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Celebrating 70 Years

Celebrating 70 Years

January 1st, 2016

Clarke Nicholls Marcel is celebrating 70 years of engineering in 2016.  The company will be hosting a number of celebratory events throughout the year, but in the meantime, please click here to read a little bit about our history and see some photographs from our archives.

Apple Store Opens at Brent Cross Shopping Centre

November 10th, 2015

A striking new flagship 13,000ft2 Apple concept store has opened at Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

CNM’s proud and successful association with the Centre dates back to the early 1990’s and the Apple project involved the major demolition (including the removal of 6 internal columns on the Upper Mall) and reconfiguration/amalgamation of existing units to accommodate a new column-free unit.

The new Apple Unit also formed part of the major remodelling and extension of the existing West Court atrium which was itself increased in area from 3,300ft2 to 6,000ft2.

CNM successfully provided full structural engineering services for the Client, Hammerson up to Employer Requirement Stage at which point we were then appointed by the D&B Contractor, ISG to take the project to practical completion.

The 65‐week construction programme was successfully completed in November 2014 and Apple finally opened their iconic unit in November 2015.

CNM utilised 3D building information modelling and design technology to replicate the complexities of the structure and this proved particularly useful to ISG in terms of construction phasing, programme planning and
temporary works understanding.

Next upsizes at Bluewater

November 1st, 2015

After 10 months of phased refurbishment, Next has unveiled its upsized and revamped store at Bluewater.

CNM provided structural engineering compliance monitoring advice for the extended 44,000ft2 MSU on behalf of Land Securities and in conjunction with Bluewater’s retail design and delivery team.

This follows CNM’s ongoing and successful previous involvement at the centre including commissions for leading concept stores and signature brands such as American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria Secret, Adidas, Topshop Topman and Rockar Hyundai.

Quadrant Quay Millbay

Residential award for the latest phase of Millbay

October 12th, 2015

Millbay’s latest phase of development, Quadrant Quay, won Best Residential Development at the South West Insider Property Awards held in Bristol.

For more infomation on the whole development please click here.

UCLH Phase 5

University College London Hospital Phase 5 Reaches RIBA Stage 3

August 24th, 2015

CNM have recently issued the RIBA Stage 3 report for the new University College London Hospital Phase 5 building project.

The proposed facility will have a total GIA of 10,500m², accommodate the RNTNE, EDH and other Head and Neck services, and will serve approximately 1000 adult and paediatric outpatients a week.

The project is being designed to BIM Level 2 in line with the current UK Government requirements for public sector projects.

Conditional planning approval was granted by Camden in June 2015 and the new construction works will start on site in mid-2016.

Wasabi Cambridge

Wasabi Cambridge Opens

June 18th, 2015

Wasabi Cambridge opened its doors to hungry customers on 18th June 2015.

The largest of its type with 100 covers, Wasabi Cambridge is located in a sensitive conservation area within the heart of the city.

CNM worked successfully with Haskoll Architects on the major structural alteration and reconfiguration of the 4-storey 4,200ft2 building originally built in 1939.

65 Gresham St

GVA move into hi-tec office space at 65 Gresham Street

April 2nd, 2015

Work is complete on this extensive refurbishment and fitout of this two storey 50,000 sq ft office space for commercial property advisor GVA in the heart of the City.

British Landing Reveal Party

British Land Office Refurbishment Reveal Party, York House

April 1st, 2015

CNM representatives Mark Daly and Roy Colim attend the formal unveiling of British Land’s 45,000ft2 office refurbishment at their Marble Arch London HQ, York House.

Having originally designed the structure in 2004, CNM were reappointed in 2014 to provide structural engineering services with the main focal point being the formation of a dramatic new atrium stairwell linking third to fifth floors.

The project has also achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Brent Terrace Plots 53 & 54 goes in for Planning

February 20th, 2015

Brent Terrace Plots 53 & 54, which forms part of the 1st Reserved Matters Planning Application for the 1st Phase (1A North) of the £4.5bn Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration, has been submitted by the Brent Cross Cricklewood Development Partners (Hammerson and Standard Life Investments) in February 2015.

CNM are providing structural engineering services in conjunction with the 2014 Stirling Prize winners Haworth Tompkins Architects for Plots 53 & 54 which will provide 47 new affordable homes, most of which will accommodate residents being located from the nearby Whitefield Estate.

(Image courtesy of Haworth Tompkins Architects)


New Cineworld 4DX cinema now complete

February 17th, 2015

Cineworld Milton Keynes 4DX theatre has now opened

The new auditorium (the UK’s first 4DX theatre) has taken a total of five months to complete and includes 140 seats plus a curved screen measuring at an incredible 5.8m x 10.5m