Silcock Leedham Enjoy Success Overseas Doing It The Yorkshire Way!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted at Insider's Yorkshire International Trade Awards 2015 in the Emerging Overseas Exporter category.

This is a welcome recognition considering that our international business is still in its infancy and reflects the amazing progress we have made since opening our office in Dubai and serving the middle east  in  September 2014.

Prior to this we have had  some international success in Egypt, Sudan, Middle East and Europe and as our knowledge of the international market has grown, we have become increasingly aware of the growing opportunities in the Middle East and North African region (MENA).

Our client’s in the UAE and wider Middle East are serviced from our Dubai office with active projects in Oman, Qatar and Dubai and a growing number of quality enquiries from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Our Dubai operation is headed up by one of our experienced engineers who was originally based in our Leeds office and took the decision to relocate himself and his young family.

Chris Tate, who is our ‘Country Manager’ based out in Dubai, is familiar with our high standards of quality of service and he has adopted the same work ethic and the same UK ISO9001 quality standards that we are accredited for at our head office in Leeds. Chris also understands our company ethos and from day one of operating in UAE we have seen a seamless transitional process.  This was achieved by establishing an open communications principle with Chris using simple file sharing technology and lots of SkyPE meetings.

We are now able to mobilise quickly with an international team fully supported by UK engineers, technicians, modellers and designers and this has enable us to win some prestigious commissions including:

  • Arabian ranches courtyard , Dubai

  • Etihad first class lounge, Abu Dhabi airport

  • SIBCO, Jeddah

  • British school, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Chris said  “Our overall approach has been based on a Yorkshire culture of ‘no nonsense’ focussed on the ‘end-game’ of delivery and results – it’s not a magic formula, we’ve been doing it for years, but it is seen as refreshing and positive in the UAE, generating enthusiasm.”

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On The Expansion of the Arabian Ranches Premium Gated Community in Dubai

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed by internationally recognised architects, Perkins + Will, to work on the new Arabian Ranches Courtyard in Dubai, UAE.

The development is located at the existing Arabian Ranches residential complex, and is part of a phased expansion programme. The courtyard will provide residents with a high end retail and leisure facility and will include, food and beverage outlets, retail units, a premium grocery store and a health club.

We have been appointed to undertake full MEP and Civil & Structural design from concept to tender, which will be carried out utilising Revit design software to give greater levels of detail and co-ordination. 

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On The New Ethiad First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport

We have been appointed by Dubai based MEP contractor Zener Steward to undertake detailed design for the prestigious new Etihad First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport.

The project team also includes International contractor, Brookfield Multiplex and is part of Etihad’s rapid expansion and growth, making them one of the regions and world’s premier airlines.

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work With Sheffield Hallam University On The Advanced Well Being Centre

SLCE are delighted to have been appointed as MEP consultants by Sheffield Hallam University on the prestigious Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to be constructed on the city’s Olympic Legacy Park. This is the 3rd project in a row for SL on the campus, having just completed Don Valley Hub Secondary School & shortly commencing construction on the UTC2 scheme.

Set to become the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world, the AWRC will form the centre piece of the Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park (OLP).It will feature indoor and outdoor facilities for over 50 researchers to carry out world-leading research on physical activity in collaboration with the private sector and based upon the highly successful Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield, which also includes a number of SL projects.

The AWRC will undertake research focused upon taking services and products from concept to market, using the intellectual property, products and knowledge developed in the centre to generate both wealth and employment opportunities for the city.

Facilities at the AWRC will include a 7.5m high indoor laboratory, 4th generation pitch with cameras and tracking instruments, 3D biomechanical and gait analysis and scanning, a manufacturing workshop, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, body composition measurement and physiological testing and a Future Technologies Laboratory.

Professor Steve Haake, Director of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), said “The founding of the AWRC here in Sheffield is recognition of the expertise we have in engineering, sport, physical activity and health.  In a few years, people across the world will be trying to emulate what we’ve done here by coupling private sector and University expertise to help the population become more active.”


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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On The Expansion Of The Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Building on our existing relationship with Emaar, we are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as lead consultant for the first phase of works associated with the expansion of the prestigious Arabian Ranches Golf Club, located within Dubai, UAE.

Set in the heart of the landmark Arabian Ranches development, the facility is home to an 18 hole golf course, hotel suites, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Our appointment involves an all-encompassing multi-disciplinary role, which includes the design and construction supervision associated with the MEP services upgrade for the development which will enable the future extension and expansion of the existing facility.


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