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.

Barts Square Site Update

Great to see some recent photos showing excellent progress being made onsite on the Barts Square project.

With design progressing well and an appointment of the successful main contractor due imminently, the glazing works are soon to commence installation within the precast panels offsite.

West Downs Update

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

With continuing fine weather the frame is now well out the ground. Facade installation is due to commence within the next couple of months and good progress is being made. The building boasts a premium pallete of materials; Corten Cladding, GRC, Timber Curtain Walling, Aluminium Rainscreen and much more.

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Wedge House, Hoxton Hotel Update

Great progress being made at Wedge House, Hoxton Hotel with frame topping out. Congratulations to Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Gardiner & Theobald and Kier Group for reaching this large milestone.

Wedge House Project Update

Recent release of photos from site, show excellent progress being made on the Wedge House Hotel project. Having now completed at the off-site location, the focus has turned to onsite, with the precast panels rapidly being hung on the building, as they work horizontally around each elevation on a floor-by-floor basis. The main unitised glazing panels start in earnest at the beginning of September and the manufacturing process is well on the way.

Wedge House Update

With the off-site work now drawing to a completion, the on-site work is now commencing in earnest, with the completed panels starting to be hung on the building today. The offsite manufacturing process adopted has proved a great success.

In conjunction with the installation of the panels, the site fitted elements are being manufactured and we look forward to the installation of these commencing during August.

With the design nearing completion, the focus from the team is preparing for the works onsite. Congratulations to Josh Shimwell, Rowan Cantley, Ian Price, Gaurav Gajjar and Lester Price.

Wedge House Progress

The on site process at the Wedge House project has commenced as we see the first pre-cast panels being hung on the building. The majority of windows are being installed in the concrete panels at an off-site location apart from the hoist bay locations.

With a growing stock of completed panels in storage, the on-site duration will be significantly quicker than a traditional site built methodology.

Keep an eye out as we share key points we have learned from the off-site manufacturing process and the advantages it has bought us.

Beast from the East affecting Construction

How affected have you been on your construction sites as a result of “The Beast from the East”? Some of our site operatives have found the current weather conditions having no affect at all on production!

Our Operations team made the decision to invest into a 100m x 30m shelter for our installation operatives, for the purpose of installing windows into precast panels. Having provided this controlled environment to work in and a platform to make progress at a more consistent speed without any hindrance from adverse weather, has been a tremendous success to date.

Lillie Square Photography looking fantastic

With the high-end residential apartments now starting to be occupied, the stunning professional photography brings out the real quality of the façade and the complexity of design. The bronze anodised finishes are a great feature displaying the character of the project.

This project was a huge chance for the team and it is most definitely something that Capco, as the owner/developer can be proud of.

Ian Price, Our Founder, stated that ‘This was a great opportunity for Colorminium to showcase their expertise and ability to ‘Engineer the Exceptional’ on a grand scale. I think this has been achieved to a very high standard and the project will stand out within our portfolio.’

Lillie Square reaches completion

The high-end residential phase 1 is now complete with the majority of apartments occupied. Not only has the façade been designed to an extremely high standard, but the landscaping design, with the stunning water feature adds to the overall feeling of space and vitality.

St Paul’s School Practical Completion achieved

It’s a great pleasure to announce that St Pauls School has achieved Practical Completion. In recent weeks, the project team of St Pauls School, Walters + Cohen, Osborne, Arcadis and Colorminium have been working hard to bring it to this point. With only snagging needed to finally complete it, the scheme has definitely been an overall success.

Simon Worrod (Project Manager) stated ‘To reach this point is credit to the excellent team we have worked with. It not only brings another project to completion which we can add to our impressive portfolio but also a great sense of reward.’

Stunning photography at Royal Holloway University

Over a month into the new academic year at Royal Holloway, the building looks stunning. The photography now coming through displays the quality of the building and is testament to the detailed design needed to execute this project successfully. With a large variety of materials being used, it really enhanced our expertise in bringing unique artisanal materials into modern architecture.

This project was a huge opportunity for the team and is something that the whole team Royal Holloway University, Associated Architects, Osborne, Faithful + Gould and Colorminium can be immensely proud of.

Fulham Palace Road – Finished Article

With the project now fully complete at Fulham Palace Road, it is great to see the professional photography coming through. This has been an excellent achievement for the whole team including Bell Hammer, TP Bennett, Volker Fitzpatrick, Gardiner & Theobald and Colorminium.

The quality of the building displays the detail of the design and execution in the construction of the façade especially and showcases the project well.

Completion of Quadrant 4

Another landmark has been reached for the company with the Quadrant 4 scheme in Piccadilly achieving Practical Completion. The project team consisting of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Sir Robert McAlpine, G&T and Colorminium have been working hard over the past weeks and months to bring this complicated project to a close.

Although the project bought challenges along the way, due to the tenacity of the team, it has been completed to standard that all can be proud of and admire.

In the words of Stephen Sharp, Commercial Manager here at Colorminium, ‘Completion of this project brings with it a great sense of reward and satisfaction. It is down to the team effort that we can all celebrate this excellent achievement.’

Progress at Royal Lancaster London Hotel

As we rapidly approach the completion of the main entrance to Royal Lancaster Hotel, it’s great to see the client’s intent and aspirations taking shape. The curved main entrance screen sweeps across the front of the building and the symmetrical canopy that follows its shape is a fitting feature to what is a truly stunning entrance.

Above the grandiose entrance lobby, the feature skylight is now in place that washes the whole reception with natural light enhancing the quality of the fit-out and bringing the ‘outside in’.

A logistically challenging project in a very rapid time-frame, is testament to the effort and energy the project team have put into making this a statement piece.

Progress at 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent

The high-end residential apartments are making great progress with completion nearing and the Architect’s intent being realised. Working closely with Main Contractor Mace and the Architect Flanagan Lawrence in the final stages, co-ordination is high to ensure the aspirations of Wainbridge are met.

Throughout the project there have been various architectural and logistical challenges due to the detail involved in such a tight space and to demanding standards, but these challenges are being overcome to bring the project to a successful close.

Throughout the project there have been various architectural and logistical challenges due to the detail involved in such a tight space and to demanding standards, but these challenges are being overcome to bring the project to a successful close.

The stunning photos below capture the rear mews elevation with the automatic windows alongside stone and brick interfaces, the neat connection between the new and existing buildings, the level 3 terrace nearing completion, completed walk-on glass roofs and the link-bridge. All these great shots show the passion Colorminium has, to Engineer the Exceptional.

77 Fulham Palace Road Progress

September is a significant landmark with the completion of Fulham Palace Road, much to the delight of AXA Group, Volker Fitzpatrick, TP Bennett and Colorminium.

Known as ‘The Foundry’, 77 Fulham Palace Road has now achieved Practical Completion with the exception of minor snagging works which are in the process of being rapidly closed. With a number of constraints and logistical challenges along the way, the project team has had a busy time but have successfully produced an end result that is fitting to sit within Colorminium’s portfolio.