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,

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.

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 Consolidation Centre

The process of managing the flow of material from our many suppliers to allow timely delivery to our sites is managed within our Consolidation centre. We use the centre to check the quality and quantity of goods received, and often to re-batch to suit changes in site programmes and site conditions.

This facility has been an excellent investment and has been crucial in streamlining the process of site supply.

Having the majority of our products passing through the centre, from the supply chain to the sites, is an excellent advantage.

Colorminium visit glazing summit

Great to have members from Colorminium visit the Glazing Summit in Vienna last week as we continue to keep Colorminium at the forefront of the industry in regards of glass technology.

With several notable attendees, there were some excellent speeches ranging from the long term future in glass technology, to collaborative computation in glass design.

Excellent event to attend once again and we look forward to seeing more of this next year.

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.

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.

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.