News Archive

Flood report gives confidence to Local Development Plan

The conclusion of a detailed Strategic Flood Risk Consequence (SFCA) carried out by Clarkebond for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has given confidence to the Local Authority Development Plan and will provide a ‘tool box’ of information for potential developers and planning applicants once the plan is approved.

Clarkebond wins 2014 Building of the Year Award

Clarkebond has won the Building of the Year Award 2014 for the Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre (RILD) in Exeter. The award for “a quality and distinctive flagship building” was presented by the Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall to Clarkebond director, Neil Marks at the autumn dinner last month.

Healthy Framework Win for Clarkebond!

Following a highly competitive 2-stage tender process, Clarkebond has won a place on a Gloucestershire NHS framework to provide civil and structural engineering services.

Clarkebond Ranked at top of Building’s Fastest Growing Consultancy List

Clarkebond has been ranked as one of the fastest growing consultants in the country, according to the recently published 2014 Building Magazine’s Top 150 Consultants list.

Award recognition for Innovation in Healthcare

The Bridgwater Community Hospital development, for which Clarkebond provided civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services, has been recognised in the national ‘Building better Healthcare’ awards.

Green retail development sets standard for the future

Last month saw the opening of a new retail park which sets the standard for sustainable buildings in the future

Works starts on £80m town centre redevelopment

Work has finally begun on the long-awaited £80m development at the site of the former bus station at Hinckley Road in Leicester.

Planning Applications at Record Levels

Engineers across all disciplines at Multidisciplinary Engineering Consultancy, Clarkebond, have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of planning applications for which they are being asked to provide pre-planning engineering services across the South West and Wales.

Contamination legacy resolved to make way for Bexley development

An ambitious scheme to redevelop a 1970’s high-rise blight in the London Borough of Bexley is now set to welcome its first new residents. Erith Park, a £130m, 10 Ha mixed residential development replaces the former Larner Road estate of 8 tower blocks following extensive work which has transformed the area renowned for social disorder into a desirable location.

Jamaica Inn – Far from a wreck!

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor's famous landmark and the subject of Daphne du Maurier’s novel first published in 1936, is a far cry these days from the eerie period film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1939.

Design Challenges of the Winding Bridge

Bridging the River Avon between the new Finzels Reach development at former Courage Brewery site in Bristol and Castle Park has proved to be anything but straightforward. Multidisciplinary engineering consultants Clarkebond, have been working with developer Cubex and architects The Bush Consultancy to develop a stylish bridge design that overcomes numerous physical constraints posed by the site.

Challenging Sites Developed in Response to Housing Need

“The most recent census shows that there is still a shortfall of 100,000 homes being built every year. This demand means that even the most challenging of sites are being developed,” according to Max Thurgood, Project Director for residential development at Clarkebond.

Royal couple open Bridgwater Community Hospital

Clarkebond Director Max Thurgood, was proud to be in attendance at the recent visit of their Royal Highnesses Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to officially open the new Bridgwater Community Hospital. Max led the Clarkebond team that provided civil and structural engineering on the project which posed a number of design challenges during its development.

They’ll be missed!

The Clarkebond team in Bristol said a sad goodbye recently to two highly valued members of staff who are taking retirement after a considerable numbers of years service.

Learning from experience!

Two Clarkebond school projects have been granted ‘Exemplar’ status by Constructing Excellence as part of a new initiative to build on the success of the Demonstration Project Programme.

Award Recognition for Clarkebond Project

The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre (RILD) in Exeter has won a Michelmores Western Morning News Property Awards 2014. The £27.5m development, for which Clarkebond provided civil and structural engineering design, beat off strong competition to win the Commercial Project of the Year with a Value Over £5million award

Clarkebond delivers on £7.5m factory for Mulberry

A new £7.5 million Somerset factory built for luxury handbag firm Mulberry has received a VIP visit by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who stated that it would provide ‘a major boost to the economy of the area’. It is estimated that the facility in Bridgwater will double Mulberry’s capacity in the UK and create 300 jobs.

Clarkebond projects shortlisted for four Constructing Excellence Awards

Clarkebond teams in the Southwest have been delighted to learn that projects for which they have provided structural engineering design services have been shortlisted in not one, but in four categories in the South West Built Environment Awards.

Further expansion at Clarkebond as order book grows

Following several previous key appointments in the first quarter of 2014, Clarkebond has now appointed an additional Associate Director to lead a new civil engineering and transportation team based at the company’s Bristol office.

RICS recognition for Clarkebond project

The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre (RILD) in Exeter, where cutting edge studies into diabetes are undertaken, has been nominated for a prestigious RICS award in the category ‘Design Through Innovation’. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th May at an awards dinner at the Grand by Thistle in Bristol.

Bridgwater Hospital reaches practical completion ahead of schedule and on budget

A new community hospital in Bridgwater has achieved practical completion ahead of schedule, and is on track to be open to patients in the summer of 2014. Clarkebond provided civil and structural engineering services on the project, which posed a number of design challenges.

Clarkebond project shortlisted for prestigious awards

The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre (RILD) in Exeter, where cutting edge studies into diabetes are undertaken, has been shortlisted for two awards at the forthcoming Michelmores Western Morning News Property Awards 2014.

Clarkebond appoints new Director

Clarkebond has appointed James Grant as Associate Director based in its Exeter offices. James was previously with Hyder Consulting based in their Plymouth office, working on a broad range of projects across all sectors.

Three Mills West, Stratford, Planning Approved

Three Mills West, Stratford (26 Storey Tower adjacent to the Olympic Park) has been granted planning permission.

New appointments boost expansion at Clarkebond

Continuing growth and a strong forward order book has seen Clarkebond increase its turnover and headcount by more than 20% over the last 12 months with more appointments planned in the coming weeks.

Robert Morris joins Clarkebond

Clarkebond (Middle East) are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Morris.

Theodore Tai joins Clarkebond

Clarkebond are pleased to announce the appointment of Theodore Tai.

RILD Opens

The RILD Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford is now complete and open for business.