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Greggs Unveils Plans for Major Distribution Centre

Greggs Unveils Plans for Major Distribution Centre

Bakery chain Greggs has announced plans for a new National Distribution Centre at Symmetry Park in Kettering. The planning application details a 311,551 sq ft logistics space on a 25.1-acre plot, part of Greggs’ strategic growth plan that necessitates significant investment in supply chain capacity. Currently operating 2,500 shops, Greggs

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Quantum Group Chooses Zutec for Document Management, Quality Management, Handover Management and Health and Safety

One platform to support build stage progress, excellence and innovation delivery across Quantum homes. Quantum Group, a leading developer in Ireland, has selected Zutec to manage construction project data from a single platform. Zutec leads the way in providing construction and property management software solutions to contractors, housebuilders, developers and

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Design Discovery: The Impact of Custom Wall Art in Interiors

Design Discovery: The Impact of Custom Wall Art in Interiors

In the realm of design, one cannot underestimate the significance of artwork. It possesses the ability to infuse life and character into any space, elevating it from ordinary to extraordinary. While there is an abundance of choices when it comes to selecting art for your walls, custom wall art stands

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How to Choose a Perfect Dressing Table for Your Bedroom

How to Choose a Perfect Dressing Table for Your Bedroom

A dressing table may not be a bedroom essential, but it can make a lot of difference for both practical and aesthetic reasons. It allows you to keep all your hair and makeup products in one place, easily accessible first thing in the morning. In addition, a dressing table can

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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Greggs Unveils Plans for Major Distribution Centre

Greggs Unveils Plans for Major Distribution Centre

Bakery chain Greggs has announced plans for a new National Distribution Centre at Symmetry Park in Kettering. The planning application details a 311,551 sq ft logistics space on a 25.1-acre plot, part of Greggs’ strategic growth plan that necessitates significant investment in supply chain capacity. Currently operating 2,500 shops, Greggs has set its sights on expanding to over 3,000 shops in the UK. The new distribution centre will enhance its ability to supply ambient and chilled products directly to its growing network of outlets. Tritax Symmetry is also seeking planning permission for an additional 100,000 sq ft, allowing Greggs to further expand the site. This building will form a key part of Symmetry Park, which spans 136 acres and has outline planning permission for a total of 2,310,000 sq ft of logistics floor space. Subject to planning approval, Greggs expects the new centre to be operational in the first half of 2027. Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Quantum Group Chooses Zutec for Document Management, Quality Management, Handover Management and Health and Safety

One platform to support build stage progress, excellence and innovation delivery across Quantum homes. Quantum Group, a leading developer in Ireland, has selected Zutec to manage construction project data from a single platform. Zutec leads the way in providing construction and property management software solutions to contractors, housebuilders, developers and asset owners across the UK and Ireland, and will roll out document, quality, handover and health and safety management solutions to support Quantum in delivering safer, higher standard homes and properties. Patrick Shaughnessy, Construction Director at Quantum Group, commented: “At Quantum, we place a huge emphasis on build quality and excellence, and are proud to lead the way in bringing in specialist and innovative techniques to support our drive to be more effective, efficient, productive, and sustainable. “In a market where quality cannot be overlooked, we required a platform to differentiate ourselves from others and create a framework for quality-driven processes. With innovation at its core, Zutec fitted the bill in terms of an easy-to-use platform that provides solutions, features and functionality that gives us more control over how we manage documents and information related to construction and quality for all our projects – all from one place. This will help us better manage site teams, site progress, suppliers, and sub-contractors, and ultimately raise the standards of the quality and innovation across our developments.” By digitising building information and construction documents, Quantum will use Zutec’s Document Management for planning, design, tenders, procurement, and plot tracking, including the ability to approve drawings for future developments and resolve issues on site as they arise. With project information in one place, Quantum can eliminate inefficient and costly data sprawl, but also save time and costs by having clear visibility of information that enables better understanding of projects and drives more informed decisions that bring projects to completion faster. A suite of integrated Quality Assurance and Health & Safety forms, checklists and inspections will all be delivered to Quantum by Zutec to ensure data is digitised and can be easily collected in a consistent way and housing and apartments are built to the company’s high standards. This will include the ability to upload photos to evidence work done and a snagging register so data can be reviewed, and problems resolved ahead of handover. Data related to safety inspections can be captured on-site in real-time then easily shared with teams to provide safety visibility and mitigate risk.  Zutec’s Handover Management means Quantum can effectively manage projects to completion by bringing together O&M (Operations & Maintenance) Manuals, Fire Evacuation Files (FEF) and Health and Safety Files (H&S) in one place to meet asset owner and regulatory obligations. All data can be captured in the field by site teams and subcontractors using the Zutec Field app from any device with or without a Wi-Fi connection. Information is then synced in the Zutec cloud, when a device is online, and uploaded into the Zutec dashboard for reporting and analytics, but also for easy information, site progress and compliance. “As developers and housebuilders look to digitise more construction and quality processes, our aim is to support them with the best solutions that help drive structure and standardisation in data and documentation across their business. Before now, Quantum didn’t have a digital system in place to manage information during the construction stages and relied on manual and paper-based processes. With Zutec they can have all their information in the cloud and workflows in place to ensure the right people have the right information at the right time, empowering teams to deliver builds more efficiently and to higher-quality standards, while giving site managers complete control and confidence over works completed. One solution for everything,” said James Cannon, Chief Revenue Officer at Zutec. To find out more about how Zutec is helping customers deliver quality work the first time around, please visit www.zutec.com. Alternatively, book a demo and experience solutions for yourself: https://zutec.com/book-a-demo Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Design Discovery: The Impact of Custom Wall Art in Interiors

Design Discovery: The Impact of Custom Wall Art in Interiors

In the realm of design, one cannot underestimate the significance of artwork. It possesses the ability to infuse life and character into any space, elevating it from ordinary to extraordinary. While there is an abundance of choices when it comes to selecting art for your walls, custom wall art stands out as a design option that leaves an impression. In this post, we will delve into the impact of wall art on interiors, exploring its advantages and why numerous designers and homeowners are gravitating towards specially tailored artwork. Uniqueness Tailored to You One of the benefits of print on demand wall art lies in its ability to provide personalization. When you opt for a piece specifically created for your space, you are curating an atmosphere that reflects your taste and style. By collaborating with an artist or designer to craft artwork, you have control over aspects such as color palettes, themes, and even specific elements you desire to incorporate. Moreover, personalized artwork not only serves as an expression of your personality but also offers a sense of exclusivity. Custom wall art has become increasingly popular in both homes and commercial spaces. While generic prints are common, opting for custom pieces allows you to showcase your vision and stand out from the crowd. Enhancing the Aesthetics The impact of custom artwork on aesthetics is undeniable. Instead of settling for mass-produced pieces, tailored artwork can elevate the appeal of any interior. Whether it’s adding colors to bring energy or creating an atmosphere with muted tones, customized art can perfectly complement existing decor or become the focal point that ties everything together. Furthermore, artists who create bespoke artwork consider factors like scale and composition to ensure their work seamlessly fits within a given space. This results in an integration between the art and its surroundings, effectively enhancing aesthetics. Creating Conversation Starters One of the advantages of having custom artwork on your walls is that it creates conversation starters. Intriguing compositions, thought-provoking messages, or creative use of materials can engage viewers. Just picture guests walking into your home or clients entering your office being greeted by bespoke artwork—it immediately sparks their curiosity and opens up opportunities for meaningful dialogue. Moreover, when you have the ability to share the story behind the creation of artwork you can bring an added layer of depth and intrigue to your living space. Supporting Local Artists Choosing custom wall art is not about personalization and aesthetics but about supporting local artists. By collaborating with artists in your community or independent creatives, you contribute to their growth and sustainability as craftsmen. Custom commissions not only provide artists with an avenue for expression but also offer them valuable exposure. This mutual support fosters relationships between designers, homeowners, and artists—a fusion of creativity within the local community. Maximizing Versatility: Custom Wall Art in Design Styles Custom wall art possesses the versatility to adapt flawlessly to diverse design styles. Whether your space embodies minimalism, classic elegance, or eclectic uniqueness, tailor-made artwork can seamlessly integrate into any aesthetic. In spaces characterized by lines and a focus on simplicity, custom wall art can serve as a striking focal point. The utilization of geometric designs in colors adds visual interest and injects personality into minimalist interiors. For those who appreciate timeless sophistication, custom wall art offers the opportunity to create a sense of elegance. When it comes to design, incorporating wall art that reflects motifs and techniques can add a touch of elegance. By using details and rich textures, it complements furniture and fabrics, creating captivating spaces that leave a lasting impression. In conclusion, wall art holds importance in design. Customized wall art takes this concept to another level by offering personalization options. It enhances aesthetics, sparks conversations, and supports artists. These unique benefits make custom artwork a worthwhile investment for anyone seeking to add character and exclusivity to their homes or commercial spaces. So why settle for the ordinary when you can embrace the impact of customized wall art in your interiors today?

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How to Choose a Perfect Dressing Table for Your Bedroom

How to Choose a Perfect Dressing Table for Your Bedroom

A dressing table may not be a bedroom essential, but it can make a lot of difference for both practical and aesthetic reasons. It allows you to keep all your hair and makeup products in one place, easily accessible first thing in the morning. In addition, a dressing table can complement the room’s overall design and fill up space if you feel that your room is too empty. But now you may be wondering how to choose a dressing table that will perfectly suit your needs and your bedroom. With so many available options, narrowing it down to just one furniture piece will not be easy. That is why we have prepared the following four tips to help you! 1. Decide What Features Your Dressing Table Needs Aside from their original purpose, dressing tables frequently double as writing desks and storage units. So, the first thing to consider when getting one is how it would be used and whether it would need any additional features to fulfill that purpose. For example, if you plan to use your dressing table as an additional storage unit for makeup, hair products, or jewelry, you will need to buy a piece with drawers and little compartments. That way, you will be able to organize everything properly and keep your items in order as you get ready. However, keep in mind that this kind of dressing table will likely only fit in spacier bedrooms. If you are limited in space, a dressing table that doubles as a writing desk might be a good solution. Such a table would need a larger surface area and a comfortable chair or a stool for you to sit in. Luckily, the cheap dressing tables selection tends to be rather large, so you should not have trouble finding a perfect piece. 2. Pick a Style That Suits Your Room Once you decide on your dressing table’s functionality, it is time to consider its design and the specific style you are going for. The interior design of your bedroom will play a significant role in this, as the dressing table should complement it and naturally fit in with its surroundings. To help you pick the perfect dressing table design for your bedroom, we will introduce you to some basics. For instance, you can look for: Aside from these three basic styles, there are many others to choose from; for instance, art deco, transitional, new traditional, eclectic, and more. Ultimately, you need to do your own research and find out what suits your tastes. 3. Choose Between an Oak or a Painted Table Do you want your dressing table to retain that natural, wooden feel, or would you rather have it add a dash of color to your bedroom? That will largely depend on the room’s overall design and the style you are going for. There are no specific rules for choosing the right finish, but home improvement experts give the following advice: As you can see, a painted finish is more versatile than wood, but oak comes with its own advantages. Usually, an oak finish is long-lasting and durable, ensuring continuous quality for years. In addition, certain styles, such as traditional or classic, do not work as well with painted finishes as they do with oak. 4. Consider Where to Put the Dressing Table Before ngpurchasing a dressing table, consider the space in your bedroom and how your dressing table will fit in. That does not mean only buying a smaller dressing table if you do not have a lot of room and vice versa. Instead, think about the precise position of the dressing table and the general arrangement of furniture in your bedroom. For example, dressing tables are spots where you will do your hair and makeup, so it is important to take light sources into account. If possible, place your table near a window to soak up as much of that natural light as possible! Another thing to consider is sockets, as you will most likely want to plug in your hairdryers and straighteners or even just your phone charger. Plus, putting a dressing table near sockets allows you to easily add another lamp in case your existing light sources are not sufficient. Finally, the kind of mirror you will use with your dressing table plays a large role in its placement. For instance, if you opt for a hanging mirror, you will need to put the table against a wall to accommodate it. But if the dressing table comes with a built-in mirror, that will not be as much of a concern. In Conclusion Ultimately, all interior designers’ rules and advice should serve only as guidance when choosing a perfect dressing table for your bedroom. What matters the most is that you are satisfied with your choice, even if it doesn’t necessarily fit the ideal from home improvement catalogs. Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals 

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