Across Britain, once-glorious lidos now lie neglected or abandoned. But all is not lost. As we edge ever-deeper into the 21st century, community groups and local enthusiasts are starting to revive these once-great institutions.
Bell Phillips Architects recently completed Gasholder Park, a circular green enclosed inside the skeleton of a historic gasholder. Built as part of the King’s Cross redevelopment, the adaptive reuse project is a “beautiful juxtaposition of old and new.”
THE largest architectural salvage fair in the UK will take place at Fawley Hill on Saturday and Sunday.
Exhibitors from all over the UK and Europe will be at Salvo Fair 2015, selling their wares at the home of Sir William and Lady McAlpine.
There will be a wide range of architectural antiques, reclaimed building materials, garden antiques, decorative antiques and retro, vintage, industrial and upcycled items.
Above: Construction waste is segregated and stockpiled for re-use on other sites
Current figures show that the UK recycles more of its construction and demolition (C&D) waste than most other EU countries. Some projects have recorded landfill diversion rates of more than 90% while the overall average rate in 2012 was a respectable 66.4%. That average rate is predicted to increase to 75.5% by 2020. An optimistic estimate, maybe, but still in line with the Waste Framework Directive which set a 2020 recycling rate target of 70% (by weight) for re-use, recycling and other recovery of C&D waste.
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