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DESIGN & BUILD The UK’s Constr uction Magazine

SPRING 2011

Marischal College

£68 Million Pound Project

Manchester BSF

Abraham Moss High School

Southlands High School £2.7 Million Pound Science Block

Royal Museum Project Storage Conversion


Contents Booths Supermarket £11 Million Pound Store Coltness High School £25.7 Million Pound Upgrade Commercial Units Raby Road & Brook Street Fazarkely Hospital £34 Million Centre

Welcome to Design & Build

Gateway Project £48 Million University Project Kirhill Regeneration £1.1 Million Project North Highland College Engineering Facilities Nursing Home - Stocksfield £2.5 Million 44 Bedroom Project Phase 1 - Tulketh Milll £1.5 Million Retail Development Reddish Primary School New School Development Royal Museum Project Storage Space Conversion Student Accommodation £13.2 Million Residenance Tesco - Toxteth Formar Bingo Hall The Metro Centre Retail Units Extension Walthamstow Fire Station Housing More Engines Websters High School £3.4 Million Extension Eden Valley Hospice 2 Storey Extension Halyrude Profile Scottish Council Manchester BSF - Abraham Moss High School £20 Million Pound Project

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Booths Supermarket Client: E H Booth & Co Planning Consultant: Steven Abbott Associates Architects: Damson Design Ltd Design & Build Contractor: Eric Wright BOOTHS and its development partner, Maple Grove, won a 12-year battle to build a new store in Penrith. Work on the site for a new £11 million store, including a restaurant and a separate non-food retail unit, started next September 2010 with the hope of completing the scheme in time for Christmas, 2011. It will be situated in Brunswick Road, opposite the Morrisons, currently being re-built following an extensive fire damage last year. Jim Carter, director of the Eric Wright Group, of which Maple Grove is the development arm, said: “We have wanted to be in Penrith since 1998. We are absolutely delighted that at last we can bring a Booths to the district. “Booths have wanted to trade in Penrith for equally long and have shown persistence despite previous disappointments.” Up to 70 jobs will be created during construction and 50 full-time and 40 part-time jobs will be created when the retail units are completed. Planning permission by Eden District Council was granted unanimously after being recommended for approval by its officers who said: “The proposal is considered to be acceptable within its location and would not, by design or appearance, have a detrimental effect on neighbouring properties or the area in general.... “The development will generally upgrade the local environment both to its benefit and the town in general.” The approved scheme will include landscaping on Brunswick Road. The front will be broken into three elements, with the restaurant above the supermarket projecting beyond the ground floor to provide a covered walkway. The main external surface will be red sandstone panels with three floor-to-ceiling windows let in. The site is currently occupied by vacant buildings known as Rickerby’s and Bowman’s and is on the edge of the town centre. There has been extensive public consultation on the plans with several suggestions of the Penrith Civic Society being adopted.

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A planning report said: “The site provides an opportunity to establish a gateway to the historic core of the town centre as well as providing a bridge between the town centre and the area now largely composed of large shed retailing surrounded by caravan parks and service areas and dissected by busy roads and the railway.”


Coltness High School The second phase of the £25.7 million improvements to upgrade and modernise Coltness High School in Wishaw is well underway. Council Leader, Jim McCabe said: “I firmly believe that the significant investment being made, not just in improving the school and its facilities but also in transforming the aesthetic appearance and regenerating this site will be a benefit to all of the community. “We have an enviable track record of delivering new schools on time and on budget. Our previous school modernisation programme saw 24 new schools built across North Lanarkshire. I’m confident that this one will be every bit as successful.” There are currently 10 campus projects underway across North Lanarkshire, including five secondary schools, five primary schools, three ASN (Additional Support Needs) schools, one nursery centre, two community centres and one cultural centre. The majority of these projects are new builds with some being a mixture of new build and full refurbishment. The improvements at Coltness High School involve three stages. In the first two phases, a new teaching block and new administration and reception wing are being built. In the third phase, construction moves to the northern boundary of the site to strip and reconstruct the existing teaching block. All external facilities will be completed in this phase providing one new full size synthetic all-weather, floodlit, pitch and two seven-aside grass pitches which will be available for community use out of school hours. Graham Construction are carrying out the improvements, which are on target to completed by spring 2012.


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Commercial Units - Raby Road And Brook Street Fundamental to revitalising Neston town centre, the scheme put forward by CTP/Sainsburys was selected following a detailed quality and financial evaluation, and subsequently Caddick Construction successfully tendered the scheme which commenced on site in August 2009 The £8m scheme provided new public space adjacent to the High Street, new and improved pedestrian routes and environments, a new 35,000 sq ft retail store for Sainsburys, 14 apartments for Riverside Housing Association, and additional retail space all of which was constructed over a 56 week contract period Under a Design Build contract Caddick engineered savings and sustainable benefits into the project which included reducing the thickness of the 1m deep ground floor slab to 300mm and securing it with rock anchors, and redesigning the contiguous piling along the perimeters to be a permanent rather than temporary structure. The mechanical and electrical systems were also redesigned to utilise high efficiency boilers obviating the need for photo voltaic panels and the subsequent planning requirements that these would have required. Other sustainable features included rainwater attenuation tanks limiting discharges off site in adverse storm conditions and grey water harvesting, which is used to flush the toilets, together with homes that are constructed to Code 3 standards for sustainable dwellings Because the scheme replaced the original Market Square, this was temporarily re-sited nearby before being re-instated, and consequently deliveries to site were not allowed on Fridays – market day The scheme has gone on to be nominated by Cheshire West & Chester Council for the Northwest Building Excellence Awards 2011, which take place in May at the Reebok Stadium when the finalists will go forward for the National event. With comments from their Manager of Building Control backing up our submission – “I congratulate you in the construction of a building of outstanding quality” - we are cautiously optimistic.

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Fazakerley Hospital Client: Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust Architect: Nightingale Associates Design & Build Contractor: VINCI Construction UK Limited University Hospital Aintree serves a population of around 330,000 residents in the North Liverpool. South Sefton and Kirkby areas. As a large teaching hospital, it provides a wide range of acute and non-acute specialties, and offers specialist services for a population of £1.5 million residents across the North West. The Duke of Westminster has praised work to create “state-of-the-art” facilities at University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool as he officially opened a new £34 million centre. The Duke toured the Elective Care Centre, which houses day surgery theatres, outpatient clinics and an endoscopy centre, on Thursday, 17 February. Creating the Elective Care Centre enabled the transfer of acute services from the former Walton Hospital, which has now closed. The centre includes operating theatre suites, more than 40 consultation rooms, a radiology department and the endoscopy centre. A link bridge connects it to the main hospital, giving swift access to the full range of back up services. The Duke toured the centre and was told by staff how technology was helping them to provide new types of treatment to patients, before officially declaring the centre open at a reception attended by 50 staff and VIP guests. His Grace said: “This is a very impressive health facility, and the work being done here is helping not just residents in Merseyside, but also many from further afield across the North West. Some of the work being done by the clinical teams is simply worldclass, and this is an excellent new base for them.“ James Birrell, Chief Executive of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said: “Our staff are very committed to providing patients with the highest possible standards of quality and safety. The Elective Care Centre, and the technology it uses, gives them the tools to do the job. “It’s no exaggeration to say that some of the services have clinical outcomes for patients which are the best in the world, and some of the research our clinicians are carrying out will help literally millions of people. “Walton Hospital had given many decades of good service to patients, but it was showing its age, and the new Elective Care Centre will help us meet patients’ expectations of a 21st Century hospital.

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Gateway Project INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE: £48M UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT Work is underway on a landmark £48 million University development in Durham City which will sustain 200 construction jobs in the local economy. Contracts have been exchanged between Durham University and its appointed construction partner, Laing O’Rourke. The new development, which is positioned at the edge of the University’s Science Site along Stockton Road, will house a major library extension, a new Law School and a student services building to be known as the Palatine Centre. This is not an expansion of the University, but brings together activities which are currently dispersed across the City into purposebuilt facilities. The scheme was granted planning permission by Durham County Council in December 2009 and is due to be completed by September 2012. The project is a major step forward in the University’s long-term strategy to provide sustainable and world-class facilities in line with its standing as a top five UK university. Its buildings in Durham City and at Stockton form one of the most complex and important university estates in the world. There are 63 Grade I and II listed buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is owned jointly with Durham Cathedral. The design of the scheme was informed by a two-year programme of consultation with students, staff, local residents and regulatory bodies. The new buildings will have first rate environmental credentials, achieving the recognised BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘excellent’ standard. The project will also contribute to the University’s Cultural Strategy with public art incorporated into the landscaping proposals building on the University’s contribution to the visitor economy through its attractions at Durham Castle and Palace Green, the Botanic Garden, Oriental Museum and a vibrant student arts and outreach programme. University Vice-Chancellor and Durham resident, Professor Chris Higgins said: “These new developments are central to Durham University’s estates strategy and will be a catalyst for improvements across the City. Our new Law School will build on our renowned academic strengths in this area. Maintaining a world-class library must be at the heart of any major University, and the Palatine Centre brings together student services which are currently scattered around the City. “The scheme as a whole takes advantage of an under-utilised site to provide a coherent, high-quality new development.” The Stockton Road scheme also releases space elsewhere in the University’s City estate to provide facilities which will benefit residents and visitors to Durham’s historic core.

The University’s Palace Green Library is being redeveloped to include major public exhibition facilities. The redevelopment, which includes the 17th Century Cosin’s Library and the 1960s Pace Library rooms, will provide greater public and scholarly access to the University’s special heritage collections. It will also provide a new public exhibition hall to display precious manuscripts and artefacts, including the recovered Shakespeare First Folio.

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Gateway Project The reconfiguration of University buildings around Palace Green will extend to the Bailey area. Refurbished accommodation will be provided for Durham’s History, Theology, Classics, Philosophy and Music departments. In addition a new £8 million energy-efficient heating system is being installed. The refurbishment of premises at Mountjoy by Miller Construction to house the University’s administrative services, and the enhancement of sports facilities at Maiden Castle are also now underway as part of an ambitious wider estates plan. The new sports complex will house improved indoor facilities, including a rowing tank, and follows the creation last year of a first-class floodlit rubber-crumb pitch, primarily for rugby and lacrosse. In total, the University’s planned works across the estate in the next three years represent an investment in the local economy of more than £55 million. Finance for the development work has been secured from a number of sources including capital grants from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and generous philanthropic donations. Professor Higgins added: “Over the past 150 years our Durham City estate has expanded in a somewhat ad-hoc fashion. This scheme is central to an ambitious development and reconfiguration programme which will transform the University’s estate for the benefit of students, staff, local people and visitors from across the world. “It also reflects the long-term commitment and planning which the University has undertaken to invest in the City and its workforce and the contracts we have now exchanged with our construction partners send a clear declaration that Durham City remains open for business, despite challenging economic circumstances.” Councillor Neil Foster, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic development at Durham County Council said: “The University is a core partner in our development plans for Durham. The investment it is making complements other important developments in the City - from improvements to our transport infrastructure with the Transit 15 Highways Scheme to the ‘Heart of the City’ project to redevelop the Market Place and Vennels. “The jobs which will be created by the University’s investment and the benefits to local people of the reconfiguration of the University’s estate across the City could not have come at a better time. The new facilities which the University and the Cathedral are providing at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in partnership with the County Council, will provide important new facilities for residents and support the development of our visitor economy.” John Osborne, Laing O’Rourke’s Project Manager, said “The project offers a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Durham University, and working in partnership with them, we look forward to delivering a world class facility.”


Kirkhill Industrial Estate Office And Workshop Stewart Milne Construction / Omega Completion Technology project, Dyce, Aberdeen Redevelopment of existing premises at Kirkhill Road / Fortes Road, Dyce. Contract worth: £1.1m Stewart Milne Group was established in 1975 with just 6 employees, today as one of the UK’s largest independent house builders and deliverers of major construction and commercial developments the group employs around 1,000. Stewart Milne Construction part of the group are working together with Omega Completion Technology Ltd a successful and innovative Well Completion, Intervention and manufacturing company. Based in Aberdeen, Omega is also a privately owned business which has been organically grown to focus specifically on the targeted implementation of bespoke oilfield technologies.

The redevelopment will allow Omega Solutions to increase their scope for recruitment required for the company’s continuing growth. Work has recently commenced and scheduled for completion in June 2011. Stewart Milne Construction has worked very closely with the client and Architect to ensure that all requirements will be met with a high quality, cost-effective solution.

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Marischal College - £68 Million Pound Project The A-listed Marischal College, designed by A Marshall Mackenzie and Archibald Simpson, is a structure of national significance and the second largest granite building in the world. The renowned Marshall Mackenzie frontage was completed in 1906 in the heyday of Aberdeen’s granite industry. The building lay vacant and neglected for many years after the University of Aberdeen quit the vast bulk of the premises in the 1990s. The Marischal College site is historically important in Aberdeen, not only as a seat of learning since the 16th century, it was also home to the Franciscan Friary, one of Aberdeen’s major religious houses, from the late 15th century. Archaeologists were on hand during the demolition process to uncover the many secrets that the site holds, including the remains of some Franciscan monks. The Project The scheme involves the demolition of the college interior, which will be replaced by a 21st century office building providing 174,000 sq ft of modern office space on six floors for up to 1,400 staff work stations and a customer services facility. The conversion retains all the granite elevations, provides a high-quality public open space within the quadrangle, and delivers a predominantly open-plan interior of contemporary and sustainable design. The Marischal conversion emerged as the best-value scheme to create a new corporate council HQ after exhaustive studies comparing it with two other competing solutions – a new-build office block on a greenfield site or a root-and-branch refurbishment of the existing St Nicholas House headquarters. Other major advantages include: • • • • •

the preservation of the 100-year-old Marischal College facade; the demolition of the ailing St Nicholas House; the creation of a new civic square and the wide-ranging renewal of the city centre around Broad Street and Upperkirkgate; the continuation of an accessible city centre location for the city council; the retention of council staff in the city centre to support shops and businesses.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, which has almost a century and a half of construction experience, was awarded the £39.7 million building contract by Aberdeen City Council. The firm continues to progress the construction works on time and below budget, with a target completion date on summer 2011 and approximately 170 workers on site at the moment. The total capital expenditure required for the Marischal College is now £68.3 million – well within the original approved budget of £80.4 million. City council leader Councillor Kate Dean said: “We are pleased and proud to have chosen a blue chip company like Sir Robert McAlpine to carry out the reconstruction of Marischal College, which is perhaps the most exciting project in Scotland. The company joined a Marischal Project line-up which comprises a design team of the Holmes Partnership as architects, Arup Scotland as civil and structural engineers, and building services engineers Wallace Whittle. Doig+Smith are the chartered quantity surveyors for the scheme, and Gardiner & Theobald the project managers.

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Marischal College The re-development of Marischal College has seen almost everything removed from the landmark building recycled, helping it to earn an “excellent” BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) score. Ninety-one percent of the 4,242 tonnes of wood (421 tonnes), metal (30 tonnes) and mixed general waste (3,791 tonnes) removed from Aberdeen City Council’s future headquarters has been taken away to be recycled instead of being dumped in a landfill site. The council will store granite and slate which can still be used for use in other buildings. Other stone will be ground down for use in construction, such as road surfaces, while timber will be chipped and used as fuel for eco-friendly biomass boilers. Ove Arup and Partners International Ltd was commissioned to carry out the BREEAM assessment on the building. It achieved an “excellent” score of 72.43%, Categories are: pass 25%+; good 40%+; very good 55%+; and excellent 70%+. Marischal College scored well on the following points: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

management; considerate constructor (commitment to go beyond `best practice ‘ site management principles; glare control; thermal comfort; ventilation; microbial contamination; acoustic performance; CO2 emission reduction; energy-efficient external lighting and reduction of night-time light pollution; public transport accessibility; cyclist facilities; staff travel plan; water consumption reduction measures; A-rated efficient building materials; re-use of existing building; recyclable waste storage facilities; use of insulation materials avoiding substances with impact on global warming; minimising risk to local watercourses.

Councillor John Stewart, who chairs the Marischal College Advisory and Monitoring Board, said: “I’m delighted to see the remarkably high recycling rate and the top ‘green’ rating achieved by the Marischal College redevelopment. Both are a testament to the city council’s commitment to the environment and to creating a building to be proud of. “The city council is leading the way on sustainability and setting an example to other developers of what can be achieved. The new council headquarters within the A-listed facade is going to be a credit to the city, a pleasant and productive place for our staff to work, and a pleasure for citizens to visit.” BREEAM assesses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and allows developers and designers to prove the environmental credentials of their buildings to planners and clients. The programme target is for the new building to open during 2011.


North Highland College Engineering solutions for your business The Engineering Centre is based in Thurso on the North Coast of the Scottish Highlands. The new Centre enables The North Highland College to deliver engineering programmes and modern apprenticeships in partnership with employers in a modern, practical setting which replicates an industrial environment. As a partner of the new University of the Highlands & Islands, we deliver higher education engineering programmes up to BEng (Hons) level and research opportunities. The Centre, a hub of engineering training, provides an opportunity for younger people to acquire the skills that are needed now and in the future to enable them to live and work locally. As a Scottish training provider for the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, NHC takes an active role in the creation, development and promotion of world class skills and career pathways to support a sustainable future for the NHC Nuclear Industry The Centre is believed to be amongst the largest and best equipped of its type in the North of Scotland, providing approximately 3,600 square metres of purpose built engineering facilities, dedicated to the engineering and renewable energy sector.


North Highland College The new facility will: Ensure there are sufficient skills available to allow engineering companies to support other market sectors (E.g. Oil, Gas) Assist in Reskilling – modernise engineering training Potentially encourage businesses to relocate to Caithness As well as accommodating classrooms & offices, the new build creates workplace surroundings capable of teaching Mechanical, Control & Instrumentation, Electrical and Welding & Fabrication. Engineering Skills Workshop Mechanical Zone – including a materials testing laboratory, hand skills area, machining area and mechanical maintenance. Rig Zone – Industrial scale electrical, mechanical and control & instrumentation rigs provide a realistic working environment to practise plant commissioning, maintenance and isolation dismantling. Electrical Zone - Workshops contain Inspection/Test area, motor room containing pods with racks and work benches, electrical installation, industrial and domestic and electrical maintenance. Fabrication & Welding Workshop Welding Zone - contain equipment to carry out a wide range of welding & fabrication processes. Twenty four self-contained welding booths, multi process welding plant for MMA, MIG and TIG. Fabrication Zone – Light and heavy fabrication zones for sheet metal work and plate work and a 5 tonne overhead crane. Education & Technology block On the first floor, the Education Zone, has 450 m2 of teaching space, equipped with modern video conferencing and state-ofthe-art multimedia teaching aids. Each teaching room is equipped with computer workstations to allow all students access to a full range of industry standard engineering software applications, allowing them to link theory to the practical elements that is important in engineering. On the ground floor, an Atrium area, accommodating approximately 150 people can be used for conferences, exhibitions etc. This area also contains student recreational areas, staff work spaces and changing rooms.

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Nursing Home - Stocksfield £2.5 million specialist nursing home opens in Stocksfield Gateshead based Koru Property Services has completed a £2.5m contract to build a state-of-the-art nursing home in Northumberland which will create 65 jobs. The first of its type in the region, Eastgate Manor is a 44-bedroom facility offering residential and nursing services as well as a specialist suite which, dedicated to dementia sufferers, incorporates technology designed to assist those with memory loss. Construction of the facility created 75 jobs and a further 65 jobs are set to be fashioned now that Koru has handed the keys for the nursing home to Team Valley-based Executive Care Group.

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It is the 26th specialist nursing home the Executive Care Group’s has opened in the UK. Mark Taylor, Managing Director of Koru Property Services, said: “Our ageing population means that the care industry is a crucial sector and as a forward thinking company, we have been quick to establish a firm foothold in providing care home operators across the North with bespoke buildings matching their detailed agenda. “Koru Property Services enjoys an excellent relationship with the Executive Care Group who, like many of our clients, has offered us repeat business based on our unique offerings, competitive tenders and operational efficiency.”


Phase 1 Tulketh Mill Williams Tarr secure 15,000 Retail Development at Preston for Carphone Warehouse Warrington based Williams Tarr Construction is set to build a new £1.5m retail development on a prominent site fronting the busy A5085 at Blackpool Road, Preston for Carphone Warehouse PLC. A pre-let has been signed with Tesco and a number of the other units are at an advanced stage of negotiation. Completion is scheduled for the end of March), with Tesco open for trading directly. The site adjoins the redeveloped Tulketh Mill, a Grade II listed building revitalised by Williams Tarr into a major Contact Centre where Carphone now employ 1200 people.

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Williams Tarr Director John Hughes said “ Having done the Tulketh Mill refurbishment job our detailed knowledge of the site and excellent relationship with our customer gave us the edge to win this next contract” The redevelopment scheme replaces a former engineering works includes car parking and general external works, and also involved the re-location of mains services and fibre optic cables, together with highway and footpath alteration and upgrading works. The new units will provide a mix of A1 & A3 units with a Tesco Extra convenience store, Nandos, and Subway. Customer demand should be strong, with over 20,000 passing vehicles each day, numerous local residents, and around 1200 people working next door in the Carphone Warehouse Call Centre. The units have been built to a shell specification, to be fitted out by the respective tenants. Tulketh Mill is steeped in history, built in 1905 at the height of the cotton boom and was one of Lancashire’s most notable former spinning mills.


Reddish Primary School Client: Stockport MBC Architect/Planner: GVA Grimley Architect: Fairhursts Design Group Architect: NPS Stockport Ltd Quantity Surveyor: NPS Stockport Design & Build Contractor: BAM Construct UK Work is now well underway at a new state-of-the-art education facility in Reddish which has been named following a competition involving children, governors, parents and staff.

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Vale View Primary will transform primary and early years education in the area. The Leader of Stockport Council, Councillor Dave Goddard and Councillor Mark Weldon, Executive Member for Children & Young People cut the first sods of turf to mark the start of the construction back in the summer of 2010. The high quality new school will accommodate pupils from the current North Reddish Infants and Junior Schools and Fir Tree Primary Schools and will be fit for the 21st century. Councillor Mark Weldon, said: “When the new school opens it will become a focus for primary and early year’s education, sport and community development in the North Reddish area. It will be a flagship construction and will lead the way for future educational buildings in Stockport for years to come.” The new school will have places for over 500 children and is due to open in September 2011. It will include the following: • • • • • • •

high quality teaching classrooms specialist areas for food, science and ICT special needs learning rooms childcare and multipurpose rooms wide range of hard and soft play facilities staff and visitor parking sports facilities available for community use

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Royal Museum Project The Royal Museum Redevelopment Project will see storage areas turned into public space, dated displays completely transformed and access improved throughout, so everyone will be able to share in the new museum. The benefits of the project will be to: • • • • • • •

Display thousands of new treasures – 80% of the objects on display will be shown for the first time. Create sixteen new galleries totalling 7,000m2. Increase public spaces by 50%. Add 800m2 of special exhibition space. Provide a new learning centre, trebling the space for education in the museum. Make it easier to access the museum, through a new arrivals hall at street level, and a new glass lifts and escalators. Improve the facilities for visitors, including a new café and better shop.

The Team Gareth Hoskins Architects (GHA) is a multi award-winning architectural and design practice, based in Scotland. Their innovative and people-focussed designs have resulted in a wide range of prominent projects throughout the UK. GHA’s work ranges from high profile public projects such as the architecture galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre in the Highlands, the new visitor facilities at Edinburgh Castle, the Mackintosh Gallery at Glasgow’s Lighthouse Centre to community-based projects like the award-winning Bridge Arts Centre in Glasgow. Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) plan, design, and produce award-winning museum exhibitions, visitor centres, and educational environments. Subject areas range from natural history and the physical sciences, to cultural, social and corporate history, sports and the fine arts. The firm is best known for large-scale, permanent museum projects marrying complex educational content with physical environments that are both compelling and smoothly operational. Notable projects in the UK include London’s Transport Museum, the world music gallery at the Horniman Museum in London and the Culloden Battlefield Memorial Project.

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Student Accommodation NEW £13.2 MILLION STUDENT RESIDENCES DEVELOPMENT ONE STEP CLOSER Client: University of the West of Scotland Architect: Lewis & Hickey Quantity Surveyor: Faithful & Gould Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter Services Engineer: Cundall Main Contractor: Dawn Construction University of the West of Scotland’s new £13.2 million student residences development in the heart of Paisley town centre will see the creation of 336 bed spaces. The development – which will be built on the site of the University’s Storie Street car park – has a scheduled completion date of August 2012. At present, as an act of goodwill, the University’s Storie Street car park is open to members of the public at weekends. The project is part of the University’s £250 million investment programme, which also includes a new £70m Ayr Campus and upgrade of classrooms and IT infrastructure across all campuses. Professor Seamus McDaid, Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted that our new Paisley Campus residences development is one step closer and will start construction later this month. The development of modern accommodation in the heart of Paisley is crucial to our ambitions to attract and retain more students and is part of the wider investment programme to improve the quality of our estate across all four campuses. “This new development, which illustrates our deep commitment to providing the very best facilities for our students, is also hugely important to the local community. It will increase the significant contribution that the University makes to the local economy, greatly enhancing the centre of Paisley and bringing long-term benefits to the town.” The new student accommodation will include bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and communal kitchen/living facilities provided for every cluster of 6 beds; a management suite; student lounge and laundry facilities. A further £4.6 million project for the refurbishment of some 160 University-owned flats at George Street and Lady Lane in Paisley will be implemented in 2011. The project is on course for a BREEAM Very Good rated and a B rated EPC by use of renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps.


Tesco - Toxteth The new Tesco, on the site of the former Mecca Bingo hall, in Toxteth, will be the largest private investment in the area since the riots of 1981. The government has confirmed it will not intervene under the Shopping and Departure Directives legislation and Tesco has agreed to contribute £600,000 to upgrade the Park Road Centre. TESCO’S massive store in Liverpool was given the go ahead despite receiving a reprimand from councillors for not turning up to be questioned on the development. The proposal for the site of the Mecca Bingo hall in Park Road, Toxteth, was approved by the council’s planning committee. Chairman Cllr John McIntosh said the development was “an absolute must” for the deprived area of south Liverpool. The supermarket giant has pledged to give £600,000 towards improving the area around the new store and to relocate the neighbouring post office. The scheme is set to provide hundreds of jobs, including many for long-term unemployed people. Tesco has pledged to set up a job guarantee scheme for local unemployed people. It is estimated the supermarket will create a total of 500 jobs. Deputy council leader Paul Brant, who represents the Riverside ward, said it was fantastic news. He said: “This will be a major boost to the Liverpool 8 economy and bring in much-needed jobs and training for people. “It will also bring back to life this part of Park Road. “The ward councillors and the council are fully supportive of this project and pledge to make it a success for the community of Liverpool 8 and Tesco.”

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The Metro Centre - Retails Unit Extension MetroCentre’s empty Woolworths site is poised to get a new occupant this year. The store in the Yellow quadrant has lain empty since the High Street favourite went bust two years ago at the height of the credit crunch. Capital Shopping Centres announced in 2010 that a major value fashion anchor is close to exchange in the former Woolworths store at MetroCentre, Gateshead, with a target opening of July 2011.” Primark will relocate from its single-storey Cameron Walk unit – formerly Littlewoods – to the enlarged Woolworths site in Garden Walk. In May, planners approved an application from The MetroCentre Partnership for a 17,405 sq ft extension to the unit, increasing its size, across two floors, to 60,000 sq ft. This reconfigured unit is similar in size to the upcoming Next store, in the CSC-owned Eldon Square, which the statement also reveals is “on target for an Easter 2011 retail opening.” While the site will be one of the largest Primark stores in the UK it does have some stores which total 100,000 sqft.

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Walthamstow Fire Station WALTHAMSTOW fire station is being replaced with a “21st Century” building to house another engine and improved facilities. A three-bay fire station is being built to replace the building in Forest Road, which dates back to 1923. The London Fire Brigade said the previous station is unsuitable for the modern day service because it was designed for smaller fire engines. The station was closed in April 2010 and is due to re-open at the end of this year. Walthamstow firefighters will be relocated to Woodford Station and the Brigade says there will not be reduced cover while the build is taking place. The new station, funded by the London and Fire Emergency Planning Authority, is designed to be more accessible to the public to allow firefighters to be able to offer fire safety advice at the station. Kitchen and accommodation facilities, along with the sustainable energy saving technologies, will also be incorporated. The bay for an extra engine is aimed to further improve response times to emergencies. Waltham Forest Borough Commander Richard Squire said: “The current building has served London well for 85 years, but it’s no longer suitable for the needs of a 21st Century fire and rescue service. “A brand new fire station is fantastic news for Waltham Forest and an extra fire engine will mean that we are even better able to respond to local emergencies.” Leytonstone Fire Station is also earmarked to be replaced with a modern building within three years, under a Government PFI (Private Finance Initiative) scheme.

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Websters High School A £3.4m extension at Webster’s High School took another step forward with the awarding of the £1.9m building contract to Torith Limited by Angus Council’s Corporate Services Committee. Torith Ltd are constructing the extension to the current high school and sports centre complex of approximately 1,060 square meters, including an area of 176 square meters for the sports centre, formed over two floors and various internal alterations to the existing school building. The extension will incorporate a link corridor, home economics rooms, art classrooms, IT classroom, staff facilities, toilets, fire evacuation lift and storage together with two changing rooms and associated lockers/showers/toilets provision. Internal alterations will be carried out within the existing home economic and art classrooms to form new teaching spaces together with the formation of offices and a pupil supervision area at the link corridor. External works will include landscaping and the formation of an access road.

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Education convener Peter Nield welcomed the latest step in the development of the school saying: “The planned extension will enhance the accommodation and improve the learning environment of the school while the improvements in sports facilities at the school will benefit the whole community. “This latest investment continues the council’s improvement programme for its schools estate, as we work to ensure that school pupils in Angus are educated in buildings fit for purpose.” Corporate Services convener Mark Salmond added: “I am pleased that the awarding of the tender will see this important project progress and look forward to a new look Webster’s High School with up to date modern facilities for pupils and staff.”

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Eden Valley Hospice Hospice (Extension) Site Address: Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4SD Work is almost complete on site for the extension to Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle. Main contractor Lambert-Gill Ltd has made good progress with the foundations and sub-structures. Completion is due later this month. Funding was secured for a 2 storey extension to Eden Valley Hospice which was designed by Architects Plus. The extension, which occupies a prominent position adjacent to the main entrance, will provide much needed administration and office accommodation together with an Out Patients Clinic and Interview/ Counselling rooms.

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Halyrude Profile Major programme of refurbishment at the former Kingsland Primary School building at Rosetta Road in Peebles. With the growing population in Peebles, the existing Grade B listed Kingsland Primary School building is getting to the stage where it will no longer be able to accommodate sufficient numbers of pupils. Therefore, a new Kingsland Primary School is being built at Neidpath Grazings. Scottish Borders Council has committed to £35.6m investment on school estate over the next four year. The old Kingsland school site will be refurbished for use by the new Halyrude primary school and accommodate other community services. The refurbished school will have 6 classes with the potential to expand to 8 classes. The old Halyrude site will be disposed of by the Council’s estates division. The £2.1 million project, which started in early November 2010 is due to end March 2011. The project will include the complete internal refurbishment of the Grade B listed building including the replacement of the heating and electrical systems. It will also include the creation of an atrium which will result in a bright, airy and attractive learning environment for staff and pupils. New double glazed windows will be fitted throughout the school and disabled access will be improved including the installation of a lift. The Halyrude Primary School project forms part of the wider Border Primary Schools (BPS) programme. New schools at Kingsland, Peebles and Lauder have been opened recently and the building of a new school is about to get underway in Clovenfords. Councillor George Turnbull, Executive Member for Education, said: “This marks the start of the proposed relocation of Halyrude to a newly refurbished school with modern, state-ofthe art facilities which will be appreciated by the pupils and staff alike. I am sure staff, pupils and parents will be delighted with this announcement as it marks the start of a new beginning for Halyrude. I look forward to seeing the works progress over the coming months, due to be completed in the spring of 2011. I wish the school well for a smooth transition to their newly refurbished premises.” A tendering process resulted in McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd. being appointed as principal contractor for the project. Michael Kieran, Construction Director for McLauglin & Harvey Ltd. said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and will be working closely with the Council and design team to restore this historic building to its former glory.”

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Manchester BSF - Abraham Moss High School Manchester has a combined BSF and Academies Programme with an unprecedented £500 million capital investment to refurbish or rebuild all 33 of the city’s high schools, seven of which will be specialist academies. Working alongside the programme of improvements to secondary schools is a £20 million investment in primary schools through the Primary Capital Programme and almost £20 million in the refurbishment and rebuild of 31 Sure Start Centres across the city. The investment underpins the Government’s strategy for giving children and young people a positive start in life with the skills and qualifications to become active citizens today and in the future. Striking new buildings are emerging across the city. The city’s ambition and commitment to create new and exciting places to learn has been integral to the planning and design of all the new and refurbished schools. Manchester City Council’s approach to all its building programmes is to work in true collaboration with key partners. This has led to the creation of the collaboration office that has been designed solely to serve the schools programme. Within the collaboration office, individuals work in teams defined by discipline rather than the department or organisation they work for. This approach has helped deliver innovative and creative solutions to the design and build of all their new and refurbished schools. The collaborative working has ensured that key partners come together right at the start of a project to provide their input and add their vision to the design and operation of the new schools. It is an approach that has been replicated in site offices, enabling construction teams to understand the needs and priorities of schools and schools staff. In addition to delivering high-quality buildings, all site staff are required to work with existing school staff, pupils and local communities to ensure maximum benefits are achieved during and after the construction works. Manchesters projects have shown attention to sustainable design features which has resulted in learning spaces that seek to maximise natural light and capture and use sunlight where possible as a key source of energy. New schools are now light, airy and stimulating environments that encourage pupils to learn. All projects have secured or are on target to achieve, a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating. “It’s really important that we have a say in what our school is like and what we think is right. Pupils need to know what is happening at every stage to make sure we don’t just watch, but are really involved. Staff and builders need to listen to us, because after all, it is our school.” Fahad Firaf, Abraham Moss High School BSF Pupil Steering Group Throughout the BSF and Academies Programme Manchester have been committed to ensuring that, where possible , the local labour force and businesses benefit from the projects through supply of goods and services. More than 50% of the construction site staff live in Manchester or within the Greater Manchester area. £17m is being spent on Abraham Moss High School, the new school will provide; An inspirational environment to help everyone achieve more A wide range of top quality classrooms A flexible centre which innovative approaches to eLearning A new dining area A large designed hall to reflect the cultural diversity of the school State of the art ICT facilities Improved security

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Ninewells Hospital Major New Building Projects at Ninewells NHS Tayside is well underway with two major new building projects at Ninewells Hospital. The Nuclear Medicine Unit and Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at Ninewells are both being upgraded with the ACU being redeveloped in its current location and the Nuclear Medicine Unit to relocate into a new build on the Ninewells site. A joint project launch for both services was held to inform relevant staff and neighbouring departments about the construction works and to display plans for the new developments. Both developments are being undertaken through Frameworks Scotland with Morrison Healthcare. A display stand was also set up in the main concourse for staff, patients and visitors to view the designs and chat to members of the project team. NHS Tayside Board and Scottish Government Capital Investment Group approved the £10.4m project to modernise and redevelop the Nuclear Medicine department’s imaging service, radiopharmacy and laboratories in 2011. Work began in August with the new unit expected to be operational by summer 2012. The new £3.8m ACU work began in September on a new extension before the current space is redeveloped and the service temporarily decanted to ward 33. Work is due to be complete by September 2011. The Nuclear Medicine Unit at Ninewells provides a Tayside-wide diagnostic and therapeutic service, carrying out around 7000 imaging studies each year on three gamma cameras. Ninewells ACU, established in 1983, was the first centre in Scotland to offer assisted conception treatment. It is the second largest unit in Scotland and provides a referral service for patients from Tayside, Fife, Forth Valley and Western Isles Health Boards. It also provides a service for self-funded patients from across Scotland. The new development will allow the continued delivery of high quality care and allow for the development of additional enhanced services. The projects will bring great benefits to patients in Tayside and beyond.


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Richard Rose Central - Profile The new Richard Rose Central Academy is one of a pair, which sits alongside the Richard Rose Morton Academy as flagship educational establishments in Cumbria. Three storey building set in the beautiful Eastern side of Carlisle city centre surrounded by quality streetscapes and mature trees. The materiality choices for the new Academy denote the local vernacular; pale red sandstone and mixed red brickwork feature predominantly. It is a crisp and compact design catering for 1500 students, on a tight urban site of 2.6 Hectares. The proposed design replaces very dated and poorly maintained group of buildings. It is a compact design solution and will revitalise the site and offer a larger and more diverse range of activities, functionality and landscaping solutions. The buildings consists of a main atrium space which is bounded on both sides by teaching accommodation. The atrium has capacity to house activities including dining, music recitals, individual breakaway environments, lead lessons, house, pastoral or whole school events, lectures and presentations, including third party users. It provides an awe-inspiring arena for learning. Two multifunctional halls sit within the atrium and offer a range of interfaces with the teaching accommodation. These learning spaces provide the modern and visionary pedagogical approaches defined by the Academy. The spatiality is highly flexible and offers diverse learning environments to meet a range of teaching methods. The main learning accommodation sits either side of the atrium, and is traversed by wide feature staircases and bridge links. The transparent nature of the atrium is delineated by curtain walling facades to the entry points of the building. The multi-functional halls which pass through these facades are clad in laminate panelling which is reflective of local countryside colouration. To conclude, the Richard Rose Central Academy will provide wide ranging, modern, fit-for-purpose facilities which will revolutionise the way education is delivered, and give the student of Carlisle the best opportunities to earn available

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Southlands - Profile Pupils in Chorley are about to benefit from a £2.7 million pound science block being built by Bramall Construction on behalf of Lancashire County Council. Leading community regeneration specialist Bramall Construction has started construction works at Southlands High School in Clover Street to provide pupils with six new state-of-the-art science laboratories. The new facilities will form part of a two storey building and have replaced an existing 1970’s teaching block which will be demolished by Bramall Construction as part of the scheme. The project will also include building a new school reception area for pupils, an ICT suite, an auditorium and the refurbishment of a number of classrooms which are still in use. The project is due for completion in August 2011. Bramall’s Contracts Manager Alyson Seddon said: “This is a very significant project for Bramall Construction as it’s the first project we’ve delivered for Lancashire County Council through their contractors’ framework. “The facilities are going to provide pupils with fantastic new science facilities compared to what they had access to before, and we’re very proud to be playing such a key role in the school’s transformation.” The new science labs have been designed for large scale science demonstrations as well as individual experiments and the auditorium will host inter-active presentations and video conferencing. All classrooms will have access to sophisticated ICT and ventilation systems that monitor carbon monoxide levels. The new building, which is being constructed partly out of brick with a curved glass front, is expected to help Southlands High School achieve close to 100% pass rates in GCSE science subjects. Headteacher Mark Fowle said: “We are delighted that funding has been agreed for this project which will provide us with one of the best science facilities in the whole of the North West. “The previous science laboratories were based in the original school building dating back to 1955 and are now looking a little tired! “The new science block is very modern and spacious and provides us with ample space for pupils to carry out experiments in. It will also help us retain our outstanding science record.” He continued: “Many of our students take three science subjects with others taking a vocational science award. This approach might make it a bit more challenging to achieve in the school league tables but it provides pupils with traditional, solid qualifications and a better overview and understanding of science. We wouldn’t have introduced three separate GCSE science subjects if we weren’t confident about achieving good results.”

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The Treatment Centre Liverpool’s £15.5m NHS Treatment Centre plans The new £15.5 million NHS Treatment Centre in Garston, Liverpool, aims to bring improved accessibility and a wider choice of health services for patients. The health facility replaces the existing Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital. The centre forms a key part of part of bigger plans by Liverpool PCT to invest millions into new or refurbished community health centres to enable more care to be delivered outside of hospitals. The NHS Treatment Centre will more than double the size of the existing building and provide flexible, modern clinical space for the benefit of the communities of Garston and South Liverpool. Gideon Ben-Tovim, Chair of Liverpool PCT said: ‘This exciting development is the first of three NHS Treatment Centres we intend to build across Liverpool. The designs for the new hospital are impressive and will contribute greatly to the ongoing regeneration of the Garston area.’ ‘The rebuilding of Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital has always been the preferred option, not only because of the overwhelming support for it (95 percent of people who responded were in favour) but because it is the most cost-effective option and will ensure the people of south Liverpool are able to receive world class services in a modern environment that is fit-for-purpose.’ Liverpool PCT recognises the strong attachment that local people had for the existing building and will work with Garston and District Historical Society to ensure all existing memorabilia is identified and catalogued, and plans to incorporate the essence of the existing building’s history into the design of the new building. The existing site also has accessibility issues and limited parking. Rebuilding on the current site will ensure it can be leveled out, making accessibility easier for everyone, including disabled people and parents with prams and buggies. Construction started in 2009 with works completed in March of this year. The 5,800m² development, designed by MBLA Architects will stand on a sandstone outcrop and will be a prominent landmark in Garston. Unlike the existing building, people will be able to access the new facility from street level rather than by steep ramps and stairs as they have previously. The services to be delivered from the new building will include:

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