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.read more
A previous brown-field site was developed into a brand new BRC Compliant gluten-free production facility for Nairn’s gluten-free biscuits and oatcakes, obtaining a top rating during their first BRC audit in 2017. The spend matched the budget and the project was delivered on time helping to meet extremely tight deadlines.read more
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, branching...read more
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...read more
The mixed-use Public Private Partnership scheme development includes a landscaped public plaza surrounded by a nine screen multiplex VUE cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants including PizzaExpress, Dean’s Diner, Prezzo, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Turtle Bay, a 130-bed Premier Inn hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park.read more
Smart and efficient: citizenM Tower of London Hotel does not disappoint.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more