The gift of giving to Barnardos toy appeal

JPG have decided again this year to support a charity by donating gifts bought by the team to Barnardos toy appeal giving children a gift they may never receive this Christmas.

Every Christmas Barnardos needs gifts for children of all ages, from babies through to teenagers. You to can help make a Child’s Christmas this year by donating to the Barnardos Christmas Toy Appeal. Caroline Dixon from JPG kindly organised this and arranged for the gifts to be delivered to the drop off point.

Sending Xmas greeting to you all!

Enabling works at The Calls Leeds

JPG are working alongside CDP on the enabling works demolishing existing buildings complete with further site investigation work and archaeological investigation being carried out ahead of the main build contract which commences early next year.

CDP and JPG are preparing  the site located at The Calls, Calls Wharf in Leeds for a brand new mixed use development comprising of 77 luxury apartments in 3 buildings, with ground and lower ground floor café bar and restaurants accommodation, all built around a spectacular south facing  piazza with river frontage.

This 3/4 acre site is a key piece in the ongoing regeneration of The Calls and South Bank quarter of Leeds.  Providing space of exemplar quality around a vibrant and welcoming public realm, working with Leeds City Council to ensure social and commercial cohesion.




New Lakeside development for Doncaster

Partnership homes developer Lovell has unveiled plans for a £30m waterside residential development in Doncaster.

The Leeds-based business will create 147 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes – nearly all for open market sale – on just under 5.6 hectares of land in a location at Doncaster Lakeside.

Situated two miles south-east of the town centre, Doncaster Lakeside’s host of attractions include the Lakeside Village destination shopping complex and The Dome Leisure Centre. A number of the new homes will overlook the 50-acre lake.


JPG are working alongside Lovell design engineering the site ready for beginning construction work on the new homes in summer 2018. The first homes for sale are expected to be ready in 2019 with the overall development set to be completed in 2022.

Merry Christmas from all the team at JPG

JPG would like to wish clients old and new a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

As you are aware we have a great team here at JPG who need a little Christmas break so our offices will be closed from 13.00pm on the 22nd December 2017 and will reopen again in 2018 on the 2nd of January.

We hope you all enjoy the festive season and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018 when we have some very exciting news!

Check back in 2018 to hear more…


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at JPG.



JPG spring into action for Springwater

JPG were asked by Variety GB to make a dream into reality by helping as part of the team to build a new state of the art sensory room and trampoline area for Springwater School.

Springwater caters for the most profoundly disabled children, many of them have life limiting conditions. Although the school is in Harrogate, pupils get brought in from as far as Selby. They now cater for nearly 70 children all of whom have very specific needs, meaning any funding they get is quickly absorbed, for example, it is down to the school to pay for all the equipment each child needs which can be up to 5 or 6 pieces per child, often costing thousands per item.

Variety has pledged to raise funds to provide the school with a state of the art sensory room, a trampoline area and to address their lack of storage for all the specialist equipment. Thanks to a very generous donations made at the Yorkshire Business Awards this year and using the proceeds from the further fundraising event Crystal Ball Event earlier this year, Variety have now kick started this scheme.

JPG are part of the team who have donated their services and expertise alongside Edward Architecture, Quod, Re-Form Landscape Architects and HACS who are all on board working on this project.

If you would like to help or can offer your skills/services, please contact Charlotte Farrington at Variety GB

College Trade Park Leeds is underway

Construction has started on site of a former Leeds further education College to transform it into a new £9m College Trade Park.

The site of the former Thomas Danby College in Leeds is being turned into an 80,000 sq ft quality trade park development on Roundhay Road in the north of the city.

The £9m scheme will be named College Trade Park and Stainforth Construction is expected to have completed the build by November 2017 working alongside the architects KPP.

Bridge Estates acquired the site in 2015 and appointed JPG to initially take a view of the site prior to purchase. JPG undertook the site investigations and monitored the demolition process. JPG have provided Civil and Structural Engineering consultancy service on this project.

Paul Crabtree from Bridge Estates said: “College Trade Park is the only speculative trade counter development currently under construction in Leeds.

“Our new gateway development benefits greatly from its strategic location on one of Leeds’ main arterial routes with the area well-established for trade counter uses.”



New Porsche facility geared up in Reading

The new Porsche Centre based in Reading will provide a new state-of-the-art technician training facility.

As Porsche cars embody long-held principles of intelligent performance, so too do the buildings which has incorporated cutting edge architectural design and energy efficiency measures. In a comprehensive expansion, the Facility is now geared up to train technicians on all makes and models.

JPG have been appointed by PDR Construction to design the new technician training facility at Porsche Cars GB Headquarters in Reading. The two storey building is located within the existing site and will provide training workshop areas with offices and training rooms.

The building comprises of a steel frame, which is supported on precast piled foundations. Careful consideration was given to co-ordinating the new sub-structure works and drainage alongside the existing live facility. As part of the development a link bridge will be provided to allow first floor access to the new building from the existing office areas.

Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited is the sole UK and Ireland importer of Porsche cars and is wholly owned by Porsche AG in Stuttgart. The UK and Ireland are the fourth largest market for Porsche in the world. The UK headquarters have been in Reading, Berkshire, since 1977, and in its current location at Calcot since 1985.



McLaren race ahead on new Technology Centre

A purpose built, multimillion pound Composites Technology Centre for supercar manufacturer, McLaren has received planning approval  for the development on a 1.98 hectare site on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

Designs have been drawn up for Harworth Group plc by The Harris Partnership and Barton Willmore, with the engineering design undertaken by JPG. The plans pave way for the next commercial development – AMPlify, a further 460,000 sq ft of prime space on the AMP. The development includes the creation of a single 75,000 sq ft building for B1, B2 and B8 uses along with associated access, parking, and servicing, landscaping and other infrastructure.

The announcement builds on the continued international success of the AMRC as an epicentre of regional and national economic impact, a source of life-changing apprenticeship opportunities for young people in industry and a large-scale innovation hub for some of the world’s most dynamic businesses.

Developed with the support of Sheffield City Council, the Composites Technology Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s supercars. The partnership will create more than 200 jobs through a combined investment of nearly £50 million.


JPG bring some retail therapy to Essex

JPG were appointed on the Blackwater Retail Park in Maldon Essex to provide Civil and Structural Engineering services.

The total retail space is approximately 20,000ft2 including seven retail units and one supermarket.  Tenants on the retail park include Aldi, Next and Home Bargains. The design of each unit was designed and co-ordinated to suit the individual tenant specification requirements.


The buildings and ground slabs were all future proofed to allow for the future installation of mezzanine floors should the owner decide to develop the retail park further.

 Blackwater retail park visual conceptsJPG were appointed by PDR Construction who are the main contractor on the scheme.

Salt Barn delivered for Bedfordshire County Council

JPG were appointed to provide structural design services to construct a new 5000T bulk storage facility on behalf of Bedfordshire County Council.

The building incorporated precast perimeter retaining walls, ground bearing slab and a galvanised steel frame covered with a composite membrane.  Given the significant presence of salt, a detailed understanding of the concrete in this environment was required in order to be able to provide an economic long term design solution.

The preliminary design was for a traditional steel framed structure, with internal retaining walls to contain the grit salt. However, Central Bedfordshire Council was keen to explore the potential for a more cost effective method of construction for this project and approached Toro Shelters for an innovative solution.

JPG structural engineers, teamed with Modular Cubed/JP Concrete, were appointed by Toro Shelters to put together a proposal for a cost effective but resilient civil engineering design. The design would include using Toro Shelters’ lightweight latticed galvanised steel structure, with precast retaining walls from JP Concrete Products and with a fiber reinforced concrete floor slab.

The whole project was delivered on time and within budget to the delight of the client and main contractor Morgan Sindall.