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Unilever, Leeds

External office & Cladding Upgrade to Administration and Development Blocks

Client: Unilever UK Ltd.

Project Scope

Following our initial site survey and report into the site combustible materials, we provided budget assistance and solutions to the R & D Building cladding.

Acting as Principal Contractors, we stripped out the PU insulation panels to the existing curtain walling screens on the external perimeter walls. We provided a non-combustible A1 core panel system and fire stops with new matching aluminium polyester powder coated panels. To complete the scheme, we prepared and recoated the discontinued cover caps and refixed with new gaskets and pressure plates to provide a modern finish with improved thermal qualities.

Value: £165k | Duration: 6 weeks

Unilever, Leeds COMAH site

Strip and recover aerosol production roof and associated works

Client: Unilever UK Ltd.

Project Scope

Our client commissioned a detailed roofing survey report to highlight an ongoing maintenance programme of works arounds the Leeds site.

Working with Unilever FM insurers, we agreed a scheme to strip and upgrade a 7000m2 area over the live aerosol production process. We provided a design rated roofing system with a 20 year guarantee to eliminate any associated risk with a COMAH site with vastly improved thermal qualities and a Green Guide rating in line with the Unilever environmental ethos. The contract was successfully completed within the agreed 20 week timeframe without any site disruption or loss of production.

We took the opportunity to provide upgraded storm drains, install permanent roof perimeter handrail systems, revised roof plant layouts and structural improvements within the works programme.

Value: £740k | Duration: 20 weeks

Agfa Graphics, Leeds Site

Construct Internal Waste Water Treatment Facility

Client: Agfa Graphics Ltd.

Project Scope

Following initial client design brief, we appointed a Structural Consulting Engineer to provide workable detailed solution for the overall scheme. The scope of works included provision of reinforced concrete floors, bund walls, sumps, a 4.0m high pre-cast water treatment facility and associated drainage. The project was completed with galvanised steelwork, staircases and gantry’s.

Value: £200k | Duration: 12 weeks

Three Lane Ends Academy

Damp remedials, electrical, lighting and ceiling works

Client: Three Lane Ends Academy

Project Scope

Progressing from a detailed refurbishment and demolition survey the following works were completed during the school summer term recess.

Carry out enabling works and strip back and renew concrete and suspended timber floors to classrooms, halls and corridors. Complete specialist damp and preservation recommendations. Installation of new suspended ceilings, formation of new external door openings, ramps and associated works. New power and lighting circuits and fittings. Refurbish staff kitchen and WC’s. Renew internal decorations and floor finishes for the start of the new school year.

Value: £190k | Duration: 7 weeks

Sonoco Alcore, Stainland, Halifax

Phased Structural Improvements

Client: Sonoco Cores & Paper Ltd.

Project Scope

Following commissioning of Structural Engineers report and recommendations, a phased plan of site improvement works was approved with the client. The works include scaffolding and encapsulation to enable the progress of the following during production shutdowns and site availability to maintain work capacity.

a) Captive blasting and industrial waterproof coating to an area of up to 1000m2 including heavy duty polyurea and Elastomeric Polyurethane anti corrosion system screed.

b) Cutting out and repairing top surface structural floor cracks.

c) Concrete soffit cleaning, preparation and painting.

d) Structural steelwork investigations, propping, design, fabrication and installation of associated defective members.

e) Concrete repairs to soffit including exposing rebar using angle grinders, dust extraction and removing spalled concrete. Replace defective rebar, prime and apply sika monotop 615 repair mortar.

Value: £900k | Duration: 12 - 36 months phased programme

Archbishop Holgates School, York

External Fabric repairs to Secondary C of E School

Client: Archbishop Holgates School

Project Scope

Refresh external windows and elevations to teaching blocks within the school environment. Carry out detailed intrusive asbestos survey and erect access scaffolds. Remove and replace external sections of the existing patent glazing system with modern thermal efficient windows, panels, furniture and fittings. Maintain full site security at all times and make good all internal room finishes. Form new external ramps and entrances.

Value: £236k | Duration: 10 weeks

Three Lane Ends Academy

School Rewire and Upgrade

Client: Three Lane Ends Academy

Project Scope

Comprehensive phased internal rewire to live school environment. Works consisted of forming new reception area, office and entrance. Upgrade classrooms, shared spaces, corridors and hall with new main and submain distribution, revised lighting schemes, power, data and fire alarm installation. Install new suspended ceilings and re-decorate to provide an updated teaching facility.

Value: £285k | Duration: 16 weeks

A10 Aerosol Line

Alterations, extension and treatment facilities

Client: Unilever UK

Project Scope

Internal alterations to the existing factory plus extension to accommodate equipment removed to facilitate the introduction of a new production line A10 including demolitions, new plant room, flooring, drainage and 4HR rated blast resistant gas house. Carry out principal contractor role for associated automation fit out and handover to client.

Value: £615k | Duration: 9 months

DePuy, Leeds

New reception and external refurbishment

Client: DePuy

Project Scope

Design and create new reception area facility with power assisted glazed revolving door and façade. Alter and reclad office facilities including replacement patent glazing system and internal alterations.

Value: £210k | Duration: 3 months

Ambulance Station

New roof & refurbishment, office refurbishment and internal facilities service

Client: Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Project Scope

Working on the live ambulance station in Halifax, our contract brief included designing and installing a new insulated pitched roofing system and cladding. Externally we installed new underground fuel storage tank facilities and associated pipework. We carried out a full CCTV site drain survey and constructed new paved areas, grasscrete hardstandings, accessways and perimeter security fencing and gates. Internally we provided new boiler plant, industrial heating, emergency lighting and an upgraded fire alarm system. The work was completed with a modern office refurbishment.

Value: £374k | Duration: 5 months

Castleford Academy

Site water management

Client: Castleford Academy

Project Scope

To carry out extensive drain investigation, provide temporary access, install new site wide drainage and storm provision. Re-line and divert existing system in planned phases in a live school environment. Carry out site resurfacing works.

Value: £273k | Duration: 3 months


Phased external extensions and alterations

Client: Unilever R & D

Project Scope

After preliminary re-roofing works the R & D facilities were updated to create state of the art facilities. The phased project included high level linking of two office facilities, stairpods, external re-glazing, form laboratories, hotrooms and open plan office areas. Creation of pods and break out zones.

Value: £4.3m | Duration: 36 months


Partial demolition of precast facility and create trailer parking

Client: Unilever UK

Project Scope

Investigate and carry out partial demolition of 1960’s building with curved concrete roofs leaving the office accommodation. Design and form reinforced concrete trailer park, refurbish offices, update security and infrastructure.

Value: £478k | Duration: 6 months

Cordukes Building

Demolition and provision of modular accomodation. Provide new greenkeepers accomodation

Client: York St. John University

Project Scope

Segregate, cap services and controlled demolition of Cordukes Building. Set out and provide designed foundations, manage installation of 3no classroom accommodations and associated external work to the University campus.

Set out, pile and construct new greenkeepers facility and storage to the sports centre and update existing infrastructure works.

Value: £250k | Duration: 3 months

External Piazza

Create external piaza and structural alterations

Client: Salts Estates Ltd

Project Scope

Tomlinsons prepared and delivered hard landscaping works to provide a new stylish Piazza. Works included new retaining walls, feature planters, colour tarmacadam, drainage and an artstone entrance with wrought iron fencing and gates. We installed window and wall media graphics to complete the scheme. Internally we designed and carried out structural alterations to the listed building.

Value: £90k | Duration: 6 weeks

School Roof

Replace roof and rooflight with Zinc Roofing System

Client: St Ignatius Catholic Primary School

Project Scope

An Asbestos survey was carried out, temporary hoardings provided and access erected to safely complete the works. Careful removal of large existing glazed rooflights and ventilation. We designed and installed a zinc roofing system incorporating new remote mechanical rooflight ventilation. Finally we installed new lighting and redecorated internally to provide a bright new environment.

Value: £87k | Duration: 2 months

Park Row

City Centre refurbishment including new reception, offices and roof terrace

Client: Pinsent Masons

Project Scope

We altered the existing reception and created a new Client Entrance Area to this prestigious location at Park Row, Leeds City Centre. We also carried out an extensive refurbishment of various floors including new ceiling, lighting and flooring schemes with a revised office layout. Finally we re-engineered, designed and created a relaxing breakout area on the roof with views across the city skyline.

Value: £375k | Duration: 3 months