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May 30, 2019

Caddick drives home a £6.5 million luxury car showroom in Carlisle

Caddick Construction completes work this month on the £6.5 million flagship Mercedes-Benz showroom and workshop at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle. Completed on behalf of dealer Sytner, the state-of-the-art facility will create over 20 new jobs in the area. Heavily glazed for maximum impact, the showroom provides a stage for the

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How using an interior designer can make the most of your space

Beautiful spaces are carefully designed and decorated by experts to make the people who use those spaces feel relaxed, comfortable and surrounded by beauty. When you walk into an amazing hotel, or shop and are inspired by the decoration and the use of light and space that gives it personality,

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A new retail and leisure complex has been delivered in Northamptonshire as the final phase of the scheme reached completion.

Retail and Leisure Complex Arriving to Northamptonshire

A new retail and leisure complex has been delivered in Northamptonshire as the final phase of the scheme reached completion. Winvic, who served as contractor on each of the three phases, first began work on Rushden Lakes in January 2016 for LXB Retail Properties and fund The Crown Estate.  The

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New Appointments Announced by Mace

New Appointments Announced by Mace

Two new appointments have taken place at Mace as they brought from JLL two senior directors to strengthen its cost consultancy business. The new Project Directors, Darren Boyaram and Stuart Mudd, will help develop and expand Mace’s service offering.  Darren brings 15 years experience in property and quantity surveying to

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May 30, 2019

Caddick drives home a £6.5 million luxury car showroom in Carlisle

Caddick Construction completes work this month on the £6.5 million flagship Mercedes-Benz showroom and workshop at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle. Completed on behalf of dealer Sytner, the state-of-the-art facility will create over 20 new jobs in the area. Heavily glazed for maximum impact, the showroom provides a stage for the high quality vehicles and includes customer amenities such as a coffee lounge and merchandise shop, as well as a drive-through facility, cosmetic repair, MOT studio and wet/dry valet with extensive car parking. Replacing a previous facility in Rosehill Industrial Estate, the new prominent location within the city’s enterprise zone offers an opportunity for the Sytner team to provide its clients with a higher level of service and attention. John Buchan, Group Project Manager at Sytner Group, said: “We are delighted with our new state-of-the art facility in Carlisle that represents the first of the Mercedes Benz new Corporate Identity in the UK” Barry Crooks, Head of Business at Mercedes-Benz of Carlisle, said: The new site is a world apart from our previous home which we had completely outgrown and is bigger and better in absolutely every respect.  Caddick have helped us build a real show-stopping environment which is now much more befitting of the brand we represent.  It includes an 18-bay workshop which will be better able to meet the demands of our customers when it comes to servicing and MOTs. Outside our approved used car display will rise from 40 to 90 cars to offer more choice than ever before and on-site parking has increased enormously which I know will delight our customers.” Derek Billows, Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, said: “The showroom looks fantastic in such a notable location. We have worked closely with Sytner to ensure the highest quality environment, using our wealth of expertise in delivering automotive developments across the north of England.” Caddick has recently delivered showrooms for The Car People, in Warrington, Jaguar Land Rover in Kendal and Vertu Motors’ Farnell Jaguar Land Rover in Leeds. The automotive team is currently on site constructing the £41million Jaguar Landrover, Mini and BMW showrooms at the Trafford City Development, as well as JCT Porche in Newcastle. Images are attached of the new showroom About Caddick Construction Caddick Construction and Caddick Civil Engineering are the operational arms of Caddick Group PLC, offering more than 35 years’ experience across a range of market sectors including commercial, education, industrial, leisure, refurbishment, residential, care, retail, mixed-use and fit out. The Group employs almost 500 people and its turnover exceeds £150 million. Caddick Construction was recently named the Best Main Contractor to Work With (£50m-£250m turnover) by Construction Enquirer, and was recognised as a considerate constructor and the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards. For further information on Caddick Construction, visit www.caddickconstruction.co.uk

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Construction continues its move towards greater digitisation

NBS, who have been monitoring BIM adoption in the UK for almost a decade have announced their 2019 BIM survey results which show that overall trends of BIM awareness and adoption have grown from little more than 10% in 2011 to around 70% in 2019. Although the latest report, which received more than 1,000 responses, does show a 1% decline in adoption, NBS remains confident that BIM will continue to embed itself in workflows as construction continues to move in a positive direction, embracing collaborative and digital ways of working. Commenting on this Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director for NBS said, “In the early days of BIM, some may have equated it to simply generating drawings from a model. “There is now a wider understanding that BIM is about project teams following a common process based on standardised information and collaboration. We think we’re seeing a period of consolidation – where more people understand what BIM really represents and are embedding that into their workflows.” The survey shows that there has been a trend of increasing BIM awareness and adoption across the UK industry, using standards and protocols as the platform for this. This national success will be bolstered with the new ISO 19650 series, creating a standardised digital process across the world based, in part, on the BS 1192 standards. This BIM Report 2019 lists some of the main barriers to the adoption of BIM, such as lack of client demand, the need for training, the time required to get up to speed and a lack of standardised tools. NBS says it has sought to align the NBS content and software to the ISO method of working to allow its customers to more easily produce BIM deliverables within their project teams for clients. NBS Chief Executive Richard Waterhouse commented, “We have seen some negative trends within the report that might suggest the emergence of a ‘two speed industry’ – the ‘BIM engaged’ and the ‘BIM laggards’. “For the advocates, 60% of those who have used BIM have seen improvements in efficiencies whilst 22% of those yet to use BIM have indicated they would rather not adopt it. “In addition, the demand from clients, on both private and government projects, is mixed. The survey suggests that not all clients across the industry are seeing the benefits of BIM. We would expect this to increase as BIM, defined by ISO 19650, becomes more commonplace. “Once teams have had a good experience of working collaboratively using digital processes then they will demonstrate the benefit to the client. The client will then, in turn, request that this process is followed on subsequent projects.” The 2019 NBS survey also indicates that there has been a drop-in awareness of UK Government activities in this area despite the fact that Government’s initiatives led to the ISO standards that were launched at the end of 2018. This drop could be explained by recent changes such as the replacement of the BIM Task Group by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). It may take time to rebuild this position in the market. There are however a number of key projects underway, involving Government, industry and academia which may drive greater awareness that will be seen in the 2020 survey. Richard Waterhouse continued, “Overall, there can be no doubt that digital processes and technologies are changing the industry. “Use of the cloud is enabling collaboration, giving the industry the opportunity to break down the silos and form a new approach to information development and distribution. “In addition, the latest International Standards are giving us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to standardise processes across the global industry. This is an exciting time, and we must now take advantage of it to help create a step-change in productivity, transparency and quality within our industry. “At NBS, we have already played a significant role in the UK’s BIM journey and we will continue to do so as we move towards a global digital construction industry. “We have supported the BSI committees that have developed BIM standards, as well as supporting the BIM Task Group’s original core initiatives, where we developed, published and now maintain the Uniclass 2015 classification system, defined in the UK as the system for classifying information on  BIM projects in BS EN ISO 19650-2. “This year, our journey to support the global BIM world takes a giant leap forward as we launch a global platform for BIM-related content. “Our ground-breaking cloud specification tool, NBS Chorus, has connected specification clauses, technical guidance and manufacturer specifications for North America, the UK and Australia, dynamically linked to geometry objects and standards, technical and regulatory data. We have, and will continue to develop digital content and to enhance our software offerings to support global BIM processes” For further information about NBS and to download the report please visit https://www.thenbs.com/knowledge/national-bim-report-2019 

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How using an interior designer can make the most of your space

Beautiful spaces are carefully designed and decorated by experts to make the people who use those spaces feel relaxed, comfortable and surrounded by beauty. When you walk into an amazing hotel, or shop and are inspired by the decoration and the use of light and space that gives it personality, it is no accident. It is a feeling we often seek to replicate in our own homes. To create a place of beauty, that also reflects our personality while still being able to use it in a practical way with our family. This is more difficult than you might think, and to really get the look you want the only way is to hire a professional interior designer. A way to express yourself in the home around you You might be worried that by hiring a professional interior designer, that the finished space will lose some of the sense of your personality and likes, and start to reflect more the style of the designer themselves. This will not happen with a good designer. They will gently influence, after all with the experience they will know how to make the best use of light, and how to design a complementary colour palette, but this is all meant to enrich and enhance your own preferences. The customer comes first, and this means embracing your individuality in their designs and to ensure every step of the way that your expectations will be met. Most who use the services of a designer often find that the designer is able to suggest ways to represent your styles in a manner that you would likely never have thought of. Consider a designer like a specialist advisor and coordinator of your project. They will bring all their expertise to bear in what the latest trends are in the market, modern decoration and refurbishment techniques, how to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly and also how to make sure a space is practical for family life as well as beautiful. This advice and guidance is priceless. Getting help with a refurbishment project can save you time and money The big transformation of your house can be very complicated. It is not just the aesthetics, but the practical building work as well. Bringing together multiple workmen and suppliers and ensuring the overall vision and plan is followed can be quite daunting without the help of a project manager.Costs and delays can quickly turn the whole thing into a nightmare. This is why it is better to work with someone who can manage this for you, with consultancy, planning and also the execution of those plans. You also need someone who can find local, reliable quality workmen. Access to the best contacts and suppliers in the business When you work with an expert – like those at www.katrin-ackfeld-interior-mallorca.com, you know that you are getting the best in the business. With 29 years experience in interior design, and 14 years experience in refurbishment and construction, you know that they will be able to connect with the most specialist craftsmen and suppliers available, both on the island of Mallorca and all around the work. If you are looking to renovate your living space on Mallorca, and do not speak the local language, then this can be incredibly challenging and make it impossible to get what you need done. You also need to have knowledge of the local laws and regulation in terms of contracts and renovations, but someone with 20 years experience in Mallorca, that speaks three languages will be able to take care of all of this for you, and take much of the worry out of the works. You can have peace of mind, and just watch it all come together around you, then simply do what is meant to be done and enjoy your new space.

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A new retail and leisure complex has been delivered in Northamptonshire as the final phase of the scheme reached completion.

Retail and Leisure Complex Arriving to Northamptonshire

A new retail and leisure complex has been delivered in Northamptonshire as the final phase of the scheme reached completion. Winvic, who served as contractor on each of the three phases, first began work on Rushden Lakes in January 2016 for LXB Retail Properties and fund The Crown Estate.  The final phase, Garden Square, has extended the existing retail space, and united the south side of Rushden Lakes with Phase 2’s western leisure terrace, which was handed over in January 2019. All specialist fit out contractors were able to commence on time, and phased handovers have been successfully completed allowing leisure operators and stores to open to the public as soon as possible. Garden Square comprises ten high quality units – totalling 30,000 sq ft – which will soon be occupied by a range of leading retailers including Skechers, Barbour, Hotter, Beaverbrooks and Three. Final fit out works are currently being undertaken by specialists and it is expected the 14-screen cinema will be open at the end of June, and Garden Square retail units in the coming months. As the name Garden Square suggests, the piazza which the boutique retail units surround also features a unique, enclosed garden space for visitors to enjoy. The concept was to provide a quiet, green space for shoppers that could also be transformed into a location for outdoor events and pop-up shops.  The third phase is in line with the natural and distinctive design ethos of Rushden Lakes, which is surrounded by 200 acres of Nene Wetlands. Rushden Lakes now comprises a total of 450,000 sq ft of shops and restaurants, a Cineworld IMAX cinema, three leisure service providers, pontoons and boathouse and a lakeside visitors centre. “As with the two previous phases of Rushden Lakes, we were able to complete Garden Square quickly, efficiently and cost effectively within a multifaceted programme comprising many end user enhancements within a live environment. The retail and green space is a high quality addition to the existing complex, providing a corner of relaxation for visitors as well as ten boutique shops. We have delivered Phase 3 with our usual attention to detail and commitment to design and environmental standards, and it has been a pleasure to work with LXB, The Crown Estate and a huge number of end users over the past four years and make this scheme a success all round,” commented Robin Orgill, Winvic’s Construction Director.

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New Appointments Announced by Mace

New Appointments Announced by Mace

Two new appointments have taken place at Mace as they brought from JLL two senior directors to strengthen its cost consultancy business. The new Project Directors, Darren Boyaram and Stuart Mudd, will help develop and expand Mace’s service offering.  Darren brings 15 years experience in property and quantity surveying to the role, working across the entire development lifecycle, in both the public and private sector. Underpinned by his wider sector experience, Darren specialises in providing cost advice for education, commercial new build and commercial refurbishment projects. He will be helping Mace Cost Consultancy to grow these areas of the business and build on an already impressive portfolio of schemes, including 100 Liverpool Street and the Old Admiralty Building in Westminster.  Stuart will help to drive wider business development, while also taking on a more focused brief, drawing on 20 years’ experience at firms including JLL, Gleeds and Franklin + Andrews. He specialises in cost advice for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) projects and, before joining Mace, was leading an MEP cost team across a number of heavy engineering and datacentre schemes.  “These appointments are fundamental to the growth of Mace Cost Consultancy. Not only do Darren and Stuart bring specialist insight, their 35 years of combined sector experience and knowledge adds to our unique, integrated cross-disciplinary service, and will be invaluable as the team continues to develop. It’s exciting to have two people who have hit the ground running and are already making a difference to the business through their ideas and unlocking new opportunities,” commented on the appointments Steven Mason, Managing Director of Mace Cost Consultancy.

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