Clarkebond have been appointed to provide structural and civil engineering consultancy services on a £6m project for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
A planning application to refurbish and convert the former home of BHS in the centre of Broadmead, Bristol into two separate retail units with new facades has received approval from Bristol City Council.
Clarkebond has moved up the rankings in Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants league tables for the fourth consecutive year!
Contractors have moved in to start excavation work and pouring concrete foundations prior to the construction of a new 65,000 sq ft manufacturing unit at Midas Developments’ Torbay Business Park, Paignton.
Construction of phase one of a 430 unit residential scheme in the village of Pinhoe on former farm land on the north east outskirts of Exeter has started on site.
The role of façade engineering in construction has been thrown into the spotlight recently. As well as achieving the architect’s vision, the façade engineer’s design must consider many other factors including buildability, maintenance, life-cycle, sustainability and safety.
Clarkebond Principal Structural Engineer, James Edmonds, based in the Bristol office travelled to Budapest last week, to compete in the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships and gave an outstanding performance as the fastest Brit across all age groups in both the 50 m and 100 m backstroke events.
The successful completion of a brand new £4.5m primary school, built on a tight inner city former factory site, is testament to the skill and expertise of a wide range of engineers involved in the project.
This is the subject of a presentation to be delivered by Clarkebond’s Head of Transport Planning, David Knight BEng(Hon) TPP FCILT MCIHT, at a one-day CPD event being held by The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation in London on the 13th September.
Britvic Soft Drinks has been granted planning permission to build a new distribution warehouse alongside their existing bottling and distribution plant in Rugby. Clarkebond is providing civil, structural and ground engineering services and transport planning on the scheme.
Congratulations to Clarkebond summer placement student Jonny Witter who has just graduated from Exeter University with a 1st class degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics.
A mixed retail and residential development in Mill Street, Aberystwyth with a number of interesting engineering features, is now fully open for business.
Clarkebond has been recognised as one of the top civil engineering practices in the country for the second consecutive year, moving up 14 places on their 2016 position.
A centre of excellence in the field of donkey care in Sidmounth, East Devon, is now benefitting from a substantial expansion and development project. The project has delivered a brand new, sustainable, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital and research centre, new stabling and isolation paddocks. Further work to create a visitor centre, and restaurant is due to be completed at the end of the summer.
Construction is now complete on 3 new schools in Devon
Work has started on a new development on former car park site at West Hoe, Plymouth, which will provide a doctors’ surgery, apartments and four-bedroom townhouses.
A former Bristol gas works site which has been derelict for more than 40 years is set to be redeveloped after planning consent was granted for a 58 unit residential scheme.
Bridging the River Avon between the new Finzels Reach development at the former Courage Brewery site in Bristol and Castle Park proved to be anything but straightforward.
Clarkebond are providing pre-planning geotechnical, Transportation, civil and structural engineering services to support a planning application for a new £4.4m purpose-built 5000m2 ‘craft’ brewery and restaurant on part of the site of the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.
The latest development on Bath’s Western Riverside, Roseberry Place, has taken a step forward with contractors moving in to start enabling works including demolition of buildings, site clearance and remediation of any contamination.
Students at the historic Marjon University near Plymouth are set to benefit from a £3m construction project that will redevelop and extend part of the original 1970s concrete frame building to improve student facilities.
As Westminster launched a consultation last week on tall buildings stating clearly that it was ‘not about sky scrapers’, the controversy was already beginning. The Evening Standard’s lead story was headlined ‘Skyscrapers in Westminster?’ and the article claimed that ‘A new crop of towers could be on the way in’.
A £85m extension to the Arndale Shopping Centre in Eastbourne which will deliver an additional 175,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, has started on site. Clarkebond has provided structural, civil and ground engineering design for the whole redevelopment scheme.
Cheltenham Borough Council has granted planning permission for the conversion of a care home into offices, with new build residential units alongside, after their concerns over car parking were allayed by Clarkebond’s negotiations and transport planning assessment.
For the second year running Clarkebond has been ranked amongst the top civil engineering companies in the country in New Civil Engineer’s NCE100 list.
A new high-rise student accommodation building in Cardiff is set to become a landmark building for Wales and a significant addition to the city’s landscape.
Revised plans for the development of the McArthurs Warehouse site on Gas Ferry Road in Bristol are being considered by Bristol City Council following a public consultation. The site has been vacant for more than 20 years and is one of the last remaining development plots surrounding Bristol's Floating Harbour.
Clarkebond has announced the appointment of rail specialist, Dave Rylatt, who will be spearheading the company’s drive into the rail market.
A residential extra-care facility has reached a key stage in development with the completion of the ground floor. Clarkebond is providing design services including structures, drainage, retaining walls and piled foundations on the new facility for Knightstone Housing at Parmin Close in Taunton, Somerset.
Clarkebond is delighted to welcome Andy Dyer as its new BIM (Building Information Modelling) Manager. Andy will be responsible for the management of the BIM process and procedures and for coordinating BIM activities in the civil and structures teams across all Clarkebond offices.
Clarkebond’s Head of Transport Planning, David Knight, has been appointed to the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CHIT) Sustainable Transport Panel.
A director of the multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, Clarkebond, has been invited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), to be part of a group that will be advising the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on the Sendai Framework initiative.
Whilst the popularity of Terracotta in construction has declined, the historic widespread use of the material, particularly within our cities, has left an aging building stock with Terracotta in need of conservation.
Clarkebond has been appointed to provide a wide range of engineering services to Thatchers for the proposed development of a new bonded warehouse at their Myrtle Farm premises in Sandford in Somerset.
Following a year of increasing demand for their services, Clarkebond’s Transportation Planning team has been boosted by the appointment of an additional transport planner, Chris Brooke, a graduate of the University of Portsmouth.
Work is progressing on a scheme to transform a terrace of 6 Georgian town houses with an adjoining modern office into 30 high quality apartments with associated car parking and communal facilities.