News and articles from Clarke Nicholls Marcel

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.

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.