Shop ’till you drop!

There is a new Waitrose store on the horizon. Wilson Hutton Associates are pleased to have been entrusted with preparation of the Bills of Quantities for enabling, highway and building works for a new Waitrose Store at Chipping Sodbury.

Dubious weather, but the summer was good!

In many respects the summer was a washout! Fortunately we had little time to notice due to our appointment to carryout measurement and bill preparation for several projects, including:-

  • New student accommodation in Southampton
  • Refurbishment of existing halls of residence in Bournemouth
  • Bryngwyn Livestock Market, Raglan, Monmouthshire
  • New flight simulator building RAF Brize Norton
  • Extension and associated re-modelling works at HMP Winchester
  • Waitrose food store and associated highway works, Barnhill Quarry, Chipping Sodbury
  • Learning & Resource Centre extension, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
  • Demolitions, extensions and re-modelling works, Cardiff High School, Cardiff
  • Residential development Cardiff Pointe, Cardiff
  • New Performing Arts Centre, Plymouth University
  • Redevelopment of Abbey Wood Retail Park, Filton, Bristol inclusing new Asda store and community facilities

We are striving to “buck the trend” and retain a full order book – if you would like to know more then please do not hesitate to contact Roger Hutton on 01202 840078 or click on the quick quote link

Well versed in the Performing Arts?

Plymouth University are progressing with their plans to build a new Performing Arts Centre on their existing campus located in the centre of Plymouth. WHA have completed tender stage bills of quantities for the design and construction of a new Performing Arts Centre, the scheme has a ground floor and three upper floors with a total approximate gross internal floor area of 1494 square metres. The building comprises of performance hall, two rehearsal spaces, back and front of house spaces and office and administration spaces. Also included are associated drainage, external services and external works.

New Asda store planned for Filton, Bristol

We are pleased to have been entrusted with measurement and bill preparation for tender purposes in respect of a major redevelopment of the existing Abbey Wood Retail Park at Filton, Bristol. This scheme is for the design and construction of all works comprising the demolition of two existing retail units totalling approximately 100,000 ft². The construction of an Asda Supermarket shell totalling approximately 45,000 ft2 together with 2 adjacent retail shell units of approximately 10,000 ft² each; retail shell unit totalling approximately 8,000ft²; retail shell unit including first floor leisure area and management suite totalling approximately 14,000 ft²; improvements to the front elevations of the Northern Terrace retail units including a new canopy structure. External works to include car park, new incoming services, service yard and landscaping etc.

Education in Wales to get a further boost

As part of their ongoing improvement programme Cardiff County Council are to undertake extensive remodelling works to Cardiff High School. Wilson Hutton Associates have recently completed bills of quantities for the scheme comprising demolition of an existing single storey block at the front of the building and replacing this area with a new large double storey extension, a new lift to serve all floors, general adaptations and refurbishment. External works include part demolition of an existing LV(ACB) Switchroom and building a new Switchroom, new car park and small all weather games court areas. The proposed extension comprises of new Main Entrance, Reception and Waiting areas, Admin, Music, Drama and Art Classrooms, Junior Hall, lift and associated storage and toilet facilities.

Students to get facelift

Whilst some of us “oldies” still think of it as a modern building Cranborne House student accommodation block in Bournemouth is looking a little tired! Not for much longer though, Wilson Hutton Associates are currently preparing bills of quantities for the complete refurbishment of the whole building to provide revitalised accommodation including minor re-modelling, redecoration, new fittings and soft furnishings. Should be looking good for the 2013/2014 academic year.

The big hole!

WHA have just completed bills of quantities for the new Bournemouth Pavilion Gardens project. A multi-purpose commercial development aimed at providing a much needed facelift to Bournemouth town centre comprising 3 storeys underground parking, 9 cinema screens across 4 levels together with a number of restaurants and retail units. An interesting feature of this project is that it involves basement and reduced level excavations in excess of 18.00m from ground level. One to watch once on site!

Oxford Street beckons

Currently measuring a new build mixed-use development at 149-151 Oxford Street, London. This project carries all the trade mark problems of construction within the centre of the City of London, involving a tricky demolition of the existing building and equally tricky basement excavations within the vicinity of the underground. Should look good when it’s complete providing retail, office and residential accommodation.

The Scholarly touch

It’s nice to have a local project from time-to-time and WHA are pleased to have been approached to prepare bills of quantities for a new classroom block at Barton Peverill College.