Projects

52 Whitmore Road (mixed use CLT)

As one of London’s commercial construction companies we worked on the 52 Whitmore Road project, a 6 storey mixed use development on the south bank of the Regent’s Canal in Hackney. The site, which formerly housed a warehouse, comprises of offices funded by the Shoreditch Trust, a double-height photographer’s studio and three duplex flats with roof terraces. The Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure was completed in five weeks.

The CLT structure, which sits on a lower concrete ground floor, is arranged to minimise lateral spans and maximise the multilateral strength of the material. For the studio, the party walls above the space act as deep beams and the north and south facades as giant trusses, making a vast, 9m x 23m column-free space achievable in the centre of the building. The building was clad in sweet chestnut, a local, light durable hardwood.

Commercial construction companies have found that cross-laminated timber is a truly sustainable modern method of construction offering;

  • Cost savings – speed of construction reduces overall programme length which reduces contractors prelims and reduction in overall cost of construction.
  • Time savings – speed of construction provides time savings on programme, an all-dry approach to external enveloping and internal finishes can be adopted, further accelerating on-site construction by eliminating wet trades.
  • Design Flexibility – structural (bi-axial) performance allows design flexibility and architectural freedom.
  • Precision – panels are manufactured, designed and processed using CAD/CAM technology and state-of-the-art CNC panel cutting machines.
  • Structural capabilities – structural capabilities are akin to concrete in material strength, the cross lamination process results in dimensionally stable panels and high in-plan stiffness providing significant robustness.
  • The CLT structure can be left exposed as a highly aesthetic internal finish.

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Other Projects

Hounslow Town Primary School, New Build Project

As a new build construction company, Hounslow Town Primary was one of our most prestigious education projects, the £20m new build school project has provided a new five-form entry primary school just off the High Street in Hounslow, within site of wider housing development. Our reinforced concrete framed, brick clad school building is part two […]

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Residential Construction, The Pump House, Walthamstow

The residential construction project consisted of the design and build of 21 new social housing units comprising 11 flats over two three-storey blocks, and 10 houses in two terraces. Tenure mix was 12 units affordable rent (including two wheelchair accessible units) and 9 units shared ownership.   All foundations were piled due to poor quality […]

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Modular Construction Brochure

OUR Modular EXPERTISE Jerram Falkus’ modular and off site construction experience has broadened over the years and we are seeing an increase in demand to find new construction solutions. We have found modular construction to be a huge benefit to our public sector clients who are looking for less disruption, less waste and have education […]

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Education Construction, University for Creative Arts

The design and construction of a new Film and Media education Centre at the University for Creative Arts campus in Farnham. Our new-build builders worked on this new building which has provided specialist facilities for film and media students. The two-storey development is designed to house the technology and specialist equipment needed to prepare today’s […]

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Hintze Hall Refurbishment, Natural History Museum

Our London refurbishment contractors worked on one of our most prestigious projects. The Natural History Museum’s ‘Hintze Hall’ project included the refurbishment and restoration of the Grade I listed central space, creating additional gallery spaces at ground, first and second floor levels. The works comprised a replacement of roof lights and conservation of the building’s […]

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Geffrye Place, Hoxton

The Jerram Development’s project is situated Cremer Street adjacent to the Museum of the home in Hoxton in the London Borough of Hackney. The scheme comprised both the refurbishment of the former Marquis of Lansdown public house and a new four storey building adjacent. The existing public house listed building has been stabilised, retained and […]

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Ranelagh Primary School

We have completed a new build two storey 600m2 extension and internal refurbishment works to the existing Victorian building at Ranelagh Primary School in Newham including; ground resurfacing and the repointing (brickwork). The new build extension provides a much needed new entrance and additional space for a nursery and staff resource areas, plus new studio […]

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Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Our company worked on the building construction project for Macmillan Cancer. The project comprised a complex part two/part three storey structure built in to the slope of Bristol Gate at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The retaining walls and lower ground floor slab are constructed in reinforced cast- insitu waterproof concrete, with a partial reinforced […]

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Respite Care Haydock Avenue

We are delighted to have completed this specially-designed respite facility for Ealing Council.The works included the construction of a new respite facility on the grounds of a former garages site in Haydock Avenue. The site was particularly restricted to operate within and access with deliveries. Works consisted of the demolition of former garages and construction […]

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East End Thames View Residential Construction Project

As new build builders, we worked on the redevelopment of the eastern end of the Thames View Estate in Barking, providing 276 high quality affordable homes. The development was achieved without grant-funding or cross-subsidy and made possible via a private investment model designed to enable social regeneration. The works involved the construction of five apartment […]

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Latymer Upper School Sports Facility

Our local building contractors worked on the construction of a new three-storey sports centre extension to the existing facility which provided a new 25 metre 6 lane swimming pool with automated moving floor, dance and fitness studios, wet and dry changing facilities, WC’s, stores and offices. Piled foundations and waterproof reinforced concrete basement and swimming […]

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Our London construction contractors worked on the construction of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School. The site is situated off Butterfly Lane, Elstree within the bounds of the School. The site posed logistical challenges due to its woodland location nearly 1 kilometre from the  school entrance, across school playing fields and unmade tracks. It was also extremely close […]

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