Breeam ‘Excellent’ rating for Queen Street Offices

Leeds office receives Breeam ‘Excellent’ rating

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. The development will include 47 secure basement car parking spaces and an external luxury roof terrace providing excellent views over the city’s skyline.

Rockspring Property Investment Managers acquired 6 Queen Street, a speculative city centre office development, last October which has now been completed.

The terrace, which measures approximately 5,060 sq ft, will provide a unique outdoor space to view the skyline of Leeds.

The rest of the new office development at 6 Queen Street, was undertaken by developer Marshall CDP, featuring six floors of flexible space ranging from 4,359sq ft to 14,047sq ft, secure basement parking and a double height reception.

Designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, the office space has also used the quality materials including LED lighting.

Rod Mordey, European Director at Rockspring, said: “We have developed an extremely efficient building that has a focus on strong sustainability credentials, which we know are becoming key requisites for occupiers and investors alike, but not at the expense of quality.”

JPG worked with Marshall CDP on the design engineering of the building.

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The Beacon of beauty for Hull

The Beacon is one of Hull latest Grade ‘A’ offices

Situated at the western gateway to Kingston Upon Hull, off Clive Sullivan Way, The Beacon is one of Hull latest Grade ‘A’ office space and leisure business park.

The Beacon is an important new high quality office development and business park. The development consists of four, three-storey office blocks and an industrial building with integrated offices. Built for our clients the Horncastle Group, the Beacon has a prominent position situated on the main western route into Hull next to the A63 Clive Sullivan Way.

The buildings each consist of a braced steel frame with composite metal deck floors and the walls are a mixture of polished block and rendered outer leaf on a lightweight steel frame. The foundations are piled with pile cap and ground beam and large attenuation tanks are incorporated on the site to accommodate the restricted discharge available off site.

The building was designed engineered by our team and has recently completed.

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JPG Swing into Action On This Year’s Golf Day

JPG chose to host their annual Golf Day at Headingley Golf Course, Leeds which is known for being one of the oldest golf clubs in Leeds founded in 1892.

Headingley Golf Course is situated in a rural setting and boasts many memorable golf holes which make full use of the varied and dramatic terrain.

The weather was kind to us this year and the course stayed dry for the day with many talented golfers swinging into action. A few trees were shaken and balls lost but all in all a very good day at Headingley.

The winners of the day were congratulated and presented with their prizes by Beau Falloon and Joel Moon from Leeds Rhinos who came along to mingle after the Golf. Richard Tovey managed the longest drive of the day along with Richard Baker who managed to get nearest the pin and second place! Well Done to Richard Irving for coming first place on his individual score and in third place Mike Banks.

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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

JPG mean business on new Harrogate development

JPG were appointed on a major 130,000 sq ft business park located in Harrogate and could support more than 500 jobs.

JPG are working alongside Beckwith Knowle Developments and ID Planning who have lodged the plans seeking outline permission for a scheme with the capacity to support 116,250 sq ft of grade A office accommodation alongside two 5,650 sq ft units for light industrial or distribution use.

The proposals for Beckwith Knowle Business Park, which have been drawn up by Seven Architecture, relate to an 8.5-area site located off Beckwith Head Road, directly adjacent to Cardale Park Business Park and about two miles from Harrogate town centre.

Currently in agricultural use, the land is relatively flat and has been identified as “being appropriate for employment creating opportunities”.

The success of Cardale Park is cited as an indication that local businesses and new inward investors hold the location in “high regard as a quality area within which to work”.

Secured Occupier for Connex 30

Wilton Developments has secured a tenant for Connex 30 at Thornes Farm in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone.

JPG worked alongside Leeds based Wilton Developments, Shipley-based Stainforth Construction, Leeds based KPP Architects and Leeds based Rex Proctor & Partners who were the Employer Agent and Quantity Surveyors on the project to complete the project by July 2015.

Perspex Distribution Ltd has taken a ten-year lease for the entire 30,225 sq ft industrial/distribution unit, with ancillary office space.

Situated on a four-acre site close to the East Leeds Link Road, in the heart of the Leeds Aire Valley Corridor, Connex 30 is part of the Connex 45 development where the adjacent 50,000 sq ft unit which was let to FedEx last year.

JPG Make History With Foundation Concept

JPG have been appointed to design the Civil and Structural concept for this development to ensure minimal impact on the archaeology of the site. The Historic Site of Interest: Weaver Street, Chester development consists of four three storey town houses on a compact inner city site which lies within the zone of Primary Archaeological Character of the Chester Archaeological Plan.

Archaeological reports suggest the site is the location of a roman granary with the roman structures being at a depth of 2.5m below current ground levels. The challenge for faced by JPG was to find a foundation solution which would have minimal impact on the archaeology and limit the depth of any new construction including drainage and services to no more than one meter for the exiting surface.

Using a reinforced concrete floor slab with reinforced concrete edge beams on driven steel mini piles JPG were able to provide a solution to satisfy all the requirements of the various agencies involved in this project.

JPG in the picture for State-of-the-art Doncaster Cinema

JPG have been appointed as the structural engineers on a state-of-the-art luxury, 984 seat cinema and four popular restaurants chains in Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter which is set to begin in Spring 2016.

The bespoke-designed cinema and restaurants will complement Cast theatre to provide a vibrant cultural and leisure development for the third side of Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

JPG are assisting on the scheme with Muse Developments after they completed the first phase of the scheme, back in 2013. This comprised of a 157,000 sq ft civic office, ‘Cast’ – the new performance venue, new Public Square, housing and a refurbished 850-space multi-storey car park.

The bespoke-designed cinema will complement the successful Cast theatre and together with the new restaurants provide a vibrant cultural and leisure development for the third side of Sir Nigel Gresley Square. The development is expected to create around 100 new jobs in the town centre.