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 […]
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.
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.
Here’s the latest from West Downs Campus, University of Winchester. Great to see all the façade types and finishes on this exceptional project come together. The contemporary design, by award-winning Winchester-based architects Design Engine Architects
2019 feels already like a distant memory. We cast our minds back to when we spoke to a number of employees from across the business
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.
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.
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:
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 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:
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.
The team at Colorminium are proud to have secured the architectural atrium package to the signature 100 Liverpool Street scheme at Broadgate Circle.
Another striking photo received of the unitised façade at the Minories Hotel, Aldgate.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We are pleased to announce we have another addition to the Design team here at Colorminium. Welcome Monika Krzyzanowska who will be joining as a Junior Design Manager.
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.
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.
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.