The latest issue of Concrete Quarterly is Winter 2021

This issue features:

Casting Off

  • Leader - Elaine Toogood, head of architecture at The Concrete Centre discusses how buildings need to endure both in form and in usefulness.
  • Innovation - Scientists in Sweden have developed the world’s first rechargeable cement-based battery.
  • Lasting Impression - A Madrid school offers a reminder of how materials and buildings shape us from an early age.
  • Origin Story - Alastair Hall brings a sense of arrival to the end of the line in West Belfast.
  • From the Archive - Summer 1974: The Concrete Romantic.


  • Inverness Justice Centre - Reiach and Hall’s Inverness Justice Centre combines the honesty of an exposed in-situ structure with the civic dignity of a glistening precast colonnade.
  • Cardiff Centre for Student Life - FCB Studios’ support services hub for Cardiff University mixes advanced concrete design with classically inspired features.
  • Apex Gardens - John McAslan + Partners’ landmark residential tower in north London takes ultra-high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete cladding to new heights.
  • Bragg Building - At Leeds University, ADP has used a ‘kit of parts’ of 1,750 structural components to create one of the UK’s most high-tech, and sustainable, labs. 


  • Fire performance - assessing concrete structures for reuse.
  • LCA study - An independently assessed life cycle analysis compared two apartment blocks – one with a concrete structure, one made of cross-laminated timber, but otherwise virtually identical. We pick out five key findings.

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