Hitchin Street, Biggleswade
Project commenced Sept 2010 for Grand Union Housing and is now just 3 weeks away from handover. There have been various challenges in relation to restricted access (the drive through to the rear of the site), with all materials to construct the walls being stacked and fed through from the rear of the property. We were due to introduce Sunday working for the crane operation, in order to minimise disruption, but this was not necessary as the adjacent retail business kindly offered their car park to facilitate the crane usage, therefore eliminating the need to close the road.
London Road, Sandy
This prominent site on the A1 roundabout at Sandy is progressing well under the careful supervision of Kelvin Clarke and his assistant George Kew, and is due for completion during August 2011. Now that most of the superstructures have been constructed, the site is unbelievably tight and Kelvin and George are dealing with many issues that are restricting access. The 5 houses and 16 flats are being constructed for Aldwyck Housing Association, and will be Code Level 3 when completed.
The construction of the new Clapham Pre-school is well underway, with Derek Wright at the helm. The project consists of a new single storey building providing two large play spaces, office, kitchen and WC facilities.
Our site is located behind the existing Pre-school and on the site of Clapham Village Hall & Clapham Colts Football Club. Close contact has been maintained with all concerned to ensure works do not disrupt the existing school, which is still in use during construction and will be removed once the new building is complete.
The building is constructed of traditional block work walling with a decorated render finish, zinc flat roof, aluminium windows & doors and an external steel framed rear canopy.
Works on site have just seen the completion of the plastering and commencement of the under-floor heating installation.
Works are due to complete June 2011.