Excellence in Engineering

catch-up 2013 Edition 9

We are celebrating this quarter as Crofton is named Business of the Year 2013 by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. We had record-breaking attendance at our annual St George's Day bash, while FORGE Property Partnerships notched up its 4th event. There are a number of interesting projects taking place, including a Bikram yoga studio in Essex and a brain injury rehabilitation ward at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, while a number of projects including Howick Place in London and Cheriton Sports Ground in Folkestone have reached completion.

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Crofton hosts a range of events throughout the year to bring together colleagues from across the construction industry.


Building Controls Seminar

Thursday 20th June 2013

Newhaven Enterprise Centre, Newhaven

The next technical seminar, delivered by our resident mechanical engineering guru Barry Henson, will focus on building controls in relation to building services engineering.

 

It will be held at our East Sussex office in Newhaven, so please do join us for a continental breakfast by the coast.

To secure your place or for more information contact Katie Neal at marketing@crofton-design.com

Crofton has a number of seminars which can be delivered in-house to your colleagues. If this would be of interest, please speak with Katie Neal on 020 7403 6879.


American Pool Evening

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Clerkenwell, London

Following the success of last year's event, Crofton will be racking 'em up once again in Central London.

So if you think you're a bit of a sharp shot and want to join us for a few games, you can request an invitation by contacting Katie Neal marketing@crofton-design.com

 

We are immensely proud to be named Kent Business of the Year 2013. Associate Director Ian Marriott collected the award from Jo James, Chief Executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the company on Wednesday 13 March 2013 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

 

Meanwhile in March, we were also finalists for SME of the Year in the NCE/ACE Consultants Awards 2013. We would like to say a big thank you to all our dedicated staff and continued support of our clients for making these recognitions possible


Following the successful refurbishment of the Jack Emmerson Centre at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, Crofton has been re-appointed for the provision of building services design for the refurbishment of the Wolfson Ward, to create a 16-bed rehabilitation ward for those with brain injuries.


Howick Place, a joint venture by Terrace Hill and Doughty Hanson plc in Central London has reached completion. Crofton worked with strategic outsourcing firm Mitie, to ensure the new mixed-use building was developed to maximise carbon reduction, by incorporating a raft of sustainable technologies (picture courtesy Terrace Hill & Doughty Hanson plc).


Further projects undertaken at Imperial College London include three multi-function laboratories and two ISO Class 6 clean rooms, situated in the historic Royal School of Mines.


It’s been getting steamy at Crofton as we have been appointed to provide building services design for a new state-of-the-art studio Bikram Yoga Studio in Loughton, Essex. 

 


Events round-up

As a sponsor of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry stand, Crofton once again attended MIPIM; the international property event held in Cannes, France from 12-15 March 2013. Our ‘Breakfast on the Beach’ with guest speaker Mike Kiely, Director of Planning for London Borough of Croydon was attended by over 100 guests.

Shaun Barkshire and Nathan Williams attended the official opening of Three Hill Sports Park (formerly Cheriton Sports Ground) in Folkestone in March. The project, part-funded by the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust, will provide county-level cricket and hockey facilities.

Crofton's annual St George's Day celebration was our best turn-out to date, with over 115 guests joining us at the City of London Marketing Suite. You can see who attended by visiting our website

'Connecting, Creating, Constructing: Is London Innovating?' was the theme of the 4th Annual FORGE Property Partnerships event. Co-hosted by Crofton, panellists this year included Sir Robin Wales (Mayor of the London Borough of Newham), Antony Oliver (Editor, NCE), Miles Ashley (Crossrail) and Matt Beasley (Lend Lease). A full write up of the event can be found on the FORGE website

staff news

client focus

We welcome Konrad Kislowski , who has joined the Kent office as Mechanical Engineer, while Mark Legg joins us in the newly-created role of Business Development Manager.

Congratulations to mechanical engineer Brian Simpson, on achieving Chartered Engineer status

Team Crofton rides again in September for the Royal British Legion’s Pedal to Paris fundraiser – cycling 440km from Greenwich, London to Paris. If you are interested in sponsoring the team as they take up the challenge for this worthy cause, contact Margaret Cwikla margaretcwikla@Crofton-design.com

 

Crofton is expanding and is currently recruiting for a number of new positions for Senior, Intermediate and Apprentice engineers across all offices.

For more details and how to apply, visit www.crofton-design.com/vacancies

 

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Ecclesbourne Primary School, London Borough of Croydon

Situated in Thornton Heath, on the outskirts of Croydon, Ecclesbourne Primary school educates children from 4-11 years old.

Crofton was appointed to provide M&E engineering design services as part of a total refurbishment of the school. As the school needed to remain operational throughout, the works were staged in 9 phases over the course of 12 months.

The first task was to upgrade the electricity supply, as it was at capacity and needed to be able to support the programme of phased works. Undertaken two classrooms at a time, a systematic replacement of all original electrical distributors happened.

New ‘smart’ lighting controls were installed; designed to be highly energy efficient, they have the added benefit of sensing the levels of occupancy and amount of daylight, to self-regulate the levels of lighting they produce. Mechanically, two new plant rooms were created; one for each side of the school. One existing boiler was refurbished, while the other was stripped out and replaced with a new high efficiency boiler to drastically cut energy consumption.

Crofton also provided thermal modelling services and advice on U-Values for the roof and facade to the architect during the initial design stages.

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