News and articles from Clarke Nicholls Marcel

Construction proceeding at pace at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell

May 18th, 2017

Work on site for the new Facilities Support Building at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell in Oxfordshire continues at pace. Contractor Wilmott Dixon and specialist steelwork fabricator/contractor Hambletons are nearing completion of the primary steel structure to CNM’s design.

Best London Refurbished/Recycled Award for 20 Eastbourne Terrace

May 18th, 2017

The refurbishment of No. 20 Eastbourne Terrace for Land Securities won the ‘Best London Refurbished/Recycled Workplace award’ at the BCO (British Council of Offices) awards for 2017.

“An increase in floor area has arisen, the judges noted, by reorganising the core and staircase as well as through intelligent extensions to the office floorplates which now provide excellent views from the office.” BCO (2017, May 18). Refurbished/Recycled Award. Retrieved from

Planning Consent Granted for 411-415 Wick Lane

April 30th, 2017

CNM’s latest project for repeat client Taylor Wimpey East London was granted planning consent by the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Committee on 25 April 2017.

Wick Lane is a 18,329m2 residential-led mixed use development in Bow.

Six unique buildings with their own character will provide 176 high quality residential units. External residential courtyard amenity spaces are provided on first floor level podium levels.

One and two storey commercial units and a designated general industrial unit will provide employment space for existing and new local businesses. A retail unit is also provided at ground floor.

A new pedestrian connection will be provided via stairs and ramps to the Greenway, linking the site to the London Stadium and Stratford.

Image courtesy of dRMM architects. Visualisation by Cityscape.

Wear Red for RedR

February 10th, 2017

A big thank you to CNM structural engineer Rachael Humphreys for organising this year’s corporate fundraising activities.

Wear Red is the global day of fundraising in aid of disaster relief charity RedR.

Please click here form more information on RedR.

On site at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell

January 9th, 2017

Work is well underway on site for the new Facilities Support Building at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell in Oxfordshire. Contractor Wilmott Dixon has completed the bulk earthworks and other enabling works in advance of the construction of the new CNM designed building.

Planning Consent Granted for The Reach

November 1st, 2016

CNM’s latest project for repeat client Peabody was unanimously granted planning consent by Greenwich Planning Committee on 1 November 2016. The Reach is a 5,522m2 residential-led mixed use development in Plumstead, which will provide 66 high quality homes arranged around a new communal garden and includes flexible community and commercial space at ground floor.

Site Works Progressing on Bluewater H&M Extension

May 9th, 2016

Enabling services diversion and foundation piling works are now complete on the H&M Extension at Bluewater and erection of the structural steel frame for the new-build service yard extension is progressing well.

The shell and core works are on programme for completion for August 2016 and will result in H&M upsizing their current 25,000ft2 outlet to create a new 40,000ft2 statement store.

Victoria’s Secret opens at Oracle

April 4th, 2016

Internationally renowned lingerie brand, Victoria’s Secret has now opened at the Oracle in Reading.

The 9,000ft2 unit is Victoria’s Secret ninth UK store and is located on the Upper Mall next to Apple and Debenhams.

CNM provided full structural engineering and retail delivery compliance monitoring services and the works involved the amalgamation and major reconfiguration of existing units including the construction of a new mezzanine floor.

This is CNM’s first completed project at the Oracle for the Client and Landlord, Hammerson and we are currently involved on several other asset enhancement projects there.

Carters Yard

Carters Yard Complete

February 1st, 2016

Carters Yard, CNM’s latest scheme with its client Peabody, was completed in December 2015. The 41 residential unit scheme is part of the regeneration of Wandsworth in south London.

For more infomation on the scheme please click here.

Images courtesy of Peabody.

Works commence on H&M extension at Bluewater

January 29th, 2016

Fashion brand, H&M are upsizing their current 25,000ft2 outlet at Bluewater to create a new 40,000ft2 statement store.

This complex and challenging project will see H&M continuing to trade out of their current lower trading floor whilst a new and extended upper floor and mezzanine is constructed within the existing MSU and above the busiest service yard at the Centre.

Full planning permission was obtained in December 2015 with major enabling services diversion works started immediately thereafter in advance of piling which has just commenced. The shell and core works are programmed to be complete by August 2016 for handover to H&M who aim to trade out of their new MSU for November 2016.

CNM are providing full structural engineering, below-ground drainage and retail delivery compliance monitoring duties for the Client, Land Securities and this follows CNM’s ongoing and successful previous involvement at the centre including the extended 30,00ft2 statement store for Topshop/Topman and the upsizing of Next to a new 44,000ft2 MSU.