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Gypsey Race Park Areas 1 & 2


Gypsey Race Park Areas 1 & 2 - £1.6m

Situated along the Gypsey Race River Corridor, Areas 1 and 2 of the new Gypsey Race Park were created on brownfield land sandwiched between Hilderthorpe Road and Hilderthorpe Coach Park.

The scheme included; construction of a cantilever viewing platform, gravel and paved walkways, installation of seating areas and re-profiling of the river channel.

The land to build the park was generated by the construction of a 4m high reinforced earth wall along the banks of the Gypsey Race which required over-pumping of the river to allow it to be constructed safely.

Landscaping works were undertaken to create a green corridor along the Gypsey Race which provides walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitat for wildlife.

A gravel bed was installed to make the river more suitable for aquatic species in the hope of improving habitat and spawning for fish.

A dedicated seating area has been created and the old mill stone has been laid as a reminder of previous industrial heritage.
The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered across 5 phases.

Enslin Street


Enslin Street - £1.9m

Constructed on the site of a demolished church, Enslin Street is a development of 15 two and three-bedroom apartments for adults with autism and learning disabilities.

The three-storey building provides modern, stylish and independent affordable living for residents, with the option of support staff who are on site 24 hours a day.

Key features for residents include a ground floor communal room with direct access to landscaped gardens and a multi-purpose activity room connected to a sheltered roof terrace.

The building is positioned towards the quietest end of the site to minimise noise levels from the road.

Greenview Mount


Greenview Mount - £4.6m

Greenview Mount is a collection of 45 two, three and four-bedroom affordable homes located in Gipton.

The properties provide a mix of shared ownership and rent-to-buy properties as part of the Homes England’s Shared Ownership Affordable Homes Programme.

Hill End Road


Hill End Road - £3.1m

The scheme provided a mix of 14 two-bedroom homes and 11 three-bedroom homes, each property including off-street parking and gardens.

A 5.5m wide road was constructed into the estate with services located underneath the road surface and within the paths.

Babworth Crematorium


Babworth Crematorium - £2.7m

The new crematorium at Babworth offers state of the art facilities within landscaped gardens. The building has been designed to reflect the local character and to blend in with its rural surroundings.

The single-storey building consists of a 98-seat chapel, a waiting room, public toilets including accessible toilet, administrative offices, staff welfare facilities and crematory.

To the front of the building is a car park for 76 cars while to the rear is a small service yard and staff parking. Upon leaving the crematorium, footpaths lead to a floral tribute canopy and landscaped gardens which include a scattering lawn and a memorial area.

International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP)


International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) - £8.4m

The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a joint venture between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. Esh Civils has been appointed to deliver IAMP One comprising the installation of infrastructure required to support the first phase of the IAMP development.

The IAMP development covers a total area of 61 hectares and will provide a bespoke environment for the automotive supply chain and related advanced manufacturers.

We will construct a 1500m highway along with the installation of pathways, kerbs, traffic signals and associated telecoms, gas, electric, cold water and broadband services. Additional works include; site clearance, earthworks, stormwater drainage, storm manholes and diversion of existing services.

Scarborough Indoor Market


Scarborough Indoor Market - £2.2m

Refurbishment works were undertaken to the 1830's Grade II listed market hall to encourage new businesses and visitors into the market.

The externals of the building were repaired and cleaned while inside a new mezzanine level was installed to create additional trading spaces. Given the considerable slope around the site, a new access ramp to the building was created to improve accessibility.

The new mezzanine level provides an additional 14 units of mixed sizes for businesses to trade, whilst maintaining the sense of space and light within the building.

Refurbishment of the ground floor provides 19 semi-permanent island stalls and temporary stalls which can be moved to provide alternative layouts.

The existing listed staircases were retained and restored, while two new staircases were constructed and a new lift installed. A lift and staircase previously installed in the 90's were removed and replaced with retail space.

The design reflects a contemporary Victorian/thirties design and retains as many of the original features as possible such as the balustrade, flooring and large arched windows. Adaptation works were completed to the original balustrade to ensure it meets health and safety requirements.

The works were completed in phases to enable the market hall to remain fully operational throughout.

Wharton Park


Wharton Park - £2.6m

The scheme comprised the significant restoration of Wharton Park. Works included the creation of a new heritage centre and café, new play and fitness areas and restoration works to the Amphitheatre, battlements, Albert the Good statue, Way Sculpture and miniature car track.

The new heritage centre provides new toilet and baby change facilities, a café with indoor and outdoor seating, an education space for visiting groups and a park manager's office.

Two new play areas were installed to cater for toddler, junior and older children's play.
Structural stabilisation, rebuilding and re-pointing works were completed to the Grade II listed battery, battlement walls, turret and site wide retaining walls.

Improvements were completed to the existing amphitheatre which included new seating, railings, steps and electricity supply. This provides a venue for live performances including those linked to the Miners Gala, Durham University, local schools and theatre groups.

Works were undertaken to widen the access to the park, including a new footpath and installation of an entrance feature. Footpath improvements were completed across the park and consisted of new kerbs, edgings and tarmac finish.

A new substation, car parking and road widening completed the external services. Street furniture, signage and lighting were also improved.

Victoria Building


Victoria Building - £1.7m

Work is currently ongoing to refurbish the Grade II listed building. Formerly used as a school when constructed in 1892, major internal refurbishment works have been commissioned to restore the buildings heritage features and create an industrial looking open-plan office space.

Full internal refurbishment will be completed, including; removing the suspended ceilings, lighting installation, replacement of the ground floor, restoration of the original windows and upper level flooring, and general internal upgrades.

Specialist roof repairs will be undertaken in accordance with the buildings listed status.

Fire and Rescue Station


Fire and Rescue Station - £3.1m

The project comprised the construction of a new Community Fire Station and Fire Training House. The fire station provides a range of operational, administrative and training accommodation including a 4-bay appliance unit.

Gedling Crematorium


Gedling Crematorium - £1.9m

The state-of-the-art crematorium is located on a 4.6-hectare site in a quiet and natural setting. Built to reflect the surrounding countryside, the design utilises wood and natural materials.

Internally, the ceiling height increase to give a greater sense of light and space.

The one-level building accommodates the chapel, entrance lobby, vestry, waiting area and working areas.

Externally, floral tribute areas and memorial gardens were created to provide a reflection space following the service.

An onsite car park provides 86 spaces and operates a one-way circulatory system, with a second route for the funeral cortege which has direct access to the front of the building.

Raby Gardens


Raby Gardens - £6.3m

The Raby Gardens development comprised the demolition of existing properties and the construction of 64 new properties, together with associated site works and services.

The project was completed over two phases, with the initial phase allowing for the construction of 49 properties with the remaining properties being built within the second phase.

The development offers a range of properties built using traditional construction methods.

Each of the properties have outdoor space to the front and rear and those which face onto the main road include rail-enclosed front gardens, elsewhere within development the front gardens remain open.

Newcastle Airport Terminal Extension


Newcastle Airport Terminal Extension - £2.9m

An extension to the airport passenger terminal was completed in two phases. One of the leading regional airports, Newcastle International Airport Limited identified a need to increase capacity within the UK Border Force immigration area and departure gates as part of the future development plan.

Phase 1 comprised the extension of the UK Border Force immigration hall and the remodelling of the customer queuing approach on Level 1.

Phase 2 involved the extension of the Gate 31 lounge on Level 0, providing an additional 110m2 of floor space. The development also included the relocation of offices, meeting rooms and interview accommodation.

Diagnostic and Treatment Centre


Diagnostic and Treatment Centre - £5.6m

The two-storey, diagnostic and treatment centre provides purpose built, modern, high quality premises specifically designed to cater for community renal dialysis and day surgery.

The facility is a first of its kind in the area with such specialist equipment under one roof which improves patient accessibility to facilities and helps alleviate pressures upon existing facilities.

The centre is located at Belmont and serves patients from the North Eastern areas of Durham and beyond. The location was chosen due to its proximity to the A1, making it easy to locate and access.

The treatment centre provides consultant and treatment rooms, as well as a large reception and waiting area which provides more space and comfort for patients.

The building maximises the use of natural light with the internals providing space for both staff and patients.

The facility is split so that dialysis and theatre accommodation are located on the first floor and the consulting, treatments, diagnostics and staff accommodation are located on the ground floor.

The floor layouts ensure future flexibility and the option of future change of use if required. Room sizes have been standardized and soundproofed to ensure that rooms are private, flexible and can be used for a variety of purposes.

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