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Plans submitted for University of Sheffield’s new engineering facility

Date: 17th January 2018

Plans submitted for University of Sheffield’s new engineering facility

Planning permission has now been submitted for a new engineering facility at the University of Sheffield’s city centre campus, the Royce Discovery Centre.

The new state of the art facility will feature a range of workshop and laboratory space, including six vibration sensitive laboratories, a laser room and showcase/exhibition area, for the University’s Faculty of Engineering.

The site is located between Portobello Street and Orange Street, and the Portobello Wing of the Portobello Centre, as well as its surrounding car parks, will be demolished as part of the project.

Curtins are very proud to be providing Civil & Structural Engineering services for the project, for which a determination date of 11th April 2018 has been set.

The project team also includes:

  • Bond Bryan – Architect
  • Rex Procter & Partners – Quantity Surveyor
  • Gardiner & Theobold – Project Manager

*Images courtesy of Bond Bryan Architects

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Structural Engineering Finalists at the BIM Awards

Date: 9th January 2018

Structural Engineering Finalists at the BIM Awards

We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in the Structural Engineer Category at this year’s BIM Awards.

The Winners of each category will be announced at the BimShow Live on 27 February. Fingers crossed and good luck to all other nominees!

 

 

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Curtins Promotions 2018

Date: 3rd January 2018

Curtins Promotions 2018

Following a strong performance in 2017 and as part of our strategy for building a resilient business, we are pleased to announce the following promotions with effect of January 1st.

Technical Directors

The efficient management of offices and businesses units is critical to making Curtins successful. The following people have been promoted to Technical Director. This reflects their increased responsibilities in management of their respective business units:

  • Stirling Higley – London
  • Victoria Checkley – Manchester
  • Diarmuid Healey – Dubin
  • Andy Isherwood – Manchester

Associates

Effective management of our project teams is fundamental to maintaining a positive experience for both our staff and our clients. We recognise the following people for their increased responsibilities in this area of the business and so they have been promoted to Associate:

  • Andy Buckley – Leeds
  • Matt Lindsay – Leeds
  • Stuart Padgett – Leeds
  • Suleyman Ekingen – London
  • James Harrison – London
  • Tom Leake – London

We would like to congratulate our colleagues in their well deserved promotions.

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Billboard… A focus on Leeds

Date: 20th December 2017

Billboard… A focus on Leeds

The latest issue of our Billboard magazine focuses on Leeds, in particular the City’s Commercial Market, as well as STEM Ambassadors; Higher Education Market Outcomes & Project News. Click here to read.

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Graduate Engineer presents to University of Liverpool students

Date: 15th December 2017

Graduate Engineer presents to University of Liverpool students

Last week, one of our Graduate Engineers, Marc Barlow, presented to students at the University of Liverpool following the IstructE’s invite to local graduates to present a subject / project they have worked on, demonstrating the transition from student to young professional.

Marc enthusiastically present multiple projects, focusing on the advantages and challenges engineers face when conducting structural investigations on existing buildings, as well as his methods in applying the Curtins RAPID.

You can read Marc’s blog on the presentation here.

 

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Curtins Engineers take part in ‘Teach First Big Class Challenge’

Date: 8th December 2017

Curtins Engineers take part in ‘Teach First Big Class Challenge’

On Monday, two of our Engineers gave a presentation to over 100 Year 10 students at the Ruth Gorse Academy in Leeds about entry paths into construction as part of the School’s ‘Teach First Big Class Challenge’ (which aims to show student’s that their social, geographical and economic background do not have to dictate their career pathway).

Graduate Structural Engineer, Niamh McCloskey, spoke to the students about A-Levels and University life, whilst Civil Engineer Gareth Hanson spoke about his entry route through apprenticeship. Both Niamh and Gareth then gave an insight into what they both do on a day to day basis, and what life is like as an Engineer using models and photos of local projects as examples.

This presentation was delivered as part of Curtins ongoing commitment to encourage and inspire young people to achieve more and progress further in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Bearsden Hall Community Hub nominated for multiple awards

Date: 8th December 2017

Bearsden Hall Community Hub nominated for multiple awards

Bearsden Community Hub, in Glasgow has been nominated for four awards at this years Scottish Property Awards 2018, including:

  • Development of the Year (Public Buildings)
  • Community Development Project of the Year
  • Architectural Excellence Award
  • Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year

We are very proud to have worked on this fantastic project, for which we provided Transport Planning and Civil & Structural Engineering services.

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University of Sheffield students visit Leeds office

Date: 6th December 2017

University of Sheffield students visit Leeds office

As part of our ongoing support to the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at The University of Sheffield, and our participation in their Industrial Mentor Scheme, a group of eight students visited our Leeds office where they were given a short presentation about how their studies relate to day to day working in the industry.

The students were given an overview of one of our projects – St Albans in Leeds, which is being constructed by Kier. This was then supported by a visit to the site and a presentation by Kier’s David Wilson about the role of the Contractor. The students have the opportunity to follow the progress of the project throughout its duration with a series of site visits programmed at key stages of the build.

Structural Engineer Thomas Leighton and Civil Engineer Gareth Hanson are the Industrial Mentors for the students, and in addition to the programmed site visits, they are also on hand to they provide support to the Year 1 students throughout the year with high level technical advice, peer reviews and general guidance.

For further information about the St Albans Place project please click here….

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Curtins to provide services for £21m Education & Skills Funding Agency project

Date: 5th December 2017

Curtins to provide services for £21m Education & Skills Funding Agency project

We are delighted to announce that Curtins will be providing Environmental, Transport Planning and Civil & Structural Engineering services for three new-build schools for the Education & Skills Funding Agency in Sefton, Northwich & Upton Heath.

The projects, worth a combined £20.9m, are due to start in 2018.

The first, and largest, is a £10.0m project at Maghull High School in Merseyside. The project is due to start on site in January and is expected to complete in Spring 2019.

The two other projects, a £7m project at Hartford High School in Northwich, and a £3.8m scheme for Upton Heath Primary School, are due to start on site in in June 2018.

Wates has been named as the main contractor for all three projects, which were designed by architect Sheppard Robson.

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Curtins recognised in Building Good Employer Guide 2017!

Date: 30th November 2017

Curtins recognised in Building Good Employer Guide 2017!

We are delighted to announce that Curtins has once again been awarded a place in the Building Magazine Good Employer Guide.

We are proud to say that we have now featured in the guide each year since its launch in 2007.

Rob Melling, CEO, comments:

“I’m really proud to see that Curtins has been included in the Guide for another year. We take pride in being a company ran by people, for people. The development of our staff is at the heart of our business strategy and so I am continuously striving to ensure that we provide the team here with the opportunities, together with the support required, to enjoy a long and fulfilling career with us”.

The Building Good Employer Guide celebrates the top 50 employers in the construction in industry each year by taking in to account criteria such as benefits packages and training opportunities available to staff.