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.

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.

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.

University of Winchester Update

Excellent progress being made on the University of Winchester, West Downs 1.

Progress photos released show the frame now fully on view.

We are all looking forward to commencing on the external facade to really bring the building to life.

Keep following to watch this building transform across the next few months.

Project Progress: Wedge House Hotel Update

Wedge House Hotel installation is progressing well as it nears completion.

Good progress on levels 13 & 14 with unitised glazing on all levels, plant screens and doors are mostly complete. The focus is now on completing copings and feature fins, which works are commencing on.

Keep following to watch the final stages reach completion.

Minories Hotel site update

Great to see steady progress on our Minories Hotel project as we near the end of the year.

The unitised panels are complete on Levels 1 – 4 of Block A and weatherproofing and insulation works are ongoing on this block.

Meanwhile on Block B, the unitised panels have commenced to the south elevation and will continue until the end of the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.