The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Gala dinner took place on Friday at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Our very own Jamie Hall and Andrew Carrington were in attendance to support the event which raised an incredible £284,967 on the night.The theme for the evening was Lumière to highlight the charities aim to bring light and hope to families going through difficult times.
Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. Over the last 29 years they have helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives. There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all just moments away from their respective children’s wards, with plans for further developments well under-way.
Congratulations to all those involved and to those who attended the night for raising so much for a worthy cause!
To find out more about how you can get involved with the RMHC visit their website here: http://www.rmhc.org.uk/get-involved/
Main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland have begun enabling works on the site of 2 New Bailey Square, marking the beginning of construction for the latest part of English Cities Fund’s Salford Central regeneration scheme.
The 270,000 sq ft development will have 190,000 sq ft net space to let, and will consist of 10 floors each with its own outdoor terrace, topped by a green roof and winter garden. There will be parking for 48 cars, storage for 100 cycles, and street level facilities including showers for cyclists and a commercial space.
We are providing MEP and BREEAM services to the new office development after having previously worked on the Slate Yard PRS apartment scheme, NCP multi-storey car park, and Premier Inn Hotel parts of the masterplan.
We are joined on the project team for 2 New Bailey Square by architects AHMM, cost consultants Capita, and structural engineers Integra Consulting. JLL and Cushman & Wakefield are the joint agents on the scheme.
The client behind 2 New Bailey ‘English Cities Fund’ is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes & Communities Agency.
Arena Central, Birmingham’s first speculative office scheme since the recession, has secured a 25 year lease for 240,000 sq ft of office space to the UK Government.
The Government has committed to take the full 3 Arena Central building, which will sit at the heart of the nine acre mixed use regeneration site. The new 14 floor building is to house approx 3,500 civil servants across a number of government services, including the Midlands regional hub for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Having already worked on the neighbouring 2 Arena Central, Hannan Associates are providing MEP Performance Duties, Site Infrastructure Services & BREEAM Assessment for the scheme being delivered by ACDL, a joint venture led by Miller Developments.
We are very pleased to be working alongside Make Architects, Gillespies Landscape Architects, Arcadis and WSP on the design team and main contractor Galliford Try.
We are also providing MEP support for Gillespie’s exciting public realm proposals for the development and MEP support for the alterations to the existing basement car park.
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust have moved into their brand new head office after it’s recent refit, in the wake of their 10 year anniversary. The refurbishment of it’s 11,500 square foot premises at Ropewalks, Macclesfield was designed by BAND Architects.
The new layout reflects the vibrant communities that Peaks & Plains works with across Cheshire, by creating a homely feel whilst bringing together its core operations into a single working environment.
We provided the outline design of the MEP services and carried out a technical checking role for the client, reviewing both the detailed design of the Contractor and also the site installation works.
We were appointed as MEP Design consultants on the project alongside BAND Architects, Abacus Cost Management, Brown and Bancroft Interiors, JMC Contractors and Kinnarps Workspace Solutions.
Our newest collaboration with Omega Warrington Ltd is nearing completion.
Located at the south side of the Omega Business Park the facility for Dominos Pizza is a 117,000 sqft industrial building, consisting of a 11,141sq.ft GIA two storey office area, a gatehouse building constructed on a secured enclosed site, external car parking, HGV parking, and a service yard.
The building operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The site and associated buildings were constructed to Cat B level of services, tailored to meet the specific needs of the building Tenant.
We provided performance duties (Stage 3a Developed Design) for Cat A and Cat B Works, were established on the Developers base building specifications, and Dominos enhanced Cat B fit-out to the Offices and Plant Areas, to suit the enhance fit-out works in preparation for the full Cat C manufacturing, storage and distribution plant fit-out to the warehouse.
Additional duties included the monitoring of the MEP design contractors technical design solutions, construction works on site, and final testing and inspections for handover of the works to the Cat C fit-out contractors.
Once completed the new facility will service 450 Domino’s stores across the north, and provide over 120 jobs for people in the local area.