Author: CHB

Architects appointed to revitalise ruined Sheerness Dockyard Church

A team led by Hugh Broughton Architects has won a two-stage OJEU tender to restore and transform Sheerness Dockyard Church, in the Sheerness Dockyard Conservation Area on the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent. The commissioning client is Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust, and the construction value is approximately £4.1 million. The practice won the commission based on an outline approach to the restoration of the building and surrounding site. The competition drew 58 expressions of interest. Alongside Hugh Broughton Architects, the shortlisted practices were Dow Jones Architects, Julian Harrap Architects, Purcell and Shepheard Epstein Hunter. Hugh Broughton Architects’ team...

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Surveying firm to celebrate anniversary at Pershore Abbey

A Worcester based chartered land surveying practice will be celebrating its anniversary at one of the county’s Anglo Saxon Abbeys. CGD Ltd will be at Pershore Abbey on Thursday 5th October to celebrate its 18th anniversary in business. Pershore Abbey holds a special place for the company; earlier this year it successfully completed a 4 month surveying project at the site. The project involved surveying and measuring every stone at the Abbey, using the latest 3D scanning technology; the final data is currently being processed to produce a 3D model which will be shared with the Abbey’s architect. Neil Carey, Managing...

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Aztec appointed on trio of ecclesiastical projects

Liverpool-based construction and fit-out firm, Aztec, has secured a trio of ecclesiastical projects in Merseyside with a combined value of more than £1million. Aztec has been appointed to complete the refurbishment of the Grade II listed St Nicholas Church in central Liverpool; a place of worship since 1247, it requires a sensitive approach and specialist knowledge. In the grounds of the Anglican Cathedral, Aztec is building an extension to St Aidan’s House, providing additional conference and meeting room space for teaching and training. A challenging project, the two-floor extension requires a considered approach, sympathetic to its surroundings and in...

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Durham Cathedral Gets Advanced Fire Protection

Durham Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site and one of Britain’s most visited buildings, is now protected by market-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Founded in 1093 and the final resting place of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral remains the seat of the Bishop of Durham, the fourth most senior cleric in the Church of England. As well as being the North-East home of the Magna Carta, which was taken to London during the Reformation and now makes occasional trip back to the north, the Cathedral and its environs have also featured in numerous Hollywood films including the Harry Potter...

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