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Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire opens Newark Fire Station

The project to demolish and build a new Newark Fire Station was undertaken in two phases. Phase One completed in April and saw the Fire Brigade move to their new facilities. Phase Two, which included the new training tower, RTC compound, new sliding gate, additional parking and fuel tank etc, was completed mid-July 2018. The £2.4m project was completed on time and a representative from Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service said;

“As well as housing our two fires engines, which are crewed by both whole-time and retained staff, the new station will also house our technical rescue unit and is a clear sign of the Service’s commitment to keeping Newark and the surrounding areas as safe as possible.

Gavin Parker, Senior Contracts Manager on the 650m2 project commented;

“The construction works required continuous coordination, planning and liaison with all subcontractors and most importantly, the fire brigade. This ensured the building works progressed on time, whilst ensuring the existing ‘Live’ fire station remained operational at all times. We all worked well together on what has been a successful project.”

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

Newark Fire Station

Sleaford Eastgate Development and North Sea Observatory take shape

The North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards

The North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards.

After many months of construction both Sleaford Eastgate Development and North Sea Observatory are beginning to take shape. These projects have been fraught with issues but the team has overcome them to transfer once derelict and unused land in to wonderful buildings.

The Sleaford Eastgate Development.

The Sleaford Eastgate Development.

If you would like to know more about either of these projects, please get in touch with our Major Contracts division.

Newark Fire and Rescue Station sod cutting ceremony

Sod cutting at Newark Fire Station.

Marking the start of groundworks for Newark’s new fire station are (centre, with spade) the chairman of Nottinghamshire Fire Authority, Brian Grocock, and (right) Newark station officer Seth Armstrong. They are with (left to right) Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service head of procurement and resources Ian Pritchard; Major Contracts director for Gelder Group, Kevin Manterfield-Ivory; site manager Ian Keogh and contracts manager Gavin Parker.

Newark Fire and Rescue Station will start to take shape now all demolition works have been completed. A traditional sod cutting ceremony took place last week to mark the next phase of the project.

The ceremony was attended by Kevin Manterfield, Gavin Parker and Ian Keogh along with the chairman of Nottinghamshire Fire Authority, Brian Grocock, and Newark station officer Seth Armstrong.

Video Footage of Demolition of Newark Fire Station

Sometimes, before we can build something new, we have to demolish something old. Here is a time-lapse video featuring footage of our demolition of Newark Fire Station. Note, watch the fire engines coming-and-going as the demolition takes place. Impressive stuff!

For more information about the project, see the article Work begins on Newark’s new fire station by the Newark Advertiser.

Everything in Construction – May 2017

There was a lot of construction work happening in May, see below for a selection of photos taken in and around some of the sites run by our Major Contracts division.

If you would like to see more photos, be sure to follow us on Twitter. And, if you would like further information about any of the projects that our Major Contracts division are currently involved with, please get in touch.

Lincoln North Fire Station is now open for snoozing!

Craig Elston and Lincoln's North Fire and Rescue Team

Craig Elston and Lincoln’s North Fire and Rescue Team

Craig Elston (Site Manager) has successfully handed-over his first solo project to Lincoln’s North Fire and Rescue Team. Craig was responsible for building a new accommodation block for the existing Fire Station. The new build has been kept in keeping with the existing Fire Station and provides an additional six rooms for firefighters, and a communal area with kitchen/lounge and sunroom.

The project was ideal for Craig and Paul Massam (Contracts Manager). Both were commended by our auditor and management for a well managed and organised site. Well done Craig!

Major Contracts adds another prestigious project to its portfolio

The Sleaford Eastgate Development.

The Sleaford Eastgate Firestation Development.

In February we received the order for the Sleaford Eastgate Development. The project has been ongoing for many months in preparation for its start in late March. The contract will consist of the construction of a fire station, office building, training tower and accommodation block. We are excited to be involved in this project, the works will take 52 weeks to complete and the order has a value of just over £4.2 million. This is a huge success for the team who secured this contract.

For more information about this development, please get in touch.

Louth Fire Station

The completed Louth Fire Station project.

The completed Louth Fire Station project.

The 12 month project to demolish and rebuild a new fire station for Louth was completed as scheduled in September this year. The former Eastfield Road station, which needed constant repair work, was demolished to make way for the new state-of-the-art facility. This includes a training tower and accommodation pod. Project Contracts Manager Simon Hope commented:

We worked very closely with the clients Mouchel and the end users to deliver a modern purpose built environment. We are very pleased it’s been so well received by both the fire fighters and the local community.

This is the second fire station to be completed this year by Gelder Group. If you would like more information about this build, please get in touch.

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