Japanese TV

Breakfast television with a difference. We were invited to a breakfast meeting in the City, which was being filmed by a film crew from Japan Television. They interviewed representatives from various sectors of industry. They were most polite and not at all aggressive with their questioning, which sought to gain an understanding of our attitude… Read more »

London Build

Attended London Build as a guest. Interesting mix of exhibitors but only two building companies. In particular it was noteworthy the number of companies specialising in fire prevention and suppression. Obviously due in part to the aftermath of Grenville Tower. As well as the manufacturers, a number of the briefings centred on the subject and… Read more »

Dame J Hackitt’s Report Presentation

We had the good fortune to attend a review of the Hackitt Report on 25 July at the offices of Kattens. It was exceptionally interesting and well presented by Geoff Wilkinson of Wilkinson Construction Consultants and Kattens’ Matthew Needham-Laing. It highlighted the many perceived failures of the construction industry as viewed by Dame Hackitt. Her… Read more »

New contracts continue to grow

Away from our usual major projects involvement our residential, refurbishment and insurance related accident rebuild supervision, contracts continue to grow. As well as the continuing work in the Lipson area of Plymouth we have recently added a small but very different contract in Cornwall. In a magnificent house, circa 1870, a large chunk of ceiling… Read more »

HS1 Award

Although not part of the winning team for the acquisition of the high speed Tunnel/St. Pancras link, being involved in one of the  bids means we have worked in one role or another for the complete routes from Calais to Crewe, on land, under the Channel and through London. Infrastructure guys now looking forward to… Read more »