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New Project at Stone Hills, Portland

Here is our new project at Stone Hills Portland.

Client : Albion Stone

We are acting as principal contractor on this one to open a portal entrance for Albion Stone’s underground mining operations.

Works comprised the excavation and contoured engineering of circa 150,000m3 of excavated materials and topsoil.

Along with associated drainage and infrastructure works to the mine entrance.

Works completed in 11 weeks on programme and on budget.

Woodmace Concrete Structures making good progress with the ‘Peter Zumthor’ designed Chivelstone House in Devon.

Woodmace Concrete Structures has been successful in securing the ‘Peter Zumthor’ designed secular retreat in Chivelstone, Devon for Living Architecture. Living Architecture specialise in supplying ‘one off’ architectural designed holiday homes by some of the most prominent architects in the World.

Woodmace Concrete Structures have been working with Peter Zumthor for the past year developing a high strength hand rammed concrete to a tight textural and colour specification. All concrete is being mixed and batched on-site due to its remote location, with the cubes reaching between 35 & 40 KN in 5 days with no additives. The mixture of hand rammed concrete for the walls and pin sharp edges for the mass poured insitu concrete roofs with 4m cantilevers approx 1m thick demonstrates a stark contrast between the two elements of the structure.

There is a very high interest with the Architectural World for this project and we understand this will be the only building that Peter Zumthor will design in the UK.

Woodmace secure first Stabilisation project

Woodmace enter Stabilisation market with purchase of John Deere 8530 & Steyr SBF24/6 Dust Free Stabiliser

Woodmace successfully complete first phase of the Lycett building Groundworks package ‘On Programme’

Woodmace purchase Komatsu 61PX GPS capable Dozer & CAT963 Tracked Loading shovel to complement its existing Plant fleet

Woodmace see “20T Tipper lorry fleet increased to 5 with the addition of a 30T tipping Trailer.

Woodmace successfully complete second project at RAF Brize Norton.

Woodmace enter the market for new apprentices to supplement its increasing direct labour force.

Woodmace structures pour 1200m3 concrete in single pour at Gatwick.

Woodmace have been entrusted with the Groundworks and 8 storey concrete frame for McCarthy & Stone.

Building Confidence

Woodmace are pleased to announce that it has successfully been awarded the Achilles Building Confidence accreditation.

In order to achieve approval for Achilles, the company had to demonstrate a high level of competence in employment of management systems, management of health and safety, and environmental and sustainability policy. There was a lengthy pre-qualification questionnaire followed by an in depth two day audit at head office, both of which were passed successfully.

Salisbury Council Offices project awarded 2nd place at the 2011 Concrete Society Awards

The prestigious Salisbury Council Offices project has added to the award received from the RIBA by also achieving runner up at the Concrete Society awards.

“The wealth of experience within the Company enabled the formwork to be designed in house, and this combined with our highly skilled directly employed shuttering carpenters and concrete finishers resulted in the high spec finish that has been recognised by the experts. This is just one of a number of projects where we have completed both the Substructure and Reinforced Concrete frame, and our Clients are seeing benefits not just in package delivery and quality, but in cost and time savings as well”

Russell Crate - Projects Manager, Woodmace Reinforced Concrete Frames Division

A good start to 2012! – four new Contracts and new additions to the Head Office support team

2012 has got off to a good start for Woodmace; as well as securing four new contracts, a number of additions have been settling in to the Head Office support team. Opportunities arose as part of the planned growth the Company has undergone over the last two years, and we are sure this will only add to the already proficient ability of the Collective at Head Office to support site operations, resulting in an overall increase in service delivery performance.

Woodmace purchase 2 new 13 tonne excavators and 6 new vans

To support our ongoing operational development Woodmace have recently invested in two new 13 tonne Excavators, and six new vans for the fleet. This further reinforces our ethos of continual improvement, and compliments our sustainable focus by reducing proportional fuel consumption and emissions via utilization of more economical plant and vehicles.