Last night Thomas & Adamson (T&A) and Ian Springford Architects (ISA) hosted a superb drinks reception to celebrate the refurbishment and launch of The Lampery bar and restaurant, a modern space in the heart of historic London.

Guests joined us, Apex Hotels management and industry contemporaries to experience the excellent culinary delights and hospitality in exquisite surroundings.

T&A provided quantity surveying services for the project, which further bolsters our experience and reputation in the hotels, food & beverage and leisure sectors.

We’re delighted to be project managing the proposed new Meadowbank sports complex in Edinburgh.

This continues our presence in the leisure sector and is ‘hot on the heels’ of delivering ORIAM, Scotland’s national performance centre for sport.

To read more about the development, click here.

Our London QS team have recently been appointed on the new Kings Head Theatre which will be located within the £400m Islington Square development on an adjacent site just behind the pub. The proposals for the new venue include a 270-seat auditorium with an additional smaller 70-seat studio and bar.

The theatre spaces will be located four floors below ground level with a box office at ground level to direct patrons to the lower levels; the new entrance to the venue will be located feet away from the original King’s Head venue.

The King’s Head Theatre was founded (in its current venue, a public house) in 1970; and established the first pub theatre in London since Shakespeare’s day. Its current 110 seat auditorium has helped launch the careers of many leading British theatre actors, producers and directors including stars including Alan Rickman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard E. Grant, and French & Saunders. The venue offers a diverse programme of theatre and opera, with more than 800 performances in 2016, numerous prestigious award nominations and wins such as the Olivier Awards, as well as premiered stage performances such as Shock Treatment, the sequel to the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Our UAE director Zander Muego, based in Dubai, speaks with Construction Week on the subject of “renovation of existing hotel stock in the emirate”. Zander explains that Thomas & Adamson has seen new and refurbishment projects being driven by the demand that will be generated by Expo 2020. Click here to read the article in full.

Zander Muego, our UAE Director, discusses how the project management consultants ensured the facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3, was completed within time, budget and to the required perfection.
Click here to read the article in full.

T&A joined the Mayor of Lambeth and other guests to celebrate the opening of the new sports facilities at Archbishop’s Park in the London Borough of Lambeth. Acting as Project Manager, Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor, T&A were integral to the successful delivery of this project.

Part funded by Sport England, the new Sports complex comprise 3G pitches, multi-use games area, cricket nets and modernised changing facilities. The complex has also returned a portion of the surrounding land back to landscaped green area.

The facilities provide new hard and soft landscaping, including seating for participants and spectators, cycle racks, benches, as well as ornamental trees and shrubs around the pitches interweaving the facility into the park environment. This change amongst others gives the facility a prestigious feel which will enhance the sport offering across the borough.

Les Banks, Partner and UAE Director, was delighted to participate in the ‘Middle East Market Visit Essentials’ event in Glasgow earlier this week. Hosted by the very able team at Scottish Development International (SDI), this full day event was attended by representatives from over 50 companies. These included those already well established in the region (Etihad Airways), Scottish based businesses with representation in the region (Adeo Group), as well as a plethora of companies from a range of sectors who are considering the Middle East as a potential new market for their particular goods or services.

Les was discussing the ‘Benefits of Building & Developing Networks’ which flowed into the panel discussion/Q&A session with a number of fellow GlobalScots, and focussed on various aspects of conducting business in the GCC countries.

Whilst Colin Crabbe, International Senior Manager, High Growth Markets at SDI, is coordinating visits to both the UAE and Kuwait later this year (25-30 November 2017), a further pre-briefing is to take place in Glasgow on 24 October 2017. We would encourage anyone interested in attending to contact Colin directly, as these events are an invaluable means of gaining insight to doing business in the Middle East.

Pictured from left to right are:
Craig McLaren, James MacQueen, Stewart Hay, John R. McCallum, Les Banks, Richard Draycott, Colin Crabbe

Following on from a recent RIAS 2017 award, Rockvilla, National Theatre of Scotland’s HQ in Glasgow is on a winning streak in this year’s industry awards season.

It was announced today that Rockvilla is a winner of a Royal Institute of Architecture (RIBA) Award for Scotland 2017 and shortlisted for a RIBA National Award 2017 for best building of the year, which recognises buildings of significant contribution to architecture.

As part of the design team, T&A provided quantity surveying services for Rockvilla. To read more about the awards, visit the RIBA website.

Congratulations to the whole team!

We’re delighted that three of the winners of this year’s RIAS awards are projects T&A have been involved with:
• Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow: T&A provided Quantity Surveying services
• James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh: T&A provided Quantity Surveying and Project Management services
• National Theatre of Scotland HQ; Rockvilla, Glasgow: T&A provided Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent and Construction Safety services

This continues our success of delivering quality projects and a premium led service to clients.

Congratulations to all the RIAS 2017 award winners! To read more about the awards, visit the RIAS website.

We’re delighted to announce our 2017/2018 charity partner is Dreamflight. The T&A team will be undertaking various (fun!) activities throughout the year to support Dreamflight as much as possible.

‘Dreamflight is a UK charity that changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.  Established in 1987, Dreamflight believes that fun and joy are just as important as medical research and equipment – especially for children who perhaps can’t wait long enough for the breakthrough they need or whose illnesses and treatments have brought pain, distress and disruption to their lives.’

To find out more about Dreamflight, click here.