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.

Seeking commercial construction companies to help with your project? Contact us today. We are one of the established construction companies in London and South- East with extensive experience of more than 135 years in commercial construction, education, healthcare, leisure, modular construction and more.

Other Projects

Wesley House, Theological College, Cambridge

Our contractors worked on this education and heritage project including both refurbishment and new build work. Wesley House is a post-graduate theological college, housed in 1920s Grade II listed neo-Tudor buildings. Our refurbishment and new build contractors worked on; new Academic and Gatehouse block, new three storey accommodation block with 15 en-suite rooms, remodelling of […]

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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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Yotel, 100 Clerkenwell Road in London

Jerram Falkus’ contractors in London worked on this hotel construction project. The project ‘Clerkenwell Road’ comprises 212 Hotel guest rooms, front and back of house, retail shell, residential shell and work space. The hotel will be managed by the hotelier Yotel. Planning was for demolition of all existing structures onsite which was a former Petrol […]

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The Foundry, Refurbishment Project

This property refurbishment project involved the partnership with the architectural practice Cullinan Studio to refurbish half their building for a new low energy workplace and demolish the other half acquired by Jerram Developments to build 12-two bed apartments in Baldwin Terrace. The Grade II Listed former canal-side wharf building, The Foundry, is naturally cross-ventilated with […]

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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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Park Primary School, Expansion Project

Our construction firm workedon the school expansion, which was carried out in three phases. The first phase provides four new classrooms and a new main entrance. Phase 2 remodelled existing classrooms into WC accommodation and phase 3 adds a new multi-purpose hall, raised on angled stilts, creating a mini MUGA court underneath and a roof […]

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Ranelagh Primary School, Education Construction

Our building firms London-based construction team 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 […]

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Kingston House and Oman Avenue, Home Construction

Our home construction team worked on two housing schemes with Brent Housing Partnership for Brent Council which will include the construction of nine homes across two infill sites. Kingston House- £868k The project includes the demolition works to the existing garages sites followed by the design and construction of two single-storey detached bungalows (1x 3 […]

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St Benedict’s School, New Ark, School Construction

St Benedict’s is a leading independent catholic co-educational school providing education from nursery through to sixth form. Our construction firm were appointed after the success of previous school construction work for the Sixth Form and Art Design & Technology Building. This school construction project, the New Ark, will re-provide classrooms for the Junior School and […]

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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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St Christopher’s Hospice, Learning Hub

St Christopher’s Hospice provides skilled and compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement support of the highest quality, combining specialist care, research and education. Jerram Falkus was appointed to work on the construction of this educational project for the healthcare industry. The Learning Hub project for the Hospice which will provide; A flexible lecture space for up […]

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St John’s and St James, New Homes Construction

Our construction team have built new homes after being appointed to undertake the demolition of an existing church hall on Great Cambridge Road, Tottenham and the construction of a four storey block which will provide; a community facility, 18 flats, two x 3 bedroom houses, one x 4 bedroom house, in addition to a new […]

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