Britain’s fastest growing supermarket, Lidl UK, has revealed plans to open its 12th Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in East Devon, following the submission of a planning application to build the 50,000 m² warehouse on a site at Clyst Honiton.
The submission of the application follows the purchase of the site in February of this year, and will pave the way for up to 500 new jobs for the area.
This latest move is a clear indication of Lidl’s expansion ambitions, which include plans to double the number of its existing stores, to cater for its ever growing customer base. Sales at the retailer show no signs of slowing, after experiencing its seventh consecutive period as the UKs fastest growing supermarket.
Services: Produce detailed 3D co-ordinated Refrigeration drawings using Revit
Chelsea Barracks in plush SW1 is to be a residential-led development consisting of 74 apartments in the first phase of development which will provide new homes available to buy privately whilst incorporating ‘extra care’ housing for the elderly. Price tags for a plot of land in the former Chelsea Barracks range from £2 million to £50 million with buyers having the pick of the crop between apartments, town houses and mews houses.
Services: Produce in depth 3D security design drawings using Revit.
London-based KOBox might be riding the popularity of boutique fitness centers, but instead of the relatively genteel offerings of pilates or yoga, it touts a rougher, rowdier athletic pursuit: boxing. Indeed, the name plays on the verb “box” and the well-established acronym for “knockout,” so it would seem. “Fight Club Meets Nightclub” is the way the concept promotes itself.
Service: Ductwork co-ordination drawings.
University Of Roehampton, London
The five-storey building will house 1,200 brand new study spaces and hundreds of thousands of books and research materials across nearly 8,000 metres of shelving. It will have electronic versions of text books, laptops available on loan, online journals and databases, a school-experience library, as well as an extensive children's literature collection – plus our Garden Café, overlooking a newly landscaped Digby Stuart College campus.
Most significantly for students, more seating and study space will be available than is usual within academic libraries, with a study space for every eight students (compared with a national average of 1 to 10). There will also be dedicated group-study areas with PCs for presentation practice and power points at every desk, plus Wi-Fi throughout.
Overlooking London, students will be also able to take advantage of the views from the top floor of the Library which features Wembley Stadium, the London Eye and Canary Warf.
Service: Produce/co-ordinate 2D & 3D M&E drawings using Revit and AutoCAD MEP
Walkie Talkie, 20 Fenchurch Street
Have you heard of 20 Fenchurch Street, the “Building with more up top”? A quick straw poll of friends and colleagues suggests that this new London skyscraper has yet to work its way into the popular consciousness. It will, though.
Three things set it apart from any other tower in the city.
•It’s fatter at the top than the bottom, leaning out 13 metres at the top. The bulbous shape has earned it the nickname of the Walkie Talkie.
•It’s set apart from the main cluster of tall buildings in the City, and is closer to the Thames. So, despite being marginally shorter than the Gherkin, it looms over the river like it owns the place.
•It’ll have a public ‘Skygarden’ on the upper floors, offering hilltop-like views at the top of an office block. What’s more, the Skygarden will be free, as a condition of the planning consent. Expect countless articles in 2014 comparing the views between the Walkie Talkie and the Shard.
The tower reached its final floor height (38 storeys) several months ago, its naked core lurking over the City like a monstrous inedible biscuit. The final shape is only now beginning to emerge, as the steel floor plates climb towards the top. It’s a complex, curvy form, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, that developers say couldn’t have been designed or built without modern 3D modelling software.
It hardly needs to be said, but the views from the top are pretty special. The main City cluster, with Lloyds, Willis, Gherkin, Heron, Tower 42 and the growing Cheesegrater, looks almost huggable from this perspective, while the other sides offer views of the West End, East End and across the river to the Shard. The Skygarden, due to open at the back end of 2014, is sure to be the hottest free ticket in town.
Service: Producing Coordinated M&E drawings for consultant.
The Shard - London Bridge
The Shard will be the tallest building in Western Europe, its crystalline façade transforming the London skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) vertical city of high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital's highest viewing gallery offering 360° views.
Well-connected and comprehensively serviced by central London's transport infrastructure, facilities and amenities, the Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire change.
Service: Producing Multi-service Co-ordinated drawings in 3D using CAD-Duct (CADmep+)
$387 Million Tour Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse – Principality of Monaco
With an estimated price tag that surely only a billionaire would entertain purchasing, the uber exclusive Tour Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse in Monaco is set to potentially become one of the most expensive luxury homes in the world. Sitting atop the second tallest building on Europe’s Mediterranean coastline, the 35,500 sq. ft. five-storey penthouse could become one of the world’s most expensive properties per square meter when it comes onto the market in 2014.
Taking luxury living to dazzling new heights, the Tour Odeon “Sky Penthouse” is a grand vision of extravagant opulence built to dominate the top-tier of exclusive luxury residences around the world. Rising majestically above the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the resplendent Penthouse embraces unprecedented 360-degree views over the sea with a stunning outdoor rooftop circular infinity pool linked to a balcony by a water-slide, making it the epitome of a luxury lifestyle beyond imagination.
Located within the Golden Citadel of Monte Carlo, the Tour Odeon Tower is the latest addition to the elite status of the city-state of Monaco, setting a new standard for luxury living on an international scale. Overlooking the stunning coast of the Principality of Monaco, with Larvotto Beach and the Ligharian Sea below, Tour Odeon is an unprecedented statement of extreme luxury in the veritable playground of millionaires and billionaires amid the glitz and glamour, wealth and oligarchical excess, that is at the heart of Monaco.
Hyatt Regency Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The 257-room hotel will be part of Al-Swailem Tower and an upscale shopping arcade and commercial complex in Saudi Arabia.
Located around 30 minutes from King Khaled International Airport, the property will feature a "distinctive façade" and contain a speciality restaurant, health centre with pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi and gym, as well as a business centre, meeting rooms and 300-person multi-function hall.
Service: Producing Electrical Drawings for the Consultant.
Riverlight, London SW8
Riverlight is an exciting new residential development, directly on the riverfront in the heart of the new Nine Elms on the South Bank district, London's largest and most exciting regeneration area. An exclusive collection of suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses due to launch in Spring 2013.
Service: Producing Coordinated M&E drawings for contractor.
Peckham Road Buildings - Student Campus London
A creative and cultural hub for students studying at the College. The aspiration was to create a campus environment that offers a unique setting which presented an exciting yet challenging opportunity.
Service: Producing Coordinated Plantroom drawings for contractor.
ITN is one of the world's leading news and multimedia content companies creating, packaging and distributing news, entertainment, factual and corporate content on multiple platforms to customers around the globe.
Service: rhts carried out surveys of M,E&P services for the ITN headquarters and produced multi service drawings.
One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge
The most luxurious address in London is official: One Hyde Park, created on the
site of the former 1950s building Bowater House in Knightsbridge, is set to be
the most iconic work of architecture that London has ever seen. Designed by
pre-eminent architect Richard Rogers, the development of 80 apartments and
three exclusive boutiques within four pavilions, will be created to form a unity
between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.
Candy & Candy are delighted to be development managers and interior
designers for the project. With a highly-skilled design team, Candy & Candy will
deliver unparalleled style and expertise. As development managers they will
drive the scheme and ensure the smooth running of the entire project, through to its completion.
Penthouses alone valued at £100 million each.
Service: Producing Specialist High Security drawings for Security Design Consultant.
Various Large Scale retail units
Large scale retail chains across the uk such as Gap, An American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. The company has five primary brands: the namesake Gap banner, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta. As of September 2008, Gap, Inc. has approximately 135,000 employees and operates 3,076 stores worldwide and H&M which have over 2,300 stores in 43 countries and as of 2011 employed around 87,000 people. It is ranked the second largest global clothing retailer.
Service:rh-ts produce multi-discipline services drawings on a seasonal store program of 20-25 new and re-fit stores per year.
123 Victoria St, London
Refurbishment of the entire building - 20,700 square metres of office and retail space, with office space on the upper floors and a mixture of retail at street level
Service: Producing M&E drawings for consultant.
Bexley Business Academy, Erith
Construction of a solar photovoltaic farm (aprox 3000 panels) including the installation of solar panels and associated plant, renewable energy and conservation centre, fencing and landscaping.
Service: Producing Solar PV drawings including sun/shade analysis
The Monument, City of London
The £4.5 million project, funded by the City of London Corporation, will involve the cleaning and repair of the Monument's stonework and the re-gilding of it's famous golden orb. A range of new and improved facilities will be created such as a modified gallery "cage", new lighting and, for people who do not want to climb the 311 stairs to the top, there are plans for live views to be relayed from the gallery to visitors on the ground.
Service: Surveying and Producing Coordinated Electrical Services and Containment Drawings.
A unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, Fairmont Dubai, a luxury hotel is an icon in the financial heart of the city. Designed with business in mind, this multi-use complex is just minutes from Dubai's key attractions, shopping facilities, golf clubs and beaches and is directly linked to the Dubai International Convention Centre by a dedicated covered walkway, as well as linked to the metro system with direct service to the Dubai International Airport (Terminal 1 and 2).
Modeled after an Arabic wind tower (barajeel), this 34 storey property features 394 guestrooms (including 128 suites and penthouses), residential apartments and offices, as well as its premier Fairmont Gold hotel within a hotel product.
Service: Producing Electrical drawings for Design Consultant.
Dubai Pearl is a world class, mixed-use, 20 million sq ft integrated development being implemented by Pearl Dubai FZ LLC. Overlooking the Palm Jumeirah island in the heart of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone, the development sets a new benchmark for sustainable urban communities in Dubai. In creating of a 24 hour living, walkable community where people can work, play and live in one destination, Dubai Pearl will redefine the pulse of the city, providing premium offices, international retail and the highest quality dining and entertainment facilities. Dubai Pearl's prime location will offer an unparalleled combination of free-hold in the convenience of a free zone with luxury, energy efficient sustainability and state-of-the-art technology.
The development will ultimately provide a home for 9,000 people, and a workplace for 12,000. Dubai Pearl is expected to be completed in 2013.
Service: Producing Electrical drawings for Design Consultant.
Barts and the London Hospitals
The proposals for Barts, together with those for The Royal London, will be able to provide a total of up to 1,248 beds. More than 40% of the beds will be single rooms with ensuite facilities; the remainder, in roomy four-bedded bays. Wards will be light and airy, with separate facilities for women and men.
The Barts blend the hospitals historic Georgian buildings with the modern architecture of a new building designed for 21st -century clinical care.
The new Barts Hospital is expected to be fully completed by 2015, with major elements ready beforehand, including the new cancer facility in 2010.
The new Royal London hospital is expected to be fully completed by 2015, with 75% of The Royal London redevelopment ready by early 2012.
Service: Producing Coordinated BMS Containment drawings for all of the sites. Producing Coordinated Mechanical Pipework drawings for the Integration of existing mechanical services with the new services.