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

The Pump House, Walthamstow, Residential Construction

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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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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Low Energy and Passivhaus Construction Brochure

OUR  EXPERTISE Jerram Falkus Construction’s low energy and Passivhaus experience has broadened over the years and we are seeing an ever increasing demand from our clients for properties to be designed and constructed with zero carbon targets in mind. FIND OUR MORE –  Low energy and passivhaus construction brochure Find out more about our experience […]

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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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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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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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Respite Care Haydock Avenue, Healthcare Construction

Our construction company is delighted to have worked on this healthcare project where we completed a 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. […]

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New Grandview, Oakwood Adult Autism Unit

As a residential construction company we worked on a great medical project. The New Grandview Oakwood Adult Autism Unit provides long term specialist residential accommodation to adults with autistic spectrum disorder, who require 24-hour support. The building features three self-contained apartments, for those who can live more independently, as well as en-suite bedrooms, communal areas, […]

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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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University for Creative Arts, Education Construction

The design and construction of a new Film and Media education Centre at the University for Creative Arts campus in Farnham. Our construction team worked on this new education 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 […]

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The Palms Retail Space London, New Build Development

Our new-build developers worked on The Palms retail space, one of the new build developments, in the heart of Peckham, providing hairstyling and beauty services. As part of on-going redevelopment of the Peckham Rye Station area, Southwark Council relocated the many hair and beauty businesses originally based in Bleinheim Grove area to new build  purpose-designed […]

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EKO Pathways School, Education Construction

Our London building contractors worked on education construction project – Eleanor Smith School.  Eleanor Smith School (EKO pathways) is a special educational needs school based across two sites in the London Borough of Newham. Our new-build developers worked on a new build site that provides the School with a brand-new facility constructed on a brownfield […]

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