Work gets underway for Cardiff University at the Queens Building

We have added to our growing portfolio of projects at Cardiff University, with the recent award of a new Gravitational Wave Lab and enhanced main entrance. These two projects within the gothic revival Queens Building involve a phased approach, with careful removals and opening up, close control of laboratory fittings and specialist equipment installs.

The facility will open in late September 2018, Contracts Manager Andrew Evans commented: “We have shown a willingness in our planning and working methods to accommodate the needs of other building users, safely while works progress. We look forward to working with all stakeholders and delivering another successful project for our client”.

Bray & Slaughter to refurbish student accommodation at The Hollies Blocks 4-7 for the University of the West of England

Following the success of our 2017 scheme to blocks 1-3, we are returning to complete the upgrade and refurbishment of blocks 4-7 at The Hollies on behalf of our Client the University of the West of England. This phased project includes significant mechanical and electrical upgrades, new bedroom furniture, fitted kitchens and improvements to the building fabric.

Bray & Slaughter Managing Director, Grant Jefferies commented “We are looking forward to bringing our expertise and the tacit knowledge gained from the previous phases of work to this project and building on our excellent relationship with UWE”.

Extensive refurbishment works have commenced at Brentry Primary School

Bray and Slaughter have commenced a £2.7 million design and build project for the refurbishment of Brentry Primary School. The project for the Education Skills Funding Agency was secured via a 2-stage procurement process following our appointment as Preferred Bidder. During the pre-construction phase we worked collaboratively with the Client and our chosen design team of DKA Architects, Craddys Structural Engineers & Method Consulting to secure planning approval for the scheme, which was granted in June 2018.

The works will be carried out within the existing ‘live’ school environment commencing with the set-up of temporary accommodation. The School will be decanted from the main school building into the temporary accommodation where they will remain throughout the duration of the refurbishment. The project will complete in the Summer of 2019.

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”.