Some of the work we’re most proud of
Heritage & Cultural
Washburn Heritage CentreCompleted in February 2011, the building is a modern extension to the 17th Century Fewston Church, built-in 2010 by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, local residents, and other funders. The extension provides a multi-purpose space with exhibitions, presentation areas, and a tea room. The new service areas include toilets, a kitchen, and a store. The development also includes a new entrance and lobby space, providing a connection between the church and the new building. We provided underfloor heating, general heating, plumbing, and electrical services which included feature lighting and a sound/projection system for the presentation suite. All work was finished to a tight deadline.
Cathedral House, HuddersfieldCathedral House is a purpose-built center where the Huddersfield Christian Fellowship meeting. The new-build project provided an auditorium, bookshop and music store, coffee shop, children’s play area, flexible meeting rooms and the church office facilities. Completed in 2011 the project was broken up into two phases, where we provided underfloor heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services. Phase one included the installation into the main church building, whereas phase two comprised of the installation works to the café, offices, and crèche. Key features of the project included a retractable baptismal tank and a feature ‘fountain tree’. The large capacity of the hall meant that the air handling unit installed was required to cope with up to 2200 people at any one time, and flexibility of climate control was vital.
The Bowes Museum, County DurhamThe museum holds nationally and internationally important collections including paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, and silver objects d’art, in a French chateau-style Grade I listed building. The improvement works have provided; a new restaurant at ground level, two new lift installations serving all floors, education facilities in the lower vaults, new exhibition spaces on the upper floors, and a new shop and reception area. All works took place while the museum remained operational, and complied with stringent Grade I building requirements. The new plumbing incorporated the existing boiler, and heating and ventilation works were carried out with minimal disruption to the sensitive environment. Electrical services included feature lighting designed to highlight the exhibits.
St Williams Church, BradfordSt Williams Church is an inner-city church located just outside the center of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The church dates back to 1926 and is an important local landmark in the Brownroyd area today. We installed a new boiler and radiators into the church, which was completed in Winter 2014. The new boiler updated the old system, providing a more efficient source of heat for the church. The radiators that were installed were kept in keeping with the church, following the ecclesiastical backdrop. The project was completed on time and to budget, in accordance with the client’s requirements.