What a momentous day! This photograph was taken prior to the event starting, we are all suffering today with aches and pains. Thank you for your support and donating to Jade Gadd Go Funding Page. You can still donate via the link https://gogetfunding.com/disabled-house-renovations-for-jade
Sunbeams Music Centre, Cumbria
On Friday 14th of April 2017 this fantastic building won Best Commercial Project Award at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Northern Award Ceremony.
The Centre is an exemplar, zero-carbon specialist arts facility and a beacon of national importance providing the Charity with a permanent base to operate. Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust provides interactive therapeutic music sessions for disabled children and adults across Cumbria. Sessions improve their quality of life and self-esteem through the creative freedom of Music and our Music for Life, Music for Health and Music for Dignity.
The Sunbeams Centre is a single-storey construction, built into a sloping site, designed with both accessibility and sustainability at the core of the process. The building comprises specialist performance hall and therapy spaces, administrative and meeting/conference facilities.
Particular attention was paid to the design, in response to the extraordinary landscape and the nature of service delivery including the needs of other Arts organisations and disabled beneficiaries. The architecture embodies the natural context, a contemporary vernacular and musical union.
BIG congratulations to Annie and all the design team involved.
JH Partners are taking part in No Ego Mud Challenge at Lambton Estate on Saturday 13th May 2017.
The reason behind our participant is to help support 16-year-old Jade Gadd and her family in adapting their home to make life more bearable. Jade has a genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). This basically means that her joints can spontaneously dislocate at any time, as can her retinas. Jade has been waiting three years for the council/social services to make alterations to her home however the costs associated with the adaptions is over £30,000!
Please follow the link and donate even if it’s just a little https://gogetfunding.com/disabled-house-renovations-for-jade/ we would really appreciate it.
No Ego challenge is a fast and furious 12km of military inspired hell. This fierce course features 50+ epic obstacles, tons of filthy mud, forests, lakes and the River Wear plus some of the finest and varied terrain our tired legs are likely to ever experience but this won’t come close to the pain Jade goes through each day.
On behalf of Jade and her family we would like to thank you for your support!
Daffodil House wins Highly Commended Award for Community Benefit at www.rics.org/uk/training-events/awards congratulations to all team members involved (listed below). Well done to Steve Bird and Howard Evans who designed the project at JH Partners.
Can 2016 get any better!
We have successfully been awarded the following frameworks
The British Museum www.britishmuseum.org
Broadacres Housing Association Limited www.broadacres.org.uk
University of Sunderland – we have worked with the University for over ten years and look forward to designing more fantastic educational developments www.sunderland.ac.uk
Great to see another project mentioned in Vibe Magazine www.vibemagazine.co.uk we are providing full mechanical and electrical design to restore this Grade I listed castle into a community and visitor attraction.
Hylton Castle was awarded £2.9 million from The Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014 and works are due to complete in February 2019.
We hope you all have a cracking Easter break.
Our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday the 24th of March 2016 and will re-open for business on Tuesday the 29th of March 2016 at 8am.
First of all we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2015, we look forward to working with you all in 2016.
Christmas Holiday Information
The offices shall close at 2pm on Friday the 11th of December for our staff party and will re-open on Monday the 14th of December 2015 at 8am.
Our festive holidays will start on Friday the 18th of December 2015 at 2pm. Both London and Durham offices will be closed for two weeks returning back on Monday the 4th of January 2016 at 8am.
JH Partners took part in the ‘Build New York Live’ 48 hour challenge as part of the BIM Strategy All Stars Team working alongside Niven Architects (Architects), BGP Consulting (Civil & Structural Engineers), Henry Riley LLP (Quantity Surveyors), TGP Landscape (Landscape Architects) and SkanskaUK PLC (Developers).
The BIM Strategy ALL Stars Team won the Best Multi-Disciplinary BIM & use of Interoperability award. A BIG well done to Jordan and his team at JHP and to all other teams involved in the competition!
For more information on the project please visit Build Earth Live link http://www.buildearthlive.com/newyork
Click the below link to read Craig’s view on BIM (posted in the CIBSE Journal September 2015).