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.
J H 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
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.
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 Centre.
Hylton Castle was awarded £2.9 million from The Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014 and works are due to complete in February 2019.
Click the below link to read Craig’s view on BIM (posted in the CIBSE Journal September 2015).
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
We have two new employees who joined JH Partners in June 2015 as Junior Engineers.
We welcome on board Scott Lundy (left) who will be Electrically biased and James Kemp (right) who will be Mechanically biased at our Durham Office. Both employees have settled in well and we look forward to progressing and helping both gentlemen grow into engineers.
Link below to our press release issued last week.
You may also have seen our release in The Northern Echo and North East BDaily.
If you require further information on the works completed to date for Motel One please contact Craig Jordan or Lauren Harrison.
JH Partners entered Build Newcastle Live with a collaboration of nine North East based companies as the ‘BIM Commandos’ (from architect to contractor) to produce a level 2 BIM project by including all seven pillars.
The Build Newcastle Live challenge was to transform land along Newcastle’s Quayside, surrounded with high quality architectural development into a new and imaginative flagship project that reawakens pioneering spirit to create a new unified building facility where digital and technological innovations that can be inspired and nurtured; a destination where new ideas can be turned into new businesses, products and jobs.
Even though most of the team on #BIMCommandos are still in BIM development, the team WON the OPENBIM BUILD NEWCASTLE LIVE AWARD! This was a fantastic challenge and a great opportunity for our members of staff to be involved in such a prestigious competition.