Supporting Woman in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED2016) is now an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June.

The UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe, so practical new guidance just out to help employers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related industries improve diversity is very welcome. It’s been put together by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Prospect, the union for professionals, with many members in the in the science and engineering sectors.

Naomi Climer, IET President, said: “Only 9% of engineering staff are women and the lack of gender diversity is contributing to skills shortages that are damaging the economy. The shocking reality is that the UK is missing out on half of its potential engineering and technology workforce by failing to attract women into the industry.

“With this in mind, the IET is leading the way in encouraging more women into the sector. We know, for example, that many employers acknowledge that the lack of women in their organisations is a real problem, and so we hope this guidance will prompt them to take practical action to address this – both in terms of how they recruit more women and how they nurture the talent of those they already employ.”

JPG are currently recruiting for various roles within the business and would like to highlight our commitment to gender equality within engineering. For more information about the roles available please view our recruitment page.

JPG confirm H&S commitment with Acclaim

JPG have recently been awarded with the Acclaim H&S Accreditation – certified by the Government owned certification service, Constructionline.

Acclaim is a Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme run by Constructionline widely recognised by all in the construction industry. Acclaim Health and Safety assessment scheme provided by Capita Property and Infrastructure, is exclusive to Constructionline members.

Acclaim Accreditation is a member of ‘Safety Schemes In Procurement’ (SSIP), which is an umbrella organisation for stage 1 Health and Safety assessment schemes. SSIP is recognised by a large and growing number of buyers within the construction industry.

JPG are committed to ensuring quality and safety within the organisation and the recognised accreditation will assist in showing our commitment to policy standards to our customers.

Leeds Newest High Quality Offices Nears Completion

Leeds latest brand new luxury, high quality office development located on 6 Queen Street, is nearing completion.

The development, 6 Queen Street, is being undertaken by contractor and developer Marshall CDP and is currently nearing completion.

The building features six floors of office space ranging from 4,000 sq ft to nearly 14,000 sq ft, roof terraces, secure parking and a double height feature reception.

JPG worked with Marshall CDP on the design engineering of the building to create this high quality city centre offices. Two engineering challenges were present, firstly the design and construction of the basement car park containment. JPG used a rotary piled contiguous wall for its ability to core through sub-structure fragments of the previous building. The second was developing the support systems for the stonework surrounding the elegantly glazed elevations.

Simon Marshall, group managing director at Marshall CDP, said:  “Queen Street is a demonstration that our continued commitment to quality in planning and design pays dividends. We know just how important this site is for Leeds, in the heart of the city’s office core, and we’re proud to be able to say that we have brought major speculative development back to the city centre. This is just one of a number of high quality speculative schemes that we are continuing to develop and are bringing to the market.”

Set over six floors, totalling a net area of 70,784 sq ft, 6 Queen Street will be a new premium quality BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office development in the heart of the prime core of Leeds city centre. This thriving central business location offers excellent amenities, exceptional public transport links and professional/corporate occupiers nearby. The development will include 47 secure basement car parking spaces and an external roof terrace providing excellent views over the city’s skyline.

For more information about the office space please click here or to watch the on-site construction video please view here