Wedge House Update

With the off-site work now drawing to a completion, the on-site work is now commencing in earnest, with the completed panels starting to be hung on the building today. The offsite manufacturing process adopted has proved a great success.

In conjunction with the installation of the panels, the site fitted elements are being manufactured and we look forward to the installation of these commencing during August.

With the design nearing completion, the focus from the team is preparing for the works onsite. Congratulations to Josh Shimwell, Rowan Cantley, Ian Price, Gaurav Gajjar and Lester Price.

Stadium Project Progress

Excellent progress being made on our stadium project as we near completion. As we continue to rapidly close out a large part of the works, the project is becoming an increasingly impressive construction and will produce an end result that is fitting to sit within Colorminium’s portfolio.

With many logistical and design challenges faced, the team continue to be very busy producing solutions to ensure success is achieved.

Wedge House Progress

The on site process at the Wedge House project has commenced as we see the first pre-cast panels being hung on the building. The majority of windows are being installed in the concrete panels at an off-site location apart from the hoist bay locations.

With a growing stock of completed panels in storage, the on-site duration will be significantly quicker than a traditional site built methodology.

Keep an eye out as we share key points we have learned from the off-site manufacturing process and the advantages it has bought us.

Beast from the East affecting Construction

How affected have you been on your construction sites as a result of “The Beast from the East”? Some of our site operatives have found the current weather conditions having no affect at all on production!

Our Operations team made the decision to invest into a 100m x 30m shelter for our installation operatives, for the purpose of installing windows into precast panels. Having provided this controlled environment to work in and a platform to make progress at a more consistent speed without any hindrance from adverse weather, has been a tremendous success to date.

Lillie Square Photography looking fantastic

With the high-end residential apartments now starting to be occupied, the stunning professional photography brings out the real quality of the façade and the complexity of design. The bronze anodised finishes are a great feature displaying the character of the project.

This project was a huge chance for the team and it is most definitely something that Capco, as the owner/developer can be proud of.

Ian Price, Our Founder, stated that ‘This was a great opportunity for Colorminium to showcase their expertise and ability to ‘Engineer the Exceptional’ on a grand scale. I think this has been achieved to a very high standard and the project will stand out within our portfolio.’

Lillie Square reaches completion

The high-end residential phase 1 is now complete with the majority of apartments occupied. Not only has the façade been designed to an extremely high standard, but the landscaping design, with the stunning water feature adds to the overall feeling of space and vitality.

St Paul’s School Practical Completion achieved

It’s a great pleasure to announce that St Pauls School has achieved Practical Completion. In recent weeks, the project team of St Pauls School, Walters + Cohen, Osborne, Arcadis and Colorminium have been working hard to bring it to this point. With only snagging needed to finally complete it, the scheme has definitely been an overall success.

Simon Worrod (Project Manager) stated ‘To reach this point is credit to the excellent team we have worked with. It not only brings another project to completion which we can add to our impressive portfolio but also a great sense of reward.’

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. With a large variety of materials being used, it really enhanced our expertise in bringing unique artisanal materials into modern architecture.

This project was a huge opportunity for the team and is something that the whole team Royal Holloway University, Associated Architects, Osborne, Faithful + Gould and Colorminium can be immensely proud of.

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.

The quality of the building displays the detail of the design and execution in the construction of the façade especially and showcases the project well.

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.

Although the project bought challenges along the way, due to the tenacity of the team, it has been completed to standard that all can be proud of and admire.

In the words of Stephen Sharp, Commercial Manager here at Colorminium, ‘Completion of this project brings with it a great sense of reward and satisfaction. It is down to the team effort that we can all celebrate this excellent achievement.’

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.

Above the grandiose entrance lobby, the feature skylight is now in place that washes the whole reception with natural light enhancing the quality of the fit-out and bringing the ‘outside in’.

A logistically challenging project in a very rapid time-frame, is testament to the effort and energy the project team have put into making this a statement piece.

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.

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.
Josh Shimwell, project manager at Colorminium, stated “I have been involved in the project from the very early stages and I am really proud of all the work that the team has put in. The long hours have been worth it”…

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.

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.

The new 9,000sqm teaching block will also be available to students in the coming weeks. The new block replaces some of the 1960’s existing building.

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.

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.