value of a detailed EPC assessment​ ​at Eagle Tower

The owner of Eagle Tower in Cheltenham was braced for an expensive retrofit to meet new standards, but a dynamic model of the iconic building revealed a better performance than expected. Matthew Edis, of Sustainable Construction Services, explains the value of a detailed Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessment