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Watertight Concrete Basement For Luxury Wembley Development

Triton Systems

Two 20 storey buildings, one a hotel and the other a luxury residential and commercial apartment block, have been constructed near Wembley Stadium. Triton Systems was appointed by the main contractor, Donban Construction, to supply a watertight concrete system for the large underground car park which will serve both buildings.

Bespoke, concrete benches for famous art gallery

Furnitubes International Ltd

The construction of a dedicated garden space, located on a former flat grassed area between a 19th-century red-brick mill and the 21st-century art gallery, is the latest development at The Hepworth Wakefield. Landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith designed the unusual garden benches - large scale concrete blocks with inset timber seating pads. At over 4m long, and weighing 2200kg each, the benches were at the very limit of a single piece concrete moulding and required the set-up of a dedicated new mould specifically for the 4 benches. The garden provides step-free access for use to enjoy this inspiring setting.

Concrete seating for award winning regeneration project

Furnitubes International Ltd

The £174M Myatts Field North regeneration scheme in Lambeth, London. The development comprises 808 new build homes, the modernisation and refurbishment of 172 existing homes and a new state-of-the-art community centre. as well as new landscaped park, new streets, green spaces and allotments. Furnitubes supplied concrete cubes and linear blocks from the Blyth range. The chosen colour was our standard light grey, in an acid etch finish, designed to complement the material palette used in the surrounding buildings and other hard landscape features.

Graven Hill self-build ICF houses with concrete upper floors

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

Built on a self-build development site at Graven Hill in Bicester, where every property is different, this house utilises a number of different design styles and is constructed from an ICF system called Durisol Blocks. The first floor is constructed using the Lewis Deck and includes sound separation, underfloor heating and wet-rooms. It is common for the 1st floor to see a liquid screed installed over the deck, however for this project the client just ordered a little additional of the concrete being poured down the walls to complete the floors.

One in the chamber for concrete specialist as turbine project reaches completion

Whites Concrete

Whites Concrete has supplied a pre-cast concrete chamber for an 11-tonne Archimedean screw turbine installed on the banks of the River Esk in Whitby, North Yorkshire by national engineering and construction company JN Bentley. The Whites Concrete chamber has been constructed using robust Groundwall L-shaped units, to house the 2.9m diameter screw turbine. The latter will operate with up to 4 cumec with a rated capacity of 51.6KW as it generates electricity for Esk Energy (Yorkshire). Esk Energy secured funding towards the cost of the project through a community share issue.

Naylor Concrete supplies Hi-Spec Concrete Lintels to Lend Lease £70m Northumbria Hospital Project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Lend Lease bagged the £70m contract to build an emergency care hospital in East Cramlington. The hospital will be the first in the county to have specialists working around the clock to ensure seriously ill or injured patients get treatment quicker. Alongside the major A&E department, the hospital includes a short-stay paediatric facility and consultant-led maternity unit. Its innovative design includes wards arranged around a central nurses' station, to enable staff to keep a closer eye on patients. Naylor Concrete supplied Hi-Spec R8 and R6 concrete lintels to Specialist Brickwork Contractor P James throughout the construction.

Lake District stream unstraightened in concrete project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Pre-cast concrete panels were used in an unusual project to carry out the ‘re- meandering' of a historically straightened section of Swindale Beck in the Lake District. Whites Concrete supplied its precast Rockwall and Groundwall panels so that Coffey Construction could quickly and efficiently form a new Coanda screen, fish pass walls and a Crump Weir to Swindale Beck, which is an upstream sub-catchment of Cumbria’s River Eden.

Lake District stream unstraightened in concrete project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Pre-cast concrete panels were used in an unusual project to carry out the ‘re- meandering' of a historically straightened section of Swindale Beck in the Lake District. Whites Concrete supplied its precast Rockwall and Groundwall panels so that Coffey Construction could quickly and efficiently form a new Coanda screen, fish pass walls and a Crump Weir to Swindale Beck, which is an upstream sub-catchment of Cumbria’s River Eden.

Whites Concrete panels for cemetery wall structure in Wigan

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Precast concrete Groundwall panels, designed and manufactured by Whites Concrete with a special rock face finish to blend in with existing surroundings, have replaced an integral part of a cemetery wall structure in Wigan. The 2.35m high (1m wide) concrete panels, which were formed with a bespoke liner, were installed on time and within budget by Parklands Services, a leading construction provider in the North West. Shaun Edwards, Managing Director of Parklands Services, commented: “We were very impressed with the turnaround, quality and detail of the precast panels from Whites Concrete".

One in the chamber for concrete specialist as turbine project reaches completion

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Whites Concrete has supplied a pre-cast concrete chamber for an 11-tonne Archimedean screw turbine installed on the banks of the River Esk in Whitby, North Yorkshire by national engineering and construction company JN Bentley. The Whites Concrete chamber has been constructed using robust Groundwall L-shaped units, to house the 2.9m diameter screw turbine. The latter will operate with up to 4 cumec with a rated capacity of 51.6KW as it generates electricity for Esk Energy (Yorkshire). Esk Energy secured funding towards the cost of the project through a community share issue.

External seating solutions required at New Police HQ

Furnitubes International Ltd

The new Northamptonshire Police HQ development required various external seating at the front entrance to accommodate staff and visitors. Furnitubes' Mesa concrete blocks were ideal - whilst providing seating provision, the heavy duty blocks also act as a security barrier to the main entrance. Eight Zenith seats were supplied in a satin polish finish with WPC slats, as well as the addition of Contor Wall-Top seating platforms to the walls that surround the building.

Naylor Concrete supplies the Trinity Walk Wakefield project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Naylor Concrete Ltd supplied Hi-Spec, Fire Spec and Fairfaced Lintels to the 500,000 sq ft Trinity Walk project in Wakefield. Trinity Walk shopping centre opened its doors in Wakefield in May 2011. Wakefield Council described it as “the most important City Centre development for more than 20 years” Trinity Walk is a partially enclosed shopping centre with 63 stores and 1000 parking spaces. The centre contains some major anchor stores including a Sainsburys, Debenhams, Next and Asda Living.

Naylor Concrete supplied The Hepworth Gallery Project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Naylor supplied Hi-Spec and Fairfaced Lintels to the Hepworth Wakefield which has a gross floor area of 5,232m2 and 1600m2 of gallery space. The Hepworth Wakefield is the only gallery to open outside London in over 50 years. The Hepworth Wakefield houses a collection of sculptures by local born artist Barbara Hepworth alongside the works of other prominent artists. Wakefield Council began project development in 2003 with a RIBA international architecture competition that led to the selection of David Chipperfield as architect. Design development started in 2004 and construction began 3 years later.

Naylor Concrete supplies Sun Lane Leisure Centre project

Naylor Concrete Products Ltd

Naylor Concrete supplied Hi-Spec, Fire Spec and Stainless Steel L-Strip Lintels to the Sun Lane Leisure project in Wakefield. Sun Lane Leisure is an inspirational venue for the district built on the site of the old Sun Lane Baths and will allow Wakefield district residents to swim, get fit and stay active in a purpose built and modern facility that includes: • Six lane 25m pool with adjustable depth • 13m x 7m studio pool with adjustable depth • 100 station fitness suite • Multi-use activity studio • Health suite with steam room and sauna • 130 capacity spectator viewing area

Royal College of Pathologists

Cordek Ltd

The Royal College of Pathologists have relocated their London Headquarters to the rapidly changing area of Aldgate, on the Eastern fringes of the city. The new seven storey structure replaces an existing office block, providing a flexible and environmentally efficient building to house their growing needs. The building design includes major conference facilities, meeting rooms, offices, a multi-function auditorium, exhibition space, restaurant facilities and accommodation. Cordek were asked by the specialist concrete frame contractor Oliver Connell & Son to devise a formwork system to allow the construction of ribbed concrete floors.

Black is the new black

Troldtekt A/S

It is interesting how design trends are quickly mirrored across the world. A few years’ ago, for example, lifestyle and interior design magazines were all about plain white walls, hard surfaces and minimal furniture. Today, heavier materials are being revitalised and darker colours are being used in more and more projects. Troldtekt has seen a steep rise in the specification of its wood wool acoustic panels in dark greys and black. From residential houses, hotels and music venues to London’s iconic Design Museum, black acoustic ceilings have been used to add to the ambience and enhance atmospheric design.

Lewis Deck in an ICF Build.

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

The building was constructed using ICF blocks that are to have a rendered finish. Internally the ground floor is a concrete slab and the upper floor has timber posi-joists with the Lewis Deck and resilient strips laid above. 16mm underfloor heating pipes are then clipped into our new clip rail system with a free flowing screed then poured on top, 50mm thick. This then gives 20mm cover to the heating pipes, maximising the efficiency of the whole system.

Contemporary furniture for refurbished London urban park

Furnitubes International Ltd

Enfield Town Park is a 9.5-hectare green open space in the heart of the Enfield Town, north London. Following a series of consultations with the public and park user groups, works were undertaken in to restore the lake, reinstate public access to it, repair the leaks, and add wildlife friendly features to the area. Furnitubes supplied two types of products to the scheme – concrete Blyth cube seating blocks and Parallel table and bench sets.

Verulam School

Boyco (UK) Ltd

When a major blaze swept through the sports pavilion at Verulam School in St. Albans, only one thing was left standing in the changing rooms ? the Boyco fittings. Even after the roof had fallen in and flames had gutted the changing block, the Boyco benches and peg rails were still firmly in place. The suspected arson attack at the Sandy Pit Lane site caused extensive damage and the entire pavilion needed rebuilding. As a fire fighter at the scene explained "The pavilion was made of wood and concrete with a tar and bitumen roof so it was pretty flammable".

Gypsol HTC Thermal Screed Increases Efficiency

GYPSOL - LKAB

This case study features a high energy efficiency home built to achieve Code Level 6 under the code for sustainable homes. It included features such as photo voltaic roof tiles, solar panels and a low temperature ground source heat pump. The client required underfloor heating at both the ground floor and the first floor level which was to be supported with a standard concrete beam and block sub floor. The designer required a screed which could offer a rapid response to changes in the air temperature within the house both in terms of heating and cooling.

External seating for the regeneration of Heston Park

Furnitubes International Ltd

Furnitubes supplied a number of seating products to the regeneration of Heston Park with each product chosen to complement the different character areas within the park. Zenith picnic benches and tables were installed adjacent to the new swimming pool to offer external dining space for leisure centre visitors, with views out over the park. In the park itself, traditionally-styled New Forest seats and benches have been used, together with Core concrete tables and seating blocks in selected areas that also contained table tennis tables and play equipment.

The Hepworth Gallery - Cafe and Education Areas of this Prestigious Gallery Include Stainless Steel Sinks, Worktops, Panels and Cabinet from GEC Anderson Limited

Anderson, GEC Ltd

GEC Anderson’s stainless steel worktops, sinktops, doors and splashbacks have been chosen for the modern Café Bar at The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in West Yorkshire, for their contemporary and accurate appearance as well as their hygienic qualities associated with food service. The stunning building is formed of ten different sized trapezoidal blocks constructed using pigmented, self-compacting concrete and recently listed in The Times ‘Top 50 Galleries in the World’. The continuous stainless steel worktop installed behind the main serving counter of the Café Bar incorporates sinks, plinth, cupboards doors and splashbacks, all in brushed satin stainless steel.

External wall insulation and rendered rainscreen cladding combine on this new build regeneration project

SAS Europe Ltd

In the dockland area of Ipswich, Stoke Quay is a multi-million pound regeneration project with 386 new homes within 3 blocks. Achieving a Code For Sustainable Homes ‘Level 3’, Stoke Quay is constructed primarily from concrete and SFS frame, with the top floors of timber frames. This development shows the diversity and rapid installation of both the ProRend EIFS rail system and ProWall rainscreen cladding. Following our calculations of wind loads, u Values, specifications and CAD details, Building Control accepted our proposed systems and work began. SAS carried out 8 further site visits ensuring quality installation at all stages.

Concrete Effect Ceilings at London Hotel

Vtec Group

Vtec Texture Panels were specified in the room designs for the first flagship Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone, London. The existing concrete slab didn’t have a high quality finish, so Vtec’s rough concrete panels were included as part of the design. They are very light so can be used to create stunning ceilings. Following sign-off of a trial room, Vtec’s Rough Concrete Horizontal panels in Light Grey, fire resistant grade, were installed in all 95 hotel bedrooms. The team worked closely with the contractor throughout this phased project to help them deliver stunning results.

10 Brock Street

INTRAsystems

As the centrepiece to British Land’s regeneration of Regents Place, 10 Brock Street is a distinctive 16 storey, 320,000 sq ft landmark office development in the heart of London. Completed in 2013, the building achieved the coveted BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks to a number of features, including rainwater harvesting system and combined heat and power systems. British Land’s property management company, Broadgate Estates, approached INTRAsystems to remove and replace the three entrance mats at the front and rear entranceways. Find out more

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