News Archive

Work to start on new South Bristol community centre

Contractors are set to move onto site to start work on a new community centre in Daventry Road, Knowle West, Bristol. The Park Community Centre will be part of a £6.5m scheme to create a brand-new purpose-built centre that will provide affordable workspaces and invaluable services for local organisations and individuals.

Martin, we salute you!

Following a career spanning 5 decades with Clarkebond, Martin Hathaway has announced his retirement from the company.

Clarkebond director joins exclusive club of engineers

Theodore Tai, Clarkebond Regional Director has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE).

Beirut Explosion: An Overview on Damage based on Street Images

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.

Barne Barton plans for Regeneration

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 shortlisted for an NCE Companies of the Year Award 2020

Clarkebond is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the NCE Companies of the Year Awards 2020: Impact in Cities.

Helping to Build Resilience in the Housing Sector across Dominica

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.

Construction works reach Practical Completion on Ufford Street

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.

Award Recognition Continues for The Stoke Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital

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.

Clarkebond joins UKAEA’s Engineering Design Services Framework

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.

Covid 19 Update

We have been maintaining business continuity through this initial period of lockdown by staying safe and working from home.

Construction starts on new digital and data hub at Exeter College

Construction of a new Digital and Data Centre (SWIoT) at Exeter College has started on site with the phase one foundation dig.

New artwork celebrates shipping and engineering history at Clarkebond’s historic HQ

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.

#EachforEqual: Celebrating Clarkebond’s women on International Women’s Day

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.

Meeting the growing challenge of flood risk

The devastating impact of storms Ciara and Dennis, just one week apart, is a reminder to everyone involved in building construction and design of the ongoing and growing challenges that we face.

The Mark of an Engineer!

Our congratulations go to Clarkebond assistant engineer, Mark Robson on gaining his Engineering Technician qualification from the ICE.

Clarkebond helping to save The Empire

A historic church hall-turned-gym in Bristol, once used by Commonwealth Games weightlifter Precious McKenzie, is being redeveloped into flats and houses.

Royal College of Surgeons’ extension is a cut above!

The extension and refurbishment of the world-class headquarters for the Royal College of Surgeons, a Grade II listed building, is taking shape in Holborn, London.

Official opening of Weston College flagship facility

A multi-million flagship facility at Weston College’s Loxton Campus, Weston-Super-Mare, has been officially opened. The first of its kind in the region, the Health and Active Living Skills Centre enables young people and members of the public to gain access to modern facilities with the aim to improve the general health and wellbeing of the community.

Plans revealed for spectacular new Chiswick development

Plans have been submitted for a unique new mixed-use development, just off the Chiswick flyover in London, which would transform the area and provide a ‘a fully integrated experience-led urban environment.’