Dame Esther Rantzen was at St Margaret's School in Kidderpore Gardens, Hampstead back in the autumn of 2019 to open the new science and drama building following a very efficient build by the H A Marks team with part of the new building being constructed off site before and then delivered and installed on site.
We are pleased to announce the completion of six new council homes for Wandsworth Borough Council.
An extremely difficult, logistically challenging build, H.A Marks teams worked diligently with the council to see the works through to completion.
The end result being six new homes developed to very high quality standards.
We are continuing our on-going works to transform Kings Mall Shopping Centre to provide a more vibrant and inviting retail experience; new double-height shop frontages together with various retail space refurbishments, a new food mall, the removal of an exiting concrete staircase and other improvements including refurbishments to the building’s atrium and new lift, stair and floor works.
Works are progressing rapidly to provide a new classroom block to this Independent School for Girls in North London.
HAML are using CLT as a means to provide this fast track construction option.
CLT is an environmentally sustainable, modern method of construction used to provide structural walls, roofs and floors across a wide range of applications.
Close proximity to neighbouring structures and a very restricted programme made this a particularly challenging project.
Following the successful handback of Phase three we wish the passengers through Elstree and Borehamwood station an enjoyable commute through their newly extended and improved station.
Running on time and budget, we have enjoyed working closely with our client to develop and deliver their vision to improve the overall customer experience.
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We are coming to the end of our groundbreaking Enerphit PassivHaus retrofit and refurbishment project for North Camden Housing Co-operative and are delighted to report an air tightness reading of 0.66 which borders the stringent requirements of a new build reading.
The key differential with this project being it is a retrofit to PassivHaus EnerPHit standards.
This in itself represented a major challenge when ensuring stringent detailing is adhered to in order to achieve the standard. A huge well done to the team and all involved.
Works have commenced on site to extend and improve passenger, retail and staff facilities at Elstree & Borehamwood Station. Funded by the DfT under the NSIP scheme, the passenger concourse space is to be extended as part of the works together with improvements to the staff facilities and overall passenger experience.
Works are progressing well at Loughborough Junction #ljworks with our site clearance, groundworks and piling complete. Steel frames and #wikihouse frames complete.
WikiHouse is an innovative method reinvent the way we make homes. It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.*
Our first air test has taken place on this complex passivhaus refurbishment / retrofit and we are pleased to have surpassed the standard achieving 0.4 air changes per hour.
The use of Passive House components in refurbishments of existing buildings leads to extensive improvements with reference to thermal comfort, economic efficiency, absence of structural damage and climate protection.
This result came through a very strict regime of QA and Inspection & Testing. Proactive and collaborative scheme management and problem solving are a key aspect of this project, the HAML site and Project management teams are working diligently together with the experienced Architects on Passivhaus standard Anne Thorne Architect in order to achieve the standard.
The installation of NewMass cooling system which was part of a recent project undertaken by H A Marks at Brentfield Primary School, Neasden, has been announced as the award winner in the ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCT OR INNOVATION category at the recent 2018 CIBSE building performance awards.
A project completed by H A Marks at Bury St Edmunds Railway Station has received further recognition by being featured in the latest Annual Report by the Railway Heritage Trust.
The reports notes that the appearance of the station following the works 'is much improved as a result' and acknowledges H A Marks roles as both Designer and Contractor for the project.
We are pleased to confirm that HA Marks has gained certification to the new ISO standards ISO 9001:2015 - Quality and ISO 14001:2015 - environmental, endorsing that its management systems, leadership and culture within the business are aligned to these ISO principals. As a company H A Marks continually works towards gaining relevant industry certifcations as part of ensuring our clients receive the highest professional service.
H.A. Marks is pleased to have been audited by independent supply chain risk management organisation Achilles and has been certified as a Full Qualified Supplier in Construction services. This enables our clients to have confidence in our professional approach to the overall continuity and quality of construction and construction related disciplines.
We were very pleased to have been involved in helping realise this creative community project. Even more so as it is now being recognised both in the UK and globally with a continually stream of accolades, the most recent of which includes winning in the 'Culture and Community' Category at the New London Architecture Awards as well as under the Culture category at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin!
H.A. Marks collaborative relationship with Stake ISP and London Underground continues as we are set to deliver Design and Build services as part of the Booking Hall regenerations at Liverpool St. We understand the significant relationship between the high performance of built environments and the overall customer experience.
We are progressing Designs to deliver these new homes, in Balham, which will be built on a former garage site and will be offered to local people with a housing need at around half the open market rent. We are delighted to partner up with Wandsworth Council to deliver these works on a Design and Build basis and look forward to a start on site and Breaking Ground in the coming months.
We have been pleased to again support Connecting Vibes and IRIE Dance Theatre this year! Connectingvibes* is a creative Dance company which aims to give young artists performance opportunities at early stages of their careers. IRIE! dance theatre is Britain’s leading dance theatre company working in the field of African & Caribbean dance fusion.
As a well-established and much-loved provider of community services in Islington, the Highbury Roundhouse is a charitable trust who required a new building to bring together on one site the range of services they provide to the local community. Until 2013 the Roundhouse operated from a former bottle works building on the same site, but this was condemned and demolished with the group's activities being dispersed to several centres in the borough. The new centre will once again unite all the Highbury Roundhouses’ functions in one unique, new-build, multi-purpose building.
H A Marks are pleased to be involved in the creation of new affordable homes in London working with Wandsworth Council to develop an underused area of local authoriy land.
More information about the project can be viewed by clicking here
Having been approached by a fund raiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on behalf of their friend, who is being treated at the famous hospital, we were happy to donate to a recent fund raising ball held in aid of the charity. H A Marks designed and one of our tradesmen crafted a unique and one off purpose made 'mud kitchen'. A mud kitchen is an outdoor station for young children between the ages of 1-8 years old to be creative and to promote exploratory play.
We are pleased to announce that TFL (Transport for London) have confirmed that they have awarded the contract to provide HELPDESK cover for out of hours and weekends to H A Marks Limited. The TFL commercial property portfolio stretches across London and H.A Marks will be providing 24/7 ongoing Emergency Call Out and Maintenance services via it’s Maintenance & Small Works Division.
Another project involving H A Marks has been shortlisted for an award, this time a New London Architecture Award. Arc House Lowlands Station Approach, Lowlands Road, Harrow, HA1 involved transforming a neglected parkland into a new cultural destination, featuring a new performance building with an outdoor stage and amphitheatre alongside play spaces, an orchard, new groves of trees and a terrace.
We are pleased to have been awarded a place on the London Underground SWIP framework for civils projects. Initially running for five years, There is a possibility of this extending to 8 years if works are delivered successfully. We are proud of our in house capabilities and expertise and look forward to contributing to the SWIP team in further delivering on our specialisms within the rail environment.
Congratulations to Mr Kieran Kelly MCIOB who has successfully completed his final stage in gaining the CIOB Chartered qualification. Kieran heads up our in house reactive maintenance and small works division.
H.A. Marks have been appointed as Principal Design & Build Contractor to carry out an extensive refurbishment and upgrade program at Radius Business Park, Heathrow Airport. The works will consist of re-roofing industrial units, new roadways/civil works, construction of a new restaurant and refurbishing works to business units.
H.A. Marks are very pleased to announce our appointment by Tara Arts to Design & Build their new Theatre in Earlsfield, London. The landmark theatre is a home for intimate cross-cultural shows, transforming experiences of great theatre for audiences and artists. The New Tara Theatre will triple the number of public access spaces within the building, while retaining the intimacy of the existing Tardis-like space.
Following a major review by London Underground of their contracts procurement procedure, H.A. Marks are pleased to have been selected as one of the specialist contractors within a framework of 20 specialist rail contractors to be engaged by London Underground as part of their stations modernisation project.
As quoted in the Construction Enquirer, Programme director for stations, Miles Ashley, said: "Construction supply chains have become multi-tiered and fragmented, and it could be said that the industry has lost sight of the importance of craft skills in delivering efficiently."