Work has started to transform a city centre site in Bath into a food and leisure complex including restaurants, hotel and a casino. Along with the usual challenges of working in an inner city, historically sensitive environment and blending new structures with old, the design team and contractors have an added challenge.
The Leicestershire town of Hinckley is being transformed as a £80m pound mixed-use development nears completion.
The University of Worcester Arena has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Guardian University Award for ‘Buildings that Inspire’. The sports arena is the country’s first indoor sporting facility built with the needs of wheelchair athletes in mind.
After 9 years in the pipeline, a new retail scheme on Treloggan Road in Newquay has received the go ahead.
A team of Clarkebond engineers has helped secure planning consent for a development of 50 homes in Kings Worthy Winchester to be built by residential development company HAB, the company established by Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud.
Clarkebond has increased its turnover and headcount by 15% over the past 12 months and forecasts similar growth in the coming year.
Tenants are preparing to move into Narrow Quay House on Prince Street in Bristol following a major refurbishment and reconfiguration which has transformed the 5-storey building into premium office accommodation in a prime location. A far cry from the former dated 1970’s office and warehouse building.
Chipping Norton Football Club is to get its new and long-awaited clubhouse as part of a development in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that will include 228 houses, footpath, cycleway and landscaping.
A stunning new performing arts centre being built at Bristol Grammar School has reached a key stage in construction with the steel frame to be erected in September this year.
A centre of excellence in the field of donkey care in Sidmounth, East Devon, is set to develop its facilities even further following a planning approval for a range of new buildings and outdoor space at the main visitor attraction, Slade Farm, and new veterinary hospital at Brookfield Farm.
Clarkebond will be sponsoring the October meeting of the First Thursday Club (FTC) in Plymouth and is looking forward to welcoming members and their guests in the Sponsors Lounge at Brickfields Rugby Stadium from 12.30 onwards on the 1st October.
An application to build a new free school in the new Enterprise Area being created on the Bath and West Showground has been approved. It will form the first phase of a masterplan for a mixed development of parts of the Showground which is being jointly developed by the Royal Bath and West of England Society and their Regeneration Partner Red Kite Securities (a joint venture of London Wharfedale and Sir Robert McAlpine Enterprises).
The construction of a 104 unit student accommodation building is to start on the site of a former council depot and Territorial Army hall in Brougham Hayes, Bath.
As developers strive to keep pace with housing demand in the Southwest, even the most challenging sites are being brought forward for development.
Clarkebond has been appointed to provide civil and structural engineering services on a multi-million pound development of the Royal Surrey County Hospital near Guilford.
An article published on 17th April in Building Magazine asked whether ‘BIM’s bubble is about to burst’? Reporting on the NBS National BIM Report 2015 the article highlighted that the proportion of firms saying they use the modelling technology has dropped from 54% last year to 48%.
Legal & General Property’s building at 740 Waterside Drive in Bristol is the first ever building to be certificated under the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme, the newest of the internationally recognised BREEAM standards for rating the sustainability of building projects.
A B&Q store that opened last autumn at Cyfarthfa Retail Park, Merthyr Tydfil has won the Property Week Sustainable Achievement Award 2015.
Noise, quarries, contamination, artesian water, running sand, protected species and underground springs are just some of the challenges that Clarkebond’s specialist residential development teams have faced on the 14 sites that they are currently working on in Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire for Bloor Homes South West.
Plans to redevelop a vacant former Sainsbury’s site in Newport have been revealed at a public consultation event
Work has started on the construction of new homes on top of a former quarry in the South West.
Clarkebond is working with residential development company HAB (Happiness, Architecture, Beauty) on a ‘lifestyle’ development of 50 homes in Kings Worthy, Winchester.
Clarkebond has appointed transport professional David Knight as Associate Director to lead the transport planning department at their Bristol Offices.
An application by Bellway Homes and Archstone to build 228 homes on a Greenfield site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Chipping Norton has been approved by West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) with unanimous approval from council members.
An application to build a new special free school in the new Enterprise Area being created on the Bath and West Showground has been submitted.
The Bristol FTC March meeting, sponsored by multidisciplinary engineers Clarkebond, was host to over 150 guests from the construction industry and associated professions at the Colston Hall today.
Despite the controversy around the impact on the countryside and debates surrounding renewable energy subsidies, solar energy has been voted the most popular renewable energy resource in a recent survey carried out by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Clarkebond will be sponsoring the March meeting of the First Thursday Club (FTC) and is looking forward to welcoming members at the Colston Hall on the 5th March from 12.30 onwards.
An application to develop a flagship sustainable community, designed to be a benchmark for future housing schemes, has been submitted to the Southdown’s National Park Authority.