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Harrogate Property and Construction Event

We’ve partnered with The Met Club and sponsoring this year’s Harrogate Property and Construction Lunch on May 14 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. Speakers from Harrogate Borough Council are; Kathryn Daly, Head of Place Shaping and Economic Growth and Trevor Watson, Director of Economy & Culture. For more information and to book tickets go to; www.themetclub.co.uk

“The Parliamentary Review is delighted to be working with Tate Consulting”

We’re really proud and honoured to have been selected as one of just 10-15 national industry representatives to be part of this year’s Parliamentary Review that demonstrates how organisations have become leaders in their field and aims to raise industry standards.

As part of the Review we have to submit a 1000-word article on the challenges within our industry, sharing best practice as a template for reform. Later in the year, the Review will be sent out to over half a million individuals, including MPs, Peers at the House of Lords, Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology and Procurement Officers. Over the last few years, George Osborne, Theresa May, David Cameron and Philip Hammond have all written exclusively for the Review, along with many of the nation’s most established business leaders and talented entrepreneurs.

Our MD, Jeff Bearcroft, said:

“We feel very honoured and privileged to represent our industry sector in this year’s Parliamentary Review. It also gives us a platform as industry thought leaders to discuss the challenges we all face and how key policy makers can help implement the changes required.”

A spokesperson for the Parliamentary Review said:

“The Parliamentary Review is delighted to be working with Tate Consulting on this year’s upcoming publication. Tate Consulting work with many major players across Britain, their contribution will be a highlight for industry leaders and policymakers alike.”

The Review will be published in September and we’ll also be attending the prestigious Gala, hosted by co-chairmen Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, where we’ll get to meet senior politicians from Westminster, leading executives from a range of industries, notable figures from the world of sport and entertainment. And in the past has included Tony Blair, Sir Nick Clegg, George Osborne and England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones.

Read more in Building Design and Construction Magazine

Royal Wharf Luxury Leisure Centre Up and Running

Work on the multi-million-pound Royal Wharf development in East London’s Docklands continues at pace with the luxury clubhouse ready to open.

Tate Consulting have been working on the development after being appointed by joint-venture development partners, Ballymore Group and Oxley Holdings, to provide a full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design service, working closely with architects Whittam Cox, structural engineers OCSC and Ballymore to coordinate the design.

The completion of the new state-of-the-art 20,000ft clubhouse includes a 25-metre swimming pool and infinity pool, hydrotherapy spa, steam room, sauna and high-tech gym. The launch of the clubhouse is planned to coincide with a new online residents’ portal which will allow them to book their choice in over 50 classes per week, including Bootcamp, High-Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and swimming lessons.

The Royal Wharf development is located at the heart of London’s Royal Docks £3.5bn regeneration in the Silvertown district. Work on one of the country’s largest residential and commercial projects has been underway since March 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2020. The development will provide a total of 3,385 residential units and 10,000m2 of retail and commercial space, creating a brand-new neighbourhood in the heart of London’s thriving commercial area. Residents will have a stunning river front view over the Thames as well as the convenience of a new high street with retail shops, bars and restaurants. The development also features plenty of open green space with landscaped gardens, parks and squares, making Royal Wharf a truly new and exciting place to live and work.

BIM is changing the UK construction industry

Tate Consulting’s Managing Director, Jeff Bearcroft, talks to the CIBSE Journal in a special BIM and Digital Engineering report about how building information modelling (BIM) is changing the UK construction industry. Also, how cloud-based BIM collaborations helped to coordinate the design between all project partners on the Royal Wharf development in East London’s Docklands.

In 2015, Tate’s were appointed by joint-venture development partners Ballymore Group and Singapore-listed Oxley Holdings to provide a full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design service for Phase 2B of the 161,874m development which will deliver 3,385 residential units and 10,000m of retail and commercial space.

To read the report CLICK HERE

Celebrating Chesterfield’s New Contemporary Basin Square Development

Work on the next phase of Chesterfield Waterside’s £340m regeneration project is expected to get under way as early as the first quarter of 2019.

The news was announced at the recent sell-out Celebrate Chesterfield event and included a detailed update on recent progress achieved by the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration scheme, which is one of the largest in the UK. The presentation included early details of the Phase 1 Basin Square character area proposal, comprising a circa’ 38,000 sqm development, incorporating “build to rent” apartments, Grade ‘A’ Office accommodation, 441 space multi-storey car park, an 84-bed hotel and leisure scheme, together with ground floor retail bars and restaurants.

Tate Consulting were appointed in February this year to provide MEP services for the 310 one and two-bedroom “build to-rent” apartments with ancillary ground floor retail space proposed in the first phase of Basin Square.

Jeff Bearcroft, MD of Tate Consulting, said: “It’s a very exciting project to be part of, especially for the local region, as not only will it provide quality homes for people, it’s already already gaining attention from investors and employers looking to establish new, strategically attractive commercial locations.”

The Chesterfield Waterside development, which is located adjacent to Chesterfield railway station, will be ideal for commuters using the mainline service. It is also a great location for investors and occupiers with excellent connectivity to London, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Heading-up the development, Bolsterstone Group MD Peter Swallow said: “I am delighted with the excellent progress being made at Chesterfield Waterside.

“The next step in this process is that we will also now move forward with the ‘best bids’ process for the construction of the family housing units at ‘The Park’ character area and, subject to reserved matters planning consent being granted, expect work to start on site on this further phase early next year.

“Demand is strong as developers see the massive potential of Chesterfield Waterside as a whole. The development’s prime location next to the town centre, national road networks and the mainline railway station, which will be an HS2 stop by 2034, make it an attractive investment opportunity that is holding its own at a regional, national and international level.”

Engineering Needs You

Tate Consulting calls out for more women to enter the industry and states there is still a shortage of women engineers and as building demands increase there needs to be much more awareness of the options available to women in engineering

Jeff Bearcroft, Managing Director of Tate Consulting, which provides international building services and was ranked fourth Top 20 Engineering Consultants by Construction News, said engineering is not a man’s world anymore despite a remaining stereotype.

“There needs to be more females studying engineering then there is. Women are rising up the ranks in engineering, but not as many as there should be, or the numbers you’d see in a lot of other professions.

“I think this is partly down to a lack of information being made available in the past within schools and colleges where is may still be seen as a male orientated job.

“But it’s not just schools and colleges which need to help demonstrate the varied career choices within engineering, but also parents, who probably see becoming a doctor, teacher, banker etc as a more mainstream professional route for their daughters.

“There is a still a perception for girls who don’t see enough females in engineering roles so they may think those jobs are closed off for them. But if more women opt to study engineering and start coming through, those perceptions will hopefully change.”

Jeff explained that with the Government’s demand for increased housing and also the infrastructure to support this, it means there is a real need for more engineers and not just women.

“At Tate’s we have previously employed women, but frankly there aren’t even enough well qualified male engineers in the UK. Many large companies are having to recruit from other countries, particularly Hong Kong and Spain, where as many females study engineering as males.”

“I would encourage young people who may not be certain what direction they would like their career to take, to look at engineering as there are so many different options and directions which offer exciting opportunities within the UK and internationally.”