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Bluewater Zara Reconfiguration & Extension

Fantastic effort during these unprecedented and difficult times from the Main Contractor, RG Group, who has successfully completed the primary structural frame for the new-build service yard extension of the existing Zara store at Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Other construction works are still on programme to be completed in August and when it opens to the public, the existing store will be doubled in size to create a new 37,000 ft2 MSU over two levels and will be one of Zara’s largest stores in the country.

CNM’s appointment by Landsec follows our successful delivery of previous extensions at the Centre since 2012 for other major retailers including Primark, H&M, Arcadia and WHS.

Image credit: RG Group

Great Scotland Yard Hotel Opens

CNM’s latest hotel project has now opened. The 152 room Great Scotland Yard Hotel and adjacent five storey townhouse are part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. CNM provided full structural engineering design services to the developer Galliard Group and worked with EPR Architects. The £75m project comprised a new two storey basement and a six storey above ground concrete frame, behind a retained façade.

Bluewater Zara Reconfiguration & Extension

CNM has been commissioned by Landsec to provide full civil and structural services for the major reconfiguration and extension of the existing Zara store at Bluewater.

Site works are programmed to commence shortly and the new store is set to be open in Autumn 2020.

When complete, the existing store will have doubled in size to create a new 37,000 ft2 MSU over two levels and will be one of Zara’s largest stores in the country.

This appointment follows CNM’s successful delivery of other previous extensions at the Centre since 2012 for other major retailers including Primark, H&M, Arcadia and WHS.

The Reach, Plumstead

CNM’s latest project with Peabody is now complete. The Reach, designed by Pitman Tozer Architects, will provide 66 affordable and shared ownership new homes in West Thamesmead. The curved brick building with a large communal courtyard was constructed by Hill partnerships.

Image credit: Kilian O’Sullivan and Pitman Tozer Architects

Royal National ENT and Eastman Hospitals are open

CNM’s latest project with the University College London NHS Foundation Trust opened on 1 October 2019. The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital have come together in a new state-of-the-art building in Huntley Street.

CNM provided full structural engineering and below ground drainage design services on the project, which comprises a four storey deep basement and a six storey above ground concrete frame with post tensioned concrete floor slabs. Initially engaged by the Trust, CNM were then retained by the Contractor Mace to complete the detailed design through to completion.

Plans approved for exciting new chapter in Millbay’s regeneration

Planning approval has been given for the exciting next phase in the transformation of Plymouth’s former docksides at Millbay.

CNM’s client English Cities Fund (ECf), submitted proposals to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at a key site in the regeneration area.

The plans, which were given approval by Plymouth City Council in January 2019, will see new life brought to a parcel of land at the gateway to the new Millbay Boulevard and overlooking the King Point Marina.

The wider Millbay regeneration scheme is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. CNM have been working on the overall regeneration with ECf since 2010, and look forward to helping them successfully delivering this latest phase.

Image credit: Muse Developments

Cladding installation and fitout gathers pace at 466-490 Edgware Road, London W2

With main Structural works now complete at 466-490 Edgware Road the main contractor, Galliford Try Partnerships, are busy with installing new cladding systems, fitting out internal spaces and installing plant on site.

This new mixed-use development by Almacantar, in one of London’s busiest and most desirable areas, provides a mix of housing including 1-3 bedroom apartments and townhouses as well as retail space and a new petrol station at ground floor level with plant space and residents’ parking at basement level across the full site.

CNM have, in cooperation with Farrells Architects designed the RC substructure, superstructure and all in-ground drainage systems for Almacantar/Galliford Try Partnerships.

Image credit: Almacantar/Galliford Try Partnerships

Quadrant Wharf development passes the halfway mark

CNM’s client The English Cities Fund (ECf) is celebrating a significant moment in the transformation of Millbay in Plymouth, as work on the £30 million latest phase of development has passed the halfway point.

Quadrant Wharf continues regeneration on the eastern side of the historic former Millbay docks, next to and following on from the multi-award-winning Quadrant Quay development.

Quadrant Wharf will feature a total of 137 new homes and is scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2019. The scheme will also continue the new waterside promenade and Quadrant Quay’s coastal-themed, landscaped garden rooms, which won Best Public Space in the 2017 Abercrombie Awards for Plymouth.

The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, commercial and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England. CNM have been working on multiple phases with ECf at Millbay continuously since 2010.

A planning application was submitted earlier this year for the next exciting phase of development, with the proposal to build 58 apartments, a 126-bedroom hotel and ground floor retail/leisure space at the gateway to the new Millbay boulevard and overlooking the new King Point Marina.