This Month in Premier Construction 24.8
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at a collection of projects all in the running for a SBID Award, including Singapore’s Prudential Tower; we highlight the work taking place on Strathclyde’s Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre; and we cast an eye over the St Albans Cathedral project.
Using the latest in LED and presentation technology, the 19th floor of Singapore’s Prudential Tower has been transformed into an innovative office space. Created by design firm Elliot James, the new floor offers extremely luxurious office space with a generous use of space and high-end finishes. Since completion in October 2016, the makeover of the new floor has received envious glances and was recently nominated for a SBID International Design Award in the Office Design category.
Meanwhile, leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has secured a £3.9m mechanical and engineering (M&E) contract for University of Strathclyde’s Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre. In its first collaboration with Graham Construction on a Scottish project, SES will design and deliver full M&E services for the new facility, which will sit adjacent to 100 Cathedral Street in the centre of Glasgow. This £28m project forms part of the University of Strathclyde’s multi-million pound investment on its city centre campus and is the next major step in providing a first class learning and teaching environment for students, staff and the City of Glasgow. The new Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre will provide state-of-the-art training facilities and advanced teaching provision for sports coaches, physical education teachers and fitness professionals.
And finally, the latest chapter of conservation work to St Albans Cathedral has come to a close, receiving widespread praise from the RIBA in the process. Under the direction of Richard Griffiths, who was appointed Cathedral Architect in 2000, the structure has been subject to a series of projects varying in size and complexity. Addressing a number of problems, Richard Griffiths’ work has helped secure the continued functionality of the building for years to come.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.