Nottingham team completes £3m construction

Three Nottingham companies have played a pivotal role in the construction of the new, £3 million Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham offices which have recently reached completion.

The project was led by Nottingham based construction consultancy, Gleeds, who acted as project manager, cost manager and CDM co-ordinator for the scheme, whilst Edmond Shipway provided all mechanical and electrical consultancy (M & E) services.

Main contractor for the scheme, North Midland Construction, took over responsibility for the works from Baggaley Construction after they went into Administration earlier this year.

The stunning new building has been designed to bring a sympathetic aesthetic balance to the historic buildings of the Diocese. The Jubilee Building brings together diocesan staff and bishops in ergonomically designed shared open plan offices as well as providing meeting rooms and conference facilities.

The development includes many energy saving features, including high levels of insulation and natural ventilation providing stable summertime temperatures that avoid the need for comfort cooling.

The building has also been designed to make maximum use of natural daylight and includes low energy light fittings. The design also includes flat green roofs that will enhance biodiversity and provide an attractive roofscape for local flora.

Stuart Senior, Main Board Director at Gleeds Nottingham said, “We are delighted to have been involved with this project which demonstrated an investment in the local community from the Diocese during a time of economic downturn. The team that was put together to work on their new offices included some of the best talent in the industry from the area and we are very pleased to see all our hard work come to fruition.”

Daman Ranby, Director at Edmond Shipway said, “This has been a unique and interesting project to be involved in and using the latest software modelling technology we were able to offer the client cutting edge energy saving features that will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the building.”

Peter Stuart from NMC said, “The invitation from the diocese to complete this innovative and prestigious development on time was a challenge we gladly accepted, and delivered. The scheme is on track to be awarded BREEAM Excellent status – recognition of the vision of the Diocese and the strengths of all involved in its successful implementation”