Progress on NEW Luxury Hotel Manchester

JPG Were appointed by the developer Evans Property Group as part of the design team alongside GMI Construction (Contractor), RPP (Project Managers), KPP (Architects) on the brand new luxury hotel located in the regeneration district, Piccadilly Basin, Manchester.

Latest pictures show how the development has transformed and is aiming for completion in 2019. For a further insight into the development construction take a look at the time lapse footage below.

Time Lapse Video of Luxury Hotel

Progress photos on the new luxury hotel in Manchester;

Progress photo luxury hotel Manchester

Progress photo luxury hotel Manchester

HCD, Gunnersbury Lane, Acton

New Residential development in Acton with HCD

JPG were appointed by HC Developments to provide Civil/Structural Engineering consultancy services for this new Residential Development in Acton. On the periphery of Acton lies Gunnersbury Lane – a main road which connects Acton Town to Acton High Street. And it is where this lane meets a pleasant residential avenue just a few minutes’ walk to leafy parks, a parade of shops and Acton Town underground station. HCD have plans to build nine intricately-designed apartments. The site is particularly difficult with the tight corner plot, constrained on all boundaries. HCD has plans to transform this site into a beautifully designed, luxury three storey residential building comprising 9 units with inset facades and roof top terrace.

Gunnersbury Lane Acton

Gunnersbury Lane Acton

JPG were able to use their vast experience to bring value to the project in arriving at an economic structural solution which incorporates loadbearing masonry and precast floors. Careful consideration and detailing was required at the interface between dwellings and at the party walls.


automotive technology centre AMP Rotherham

Progress races ahead on the AMP Rotherham

JPG were part of the design and construction team who created the latest state-of-the-art building located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. JPG worked alongside the architects The Harris Partnership, The contractor JF Finnegan’s and the project Managers Burnley Wilson Fish.

Last week a key milestone was marked at the Yorkshire manufacturing centre that from 2019 will start producing carbon fibre tubs for a world-class automotive manufacturer of luxury sports cars and supercars.

The AMP Rotherham is a dynamic business community developed by Harworth Group and is internationally renowned for cutting-edge manufacturing, developing Aerospace, Formula One and Olympic sports equipment-related products amongst others.  It is situated just 2 minutes from Junction 33 of the M1 providing excellent access to the rest of the UK.

JPG are proud to be part of the journey which help to build this “world-class” facility in Sheffield paving the way for a ‘new’ Sheffield from coal and steel to high performance components for the automotive as well as the aerospace sector.

Here is some time lapse images courtesy of Harworth Group of the building coming to life .


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

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.




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.