Progress at Royal Lancaster London Hotel

As we rapidly approach the completion of the main entrance to Royal Lancaster Hotel, it’s great to see the client’s intent and aspirations taking shape.  The curved main entrance screen sweeps across the front of the building and the symmetrical canopy that follows its shape is a fitting feature to what is a truly stunning […]

Best of Best Table-Tennis Tournament now at a close

Over the past few weeks, Colorminium have staged a table-tennis tournament. It was a great scheme to generate competitiveness amongst the staff but also a great way to develop and showcase the great culture we have here at Colorminium. With 5 knock out rounds taking place, and it being narrowed down to the final where […]

Progress at 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent

The high-end residential apartments are making great progress with completion nearing and the Architect’s intent being realised. Working closely with Main Contractor Mace and the Architect Flanagan Lawrence in the final stages, co-ordination is high to ensure the aspirations of Wainbridge are met.

Throughout the project there have been various architectural and logistical challenges due to the detail involved in such a tight space and to demanding standards, but these challenges are being overcome to bring the project to a successful close.

The stunning photos below capture the rear mews elevation with the automatic windows alongside stone and brick interfaces, the neat connection between the new and existing buildings, the level 3 terrace nearing completion, completed walk-on glass roofs and the link-bridge. All these great shots show the passion Colorminium has, to Engineer the Exceptional.

77 Fulham Palace Road Progress

September is a significant landmark with the completion of Fulham Palace Road, much to the delight of AXA Group, Volker Fitzpatrick, TP Bennett and Colorminium.

Known as ‘The Foundry’, 77 Fulham Palace Road has now achieved Practical Completion with the exception of minor snagging works which are in the process of being rapidly closed. With a number of constraints and logistical challenges along the way, the project team has had a busy time but have successfully produced an end result that is fitting to sit within Colorminium’s portfolio.

Royal Holloway University Progress

It is now September which stands as a landmark month for the Royal Holloway London University as students and staff alike will have full access to the new Emily Wilding Davidson library.

Colorminium have been involved in the project for over 3 years, 2 of which were prior to commencement of the build. Colorminium worked with Associated Architects from stage D through to the point of executing the full façade envelope.

Lillie Square Progress

The transformation of the Seagrave Road car park in Earls Court to the tremendous Lillie Square, encompassing over 800 luxury residential homes is almost complete with many of the blocks already occupied.

Block A has already been handed over to the client, with many of the apartments already occupied over the last few months and this continuing over the foreseeable future.

Block G is quickly reaching the point where it can be handed over to the client. The building is undergoing finishing touches to ensure the client’s vision is made a reality. The block should be finalised within the next 4 weeks.

St Paul’s School Progress

St Paul’s School, the independent boys school, located in West London is very close to completion with the academic term beginning in a few days time.

New and returning students alike will return to the school in early September and have full use of the kitchen and dining area available to them. The dining area has a large folding, sliding door that will enable students to eat outside in the courtyard, sheltered by an overhead canape.

Project Awarded: Wedge House Hotel

Colorminium are delighted to announce we have been successful in securing the contract for extensive works of what will be Wedge House Hotel.

Working with main contractor Kier, and alongside Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, we have been engaged to engineer the curtain walling with the pre-installed glazing. Detailed design of the project is currently underway in order to maximise client value, navigate around logistical challenges and create an incredible building that will be loved by clients and guests alike.

Colorminium and Client Relationships

To learn more about our client relations, we sat down with Steve Sharp (Commercial Manager at Colorminium) to find out how we create relationships with our clients and ensure they remain happy with the project throughout completion.

How do we deliver value for clients?

Our aim is to work closely with our clients as early as possible within the tender stage. We can then work with the Client and Design Team to ensure their concept design is aligned with costs. Throughout the process we also take a very pro-active approach to value engineering, offering options to the client which may help reduce costs. With our preferred supply chain partners, we can work with the client to ensure we deliver the highest possible quality whilst keeping within time and cost restraints of the project.

Colorminium Joins the Supply Chain Sustainability School

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a fantastic outlet to access thousands of resources with a focus on sustainability in the construction sector. The school gives members and partners the hub they need to ensure they are doing all they can to be as sustainable as possible.

The supply chain sustainability school is a group of over 60 major competitors and clients within the construction industry working together to tackle the environmental and social sustainability within the industry.

Royal Lancaster Hotel Progress

The fantastic Royal Lancaster Hotel, situated on the north side of Hyde Park, is reaching imminent completion with the glazing works approaching installation.

With handover of Royal Lancaster Hotel taking place in early September, the site is incredibly busy with plenty going on to ensure the building is spectacular.

Over the next 2 weeks the project will see plenty of action, especially regarding glazing. The spectacular rooflight will be achieved through 6 separate pieces of glass to efficiently provide fantastic sunlight onto the reception area. Guests to the hotel will walk into a fantastically lit reception area because of this.

Principal Place Pavilion Progress

Principal Place Pavilion, the mixed-use development located on the City of London/Shoreditch border, is nearing completion.

The impressive large, fully automated triple track sliding door that extends to a total length of 18 metres has been installed on site. The retail entrance doors have also reached completion as well as much of the glazing and roofing.

One of the latest additions to the building is the large, statement metal lettering for the pavilion. The lettering helps to give the project the extra touch of character and signifies the nearing completion to the overall project.

Royal Holloway University Progress

The Emily Wilding Davison building, the new Royal Holloway University library is making strides in reaching completion and officially opening.

This week saw the project have many finishing touches put in place, but most noticeably, the large glazing that overlooks the main entrance to the library.

The Curve by Colorminium

Recently completed for Slough Borough Council, The Curve is a landmark building that has already proved its popularity with locals.

Procured and delivered via Slough’s Urban Renewal team, the project houses a new library, meeting rooms, café, theatre and gardens, creating a fantastic new focus for community activity.

The footfall alone shows just how well this building has been received with the figure at 38,000, almost double the number of visitors to the previous library, and likely to rise over the summer months.

Royal Lancaster Hotel Progress

Royal Lancaster Hotel is making fantastic progress in reaching completion with the curtain wall screen installation underway.

The popular London hotel is undergoing a renovation with the ambition of becoming a 5* hotel with the new façade being the primary contributing factor in achieving that goal.

The glazing is being fitted to the curtain walling screen during installation, a process that is also underway and will result in a striking entrance to the hotel that overlooks Hyde Park.

Principal Place Pavilion Site Progress

Principal Place Pavilion is progressing well with glass enclosure installation commencing this week. The arrival and fitting of the glass signifies the next step towards completion for the City of London/Shoreditch border based project.

131 Sloane Street Shortlisted for NLA Award 2017

The New London Architecture Awards has this year shortlisted 160 projects across 15 categories, acknowledging amazing feats of architecture and development.

131 Sloane Street, the stunning retail space located near Sloane Square, has been shortlisted for an award in the retail category. 131 Sloane Street is one of four in the category and will be competing against: Bruce Grove Yard (Landolt + Brown), Deptford Market Yard (Pollard Thomas Edwards and Farrer Huxley Associates). The category is described as “exemplary new places for the exchange of goods and service”, a category where the project certainly belongs.

Steve Woodcock Nominated for SHP Rising Star in Health & Safety Award 2017

The 21st of June 2017 will see those who have shown an unrivalled dedication to health & safety rewarded for their commitment to the well-being of their peers and colleagues.

The national award celebrates the future leaders of the profession from across the UK under one roof, giving them the chance to learn about new products and approaches to safety.

Steve Woodcock (a project manager at Colorminium) has been nominated for the award due to his unwavering level of dedication to health and safety across his various projects.

Colorminium Start on-site at Royal Lancaster Hotel

Yesterday marked Colorminium’s first day on site at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, the beautiful hotel located on Bayswater Road to the north of Hyde Park.

The 4-star hotel is undergoing an extensive renovation to the main entrance that will see the hotel fixed with a curved curtain walling screen.

The ambition of the project is to lift the hotel rating to 5 stars, doing so through the brilliant design of the new main entrance to showcase the fantastic building. Complete with a curved, bronze anodised canopy, the projected reception area will be truly fitting of the hotel’s status.

Grant Shimwell (project manager at Colorminium) stated: “The Royal Lancaster Hotel is a building of luxury and elegance, characteristics that we work exceptionally well with”.

“The design for the building is brilliant and will really help the hotel to stand out even further. The combination of the bronze anodised canopy and roof lights will help to give the reception a striking feel that guests will surely love”.

The Royal Lancaster Hotel will be completed in Autumn 2017.

Colorminium Move onto Tottenham Hotspur Site 8th June

June represents a milestone month for Colorminium as we commence on site at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

We begin on June 8th to begin work on a benchmark area, with the full scope of the project commencing later in June.

Responsible for all the pitch side glazing, carefully co-ordinated detailed design is required to bring the varying glazed elements together. The end result will provide fans with a spectacular viewing experience.

Josh Shimwell (Project Manager for the THFC project) stated that “Being awarded the THFC stadium contract represents a landmark for Colorminium in that we have the opportunity to expand our diverse portfolio of work”.

“A lot of work has gone into the design of the stadium and the whole team is incredibly excited to finally start implementing the finished product”.

Colorminium Move to Chelmsford – 2 Months On

To commemorate the move to our Chelmsford offices, we sat down with Ian Price (Founder of Colorminium) to find out if the move was the right decision and if it has had an impact during this short space of time.

Does this new office space reflect Colorminium’s core values?

I think it totally reflects our core values. To care for our staff is our top priority because we are a people business. People to people is where we win. I firmly believe that you can feel the passion flowing, it creates a pulsating environment, that is what Colorminium is. The more we look after our people, the more we bond together, the more we knit together helps to make the entity in which we work in thrive and become stronger.

The Curve Wins Thames Valley Property Award 2017

It has been confirmed that The Curve has won a Thames Valley Property Award in the category of ‘Development of the Year’.

The Curve made up one of four fantastic buildings to reach the finalists. The Curve was amongst other great displays of architecture in the group, competing against: Imperial Way (Reading), Longwalk Road (Stockley Park) and the Thames Valley Science Park.

The category is for projects that display an ability to create an exciting new development, which exemplifies high industry standards. This category perfectly summarises The Curve and matches the goals for the building set by the ambitious Slough Urban Renewal team.

This is the second award in the space of a week for The Curve, having won an LABC award just a few days earlier. With a building as stunning as The Curve, we are sure this will not be the last time it is recognised for awards.

The Curve Wins LABC Award

Fantastic news this week that The Curve, the community hub located in the heart of Slough, has won an LABC award.

News emerged in March that The Curve had been nominated in the ‘Best in the Public Service Building category’, a category filled with amazing feats of architecture.

The Curve is a worthy winner, not only featuring fantastic facilities for the local community, including a library, performance venue and café, but also for its visually striking and modern look.

The local community has clearly taken well to their new library, receiving an estimated 38,000 weekly footfall, double that of the old library.

The striking and modern look of The Curve is achieved through a combination of curved curtain walling and brise soleil. Colorminium worked closely with the architects to design the complex yet sleek look that The Curve so excellently achieves.

Finally, congratulations to Bblur Architecture and Morgan Sindall for the award.

Celebrating 40 Years of Colorminium

To celebrate 40 years of Colorminium, we sat down with Ross Price (Managing Director at Colorminium) to find out how Colorminium has stood the test of time and how the industry has changed.

Colorminium is 40 this year. You must be very proud of what the company has achieved?

We are very proud of our legacy. You only have to look over the London skyline to see the impressive array of projects we’ve worked on over the years, utilising different styles, materials and designs.

We’ve had 40 years of success, but we always feel we have more to learn, and more challenges to face, which will help us grow and advance as a company. We can never sit back and say, ‘we’ve made it!’, because there is always room for improvement.

We question what we do, why we exist, and we genuinely believe that through our contribution, we add value for clients with buildings that enable them to enhance their public profile or attract and retain staff.