Red Door Ventures 'Plaistow Hub' secures unanimous planning approval

Its full steam ahead for Plaistow Hub following unanimous planning approval.  

Plaistow HubWell done to the team involved in Red Door Venture's Plaistow Hub for their excellent work securing unanimous planning approval for Plaistow Hub.  

Oasis Primary School shortlisted for Building Excellence Award

Oasis Primary School, Putney shortlisted as a finalist for the London LABC Building Excellence Awards

Oasis Academy PutneyOasis Primary School, Putney has been shortlisted as a finalist for the London LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017. The awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry, rewarding excellent buildings, outstanding companies, partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile.

The scheme was completed in November 2016, by contractors - Durkan, providing a new primary school at Putney Green in partnership with the London Borough of Wandsworth. Located on a former hospital site on the edge of Putney Common, the school was financed with cross subsidy proceeds from the sale of 24 new apartments on an adjoining site.

This high quality development delivered a modern, sustainable, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Primary School through an efficient and joint venture partnership.

Working closely with the Sprunt Architects, the design for the residential elements includes substantial balconies or terraces, private amenity space; basement parking and highly efficient centralised energy systems.

Warning: Non-compliant Materials

Warning regarding possible supply of non-compliant reinforcing steel.

It has come to our attention that there is the possibility of non-compliant steel reinforcing bars being imported into the country. As a result the UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) has increased the frequency of its inspections with respect to this issue.

To date CARES have advised that they have found no evidence of reinforcing bar non-compliant to British Standard BS4449 coming from any CARES approved mill.

CARES approved fabricators should have procedures in place to deal with bundles of steel that have illegible, torn, suspect or missing labels.

In view of the above we would advise that you ensure your reinforcement supplier is CARES approved and is aware of the above potential issue and has procedures in place giving full traceability of the reinforcing bar they are supplying to you.

Juxon and Sail Street win Offsite Construction Awards

Pocket Living's Juxon and Sail Street SE11 schemes win an award for the use of modular construction technology. 

Juxon and Sail Street -  Offsite Construction Awards WinnerPocket Living's two schemes at Juxon and Sail Street SE11 have been recognised for their use of modular construction technologies.

The schemes are also nominated in the 'Innovate Living' category of the upcoming Sunday Times British Homes Awards and the 'Best Large Development' category of the NHA 2017 Awards.

Tully De'Ath provided pre-planning and detailed drainage and foundation design for the constrained sites, liasing with the contractor, Donban on integration of these works with the modular construction of the building. 

Exhibition Road

London's biggest public space project since the redevelopment of Trafalgar Square

Tully De'Ath worked with the Highways Team at Project Centre Ltd to develop the preliminary concepts for the structural form of the proposed paving. Then, following the letting of a D&B Contract, reviewed and signed off structural designs during the design phase of London's biggest public space project since the redevelopment of Trafalgar square in 2003 – Exhibition Road.

The project involved the redevelopment of the famous half mile stretch of roadway that forms the spine of London's Museum District. Pavements and kerbs have been removed to form one of the largest 'shared surface' public spaces ever created. What sets this project apart from the 2003 redevelopment of Trafalgar Square is that on Exhibition Road, cars and pedestrians share the same carriageway.

The area around Exhibition Road is visited by 11 million people a year, attracted by the Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science Museums, Imperial College and the Royal Albert Hall. The area had become defined by narrow pavements, poor parking and an avalanche of street clutter from bollards to barriers and traffic signage.

The architect Dixon Jones's winning design for Exhibition Road was chosen following an international competition held by the local authority, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The design features a paved carriageway with a bold crisscross pattern that extends for the full length and width of the street, building to building.

With the new road designed to last for the next 50 years its on-going integrity had to be carefully designed. Considerations such as repetitive thermal movement due to temperature variations, and early age thermal contraction of the continually reinforced concrete base, had to be taken into account with such a large area of paving.

Tully De'Ath worked to develop a full package of tender information for the project including the mast foundations for the 28 slender, tapering, twenty metre steel lighting masts that define the centre of the carriageway north from Cromwell Road.

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