Completion of Lecture Theatre at University of Aberdeen

We have recently handed over the new Lecture Theatre at the Old Kings College Campus at the University of Aberdeen. The £1.7m project was delivered through the Scape Minor Works framework, works comprised significant structural alteration and refurbishment in the four raked lecture theatres (over two floors) in the South Wing of King’s Quad at Old Aberdeen Campus. The proposal involved reorientation of the spaces to form two large international standard teaching spaces for the Business School. The new layout created enhanced accessibility, including a passenger/evacuation lift to the lecture theatres, which will service the East Wing also. The property is a listed building and the works were subject to Listed Building Consent and we discovered from archive drawings the rooms have been altered over several generations. The refurbished building is being used mainly for conducting lectures whilst certain smaller rooms are being used for academic personnel offices. The local economy and community were supported through mainly a local supply chain with 70% of the overall spend being achieved within twenty miles of the site and where feasible a local labour force was utilised with 86% of operatives living within twenty miles of the site. The project also won a bronze CCS award which is a great achievement for a project of this...

CSR Award – Ponteland Schools & Leisure Development

We are delighted to confirm that our project, Ponteland Schools & Leisure Development has won a Bronze award at this years International CSR Excellence Awards. Some project achievements for this were: Eliminate single use plastic cups on site by purchasing 550ml aluminium bottles for everyone Eliminate floor standing water coolers, sanitation kits and mineral bottles Installation of a water filtration system Employed a local family-owned business to run the on site canteen. This reduced the carbon footprint by 25% as people didn’t travel to the shops on their breaks. The awards are organised via The Green Organisation for companies that have a heart . “Responsible, caring companies are in a privileged position to be able to help those who depend on them for their livelihoods, and others less fortunate. They can be a realistic force for good. We want to recognise and reward their efforts in this...

Completion of PET MRI

Back in March 2020 before any COVID resitrictions took hold, we handed over the completed PET MRI facility on programme to a delighted Client. The project was the construction and fit-out of a concrete-framed, two-storey PET-MRI facility at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, a joint project for the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The new facility will provide new, state-of-the-art services in Sheffield. The project is one of only eight such facilities in the UK and it it will provide local people access to new clinical trials, and will support the development of new therapies and outcomes for patients. The facility will also provide faster diagnosis, track the progression of disease more easily, and accelerate the delivery of new drugs. We have only recently been able to go back to take the final completion photos of the project – see...

Work Experience at Durham CC HQ project

We are delighted to welcome Ben Raincock to the team at the Durham County Council HQ project. Ben joins us from the New College Durham as our first T Level Construction student to undertake a weekly work experience placement. Ben will spend time understanding the numerous functional roles in Construction supporting his learning curriculum. The College said: “As part of the first wave of T-Levels released, our T-Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning has been developed in collaboration with employers, professional bodies, universities and businesses to ensure students are prepared for the world of work or further study. The two-year programme will provide students with the experience, skills and knowledge required to progress into a skilled construction...

First Light Pavilion – CCS Score

Our project, First Light Pavilion in Macclesfield recently had their second CCS visit and they achieved a fantastic score of 45 out of 50! Some words from the inspector are below: “The site has improved its perimeter appearance and continues to present an exceptional positive image of the industry and a very well organised and tidy site. Exceptional safety awareness and management encourages continuous safety improvement and use of a QR code at the site entrance helps the NHS test and trace initiative to monitor Covid-19 exposure. The creation of this innovative structure, built with innovation construction methods, will create a lasting and promotional resource to complement the existing technological experience for visitors. Thanks to Ryan and Lara for their obvious enthusiasm for scheme principles and values and their hospitality during the visit.” Teresa Anderson, Director of University of Manchester’s Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank Observatory said: “Wow! Fantastic! Well done Ryan. You and the team are a credit to the project and to Jodrell Bank! Huge thanks to you...