Sean Kitchingman Joins The Silcock Leedham Team

We have recently welcomed Sean Kitchingman to the Silcock Leedham team as Senior Electrical Engineer. Sean joins us from Hoare Lea Partnership, where he was Executive Engineer.

Sean has 13 years’ industry experience of delivering high quality, energy efficient and cost effective HV, LV and ELV design solutions.

He has experience across a broad range of industry sectors with particular expertise in the healthcare, education and commercial sectors. His healthcare experience in particularly, will be a valuable asset to the Silcock Leedham skills base and will enable us to focus more on this sector for future business opportunities.

Watch this space!

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Wentworth Castle Wins Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award

The restored Wentworth Castle Glasshouse, which was reopened to the public in November 2014, is one of just 6 projects to win a Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award this year alongside Kings Cross Station in London and the Middleport Potteries.

The awards are given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. With the conservation award in particular recognising the highest standards of building conservation. The judges looked for an understanding of significance, diagnosis of problems and deficiencies; and development of a philosophical and practical approach specific to the project circumstances.

Issues at the glasshouse included significant structural repair and restoration, designing out original defects and making new design decisions to allow for public access and year round opening.

This is a complete reversal of fortunes for the fragile glasshouses which were in perilous condition and on the buildings at risk register.

Claire Herring, Director of the Wentworth and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust said:

“The transformation of the Glasshouse from derelict eyesore to the dazzling centrepiece of the Gardens is the culmination of a 10 year dream for the Trust.  Its fragile beauty is a credit to the perseverance of the professional team and the craft skill of the contractors.”

Silcock Leedham was part of the Buttress Architects team working on this commission and provided detailed design of the building services From RIBA stage B to L and BREEAM assessment services.

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Silcock Leedham Dubai Appointed by Emaar to Work at The Address Montgomerie Golf Club in Dubai

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to work with Emaar on the proposed extension / upgrade at the prestigious 'The Address Montgomerie' in Dubai.

Set in the heart of the landmark Emirates Hills development, the award winning 18 hole championship golf course and 5 star accommodation are regarded one of the premier leisure destinations in the world.

This is our first appointment with Emaar,  one of the top developers in Dubai and the world, whose portfolio includes the world famous Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

Silcock Leedham has been appointed for the proposed extension and upgrade which includes the golf club, boutique hotel facilities and food & beverage outlets.



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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work with Really Useful Products Ltd on ‘The Butterfly Building’

The 11 acre piece of land at Glasshoughton has been purchased by Really Useful Products Ltd from Hull based Wykeland Group to enable expansion of the business. The proposed new manufacturing facility will be four times bigger than the company’s current site giving an indication of their ambitions for growth and the scope that the site provides to support this.

The scheme includes for a flagship HQ building to sit alongside the manufacturing facility.

Mike Pickles, Founder and CEO of Really Useful Products says “We have received funding from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund along with additional finance from HSBC. We will undertake the development of the site in conjunction with the Wykeland Group of Hull and have appointed The Harris Partnership of Wakefield as Architect for the Butterfly shaped Office element of the scheme.  Lambert Smith Hampton’s Manchester office is appointed as our advisor and project manager.”

Silcock Leedham will work alongside the Harris Partnership to provide full detailed M&E services design for the Butterfly Building.

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David Cameron Visits TPP's New Head Office Building in Leeds

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, today visited The Phoenix Partnership’s (TPP's) new £20 million head office to see first-hand the growth of one of the most successful companies in Yorkshire.

During the site visit the Prime Minister spoke primarily about Yorkshire’s success over recent years and balancing the economy across the UK.  The new office build will create 400 new jobs, drawing talented graduates into the region.

Currently employing circa 200 staff, TPP is expanding its operations over the next three years and expects to recruit new staff to bring its team up to 650.

On the site of a former car showroom in Horsforth, 500 metres from TPP’s existing office, the new headquarters office development regenerates an existing brownfield site.

The development will be 87,727sq.ft. over four storeys, providing up to 650 workstations, 18 formal meeting rooms, a number of informal meeting rooms, a dining area to cater for up to 320 staff members at one time, 332 car-parking spaces.

Silcock Leedham are part of Bowman Riley Architects team working on the new head offices to meet the Client’s design brief with a mix of traditional mill building design with a contemporary extension. 

The project is due for completion late summer / autumn 2015.

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Image courtesy of ISG and Telegraph & Argus.  

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