Our approach to Safety Leadership

To learn and establish exactly how we approach Safety Leadership and what it means for Colorminium, we sat down with Kay Jarvis (Human Resources & Compliance Director)

Human Resources Strategic Away Day

Monday 9th October was slightly different for our HR Team at Colorminium. Kay Jarvis, Simon Parry and Cheryl Price held an off-site meeting to finalise their strategy for 2018.

Stunning photography at Royal Holloway University

Over a month into the new academic year at Royal Holloway, the building looks stunning. The photography now coming through displays the quality of the building and is testament to the detailed design needed to execute this project successfully.

Mental Health in Construction Week

Colorminium have been turning our attention to mental health in the workplace – supporting the industry led focus this week on ‘mental health week’ in Construction.

At any given time, across England and Wales, one worker in six is said to be experiencing depression, anxiety or other stress related problems. Assuming an industry population of 2.1 million people (6% of the UK workforce) that suggests 350,000 construction professionals may be affected.

Architectural Bronze spearheads Colorminium’s portfolio.

Use of Architectural Bronze in modern architecture remains at the forefront of what Colorminium do. With the list of completed projects continuing to grow, our expertise in bringing this unique and complex material to market is getting more and more extensive.

Fulham Palace Road – Finished Article

With the project now fully complete at Fulham Palace Road, it is great to see the professional photography coming through. This has been an excellent achievement for the whole team including Bell Hammer, TP Bennett, Volker Fitzpatrick, Gardiner & Theobald and Colorminium.

11-15 Grosvenor Crescent Testimonial

With the project at 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent now completed, it’s great to look back to this time two years ago when we completed our PCSA agreement with Mace as below. This project has been a great success and ultimately turned the clients vision into reality with some stunning engineering.

Completion of Quadrant 4

Another landmark has been reached for the company with the Quadrant 4 scheme in Piccadilly achieving Practical Completion. The project team consisting of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Sir Robert McAlpine, G&T and Colorminium have been working hard over the past weeks and months to bring this complicated project to a close.

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 entrance.

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.

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.