Bart’s Square Site Update

Latest photos from our Bart’s Square Project show great progress onsite with the overall facade now taking shape.

We are looking forward to commencing the Kalzip curved roofing on Block H within the next few weeks.

Colorminium visit Glasstec 2018

Colorminium keeping up to date with technological advances, our supply chain partners and networking at Glasstec 2018. Some real innovation witnessed, it’s exciting to see a more ‘out of the box’ approaches to glass engineering and production in the market.

Wedge House Site Update

Today’s progress photos released from our site team on our Wedge House Hotel scheme shows considerable progress on the facade.

With the majority of the facade almost complete, the focus has been on the completion of the glazing and architectural fins at floors 13 & 14.

Minories Hotel Branding

Images taken today from our site at Minories boasts our branded hoarding on show. Has anyone seen it whilst travelling past?

Another delivery of 24 unitised panels can be seen arriving onsite in the background – great to see good progress onsite. Unfortunately with Block A having a complete scaffold wrapped around it, our works are not on show. We will be posting pictures and videos showing what it looks like behind the scaffold across the coming weeks so keep watching and following to watch this project develop.

Wedge House Site Update

The top 2 floors, levels 13 & 14 on our Wedge House project are nearing completion, with the view from Blackfriars Road now greatly enhanced following the removal of the protective tape from the aluminium fins.

The access cradles will be removed shortly enabling us to commence the copings at roof level.

Bart’s Square Off-site Progress

Great to see the progress at the off-site location on our Bart’s Square project where we have windows being installed into precast units similar to that of our Wedge House Hotel scheme.

Excellent to have the project benchmark signed-off with all the project panels now fully underway with a planned commencement onsite for the precast panels within the next month.

Bespoke O2 Glazing

DID YOU KNOW that we were commissioned by ISG to undertake the bespoke glazed staircase and lift enclosures for Up at the O2 back in 2012.

Consisting of bespoke glazed towers and media screens, our designers worked with bblur Architecture to develop a design that realised their architectural intent and helped deliver a visual spectacle that both complemented the existing architecture of the dome and stood as a distinct attraction over and above it.

Minories Site Update

First batch of unitised panels have arrived onsite at our Minories project today ahead of installation commencing next week.

Seeing finished panels arrive onsite is always a well received sight, as the architectural vision begins to come to life.

Stay tuned and ensure you follow our company page across our channels to watch as this building transforms over the coming months.

All-staff Q4 Strategy Session

Was great to bring the team together for an all-staff meeting yesterday as we launch into the final three months of the year.

Beginning the day with rewarding all our employees with Bacon Rolls helped to set the new quarter off with a great start. Always an excellent opportunity to connect the office staff with the site staff.

Zak World of Facades

Was great to have some of the team present at Zak World of Facades.

Some very interesting discussions and talks from all the speakers focusing on a variety of topics from; new material entrants to the market, digitalisation and the advances of BIM, the continual development in the glass industry, the confusion post-Grenfell and approaches being taken to the changing dynamics of facade materials, debating the threats and opportunities that the facade industry is faced with, and the importance and essentiality of more collaboration and engagement with the facade contractors and benefits of PCSA’s.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Today the Colorminium Team got together in support of Macmillan Cancer Support to take part in the ‘Worlds biggest coffee morning.’

With many different shapes and sizes of cakes, our team really put their all into this in view of supporting this worthy cause.

Many thanks to everyone for joining in and supporting this worthwhile cause – every penny goes to help those fighting cancer.

GGR Open Day

Great to have some of our operations team at the GGR Group open-day last week.

Presenting the full range of specialist lifting equipment they offer as well as giving access to those that attended to get behind the controls and have some fun using their UNIC Cranes Europe – it was an enjoyable day.

Engaging with our supply-chain partners and maintaining quality relationships is key to the successful delivery of all our projects.

JeansforGenesday

Was great to show our support today for jeansforgenesday. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year.

Minories Hotel Fins Mock-up

Great selection of fins have been installed onsite this week as a mockup on our Minories project. The purpose is to provide our client the ability to make the final choice on the preferred choice of finish that is to be applied to the fins.

Standing at 3.5m high, they are an impressive product. Once installed on the building, they will certainly look stunning.

Bag it beat it – British Heart Foundation

Following the success during the ‘Bag it, Beat it’ campaign for British Heart Foundation last year, we took the time to contribute once again to this worthy cause.

The results last year were outstanding and we are looking to contribute to go over and above that and help those in need.

Thanks to all those who have participated and we look forward to seeing the results.

Quadrant 4 Award

FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT Quadrant 4 (the transformation of the 1930s Art Deco Hotel Building off Piccadilly Circus into 48 luxury apartments) has won the AJ Retrofit Award for Best Housing (£5m and over). The awards, organised by the Architects’ Journal, were announced on Wednesday at a ceremony in London.

Great to be involved in another award-winning scheme.

West Downs – University of Winchester Site Update

Excellent to see Block A of the University of Winchester taking shape with the steelwork well underway.

We are looking forward to commencing the installation of the facade and wrapping the ‘Drum’ with corten cladding.

Photo courtesy of Hillcrest Structural Limited.

Wedge House Hotel Site Update

Excellent progress being made on Wedge House Hotel with the bulk of the precast panels now installed. Further progress photos to be released shortly showing the unitised works at levels 13 & 14.

Barts Square Site Udpate

Excellent progress being made so far on the Barts Square project with installation of the precast panels already underway.

Looking forward to commencing the installation of the windows in the precast units offsite in addition to our works onsite towards the end of this month. Great to be involved in another project that is supporting the need for more offsite manufacturing in the industry.

Congratulations to Danielle Nash – Fully accredited IOSH Member

Congratulations to Danielle Nash for passing the IOSH course to be a fully accredited IOSH member. Great to have staff that have the ability to manage safety.

Once again, with our staff at the forefront of our business, we provide them with all the necessary training for them to excel their careers and continue to move the business forward to Engineer the Exceptional.

Interesting insights from the Commercial Director…

Gareth has worked as Colorminium Commercial Director for 2 years, prior to this he was Deputy Regional Commercial Manager at Sir Robert McAlpine and spent 12 years as a Cost Consultant at AYH/Arcadis. He brings an enormous wealth of experience in to the leadership team, with his extensive industry knowledge. Holding a Bsc in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying from Loughborough University, he comes from a background of cost consultancy and Main Contracting. Commencing his career at Arcadis UK and working through to Director level, his notable responsibilities included the delivery of the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal Football Club and the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympics.

Minories Hotel – Site Update

Great to see site progress being made on the Minories Hotel project.

Pouring of the slab for Block C Level 2 has already commenced with the scaffolding to Blocks A & B now well advanced.

We are also planning on starting the installation of the mock-up on-site in September.

More updates on this to follow.

Welcome Tamzin Gilder – Operations Executive Assistant

Great to have another addition to the team here at Colorminium. Welcome Tamzin Gilder to the team as an Executive Assistant to the Operations Department.

We are sure she will be a great asset to the team and help in streamlining the customer experience.

In her words:

Business Breakfast 2

A great collaborative discussion held this morning at Searcys, The Gherkin. Again another successful event centred on the topic of “What is it about the UK Construction Model that makes it difficult for Façade Contractors to survive?”.

We were favoured to have a representation and voice from across all aspects of the industry – those that joined us in the discussion were;