News and articles from Clarke Nicholls Marcel

Quadrant Wharf development passes the halfway mark

November 8th, 2018

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.



October 15th, 2018

As part of CNM’s long-planned succession strategy Mike Pearce has stepped down as Managing Director. Existing shareholders and Directors Mark Daly, Nick Woad and James Hornby are now joined by former project director John Matthews to comprise the new ownership team.

This succession represents a natural progression for the business with existing owner directors continuing to play leading roles in the delivery of projects.

The new team are also pleased to announce that former Managing Director Mike Pearce will continue as a CNM consultant working in the best interests of the practice and its clients for the foreseeable future.

New Support Facilities Building handed over at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

September 18th, 2018

The new Facilities Support Building at RAL, Harwell, Oxfordshire is now complete and has been passed over to the client for final commissioning. The two 35m x 70m internal volumes provide up to 12m clear headroom below gantry cranes rated at up to 50 Tonnes, as well as new dedicated office/laboratory space to allow the specialists at RAL freedom to construct experimental equipment and manage by-products at the UK government’s top nuclear research facility.

Working with Oxford Architects, CNM designed the complex groundworks including a 5m step in ground level along the building centreline, new steel superstructure, as well as the external yards, car parking, roads and all below ground drainage including trade waste systems and sustainable drainage systems for STFC/Willmott Dixon, which has been well received by the end users.

Image Credit: Oxford Architects

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH Phase 5) Façade Construction Precision

August 31st, 2018

CNM are proud to be a part of the team delivering an innovative unitised bay window façade, combining perforated brickwork and glazing with a precast concrete structure, in this sensitive historical location opposite a Grade II listed Georgian terrace and next to one of Bloomsbury’s finest Edwardian mansion blocks.

Image credit: Mace

411- 415 Wick Lane construction works start on site

August 1st, 2018

Piling and groundworks have recently started on the first buildings in CNM’s latest project with client Taylor Wimpey East London, following Environment Agency consent.

Construction is expected to proceed rapidly once the piling and foundations bridging the Thames Water sewers are completed.

Image Credit: dRMM architects. Visualisation by Cityscape.

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals (UCLH Phase 5) Topping Out

July 5th, 2018

Yesterday Mace, CNM and the design team celebrated reaching the highest point of the new Hospital construction with NHS staff who will move into the new facility next year.

Image credit: Mace

150 Holborn Lead Contractor Appointed

June 18th, 2018

International consultant Dar Group has appointed McLaren as lead contractor to deliver its new UK headquarters in central London.
Dar Group is growing its business in the UK and the new nine-storey landmark HQ has been designed by Perkins + Will, with CNM as Civil and Structural Engineers.

Main construction work on the 185,000ft2 mixed-used development at 150 Holborn will start in mid-2019.

Image credit: Dar / Perkins + Will

ICE Award for FiftySevenEast in Dalston

March 26th, 2018

Designed by Jestico + Whiles, CNM’s latest project for Taylor Wimpey Central London and main contractor Bennett Construction won Best International Project at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards at a Gala Evening in Dublin on Sunday.

Image credit: Jack Hobhouse Photography

BCO Awards 2017 – 20 Eastbourne Terrace wins National Refurbished/Recycled Workplace

October 5th, 2017

Following on from it’s regional award in May, 20 Eastbourne Terrace is now the National Winner for Refurbished/Recycled Workplace at the 2017 BCO Awards.

Image credit: Hufton + Crow

Basement excavation complete on UCLH Phase 5

August 2nd, 2017

The excavation of the new 18m deep 3 storey basement for the new £50m hospital building for UCLH is now complete. The new facility located on Huntley Street in central London will, once complete in 2019, house a new state-of-the-art centre for ear, nose, throat and dental services.