- Case Study 01530 Mar 2021Commercial
Dock 2 Pioneer Park, LeicesterA three-storey research and development building with ancillary facilities, car parking and on-site landscaping.The once and workshop spaces in the Dock 2 development will complement the existing, very successful Dock facility which houses start-up units for small businesses.SGP’s design creates a strong single volume, similar to that of Dock, while accentuating key features such as stairwells, entrances and communal spaces.While the building has a long overall form, the verticality is celebrated through the design of the elevational treatment, and careful window placement delivers natural light to every unit, even after sub-division.The overall aesthetic of the site is an industrial one, with the dominant material being a built-up cladding system, with a Sinusoidal profile. Staffordshire Blue brickwork to the ground floor, as a base for the building, is a direct nod to the existing Dock and the local architecture typology.jhai’s Midlands teams worked closely with the design team from inception, to help them provide a facility flexible enough to meet the needs of the end user, whilst still maintaining compliance.Read More
- Case Study 01424 Nov 2020Commercial
Catesby Aero Research Facility
jhai’s North & West Midlands Region is proud to be providing Building Control to West Midlands construction and civil engineering firm Stepnell for Aero Research Partners (ARP) new Catesby Aero Research Facility (CARF).
This is a technologically advanced facility for aerodynamic testing set to attract car industry and motorsports customers from around the world. The remodelling of the 2.7km long 1897 built tunnel into a smooth asphalt road will deliver a unique, highly controlled test environment allowing vehicles to reach speeds of over 100mph and enabling accurate assessment of vehicle performance, aerodynamics, noise, emissions, and cooling. The tunnel will also be fitted with automated turntables at either end to allow for return testing.
As well as the tunnel and research centre, the new facility will also feature a 4.5 acre science park with offices and workshops.Read More
- Case Study 01121 Nov 2019Commercial
The Waterside Development
jhai are proud to have been part of the amazing restoration project known as ‘The Waterside’. The project consists of the regeneration of the old Rushcliffe Council offices in West Bridgford which were sold to Monk Estates and Harmony Bridge Limited for £6.5 million in 2017.
The Waterside will consist of the redevelopment of the existing iconic building into apartments along with the introduction of two, new build residential towers and duplex luxury penthouses. This regeneration is not purely domestic focused as the scheme incorporates several commercial aspects including offices, restaurants, a bar and a gym.Read More
- Case Study 01020 Nov 2019Commercial
Reedswood Park Regeneration - Walsall
jhai has been appointed as the Building Control surveyors for the Reedswood Park regeneration project in Walsall. The construction of the new offices and warehouses are designed to help regenerate the area by attracting new businesses and through the subsequent creation of hundreds of jobs.
Construction of the project has gone smoothly; all the necessary site visits have been conducted with very little need for comment or indeed alterations. As it stands, the project is almost ready to begin attracting the leading organisations which will help improve the area by providing both jobs and valuable investment into the area.Read More