The John Locke Academy, a primary school based in Uxbridge - opened in 2014 and is one of three new schools being built as part of Hillingdon Council’s £150 million school expansion programme. The school is situated on the site of the former RAF Uxbridge base at Hillingdon Hill, as a joint venture between VINCI plc and St Modwen Properties plc, managed by VSM Estates. The vision for the build was to create a unique and engaging learning environment.
Based at the rear of the community centre in Heol Pontprennau, the new English-medium primary educational facility - Pontprennau School - has been developed to help meet the projected rise in demand for primary places and to enhance education standards. The school will provide 14 classrooms with a capacity of 420 places to accommodate pupils aged three to 11. It will also include a nursery which will provide 48 full time equivalent places.
Going to university is an excellent opportunity for students to live independently for the first time. Living on campus is also a great way of making lifelong friends – therefore creating the right living and social environment is crucial.
In January 2008, the Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust approved plans for a major redevelopment of the Langdon Hospital site based in Dawlish. In 2011 the Trust received the go-ahead from the Secretary of State for Health allowing them to proceed with the new Langdon development.
Situated at a point where Nine Elms Lane moves away from the river and runs inland, the Riverlight development is a £200 million mixed-use scheme, designed to enhance this area of the South Bank, London. Incorporating residential, commercial and hotel uses and providing an attractive retail frontage along Elms Lane, together with a dock inlet and new pedestrian links to the waterfront.
The International Quarter is a unique mixed-use scheme providing an inspiring new business environment, designed to create spirit, space, community and culture. The project comprises 4,000,000 sq ft Grade ‘A’ office accommodation, 275,000 sq ft hotel space, 350 new residential units and associated community facilities.
Created in 1972, The Spinney, a centre in which the Local Community Association could run a play scheme, was founded by Peterborough Development Corporation and the City Council. The building was threatened with closure on numerous occasions but the local community fought hard to keep it open. Sadly, in the summer of 2013 the council made the decision to close the centre, leaving the parents and children without this widely used and much loved centre.
Walsall was in desperate need of regeneration, and this development programme has been described as a massive vote of confidence for the city centre, as employment in the local area was at an all-time low. Whitbread were central to this project, opening a large Brewers Fayre restaurant alongside the hotel. RCM were appointed by Whitbread to provide Y-wall, an advanced flexible calcium, silicate based fibre cement building board, for the construction of the Premier Inn. This was to be used as an external sheathing board, covering the structural steel frame, infilled with SFS steel.
PHP Architects appointed RCM, leading supplier of specialist building boards, to provide their Cemboard to the Hotel La Tour, Birmingham. Cemboard is a cement bonded particle building board, which was installed onto a light weight steel frame. The build required FSC Chain custody, making Cemboard the ideal product for this build as it carries the relevant accreditations. Cemboard was used for the complete sheathing of the building, as well as in areas where noise would be an issue, in order to contribute towards the acoustic performance of the external walls.