Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
This month we take a look at the recent work at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford; we catch up with the ongoing works at Heathrow Terminal 2; and we continue our coverage of the NHBC and RIBA Awards.
A project to improve storage capabilities at IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford reached completion in June. The project – which concentrated on building 215 – got underway in February 2013, with Fairhurst Ward Abbott as the main contractor and Faithful and Gould as the architect.
Describing the recent work, Capital Projects Manager for IWM, Steve Rogers, said:
“The project was effectively implemented for two reasons. One is so that we could undertake what we refer to as life cycle repairs, whilst the second was to upgrade environmental conditions in the building, in order to accommodate various on-site archive materials.”
Meanwhile, Phase One of the £2.5 billion programme to transform Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport is progressing on budget and on schedule.
The construction of Terminal 2 has been funded entirely by Heathrow Airport, making it the largest privately funded construction project in the UK.
Phase One of the Terminal 2 project includes the construction of a brand new main terminal building, a new satellite pier and a new energy centre. A new cooling station will also be constructed, along with new baggage and control systems. Check-in desks will be expanded in order to accommodate 3,000 passengers per hour, whilst up to 60 self-service kiosks will be installed to improve efficiency at the airport.
And finally, once again this month we look at some of the most celebrated projects in the country with our extensive coverage of the RIBA Awards and the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.
RIBA Regional Awards and RIBA National Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners of RIBA National Awards are considered for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. Meanwhile, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards remain the bench mark for best practice in UK construction. The annual competition was established with the aim of recognising and rewarding quality house building and, specifically, the role that site managers play.
With all this and more, join us as we celebrate the developments that continue to shape our landscape.