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 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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Sebastian Court, New Build Development

Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration company, Be First, appointed Jerram Falkus Construction to undertake the demolition of the original 1960s Sebastian Court estate buildings which had fallen into disrepair, before commencing enabling works and the construction of a 95 new high-quality affordable homes on the site. Following the demolition works, we commenced piling for the three […]

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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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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. We 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 bring the […]

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East End Thames View, Residential Construction

Our new build builders 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 of our new build builders involved the […]

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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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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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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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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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Shetland Road, Bow

We are undertaking the £5.4m design and build contract for 19 new build low energy homes at Shetland Road, Bow in East London. The works will see the construction of two, 4 storey buildings and the improvement of open spaces, play area and hard landscaping on the former garages site. The new homes will provide […]

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Seven Islands Leisure Centre, Building Refurbishment

The revitalisation of this leisure centre has undergone a £1 million building refurbishment and has now been officially opened. Pick Everard provided mechanical and electrical building services design to assist the local authority in reducing running costs and bringing back to life a dated building. The building refurbishment provides a new reception area and changing […]

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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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