Rotherham Retail – Under Starters Orders

Construction is set to start on a new retail development on a four acre site in South Yorkshire.

The development by Gregory Projects is good news for the town as the site, at the junction of Great Eastern Way and Broad Street, has been redundant for over three years.

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Queens Street Development, Leeds

JPG are currently on site with this speculative Leeds City Centre office development, which has now been acquired by Rockspring Property Investment Managers.

The development, 6 Queen Street, is being undertaken by contractor and developer Marshall CDP and is scheduled for completion in spring 2016, creating Grade A office space. Read more

Connex 45, Thornes Farm, Leeds

JPG have been appointed on the £5m Connex 45 development at Thornes Farm in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone.

Situated on a four acre site close to the East Leeds Link Road, Wilton Developments’ Connex 45 includes a 50,000 sq ft and 30,000 sq ft manufacturing and logistics buildings in the Leeds Aire Valley. A £670,000 grant was awarded to Wilton to contribute towards the delivery, secured by Leeds City Council from the Government’s Building Foundations for Growth fund.

Jason Stowe from Wilton Developments said: “This is a Yorkshire success story as the grant funds are not only kick-starting the first speculative built industrial scheme of this scale in many years, but are enabling a Yorkshire developer, Yorkshire design team and a Yorkshire contractor to deliver this important project for the Leeds City Region.”

Shipley-based Stainforth Construction will start on site next month and are expected to complete the project by July 2015.

Stowe added: “From experience with our other successful EZ developments we understand the importance of new buildings providing a catalyst for other occupier activity in the Zone. This is a fantastic location and, with the city’s shortage of good quality industrial space, I am confident that we will receive a lot of interest in these quality units, driving economic growth and fostering in the region of 200 jobs.”

The Enterprise Zone comprises 142 hectares of prime employment land adjacent to the M1 motorway and is an ideal location for manufacturing and supply chain companies. Fully developed, it has the ability to foster more than 9,500 jobs. It is already home to well-established manufacturers such as packaging company, Roberts Mart, floor covering specialist, Mercardo and Symington’s food.

JPG continue to support Jason Stowe of Wilton Developments

JPG continue to support Jason Stowe of Wilton Developments in the 750  Motor Club racing competition. The competition takes place at several challenging race circuits including Silverstone the home of British Formula 1. Jason recently competed at the Trac Mon Anglesey race circuit; taking place over 2 days in glorious weather, with competition on the track being very challenging and competitive.

We wish him every success in forthcoming race meetings.

JPG completes £5M highways project to serve luxury resort

JPG has completed works on a £5 million highways project to serve the much anticipated £100 million Flaxby Country Resort and a new gateway business park near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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JPG wins contract for £25 Million revamp of Catterick

JPG has been appointed to advise on the £25 million redevelopment plan for Catterick town centre in North Yorkshire.

JPG is currently working on ground preparation and structural elements required to deliver the high profile scheme for joint venture partners Kier Property and Lingfield Securities, which recently secured planning consent from Richmondshire District Council.

The project involves the redevelopment of a central 150,000 sq ft site in Catterick that ultimately proposes to create around 700 new jobs. It will include a multiplex cinema, ten new retail units, a 60-bed hotel, cafes, restaurants and bars as well as 400 car parking spaces.

JPG has a crucial role in helping to plan the development on a level plateau whilst minimising the need for costly site excavation. Kim Han, Project Director at JPG, said “The site is sloping with ground level differences to as much as eight meters. The new uses proposed need to work on one level not least to facilitate easy access and better interaction of facilities.”

JPG is also consulting with the Highways Agency to adapt access roads and enhance pedestrian/cycle routes.

Kim Han continues, “We are delighted to be retained to advise on such a significant project that is clearly a massive boost for Catterick. Our significant experience on similar mixed use developments, including Broad Street Plaza in Halifax, assists greatly with the economic viability and deliverables for the project.”

Work has recently started on site.

JPG wins role for new development at The Amp

JPG has been appointed by Harworth Estates to advise on the next development stage at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham. The instruction follows the recent outline planning consent to develop 5.29 acres of land in the next phase of speculative construction on the nationally significant site. Harworth announced that it will develop approximately 117,000 sq. ft of business and manufacturing floor space at the site branded ‘R-evolution @ the AMP’ and construction works began this month.

JPG is consulting on the first two speculative units comprising 30,000 sq. ft and 22,000 sq. ft (split into two). These will be of steel frame construction with concrete flooring suitable for manufacturing use. As well as the structural elements, we are providing expertise on land issues as the site is reclaimed from backfilled open cast coal workings.

JPG Project Manager, Kevin Wheldale, comments, “The site needs specific attention to the foundations solution since historically it was backfilled to a depth of around 50 metres and the long term settlement effects need to be assessed. We are also advising on adopted highways and drainage to support the longer term development of the site.”

JPG was appointed to the project due to our considerable experience in delivering solutions for manufacturing use where there is a need for highly specific provisions. It is currently advising on the new 722,000 sq ft Haribo factory in West Yorkshire.

‘R-evolution @ The AMP’ is located at Harworth’s Waverley site, which is being transformed into Yorkshire’s largest-ever mixed-use development. The 740-acre development comprises an Advanced Manufacturing Park with world-leading occupiers, employment development and a new community of 4,000 homes along with shops, restaurants, schools, leisure & community facilities and parks.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park is the UK’s premier advanced manufacturing technology park. Businesses on the park already provide world-class technology solutions for use in precision industries, including aerospace, defence, construction, automotive, sport and others. It is home to world-class organisations such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Castings Technology International (CTI), Dormer Tools, Sandvik Coromant and TWI. The Park still has four employment phases comprising 68 acres available for a variety of employment uses, all of it benefitting from Enterprise Zone status.

JPG joins local team for Menston Development

JPG, is advising as part of a local team on a new housing and social club development in Menston, Leeds.

Working for CFK Developments, JPG is currently working alongside Loroc Architects and Castlehouse Construction to demolish an existing social club on Farnley Road and deliver a modern new building with added community facilities, as well as 12 new residential houses.

JPG advised through the planning process and is now consulting on the structural elements as well as a new road into the estate. A new two storey social club with snooker room, lounge and bar is currently under construction alongside phase 1 of the housing, and once completed work will commence to demolish the existing club to deliver further homes. A range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties will be available with the overall project due for completion in Spring 2014.

Kevin Wheldale at JPG said, “The project needed expertise for structural, Civil and geotechnical elements as well as highways and draining adoption. We are delighted to be involved with local project of great value to the local community.”

Think Money – Trafford Park, Manchester

Civil and structural engineering consultancy, JPG, has completed works for a multi-million pound, purpose designed headquarters campus at Trafford Park in Manchester for Think Money and has subsequently been retained to provide engineering design services for the office fit out contract.

JPG was appointed by site owner Marshall CDP to provide civil, structural, geotechnical and highway design services for the complicated site following a pre let to the financial services company. It has since consulted on the delivery of three new office buildings totalling 123,550 sq. ft with a supporting crèche building and a gatehouse.  JPG has also prepared below ground services and foundations for a fourth building to facilitate expansion.

The development, which sits within an existing 10-acre site immediately adjacent the Manchester Ship Canal, presented a number of challenges as it was historically used for heavy engineering purposes.

David Allwood, Project Manager at JPG said, “Previous structures had been demolished to ground level and our intrusive site investigation showed an existing under croft and various obstructions including live services and asbestos fibres. A considerable site remediation process was required before we were able to deliver bespoke design solutions for the campus.”

The campus buildings are situated around an attractive courtyard which incorporates hard and soft landscaping and an impressive water feature overarched by a feature bridge.  Car parking is also provided for some 591 vehicles and a running track circles the site.

Think Money is consolidating its existing Salford Quays operations and moving its entire 900 strong workforce into the campus.

JPG starts major nursing home refurb

Springfield Healthcare Group has appointed structural and civil engineering consultancy JPG to oversee the complex refurbishment of a listed nursing home in Leeds.

Built in the 1600’s, originally as a private residence, Seacroft Grange is now a specialist dementia care home with 96 en suite residential rooms and apartments.

JPG was appointed to provide structural advice on the delivery of two new wings for extended residential accommodation and the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed Grange building to create a central hub and day care facilities with inter-connecting glazed links. External landscaping along with sewer diversions and a highway cross over were also part of the brief.

The construction team is now on site under the guidance of JPG. Project Director Kevin Baker said, “Due to the listed nature of the building this project was challenging, not least because of historic fire damage, which had gutted all of the internal fabric of the structure, making surveying and ultimately the site restoration works very challenging.”

SDA is the architect for the project and PDR Construction is the appointed contractor on site.