North West RICS Awards 2018

North West RICS Awards 2018

Good luck to our clients & fellow project team members at the 2018 North West RICS Awards where our projects The Slate Yard, New Bailey, Timekeepers Square, and Stockport Exchange are all up for awards.

The RICS Awards recognise the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities. The event coincides with RICS 150th anniversary, in which they are partnering with LandAid in their mission to end youth homelessness and provide 150 bed spaces to support young people at risk of homelessness across the UK in their Pledge150 campaign.

The ceremony takes place tonight at the Principal Hotel in Manchester and will be hosted by news broadcaster Clive Myrie.

 

 

Welcome Geoff Blackburn!

Welcome Geoff Blackburn!

As part of our continued expansion we are very pleased to introduce you to our newest recruit Geoff Blackburn.

Geoff is a Senior Electrical Design Engineer with over 20 years industry experience working on projects in the Industrial, Commercial, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Energy sectors.  Geoff specialises in technical design solutions for electrical generation plants ranging from major embedded CHP solutions to full turnkey energy centres.

Geoff’s experience and abilities will be a great asset to our current and future projects.

Welcome to the team Geoff!

RMHC Gala raises £284,967

RMHC Gala raises £284,967

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/

Work Begins on 2 New Bailey

Work Begins on 2 New Bailey

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.

No.3 Arena Central pre-let

No.3 Arena Central pre-let

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 and Plains new HQ revealed

Peaks and Plains new HQ revealed

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.

 

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