Tameside Wellness Centre, Greater Manchester

Built on a JCT Design and Build Contract and completed ahead of schedule in March last year, the Tameside Wellness Centre in Denton, Greater Manchester, is the crowning glory of a 12-acre residential, retail, and health development to transform a local community. The launch of the Tameside Wellness Centre in March 2020 was the culmination of a two-decade journey for Warrington-based developer, Network Space, to transform a derelict brownfield site and provide much needed regeneration – reinvigorating and giving a fresh identity to the local…

Brixton Windmill Community Centre

London’s last surviving working mill gets an upgrade with a new community centre, built on a JCT Intermediate Contract. The new community centre at Brixton Windmill has been a project many years in the planning for the Friends of Windmill Hill (FoWH), which was completed last year with funding from Lambeth Council. The charity is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of the Grade II listed windmill, the last remaining working flour mill in London. The brief for the new community centre was to provide…

Canopy House, Nairobi

This residential property, built for a British-raised Kenyan working for the UN, combines a mixture of renovation, extension, and smart sourcing of labour and materials to provide luxury on a budget. Key to saving costs was the use of a JCT Minor Works Building Contract with contractor’s design. The large site for this property, set in well-healed Nairobi suburb, already contained a bungalow which presented two initial challenges. Firstly, budget precluded the option to completely remove the structure and secondly, the undesirable aspect of the…

Wroughton Academy, Norfolk

The site of Wroughton Academy in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, was for many years shared by separate junior and infant schools. Having come under the same management recently, a project was commissioned to create a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure to link the two buildings. A JCT Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design was the form of choice. The new CLT building symbolises the merging of the two schools under the Wroughton Academy umbrella by providing a new front and central focus point to the school, securely…

Bunhill 2 Energy Centre

The Bunhill 2 Energy Centre, situated on the long-disused site of the old City Road underground station in Islington, is the second phase of Islington Borough Council’s Bunhill Heat and Power District Heating Network, launched in 2012. The innovative project uses waste heat from the Tube to provide sustainable, cheap heating and hot water to homes and other buildings in the borough. A JCT Design and Build Contract provided the contract solution. The Bunhill Heat and Power District Heating Network was supplying heating and hot…

St George’s College, Weybridge

The activity centre at St George’s College, Weybridge, was built to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1,000-pupil co-ed school. It places the needs of its students and the local community at its heart, with strong sustainable credentials and a number of modern features. Extensive use of VR in the design provided vital stakeholder engagement. A JCT Design and Build Contract was the contract solution. Design by Scott Brownrigg, with Blenheim House Construction as the main contractor, the new activity centre at St George’s college,…

House Lessans, County Down, Northern Ireland

This family home, built on the site of a small farmstead in County Down, Northern Ireland, used basic materials but a high level of attention to detail to create an outstanding quality building on a very modest budget. Designed by McGonigle McGrath Architects, with Hans Crosby as main contractor, it was winner of both the RIBA and Grand Designs House of the Year 2019 and was built on a JCT Intermediate Building Contract. The brief for this project was to create a simple property to…

Wesley House, Cambridge

Wesley House is a theological college located in Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Originally independent of Cambridge University, it was sold to Jesus College in 2014. With both a reduction in size and an adjustment of focus to post-graduate study, a redevelopment of the site was required to optimize the space and provide improved facilities. With construction starting in 2015, the new building was opened in April last year. A JCT Intermediate Building Contract was the form of choice. The original Wesley House was constructed in the…

The Lookout, Lepe Country Park

The Lookout, on the coastal edge of the New Forest National Park, is a new visitor centre and restaurant providing visitors with stylish recreational space in a picturesque setting. Hampshire County Council was both client and designer for this project, which used a JCT Standard Building Contract. The Lookout at Lepe Country Park is one of the few points that provides easy access to the coastline within the New Forest. It has always been a popular spot with visitors, due to its history and stunning…

Taff Vale Redevelopment, Pontypridd

Due to be completed in Spring 2020, the Taff Vale redevelopment scheme is the start of a major new regeneration project for Pontypridd. A JCT Design and Build Contract provides the solution for two new office blocks and a statement community building. In recent years the decline of development in Pontypridd, South Wales has in part been the result of a neighbouring city’s own success; the regeneration projects in nearby Cardiff have resulted in business and employment opportunities moving away from the local area. Rhondda…