Silcock Leedham Appointed to Sheffield Hallam University’s Framework

We are delighted to have been appointed to Sheffield Hallam University’s framework, taking our current framework appointments to 3.

Experience working with Bradford and Sheffield University and previously with Leeds University on similar appointments has left us in good stead and able to prove that we have a vast range of experience in university refurbishment works and managing multi-stakeholder groups.

We look forward to meeting the Sheffield Hallam team at the framework induction meeting in August.

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Silcock Leedham Appointed to Huddersfield University Student Union Remodelling

Silcock Leedham has been appointed to undertake M&E, AV and acoustic design services for the remodelling of the Student Union building at the University of Huddersfield.

Following the relocation of the Student Union into a new location, the former building has become available for re-development and change of use.  The University has allocated in the region of £2m to remodel the current Student Union Building to create a state of the art central campus teaching building.

The works are due for completion for the start of the new term in September and will provide the University with a mixture of large tiered lecture theatres, smaller teaching seminar rooms, a reception area with break out space and a café.

We will be working closely with the design team and main contractor to complete a fully detailed services design to meet the required 14 week project timescale.

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Wentworth Castle Shortlisted in the National Lottery Awards

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park has been short-listed in the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards in the Best Heritage Project category.

The awards, which are voted for by the public, have been set up to recognise various projects across the country.

There are seven categories in the awards, each reflecting the main areas of lottery funding: Arts, Sport, Heritage, Health, Environment, Education and Voluntary/Charity.

The winning project from each of the categories will receive national recognition at an event later this year, broadcast on BBC One, as well as £2,000 to spend on their project.

Silcock Leedham has worked alongside the team at Wentworth Castle on the recently completed lottery funded renovation works to convert the grade II listed conservatory into a visitor gateway for the castle and gardens.

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West Berkshire Museum Re-opens After Face Lift

The doors have re-opened at West Berkshire Museum in Newbury Following a major refurbishment programme.

The project involved the restoration of the historic Cloth Hall and Corn Stores, the creation of a new link building and visitor facilities, and complete refurbishment of all display and activity spaces. The redevelopment was to increase exhibition areas by a third so that much more of the Museum’s collections could be displayed.

Nick Barton, Electrical Director at Silcock Leedham Consulting Engineers said 'the unique long and narrow building and exposed services strategy presented a particular challenge to all aspects of the building services design but we are delighted with the finished result.'

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Work Completes on Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life has re-opened in its new location in the Alma Block in Carlisle Castle. Built in 1932 in the Regency style, and one of the former Regimental Depot buildings, Alma is over twice the size of Queen Mary’s Tower.

Phase 1 of the re-opening allows visitors to see a preview of the exhibit with a full opening planned for the 14th October.

Silcock Leedham was part of the Swarbrick Associates team appointed to provide full M & E Design services on this challenging project which included heating, ventilation, lighting, power and data.  Our co-ordinated approach in conjunction with the exhibition designers proved really successful, ensuring harmonious delivery of the project.


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