Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On Dubai Parks & Resorts Motiongate and Outlet Mall

Silcock Leedham have been appointed by one of the UAE’s main MEP contractors, Crown House Technologies, to work alongside their projects team to close out and assist with handover of 3 of their projects associated with the eagerly anticipated Dubai Parks & Resorts.

We will be working on Motiongate, one of the primary theme parks in the resort, as well as undertaking similar duties on the resorts outlet retail mall.

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Silcock Leedham Appointed To Work On The Gate, Tejar Al Sharqia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed by internationally recognised architecture firm, DWP, to undertake the engineering disciplines on this prestigious residential and retail development in Saudi Arabia.

The project consists of 4 residential apartment blocks that are joined together by a common retail and food and beverage podium at ground floor level, along with associated basement car parking.

Our duties include Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP), Extra Low Voltage (ELV), Civil & Structural Engineering and Fire Life Safety disciplines.

We have completed the concept design and are currently progressing with schematic designs. 

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National Lottery Grant to Help Revive Historic Park Buildings at Askham Bryan College

The commitment of Askham Bryan College to breathe new life into a former Victorian stable block and lodge at the heart of a historic Middlesbrough park has received a boost with confirmation that £3million has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will enable the transformation of buildings within Stewart Park into an agricultural and horticultural education facility. The Park is of international significance as it contains the site of Captain Cook's birthplace.

The Yorkshire-based college has run courses from Stewart Park for some years but the iconic buildings are in need of urgent repair.  Two years ago Askham Bryan College pledged the restoration as part of a ten-year plan and to date, work totalling around £150,000 has been completed.

The major restoration will see an exciting new phase of the College's partnership with Middlesbrough Council which transferred over several buildings last year. The aim is to return the buildings to their former glory, encourage greater public access, and create an educational hub for the region’s young people.

Repairs will include extensive work to the roof and the general fabric of the building, the creation of lecture rooms, a science lab, a learning resource centre, animal handling areas, workshops and a reception area. Heritage features such as the former butter churn dairy and Victorian laundry will be restored, and it is anticipated that the visitor information centre, café and courtyard will become vibrant public areas.

Silcock Leedham has been appointed to provide a full building services design for the restoration works.

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Barnsley Sixth Form College Shortlisted for Best Education Project at the South Yorkshire and Humberside LABC Building Excellence Awards

Barnsley Sixth Form College and Construction Centre has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Educational Project’ and the ‘Best Commercial Project over £1million’ award at the South Yorkshire and Humberside LABC Building Excellence Awards.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Forest Pines Hotel on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Silcock Leedham was part of the team, led by Bond Bryan Architects, working on these ground breaking initiatives.

Image provided curtesy of Bond Bryan Architects.

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SLCE Appointed As Lead Consultant for the University of Bradford’s Energy Quarter CHP, Micro District Heating System and Energy Optimisation Works.

The project is a collaboration of the estates engineering technical staff and SLCE’s experience in the installation of CHP and energy optimisation. The total works value is approximately £1.9m with funding sourced from the EU. The works will contribute to the university’s status in the ‘GREEN League University’ Tables. Completion of the CHP installations is due September 2016.  

The CHP installation will amalgamate and consolidate legacy gas boiler plant to introduce a number of central combine heating and power units to reduce the energy quarters energy consumption. The CHP units will be specifically operated to reduce the University’s electrical energy consumption whilst supplementing existing and remaining boiler plant to provide the energy quarter buildings with heating and hot water.

The energy optimisation works consists of a number of measures to improve the energy efficiency, and reduce the energy consumption, of legacy mechanical and electrical services within the energy quarter buildings. This includes the installation of new chiller and air handling plant to be designed to meet current legislation in terms of energy efficiency.

The university have a number of CHP installations on site, and with the energy quarter installation, aspire to be an electrical energy consumption neutral or negative campus.

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