Congratulations to Niall Smith MRICS  on successfully passing his APC. Niall is a key member of our M&E team and instrumental in the success of many major projects.

He joined Thomas & Adamson in September 2016, following completion of his masters. Niall is actively involved in all aspects of a project, he also mentors and supports colleagues to be the best they can be.

Congratulations to Bennett Associates on their award win at Digital RICS  Social Impact Awards, for their Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre project.

Thomas & Adamson are honoured to have been part of the team and delighted to see this project receiving the recognition it deserves. Well done.

As construction sites across the country start to plan ahead for reopening when allowed, we are proud to assist The Clydeside Distillery who are producing hand sanitiser, by connecting them with contractors looking for this vital product.

If anyone is interested then please get in touch with our very own Graham Findlay who can help facilitate this. It’s been three years since we Project Managed the construction of the Distillery, and we certainly didn’t think we would be helping them in this way three years down the line!

Graham Kelly from Thomas Johnstone Ltd  has already been in touch and we have connected them with the Distillery. Drop us a note and we can help put you in touch too: graham.findlay@thomasandadamson.com

It’s very much BAU in our London office, and we’ve just completed post tender interviews via Zoom for an exceptional project and former picture house, Rex Cinema. The project involves the demolition of the original 1913 cinema (rebuilt with an art deco façade by cinema architect George Coles in 1938), and the construction of a new 3 storey basement structure which will house a restaurant, cinematic/function space and accommodation with a further 5 storeys above ground providing a total of 394 beds. The façade will be reconstructed to resemble the existing Art Deco façade giving the building a unique and iconic frontage to Bethnal Green Road.

As QS for the project, we were due to carry out post tender interviews end-March, and thanks to technology we have been able to keep this project very much on track. Three post-tender interviews have recently been carried out via Zoom, which worked really well and allowed the contractor to present to the client team and for the client team to still raise queries and bring up drawings for any salient points.

Demolition is scheduled for 4th May with the main contract works commencing in August – watch this space and we’ll share more detail and photography when it all begins.

Alastair Wallace talked to Building Magazine on the importance of keeping in touch with staff during these uncertain times and how Thomas & Adamson has responded to Covid19.  Click below to read the article in full:

Building Magazine April 2020

It’s definitely not business as usual …. however, we are delighted to be identified as a ‘critical supplier’ for our client Leonardo MW Ltd, as we continue to work throughout the UK on their Ministry of Defence equipment & support programmes. This includes their helicopter site in Yeovil and electronics site at Crewe Toll, through our national framework agreement.

 

 

 

The impact on properties following repeated storms and freezing temperatures can have disastrous consequences for owners, landlords and tenants. This is a particular issue in Scotland with over 467,000 properties constructed before 1919. New legislation is currently being explored by The Scottish Parliament.  Greig Fenton Associate Director at Thomas & Adamson talked to The Herald about this issue and cost of neglected properties.

 

https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/18293454.agenda-post-freeze-heat-owners-historic-buildings/

Perth Creative Exchange by Wasps Artists Studios has officially opened. The transformation of St John’s Primary into a creative hub, has brought the building back to life with a vibrant innovative and multi-purpose space. Thomas & Adamson appointed by Hub East Central Scotlandprovided principal designer services during the design and construction phase are delighted to have been part of this incredible journey.

 

https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/8607/Perth_Creative_Exchange_welcomes_artists_and_makers.html