EDGBASTION MILL, UPPER DEAN STREET, WOODINGDEAN BUSINESS PARK, E1A, SYTNER, JAGUAR LAND ROVER
Profile Issue 15
GENES FIRST CONTRACT
LAND ROVER 21st CENTURY
ROADSIDE RESCUE OF
MANUFACTURING IN ANGLO HOLT’S
BIGGEST TRAVELODGE HANDED
£25 MILLION TURNKEY PROJECT
EDGBASTION MILL, BIRMINGHAM, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, SOLIHULL, WOODINGDEAN BUSINESS PARK, BRIG
Anglo Holt win £25 Million Turnkey Project In the year that marks its 40th anniversary since the company’s incorporation, Anglo Holt Construction has won its largest ever single contract award for a much heralded hotel and leisure development in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Anglo Holt will play a major part in delivering the £100 million Edgbaston Mill mixed-use development located opposite the world famous Edgbaston cricket ground, home to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club. The £25 million turnkey project includes responsibility for a 200 bedroom hotel, café and three restaurants, situated on the prestigious Calthorpe Estate. As a brand that focuses on offering contemporary, upscale accommodation for leisure and business travellers, Hilton Doubletree will operate the Birmingham based hotel, which is to be the ninth UK hotel in a portfolio of 220 worldwide. The 60 week contract awarded by Edgbaston Property Holdings will create a high quality, sevenstorey, stone clad hotel that will face across a public plaza, overlooking the rebirth of the Test Match arena, which is also currently undergoing a £32 million redevelopment. The completed hotel with branded cafe, signature leisure centre and extensive meeting facilities will be handed over to the client late 2012.
The company’s 40th anniversary sees another mile stone in the award of this scheme and recognises the broad experience we have developed in the construction leisure sector. .
Andy Elwell, Anglo Holt’s Managing Director.
Anglo Holt to create 21st Century Assembly Plant for Jaguar Land Rover Construction teams from Anglo Holt are to commence a design and build contract for Range Rover’s first stage assembly plant, measuring,10,000 m2 (107,642 sq ft) . The close on £10 million design and build contract will mark two firsts in Jaguar Land Rover’s built environment at Solihull by creating its first BREEAM environmental performance rated building and the first to be designed and constructed to meet the criteria of the company’s Eco 21st Century Project Build. The wide span triple steel portal frame structure of the new materials, planning & logistics centre will be
fronted by a purpose designed showcase reception area, vehicle showroom, conference suite and offices all reflecting Jaguar Land Rover’s corporate standards in addressing environmental impact through carbon reduction. Anglo Holt’s earlier contribution to the 121 ha (308 acre) Solihull site majored on the construction of a 48,500 m2 (522,054 sq ft) pre-paint body assembly plant. “We are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover and proud to be able to contribute to the growth of JLR’s global brands” said Andrew Hall, Anglo Holt’s director.
GHTON, TOYOTA SYTNER, CARDIFF, UPPER DEAN STREET, BIRMINGHAM
Anglo Holt win first contract from St. Modwen A pre-let of four manufacturing buildings and the development of two speculative industrial units at Woodingdean Business Park, Brighton, has boosted Anglo Holt’s design and build order book by £3.4 million. The contract represents the company’s first instruction from St. Modwen Properties PLC - the countries largest regeneration specialist. The phased 4.0ha (10 acre) brownfield regeneration scheme created by the demolition of a former Sunblest Bakery complex – resulting in extensive ground works and
piling - will see Anglo Holt deliver 3,473 m2 (37,383 sq ft) of manufacturing and warehouse space in a 30 week contract. Building design, construction methods and materials were specified to achieve a “Very Good” BREEAM assessment rating for best practice in sustainable design and measurement of a building’s environmental performance. Ecological and noise impact studies were carried out by Anglo Holt’s in-house planning consultancy team for the installation of a power generation wind turbine.
Birmingham’s Biggest Travelodge Handed Over In the heart of Birmingham’s retail quarter Anglo Holt Construction has been responsible for changing the city centre skyline with the handover of an eight storey, 210 bed room Travelodge. Almost rubbing shoulders with the city’s much lauded Bullring Shopping centre the 32m (104 ft) high structure represents the first phase of a
£45 million mixed-use scheme including 1,672 m2 (18,000 sqft) of retail and leisure space and 929 m2 (10,000 sq ft) of offices in Upper Dean Street. The prime location is a key regeneration area identified in Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’ .
Anglo Holt completions and working progress now total 56 hotels across the United Kingdom.
Roadside rescue of Toyota showroom has happy ending With the design and construction of 10 such dealerships under their belt, Anglo Holt’s latest commission from Sytner Properties was more like a roadside rescue with a subsequent extremely satisfactory ending. Ground subsidence of an older property at the Sytner Toyota dealership in Cardiff resulted in the internal floor slab of the showroom shifting out of alignment by as much as 180mm (7 inches), twisting internal walls, doors and frames giving a bizarre appearance. Urgent action to demolish the ground floor showroom, offices and customer
reception area was taken leaving the service department intact together with supported first floor office accommodation. The remedy design solution embraced extensive ground stabilisation using steel driven piles and reinstatement of a reinforced suspended floor slab laid on a welded gas membrane. The silver lining of turning a problem into an opportunity has resulted in Sytner’s local customers receiving the very first example in the UK of Toyota’s 2011 new edition showroom fit out and customer lounge design.
E1A, BIRCH COPPICE, 40TH CELEBRATIONS, STEVE BULL GOLF DAY
Executive Statement Simon Garland In the year in which we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Anglo Holt Construction I am pleased to report the award of our largest single contact in the company’s history. I refer to the lead story on page 2 in this issue of Profile and the £25m contract to build the Hilton Doubletree hotel which will anchor the prestigious Edgbaston Mill mixed use development. The landmark scheme will be located opposite the world famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Looking back on the fortunes of Anglo Holt since 1970 there is much to appreciate in the firm foundations laid down by the company’s founders in establishing shrewd fiscal principles and adopting a perceptive customer focused approach in providing construction solutions. Whilst the world has turned many, many times since then so much has changed in our industry but those original business ethics continue to be shared by the company’s executive board today. Looking forward, whilst our industry is explicitly linked to a finely balanced economy there is an encouraging resurgence in the manufacturing sector with Jaguar Land Rover being one good example - and the government’s focus on the private sector to drive growth mirrors our strengths in that category. Change is a continuous process in our business from training, health and safety through to new innovative and cost efficient materials and methods of design and construction. On behalf of the board of Directors I thank our employees and those of our sub contactors and suppliers who constantly rise to the challenge to deliver a better product to our customers.
Manufactoring in Anglo Holt’s Genes Turn back the clock to the 1970’s and Anglo Holt was designing and building factories for many of the biggest names in the manufacturing heartland of Britain. Names such as Austin Rover, Goodyear, GEC, Jaguar, GKN and Tube Investments. Fast forward to today and Anglo Holt has recently completed a 2,926 m2 (31,500 sq ft) bespoke manufacturing facility for the British subsidiary of a world leading precision engineering firm. Acting for client IM Properties the £1.3 million contract at Birch Coppice Business Park, near Tamworth was completed in 22 weeks.
(left to right) Steve Bull, John Hardy of Travelodge, Andy Elwell, Philip King of PLK Properties
Steve Bull Charity Golf Day Wolves legend Steve Bull’s new charity is well on the way to a firstyear target of £100,000 after driving through the £70,000 barrier with the help of Anglo Holt. A golf day, with proceeds split between the Foundation and Promise Dreams, raised thousands of pounds. Twentysix teams, including representatives from Anglo Holt took part in the event at Ladbrook Park Golf Club in Tanworth-in-Arden, in May.
Anglo Holt Celebrates 40th Anniversary This year, Anglo Holt celebrates 40 years of pioneering design and build contracts for clients ranging from Austin Rover and Goodyear to Land Rover and Travelodge. Established in 1970, Anglo Holt originated from a historic expertise in designing and building factories for many of the biggest names in the manufacturing heartland of Britain. In recent years Anglo Holt has created a portfolio of customer focused core sectors. The result is a specialist business in the design and build of hotels, automotive retail showrooms, bespoke logistics and distribution centres and in commercial retail and office property.
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ISSUE 15 | AUGUST 2011