Welcome to the final Premier Construction magazine of the year. Yes, 2012 may be drawing to a close but fear not, we still have time to offer up another fantastic array of construction projects from across the UK and overseas.
In this month’s issue, we showcase a number of new build and redevelopment schemes, including the refurbishment and modernisation of Maindee Fire and Rescue Station in Newport; the creation of the mixed-use Riverlight project in London; and a brand new processing plant and offices for Denfind Stone Ltd in Scotland.
The £880,000 Maindee Fire and Rescue Station Refurbishment project was completed in October 2012 and comprised the complete internal reworking of the existing station to cater for both male and female fire fighters. In addition to a number of improvements – including the installation of DDA Compliant entryways – the building was also made more energy efficient. The scheme was implemented by South Wales Fire Service and is part of an ongoing scheme to update fire service provisions in South Wales.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Station Building Maintenance Manager, Stuart Howison, said:
“A lot of our building stock dates back to between 1950 and 1975, so was constructed for a different time, when the fire service was primarily a male dominated environment. This station in particular was built during the 1950s so the purpose of the refurbishment was to make it more compliant, to meet the needs of our modern fire service.”
Meanwhile, the Riverlight scheme – currently under construction along Nine Elms Lane, London – is a mixed use development comprising 806 residential apartments – including 107 HA (shared ownership) units – along with a number of retail spaces, restaurants, bars and a crèche. Once complete, the development will also boast a 24 hour concierge, numerous leisure facilities, a business suite and basement-level car and cycle parking.
Finally, the Denfind Stone processing plant offices project is nearing completion in Denfind Farm. The new facilities are designed to boost production by 50% and once complete they will allow the company to meet the growing demand for sandstone.
Brian Binnie, Denfind Stone Ltd, said:
“Everyone at Denfind is excited by the new development which will enable us to streamline the business, grow our production levels and increase our output to meet ever increasing demands.”
Join us now as we celebrate the developments that continue to shape our landscape.