Works are underway at Royal Wootton Bassett Infants School extension

Our ability to offer robust and well considered solutions to clients in the primary education sector has been further recognised by Wiltshire Council with the award of Wootton Bassett Infant School. This capital investment includes the design and construction of a new teaching block, with phased demolition and upgrades to a number of existing buildings on campus and carried out within an occupied school environment.

Operations Director, Matt Cooper commented: “This exciting project for the education sector follows the successful completion of Castle Mead Primary School and the Wellington Academy for Wiltshire Council. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this valued customer in addition to demonstrating our attention to planning and delivery of the multiple phases of the scheme in partnership with the key stakeholders”.

Bray and Slaughter Secures Student Accommodation Refurbishment for Cardiff University

The contract was secured through a competitive tendering process under the Cardiff University framework. Works comprise of the internal and external refurbishment of 2 No. University Halls of residence at Cartwright Court and Nevern. Activities carried out to each block include predominantly of kitchen refurbishments, decorations, new flooring and M&E works. Both refurbishments are being carried out over the summer period.

Managing Director, Grant Jefferies commented: “Following the successful completion of our 2017 batch of projects, we are delighted to be enhancing our portfolio of works in South Wales with the award of both the Nevern and Cartwright Court projects. These intense, time critical schemes will be delivered in partnership with our local supply chain and will create enhanced, high quality accommodation for 2018 intake of students at Cardiff University”.

Work set to commence at the National Software Academy for Cardiff University

old-station-buildingThe refurbishment of the upper 3 floors and minor external works to the main entrance

We are pleased to announce a recent contract award for the refurbishment of the Old Station Building in Newport for Cardiff University. The project comprises the refurbishment of a 1920s building partially occupied by Newport City Council. The works include refurbishment to 3 floors set out as large open plan office areas to be subdivided to provide a variety of room sizes suited to the university’s teaching styles. Upon completion the office space will also accommodate the National Software Academy which aims to address the national shortage of skilled programming and software engineering graduates.

Grant Jefferies – Bray and Slaughter Managing Director said: “We are pleased to have secured another project for Cardiff University and continue to build upon the existing relationships established with this important Client throughout the duration of the framework agreement”.

Number One Bristol Completion

number_one_bristolThe repurposing of a 1970s built office building into a high quality mixed use development.

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of Number One Bristol. The scheme incorporates two wings containing 148 apartments, a resident sky garden on the 8th floor (the UK’s highest straw bale building), social space, gymnasium, office space and potential retail/restaurant. The 15-storey west wing contains duplex penthouse apartments, which have an unrivalled view of the city below. We delivered this £19 million design and build contract in 72 weeks, working closely with our design team and stakeholders to ensure the integrity of the high quality concept was delivered through the construction phase. We overcame many of the logistics, sequencing and technical challenges inherent in the refurbishment of tall buildings and are delighted with the product we have delivered.

PG Group Director, Stuart Gaiger said: “We have been impressed with Bray & Slaughter, in particular their quality of workmanship and attention to detail”.

RUH Enabling Works Project Complete

rsz_ct_scannerFast track upgrade and refurbishment works now complete at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

These important enabling works were part of a major redevelopment in Radiology which included the refurbishment of a CT scanner room in preparation for the installation of a new CT scanner.  Works involved breaking into existing walls to form new openings and the widening of corridors, installation of new doorsets and plasterboard infilling, removal of existing worktops and fittings, providing new power outlets, providing new flooring screed and damp proofing and all associated re-decorating and making good to floor and wall finishes. The project was completed together with the installation of the new scanner within a 6-week construction programme period.