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Architectural bulletin - January 2020

Published: Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Latest version of ReQuestaPlan now available, Could you inspire the next generation of architects? Wooden football stadium receives green light.


After gathering extensive feedback from users, TerraQuest have recently announced the launch of the latest version of their online plan creation tool, ReQuestaPlan.

ReQuestaPlan allows users to create and download Ordnance Survey location and site plans to support their online planning application.

Improvements have been made over recent months; additional features and enhancements to existing elements were made following responses and suggestions from users. These new features include:

For location plans:

  • The ability to make minor changes and re-download a previously brought plan
  • A new DWG format map size at 1:100 for just £14:00, excluding VAT
  • An A3 plan option for 1:1250 scale map.

For site/block plans:

  • The ability to add arrows, electric charging points and hatch pattern to shapes
  • A new colour palette option for shapes
  • The ability to rotate shapes and features directly on the map.

Please note: If you are using ReQuestaPlan and the new features are not visible then please clear your cache to refresh the view.

We welcome your feedback so please get in touch with any suggestions or comments you have on the changes. We can also arrange demonstrations, so you get the best out of the solution. Please use the following contacts to get in touch with the ReQuestaPlan team.
 
Sales
Email: jonathan.fincher@terraquest.co.uk
Tel: 07545 937798 

Helpdesk
Email: support@requestaplan.co.uk
Tel: 0333 323 4589

Account Management
Email: professional.requestaplan@terraquest.co.uk


Connect with your local community and help local young people become the next generation of architects, project managers, architectural technicians or quantity surveyors.

LABC has partnered up with charity Construction Youth Trust to encourage local young people into all aspects of the construction sector.

Meaningful employer encounters at an early stage significantly increases a young person’s future career prospects and reduce unemployment. With this in mind we’ve launched the #BuildingAspirations campaign to our followers to help companies like yours create work experience, mentoring or speaking opportunities to encourage local young people into our industry. 

Our aim is to facilitate 5,000 meaningful employer encounters between industry volunteers and young people from diverse backgrounds. Through the #BuildingAspirations campaign, we will share our progress and success stories throughout the year. 

Join companies such as MACE, Kier and Hillingdon council in helping the young people from your local community get a taste for design, construction, project management or procurement.

Contributing to this great cause is easy:

If you’d like to talk more about how you can help young people in your local community then contact Charlotte Higgins on 0207 467 9540 or email charlotte.higgins@constructionyouth.org.uk.


Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won permission for the world's first timber football stadium in Gloucestershire.

Forest Green Rovers Football Club's 5,000 capacity wooden stadium was approved by Stroud District Council's planning committee in December 2019. The same committee had initially refused the plans back in June 2019, citing noise, traffic and impact on the environment. The proposals were subsequently revised.

Changes include swapping one grass pitch to an all-weather pitch with access to local clubs, a revised landscaping strategy, increased matchday transport and clarifications regarding noise.

The application also includes landscaped parking and two pitches, one a 4G playing surface with access for the local community.

Club chairman Dale Vince said: "It is still going to take several years. I think it is going to take us a year of detailed design work. This is an outline planning application. The best case is three years if we started tomorrow."

Forest Green Rovers is sponsored by green energy provider Ecotricity and has made a commitment to environmentalism. Last month, the club even announced that it would switch its players to bamboo shin pads to reduce its reliance on plastic.

This article was first published by CIAT.