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 »

Site Visit

Had a very interesting site visit to Kresen Kernow, the new archive centre being built on the site of a former brewery. It will house the largest collection of Cornish manuscripts etc. in the world, together with a library and the Cornish Records Office. The uniqueness of some of the documents poses a particular problem as much… 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 »