Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work on Miniature Railway at the National Railway Museum in York

Silcock Leedham has been appointed to provide mechanical and electrical services design for a new miniature railway that is being built at the National Railway Museum in York.

The miniature railway ride will be located in the South Yard and customers will be able to enjoy a 1km ride over a 750m track which travels through stunning new landscapes, over bridges, crossing miniature lakes and through tunnels.

The new railway is due to open in March 2015.

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University Technical College Sheffield Wins Prestigious Sheffield Design Award

We are delighted to announce that one of our main projects from 2013, the University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield, has won a prestigious Sheffield Design Award, bestowed jointly by RIBA Yorkshire and the Sheffield Civic Trust. The SDA are held every two years and open to any project within the city’s boundary.

​The UTC offers a unique opportunity for education and business to come together and develop the skills that are needed in the industry of the future. It is a perfect fit with the activities carried out within the Cultural Industries Quarter creating a symbolic relationship between the two, to the benefit of the whole area.

The judging panel felt that the building ‘integrated seamlessly within the city's fabric and is a relevant project for the times.’ 

Silcock Leedham acted as part of the Wates team during the competitive bid stage with HLM Architects, BWB Structural & Ares Landscapes, to develop a winning formula before producing performance documents for M&E tendering and finally being novated to complete the detailed design & coordination.

The project not only features a 3G sports pitch on the roof, it's sustainable credentials are enhanced by connection to the Sheffield District Heating network, deriving all heating & hot water, ultimately, from incinerated household waste.

Many of the graduates are likely to progress to industry via UTC partners on the Advanced Manufacturing Park on the outskirts of the city, on which another 2 recently completed Silcock Leedham commissions were coincidentally nominated for the same award.

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SLCE: Lovin’ It for 2015

Silcock Leedham are delighted to be re-appointed as sole M&E consultant to the Elliott Modular McDonalds framework for 2015.

We shall be continuing to provide full M&E design duties along with Thermal Modelling, BREEAM input and Building Regulations compliance for a range of off site & modular construction restaurants for roll out across the UK.

The appointment not only gives us the chance to consolidate our working relationship with a key client but also presents us an opportunity to give the existing modular design a complete overhaul to exceed tightening energy targets and increase the ‘modularisation’ of the M&E services.

We look forward to a great 2015 with the teams at Elliott & McDonalds UK.

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Dubai Office Now Open

We are pleased to announce the opening of our office in Dubai.

Our engineering expertise and ‘clear thinking’ approach has transferred well to our international and global clients and we have completed a growing portfolio of projects in the Middle East.

To effectively service this valuable market we have set up a dedicated office managed by Chris Tate. Chris has over 10 years’ experience in the industry, working across all sectors and internationally. He was a key member of our design team working out of our Leeds office for 4 years, before relocating to the UAE at the beginning of 2014 to take up a position as Associate Principal in the mechanical division of an international consultancy.

We are delighted that he has re-joined Silcock Leedham to head up our operation in the MENA region. Chris is responsible for driving forward the business in MENA and developing brand awareness.

He will be joined by our Managing Director, Mike Silcock w/c 17th November to meet with key clients in the MENA region and to officially launch this new venture.

If you would like to contact Chris about any opportunities in the MENA region email him on


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Work Completes On Bowcliffe Hall

Final handover of Bowcliffe Hall, a major multi-million pound renovation of one of Yorkshire's most historic stately homes, is due to complete shortly and the results are impressive.

The scheme includes the creation of luxury office suites, an art deco dining room themed on a 'Drivers Club,' where food will be served to tenants and visitors and the restoration and redesign of the 19th century landscaped gardens, which includes the stunning Blackburn Wing conference and corporate hospitality facility.

Silcock Leedham has worked closely with the client to develop the brief for the mechanical and electrical services into a detailed performance specification which includes an extensive landscape and facade lighting design. We have also been retained by the client to monitor and approve contractor designs and monitor quality and compliance on site.

‘The project has been challenging and incredibly rewarding with a unique mix of modern, low energy design solutions, contemporary new buildings and the restoration of a Grade II listed stately home, all of which required a close working relationship with the client and contractor to deliver the stunning results achieved,’ said Nick Barton, Electrical Director and lead engineer on the commission.

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