Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work on UTC, Sheffield

UTC Sheffield, will be located in a brand new purpose-built £10m building on the visionary new Olympic Legacy Park in the Don Valley area of Sheffield.

It will offer specialist study in sport and human sciences for students aged 14 to 19.

Silcock Leedham, who previously worked on the award winning UTC 1 also located in Sheffield, has been appointed by Bam Construction to carry out the MEP design, Part L Compliance, BREEAM and thermal modelling.

Nick Barton, Silcock Leedham’s Director responsible for leading this initiative, said “we can use the learnings that we have gathered from our work on UTC 1 to influence the design for this exciting project. We are also currently working with Bam Construction on the new Don Valley School which is located on the same site and so we have a detailed knowledge of the services infrastructure. This will be invaluable when we work on co-ordinating the MEP design.”

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On The Development of Wardown Park Museum, Luton.

Luton’s Wardown Park Museum has been awarded £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to conserve the historic building and transform the way its' story is told.

The project will see new areas of the building opened up and the ground floor improved and furnished to give visitors an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period – including the billiard room, smoking room, library and kitchen whilst also telling the story of Luton’s transformation to the exciting and diverse town it is today.

A brand-new café will be created with access to the park, the morning room will become a new art gallery as well as venue for weddings and exhibitions and extensive work will make the building fully accessible.

Silcock Leedham will work with architect Buttress to develop a modern and efficient servicing strategy to be carefully and considerately integrated into the buildings unique form and fabric.  The servicing strategy will include a high efficiency gas condensing boilers, modern control systems and LED lighting to make the new services as efficient as possible. The building will also benefit from a new hydraulic passenger lift to allow improved public access to all areas.

The image of the libarary has been  provided by creative design consultants Imagemakers.



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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work With Sheffield Hallam University On The National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering

The new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam is designed to support the food and drink industry by developing new and enhanced facilities, processes and equipment and creating a knowledgeable workforce with experience of leading engineering systems and processes.

Over 40 companies - including Mars, Nestle UK and Warburtons - have already pledged their support and offered work placements, facilities, factory visits, guest lectures and advice. This, along with the £6.9m investment from HEFCE and other significant contributions from the industry, will create a food engineering facility that is unparalleled across Europe, helping to ensure the UK’s largest manufacturing sector remains competitive and successful.

Silcock Leedham have been appointed as mechanical and electrical design consultants on this £7m project in recognition of our broad based experience in the food manufacturing sector, working with  client’s such as Haribo, Princes, Nestle, Coca Cola, Arla and Roberts Foods to name but a few.

Our duties will include the development of the RIBA Stage 2 Concept Design to meet the project budget, for Client and Stakeholder sign-off. Following this milestone, we will be undertaking the detailed design of the scheme up to RIBA Stage 4 for Tender and then maintaining a client side role, monitoring the Construction phase of the project through to completion and handover to the client. 

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work With Askham Bryan College On The Refurbishment of The Central Lodge

We are delighted to be appointed to work with Askham Bryan College on an exciting regeneration project at the Central Lodge at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough.

The lodge was built in 1864 as part of the Marton Hall Estate. The first floor of the building is in an original state and provides an exiciting challenge in order to meet the requirements of education today and comply with its' listed building status.

The regenration works will provide:

  • A high quality resource to provide teaching and animal care facilities
  • A learning resource area for IT and library services
  • An external equine facility compromising stable block and outdoor school
  • Associated landscape works to the existing walled garden area, car parks and paved areas
  • Demolition of the exisitng redundant glasshouses

Silcock Leedham has been appointed to provide a full building services design.






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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On iPort, Doncaster

Silcock Leedham has been selected by the international developer Verdion to provide mechanical & electrical professional engineering services and advice for the exciting new Inland Port (iPort) in Doncaster. Our working relationship with Verdion stretches back a number of years and across and number of European countries and we are delighted to maintain our position as preferred services supplier.  The iPort development is unique in its' multi-modal transport links and Verdion’s refreshing commitment to long term sustainable, high quality development. We are assisting with the overall site master-planning, including a new ‘city-sized’ 33kV HV infrastructure, environmental impact and long term energy evaluation, including working in confidence with Verdion on providing advice and assistance to new tenants, owners and occupiers on the iPort site.

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