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. 

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