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Lionheart Community Fire Station


Lionheart Community Fire Station - £5.3m

The state-of-the-art fire station and expanded council depot were constructed on the outskirts of Alnwick. The new fire station replaces the outdated station on South Road with an improved, cost efficient and purpose-built facility.

The land adjacent the Lionheart Depot in Alnwick provided the ideal location for a new station.

The benefits of the new station include improved community services, service delivery and modern facilities. Following a simplistic design, the station combines three different blocks which includes housing accommodation, appliance bays, office, gym, command centre and reception.

The training tower is 3 three storeys in height and provides a modern and up to date training facility which can simulate a number of different situations. The existing car parking provision was refurbished, providing 126 parking spaces for staff and visitors.

The existing council storage and workshops on the site were retained and modified and a new storage area created. The mezzanine level was removed to allow the facility to be reconfigured as a vehicle workshop and MOT area and the first floor refurbished to provide modern office space.

In addition, a new hardstanding area for Council Vehicles with refuelling facilities and storage were also constructed.

Bowburn Primary School


Bowburn Primary School - £7.4m

On behalf of Durham County Council, Esh Build has been appointed to construct a new primary school on the site of the existing Bowburn Junior School.

The modern, two-storey building is designed to maximise light and volume within its classroom facilities and will include external learning spaces, outdoor play equipment, car parking and drop off/pick up zones.

The existing junior school will remain fully operational whilst the new building is under construction, with demolition taking place once the building is fully vacated.

The first-class learning facility is required due to a shortfall in pupil spaces in the area and comprises of a 540-place primary school and 70-place nursery.

Benfield Ford Showroom


Benfield Ford Showroom - £2.8m

The project involved the construction of a new access road, state-of-the-art showroom, workshop and site forecourt which houses over 80 cars.

Initial works provided a temporary showroom, valet bays, sales area and 10-bay workshop to enable trading to continue whilst the permanent showroom was constructed.

Horbury St. Peter’s School


Horbury St. Peter’s School - £1.1m

A two-storey extension was constructed to include 4 new classrooms, a larger learning resource area, toilet block and store room.

The additional classrooms were required to meet demand for primary school additional places in the area.

The scheme included; whole building decorating, creation of new roof lights and installation of fire alarms and intruder alarms.

Steenberg’s Yard


Steenberg’s Yard - £8.4m

Steenberg’s Yard is a development of 28 two and three-bedroom apartments which will be situated above 4 commercial units.

Located in the lower part of Ouseburn Valley, the housing is aimed at people who want to live within a creative community.

The Ouseburn Valley has gained a reputation over the last 30 years for being home to artists, makers and creative businesses, transforming a derelict post-industrial landscape into a vibrant cultured location in the city.

The apartments will benefit from outdoor terraces and views across the Ouseburn River.

The Northern School of Art


The Northern School of Art - £6.7m

The college building was constructed in the centre of Hartlepool, providing purpose-built teaching accommodation to replace the Church Square campus which was initially built during the 1960s.

The three-storey building houses a bespoke workshop and studio facilities, whilst a 600msq building was also constructed which houses a lecture theatre, café and studio space.

The existing office building was retained and refurbished, and a link corridor created to the new building. The site included new car parking facility with 104 spaces, as well as outside seating an Amphitheatre.

STEM Skills Centre


STEM Skills Centre - £7.2m

The project comprised the construction of a three-storey, steel-framed STEM Skills Centre, a Multi-Use Games Area and Heartspace landscaping area. External works included a logistics yard, service access road and hard and soft landscaping.

The site of the STEM Skills Centre is located on the reclaimed Middlehaven Dock. The project was completed in three phases. Phase 1 was the construction of the floodlit Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and all associated equipment, external works and drainage.

Phase 2 involved the design and construction of the externals and the Heartspace landscaping area between the STEM Skills Centre and the existing college.

The Heartspace is designed to be a college green with outdoor seating, amphitheatre seating, exercise trail with outdoor gym equipment, footpaths, external lighting and soft landscaping.

Due to the lands low ecological value, we planted native species to increase the diversity of vegetation to the benefit of animals and nesting birds.

Phase 3 saw the construction of the STEM Skills Centre. The building combines classroom space with workshop, production and manufacturing areas, ICT Suites, cafe and break out areas.

The benches to the front of the College represent the different bridges around the country and an art representing the planets was also installed.

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.

North Moor House


North Moor House - £5.7m

North Moor House is located North of the market town, Northallerton.

The development will see the creation of a new central Community Mental Health Team base, which will provide both staff accommodation and clinical facilities for specialist community mental health services.

The hub will be accessed via the construction of a new road which directly junctions the Northallerton Link Road.

With a three, two and one step down design, the building aims for a contemporary 21st century interpretation and has been developed through consultation with service users, carers and clinical staff to become a ‘landmark building’.

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.

Winchester Avenue


Winchester Avenue - £7.1m

Winchester Avenue is a development of 60 extra care apartments, complete with communal facilities and secure landscaped grounds. The accommodation allows residents to live independently with easy access to social activities and care support.

Designed in line with the University of Stirling’s Design Criteria for Dementia Care, the apartments provide accessible, open plan, adaptable living areas with domestic feeling kitchens and wet rooms.

To encourage community interaction and reduce isolation, the ground floor includes a communal lounge and dining area, occupational therapy space, hairdressing salon, mobility buggy store and areas for staff and carers.

National Conservation Centre


National Conservation Centre - £5.5m

The scheme transformed the derelict Engine Shed into a world leading education centre for building conservation.

The building contains a learning and visitor centre, along with a purpose-built 3D theatre.

Whilst retaining much of its original fabric and character, the existing building was extended to the East and the West with modern timber frame extensions.

The East extension provides office space, design studios and laboratories. The West extension includes a reception area, entrance and further teaching and seminar spaces.

To preserve the centre's heritage, the original windows were removed, refurbished and re-installed. The original roof was stripped back, cleaned and the slate dressed for re-instatement.

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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