On 4 August 2020, a massive explosion rocked the port of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. A fire had erupted in a warehouse that stored 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical. The result was one of the largest accidental explosions in history. More than 200 people died and thousands were wounded. The blast also caused billions of pounds worth in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless.
Clarkebond have been appointed by Sanctuary Group through Sanctuary Housings consultant framework as part of the design team for the redevelopment project in the Talbot Gardens area in Barne Barton, Plymouth.
Clarkebond is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the NCE Companies of the Year Awards 2020: Impact in Cities.
In September 2017 the world saw the devastating images of Dominica after Hurricane Maria hit that affected 90% of the housing sector, leaving more than 4,500 houses destroyed and over 20,000 partially damaged. Small Island economies like Dominica are becoming more vulnerable, given the increased severity of natural events such as category 5 hurricanes, intense rainfall channeled by global climate change, and seismic risks.
Despite the challenges faced by the Coronavirus pandemic, construction of a seven-storey, 274-room Premier Inn on a former college site in Southwark has completed. Guest should being arriving in the autumn.
The Stoke Centre for Urology has won a further 2 awards: Winner of RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 South East and the Overall Project of the Year South East 2020.
We are pleased to have supported Frazer-Nash as part of the team in their successful proposal to secure appointment to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) Engineering Design Services Framework.
We have been maintaining business continuity through this initial period of lockdown by staying safe and working from home.
Construction of a new Digital and Data Centre (SWIoT) at Exeter College has started on site with the phase one foundation dig.
As part of a refurbishment of the offices at Clarkebond’s HQ at Cocoa House in Bristol, local artist, Ollie Gillard of Gage Graphics, was commissioned to create a piece of art that reflects the company’s proud engineering heritage in the city.
We are delighted to see the number of women engineers at Clarkebond continuing to rise – up by 60% in the last decade - and we are pleased to share some of their opinions and inspiration to mark International Women’s Day.