Gelder Group along with the project architects & consultants Keir Group secured top spot for the development of the North Sea Observatory at Chapel Point, Chapel St Leonards.
The unique building secured the award for both its design, workmanship and for being delivered on budget despite a plethora of challenges, not least of which is its location on a very windswept sea front!
The facility offers all year round facilities for families and those enjoying a walk along the beach and the building includes a cafe, public toilets, exhibitions and is an impressive gateway to the coastal county park.
Over 350 people gathered to celebrate the Construction and Property Awards in Lincolnshire, which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lincoln.
Guests arrived at these prestigious awards, sponsored by Fraser Brown Solicitors and were welcomed by guest speaker, Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts.
A new iconic building on the seafront at Chapel St Leonards is almost ready to be handed over to our clients Lincolnshire County Council. The facility constructed by Gelder Group will have fantastic uninterrupted views of the dunes, beach and North Sea and is the UK’s only purpose designed marine observatory.
February will see it open to the public who will be able to enjoy the perfect vantage point for views of this spectacular part of the Lincolnshire coastline. On the project Major Contracts Director Kevin Manterfield commented:
This has been another very technical and challenging build so well done to the team. As you can see from the photo, the end result is spectacular.
If you would like to know more about the Gelder Group’s involvement in this project, please get in touch.
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.
If you would like to know more about either of these projects, please get in touch with our Major Contracts division.
Neil Holt has now become our fifth Contracts Manager within the expanding Major Contracts Team. Neil has worked for the division for over 13 years and has managed many projects all over the counties. He leaves the North Sea Observatory project as Site Manager, but will continue to oversee the project, as well as additional projects in Kettering.
Well done Neil, and good luck!
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.
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Last month saw the delivery of the steelwork to the North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards. The building is in a new phase of construction with steelwork being erected, which sees the structure starting to take shape.
The project did not get off to an easy start. During the early stages we discovered some unexploded bombs, which had to be safely cleared from the area. All of the World War 2 Home Guard bombs have now been removed and normal construction regains its stride.
If you would like more information about this project, please get in touch.