Fully exposed steelwork and floor slabs are the order of the day for a high-profile architecturally-driven mixed-use scheme in London’s Fitzrovia. Martin Cooper reports.
Bourne have donated £100 to South Derbyshire Karate Academy, a not for profit community-focused group that provides quality karate training and free anti-bullying courses for children aged 4 and up.
The club has over 120 active members and our Construction Manager Dave Loan (Sensei Dave) helps to run the club as well as teach classes. They’ve sent us this lovely photo of some of the members to say thank you for the donation which they will be using to buy new equipment for the club.
The Bourne Group has received an award for recycling 680kg of paper at the London office in 2018. This is the equivalent of saving 8 trees and 950kg of CO2.
We make a big effort to recycle waste in all our Bourne Group offices and sites so we are very pleased to hear that our efforts have paid off.
In recent years we’ve adopted various other measures to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill including promoting the use of reusable drink glasses and bottles and phasing out the use of single use plastic cups. We’ve also removed our individual ‘under desk’ bins and installed single waste and recycling points. This has significantly increased the amount of material recycled by removing the temptation for people to ‘easily’ throw away recyclable items.
Bourne Parking was contracted to supply the full turnkey design and build of a new multi-storey car parking facility at Didcot Parkway Station in Oxfordshire.
The carpark has a capacity of 1,384 spaces arranged over ground level and five elevated floors. Each floor is served by a single main lift and stair core and three emergency stair cores.
The car park building comprises a galvanised structural steel frame with Montex concrete floor slabs and similarly the cores are manufactured using a precast concrete panel system. Externally, the car park is clad in striking aluminium aerofoil vertical fins arranged in an array of zones and spacing to give a differing perspective of light, that changes with the angle of view and position of the sun. This arrangement enables natural light to flood the parking decks whilst screening the view of the cars from the outside. In contrast the main stair core is clad in GWR corporate colour of dark ‘locomotive’ green, sympathetic to the surrounding natural environment.
The construction of the carpark was completed on time and within the contract period of 44 weeks on site.
Bourne Steel is proud to announce they have received top marks in their client feedback survey for Farringdon Station.
The client (BFK – BAM Ferrovial Kier JV) were asked to score Bourne Steel’s performance in eleven areas including communication, quality of workmanship, cost control and approach to safety, all of which received 5 out of 5.
When asked if they would like to make any additional comments the client said “Bourne have been a fantastic delivery partner on a challenging and changing project.”
This project is the Company’s seventh contract at Farringdon and 2019 marks Bourne’s tenth year at the Station.
The Bourne Group is proud to announce the Company has been RIDDOR free for 2 years!
With a combined peak workforce of over 400 employees recording over 1.3 million hours worked, this is a commendable result, showing the dedication to Health and Safety across our entire business.
A massive thank you to everyone and let’s continue to work together to remain safe in everything that we do.
Part of the project to revamp the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station, a roof structure, requiring a high degree of complex design work, will bridge the gap between two existing structures to form a new covered concourse.