This Month in Premier Construction 27.4
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at Cambridge Central Mosque; we check out the Walton Hall Conservatories and we explore Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.
Leading bespoke joinery firm, The Deluxe Group, has recently completed work on the newly constructed Cambridge Mosque; the first purpose-built mosque within the city of Cambridge, and the first eco-friendly mosque in Europe. Sub-contracted by Gilbert-Ash, The Deluxe Group was appointed in May 2018 to deliver a specialist joinery contract worth over £1 million, which followed a mandate to meet the needs of the local 6,000 individuals from the Muslim community, and was also designed to be as green as possible. Work included the build and fit out of all interior and timber external doors as well as detailed wall panelling in the prayer hall and additional wood work throughout.
The project of restoring the conservatory range at Walton Hall celebrates the heritage of the estate and bestows a wealth of new opportunities through the restoration, establishing a hub of learning, engagement and enterprise. It ensures lasting and sustainable benefits to the heritage of the estate and for local communities; creating opportunities for people to gain new skills and experiences, improve health and wellbeing, make social connections and contribute to a success story of rejuvenation, inclusiveness and innovation. Walton Hall and Gardens, situated in south Warrington, is often referred to as the jewel in the borough’s crown.
Historic England’s flagship multi-million pound rescue project to develop a vibrant centre for living, working, social enterprise and leisure within an outstanding group of historic buildings is progressing on site at Shrewsbury’s Flaxmill Maltings. The site contains three Grade II buildings, two Grade II* buildings and three Grade II buildings. The Grade I listed Main Mill is the first cast-iron framed building in the world and forerunner of the modern skyscraper. The project includes the creation of a ground floor interpretation, learning visitor experience, exhibition and events space and a café space, which will open for the public to enjoy in Summer 2021, together with 2,580m² of office and /commercial space within the upper four floors of the Main Mill building.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.