COVID-19 A week’s reflection

Our sympathies and thoughts continue daily to be with those individuals and families that have seen their loved ones become victims of this COVID-19 pandemic.  It is alarming how such diseases can claim the lives of many so quickly. It is times like this that bring out the real core values of people.  It’s truly […]

COVID-19 An update from Colorminium

In this very challenging time of national emergency, we are all finding that we need to keep extremely agile to deal with the key issues as they confront us. What seemed important last week, has fast moved down the list of priorities.

COVID-19 and Supporting business continuity

With the growing levels of uncertainty and mounting pressure around COVID-19, we wanted to personally reach out and share a few things we are doing to minimise the disruption to our businesses and projects in these challenging times.

Project Progress: Canopy hotel by Hilton, Aldgate London

Construction is well underway and nearing completion of the first Canopy hotel by Hilton in the UK, on this prime site in Aldgate, London.

The redevelopment of the site is an important step in the regeneration and expansion of the core fabric of the City of London eastwards beyond the confines of Aldgate. With a view to re-structuring the fabric of this area due to its inconsistency both physically and socially, a masterplan has been developed which comprises some new construction alongside utilisation of existing buildings, whilst leaving the adjacent bus station unaffected.

Project Awarded: Rose Court

We are delighted to have been recently awarded the contract for the Rose Court scheme.

Engaged firstly by Colliers prior to appointment of the Main Contractor, and working closely with BDG architecture + design, this commercial office building is in need of extensive refurbishment including a new facade to improve the performance of the existing building and provide high quality workspace throughout.

Continue on the link below to read the case study for more information of this scheme.

5 Key Takeaways from Our Business Breakfast Event at The Gherkin

Colorminium are delighted to have hosted it’s 5th Business Breakfast Event at Searcys at The Gherkin. It is a great opportunity to bring together key voices from industry leading architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, main contractors and clients; giving their thoughts and views around important issues that the market is facing.

The conference was marked by the attendance of notable industry leaders:

2020 Kick Off Strategic Event

The Colorminium team enjoyed a collaborative session yesterday overlooking the London skyline at Searcys at The Gherkin to kick start the year with our strategy for 2020 around the theme of ‘Stronger Together’.

Colorminium host 5th Business Breakfast Event at The Gherkin

Colorminium hosted it’s 5th collaborative breakfast session centred on the topic of “Smarter thinking around the future of facades.”

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

HRH Princess Anne visits Barts Square

An honour to see HRH Princess Anne paying a visit to our Barts Square site with Helical plc and McLaren Construction last week, to replant the Persian Ironwood to commemorate Her Majesty, The Queen Mother.

Project Progress: West Downs Campus

Installation at University of Winchester is progressing well as it nears completion. We are currently installing the GRC panels in the courtyard which are proving to be an exciting challenge due to the limited space and access now on site.

The Hoxton, Southwark

Recently completed for Main Contractor Kier, and working alongside award winning Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandlands, Colorminium had detailed involvement in the development and assessment of various design options to assist in bringing this stunning project to fruition.

Colorminium host fourth Business Breakfast Debate

Collaboration is the key to success

Getting all key stakeholders together, tabling the issues, sharing ideas and challenges in the industry and seeking alignment. All were in agreement that open collaboration is very beneficial to project success between the project stakeholders, it is the strongest partnership in construction, and it is important that we recognise how we can add value to each other. Understanding and respecting each other’s views is critical. Ian Harwood of Knight Harwood stated: ‘I’m sure we

Colorminium host Supply Chain Workshop

Colorminium recently hosted a Supply Chain Workshop with 6 key members of our metal fabrications supply chain. There were plenty of subjects constructively discussed, with helpful feedback and suggestions for improving the way we can work together flowing freely.

Business Breakfast Debate Summary – Smarter thinking around the future of façades

In the midst of a plethora of challenges from designs that are pushing the boundaries, to unrealistic cost plans coupled with industry challenges such as Grenfell, it is no mean feat to successfully deliver great facades in today’s market. Getting all the stakeholders together, tabling the issues and seeking alignment is a first step in moving forward on this journey.

Project Awarded: P5K

We are very glad to have recently been awarded and now completed contract for Knight Dragon, Peninsula 5 Kilometre Running Track. (‘P5K’) The Peninsula is undergoing the largest single regeneration we have seen for a generation.

Project Awarded: Benenden School

We are very glad to have been recently awarded the contract for the Benenden School scheme. Located in the Kentish countryside, Benenden is a leading boarding school for girls aspiring for excellence in everything they do. A new 750 seat concert hall and a music hall are being added to the distinctive legacy that already exists, catering for the expanding needs of the community there.

We look forward to progressing this scheme with Benenden School, Guy Holloway Architects and Buxton Building Contractors.

2019 Strategy Event

It is amazing to see how far we have come since our All Staff Event in January. In reflection Monday 7th January bought with it an excellent Kick Off Strategic Event, held at The Queen Olympic Park, London Stadium.

We were joined by The Speaker with the Orange Tie, Steve Beckles-Ebusua for a fun filled, engaging and interactive keynote session.

It is evident that the team are still raring to move forward with tenacity and verve in the coming year.

2018 Summary

2018 feels already like a distant memory. As we cast our minds back to when we spoke to a number of employees from across the organisation to hear them describe the year in their own words.

Listen to our people talking about the challenges we faced, the opportunities we have and how the company is made up of great people, all living by the same set of values, sharing a common purpose, objective and goals.

Colorminium Interview Alistair Finn – Senior Project Manager

Background – How long have you been at Capco and what was your previous track record?

I qualified (RICS) whilst working for Montagu Evans, prior to spending 12 years at King Sturge, which was a larger multi-disciplinary consultancy, best known for their investment and agency work. I was with them from 1999 – 2011 prior to the business merging with Jones Lang LaSalle, another big multi-disciplinary consultancy. That wasn’t for me so ended up working for a smaller practice before setting up on my own, offering Development and Project Management services. At the time there was a project I was working on close to my heart down in Woking, which was the new HQ building for WWF. I had helped them find the site and saw it through to completion and handover. In the meantime, one of my other clients was Capco where I was helping out in the early stages of the Lillie Square project. After 12 months I ended up joining full time in 2012, taking on the responsibility for the design and delivery aspects of the project. And I’m still here!

Colorminium Interview John Robeson – Group Head of Supply Chain

Tell us about yourself and a headline overview of Osborne?

I’ve been with Osborne for 4 years now, firstly in the role of Supply Chain Director to our construction business before moving to my current, central role as Group Head of Supply Chain. Prior to joining Osborne, I spent a year working on Balfour Beatty CSUK’s supply chain development programme. I have also worked as a consultant with a number of construction businesses, developing their supply chains and also on building business development strategies with a number of sub-contractors. Those relationships were born out of the work I did with them, during my 7 years with Wates from 2004 – 2011.