This Month in Premier Construction 25.8
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at Fjordenhus; we check out St David’s Hospice in Newport; and we take a look at a number of RIBA Awards projects including 25 Savile Row.
Fjordenhus (Fjord house) the first building designed entirely by artist Olafur Eliasson and the architectural team at Studio Olafur Eliasson opened on 9 June in Vejle, Denmark. Commissioned by KIRK KAPITAL, the company’s new headquarters offer a contemporary interpretation of the idea of the total work of art, incorporating remarkable site-specific artworks by Eliasson with specifically designed furniture and lighting.
Meanwhile, designed by KKE Architects and constructed by Andrew Scott Ltd, St David’s Hospice in Newport incorporates a Consultant lead in-patient Hospice located at the site of the Newport Day Hospice in Malpas, Newport. The 15 bedded unit offers support for people who have complex symptom management needs, end of life care and sometimes respite care. Although the in-patient unit is located in Newport, patients are welcomed from Blaenau, Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen as well as Mid & South Powys. The construction of the Hospice’s new in-patient unit started in January 2016 with the Welsh government investing £3 million into the new unit. A further grant of £500,000 was provided by the Big Lottery Fund with more funding coming from a range of other grant-making bodies.
And finally, a highly acclaimed RIBA National Award has been presented to 25 Savile Row. Since 2000, 25 Savile Row – a 1930s art deco building – has been the Mayfair home of design-led property company Derwent London. Nearly 15 years later, a decision was taken in 2014 to reconfigure and refurbish the building in two phases. Led by architects Piercy&Company, this choice was recently vindicated when 25 Savile Row was recognised with a RIBA National Award and a RIBA London Award. Spread over three floors in an L-shaped building, the offices include a dedicated street level entrance, reception and exhibition area, meeting rooms, break-out spaces, open plan offices, terraces and staff eating areas.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.