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STEPNELL MEETS MILESTONES ON MULTIPLE MIDLANDS RESIDENTIAL SCHEMES
MULTI-MILLION-POUND PROJECT COMPLETED BY CLEGG CONSTRUCTION AT CALDER PARK
LICHFIELDS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF PLANNING SUCCESS
PROJECT: £98M HEATHERWOOD HOSPITAL COMPLETES WITH ACCESS TO NATURE AT ITS HEART
MICHAEL GRUBB STUDIO DELIVERS PUBLIC REALM LIGHTING STRATEGY FOR BRIGHTON’S CIRCUS STREET DEVELOPMENT
BDP-DESIGNED WHITECHAPEL ELIZABETH LINE STATION OPENS
PROJECT: FLORIS - A PARK EXPANDING ITS’ OWN HORIZONS
PROJECT: A TERRACOTTA TRIUMPH AT THE V&A EDUCATION
Viridis & Forth Valley College committed to kickstarting engineering careers
Millions to be Invested as Council Welcomes Powers for Council Home Building
Fire safety – underappreciated existing obligations and upcoming changes
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NEW SOCIAL HOUSING FOR CHARLTON ON THE WAY
TRITON SECURES £4M CONTRACT FOR NEW ECON ENGINEERING FACILITY
SOLAR SHADING TO HELP ACHIEVE CARBON-ZERO EDUCATION
South Gloucestershire Council invests in new low carbon primary school
Wates Residential searches for innovations to build net zero homes
Fire resilience: a crucial element of sustainability - By Tom Roche
MODULAR MEDICINE ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
STEPNELL INVESTS IN MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR EMPLOYEES
Young artists from Valley Park School unveil their work at Mote Park Café works
Real is awarded £10m contract to redevelop Hallwood House
How can the construction industry do better to improve all kinds of wellbeing?
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689-HOME DEVELOPMENT NAMED AS FIRST THROUGH NEW PAGABO FRAMEWORK A significant housing project has been announced as the first largescale project procured through national framework provider Pagabo’s Developer Led Framework.
WORK STARTS ON ECOFRIENDLY TIMBER FRAME DEVELOPMENT IN LEEDS Work has begun to transform a vacant brownfield site into a landmark, 30 home timber frame housing development - providing much needed affordable properties in Leeds. The scheme will deliver a total of 14 one bedroomed apartments, ten two bedroomed houses and six three bedroomed homes – two of which will be located on a satellite site, replacing two old properties that were previously demolished. The homes to be built at Leeds Meynell, in Holbeck, will be 100% affordable and constructed in
less than nine months, with the first residents expected to move in by early summer 2022. They will be built using an innovative timber frame construction process, that involves constructing elements of the properties offsite - in a factory-controlled setting - before transporting them to site for assembly. The method uses the same materials, standards and codes as conventionally built homes but the controlled plant conditions ensure the process is completed more quickly than a traditional build.
Southwark Council has selected Linkcity as developer for its Tustin Estate scheme, which will feature nearly 700 new homes. This includes 200 replacement council homes, around 50 shared equity properties, around 220 additional council homes including keyworker homes, and around 220 homes for sale. A Pre-Construction Services Agreement is set to be signed to kick off the process. The project also includes a central park, several refurbishments of existing council homes and at least 1,800 sqm of commercial floorspace.
Linkcity, part of the Bouygues Construction group, will work with the authority over the coming months with a view to signing a full development agreement in summer 2022 with Bouygues UK as the main contractor for the scheme. Construction will begin late 2022 and is planned to complete in summer 2028.
Pagabo’s £47bn Developer Led Framework was the first framework of its kind when it launched to the market in December 2020, with 29 companies appointed across nine lots to deliver projects across a huge variety of development sectors.
As part of the framework and procurement process, Pagabo assisted with the procurement advice, development’s business case, early engagement, expression of interest, formulating the invitation to tender, quality scoring and tender moderation, tender summary report, and notification letters.
BDP-DESIGNED WHITECHAPEL ELIZABETH LINE STATION OPENS, FOLLOWING HANDOVER FROM CROSSRAIL TO TRANSPORT FOR LONDON The BDP-designed Whitechapel Elizabeth line station has opened after being handed over to Transport for London. Sitting within the Whitechapel Market Conservation area, the design of the new station retains the distinctive and historic buildings constructed more than 100 years ago. The new and improved Whitechapel station, designed by BDP’s transport team, includes a host of upgrades which benefit passenger movement and deliver a more efficient and positive customer experience. The design incorporates reams of natural light, enhancing the historic features and the unique personality of the existing station. The main entrance has been reinstated on Whitechapel Road, and a walkway alongside the concourse provides a new public pedestrian route from the entrance on Durward Street to Whitechapel Road. Design emphasis has shifted from a below-ground, subterranean solution to an above-ground station bridge, which enhances connectivity and accessibility to Whitechapel Road and the Royal London Hospital. Capacity studies undertaken on the existing interchange demonstrated
that sufficient space was already available to accommodate an anticipated increase in passenger numbers without the removal of important heritage buildings contributing to the local character of Whitechapel area. Peter Jenkins, head of transport at BDP, explains: “Whitechapel station is an important transport hub for London
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and Tower Hamlets, connecting the new Elizabeth line to the District, Hammersmith & City and Overground lines. Part of the strategy was to ensure there was a common architectural language both for the excavated element of the main station construction and also at the platform level but to ensure that there were original, culturally relevant elements to the design.
We took the decision to retain the existing buildings to preserve the heritage and local character of this important rail interchange and to deliver the most sustainable construction solution. The new station will meet the demands of the passengers and provide a stunning backdrop to travel in and out of Whitechapel.
In addition, a new green, sedum roof covering the main station concourse delivers both environmental and aesthetic benefits. It was installed to reduce the heat island affect, deliver improved air quality and enhance biodiversity. It also enriches views from neighbouring developments.
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WORK COMPLETES ON PART OF £46.5M UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM DEVELOPMENT
ONE THOUSAND MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHED BY HUFTON+CROW
CALEDONIAN SECURES PLACE ON £3BN DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION FRAMEWORK
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KIER APPOINTED AS BIDDER TO DELIVER £21M BRADFORD MARKETS SCHEME
£26m Birmingham student accommodation completed in time for students moving in
Clancy re-secures top spot on affordable homes framework
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Saunders Boston Architects adds colour to Waterbeach Community Primary School
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Covid-19 - What is happening on university sites in the face of campus closures?
Work completed on new Woolwich school for specialist education requirements
ENGIE joins donors at Manchester Helipad project ‘ground-breaking’
University student under-occupancy levels - a real cause for concern?
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Through its use of digital technology and flexible outpatient spaces, it will offer a one-stop shop for urology patients, reducing the number of visits to the site for patients.
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Sustainability has been fundamental to the BDP scheme, with renewable energy from a solar farm covering a large section of the hospital’s roof and a robust sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) installed under the car park. Rainwater from the roof drains into a nearby balancing pool, preventing flooding and will be used to promote biodiversity in the area.
£98M HEATHERWOOD HOSPITAL COMPLETES WITH ACCESS TO NATURE AT ITS HEART Global design practice BDP’s design focuses on patient and staff wellbeing Hospital bosses and contractors are celebrating the completion of the new Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, a world-class new facility which will offer planned, non-emergency care to patients in Berkshire and beyond. The new £98m Heatherwood Hospital, designed by global interdisciplinary design practice BDP and built by Kier Construction for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, puts a timely new emphasis on both patient and staff mental and physical wellbeing.
The 11,500 sq m new building includes six state-of-the-art operating theatres, plus outpatient and diagnostic facilities for orthopaedics, cardiology, radiology, lithotripsy, physiotherapy, and orthodontics, all in a contemporary, highly sustainable facility set in woodland. Ascot has been home to a hospital at Heatherwood for almost a century, but with ageing facilities and a growing need for investment, its long-term future was in doubt prior to designs for its transformation.
Frimley Health’s ambitious plan has seen the new building at the back of the current hospital site take shape while existing services have remained fully operational. It is hoped that patients will be transferred to the new hospital in spring next year. The new facility is part of the Trust’s strategy to double the number of patients visiting Heatherwood each year to 168,000 over the next decade.
BDP civil engineers developed an innovative approach to address the challenge of the sloping site by repurposing soil excavated for landscaping on site. This minimised the environmental impact of the excavation and meant that no soil was exported resulting in 12,000 fewer
lorry journeys. In addition, 95% of all site waste was recycled. Sean Woodhead, architect associate for BDP, designers of the new Heatherwood Hospital and wider master plan, said: “Working directly with the Trust’s healthcare professionals to design the space according to patients’ needs and the requirements of ever-evolving technology has been crucial to delivering a contemporary facility that will stand the test of time. The design places sustainability and wellbeing at its heart, celebrating its beautiful woodland location and maximising its links to nature.” Neil Dardis, chief executive, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust said: “The handover is an exciting milestone for us as a Trust - the day that we officially takeover the building and get it ready to welcome our first patients next spring. I am so proud of all our staff who’ve been involved in the new building, against the backdrop of a global pandemic and the most challenging times in our hospitals, it is a tremendous achievement that they have still delivered on such a major project. “I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Kier and BDP for all of their hard work to get us to this stage. This will be one of the best planned care
hospitals in the NHS, using technology and innovation to provide the best treatments and experience for our patients.” Louisa Finlay, director of clients and markets for Kier Construction, added: “Heatherwood hospital is vitally important to the Ascot community and we are incredibly proud to have transformed it, with first-class facilities that will help Frimley NHS Foundation Trust and its staff effectively treat patients. This is the latest project we have delivered for the Trust and draws on both our technical excellence and experience in delivering healthcare facilities across London and the South of England.
Delivering the new hospital at Heatherwood has been a truly collaborative effort and our trusted and local supply chain partners have yet again been integral to a successful handover. BDP’s extensive global healthcare design experience has led to their appointment as one of the partners on the government’s New Hospitals Programme to deliver 48 new hospitals in the UK by 2030.
BDP has made the most of the hospital’s stunning natural setting to maximise the wellbeing benefits that access to nature can provide. Bringing together a full range of design specialists including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, civil engineers, lighting and acoustics specialists and sustainability experts, the BDP team has taken an integrated holistic approach to the design of both the masterplan and the hospital. The design draws in the landscape to enhance the building’s links with nature. For example, patient bedrooms have views across the treetops and access to outdoor terraces, the café space offers woodland views and there is a large biodiverse pond area and nearby nature walks. This biophilic design approach supports patient recovery and creates a calm and natural environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Heatherwood’s design is also built around the co-location of integrated and complementary departments at the same site enabling highly efficient through put of patients.
The Industry The Public Sector accounts for an estimated 40% of the total spend on Construction in the UK. In the coming years this will further increase which will lead to a predicated spend of £75bn in 2022. At a local government level construction is the single largest category of procurement expenditure. Gaining contracts in this industry, be it as a product manufacturer or a contractor, is a rewarding as contract values are often high and often lead to further contracts.