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COMPLETED PROJECTS

One of the hallmarks of the company is cost competitiveness across the full range of services. Projects currently undertaken range from minor works to contracts in excess of one million pounds in value. Contracts are tailored to customers specific requirements, from a complete design and build service to traditional methods working together with the customers consultants. 
Find below examples of some of our completed projects.

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NEWPORT SWIMMING POOL

Working for Telford & Wrekin Council on this 1960’s building to replace the roof, including upgrade of the air handling units and general internal refurbishments. The works were carried out to a very tight programme in order to minimise the pool closure period.

WELSHPOOL HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOFING

A phased replacement of both flat and pitched roofs. This picture is from the second phase of the roofing project (Bow having Phase 1 the previous summer, and Phases 3 & 4 consequently). Stringent safety requirements were in place to ensure the safety of staff and pupilswhilst the school remains at work.

MOORFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

The second of two phases undertaken for Telford & Wrekin Council at this school The works comprised of an extension and part internal refurbishment to provide reception, school admin office, staffroom and two classbase extensions.

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COVE BUILDING LUDLOW

Working in the historic market town of Ludlow. Alterations were made to the Colleges former squash courts to provide four new classrooms plus a new single storey extension with DDA compliant access works which included an external wheelchair lift.

NANKIVELL BLOCK,
ELLESMERE COLLEGE

Construction of a single storey block within the existing courtyard to provide new Kitchen, Recreation and Study rooms together with a two storey dormitory block to provide 12 double dormitories for live in students and staff.

LUDLOW COLLEGE, SCIENCE LABORATORY REFURB, PHASE 1 & 2

This 1960s building was in dire need of refurbishing and refitting. We undertook 2 projects there in 2012, first the Upper floor, then Lower levels. Replacing flooring, shelving and boxing in pipes, creating several stores and generally updating the rooms. They are now fresh, clean, and ergonomically designed for ease of use and maintenance.

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LUDLOW COLLEGE – HIGH HALL

Working for Hereford & Ludlow College on High Hall, a listed building owned by the College.

Some of the timber window frames were suffering from dry rot in places, Bow replaced all damaged items and repainted the windows inside and out.


The large top bay window required completely remaking. Due to its weight and size both a structural engineer and the Conservation Officer were involved.

SHIFNAL PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM EXTENSION

Construction of a new extension with canopy to provide an additional classroom and bathroom facility. Works were undertaken during terms time so security and segregation of school children and site works were of paramount importance.  This project was rather memorable as we discovered a Gas Pipe running across the end of the new extension area that was not on any drawings and quite unexpected. The pipe had to be worked around before being diverted during the Christmas holidays as the heating could not be turned off to the school during the cold weather.

NATIONAL LILLESHALL SPORTS CENTRE

Working at Lilleshall National Sports Centre to renovate one of their Historical Lodge Houses to bring it back to a rentable standard after 4 years of standing empty. There were several beautiful period internal finishing’s including fire places and beams that were restored and brought back to life (and one wall of psychedelic paper that was not). By preserving the best of the historical elements and combining them with simple modern amenities, we left this 2 bedroom property feeling quaint and inviting.

 
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NEW SALT BARN, NEWTOWN

Erection of a replacement Salt Barn with a 2000 tonne capacity for Powys County Council. This Design and Build project presented a special challenge in that everything used to construct it had to withstand the corrosive effects of road salt.

27 PRIDE HILL, SHREWSBURY

The contract involved 2 Phases of enabling works in this basement and four storey office building plus external façade refurbishment. The major project also included robotic demolition, diamond sawing and creation of a lift shaft. Removing the waste material from the building in the Town Centre was a challenge, but we completed on time, on budget and with no accidents.

WILLIAMS PROPERTIES, HORTONWOOD, TELFORD

A Design and Build BREEAM standard project for a commercial unit incorporating offices, workshops and an extensive yard area. This six month contract used an amazing 700 cubic metres of concrete. The building is used as a new home for the transport and limousine rental business run by the Williams family.

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MALINSLEE RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

Working for Telford & Wrekin Council this was a Design and Build project for a single storey retail park consisting of 3 retail units. Works included Demolition of the existing slab (a former public house), Foul and Storm water drainage system including attenuation, Erection of the 3 units and construction of a Carpark and public footpath.

COLUMN HOUSE, SHREWSBURY

The total refurbishment of an existing Victorian building to create a modern office accommodation together with construction of a two storey new build extension connecting to the original property by way of a glazed link structure. This was a 6 month contract for Turner Peachey Chartered Accountants for the centralisation of their operation.

WREKIN COMMUNITY CLINIC, EUSTON HOUSE, TELFORD

The internal refurbishment of the ground floor to provide a community health clinic and medical services plus external hardstanding for mobile MRI scanner. This three storey building had occupants on floors 1 and 2 whose needs had to be taken into account when planning and undertaking these works. One of several projects successfully completed for Telford & Wrekin Council recently.

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RJAH HOSPITAL, RENEW DIESEL TANK BUNDING

Upgrade works to the bunding on generator diesel storage tanks, to clean off and repair cracked, broken, eroded brickwork and render. The Trust made the tanks safe and we jetted the brickwork to remove all lose debris, coatings and diesel spills. Jetting was contracted to a specialist company as all runoff water had to be contained and pumped out being classed as contaminated waste. The bunding was then scoured clean, all broken bricks replaced and a new coating of render was applied, new coping stones laid, and finally internal tanking was painted on to ensure containment of any future drips or spills.

RS HOSPITAL - IMPROVEMENT SUBWAY DUCTING

Working in the subterranean ducts running under Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, small sections of temporary props were removed and new steel supports fitted as part of this multi-phase project. Upgrading of electrical lighting, power and alarms also ensured the ducting as now safe work in.

VERNON DRIVE – CONVERT WAREHOUSE TO CALL CENTRE

. The existing warehouse with mezzanine floor required a total strip out and rewire to accommodate the new data and telephone cables also additional support for the mezzanine floor. New offices were created both upstairs and downstairs and a purpose made glazed screen across the entire front of the downstairs area.

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TWICKEL DENTAL
INSTALLATION OF NEW DENTAL SURGERY

Twickel Dental Surgery is based in a listed building within the historic town of Much Wenlock. They were looking to expand the space and services they offered without interrupting the current operational day to day running of the practice.  Huge consideration had to be given to noise and dust levels as well as ensuring patient privacy. But by working closely with the Client and organising our works around their schedules, a positive experience was maintained. This is the second surgery conversation we have undertaken for this Dental Practice.

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSITED LIVING - 2 NEW CLASSROOMS

Working in a residential facility for young adults with learning difficulty to build their new classrooms, thus allowing staff to teach on site, removing the need to transport users to off site facilities. The challenge was keeping the site segregated from curious and excitable residents. We worked very closely with the staff to ensure that our works did not disturb set timetables and gave notification for any noisy, dusty works that could cause disturbance. This project was completed on time despite several variations required to ensure SBEAM compliance which was achieved including an air tightness result of
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THEATRE SEVERN IN SHREWSBURY

The replacement of suspended ceilings & lighting over 3 floors in the public circulation areas of the Theatre plus raising the height of the existing Loading Bay roller door. The works were phased and we were finished ahead of time for Phase 2 avoiding disruption to the new terms dance classes.


Due to our teams performance and quality of workmanship, additional works were instructed on the Fire Doors throughout the building.

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WEM MEDICAL PRACTICE - 2 STOREY EXTENTION

Extending the existing medical centre to provide additional Consultancy, Clinical and Storage areas. The existing practice remained open for the duration of the contract,  requiring protection and segregation for the General Public, Medical staff and building users. To reduce the disruption to the building users, the works were undertaken in Phases, the first being the construction of a new car park and road entrance which enabled us to segregate the construction traffic and building user.

SHELL CONTRACT - NEW SPAR BUILDING

Construction of a new 350m² food retail unit for a Powys based merchant. Bow had the shell contract, with local company undertaking the internal fitting out. The site was a former filling station and all of the waste excavated from site was classed as contaminated land and had to be disposed of to an appropriate facility. The water table was very high on this project which required extra care for collection of rubbish and protection from construction machinery to ensure no possible pollution could enter the water system.

IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST - SPRY & TREVITHIC BUILDINGS

Working at the Blists Hill Victorian Town museum, two very different buildings were required to house historically significant boats. The Spry – Provision of a new multi level cover building for the Spry boat, it consisted of a steel frame with  concrete pad foundations, part clad in timber and corrugated fibre cement panels. The Trevithic  - A single storey structure to house the restored Trevithic train steam engine and an Ice Beaker boat. The building was timber framed with timber cladding and fibre cement roof panels on piled foundations.

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UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON - NEW JUDO CENTER

Alteration and refurbishment works to create a new Judo Centre of Excellence for ‘British Judo’ at the Walsall Campus.
The Existing Sports Hall / Theatre was refurbish to create separate high performance gymnasium, suitable for members of British Judo –including the British Olympic Judo Team - to train in. We also reconfigured other existing buildings to create their new meeting room and office accommodation.

AGA RANGEMASTER - NEW SAND PLANT

Aga Rangemaster the traditional stove manufacturers based in Coalbrookdale, required a new Sand Plant at their foundry in Telford. The existing redundant buildings were removed and a new steel frame covered in profile cladding was to house the new machinery. The foundry remained open and we had to work closely with their on site Health & Safety with regards to access, segregation and protection of workers.

OSWESTRY POLICE STATION

This contract for West Mercia Police was to alter and refurbish the reception area of the police station with additional landscaping and external paving to ensure the station complied with DDA regulations. We worked closely with the staff onsite to ensure smooth running was maintained and that the station remained operational throughout.

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IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST - THE ERECTING SHOP

A re-roofing project to repair the old timbers and replace the clay tiled roof. Over £200,000 and six months work went into carefully preserving this precious building for the award winning World Heritage Museum.

BISHOPS CASTLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, COMPLETION WORKS

Refurbishment of the Hospital including a new entrance. This project was rather unusual in that we took it over part completed. It presented a unique startup situation and we had to mobilise quickly in order to keep the project on track. The finished entrance is now a real feature of the build and compliments the fully refurbished interior.

ROYAL SHREWSBURY HOSPITAL, PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY UNIT

Part funded by the Lingen Davies Cancer Trust this new build high spec units provides space for children and their families. The space is specifically aimed at children, to make their stay a little more like home. Bright colours were chosen to give an air of fun.

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ANSON HOUSE, STAFFORD

A residential care home with 65 bedrooms including a specialist Dementia Unit.  Phase 1. Alterations and refurbishment of the existing facility (Bedrooms) and various external works.  Phase 2. Improvement works to Ceder Wing together with the refurbishment of the Kitchen.

ADMAGS BUILDING, SHOPLATCH SHREWSBURY

The external repairs and redecoration of retail premises in Shrewsbury Town Centre. For this project we had to erect a full 4 storey scaffold to enable us renovate the front and rear elevations. The scaffold also had to be alarmed to deter Saturday night revellers. As the premises were occupied, the only access we had to the outside of this building was off the scaffold and all materials had to be carried up by hand.

SHREWSBURY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL,
NEW DRAMA UNIT

Construction of a new build specially designed centre for use by students on the Arts and Drama courses at this privately run school. The interior comprised a fully sprung floor, air extraction system, acoustic walls, high level blackout windows, track lighting and stadium seating that could be folded away when not in use. This innovatively shaped building was oval to allow maximum use of space when being used both with and without an audience.

 

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Call us today on 01743 464010 without obligation.

We would be pleased to help and look forward to hearing from you!

 


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