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Project: Student Life Building

Client: Teesside University

The striking £13.2m Student Life Building at Teesside University has been announced as the winner of 2020 RICS North East Social Impact Awards Education sector.

The three-storey building was created to become the “Student Hub”, with wellbeing at its heart. The hub allows access to information, development, and support through the latest physical and digital technologies. The University will also provide integral careers and employment guidance and latest opportunities to support students looking for employment and volunteering roles.

The Student Life Building was designed and constructed with Environmental Sustainability in mind, evidenced by its BREEAM Excellence and Energy Performance Certificate A ratings.

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Project: Barbara Hepworth Building

Client: Morgan Sindall Construction

The award-winning Barbara Hepworth Building – named after the famous Yorkshire-born sculptor – provides cutting-edge design with a daring cantilevered floor projecting out towards the canal. It is designed by multi-award-winning architecture and building consultancy practice, AHR. The building provides students of University of Huddersfield with construction studios, computer-aided design laboratories and fine art studios, as-well-as more generic educational facilities such as lecture rooms, research space and a library.

We were delighted to provide Quality Site Inspections (Clerk of Works services) on behalf of Morgan Sindall Construction, for this £30m eye catching building, which sits alongside the picturesque Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Project: Carnegie School of Sport

Client: Leeds Beckett University

We were appointed by Leeds Beckett University to provide Building and M&E Clerk of Works services for the build of Carnegie School of Sport.

The building acts as an hub for elite athletes, sports and industry partners, and provides a wealth of outstanding facilities, including: dedicated research laboratories, hypoxic laboratory, health and wellbeing studio, an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis, a roof walking track and terrace, enhanced strength and conditioning space and changing and recovery facilities.

In addition, there are networking spaces for students, staff and visitors, a café, informal teaching space and learning support that fosters inter-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Grahams Sports Centre & Boathouse

Project: Grahams Sports Centre & Boathouse

Client: Durham University

£4.5m addition to the University campus. The centre incorporates an indoor powered rowing tank, fencing stiles, ergo area, offices and dance studios. A new boat house and a boat launch deck to the River Wear was also constructed as part of the development scheme. The site was prone to flooding so the boat house design incorporated flood resilient measures.

Other facilities included three dedicated physiotherapy treatment rooms, a multi-purpose dance studio and x-bike training room, a rowing ergo gallery housing 28 stations, each used to simulate the action of water-craft rowing.

Heart of the Campus

Project: Heart of the Campus

Client: Sheffield Hallam University

The new £27m development designed by HML Architects houses the Department of Law and Criminology and the Department of Politics, Sociology and Psychology. We provided Clerk of Works services direct to Sheffield Hallam University and monitored quality from start to finish ensuring the development was of the highest possible standard. In April 2015 this project won the Regional RIBA Award.


Social Science Refurbishment

Project: Social Science Refurbishment

Client: University of Leeds

The aim of the £8.5m refurbishment project was to achieve an influential world-leading academic teaching and learning facility and under the watchful eyes of our Building, Mechanical and Electrical Clerks of Works the project completed successfully in 2015.


Project: Isaac Newton Phases 1 & 2

Client: Lincoln University

We provided building, mechanical and electrical Quality Site Inspection services on Phase 1 of this £28m project at Lincoln University which involved an extension to the existing Engineering Hub building and associated internal modifications.

We were also appointed on the £17m second phase 2 of the project which involved the construction of the new Isaac Newton building together with the remaining internal modifications to the existing Hub building and the associated external works.


Project: Centre for Medicine

Client: University of Leicester

We were appointed to undertake Building Clerk of Works services on this £42m, state-of-the-art, academic medical facility for the University of Leicester. Built over 13,000m2 in three linked buildings, the Centre for Medicine brings together the university’s leading academics, researchers, clinicians and students, and provides teaching, office, lecture, laboratory and support space for around 2,350 occupants.