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King’s School, Wolverhampton


Sytner Properties Ltd

The investment in new centres of learning by Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education has resulted in the transformation of King’s School, Wolverhampton, into a shining example of building for education.

St David’s Barracks, Bicester Travelodge Hotels Healthcare Logistics, Bedford Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal Q1 2002 Award

Cutting edge design and construction - shown in the published photographs - included a new Learning Resources Centre and a self contained multi-use sports hall. Both buildings featured a high curved roof profile. Changing room facilities within the sports hall were designed to accommodate 100 participating pupils. The new build contract also included a new drama centre and external all weather tennis complex. In addition to the design and build project, Anglo Holt carried out modifications to existing school buildings to create a modern foreign languages studio with the construction of a mezzanine floor within the battle scarred, time served original gymnasium, together with a complete modernisation to the existing changing facilities.

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“To deliver new standards in school buildings quickly will often demand construction work during term time. This creates many challenges but close liaison between school management and contractors can avoid unforeseen circumstances.

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The result at King’s School has resulted in new premises which will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of children, parents, teachers, school staff and the local community,” said Headteacher Tim Gallagher.

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SYTNER PROPERTIES LTD State-of-the-art is probably the only way to succinctly describe the new breed of car dealership being constructed by Anglo Holt for client Sytner Properties Ltd. Innovative architectural design and building techniques, together with a choice in new building materials and finishes have all contributed to new dealership premises that truly complement the sparkling brand new models in the car showroom. The latest new generation landmark showroom and service centre to be completed for Sytner is a £3.5 million project at Swindon. In just 36 weeks, Anglo Holt designed and constructed the new Mercedes Benz and Smart dealership, comprising of a 19 bay workshop, parts storage, stylish showroom and offices with feature curtain walling and distinctive Mercedes Benz architecture totalling 3,000sq m (32,000sq ft). In the past three years Anglo Holt has completed new car retailing premises for Sytner at Staverton and Milton Keynes, with the recently completed Northampton premises now open for business and Bath due for completion in July this year.

DEFENCE ESTATES It is often said that an army marches on its stomach and that is as true today as it was in 1066. What has changed is the Herculean task of providing diverse logistical support for men and machines often at short notice and in many far flung parts of the world. It would be impossible to commit the British Army without essential support, including vehicles, spares, equipment, weapons, ammunition, fuel, food and water. The storage and distribution of these commodities is the role of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) ensuring provision of the right quantity, of the right quality, to the right place and at the right time. The Corps’ motto, ‘We Sustain’, reflects the Corps role. The run up to the Gulf War in 2003 was a typical exercise for the RLC, loading equipment including more than 2,000 vehicles and supplies onto 62 ships. Motor transport is the daily workhorse of the RLC and the maintenance of vehicle fleets is paramount. Anglo Holt’s growing portfolio of successful construction and development contracts for the Defence Estates has been boosted by the handover of a £5.4 million newly constructed vehicle maintenance and garaging facility. At St David’s Barracks, Bicester, home of the 23 Pioneer Regiment of the RLC, extensive civil engineering infrastructure for the 52 week contract led to the construction of a 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) fully fitted out vehicle servicing centre; 2,500sq m (26,910sq ft) of secure garaging and 500sq m (5,382sq ft) of administration offices and stores. To accommodate military vehicles on standby, a 17,000sq m (182,992sq ft) hard standing was constructed utilising thousands of heavy duty block pavers. Additional on-site works include a vehicle wash, storage area for flammable liquid tankers, data communications system and perimeter security fencing.


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Anglo Holt is contributing to the rapid growth in the budget hotel sector with two new contracts worth over £10 million. The new contract awards bring Anglo Holt’s total of Travelodge brand projects to 13 in locations across the South East, West and East Midlands and the Cotswolds, and will result in an additional 292 rooms in hotels in Worcester and at Manchester Airport. The contracts emanate from two sources with Anglo Holt acting in Manchester for Manchester Airport Developments (MADL) and in Worcester direct for Travelodge Hotels. For client Manchester Airport Developments (MADL) the construction specification of 201 rooms across four floors will be the largest individual contract for the Travelodge brand for Anglo Holt to date valued at £7.5 million. The finished building to be constructed on a Greenfield site will be handed over in 46 weeks.

BIRMINGHAM INTERMODAL FREIGHT TERMINAL To allow work to begin on a £12 million contract to develop a rail freight terminal in North Warwickshire, Anglo Holt Construction had first to build a bridge across a railway cutting to access the site.

At Worcester, on a prime site opposite the city’s historic cathedral, Anglo Holt faced the logistical challenge of working with restricted access and ensuring that established city centre retailers continued trading as normal with minimal disruption. The £3.3 million contract to convert an existing hotel into a new Travelodge in a conservation area of Worcester was completed in 40 weeks. “City centre construction sites like Worcester pose several unique challenges with regard to site safety, regular scheduled deliveries of building materials in restricted areas and ensuring harmony with surrounding building occupiers.” said Carl Sheppard, Anglo Holt’s Head of Design. Above: Concrete beams being lifted into place on bridge across to new rail terminal Worcester

The pre-construction work is one of two bridges to be built over railway sidings at Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon, near junction 10 of the M42 motorway north of Birmingham, to facilitate the work on Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal which will be operated by Roadways Container Logistics. The contract awarded to West Bromwich based Anglo Holt Construction by IM Properties includes laying 2km (1.24 miles) of new rail sidings and the development of a 35 acre (14 ha) terminal to receive containerised rail freight from UK ports including Southampton.

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This is the second major contract to be won by competitive tender from IM Properties, bringing the total to £20 million in two years.

HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS, BEDFORD Anglo Holt’s growing order book in the specialist distribution sector has escalated with several new contracts from major logistics firms. In a second contract to be completed, Anglo Holt has provided Healthcare Logistics - the UK market leader in the pharmaceutical distribution sector - with a bespoke high bay warehouse of 12,541sq m (135,000sq ft) capacity. The £5.6 million contract also included office accommodation across three floors of 929sq m (10,000sq ft). This contract means that in recent years Anglo Holt has provided Healthcare Logistics with over 250,000 sq ft of purpose built distribution space.

Above: Pictured (left to right) is Tony Wehby, James Mandley, Ken Twigge and Matthew Bonehill of Anglo Holt Construction


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The Ford Motor Company has awarded its prestigious Q1 2002 status to West Bromwich based design and construction specialist Anglo Holt.

When companies plan to boost employee team building and motivation many choose to book a day out at a local paintball venue.

The Q1 2002 award means that Anglo Holt Construction joins membership of an elite group of companies with preferred supplier status. The award made by Jaguar and Land Rover as part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group applies across all brands under the Ford trust mark. Driven by Ford Motor Company’s global Facilities, Materials and Services Purchasing (FM & SP), the Q1 2002 award scheme is an ongoing quality process and is not a one-time award.

Not Anglo Holt. If you have a client such as the MoD’s Defence Estates, why use paintball when you can put your staff through the real experience with the British Army and an invitation from the Stations Quartermaster could not be refused.

Ford Q1 criteria required Anglo Holt demonstrate excellence in four crucial sectors. These pivotal subject focused on capable systems; continuous improvement; ongoing performance and customer satisfaction ratings. Speaking at the awards ceremony Andy Elwell, Anglo Holt’s Contracts Director, said: “Q1 2002 quality status is symbolic of everything Ford Motor Company and its suppliers take pride in delivering. This award demonstrates that our company and the workforce are recognised as the pre-imminent supplier of construction services to the Premier Automotive Group.”

Above: Anglo Holt's Contracts Director, Andy Elwell, accepts the Q1 Award from Brian Davy, Head of Purchasing at Land Rover.

MEASURING PERFORMANCE James Meredith, Anglo Holt’s Health and Safety Manager, provides an insight into an important aspect of the company’s continuous development programme. Measuring our performance and comparing it with other organisations in our industry (benchmarking) are key steps in improving our business. Knowing how our performance compares helps to clearly establish aspects for improvement that benefit the business and our clients. National surveys of construction industry clients have determined that they want projects delivered on time, safely, within budget, defect free, efficiently and by profitable companies.

So, in January the order was given to report to Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Nottingham, for teams from Anglo Holt, consultants from Mott McDonald and client Defence Estates. From there on it was quick march through an all action itinerary drafted for new recruits and a regime of outdoor assault courses and simulated firing range. The sweat, blood and tears are recorded on a wall plaque displayed at Anglo Holt headquarters.

In order to meet these criteria, Anglo Holt has established Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to enable the company to measure performance and set targets for improvement. Our KPI’s are chosen to address the areas important to clients, supplemented by other measurable indicators that relate to the success of the business. Regular measurement using appropriate KPI’s enables Anglo Holt to set and communicate its performance targets, and to evaluate our success in achieving them. Critical to measuring our performance is receiving feedback from clients about the service and product delivered. We use a combination of tools for this including a detailed survey completed by clients once a project is completed where the client is asked to rate our performance in key areas including programme, cost control, defects etc. The feedback that we gain from clients is invaluable. Anglo Holt Construction as an organisation are committed to continuous improvement and are constantly monitoring and evaluating our service to clients.

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