Work has started on a £500,00 new build technology block for West Hill School in Stalybridge. Staff and students joined representatives from the governors and Clement Dickens for a traditional sod cutting ceremony at the Tameside school.
The Fylde Coast contractor has been appointed to deliver the new two storey building, which is scheduled for completion by April 2013. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art technology laboratory and general classroom space, and will replace the existing temporary classrooms.
West Hill is an all boys comprehensive with specialist science status. Funding for the development was secured by the governors from the Education Funding Agency. Mr Fildes, chairman of the governors, said: “We are delighted at the prospect of a new building on the school site which will enrich the educational experience of our students.”
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Dinner will be served on time following the handover of a new kitchen and dining area for students at Blackpool and the Fylde College Bispham Campus. The £250,000 project was completed over five weeks during the summer holiday period to ensure minimal disruption to the college.
Clement Dickens stripped out the existing fixtures and fittings to enable the rewiring and plumbing of the new kitchen, service area and dining space.
Work has started on the second phase of a commercial development in Lytham. Melton Grove Works is a development of high quality office and studio space. The second phase is adjacent to the original ‘sawmill’ for which Clement Dickens previously carried out extensive refurbishment works on behalf of architects Firth Associates. This second phase of the project, set for completion early 2013, will see the construction of a new build 4500 sq ft unit. With thermally efficient walls achieving u value of 0.14 and a sustainable heating and cooling system, the eco-designed building promises reduced energy bills for occupiers.
Joel Firth designed and commissioned the project. He said: “This will be a highly efficient, super-insulated structure that integrates sustainable building materials and technical systems to make this the most environmentally conscious office development in the area.
“The appointment of Clements Dickens to this second phase of the project is down to the excellent job the team did with the refurbishment of the ‘sawmill’.
“The foundations have been dug and the build is well under way and I’m delighted that we’re even ahead of schedule which is good news, as there’s already been significant interest in the space and we’ve already signed up our first pre let.”
Completion of a commercial build for Whitworth Pharmacy on Waterloo Road in Blackpool has seen the regeneration of a former garage site, providing a new amenity for local residents. The project involved conversion of an existing garage forecourt and building, along with a a new drive-thru facility and associated external works.
Improvements to the historic Cartford Inn at Little Eccleston saw Clement Dickens complete extensions and alterations to the existing property to form additional bedrooms, an enlarged dining area and a new kitchen. External works employed traditional craftsmanship to help maintain the heritage appearance of this popular venue.
Built for Lytham based RIBA Architects Firth Associates, Clement Dickens refurbished the the site’s existing workshop to create new office premises. Construction included the installation of new foundations under the existing building.