SMT GB – Phase One Completed

We started the works in early December, and over the last few weeks have carried out the following elements:

• Relocation and move management of existing staff
• Recycling old furniture
• Stripped out flooring, partitions and ceilings
• Electrical strip-out
• Drain down of existing air conditioning units
• Installation of new suspended ceiling, a mix of solid and glass partitions plus glass doors
• Manifestation of partitions
• Acoustic works
• Installation of brand new kitchen
• New air conditioning installed
• Electrical and data install
• Carpentry and decorations
• New flooring, carpets and vinyl
• Brand new furniture from Task Systems, Ocee Design and Atdec

This phase was completed on schedule, with staff relocated to their brand new locations over the weekend. Work on phase two started this morning and we anticipate finishing this in May.

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Our Project Management Division expands

Our Project Management Division has gone from strength to strength. We have worked closely with an architect on their design of a complex extension for a fellow of a Cambridge College. To do this, we deployed a full-time project manager, who was present throughout. He helped guide the day-to-day activities and ensured the building was completed on time.

The client was delighted with the outcome. Not only was the work completed on time but we were able to achieve the high-quality finish that the project deserved.

This project was quickly followed by work at Hills Road Sixth Form College. We worked closely with their Estates Bursar at the time, Nigel Standbridge on the College’s “summer” programme of building maintenance. This project had to be completed on time for the start of the new school year and once again we used a full-time project manager to ensure this was achieved.


Restored Yew Tree Cottage

Devasted by fire this 19th Century Grade 2 listed cottage on the Stansted Airport Estate required a major restoration project. The cottage was gutted following an accidental fire in the thatched roof. Little of the original timber-framed structure remained and it required a painstaking and sympathetic rebuilding programme, using materials that matched those in the original structure such as oak timber, thatch and lime mortar.

Using a full-time on-site project manager, we worked closely with the building control and planning officers to ensure the exacting requirements of the Grade 2 listing were fully complied with. Drawing together a team of specialist craftsmen from across East Anglia, Eric ensured the restoration work was first class in all respects.

Mr. Michael Walker of Stansted Airport Limited who attended the handover was very complimentary.

Thackray’s was recommended to us. I had not come across them before, but we have been very pleased with the quality of the restoration. Their attitude and management of Health and Safety matched that of much larger contractors that we use on the airport.

Two new major projects

Edward Thackray UK Limited is pleased to announce that its Project Management Division has secured two new building contracts. Following the successful completion of a fire restoration project for Stansted Airport Limited we have been entrusted with a new renovation of a very large property on the same Estate. Work is now underway.

Using our project managed approach this work will be led by Eric Moor and a specialist team he has assembled to carry out the work. We have also secured a second major 12-week project to restore a basement suffering from damp and ingress of water. This needs a full tanking exercise to be carried out that will seal the basement. We are delighted to secure this specialist work and to continue to see growth in our Project Management Division.

Edward Thackray said “In 2011 in response to changes in the insurance market, we launched a Project Management Division. This has led to a series of larger scale projects for the insurance claims industry and in particular support from engineers and surveyors in East Anglia. These latest projects are a testimony to the hard work of my staff and I am delighted at the progress we are making.”