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.”

 

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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.

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McLaren race ahead on Composites 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.

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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.

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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 over 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, Morgan Sindall was keen to explore the potential of a more cost effective method of construction for this project.

JPG structural engineers and Modular Cubed, teamed up with JP Concrete to put together a proposal for an alternative structure. The design would include using a lightweight latticed galvanised steel structure covered with a tensioned composite membrane, supplied by Toro Shelters and precast retaining walls from JP Concrete Products with a fiber reinforced concrete floor slab.

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

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TK Maxx Distribution Centre

Completion of 600,000 sq ft warehouse for TJX Europe

Construction has completed on the first phase of a £100m distribution site near Wakefield. JPG worked alongside Caddick Developments, Caddick Construction, KPP Architects and RBA Construction Consultants to complete the 600,000 sq ft warehouse for TJX Europe.

The logistics scheme, Crosspoint33, will be home to TJX Europe, the parent company of retail brands TK Maxx and HomeSense.

More than 1.2 million sq ft of space has been developed for the retailer – the largest the company owns in Europe.

Phase two has outline planning consent and can accommodate up to a further 600,000 sq ft of development on a build to suit basis.

Caddick Developments Ltd, with sister company Caddick Construction have undertaken the project. Once fully operational, it will provide up to 1,800 local jobs.

 

 

 

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JPG takes flight with on-site Drone

See the latest Drone footage of the Earthworks on the large site just off Geldard Road, Gildersome, Leeds on behalf of CDP. Core SP are undertaking the Earthworks on this large site overseen by JPG.

 

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The only way is the Travelodge Essex

JPG are appointed as the structural engineer on the new Travelodge lakeside hotel in West Thurrock, Essex. The brand new retail and hotel scheme has a steel frame construction and double storey A3 retail units at ground floor level and a timber framed  4 storey Travelodge above.

The  building is situated on the edge of a picturesque man made lake, which has posed some unique challenges on this build. Some of the challenges included designing the on-site drainage as part of a wider balanced drainage system that linked a number lakes upstream and downstream of the site. The lake retaining wall consists of sheet piles which were driven into the underlying chalk.   The site attenuation is permeable  paving to comply with sustainable urban drainage systems  (SUDS) requirements. The project is programmed to finished April 2017.

JPG are designing all of the Civil and Structural aspects of the project for the developers who are the owners of Lakeside shopping centre, one of the largest retail outlets in the UK alongside Marshall Building Contractors.

For more information about our structural design services, or to view the other hotels including the latest, soon to be completed Leeds boutique hotel, please take a look at our website.

 

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Queen Street Leeds time lapse video

Watch this amazing time lapse video of Leeds newest luxury offices 6 Queen Street courtesy of Marshall Group

Queen Street Leeds has undergone a significant transformation over the last 12 months which you can see here from the amazing time lapse video of the Construction on the newly designed luxury offices 6 Queen Street.

The project was design engineered by JPG Group and constructed by Marshall Group.

Watch the time lapse video here and see the project come to life…

JPG Bridge the gap for TK Maxx

This month saw the installation of the final phase of this development with the new access footbridge being positioned into place. The project is nearing final completion and the new footbridge marks the last phase.

When complete this will provide 127,000m2 distribution warehouse for TJX who are the parent company for the popular designer discount stores TK Maxx.

The building is made up of a five span portal frame with the warehouse footprint dimensions 310m x 198m on plan, with an adjoining office pod and ancillary service buildings.  The height to eaves is approximately 20m, giving room for a three-storey mezzanine spread over 70% of the building footprint and with the remaining space given over to high bay racking.  JPG have designed concrete pad bases and with individual precast concrete driven piles supporting the internal mezzanine structure. The T K Maxx footbridge signals the final phase on the construction process.