LABC Award Shortlist

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for an LABC Building Excellence Award in the category of best social or affordable new housing development in the East Midlands Region.

The development, near Lincoln, on the site of the former Ship Inn public house is for Lace Housing and constructed by the Gelder Group.

After the regional qualifiers are announced at an awards ceremony on 3rd July 2015, qualifiers will be shortlisted for the LABC Grand Finals which take place in London on 10th November 2015.

 

Details about the project here.

Operation Manna Floral Mosaic Unveiling

Members of the place : architecture team attended the 70th anniversary Operation Manna floral mosaic unveiling event at Lincoln Cathedral today.

Her Excellency The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands attended and thanked the men of Bomber Command who had taken part in the Operation to drop food over the Netherlands in 1945. Veterans from Bomber Command and the Netherlands also took part in the ceremony which was followed by a service the cathedral. Some pictures of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

First glimpse of Lincoln Spire built to honour Bomber Command

ITV news interview SH Structures who are fabricating the Spire for the International Bomber Command Memorial

The Spire will be taken from SH Structures fabrication unit in Yorkshire via the M180 onto the A1 with full police escort on two low-loaders, the largest of which will be 25m long, and should reach Canwick Avenue by 8am on the 10th May where it will take approximately 7 hours to weld into place.

First glimpse of Lincoln spire built to honour Bomber Command

A road to history

Lindum Construction have started work on site at the International Bomber Command Memorial project at Canwick Hill, Lincoln. The access road has been laid for construction traffic and the concrete foundations for the memorial spire are being poured. The 31m spire is being fabricated by SH Structures in Sherburn in Elmet and will be delivered to site on 10th May 2015 where it will be erected in 2 sections and welded together in place. The memorial walls and landscaping will follow shortly afterwards; completion of these is expected by the end of September. The names of the 26,300 aircrew lost flying from bases in Lincolnshire have been compiled and checked and are ready for laser cutting into the Corten steel panels to be fixed to the curved walls surrounding the spire. The Chadwick Centre building will follow this and is expected to be open by next summer.

To date progress has seen:

– The access road sub base has now been finished (it will receive it’s finished surface in Phase 2)

– Levels around the site have been marked out ready for excavation and filling

– The memorial area is being prepared for the foundation to the Spire

– Foundation concrete is being placed

You can view progress photos on our Facebook page here.

Start on site

new classroom extension

Construction is underway on a single storey extension with associated alterations to provide Frances Olive Anderson School with a purpose built classroom of sufficient size for use by a class currently housed in a library space. See Education section for further details.