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Welcome to the Design & Build Magazine 3 Commercial Units-Brunel Road 20 Residential Units in Richmond 32 Care Flats at Penuik

Hazardous Area Response Team Building

Operation Centre - National Operations Centre

Heathery Knowe Primary School

Primary School Modernisation Programme St Louises Primary School

Cardiff Royal Hospital-Extention

Holton Heath Trading Park - Factory & Offices

Carehome in Brentwood

Hotel La Tour

Castle Redevelopment

Jodrell Bank Observatory and Visitor Centre

Chase Leisure Centre

Project Cactus, Tesco Distribution Centre Ryecroft Morrisons Foodstore & Petrol Station Southsea Student Accommodation

Chester Blue Coat C of E School

Laboratory & Office Phase 1 European Marine Science Park

Colchester United Football Club Conversion

Lime Tree Health Centre & School Surbiton Hospital

St Lawrence Redevelopment, Kent County Cricket Club

Community Centre Ashton-Under-Lyne

Majestic House

Council Buildings At Stretford

Maternity Building - Block BL Southport General Hospital

Staffordshire County CouncilFramework

Critical Care Department - Royal Hallamshire Hospital Ditchling Museum Factory Extension - Fountain Crescent Fishergate Terminal, Steel Processing Plant Forres Academy Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital Re-Cladding Haberdashers Monmouth School Haddington Joint Campus Hanham Hall Eco Village

St Joseph’s Church, Parish Centre

Surgery At Kendal

Medical Research Building ExtensionStockport Grammer School

The Ladies College, Art & Drama Department

Monmouth Boys School (Extension)

Tore Abbey Museum Refurbishment

Modernisation Programme -St. Louises Primary School

Training Facility Extension-Kingsway East Fire Station

St Ambrose High School

University College of Chichester

Mortuary at Wansbeck Hospital

University of Cambridge

North Petherton Tesco Express

Veterinary Science Suite

Nursing Home Extension - Ruthrieston House

Wakefield One - Sun Lane Leisure

Office Development - Llanwern Works Old Priory Road Residential, Bournemouth

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3 Commercial Units Brunel Road A major project to redevelop a fire-damaged local centre in Telford was given the green light by councillors in January 2011. The Malinslee Local Centre scheme includes a supermarket, play facilities, and residential development. This follows on from significant investment already made in Malinslee including the opening of Old Park Primary School and the Stepping Stones Centre. The proposals were hastened after the centre’s supermarket was destroyed in a major fire in May 2010. Commitment has been shown to regenerate both the borough Towns and Telford’s New Town Estate. Malinslee is similar to some other places in Telford in that its original design was somewhat awed, was looking a bit tired and was badly in need of some positive investment. The scheme has greatly enhanced the centre of Malinslee. A new local centre is has now been officially opened, more than two years after it was destroyed in an arson attack. New shops have been built in Malinslee, alongside leisure facilities and a play area.

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20 Residential Units in Richmond

affordability of this build,” he said.

Green Howards Drive occupies an elevated position on Green Howards Road overlooking the town. Alongside 20 new-build homes, a historic cottage hospital is being converted into two further dwellings on the site of the former Highways Agency depot. Construction started in October 2011 on the collection of individually-designed three, four and five-bedroomed houses by Yorkshire developer, Wharfedale Homes, with the first completions expected in summer this year, 2012. All are being built using local materials, including natural stone from Leyburn quarry, and feature photovoltaic panels to provide cheap and sustainable electricity. In an unusual coincidence, it is believed that the hospital’s James Brown Lister is an ancestor of the development’s estate agent, Norman Brown, who is showcasing the homes at his Queen’s Road office in the town. Explaining the early reservations at the development, Norman Brown, said: “Richmond remains a really desirable location and this is a high-quality development with semi-detached, terraced and detached houses of variable sizes so it has appealed to a broad range of people who want a new, sustainable home in the town. I’m really pleased at the response in the current market, which is testament to the design, attention to detail and


Michael Brown, one of the BUILDING • CONSTRUCTION • INDUSTRIAL partners at Wharfedale Homes, is delighted with the early interest the development has attracted: “We knew that this site would suit our Purpose built enclosed skips & containers for the ethos – we look removal of building & industrial waste materials. to create Sizes from 8-35 Cu. Yd. Capacity attractive, SUPPLIERS OF CRUSHED STONE & TOP SOIL design-led schemes in great locations and we specialise in conservation 01642 562 988 areas. But even we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the level of interest in the current climate. I think it’s down to the combination of the location – with good facilities and schooling on the doorstep – the quality of the homes and the energy efficiency that should mean cheaper bills forever,” he said.

32 Care Flats at Penicuik Midlothian's work to develop a new extra care housing development in Penicuik is well under way which will deliver affordable, accessible and adaptable housing that best meet the needs of older people. As part of its second phase of new council house building, Midlothian Council is building a new extra care housing development with 32 flats in Penicuik. Part of the funding has been provided by the Scottish Government’s Innovation and Investment Fund for Council Housing. The development will help to address the increased demand for affordable housing suitable for older people, who want to retain their independence, but need care and support. It will be sustainable and offer a more cost-effective service than current models of care. The flats are designed for people with varying needs, including restricted mobility, hearing, sight or cognitive function. The design has also been informed by best practice for assisting people with varying degrees of dementia, as Midlothian has been a designated Dementia Demonstrator site. The development includes a communal hub building with facilities including a lounge, restaurant, cafe and Wi-Fi access. Care staff will also be based at the hub, and some of the facilities will be available for use by the general public.

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Cardiff Royal Hospital Extension A £15.8m plan to expand community health services at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary was approved by the Welsh government early this year. The scheme unveiled last June offers a “one-stop shop” for key services. It will include two GP practices and a pharmacy plus outpatient and sexual health departments. Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said it would improve access to health care in Cardiff and ease pressure on acute hospital services.

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‘Iconic’ building She said: “Approval of funding for the Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) means the people of Cardiff can look forward to this city centre hospital being given a new lease of life.” The building itself is a Cardiff landmark and this investment will put it back on the map as a vital part of the area’s health service. “In time, local people will be able to access many of the most commonly-required services under one roof. The people of Cardiff can look forward to this city centre hospital being given a new lease of life” The redevelopment of the CRI provides a unique opportunity to deliver high quality health, social care and wellbeing services. The CRI is an iconic building which will receive a new breath of life. Built in 1884, the future of the Grade II listed building had been in doubt since it closed as a district general hospital in 1999 and its casualty unit moved to the University Hospital of Wales. In 2002 campaigners fought off plans to close the remaining facilities, and in 2009 the then health minister Edwina Hart agreed a plan to ensure the infirmary’s future as a base for community health services Extension to buildings 3, 4 and 5 started in March this year and are due to complete in Spring 2013.

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The approximate cost of this element of works is £2m and the extensions will be used for general medical services. The Victorian building when it was known as the old Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Infirmary

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Care Home In Brentwood In order to provide the best environment, Signature has to build its own brand of care community. Each and every home needs to be in the right place and designed and built to their high and exact standards. To achieve this Signature find land for their communities, design the buildings, obtain planning permission and construct the homes. Signature is helping to address a growing need to increase the amount of specialised care accommodation for the elderly. The elderly population is growing, with people not only living longer but also needing greater support for longer. The prevalence of dementia is also unfortunately increasing. At the same time many of the existing care homes in the UK do not meet people’s expectations with a high proportion of homes still not even providing en suite bathrooms Their Brentwood community is currently under construction, with an anticipated opening to residents in April 2013, further expanding the Signature family. The new location will feature 99 private apartments with a variety f studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available. The home will boast Signature’s excellent standards of care, outstanding facilities and dedication to treating every member of our community with respect, dignity and the individuality they deserve.

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Their services will also feature a specialist dementia suite, designed especially to offer unique support for individuals requiring specialist dementia care. The development will also feature its very own cinema room - guaranteed to keep everyone entertained - and a Signature Cafe that offers a welcoming, casual dining experience. Client: Signature Senior Lifestyle Ltd Architects: PRP Architects Landscape Consultant:Tim Lynch Associates Structural Consultant: Clark Smith Partnership Main Contractor: Higgins Group Plc

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Care Home In Brentwood Tim Lynch Associates, Landscape Architects for the elderly and dementia sufferers, has been commissioned by Signature Senior Lifestyle for their new site at Brentwood, Essex. The new care home is located next to a nature trail and park and was formerly the site of 5 private homes. One of these homes had an extensive garden and it is to this garden space that the new care home of 70 care rooms and 15 dementia care rooms, will be linked. The garden will have a mixture of woodland walks and natural springs that then lead down to the more formal garden.

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The garden will retain its raised beds formed from granite blocks to create a garden club area for the more active residents. The path then leads down to a pergola walkway, with raised water rill, to provide sound and touch to the garden. Seating areas in both sun and shade have been located along all footpaths, which lead off the main central patio. Quiet, secluded areas to enjoy the sounds of the garden and the environment have been positioned within the woodland. For those not able to easily walk to the garden club area, a further smaller raised bed area with greenhouse leads off the main activity patio area. The garden is fully secure, which will allow residents with dementia to enjoy the garden spaces. The garden has been designed with a sense of normal appearance but also incorporates clear land marking and self-mapping locations. There is ample opportunity for families of all ages to enjoy the garden, with play space for children and for programmed and non-programmed activity.

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Castle Redevelopment

Landscape Consultant: Land Use Consultants Quantity Surveyor: Turner & Townsend LLP

The castle stands on a site occupied by the Lowther family for over 800 years. The castle was completed in 1806 and a beautiful sculpture gallery with decorative plaster ceiling added in 1814. The last resident was the Yellow Earl, who finally left the castle on New Year’s Day 1936; the castle was requisitioned by the army during the Second World War and returned to the Lowther family in a poor condition.

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Many large country houses were demolished during this period but the seventh Earl decided to leave the castle façade as a monument in the landscape having removed the roof in 1957, and the grounds were used for a large chicken farm and c ommercial forestry business. In 2010 the castle and gardens were leased to the new independent charity, the Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust, and £8.9m of funds secured from the North West Development Agency and European Regional Development Fund to develop the castle and gardens into a major visitor attraction. Work to reverse 70 years of deterioration of the castle, gardens and stable courtyard started in April 2011, and a veritable army of craftsmen have been busy replacing slate roofs, rebuilding collapsed turrets, repairing lime plaster ceilings, refurbishing hundreds of windows and doors, removing hundreds of tonnes of army concrete, and sympathetically installing modern services. The stable courtyard is now open with new café, glorious toilets, meeting room and restoration exhibition. The Lowther museum, shop and access to the castle ruins will follow in Autumn 2012. Main Contractor: Patton Construction The Team Client: Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects Chase Mobility 1-8 1 16/05/2012 14:19:30

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Chase Leisure Centre

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Modernisation work is well under way at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock and dramatic changes to the landscape are being seen at the site of the old Leisure Centre. The new centre is currently on track for completion in summer 2012.. The extensive refurbishment will include; Completed February 2012 •

New Reception with a view to the teaching pool area

New Health & Physical Activity Suite

New Club Room

First Floor Fitness Suite Changing Rooms

New 114 Station Profiles Health & Fitness Centre

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New Air Conditioned Dance Studio

New 6 Lane 25m Competition Pool

New Teaching Pool Viewing Area

New Pool with Moveable Floor

New Sauna

New Changing Village (separate male & female changing areas)

New Air Conditioned Dance Studio

Enlarged and Upgraded Spectator Seating for upto 230 People

Upgraded and Refurbished Toilets and Viewing Area

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Chester Blue Coat C of E School Construction of a new two storey primary school together with associated hard and soft external play areas, car park and access road and the demolition of the existing junior and infant school buildings.

Client: Chester Diocesan Board of Ed. Architect: Tweend Nutall Warburton QS: Thornton-Firkin LLP Start on Site: 2012 Completion Date: 2013 Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School Chester’s newest primary school opened its doors with the creation of Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School. The school, on Walpole Street in the Garden Quarter, has been formed by the amalgamation of the former Victoria Infant School and St Thomas of Canterbury Blue Coat CE Junior School which occupied the same site. Currently

occupying the existing two buildings on the shared site, plans have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council for a replacement £5.8m timber-framed school building on the existing playing field, for which work is hoped to start in the autumn. The old buildings would then be demolished to make way for an up-to-date sports court and a new field. The new school has got off to an exciting start for the pupils, with one of the first tasks being to help design a logo for the new school. The school will continue to have strong links with the

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local community and will be involved with the up-coming Garden Quarter Festival in October, with Years 2 and 6 taking part in a performance co-ordinated by Chester’s Matt Baker. A celebration service to officially launch the school took place in St Thomas’s Church on 1st November. The school has welcomed 60 new children into the Reception classes, and over the coming weeks 45 new children will be inducted into the Nursery. The children in Years 3 and 4 have already enjoyed working with a visiting artist and Year 4 pupils are now enjoying a residential trip to Beeston Outdoor Education Centre.

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Colchester United Football Club Conversion Colchester United Football Club In 2000, Colchester announced plans to move to a new 10,000 capacity all-seater community stadium at Cuckoo Farm, which were given the go-ahead by Colchester Borough Council on November 13, 2006. Construction of the stadium, funded by the club but owned by the local council, started in June 2007, and the stadium opened at the start of the 2008–09 season.. Although generally known as the Colchester Community Stadium, and sometimes as Cuckoo Farm, it is officially called, under a ten year sponsorship deal, the Weston Homes Community Stadium. In April 2011 work started at Florence Park, Colchester United’s training

ground. The scheme which is costing around £2.5m will see the creation of 5 fully drained and irrigated football pitches. Alongside the pitches will be a new building which will house changing rooms, a canteen, gym and physio facilities for players and staff along with office facilities.The scheme is due for completion this summer 2012. The Construction Team

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The 4C Community Centre

Water harvested from the gutters

Stored in an underground tank, filtered and pumped back into the building for flushing the toilets,

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Use of waterless urinals in the male toilets,

Controlled flow taps,

Solar heated

The community-led project is set to provide a spacious, high quality, sustainable modern centre accessible to all, located at the heart of the Waterloo community between Oldham Road and Taunton Road in Ashton under Lyne. The centre will accommodate a range of activities for all the community. It will incorporate a social space where the community can mix on a day-to-day basis with a café/bar providing break out space for the large multi-use hall and flexible meeting rooms. It will also have an area for quiet reflection.

Naturally ventilated building Air is drawn into the building enabling air to warm in the winter and cool in summer before it is released into the building. The e-Stacks are designed in the UK by Breathing Buildings. Roof design

The Design The design brief for the building is for it to be as eco friendly as possible, to be ‘of its time’, of high quality and most of all, welcoming for all the community. The 4 C Community Centre will be a highly sustainable build (with the aim of being Carbon Neutral) using natural materials wherever possible. The design has evolved over the last few years and things that were novel or cutting edge when the process started in 2006 are now more mainstream.

We looked at a number of options for the roof. A single ‘mono pitch’ roof and a more traditional pitched roof - both have advantages and disadvantages, such as increasing / reducing the height of the overall building.

A slate roof, as found on nearby buildings, that will also match the church was another option to link the old with the new.

In the end we opted for a ‘Green roof’ which has a number of benefits:

The concept is for a modern ‘Pavilion in the Park’ within part of a large open churchyard. It will feature: Eco Design The building will have a number of innovative sustainable measures incorporated. Locally sourced materials The majority of the materials for the building will be sourced locally wherever possible, equally the aim is to employ local people throughout the building process and are working with Tameside College to help equip young people with new building skills. Rainwater harvesting & water saving measures


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Provides habitat for wildlife lost from the footprint of the building.

The initial consultation exercise, involving over 1,200 questionnaires local schools and organisations took place in 2005.

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A light, spacious, modern facility;

A café that acts as the hub of the building;

Toilets and baby changing facilities – accessible for all

An extended parking area, with level access to the new centre.

One level - easy to access floor; Multi purpose hall and flexible meeting rooms for community use and to let for training, social events or conferences;

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CCCD The project is being led by the local community. The Board of directors of CCCD, a Not for Profit company and Charity is made up of people from the local area who share a vision for the project. They have a variety of skills including experience in industry, local government and community engagement or relations. Their directors come from wide ranging fields, such as chair of governors, magistrate, planning consultancy, project / business management, finance and experience of running other local organisations.

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Richard Mottram (Treasurer)

Tom Wragg (Secretary)

Project timetable Autumn 2007

Detailed proposals for Planning and faculty (DAC) consent

March 2008

Planning consent granted

March 2008

Stage 2 Lottery application submitted

Autumn 2008

Stage 2 Lottery decision made

Autumn 2008

Commence final design work

Late 2008

Final proposals / tender documentation issued

Early 2009

Construction project managers appointed

Summer 2010

Funding secured from Communitybuilders

Spring 2011

Demolition of coffee room and enabling works

Spring 2012

Start main construction of building

Autumn 2012

Completed construction and launch.

Funding for the project has come from a variety of sources. Bids for grants towards the costs of the scheme, with £900,000 from Communitybuilders and £500,000 from the Big Lottery Community Buildings Fund and £50,000 from CSEP. Other funding has secured towards the development of the project from has come from ERDF, New Charter Housing Trust amongst others.

Further funding towards the furniture and fittings is being sought from a variety of sources.

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Council Buildings At Stretford Trafford Town Hall construction helps educate local students Trafford Council’s redevelopment project at Trafford Town Hall is being used to assist Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form to deliver its BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. Students from the school have undertaken the first of a series of visits to the Talbot Road site which is currently being redeveloped by developers Shepherd Aligned. The students were shown around by ex Ashton on Mersey School pupil turned graduate trainee at Shepherd Aligned, Bill Douglas, and Planner Sam Guest. They received a project briefing and then had a full tour of the site including a rare view from the 200ft tall clock tower where the full site setup can be monitored and the progress of the building can be seen as a whole. Leader of Trafford Council, Matt Colledge, said: ‘Before we started the redevelopment we made a commitment at the Council that the project would bring real value to our communities and would leave a lasting legacy in Trafford. The partnership with Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form is just the first of a whole host of activity planned over the next 12 months which aims to positively impact Trafford in the key areas of employment, education, training and the promotion of local businesses’. Cllr Brian Rigby, MBE, Chair of Governors at Ashton on Mersey School said: ‘I’m delighted the Council’s redevelopment project is giving our students an opportunity to gain real,

hands on experience on a construction site. The students are already looking forward their next visit to the site.’

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• The savings the redeveloped Town Hall will bring will mean we will have more money to spend on protecting front-line services. • The redevelopment will substantially reduce our overheads and shrink our carbon footprint by up to 30 per cent saving us £200,000 a year in energy costs. • Now is a great time to carry out the work as the current economic climate means construction prices are low. • We have secured capital funding to deliver the project which means the cost of the redevelopment will not affect the budget for front line services and staff.

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Critical Care Department Royal Hallamshire Hospital

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The Team Client: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Architects: Dunwoodie Architects Ltd

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Neurosciences patients with conditions such as head trauma, tumours, cerebral haemorrhages and stroke patients requiring surgery.

Main Contractor: Henry Boot Construction Ltd

Guy Veall, Clinical Director of Critical Care at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said:

A brand new state of the art critical care unit is due to be opened at the Royal Hallamshire hospital in July.

“It is a great pleasure to have these new state of the art facilities at the Royal Hallamshire hospital. The modern unit will allow our staff to continue providing the best possible quality care to our patients in a much improved environment. By continuously improving our services we ensure that we will be able to continue our high standards and meet future demands.”

The new 29 bedded unit will provide modern facilities and equipment for the delivery of high quality care to critically ill patients. The unit will provide both intensive and high dependency care for patients with severe or potentially life threatening conditions or who need support following major surgery. The purpose built unit has been created to replace the current Neurosciences Critical Care unit and General Critical Care. By co-locating critical care services at the Royal Hallamshire there will be more opportunities to share best practice between the units specialists, improved patient safety, increased flexibility in how beds can be used and improved privacy and dignity for patients. Many of the patients receiving care on the unit will be

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Professor Graham Venables, Clinical Director of Neurosciences at the Trust said: “The hospital is home to a regional neurosurgical unit treating patients from across Yorkshire. By locating two specialities on the unit, staff will be able to work closely together and continue to provide the best possible care to our patients.” The unit is due to accept its first patients in mid July.

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Factory Extension Fountain Crescent Since 1997 Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd has reshaped the landscape for laboratory gas generators by stimulating Peak design engineers into some remarkable product developments. Ground was broke in April 2012 at Peak Scientific Instruments Head Office facility in Inchinnan, Scotland. The plans for the extension have been in discussion for nearly 2 years and were pushed through due to the rapid expansion and the need to meet their production requirements.The extension will more than double the plants size adding an additional level of offices and upgrading the production facilities to a streamlined state of the art facility.


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At their ground breaking ceremony in April Robin MacGeachy, Managing Director commented: “It is with great pride that we embark on the new extension to the Peak facility. This will allow us to double our capacity in manufacturing and personnel over the coming years. The new building will also include increased training facilities, Research and Development and Service support. We should be fully operational by the end of the year.” The scheme being ran by Ashleigh Construction (Scotland) Ltd which is estimated to cost £2,000,000 should be complete early 2013.

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Fishergate Terminal Steel Processing Plant John Parker, the founder of Parkers, was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland on 1st April 1874. He worked in an Ironmongers shop in Whitehaven, and in 1904 he decided to start his own business and a new life. He purchased the freehold of a small shop in The Parade, Canterbury and a small yard in Watling Street from

Walter Price, who had been trading for many years. Parkers are still a family business, with one grandson of John Parker on the Board of Directors and one great grandson. John Parker & Sons is now one of the UK’s leading steel stockholders and processors, with sites at Canterbury, Crawley, Cambridge and Andover, and sales in excess of 90,000 tonnes per year. In September 2010 a 20 month contract was awarded to Mitchell Design and Construction Ltd to build a new

processing plant at Fishergate Terminal, Southwick on behalf of John Parker & Sons. The scheme which has now completed saw the construction of a steel processing facility along with storage and distribution space. The scheme also included an administration building and weighbridge in connection with the use of importing steel. The estimated cost of the scheme is £10,000,00

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Cluttons, leading property consultants and chartered surveyors, was instrumental in the delivery and completion of the new Fishergate Terminal South at Shoreham Port, West Sussex. Working with its client, John Parker and Son Ltd, Cluttons’ Project and building consultancy team acted as the architect and project manager on this truly impressive £9 million project, which has been under construction since September 2009 and is set to boost the local economy and create numerous new jobs. Cluttons’ expert team designed, coordinated, managed and oversaw the construction of the 800 tonne purpose-built steel processing plant and has created a huge 130,000 sq ft of processing space and 20,000 sq ft of office and ancillary space.

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Cluttons also acted for John Parker and Son Ltd, which is one of Britain’s largest suppliers of structural beams and columns to the construction industry, on lease and subcontractor negotiations as well as securing planning consents for the development. The new plant is part of Shoreham Port and is a major driver for the Sussex economy, indirectly supporting hundreds of jobs in the South East. The facility benefits from an ideal dockside location, ensuring Parker Steel will be able to import, process and deliver its steel products with ease. Spanning three and a half acres, the new plant is one of the largest single rooms on the south coast. This tremendous facility is true testament to Cluttons’ expertise in the design, build and project management of large-scale developments.

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Ditchling Museum In December 2010 Ditchling Museum was successful in its Stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund securing £835,700 towards the capital project. Working with Adam Richards Architects, selected by open competition, the project will: • Restore a derelict Grade II listed Cart Lodge to create a new entrance, shop and cafe • Construct a link between the Cart Lodge and existing buildings • Refurbish the cottage at the North End of the site to create a dedicated education and learning space • Create a purpose built Collection store • Refurbish all the galleries and re-display the Collection in suiable environmental conditions • Through a cohesive architectural plan upgrade and improve the appearance of the buildings • Undertake sympathetic landscaping around the buildings The total cost of the project is £2.3 million.

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Forres Academy Construction work is well underway at Forres Academy. Construction work started in March 2012 on an extension to the rear of the school.

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The two-storey building will feature five new classrooms, new offices for the Head Teacher and Deputy Head, a guidance department and hopefully a space for Sixth Year’s lockers. The extension will also create a new entrance to the school, with it now being on the car park side of the building.

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The project is expected to be finished by Christmas, with the new building expected to be open to pupils and staff by February 2013. Head teacher Laurence Findlay said that they were asking for parents dropping off students in the morning not to park at the front of the school to avoid congestion, while the works get underway. Likewise, parents, senior pupils and guests to the school are advised not to park in the rear car park at home time, as they will have to wait until the buses leave.

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Guy & St Thomas’ Hospital Re-Cladding Makeover for Guy’s Hospital Tower Work to replace the exterior of the world’s tallest hospital has begun. MP Simon Hughes officially launched the Guy’s Tower re-cladding scheme.

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Rising to 34 storeys and, at 143 metres, Guy’s Hospital tower is the tallest hospital building in the world. The Tower Wing opened in 1974 and has been a landmark on the South Bank skyline ever since serving the population of south east London well in its 36 years of existence, but the exterior is now in need of an extensive overhaul.

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To secure the future of the Tower for the next 30 years, a full refurbishment of the external façade is needed, including new replacement windows and new energy efficient aluminium cladding. MP for Southwark and Bermondsey, Simon Hughes, said: “We don’t just want our local hospitals to provide the best care, we want that care to be provided in the best buildings, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are leading the way. This scheme is part of a ten-year plan for the Trust which plan to invest in a series of building projects that will create a better environment, for better care. “It’s also great to see that the contractors Balfour Beatty have employed a workforce of apprentices from the local area – ensuring our local residents are learning new skills, and have opportunities for employment.” The design will transform the building’s external appearance and its iconic position in the London skyline. Steve McGuire Director of Essentia, the department responsible developing the Trust’s vision for the future, said: “We aim to transform the Tower’s external appearance, to deliver a sustainable landmark design that benefits the Trust as a whole, and with an impact reaching beyond the hospital site into the London Bridge Quarter and beyond.” Bob Clark, Managing Director at Balfour Beatty, said: “Balfour Beatty is delighted to be working collaboratively with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ team to transform their landmark tower. We look forward to delivering a scheme that will exceed the expectations of all involved.”

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Haberdashers Monmouth School Work in Focus Name of site: Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Girls Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Girls combine the finest, modern education with the best traditional values, shaped by over a century of educational expertise. This unique approach is mirrored by a unique setting – with students enjoying state-of-the-art facilities within beautifully restored listed buildings, overlooking some of Britain’s most stunning countryside. Start date: 25 July 2011 Expected completion date: 13 July 2012 Sq.Ft: 15000 sq ft (1400 sq m) Project value: £2.5m End user: Students and staff Main use: Student and staff accommodation Previous use of site: car park Any special details: Achieved BREEAM very good Any specialist companies involved: Sto Render Was there a turf cutting ceremony: No Who is using the building: Boarding students and staff What will the new building offer the occupants: 45 Individual pod dormitories (new build) with ensuite facilities for students as well as a small extension to an existing boarding house for boarding staff accommodation Any special features: Very energy efficient following BREEAM very good rating, individual pods for student rooms that include fibre glass box to house shower and toilet.

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Haddington Joint Campus Scotland’s hub initiative is now well underway with construction of the first school in the scheme now well underway with completion expected towards the end of 2012. The innovative scheme sees better public buildings and enhanced services delivered at improved value for money to the taxpayer. Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil marked the development of the new Haddington Joint Campus, surrounded by some of the boys and girls who will attend the school. The completed site will house Haddington Infants School and St Mary’s Primary together on the same campus. Mr Neil said: “It is incredibly exciting for me to see the work at Haddington Joint Campus get underway and to welcome to the site some of the children who will attend the school when it is ready.” This is why infrastructure is so important to the Scottish Government - investing in infrastructure is investing in the future, as well as the present. “New schools, new roads and new hospitals are being built to enrich communities across the country, despite swingeing cuts inflicted on our capital budget by Westminster.” Scottish Government-supported capital investment will be 25 per cent higher in 2014-15 than in 2011-12, supporting

jobs and stimulating growth in line with our Economic Strategy, which is designed to focus on green energy, support skills and invest in capital infrastructure. “The public purse is under huge financial strain, which is why we need creative, innovative approaches such as the hub initiative to deliver maximum value for taxpayers’ money. “We could do even more if Scotland was given substantive capital borrowing powers that would allow us to invest in our infrastructure and thereby grow our economy.” The hub scheme has been developed by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) on behalf of the Scottish Government. SFT is overseeing the roll-out of hub across the five territories - North, South East, West, East Central and South West. SFT associate director Gemma Gordon said: “Haddington Infants and St Mary’s RC Primary School is the very first school in Scotland to be built through SFT’s innovative ‘hub’ programme, which aims to deliver best value for money and provide a wide range of services for the benefit of local communities. “Many local businesses will benefit from being appointed by South East hub to

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carry out various stages of the school build, which will be a welcome boost to the local economy. The campus approach adopted by East Lothian Council, with two schools under one roof, is warmly welcomed and is very much in line with the current focus on public sector asset management. “The council has adopted an innovative approach to water heating using solar panels which, as well as saving money, will help reduce the school’s carbon footprint. The school has been designed to achieve an energy performance certificate rating of A. East Lothian Council received £4.9 million for the new school from the Scottish Government’s Schools Investment programme. Haddington Joint Campus is the eighth development in the £1.25 billion Scotland’s Schools for the Future initiative, with the first - Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary - due for completion in January.

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Hanham Hall Eco Village Testing and certification become imperative for window assemblies spanning one or more storeys. New guidance from the NHBC,46232,en.pdf clearly states they will enforce the requirement for testing and certification to CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) standards of not just curtain walling, but of any coupled door and window assembly that spans one storey or more. Janex windows in curtain wall testing at Wintech’s Building Envelope Testing facility in Shropshire, 2012.

This is a result of what they observe are areas that continue to cause problems for designers, installers and builders and the NBHC some six years since the introduction of Chapter 6.9 ‘Curtain walling and cladding’.

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The culprit has been the acceptance of evidence from testing as an alternative to full independent assessment, leading to ‘an increasing number of examples where the test evidence submitted to the NHBC as a substitute for independent assessment is not appropriate and falls some way short of demonstrating that satisfactory in-service performance will be achieved.’ They add that ‘a great deal of additional work has been generated for all parties in establishing a satisfactory outcome.’ Specifying Janex glazing systems, whether all timber or aluminium-clad, ensures the curtain walling will be fully tested and certified to the CWCT standard, as well as meeting the highest air-tightness, weathering and sustainability standards. Furthermore, Janex is the only Scandinavian window company that offers the supply and installation of fully certified systems under one contract. This is a considerable benefit to contactors (and the NHBC) who have, in the past, faced large claims every year because of systems failing as a result of poor installation. Janex windows and doors were specified by the Breyer Group for Triscott House, a 45-unit development in Hillingdon, the first Extra Care building in the UK to be constructed to Code level 5. The contract was for the supply and installation of fully reversible triple-glazed aluminium-clad timber windows and balcony doors with a u-value 0.9 W/ m2K

Installation is a crucial aspect of energy-efficiency. Energy-efficiency is not just about specifying products with the lowest u-values, and low CO2 is not just about energy-efficiency. There are many windows available today that offer u-values below 1.0W/m2K - some go down to 0.7

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or even lower - however, the crucial test is how well those windows perform when installed in a building. The integrity of the window design and manufacture is important, but so too is the design detail of the connection between the window and the wall, and the integrity of the workmanship. Current UK building regulations allow air-leakage of 10m3/m2. To achieve Code levels 4, 5 and 6, and Passive House standards, which allow for airleakage of a maximum 0.6 m3/m2 at 50pa over or under pressure, air-tightness needs to improve dramatically.

Bath University chose Janex windows and doors for their HemPod experimental building. In air-tightness tests carried out by Building Analysis and Testing Ltd, they contributed to an air-tightness that comfortably met Passive House standards. Air Change was measured at 0.55 m3/hr.m3 Building Volume, compared with the Passive House requirement of less than 0.6 m3/hr.m3. For more on the research visit

The industry has external envelope products that will meet or exceed these requirements, but the challenge is to have a robust installation detail. The higher Code ratings can only be achieved if proper design solutions and installation are adopted. Janex is the only Norwegian company to have invested in a ‘hot box’ testing facility. Their testing has proved that a two-step seal is the minimum requirement to reduce problems with water ingress, air-leakage and thermal bridging. For air-tightness down to Passive House requirements, they recommend the inclusion of a third air-tight internal seal. Today, the industry standard is to buy window and door products from a manufacturer and employ an external subcontractor to install them, making it difficult to control the quality of the installation. This can lead to underperforming air-tightness, weathering and acoustics. Janex, as a complete package provider, is one of the few window companies to take a different approach.

Janex aluminium-clad windows and doors were chosen by Cartwright Pickard for this development of 103 residential flats in Camberwell New Road. With u-values of 1.4 W/m2K and acoustic values down to 41Rw+Ctr, the windows can be turned through 180O for easy cleaning

They think about the product in the wall, look at the desired performance and provide technical proposals for how the most cost-effective solution can be achieved on the project. They then use their own teams for installation, ensuring the total solution meets its specification. Their unique service package means they take full responsibility for installation standards as well as for the design and manufacture of their windows and doors.

Timber and aluminium-clad timber windows offer low carbon solutions. Beyond energy-efficiency, low CO2 solutions also require low carbon materials, such as timber windows. Research undertaken by Heriot Watt University, using PAS 2050 methodology developed by Davis Langdon, shows timber window frames made to Wood Window Alliance standards are carbon negative over a 60-year life. Thanks to the carbon sink effect of the sustainably managed forests, each window saves 89kgs CO2e over 60 years compared with an equivalent PVC-U window. That can add up to a very considerable saving in bigger buildings. For multi-storey buildings, or more exposed elevations, aluminium-clad wood windows are increasingly popular, as specifiers look for all the benefits of wood windows combined with a more durable, lower maintenance, external finish. Although aluminium requires significant energy inputs, Janex’s suppliers use ‘green’ hydro-generated electricity. About Janex Janex was founded in 1992 as a supplier partnership to bring high quality Scandinavian windows and doors to the UK construction market in large volumes, with 20 years’ experience in providing complex technical solutions to the market. R&D is a continuous process in all factories, with products manufactured to the very highest standards to meet or exceed testing requirements in Norway and Sweden. The sales, installation and after sales teams work throughout the UK to support clients and to advise on the specification of the right products for any project. Janex has an extensive track record, working with construction companies, developers and local authorities nationwide.

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Janex. Scandinavian for unbeatable quality, performance, sustainability and service. Our windows and doors are designed to Norwegian standards, providing exceptional performance and sustainability, as well as beautiful design. It’s only natural that we offer full chain of custody, can achieve a thermal performance of 0.7W/m2k, an acoustic performance of 40 Rw+Ctr without secondary glazing, and have an estimated service life of at least 60 years.1 But it is our approach to customer service that has made our windows and doors so sought after in the UK over the last two decades. We offer short delivery times and a seamless, tailor-made service for refurbishment or new build projects – an all-inclusive package that starts with professional design advice and solutions that

best suit your project requirements. And it doesn’t finish when the windows and doors are installed, but follows through with aftercare, ensuring one organisation is responsible for the whole process of window and door supply.

Talk to us about your project, large or small. You’ll find Scandinavian quality is more affordable than you think.

Project Director Jeff Boyton, for Allenbuild says: “We chose Janex because of the high quality of the specification we can get in timber or timber composite window and door products. I was particularly impressed by the efficiencies and economies of production in the factories in Norway where our windows and doors were manufactured. This demonstrated to me the company’s environmental credentials are second to none.”

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Hazardous Area Response Team Building Spread over an area of 20,640 kilometres and serving a population of 2.9 million, the Welsh Ambulance Service area encompasses tranquil rural retreats, busy seaside resorts and large urban conurbations. The service attends more than 250,000 emergency calls a year, over 50,000 urgent calls and transport over 1.3 million non-emergency patients to over 200 treatment centres throughout England and Wales. The Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS) is now providing the public of Wales with a new service from the 1st of July 2012 when the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) went live.

The newly formed HART will enable the WAS to provide clinical services at hazardous incidents such as flooding, building collapses, mining incidents, tunnel explosions and major transport collisions. It will also be able to work at the scene of chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear and terrorist incidents. The enhanced capability will complement the existing Special Operations Response Team (SORT), who already organise decontamination and mass oxygenation at such incidents, and will provide the public of Wales with a level of service comparable to the best in the world. This development is extremely important as public services in Wales are being faced with more complex situations on an increasingly frequent basis. The specially trained personnel will work throughout Wales on a daily basis, providing high quality care to patients.

This will ensure that people will benefit from their support 365 days a year and not simply when there is a major incident. The ambulance station at Brynmenyn, Bridgend has recently undergone a £1m refurbishment to change the use of the station to form a Hazardous Area Response Team building. The Team Responsible for the Refurbishment Architect Holder Mathias Architects Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon Structural Consultant RVW Consulting Mechanical and Electrical Consultant McCann & Partners Main Contractor Andrew Scott Ltd

Proud to be associated with the Welsh Ambulance Services Hazardous Area Response Team Building. Since being established in 1870 Andrew Scott Ltd has grown to become one of the foremost names in construction and civil engineering within South Wales. We seek to continuously improve our products and services to deliver quality our clients can rely upon. At Andrew Scott we encourage total awareness and understanding of our clients’ needs at every stage of every project. We constantly strive to improve our service and our team seek to add value by deploying the latest technical and commercial knowledge in our clients’ best interests. • Commercial

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Holton Heath Trading Park Factory & Offices Heatric, a division of Meggitt Ltd., is the market leading supplier of highly compact diffusion-bonded heat exchangers. Heatric’s main product, the Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger, often referred to as PCHE, was first developed in the early 1980s at the University of Sydney in Australia as part of a post graduate research project. In 1985 the project researchers formed a company called Heatric. Five years later, in 1990, Heatric became part of Meggitt, a multi-national group with broadly based presence in the aerospace, defence and electronic sensor markets, and Heatric relocated from Australia to Poole in the UK where it now employs in excess of 200 people.

Heatric also has regional offices in the US and Brazil, and a wide network of sales office and representatives around the world. In April 2012 work started on a new factory and office development for Heatric adjacent to their existing offices on Holton Heath Trading Park in Poole The scheme which is estimated to cost around £4m will be a single storey new build which is due to complete in spring 2013. The Team: Client: Heatric Ltd Architect: Lionel Gregory Ltd Structural Consultant: Calcinotto & Associates Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall Plc

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New hotel chain chooses Birmingham for flagship development Work is underway on a new £24 million hotel in the City Park Gate district of Birmingham. Developers Hotel La Tour plan to be open next February with a 174-bedroom complex also offering conference space, destination restaurant and bar plus a vibrant street cafe. Jane Schofield, Managing Director of Hotel La Tour Ltd, said: “We have an ambitious vision to build five hotels in the next five years. We’ve chosen Birmingham for our launch because of its great accessibility and thriving city centre, both of which will be vital in attracting business and leisure guests seven days a week.” The construction project is the first in City Park Gate and is one of the city’s only privately-funded projects currently underway. Once open, the eye-catching three-sided building will create 100 new jobs and aims to build its reputation by providing exceptional customer service, becoming not just a great place to eat, sleep and meet but a great place to work. Mrs Schofield said: “With no new entrants or major refurbishment investment in the West Midlands hotel sector for some time, it’s an excellent opportunity for Hotel La Tour to raise the bar, offering high standards and value for money. Q&A with Jane Schofield, Managing Director of Hotel La Tour

right product and that is what Hotel La Tour offers. Hotel La Tour Birmingham Fast Facts: Opens February 2012 and is the flagship development in a new chain of city centre hotels Offers contemporary and affordable hotel and conference accommodation Has a destination restaurant and bar with terrace. A vibrant street cafe 174 bedrooms and suites Dedicated conference floor with flexible space accommodating up to 150 delegates theatre style Roof terrace with great views Dramatic triple height reception area with sweeping glass staircase Eye-catching three-sided building, close to Bullring Shopping Centre and Central Business District. Easy walking distance of city’s main railway stations First development underway in Birmingham’s new City Park Gate district A £24m project and one of the city’s only privately-funded d evelopments Creating 100 jobs

Q: PKF’s Hotel Britain 2011 reports the road ahead for the UK hotel market is “stubbornly turbulent”, is this is a good time to launch a new hotel business? A: Any time can be good or bad to launch a business. With no new entrants for a while and no large scale refurbishment investment in the sector, Birmingham is ready for something new. Our high standards and the energy we’re committing to achieving sales make this an excellent time to launch Hotel La Tour. Q: There are a number of new hotels planned for the city, what makes yours different? A: Ours is stylish and coming soon! Hotel La Tour is all about high quality, with bedrooms designed to give you the technology and comfort you have in your own home – in some cases, probably better. We’ve also got a destination bar and restaurant and meeting spaces which work around the needs of businesses. We offer very high standards for our guests and look after our employees too – in turn, this means our customer care is better than our competitors.

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Jodrell Bank Observatory and Visitor Centre Work has begun on creating the global headquarters for the world’s biggest telescope. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will see thousands of radio telescopes built in either the Australian or South African desert. But the team masterminding the £1.2bn telescope’s creation will be head-quartered hundreds of miles away at Jodrell Bank observatory. In order to accommodate the army of international physicists and engineers working on the scheme, a new nerve centre is being built at the Cheshire site. The single-storey building will house 65 of the world’s leading space experts, drawn from 20 countries. The Y-shaped building is being built just a few hundred yards from the iconic Lovell telescope and will act as the offices and administrative headquarters for the project. The building, described as having a ‘space age’ design, will be clad in metal to minimise disruption to the sensitive telescopes on the site. Planners at East Cheshire council gave their blessing to the new building on the Holmes Chapel site last year. The location of the SKA is set to be revealed in the next few months – after intense lobbying by African and Australian authorities. The remote site will

allow the vast network radio telescopes to scan the skies, free from man-made interference. It will also require a huge investment in infrastructure, with hundreds of miles of super-fast cables laid down to connect the instruments. When finished in 2024, the device will be 50 times stronger than the most powerful telescope currently in existence. The massive project is being sponsored by the UK government, EU nations and others. Jodrell Bank, which is owned by Manchester University, was selected over other international observatories to be the nerve centre for the construction of the new array. Dr Tim O’Brien, from the observatory, said the centre would likely to be used for the next 15-20 years as the project continued. He said: “We got the planning application for the new building before Christmas and the work is now under way.

”The building is designed by the architects who built our £3m Discovery Centre and will be completed towards the end of the year. “It will be used for offices, rather than hi-tech equipment, but it will be the main hub for the project office team behind the project. The development of the office and visitors centre has been design to achieve BREEAM excellent rating theoretically, a very good score is more realistic target for the project unless other substantial commitments will be made that could increase the score but this could have a serious impact on the overall project budget. The Team Client: University of Manchester Plans By: Emery Planning Partnership Ltd, Macclesfield Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects Project Manager: Capita Symonds Main Contractor: John Turner & Sons

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Laboratory & Office Phase 1European Marine Science Park The European Marine Science Park in Argyll is one of HIE's current major infrastructure investments incorporating marine science, research and development, education and commercial activity. The project aims to create an international centre of excellence. The European Marine Science Park will provide high quality laboratory and office space in an entrepreneurial community for new, expanding and inward investing companies with a focus on marine science, marine energy and related support. The Science Park offers co-location with one of the world's leading marine science institutes, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS),, which provides businesses with access to: • The expertise of 150+ scientists in all fields of marine science, from marine environment to the development of marine-derived biofuels.

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Construction of Phase 1 of the Science Park started in November 2011 and is anticipated to be completed later this year. This phase will include laboratory and office space in a highly sustainable building in this stunning location. Phases 2 and beyond will be determined by demand and sector development. The total development at the Science Park will be 5,400 sq m to be built in phases spanning a period of 10 years.

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Lime Tree Health Centre & School Surbiton Hospital A redevelopment of the Surbiton Hospital site is underway so that local people will be able to benefit from a new health facility in early 2013. The innovative project which is combining health and education facilities on the former Surbiton Hospital site has now reached a major construction milestone following the “topping out” of the health building. The ceremony held last week marked the completion of the final concrete structure for the £15m project which will deliver a wide range of health care

services, plus a new 446-place primary school. The project, which LJJ Ltd specialise in the design installation and commissioning of mechanical and electrical services is being led by NHS Kingston and Kingston Council, will culminate in a new health facility opening in March 2013. It has been developed by South West London Telephone: 01642 617517 - Facsimile: 01642 617534 Health Partnerships Email: - Website: Dowding House, Welling Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3PS in association with private sector partner Fulcrum A new building will house four GP Group, Fulcrum is the practices and a range of other health private shareholder in four LIFT projects: services, including urgent care, X-ray Building Better Health West London, and diagnostics. Building Better Health Southwark Lambeth Lewisham, South In addition a 446-place West London Health Partnerships and primary school, Lime Tree Primary Renova Developments. School is on track to open in September 2012. Sustainable energy features such as photovoltaic panels, and Combined Heat and Power technology to fuel the heating and hot water in both buildings, are incorporated into the development. David Smith, Director of Health and Adult Services for Kingston said: “The topping out ceremony is the culmination of years of work with the local community and partners and it’s a sign that the opening of a state-of-the-art health facility is just around the corner. We’re looking forward to the facility opening in early 2013.” Dr Phil Moore, Interim Chair of the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group and one of the GP’s who will be working from the new centre said: “When the new building opens, patients will continue to be treated by their own GPs and will benefit from a wide range of health services. These will be delivered from a modern building which aims to become a focus for the local community. It will also provide services for the wider community and Kingston residents. “The fact we will be sharing a site with a new primary school offers opportunities. We will be exploring specialist support services tailored to the needs of the pupils at the same time as encouraging healthy lifestyles for the children and their families.”

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Majestic House Poole is “open for business” – that’s the message as the Mayor laid the first block on the top floor of Majestic House. Mayor of Poole Cllr Graham Wilson laid a ceremonial first brick in the refurbishment of Majestic House in Parkstone Road earlier this year. The multi-million redevelopment of the former Bolton House in Parkstone Road will see the 1970s office block remerge as a high-standard six-storey building. With 27,000 sq ft of modern office space and 21 apartments being created, the building is due to be completed by January 2013. “This is probably one of the biggest regeneration sites we have got in Poole at the moment, until the bridge brings others forward,” said Poole Mayor, Cllr Graham Wilson. “We have got a ‘can-do’ town. Certainly Poole is open for business,” he said. With interest being generated in the town on the back of the Twin Sails Bridge he said: “It’s a golden time, I believe. I hope we can make the most of it.” Robert Storey, managing director of Poole company Majestic Property and Estates, said they had bought the property, which was “past its sell-by date,” five or six years ago. Completely stripping it out, altering and extending the building, was putting £7.5m into the local economy and virtually all the sub-contractors and tradesmen working on it were local people, he said.

“It’s a brand new specification and probably the best office stock available in Poole at the moment,” he said. Designed so it could be used by one employer or many, he said interest had already been shown in the office accommodation, which should be available by October this year, with the apartments launched by June. “Poole has been overlooked for a while,” he said. “With what’s happening with the new bridge it was the right time to bring this one forward into the re-employment schedule.”

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Maternity Building Block BL Southport General Hospital The refurbishment of the Southern General Maternity Unit was completed at the end of 2009, marking a milestone of an ambitious strategy to improve services for mothers and children across the city. Among its world-class facilities is the brand new foetal medicine department providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. The hospital is also a national centre for certain specialist services for newborn babies and provides state-of-the-art intensive care services. The Maternity building will be physically linked to the new children’s and adult hospitals via a walkway bridge. In January 2012 block BL of the maternity building started to get an overhaul. The £1m refurbishment is due to complete at the end of summer. The refurbishment is purely internal with block BL being the ground oor of the maternity building.

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Medical Research Building Extension Extension – Building 383 The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. It supports research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, also in bespoke units, centres and institutes in the UK and in Africa. The heart of the MRC’s mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, it supports a diverse range of biomedical research from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. The MRC work closely with the NHS and the UK Health Department and gives a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population. MRC Harwell Building 383 Refurbishment Works The Medical Research Building 383 at Harwell is a 1950’s building that has been used as a research laboratory for over 50 years, during which time the building has been developed and modified. Building 383 is a two storey, traditionally built brick building with a flat roof, constructed around a central square courtyard and is primarily used for office and laboratory working space. The refurbishment works has reconfigured some of this working space, however, the principal use of the building remains the same. The most recent project consists of new external exchange space which is incorporating the erection of a portal framed conservatory along with an external paving and seating area. The new ‘pavillion’ will provide additional space for informal meetings, networking events and the site restaurant. The Brief Provide a fully fitted conservatory with installed under floor heating connected to the existing heating loop via a plate exchanger system. Conservatory to consist of white Portal Frame with reinforced UPVC windows and double doors. Box section, powder coated aluminum roof frame with four powered opening roof lights. • 600mm wall on three sides in matching brickwork externally and plaster finish internally. • Portal Frame conservatory with Pilkington Active SuncoolTM 70/35 neutral/blue 6mm glass , 16mm double glazed, argon filled, self-cleaning, clear toughened external and laminated internal double glazed glass as per specification. • Structurally reinforced with steel, white powder coated (portal frame). • Global Aluminium framed roof, structurally proven for the project, to include 4 powered roof openers complete with rain sensors which are automatically controlled.

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Electrical Installation on the site is to include motor operated roof closers, lighting, power, data (cat 5i) and power supplies for the under floor heating. Controls to include provision of Trend Panel for automated control of heating. Principal Contractor: DH Building Services (Oxford) Ltd North Leigh Business Park Woodstock Road North Leigh Witney Oxfordshire OX29 6SN The Design Team Design & Build: D.H. Building Services (Oxford) Ltd North Leigh Business Park, Woodstock Road, North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6SN Planning and Building Control Submission. Portal Frame designed by others, see below. Contact: Mr Brian O’Callaghan Project Manager : 01993 880369 : Planning Application: JTConsulting 5 The Penn, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QZ Contact: Jill Thompson : 01608 646408 Mob: 07789 993893 Email: Building Regulation Submission: JTConsulting 5 The Penn, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QZ Contact: Jill Thompson : 01608 646408 Mob: 07789 993893 Email:

CDM Co-ordinator: JTConsulting 5 The Penn, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QZ Contact: Jill Thompson : 01608 646408 Mob: 07789 993893 Email: Portal Frame Design: Eastham Design Associates Ltd Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers 9 Ash Grove, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2NY Contact: Jonathan Eastham : 01772 682480 : This project ran concurrently with the final phases of the main building refurbishment which meant The CDM-Coordinator had to deal with two Principal Contractors on separate sites within the same complex. The refurbishment works to the main building included: Phase V Refurbishment of Offices , Storage Space, Glasswashing & Meeting areas. Duration: 2 months Contract Period: 18th January 2012 to 31st March 2012

Mayflower Close Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate Eastleigh Hampshire SO53 4AR The Design Team Principal Designer: Medical Research Council Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RD Contact: Mr Alex Tull Head of Engineering and Estates : 01235 841174 : CDM Co-ordinator: JTConsulting 5 The Penn, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QZ Contact: Jill Thompson : 01608 646408 Mob: 07789 993893 Email: Structural Engineer: The Austin Company Cardinal Point, Park Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1RE Contact: Paul Haines : 01923 432658 :

Phase VI consisted of minor refurbishment works. However, works for this phase ran during Phase V and the Pavilion works programme. There were no M&E works associated with this phase of the refurbishment. Principal Contractor: LST Projects Seymour House

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JTConsulting’s partners, Jill Thompson and Debbie Prichard, have over 50 years’ experience between them working within the construction industry, mainly in the Civil and Structural design office. They have experience working on all types of project from small domestic extensions or structural alterations to new schools, hospitals, sports facilities, conference centres, laboratories, retail parks, office and industrial units and large motorway and rail link projects both in the UK and overseas. In recent years, due to changes within the industries legislation, JTConsulting has concentrated on providing the more specialised services required for many of today’s construction projects and are continuously updating their knowledge and expertise according to the latest codes of practise and legislation. Whatever your construction project, big or small, commercial or domestic, JTConsulting can provide the specialist services you need to get your ideas off the drawing board, onto site and working for you. • Flood Risk Assessments Whether your application is for a small residential project, a large commercial development, or even a change of use, JTConsulting can provide the FRA needed to accompany your planning application. • Civil and Structural Engineering design Debbie Prichard of JTConsulting is a Chartered Civil Engineer and can provide advice throughout the design cycle of a project from feasibility studies to detailed design through to tender and construction stage. • CDM Co-ordinator Services The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 puts a clear duty on clients to ensure that appropriate health and safety arrangements are in place and acted upon at all stages of the building project, from design and planning through to the completed project. Jill Thompson of JTConsulting is a Registered CDM Co-ordinator with the Association for Project Safety. • Party Wall Surveyor The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 was introduced to provide the framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, as well as boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. Jill Thompson of JTConsulting is a Member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors. • Project Management or Contract Administration JTConsulting can provide project management services from the initial concept and design, through construction and to final completion, taking responsibility for the overall planning, management, coordination and financial control of your construction project. • Site Waste Management Plans • Foul Drainage and Land Contamination Risk Assessments When working with JTConsulting you can always be secure in the knowledge that you will receive a personal, yet very professional service, and can be confident that the project will be progressed on time and within budget. They deliver no nonsense, cost effective approach that helps clients avoid the risks involved with their construction projects by getting the correct documentation in place at the right time and appointing a professional design team. They even offer an initial consultation to talk you through your proposals and provide advice on the professional appointments needed and the statutory legislations you may be required to satisfy to get your project underway. So why not give them a call on 01608 646408 to see how they can help you.

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Monmouth Boys School Extension Monmouth School is going through some major and very exciting developments that are having a beneficial impact on all members of the community at the School. The Trustees of the William Jones Foundation at Haberdashers’ Hall agreed to release capital towards funding the first phase of the major building project at the heart of Monmouth School. The Heart Project, as it has become known during its development, will increase the size and number of classrooms and replace existing rooms, improve boarding facilities, replace an ageing Dining Hall, streamline classroom locations, provide appropriate reception and meeting facilities, extend play and

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congregating spaces, and provide a ‘heart’ at the centre of the School. Phase 1 of The Heart Project has seen the conversion of the old Grange building into fully en-suite, single study boarding accommodation for all our VI.2 boarders in their pre-university year.

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The building opened in September 2011, and Mr Kingsley Jones was the first housemaster of this new VI.2 house. This pre-university boarding house has provided a new experience for Monmouth School boarders which provides an excellent preparation for university and helps them to focus on their final examinations in their A2 year. VI.1 boarders have also benefited from the improvement in accommodation in the remaining boarding houses as well as an earlier opportunity to take responsibility for the running of their boarding house as they become the senior year in Weirhead, New House and School House. In September 2011, another change happened as St James House was sold and the boys from there

transferred to Chapel House. Phase 2 has already seen the demolition of the Red Lion block and the construction of a 20 classroom block with reception and administration facilities which we hope will be ready for use in the Michaelmas Term 2013. The second and third phases of The Heart will develop behind the new classroom block, flowing from one building to another. All of this will, when complete, make a change to the infra-structure of the central campus nearly as profound as the 1864 redevelopment of the school which saw the creation of many of the wonderful heritage buildings we currently enjoy.









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Modernisation Programme St Louises Primary School Every primary school will be rebuilt or refurbished as part of the South Lanarkshire Council’s £812million programme Due to the extremely tough financial situation the country is facing, it was feared that the primary schools modernisation programme would not go ahead and would have to be put on hold with a number of school closures or mergers also on the cards. But the council’s Executive Committee approved an amended programme which allowed the programme to go ahead with minimum disruption to the previously agreed schedule. environments for young people to prosper and grow. The It is a busy time for education in South Lanarkshire and the fact buildings will inspire children to learn and will give teachers the that all of thier primary schools will be rebuilt or ESA_86x60_advert-V2.indd 2 28/05/2012 very best modern surroundings in which to teach. refurbished over the next few years - despite the tough financial climate - is testament to the importance they place on First class sports facilities at these schools will also benefit local thier young people. areas as they can be used by the public in the evenings and weekends and will see schools regain their focus as the hub of These new and refurbished buildings provide ideal local communities.”


St Ambrose High School St Ambrose high school is a co-educational Roman Catholic school covering all stages from S1-S6. The school may be divided into two main areas, the main building and the extension. The main building accommodates the english, geography, mathematics, business education, religious education, science, home economics departments. There is also an assembly hall, two gymnasiums, library, the head teacher’s office and the administrative offices. The extension accommodates the music, history, modern studies, languages, art and design, computing and learning support departments. It also accommodates an oratory, one conference room, offices for guidance staff and administrative offices. The school has a games hall, two gyms and is also fortunate in being situated opposite Drumpellier Park with rugby and football pitches constantly available. Use is also made of Coatbridge indoor centre and in the summer months the Coatbridge outdoor centre is also used. Main contractor Balfour Beatty is behind the £44m project which will replace the existing St Ambrose and Drumpark High Schools and six community football pitches. The development is taking place on former landfill and industrial land – more recently reclaimed as parkland and designated as greenbelt. This has necessitated construction of a complex below ground drainage system – implemented by international materials company Saint-Gobain.





The choice of location has proven controversial locally with some fearing potential harmful impact of the below ground conditions on the health of pupils.


Council planner Jim Logue stressed at the time that the park represented; “the only suitable site in the catchment area.”

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Wansbeck General Hospital is a district general hospital based in Ashington. It is one of two “low energy” built hospitals in the United Kingdom, and is the most northerly General hospital in England. Wansbeck General Hospital is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, the two other acute hospitals in the trust being in North Tyneside and Hexham. The hospital has an Accident and Emergency Department which is open 24 hours a day. Most general and acute services are provided within the trust; specialist referrals are mainly made to the Newcastle Hospitals (Royal Victoria Infirmary, Freeman Hospital and Newcastle General Hospital, as well as some to Gateshead and Middlesbrough. The hospital was previously known as Woodbridge Hospital. The mortuary extension has been designed by the trust and constructed under the management of Tolent Construction.

Estimated Value: £1.9m Start Date: March 2012 Client: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Scheme Description: Scheme comprises of extension to the existing hospital to provide a mortuary.

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North Petherton Tesco Express Project in Focus Tesco Express – North Petherton North Petherton is located on the A38 between Bridgwater and Taunton in Somerset. The town lies in the area between the lower slopes of the Quantocks and the river Parrett. In April this year Tesco started work on a new Tesco Express in the town of North Periton. The scheme is due to complete this summer. The store will provide a quality convenience store to benefit and service the local community. The finished store will cover 3000 square feet with a project value of £800k. The store will offer shoppers a local convenience store, complete with off licence, fresh foods, bakery along with a dedicated car park. The site was previously a public house (The Swan).

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the works rolls 1.5 million tonnes of steel coil per annum for automotive, construction and general engineering applications.

Llanwern Steelworks (formerly the Spencer Works) is located in Llanwern, east of the City of Newport, South Wales.

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Based in Newport South Wales, Tata Steel Construction Products sits neatly within Tata Steel Distribution & Building Systems, manufacturing a variety of quality products

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Located within the Tata Steel Strip site at Llanwern Works, Construction Products has a dedicated Manufacturing Plant and growing Fabrications Unit employing over 100 people.

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Construction Products, formerly Ayrton Godin’s was established in 1940 and specialises in the cold roll forming of steel sections.


They manufacture products such a Safety Barrier, Trench Sheeting, Decking, LoadSafe Platforms, Solar PV Mounting Frames and various bespoke and standard sections for the construction and civil engineering industries. Tata Steel Construction Products have remained their operations at Llanwern,

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Lewis and Lewis Lewis and Lewis had overall responsibility for the Llanwern Entrance Complex project at Llanwern Works, Newport, South Wales. The scheme involved the creation of high quality reception offices, a meeting area and conference facilities known as The Hub. The project also saw the creation of 200 car parking spaces, a security gate, weigh station, lay by, new circulation roads and landscaping. Lewis and Lewis managed the design team. The team consisted of project manager Adrian Lewis; architects, Boyes Rees; landscape architects, DLA; M&E Engineers McCann & Partners and civil and structural engineers OPUS International Consultants. The project is the second Lewis and Lewis have worked on for TATA. The first was a building, also in Newport, for ORB Electrical Steel, a wholly owned subsidiary of TATA.

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Old Priory Road Residential and Retail Development Tuckton Place is an exciting collection of one and two bedroom homes, set in the heart of Tuckton village near Bournemouth. The new bespoke development will combine an attractive mix of apartments, cottages and bungalows, designed to meet the needs of the local community. The homes will be built to a high specification and will include a complementary mix of private, shared equity and retirement properties, helping to create a diverse and vibrant community. The homes are being built by Mansell Homes which is a division of Mansell Construction Services Ltd and a leading developer of new build family housing. To date Mansell Homes has successfully completed over 2,500 quality homes. Guy Hayward, Regional Managing Director, Mansell Homes said: “Tuckton Place offers local buyers an opportunity to secure something really special – a

beautifully presented new home, right in the heart of a thriving community. With a limited number of homes available, we are expecting competition to be strong. In fact, we have already had considerable interest from local buyers, keen to secure one of these highly sought after new homes. As of this week, we are now starting to take reservations off-plan, so I would urge any interested buyers to get in touch now, to ensure they don’t miss out.”

with the first residents able to move in before Christmas. The remaining retirement apartments are due to be completed towards the latter half of 2013. As part of this enticing new development, a new social club is also being built – providing residents and members of the local community with a central hub for local events and activities. In addition, a new supermarket will be built below the planned retirement apartments, providing the ultimate convenience for its new residents.

Tuckton Place will comprise five, Off-plan reservations are now being two-bedroom bungalows for private sale, taken. Prices for the bungalows will start 12, one-bedroom cottages available from £250,000, prices for the shared through shared equity and a collection equity cottages are expected to start at of 45 one and two-bedroom retirement £105,000, while the retirement apartments. The homes will be delivered apartments will be priced from £215,000. through a joint partnership with national house builder Mansell Homes, retirement specialists Pegasus and established Hughes and Salvidge -The Complete Decommisioning Solution affordable housing Our specialist demolition provider Merlion. services include: The collection of five, two-bedroom bungalows available for private sale and the shared equity cottages are due to be ready for completion towards the end of this year,

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National Operations Centre Work is well underway on the construction of Scottish Water’s new National Operations Centre and replacement Glasgow office accommodation. The construction at the site of the state-of-the-art facility is adjacent to the Buchanan Gate Business Park in Stepps, near Glasgow. BAM Construction is building the facility - which has been designed to meet current and future business needs – The project is expected to complete in Summer 2013. Mr Ackroyd, Scottish Waters Chief Executive, said: “This NOC will host substantial investment in enhanced technology and this will enable us to improve the service and value we provide to our customers throughout Scotland, reducing supply issues and providing faster responses. “Scottish Water continues to make the rapid progress that has made us one of the country’s real success stories – an efficient, well-run business delivering

clear benefits for our customers and the Scottish economy.” The new facility will be a purpose-built, energy-efficient, low-carbon office environment for our staff. It will be a three-storey, 7300 square metre Telephone: 01698 824442 - Fax: 01698 820050 building located Website: on the north east Caldergrove House, Caldergrove, outskirts of Greater Off Hamilton Road, Blantyre, G72 8YA Glasgow, close to the motorway network. It will also feature Scottish Water on their new leading-edge a biomass boiler, thermal water heating facility. As the site is adjacent to our own and photovoltaic panels – which utilises offices we also look forward to renewable energy to provide heating, hot welcoming them as neighbours once the water and electricity from wood pellets building has been completed.” and sunlight. The new facility will replace Scottish BAM Scotland’s regional director Ken Water’s current Glasgow offices at Irving said: “Initially we will be Balmore Road in the Possilpark area of constructing the foundations for the the city, which are unsuitable for future building and major earthworks will take business needs. place to form a level surface for the car park. As part of our recycling targets, all the 30,000 cubic square metres of earth will remain on the site rather than being removed. This will greatly reduce construction traffic on the local roads. “We are delighted to be working with

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Project Cactus Tesco Distribution Centre Located on the outskirts of Reading, a large 83,984m2 Tesco distribution centre is well under way on a former brewery site, when completed the centre is set to provide in excess of 1,000 job opportunities for the area. This contract, which is estimated to have a project value of £35m, is being carried out by Vinci Construction and building work will be completed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard as the structure will emit 34% less CO2 than the levels imposed by the 2010 building regulations. Like the majority of large distribution centres this project is relying on structural steelwork to form the building. It is a portal framed structure with a 185m width, formed of six spans and a length of 448m comprising of 56 x 8m bays. To the underside of the haunch the warehouse is 14.5m high, while internally there is a 16m wide office mezzanine level which is 8 bays long. “These structures are usually steel framed as it’s a tried and tested method of construction,” says Vinci Construction Contracts Manager Rob Bull. “With steel you get a quick and economic construction scheme.” Vinci started work on site during January 2012. Steelwork is helping to achieve this demanding programme. The company inherited a Brownfield site, where the previously decommissioned brewery had already been demolished. Much of the

demolition material has been re-used, while large parts of the existing slab have been built over with the new structure’s footprint. Vinci’s early works also included driving 1,200 precast driven piles into the site, stabilising the footprint and then installing pile caps with cast-in holding bolts in preparation for the steelwork. Steelwork erection was completed in April 2012 during an 11 week programme. “The weather was fine during March and as the ground was prepared and levelled prior to us starting, we were able to get a good start,” explains Richard Woodhead, Atlas Ward Structures Project Manager. For the most part, Atlas Ward has had 15 steel erectors on site, using two mobile cranes and nine cherrypickers. Typically erecting a large multi-span distribution centre like this involves sequencing the frame into erectable sectors. This is precisely what Atlas Ward did, with strips of the building up to 10 bays deep, erected span after span. Once a strip of all six spans has been erected, the process began once again.

structure’s like this and Atlas Ward invariably utilises them for most of the distribution centres it erects. The distribution warehouse also includes three attached ancillary buildings, a goods in and a goods out ‘pod’, and a battery charging store. These single storey structures vary in size, but are a maximum of 26m wide and up to 24m long. These substantial lean-to structures are all connected to the warehouse’s main frame steelwork but they are nominally independent structures. The site also includes a separate Vehicle Maintenance Unit (VMU); a steel framed building which is approximately 35m wide by 34m long, and includes a mezzanine level.

Initially the erectors had to make use of temporary bracing to help stabilise the steelwork, but after the first phase was up, the portal frame was self supporting. “The size of the phased sequence depends on the location of the internal valley columns,” adds Mr Woodhead. In this case they are spaced at 16m intervals, meaning each phase of the erection process had a corresponding depth. Interestingly, all of the job’s internal valley columns are plated members fabricated in-house on the Severfield-Rowen group’s plate line. These members are said to achieve greater cost effectiveness for

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Contractor: Marshall Construction Ltd Value: £12m works started in February 2012 on site constructing a new 4,460 sq.m. Superstore and petrol filling station, the store is due to open in January 2013. The store has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating through robust construction detailing and utilisation of state-of-the-art Mechanical, Electrical and Refrigeration systems. The supermarket chain has broken with tradition in its design and opted for a stilted store with under store parking to reduce the amount of external parking at the West Yorkshire store. The 25,000 sq ft sales area store will be the optimum size for Elland to fulfil a shopping need without dominating the town, according to Morrisons.

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Southsea Student Accommodation Student Accommodation Units & Office – Earlsdon Street, Southsea Works started on a 35 bedroom 4 storey halls of residence in November 2011 for student use and office use at ground floor level after planning permission was granted by Portsmouth Council (application ref: 11/00961/FUL). Design ACB Ltd is the architects on the scheme, a progressive, creative and pragmatic architectural studio based in

Basingstoke. Construction works on site is being led by PMC Construction Ltd based in Portsmouth. PMC has enjoyed continuous growth for the past 25 years, employing their own local labour. The scheme is has an estimated project value of £1.1m and us due to complete at the end of summer 2012. A BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ is expected.

Telephone: 02392 816 666 Email: Website: 1.2 Central Point, Kirpal Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6FH

Surgery at Kendal GPI was established in 1995 providing facilities for the provision of Primary Care. The offer a range of highly focused management and advisory services to ensure their primary care premises continue to support patients within a rapidly changing NHS.


Today GPI is one of the UK’s largest developers having invested £350 million in procuring more than 160 primary care centres across the country, adding new facilities each year. In October 2011 work started on a new surgery in Gillinggate, Kendal which is due to complete in autumn this year. The scheme comprises of demolition of building and construction of a general practitioners surgery with pharmacy, pct rooms and associated parking. The associated works include access roads, enabling, sewer systems, infrastructure and landscaping.

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St Joseph’s Church, Parish Centre

followed the closure of St Michael’s Church in Cockshot Hill, Reigate approximately 10 years ago.

The existing St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and Presbytery were built in the late 1980’s.

The remaining Churches serving this Parish are the Holy Family Church in The Tomei and Mackley Partnership LLP Yorke Road, Reigate Telephone: +44 (0)1883 740011 and the St Teresa’s Fax: +44 (0)1883 744119 Church in Weldon E-mail: Way, Merstham. The Website: latter two Churches will have their own which was also originally accommodated purpose built Parish accommodation built within the next three in the old Parish Centre. years on their existing sites. The design of the new Parish Centre was made to harmonise with the existing To facilitate the new Parish Centre at St Church and Presbytery. The building is Joseph’s, we obtained planning of single storey facing permission for a development of 8 No., brickwork with standing seam zinc roofs 3 bedroom terraced town houses on the with a curved eaves to the Parish Hall site of the former Parish Centre at accommodation to match the adjoining Ladbroke Road which was sold to Church. Riverdale a local developer. The proceeds for the sale allowed the new Onsite parking for the Parish Centre and Parish Centre to proceed to tender and Church is via a one way road around the on site with the building works. perimeter of the buildings with access and egress to Ladbroke Road. The The new multipurpose hall will new residential development shares the accommodate 230 parishioners dining or egress and the first part of the egress 450 parishioners in assembly. is for two way traffic to separate the residential vehicle movements from the The Parish accommodation will have a Church. social area linking the multipurpose hall to the existing Church, a meeting room The project value is approximately £2 and ancillary kitchen, toilets and storage. million and is due to be completed in December 2012. In addition, a separately attached playgroup is being built for the Parish

The land is owned by the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and the Church is administered by the local Redhill Parish. The previous Parish Centre which was located to the northwest of the existing Church had outlived its useful life. The building was formerly a Convent School which became redundant and was converted for use as a Parish Centre. However, many of the facilities were unsuitable for the present requirements of the Parish, particularly for access by disabled Parishioners. The former Parish Centre had poor toilet and catering facilities and the required accommodation has now been incorporated in a new single storey building with onsite parking facilities. The project to provide the new Parish Centre commenced on site in February 2012, the Parish Centre is a multi use building located between the existing Church and Presbytery and built on a circular plan to respect the setting of the existing buildings and site. This project is part of the reorganisation of the Redhill and Reigate Parish which

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St Lawrence Redevelopment, Kent

The Team that made it Happen (Phase 4) - Conference Facilities & Commercial Units Client: Kent County Cricket Club

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Architect: Clague Architects

Project Name: St Lawrence Redevelopment

Project Manager: Profile Construction Consultants

Phase 4 St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury is at the heart of the ancient city and, as you would expect from the English birthplace of Christianity and literature, it is steeped in history. It has been the home of Kent County Cricket Club since 1842 and witnessed some of the immortals playing in its tranquil, lush surroundings. Due to an extensive redevelopment programme St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury now offers businesses, groups and individuals a wealth of opportunities to entertain, celebrate, educate or host, in a range of conference rooms, lounges and boxes.

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Quantity Surveyor: Clifford Rickard Associates Structural Consultants: BSF Consulting Engineers M & E Consultant: MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Main Contractor: Cardy Construction Ltd Phase 1 - Residential Units Phase 2 – Cricket Ground Phase 3 – Hotel

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Staffordshire County Council - Planned & Reactive Maintence Framework Project Name: PC262 Staffordshire County Councils’ £48m 35 month framework commenced in April 2012, the framework agreement covers planned and reactive maintenance and minor construction works.

Roy Dyke Electrical Ltd

The framework agreement is arranged into 3 lots: Building: Typically general building projects to carry out internal and external alterations and refurbishment on County Council own properties with the occasional small extension. Mechanical: Typically mechanical engineering items, either as stand alone projects, or associated works in carrying out internal and external alterations and refurbishments on County Council owned properties with the occasional small extension which is likely to include heating, domestic hot water and gas installations, also air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems.

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The Team Bourne Electrical Contractors Ford Mainwaring Ltd Fords of Blythe Bridge Ltd G Evans Services Ltd Heatelect Ltd JPR Engineering Services MW Cripwell Ltd Plumbing & Heating Ltd RA Edwards & Partners Roy Dyke Electrical Ltd Seddon Property Services Thomas Vale Construction Electrical: Typically electrical engineering items, either as stand alone projects, or associated works likely to include electrical rewiring, installation of new power, lighting and control systems also electrical ventilation systems. The majority of properties will include schools, residential homes, libraries, youth and community centres and general offices. Framework contracts are designed to:

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The Ladies College, Art & Drama Department The Ladies’ College, Les Gravees, St Peter Port, Guernsey Ladies’ College is a private single sex secondary school in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Despite catering solely for girls in the early years, in the sixth form lessons are shared with the school’s boys’ counterpart Elizabeth College, with the girls and boys being given a small window of time between lessons to walk to the respective school. This arrangement was begun in 1999 and has functioned continuously since. The 8,150 sq ft extension to The Ladies’ College started on the 8th July 2011 and is due to complete at the end of July 2012. The project value is approximately £2.1m and will create a new drama studio and classroom along with two new art classrooms and a new art/science and technology classroom for the junior school. The Team Architects Lovell Ozanne and Partners Ltd, Island House, Grande Rue, St Martins

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“We don’t talk about ballet floors, we talk about Harlequin floors!”

“Northern Ballet has a long history with Harlequin; we’ve still got working floors that we bought in 2000! Harlequin means reliability. I’ve got confidence in their products and go back to them time and time again.” “When I talk to other ballet companies, we don’t talk about ballet floors, we talk about Harlequin floors. The dancers know they’re getting a top quality floor; that it’s going to be right and that they’re not going to slip, fall over or hurt themselves. And I know the floor’s not going to fail; it delivers every time.”

Martha Leebolt in Cleopatra. Photography: Jason Tozer.

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Phase 2 Restoration of Torre Abbey Historic House Kier Western was chosen as the preferred contractor for the £4.7m phase two restoration of Torre Abbey Historic House following a £2.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for this Torbay Council owned and operated visitor attraction. Following the successful delivery of phase 1, Torbay Development Agency was commissioned to oversee the next phase which is to restore the south range elements and improve the interpretation. The restoration work will include repairing and stabilising the roof structures, repairing the masonry and restoring lime stucco. The project will also include the creation of new learning spaces, including a new educational activity zone to be built in the south-east wing, transforming opportunities for students of all ages to get involved and explore the history

of the site. As part of the scheme, the Abbey’s top floor will become a dramatic and dynamic gallery based around the 800 year history of Torre Abbey. State of the art displays and viewing stations overlooking the stunning marine vista of Tor Bay will show how the building evolved against the history of the local area. Sue Cheriton, Torbay Council’s Executive Head of Residents and Visitors, said: “The second phase restoration is a new era for Torre Abbey Historic House and will put the building and gardens on the map as a South Devon attraction.

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directly involved in a volunteer group, which will be recruiting and training new volunteers to lead guided tours of the Abbey, amongst other activities.”

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Training Facility Extension Kingsway East Fire Station Project Review

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The world-class sporting facilities at the University of Chichester are being enhanced this summer as a result of investment totalling £2m. The first turf was cut in spring in preparation for a new running track on the north side of its Bishop Otter Campus. The phased construction of the track began with an eight-lane 100m straight and a section for long, triple and high jump athletes. Improvement work is also taking place to an adjacent pavilion which will be used in conjunction with the track. At the same time, work is taking place to construct a multi-use sports dome that can house three netball courts or four tennis courts and will provide an all-weather facility to support teaching of our sports courses, particularly students studying PE and Sports Coaching. Both facilities will be completed in time for the start of the new academic year in September. The two projects form the first phase of a sports strategy that will cement the University’s position as a leading institution of choice

for elite athletes, including those who are preparing for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as competitions in the future. Our students will also benefit from the improvements, giving them a working environment that will prepare them for their future employment in sport as mentors, coaches, therapists and scientists who support those athletes. At the turf cutting ceremony for the running track, Professor Behagg was accompanied by Dr Mike Lauder, Head of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Pete Tierney, Director of Estate Management, and members of the project management and construction teams. The contractor for the project is Fareham-based Amiri Construction Ltd. Professor Behagg said: “The running track is just one part of the upgrading of our sports facilities at the university this year, supporting our strategy that shows sport is our business. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games in our home country too, this is a great year to be establishing a running track.”

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Dr Lauder said: “This section of running track will be a fantastic training and performance facility for staff and students. It will also act as an outdoor laboratory for our students and team of experts, where we can carry out sport-specific testing and analysis on campus to a level we have not been able to do before.”


The running track is made by Mondo, the same firm that has laid the track and other surfaces for facilities at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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University of Cambridge University of Cambridge gets go ahead for major new development The University of Cambridge has been granted planning permission for its £1 billion development in North West Cambridge. Local planning authorities have approved outline planning permission for the 150 hectare site which will include 1,500 homes for key University and College employees, 1,500 homes for sale, accommodation for 2,000 students, 100,000 square metres of research facilities, including up to 40,000 square metres for research institutes and private research facilities linked to the University and a wide range of community facilities. Around one third of the site will be used as public open space for sports, informal recreation and ecological use. “This development is a major part of the University’s long term future” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. “It will provide much of the residential and research accommodation that the University needs as it grows over the next 20 years.” “Attracting world class academics, researchers and research partners is vital for the University to retain its world class position amid growing global competition” he said. “Being able to provide high quality, affordable housing in a thriving community will be an important element of our offer to them.” The homes will be built to high standards of design and sustainability. Houses and flats will be built to Sustainable Homes Level 5, equivalent to zero carbon. Non-residential buildings will be built to BREEAM Level Excellent, the

equivalent sustainability level for other buildings. This will therefore be one of the most sustainable developments of this scale in the UK. The University has been formulating the proposals since 2003 and has undertaken a full programme to engage local communities in the process. “It is very important that our development is integrated into the existing community and brings positive benefits to local people” said Project Director Roger Taylor. “The new community facilities will be open to all and everyone will have access to large areas of new open space for sports, walking and other activities”. The development’s main area of open space will be almost as large as Parker’s Piece in Cambridge. Central to the University’s proposal is its Transport Plan which will minimise car use. “Local roads already get congested at commuter hours” said Roger Taylor. “But many of our residents will work on site or in nearby University facilities. We will invest in dedicated cycle routes and facilities and give priority to cyclists and pedestrians. This, along with our support for improved public transport services, will minimise car use at these times. We have agreed with the highways authority a programme of improvements in the local road network to mitigate any adverse impact arising from the development.”The University has also developed a water management system for the entire site. This will ensure that the development does not add to flood risk and will actually improve the flood situation downstream in Girton. Phase one of the development will be subject to approval from the University’s Regent House, which will be sought in early 2013. This will comprise around 530 homes for University staff, some 426 homes for sale, accommodation for

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300 students and the local centre. Roger Taylor said “it is really important for the success of this development that we create a strong and healthy community right from the start. That’s why we are building the local centre and community facilities in the first stage, not at the end.” These will include a community centre, primary school, nursery, GP surgery, senior care home, supermarket and shops, hotel and police office along with much of the public open space. The community facilities will welcome people from the surrounding neighbourhoods. The University is currently seeking residential and commercial development partners for the different elements of phase one. The University recently announced the results of an architectural competition to select practices for the design of the eight lots that make up much of phase one. The competition attracted entries from 158 national and international practices.It is hoped that phase one will start in early 2013 and be completed by mid-2015. Professor Borysiewicz added: “We are determined to create a community that benefits the whole of Cambridge and secures the University’s long term future.” Ends Contact University - Paul Barnes paulbarnes@ or 01727 737 986 Notes The application was determined by the Joint Development Control Committee of Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge County Council on August 2012. Permission is subject to a Section 106 Agreement which is expected to be signed in October 2012.

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18th Century Greenbank House which was left to the University by the Rathbone family, will also benefit from a £5 million investment.

The University is planning to invest a further £65 million in new student accommodation as part of its commitment to providing a world-class student experience. The investment is part of an overall £600 million campus investment announced last year. The University is also investing in its off-campus accommodation, developing new residences at its Greenbank site at Mossley Hill to provide a self-contained student village including catering and sports facilities. The University’s historic

The new residences on Crown Street and Brownlow Hill will be built on the site of the existing Veterinary Science building. The University is investing £10 million in developing new facilities for the School which will benefit from modern and flexible teaching and research space. The Veterinary School will be principally located in the University’s Thompson Yates building. A new Veterinary Science teaching suite in Great Newton Street will provide practical teaching space for up to 150 students on the first floor, as well as a new clinical skills area.

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Wakefield One Sunlane Leisure The latest step in the regeneration of Wakefield city is under way on the city’s new £10M state of the art swimming pool and fitness centre Wakefield ONE, Sun Lane, will provide new facilities including:

A six lane 25m pool

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The project follows the successful openings of The Hepworth Wakefield and Trinity Walk which have already drawn thousands of new visitors to the city. Site preparations began on June 6, with completion of Wakefield ONE scheduled for the summer of 2012 to coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Local sports clubs and community organisations are being consulted as the project progresses to ensure activities planned for the new centre meet community needs. The Council is working with partners NPS North East, Drivers Jones Deloitte and Willmot Dixon Construction on the project. The total budget is approximately £10.14M. NPS Castleford office was commissioned by Wakefield Council as the lead design consultant for the new swimming pool in Wakefield’s city centre. The new pool will become a regional resource for swimming, with health and fitness facilities. Designed in compliance with relevant guidance issued by Sport England, Amateur Swimming association (ASA) and other sports related guidance, the building will be sustainable and endeavour to achieve a ‘very good’ BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.

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Brown + Wallace are delighted to be assisting Scottish Borders Council in the ongoing development of the new school.

Due to the extremely tough financial situation the country is facing, it was feared that the primary schools modernisation programme would not go ahead and would have to be put on hold with a number of school closures or mergers also on the cards. But the council’s Executive Committee approved an amended programme which allowed the programme to go ahead with minimum disruption to the previously agreed schedule.

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It is a busy time for education in South Lanarkshire and the fact that all of thier primary schools will be rebuilt or refurbished over the next few years - despite the tough financial climate - is testament to the importance they place on thier young people. These new and refurbished buildings provide ideal environments for young people to prosper and grow. The buildings will inspire children to learn and will give teachers the very best modern surroundings in which to teach. First class sports facilities at these schools will also benefit local areas as they can be used by the public in the evenings and weekends and will see schools regain their focus as the hub of local communities.”

The UK’s largest garden building company has designed an off grid solar powered fan system that can provide a wide range of buildings with a supplementary source of ventilation for free.

Chris explained the system could be built into the dividing wall to introduce the warm air that has naturally built up inside a conservatory, securely into an adjoining room.

Dunster House Ltd, based in Bedford, has launched the ‘Solar Fan’ system that is not connected to the national energy grid or to any batteries.

Ideally in a south facing position with no shading from the sun. Dunster House Ltd manufactures off grid solar lighting, air heating and ventilation products as alternative solutions for their extensive garden building range. For more information on all of the company’s off grid solar PV products call 01234 272445 or visit

When radiation levels are reasonable the small off grid 15 Watt solar PV panel generates energy to power a 12v DC fan that can provide supplementary extraction at a peak air change rate of 60l/s, at a rated speed of 2900RPM at 12V DC, during daylight hours.

He said “If your conservatory faces south then this acts as a heat dump that can be used to bring pre-warmed air into a home. It can extract the warm air inside a conservatory and circulate it into an adjoining room without being connected to the national grid or to any batteries.” Vent covers will be needed for air extraction and a small 15W solar PV panel will be added to the exterior of the building,

Company owner Chris Murphy said “Off grid solar PV is ideal for many applications such as modular buildings or mobile site offices, as no mains electricity is used meaning there are no energy bills or CO2 emissions for operating these units.” It can help to reduce a build up of humid stagnant air that can cause moisture and dust to remain in the atmosphere, which can lead to health problems for occupants and degrade the fabric of the building. Alternatively however for conservatory owners the ‘Solar Fan’ could be used to supplement heating for the rest of the house.

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A large proportion of the residential accommodation on the campus requires major repair or refurbishment in the next 2–3 years. The replacement of older student halls of residence formed a key theme in the University’s Whiteknights Campus Development Plan.

The University of Reading manages just under 4,500 student bedspaces in and around the Whiteknights campus and seeks to accommodate all first year undergraduates in halls of residence. There are currently 1670 study bedrooms available at the Whiteknights campus in Bridges, Childs, Whiteknights, Wessex and Windsor Halls.


A number of comments were received, as a result of the consultation on the Development Plan, concerning the proposed replacement of halls of residence. The majority of respondents supported redevelopment. There was concern that redevelopment should minimise the loss of green space within the campus. Other comments related to the nature of the accommodation to be provided. The plan below shows the Development Plan, as amended following the consultation exercise. Two sites were proposed for new student accommodation, one adjacent to Bridges Hall (Lakeside) and the other adjacent to Childs Hall and Whiteknights Hall (Park). This exhibition focuses on the Park site as the Lakeside site is to be redeveloped at a future date and is no longer part of this redevelopment proposal or this exhibition.

A programme of redevelopment is proposed which will provide the opportunity to offer a variety of self-catered accommodation, complete with a new social hub to include a flexible catering facility. A phased approach is proposed whereby only a minimal loss of student bedrooms will occur before the first phase of new accommodation (about 920 bedspaces) can be made available for the academic year 2010–11. The first phase involves redevelopment on the existing but largely unoccupied Whiteknights Hall and building new accommodation on land to the south of Childs Hall. Childs Hall itself will then be removed to provide a site for a second phase of rooms to bring the total number of new rooms to around 1,850. The plans also involve the closure of the Upper Redlands Road access points for vehicles, following the construction of a short road link to the halls from the main campus.

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Key points 8 strategic options were evaluated and scored for the provision of new accommodation across the campus.


These investigated strategic proposals across the Lakeside and Park sites. The four options illustrated on this sheet were shortlisted and option D illustrates the preferred one. The new development will: •

reduce reliance on accommodation in the town

reduce traffic on nearby residential roads with the closure of the Whiteknights Hall entrance

protect existing important trees


• provide good access to social facilities and catering •

minimise accommodation losses during construction phase

create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings

target a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions

use renewable technologies to reduce energy use

avoid development within the Wildlife Heritage zones


• increase the numbers of students accommodated at Whiteknights Campus and reduce the dependency on rented accommodation within the town •

provide the opportunity to build student focussed accommodation and amenities

enable improvements to security

D - Selected option

The bed numbers illustrated on option D vary slightly from our current proposals, this is due to the introduction of townhouses and changes to block configurations which have arisen from the design process.


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Project strategies Phasing strategy The first phase involves the demolition of the older parts of Whiteknights Hall, parts of which are no longer in use. This is programmed to take place this September. This enables redevelopment to provide about 550 new bedspaces at Whiteknights Hall starting in the Spring of 2009. At the same time new accommodation will be built south of Childs Hall. Both developments will need to be ready for occupation for the academic year 2010/11. Phase 2 will involve the construction on the site of Childs Hall. Phase 3, which is not part of this exhibition would involve the redevelopment of Bridges Hall in due course. Phase One Childs Phase 2 Whiteknights

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Internal layouts Cluster flats The cluster flat consists of eight or ten ensuite bedrooms connected to a shared kitchen

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Townhouses The Townhouse is a four storey building with twelve bedrooms and six bathrooms arranged over three floors with open plan kitchen living spaces on the ground floor

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Option A Buff brick and render panels

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As part of the overall redevelopment, the area around Windsor Hall will become the social hub for the new Childs and Whiteknights halls of residence. Facilities will include a new restaurant, a café area and a laundry, as well as a new reception and offices for accommodation services. Designs are at an early stage with a concept scheme indicated for the purpose of this exhibition. To reinforce the nature of a social hub, a new piazza has been proposed to create a flexible meeting, study and activity space for students. The restaurant borders one side of the piazza, with the café and reception/offices bordering the other two sides. The design aims to maximise new and existing pedestrian routes to focus movement patterns around the new Hub.

This design includes a new external walkway cut through the ground floor of Windsor Hall to link across with the new Childs Hall and the new Whiteknights Hall. The interiors of the restaurant and café areas will be both contemporary and comfortable. The images on this board give a feel for the type of spaces under consideration.

View from within cafe looking out

Approach to new social hub from Whiteknights Hall site


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The next step The University will consider the responses received from the exhibition and the consultants will review the redevelopment proposals to accommodate comments where possible. Planning applications for the first phase of the development will be prepared for submission to Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils at the end of September 2008. When the planning applications are submitted there will be further opportunity to comment on the proposals. Planning applications for the redevelopment of the existing Childs Hall site are programmed to be submitted in October 2008.

Thank you for attending the exhibition. We welcome your comments as these will inform the statement of community involvement. Response forms are available at the exhibition or via Please submit your comments by 5pm Thursday 24th July 2008.


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