PONTEFRACT HOSPITAL, WEST- YORKSHIRE
Pontefract Hospital, designed by Avanti Architects and built by Balfour Beatty is a model for a new type of community hospital that delivers a range of non-acute services for its local population. A two storey square courtyard building adjacent to the main entrance provides outpatient accommodation, while the taller L-shaped building provides the more heavily serviced and increasingly private zones. The two buildings are linked by a three storey atrium which provides public circulation and all public functions. The site’s topography allows entry to the building on separate levels, thus maximising functional separation of public, vehicular, servicing and clinical flows.
We were in charge of the temporary works and geotechnical advise. The key challenge here was a large sloping embankment to the North of the site, which had to be battered back to enable the construction to proceed, whilst maintaining structural stability to the existing buildings located at the top of the embankment. This also involved ground water management and monitoring throughout the contract.
Following the recent refurbishment of the library, a Service Riser weighing 25 tonnes was designed by Atom Consultants for the Imperial College London.
Wakefield Cathedral spire’s condition had not been surveyed for more than 50 years. We undertook a drone survey to get up close and personal with both the tiles on the spire as well as the resident peregrine falcons.
Originally developed for the BSF school building programme and now targeted towards the PF2 schools, a range of modular wall panel products have been developed and successfully implemented on a number of school projects with Balfour Beatty.
OUR WORK ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKSGREENWICH, LONDON Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) (now acquired by Nokia Networks) is the world’s only fully integrated provider of turnkey submarine network solutions . Since 1850s, ASN has been producing repeaters,...
OUR WORK THE HOLD-SUFFOLK ARCHIVES HERITAGE CENTER, IPSWICH The Hold, which is one of the 21 key delivery projects of the ‘Ipswich Vision’, should open its doors in time for the 900th anniversary of the Record Office’s oldest document in 2019. Located on the...
Smart and efficient: citizenM Tower of London Hotel does not disappoint.
The Vauxhall Underground Station modernisation is part of Transport for London’s ongoing investment into London’s public transport network to support economic growth and employment opportunities.
The £36m project entailed reconfiguration of the station’s ticket hall to accommodate extra ticket gates and wide-aisle gates, as well as the refurbishment of the stations’ subways, ticket hall and stairs. The main part of the project was to make the access to the station step-free, enabling the station to handle 40% more passengers by installing a new shaft and lift between the ticket hall and platforms. A particular challenge was posed by the station remaining fully operational while the construction work took place between 2014 and 2016.
The London Borough of Islington had a requirement for a new sports hall to be used out-of-hours by the local community and it was to be built on the roof of and existing school- Winton Primary School.
To minimise disruption to this ‘live’ site, a modular approach was adopted. All components of the build were pre-fabricated, starting from the structural steel wall and roof panels and ending with the beautiful western red cedar clad external facade.
Providence Tower stands at a breath-taking 43 storeys and is the jewel in the crown of the New Providence Wharf development – a stunning riverside community in London’s Docklands. These premier river-view apartments have far-reaching views over the River Thames, being one of the tallest residential towers in London, and a sky-bar atop the building gives residents the ultimate vantage point thanks to 360 degrees of uninterrupted glazing.