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CIS Building


CIS Building - £5.8m

Crowned as Newcastle's Best New Building at the Lord Mayor's Design Awards, Esh Build delivered the state-of-the-art Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Building providing a new world leading research and teaching facility.

The design of the building offers open plan teaching environments and a flexible floor plan, with the innovative layout proving highly successful with staff, students and campus services.

Following the demolition of existing teaching facility, Rutherford Hall, CIS Building forms an extension to the existing Ellison Building Block B.

With extensive use of innovative high thermal efficiency, glare reducing glazing and perforated punch hold panelled external screen, the building maximises natural light whilst reducing solar glare and maintaining visibility.

The floor plans have been designed to allow maximum flexibility and adaptability of lab and seminar spaces, including moveable acoustic walls to allow different configurations for changing cohort sizes.

The adjoining Ellison Building was refurbished to provide a new internal layout comprising offices, meeting rooms and study spaces and a new glazed link and bridge constructed through the existing gable wall.

The building was fully decorated, fitted with new lighting and floor coverings that replicate the look of the CIS Building. Externally the area was landscaped to match the existing surroundings.

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.

Leeds College of Music


Leeds College of Music - £1m

An eye-catching extension was constructed to the roof of the Leeds College of Music Building.

The extension provides the existing concert venue with breakout space, a new lounge bar, dedicated catering areas and state-of-the-art technical equipment.

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.

Algernon Firth Building


Algernon Firth Building - £3.2m

The Grade II listed former Institute of Pathology was converted to create 84 student bedrooms with communal living spaces and 28 self-contained studios with mezzanine decks.

The conversion also included the creation of a gym, laundry facility and private garden. The site is perfectly located within Leeds city centre and within close proximity to the campus, making it a desirable location for students.

The interior was transformed into modern apartments packed full of character.

The apartments have been designed to provide a stylish place to live and include contemporary communal kitchens, en-suite shower rooms and study areas.

The interior design finishes were carefully considered to compliment the original features of the building.

General repair works and cleaning were undertaken to the exterior to enhance the architectural design.

The terrazzo in the lobby and staircase was carefully cleaned and restored and the external herringbone patterned brickwork cleaned and restored across the building.

The building was originally constructed in 1933 following a large donation from Sir Algernon Firth whom the building was also named after.

The building closed in 2009 following the Institute of Pathology moving into new accommodation. The building remained empty until 2012 when works began to convert the building into luxury student apartments.

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.

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.

Willow Fields School


Willow Fields School - £4.1m

Willow Fields School is the development of a new single-storey school building on the site of an existing school. Works include associated car parking, hard and soft landscaping.

Poplars Farm School


Poplars Farm School - £2m

A two-storey extension was constructed to provide 4 additional classrooms, toilets and break out space to the existing Poplars Farm Primary School.

Completed across 5 phases, the works also included a new playground area and new car park.

The Priory Centre


The Priory Centre - £1.2m

A new classroom block comprising of 4 new classrooms and a standalone workshop block were constructed to increase capacity and improve facilities for pupils.

The Priory Centre provides education for students who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school.

STEM Building


STEM Building - £1.6m

A new two-storey STEM building was constructed within the Northumberland College Campus.

The building accommodates a large workshop, flexible open plan teaching facilities, offices, entrance area, toilets and a lift.

Orion Building


Orion Building - £2.3m

The scheme comprised the construction of a three-storey extension and internal refurbishment works to the Orion Building, part of Teesside University's School of Science and Technology.

The project included the construction of a soundproof room and all associated external works.

Ravenscliffe High School


Ravenscliffe High School - £2.8m

Based on the site of Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College, the project comprised the construction of a U-shaped, two-storey sixth form facility for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

External works included all associated hard and soft landscaping.

Ellington and Ashington School Extensions


Ellington and Ashington School Extensions - £4.9m

The project comprised the design and construction of new build extensions to both Ashington High School and Ellington First School in order to provide additional teaching and learning facilities.

Sutherland Building


Sutherland Building - £4.9m

An extension was constructed within the service courtyard of the Grade II listed Sutherland Building to provide studio space, a student hub and academic offices.

The extension utilises a contemporary blend of materials that complement the design of the Sutherland Building.

Refurbishment works were undertaken within the existing building including; new lighting, flooring and decoration.

Northshore Innovation Centre


Northshore Innovation Centre - £5.3m

The project comprised the construction of a three-storey 36,000ft2 Innovation Centre. The building includes individual cellular areas, meeting rooms, offices, conference suites and reception area.

Works were undertaken externally to create a new roundabout, access road and associated car park.

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