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Construction Update July 2014


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4 Wulvern hosts Hong Kong CIH visit CIBSE highlights potential dangers if we do not adopt an integrated approach to building in the heart of our cities

ISG Launches Liverpool Social Investment Group



The rise of the billion-dollar building: new heights, new challenges With the latest generation of high-rise buildings reaching new heights of over 600 meters, the supertall construction boom is bringing new challenges as new projects are built higher, faster and with increasing complexity. As the (re)insurer of a number of the tallest buildings around the world, including the next building to hold the title of “world’s tallest”, the 1-kilometer high Kingdom Tower development in Jeddah, engineering insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) analyses the challenges of assessing and managing such exceptional risks in its latest Supertall Buildings Risk Bulletin. The growth of the world’s tallest buildings continues to accelerate in the 21st century as demonstrated by Dubai’s 828m-high Burj Khalifa, towering more than 300 meters over the previous highest building, Taiwan’s Taipei 101 (509 meters). As 1-kilometre tall building, ensuring the size of the tallest building in the world will have doubled in just 10 years. By 2020, the average total height of the tallest 20 buildings in the world is expected to be close Towers, made possible by a combination of new technologies, innovative building materials and creative design elements.

The Queen’s speech: 5p for a plastic bag – but what price for sustainable housing? Fan manufacturer Elta Fans has expressed concern over the potential watering down of the UK government’s commitment to the building of sustainable housing following the Queen’s Speech delivered on Wednesday 4 June 2014. The speech at the start of each parliamentary session gives an outline of the government’s proposed legislation for the forthcoming year. Most headlines reporting on ‘Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Address’ this year focus on proposals to bring in charges to limit the use of plastic carrier bags. However, detail changes to the coalition’s proposed Infrastructure Bill show the government in a less ecofriendly light. While many specialists view minimising the environmental impact of UK housing crucial to lowering the country’s carbon emissions and reducing growing energy bills, legislation within the bill is now likely to introduce ‘allowable solutions’. This is despite such an amendment backtracking on the government’s pledge to make all new homes ‘zero-carbon’ by 2016. Alan Macklin, Technical Director of the Elta Group, says: “We recognise the importance of providing market conditions in which UK house builders can address the housing shortage in this country. However, we believe it should not be at the expense of a genuine commitment to a more sustainable approach to housing.” As a result of the current shifting legislative landscape, Elta Fans’ technical team works to ensure its system designs are always fully compliant and as ‘future-proof’ as possible.

School construction schemes completed at rate of one per week, thanks to Pick Everard Leader in project management and delivery, technical advice and building design Pick Everard has completed a remarkable number of schemes for schools within the boundaries of the M25 in the last four years – the equivalent of one per working week. The total number of school schemes Pick Everard has worked on in this area during the period currently stands at 176 – a phenomenal amount of projects in just a single part of the country in only a few years. Pick Everard has completed four primary school schemes for Richmond. Further work in London includes three secondary school projects and seven feasibility studies to see if schools could accommodate further expansion in Barnet. Pick Everard was able to provide innovative design solutions and construction techniques to maximise existing space.



One man’s ruin is another’s community project Many of us are accustomed to seeing ruined buildings; derelict structures But very few see a crumbling late 18th century boatshed, withered by years of future that will not only breathe new life

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Time4Towns to turn apathy into action in our town centres and high streets. Regeneration company Revive & Thrive has designed a solution to some of the issues facing our town centres. Employing a consumer journey from ‘couch to customer’, Revive and Thrive are convinced that this experience can turn apathy into action and help refocus a resident’s shopping habits back into their town centre. Using a collaborative partnership approach, Time4Towns will also enable towns to compete, promote and defend themselves against threats and competition. high street retailers the ability to reach into a customer’s home and provide everything that online and out now that town centres are experience, they can invite a customer to enjoy the events, education and local knowledge that comes from visiting the town centre at the heart of their community. Revive & Thrive are looking for The Time4Towns journey starts from the internet browser in a customer’s home, encouraging them to make a purchase from a town e-commerce site via an eye-catching local ‘reward’, collect the purchase from 24 hour town centre click & collect lockers where a customer then interacts with smart town media or multi-retailer gift cards which further encourages them to explore the town. Here they are so impressed with the clean environment and the well laid out shop windows that they stay a while and make purchases from local retailers who understand their product and have excellent local knowledge. Heartened with their trip into town, the customer returns home to review and promote their experience through social

media and look forward to the next opportunity to take the journey. Unfortunately, the customer might take this journey and not enjoy the experience but this is not an area of concern to Revive & Thrive. Managing Director Mark Barnes said: “We know that many towns will experience that a customer might hope to enjoy. But Time4Towns allows measurement and analysis at all key stages allowing town centres the ability to learn and adapt. Feedback is good whatever the content might be. Towns can start the Time4Towns journey anywhere in the cycle. They might choose to start with training or enhancing the look and feel of the town before adopting technology but we believe that this approach is one solution that can give towns the tools that they need to truly compete and measure.”


Saracen Interiors takes AIS gold refurbishment of Royalty House, the old Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust building on King Street, Watford. Work on the commercial project was completed last year on behalf The gold award, handed over at Dorchester Hotel, was presented for the high quality of the interior increased the value of the space at Royalty House, along with the

Jeremy Rucker, Managing Director of City Dressing said: “We have extensive knowledge of town centres across the UK and we think this is an important solution focused journey that every town should measure itself against. Through the incentive element of Time4Towns it even asks a shopper to consider leaving the car at home and cycle or catch the bus into town.” Revive & Thrive is keen to hear from ‘pioneer’ areas to take the Time4Towns journey in their town centre.

completed work included an entrance complemented by Portland stone, with revolving doors and a glass balustrade stairwell, suspended ceilings with a Dali lighting system, fully accessible x 8 person passenger lifts. Saracen also renovated the underground car park and built an extension to the use.

Benoy celebrates new London studio London studio at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, 1 Monkwell Square, in the City of London. Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of London, as well as several leaders of retail, business and property development from the UK and across the globe. The conversation centred on Benoy’s impressive growing global portfolio and the resurgence of the UK economy. Sir Edward also spoke of the promising future via video link.


8 Bespoke Hotels strengthens London presence with addition of La Suite West Bespoke Hotels adds London’s stylish La Suite West to its number. This beautifully renovated Victorian townhouse epitomises boutique, citycentre luxury and represents group’s collection, bringing their increasingly diverse portfolio to over 100 properties worldwide.

3 out of 4 Britons back new garden cities to tackle housing shortages Three-quarters of Britons think that it is a good idea to build new garden cities to help meet Britain’s housing need, according to a national poll commissioned by the Wolfson Economics Prize, which this year is being awarded for the best ideas on how to deliver new garden cities. showing that support for new garden cities is stronger among older people, homeowners, and Conservative and UKIP voters, than among the population generally. Over two thirds of the public also said that building new garden cities would better protect the countryside from development than the alternatives for delivering the housing we need.

Nestled on the fringes of Hyde Park, La Suite West blends a quintessentially British abode with a unique, Japaneseinspired aesthetic, boasting a comments about the need to build more housing in order to tackle unsustainable private landscaped terrace and alternative “raw” restaurant. Described as a “temple of black and white” by renowned designer Anouska Hempel, marble is the order of the day, with straight, clean lines and sharply angled furnishings greeting guests throughout.

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from the frenzy of Central London as they feast their eyes on the precision and tranquility of the meticulously tended garden, before sampling the chic, non-alcoholic “mocktails” and dining on an entirely meat-free menu. Unwound and with senses private shrine, complete with an individually crafted four poster bed, whitewashed walls, and thick, Asian-infused wooden shutters. Bespoke Group Chairman, Robin Sheppard. “We are delighted to welcome La Suite West to the family. The décor, dry bar and delicious

planning potential in Canterbury, in a mainly residential area close to the City centre. The site, previously used by the adjoining Diocesan & Payne Smith Primary School, has frontages to both Havelock Street and Old Ruttington Lane and is a short walk from the city centre and the main Canterbury Christchurch University campus. connected to all mains services and would provide the purchaser with the opportunity for the continued use of the site for similar purposes or for redevelopment, subject to obtaining usual consents. William Hinckley at BTF Partnership commented: “This is a very interesting site in an excellent location which has plenty of development potential. Sites like this, so close to the city centre are rare.”

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James Tobias opens London showroom with strengthened sales team and new products James Tobias Ltd, the UK’s leading storagewall manufacturer has opened a new showroom in Central London. Situated at a prestigious location in Farringdon, the impressive new showroom is shared with facilities services company, The Atkinson Group of Companies. James Tobias can now of innovative products. Being in Central London puts James Tobias at the heart of the commercial construction sector, which is now growing strongly once again.

Mayfair apartment by Louis Henri Louis Henri Buhrmann, South African born designer, founded his London practice in 2008, after studying product design artist, has produced a new collection of limited edition furniture, which he designs to be handcrafted by his brother Balthasar. Louis Henri Buhrmann, South African born designer, founded his London practice in 2008, after studying product design artist, has produced a new collection of limited edition furniture, which he designs to be handcrafted by his brother Balthasar.

The company is also announcing two new additions to its sales force, Daniel Goodall (South East) and Mick Lamy (Midlands). This represents an increase

are now based in the regions in which they operate. The company’s investment in both continuing growth in the company’s core business. “We are now coming to the market with a strengthened product range, which our customers can easily access via our Central London showroom and their contact will be with a reinvigorated and enlarged sales team,” says David the presence of a showroom, together with our partner The Atkinson Group of for our customers, especially in the London area.” New products include sliding door storage units for commercial storage designed and manufactured, the sliding door version is especially suitable for company is also introducing new swipe card locks.

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SPARK Architects reveals Ramzi Towers

The landmark scheme, designed from SPARK’s London studio, is SPARK’s first significant project in Africa and is scheduled to win planning in June 2014, with Construction beginning this summer. SPARK, as part of a leading international Design Team is set to deliver its first significant project in Africa for Nigerian Client Athena Capital Ltd. Ramzi Towers, in Lagos, seeks to set a new standard for luxury contemporary living in this powerful African Economy whose growth is attracting significant global investment. Designed by SPARK, engineered by Battle McCarthy and project managed by WT Partnership, Ramzi Towers is situated in the heart of exclusive Victoria Island. This unique 18 storey structure is designed to give 360 degree panoramic views from 5 Cowries Creek and the Lagoon beyond, to downtown Lagos and across the Gulf of Guinea to the Atlantic Ocean.


27 Each apartment is designed around a huge central living area giving panoramic views. The living, dining, bar, library and loggia areas are all interconnected around a central pre-fabricated kitchen hub. Master suites are impressive and additional bedrooms generous and all en-suite. Dedicated apartments containing additional reception, or duplex penthouses with stunning roof terraces. Max Titchmarsh who leads SPARK’s London design studio, said: “SPARK are excited to be part of a new generation of International consultants helping Nigeria rediscover its appetite for ambitious, innovative and potential of this major economy. We think Nigeria is beginning a new chapter of global prominence and we believe that there is a new breed of domestic development and contracting expertise that will see the current surge of development activity translate into a lasting legacy.”

Each of the 22 3-bed, 4-bed and penthouse apartments is orientated to maximise daylight. The tower’s distinctive curved shells and striking, deep window reveals, provide shading from the heat of the direct sun. SPARK has designed a uniquely African solution and cultural drivers. Ramzi Towers’ sprayed concrete curved shells provide structure, waterprotection in a single solution, while being sculpted to minimise wind resistance and to provide a curvaceous African response to the global vernacular. This sprayed concrete process was selected and advanced to minimise costs and build-time while providing limitless formal freedom to the design process. The Architects and Engineers have chosen the development of this simple on-site fabrication method against the backdrop of a local Contracting tradition that is not explicitly ‘hightech’. As such, the building process is appropriate and empowering, enabling the local contractor to deliver the highest inhabited sprayed-concrete structure in the world without needing to outsource the technical issues. The project team is also undertaking the establishment of a shadow program, where UK skills and knowledge are to be shared and transferred to local young Nigerian consultants who in turn are assisting in meeting local statutory approvals.

The project has been submitted for Planning Approvals and is due to begin on site in Q3 of 2014. Contemporary living in Lagos is just about to turn panoramic.

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A changing mat cartridge with a reinforced nursery grade

The horizontal ‘Compact’ baby changing table has been designed to address the dual problem of providing a safe, hygienic, ergonomically sound facility, whilst occupying the least wall space possible with the baby placed alongside, or parallel with the wall.

grade of closed cell foam, giving a unique combination of features meeting the BS EN 71 part 3 Toxicity requirements whilst also passing the BS 6807 (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 Ignition Source 5. The changing mat cartridge has a perimeter PVC extrusion that when inserted into the retaining track ensures a theft proof, hygienic seal. Designed for use by either right or left handed parents. A powder coated Aluminium track to any standard 60cm wide work surface. A strong retaining bar or safety work surface adjacent to the changing mat, constructed with a steel core within a soft outer moulding for protection of the baby.

Safety: Large radii on all projecting surfaces to avoid the risk of bruising. Specially shaped table ends - allowing the limbs of larger babies to safely project beyond the table, free from dangerous protrusions. Hygiene: Unique rotary urine seals completely protect the only external moving parts. 100% mouldings, avoiding bacteria voids. Construction: Integral pressed steel chassis are embedded in both the table and hinge mouldings, which when bolted to the injection moulded wall plates achieve a weight loading in excess of 100kg.

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of all of the organic substances on the surface. The

Waterproof TVs from ProofVision

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Flagship mixed-use

scheme contract win for NG Bailey NG Bailey’s Engineering division has clinched a £4.5 million mechanical & electrical (M&E) installation contract as part of a flagship £25 million development that is helping to advance Reading’s bid to gain ‘city’ status. Working alongside main contractor, Galliford Try, NG Bailey will deliver 178,200 sq. ft. of residential and retail floor space across both the 9 and 19 storey constructions of Chatham Place. This is phase two of the contract with completion due in spring 2015. Chatham Place is a £100 million mixed-use scheme from Muse Developments. The project, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, is at the western end of Reading town centre. It will link the high street to the west of the town centre and the regeneration is a major part of the Reading City 2020 vision which is spearheading the bid to achieve ‘city’ status. By the year 2020, Reading plans to be established as a city, the capital of the Thames Valley and a gateway between Europe and the United Kingdom. It will provide the highest quality range of shops, leisure, educational, cultural and sporting facilities for all its residents, businesses and visitors. Mike Darlington, managing director of NG Bailey’s Engineering division, commented:



Willmott Dixon

chosen for one of UK’s first

University Training Schools

Willmott Dixon has been chosen for a £19 Birmingham School will provide initial teacher training, University Training Schools. The University of Birmingham School is being built for the University of Birmingham on Weoley Park Road in Selly Oak and will accommodate 750 pupils aged between 1116, with a further 400 places in the sixth form. The school is free to attend and year seven admissions will be open 50 per cent of the intake coming from Selly Oak and the remainder admitted from three ‘node’ areas across the city – Hall Green, the Jewellery Quarter and Small Heath. Designed by Associated Architects, each school year will have their own teaching cluster grouped around a threestorey central atrium that will house the dining area and provide access to the physical activity and group gathering spaces. Willmott Dixon will also refurbish an adjacent building to provide additional space for the sixth form. Construction of the new building will be completed in time for the start of the 2015 academic year in September. As a University Training School, the University of

ongoing teacher education and research into improving educational practice. Ian Barker, director of estates at the University of Birmingham, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Willmott Dixon and Associated Architects on this exciting project to deliver high-quality facilities for a truly pioneering school. The facilities will complement and enhance the educational opportunities available for the young people of Birmingham.” Matthew Raybould, operations director at Willmott Dixon, said: “The University of Birmingham School is a prestigious project and we are delighted to have been awarded the construction contract. “Willmott Dixon has a strong track record for education across the West Midlands including building the Birmingham City University’s (BCU) award-winning Parkside Building. We are currently engaged in the construction of BCU’s £63 million Curzon Building, which is due to be completed in summer 2015.”

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Window Ware, the one-stop shop for door and window hardware products, is pushing forward with its extensive development programme, with a brand new catalogue out now! The development programme has already seen a brand new redeveloped Trade Counter, the launch of a wide range of architectural ironmongery from leading brand Carlisle Brass, the launch of a new logo and brand identity and they’ve just have signed up to exhibit at the Buildshow, a brand new show dedicated to the building and construction industry taking place at the NEC in April 2015. Window Ware is a nationwide distributor of tools, guttering, and hardware and ironmongery for doors and windows; and has over 5000 items in stock available for delivery the next working day. Managing Director Rachel Attwood said the impetus behind the development programme was to build on the strengths that have made Window Ware a major player in the industry for the last 25 years. “We have a well-deserved reputation for excellent service just look at our reviews on Trustpilot, and with over 5000 items in stock, an in-house technical helpline ever-evolving to suit today’s market,” she said. “We are excited to launch our new catalogue, which is the perfect size to keep on the van or on your desk, and is packed full of products every builder, contractor, double glazing repairer, window installer or handyman will need. We thought long and hard about the design of the catalogue so that products could be easily located and ordered, and we’ve had some excellent feedback from customers already.” she said. To obtain your FREE copy, head over to or call 01234 242724.


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Multi Span Cable Stay Bridge in

Ebbw Vale 151m span bridge linking the Ebbw Vale community

CTS Bridges have recently installed a new 151m long cable stay bridge at Lot 7, Ebbw Vale, Swansea. The bridge is located on the site of the former steelworks

cranes including a 500 tonne, 250 tonne, 150 tonne and a 40m Mechanical Work Platform. CTS’s installation team were on site for 2 weeks. The cables connecting the bridges to the tower were tensioned using a Macalloy Techno Tensioner.

area which has taken place over the last 3-4 years. The new multi span bridge crosses a railway line, road and river and provides safe access for the local community in the town to schools and leisure facilities across the valley. The new cable stay bridge comprises of four spans of 47m, 50m, 30m and 25m with a 34m high cable tower supporting the two larger spans with tensioned cables. CTS’s installation team were on site for 2 weeks in the Spring of 2014 with some atrocious weather to contend with. The spans were lifted into place with various sized

Other recent schemes that CTS have been involved with include a new 56m long timber bridge at the new Center Parcs at Woburn Forest which has just opened for business and a 60m x 3.2m three span vierendeel truss bridge at Leicester Technology Park. As well as steel footbridges, CTS also design and manufacture bridges in timber or FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer). FRP is a relatively new material for the bridge market in the UK although it is already very popular maintenance and ease of assembly on site saving the customer from long term maintenance costs.



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