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.”

 

porsche_reading_technician_training_facility

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.

Porsche_Reading_Technician_Training_facility

mclaren_amrc

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.

mclaren_amrc

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.

Blackwater_retail_park

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.

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.

 

 

 

Gildersome Earthworks Drone Footage

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.

 

Guildersome_Earthworks_Aerial

Gildersome_Earthworks_Aerial

 

Guildersome Earthworks JPG

Gildersome Earthworks JPG