Case Studies

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New Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre

New Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre

The construction of the new Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre in Msida, Malta is set to replace the existing Department of Oncology at the Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, which to date is the only facility in  Malta to provide treatment against cancer to patients.

The new building will cover a floor area of approx. 23,000sq.m with 81 specialised inpatient oncology beds, 12 out-patient beds and 31 day care beds.

Three main materials will be used on the exterior to match the existing design including local lower globigerina limestone, rendered concrete and aluminium screen fins.

Technology to reduce the usage of fossil fuels has been installed with projections indicating that the building can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emitted into the  atmosphere through energy recovery on the fresh water ventilation system, photovoltaic panels, rain water collection and the collection and treatment of grey waste water.

 


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Williams Formula 1 Engineering

Williams Formula 1 Engineering

The new build construction of a purpose built extension onto the existing site of Williams Formula 1 Engineering, in Oxfordshire.

The front facade of the building consists of 2 floors of glass panels, requiring approximately 1000m of mastic to be used in between each panel to seal the 22mm wide glass to glass facade butt joints.


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Colchester University

Colchester University

The University has put into place a 7 year remedial project to cut back and replace all external sealant work found on their key municipal buildings, the substrates for which had become very dirty along with some of the mastic joints breaking down (see pictures before work and after).

 

The main science block building elevation 1 has now been fully completed for now, although another 2 years of work is still planned for other blocks on site, totalling approximately 6,000m for the total scope of works.


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Standard Life Investments Building

Standard Life Investments Building

The new build construction of a 5 floor office building for Standard Life Investments in the heart of south west London, off Square.

The mastic work required was to externally seal approximately 60 window bays, pressings and cills, consisting largely of 20mm x 20mm glass to glass butt joints as well as sealant work between the external wall grill vents and new stonework on all floors.

Each window bay totalled around  50m giving a total metreage in the region of 3000m approximately.

 


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New Hollands Tractor Factory

New Hollands Tractor Factory

The project was to replace all sealant joints on the external building facade that was having an overal face lift and repaint ahead of a VIP visit to the factory plant.


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St. Christopher School Roof

St. Christopher School Roof

The project was to replace all sealant joints on the existing glass roof that was leaking due to the original mastic breaking down, with a linear metreage totalling 500m approximately.


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New Parliament Building

New Parliament Building

The construction of the The New Parliament Building in Valleta, Malta is hoping to bring a  new, vibrant urbanity to the city and act as a place where both visitors and Maltese Citizens can acquire an understanding of the Maltese nation. The New Parliament Building is made of two huge volumes of stone, one housing mainly the chamber and speakers office and the other containing all the administrative offices for parliament members, ministers, the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition. One of the most important concepts with the building is its functionality with regards to energy. It is hoped that this will be an excellent chance to create a “zero (co2) emission” building. The architect on this project was world famous Renzo Piano.


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Tesco Distribution Centre, Dagenham

Tesco Distribution Centre, Dagenham

This project is a new build construction of one of the largest Tesco Fresh Distribution Centres in the UK. The building has enough loading bays for over 100 artic lorries and services Tesco stores throughout the South East of England.

Set on 35.2 acres, this 500,000 square metre development is set to provide 900 jobs to the local area, increasing to 1,200 once fully opened.


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Urban Splash

Urban Splash

Europe’s largest listed building, Park Hill is viewed as a building of both architectural and sociological importance. Urban Splash were selected as the preferred development partner to restore the buildings and create a new complex of apartments, offices, retail and leisure facilities.


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Rosie Hospital, Cambridge

Rosie Hospital, Cambridge

The Rosie Birth Centre is a new build construction of a specialist birth unit on the existing site of Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge – commissioned by Cambridge County Council. The Birth Centre will be divided into three floors with the first being dedicated to admissions and birth areas, the second for recovery and the third for intensive care. The Rosie Birth Centre is being extended to deal with the rise in birth rate as the unit now has around 5,800 births a year – a massive increase from 3-4,000 when it was originally built in in 1983.


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