Video and Photos of Opening Event at St Nicholas’ Chapel

Video and Photos of Opening Event at St Nicholas’ Chapel

St Nicholas’ Chapel in Kings Lynn opened after refurbishment last week in time for the Open Doors national heritage weekend. Open Doors events happen every September and offer members of the public a chance to see inside hundreds of heritage buildings, many of which are privately owned. The 715 year old building in Kings Lynn is significant as it is England’s largest chapel of Ease. It is one of over 300 churches looked after by Churches Conservation Trust, a not for profit organisation. St Nicholas Chapel, Reopening Ceremony – a look inside after refurbishment Much of the £2.7million restoration was to used to preserve the fabric of the building as well as making vital repairs to the roof. The venue can now be rented out for events thanks to a new kitchen area, new toilets and a dedicated open area which can be used for different events such as open markets. Accessibility has also been improved and new solar panels on the roof generate electricity for the Chapel. St Nicholas Chapel was reopened by Loyd Grossman, Chairman of Churches Conservation Trust, Adrian Parker Chairman of Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel and the Mayor of Kings Lynn, Cllr Colin Sampson. Content from St Nicholas’...
A Tour of Oxford’s Modern Architectural Accomplishments

A Tour of Oxford’s Modern Architectural Accomplishments

  G4C Event highlights the city’s contemporary buildings Oxford is well known for its classic buildings and iconic skyline but a recent event by G4C, a sub group of Constructing Excellence showcased some of the modern additions to the rich heritage that exists in the city. On Friday 4th September Jason Crozier, our Project Management intern, attended a walking tour of 11 buildings around the city centre, led by Gavin Watts of Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Architects. Projects ranged from Zaha Hadid’s distinctive silver tunnel design  at The Investcorp Building for the Middle Eastern Culture Centre, St Antony’s College; the £100milllion Blavatnik School of Government in Jericho; Ashmolean Museum (pictured above); the Oxford Station Development through to the Oxford Castle masterplan, project managed by Clarkson Alliance. The Investcorp Building, St Antony’s Building “The normal Oxford tourist trail does not include the majority of buildings we visited as people tend to visit the city for its traditional architecture. It was great to see how the contemporary buildings sit alongside the classic structures. A good example is the Andrew Wiles Building for the University of Oxford Mathematics department which was designed to avoid obstructing the key vista between Carfax tower and the Radcliffe Observatory. The tour was a reminder that although we are guardians of a vast array of cultural heritage, in need of conservation, we also have a duty to ensure ongoing development. New buildings need to ensure they are sympathetic to Oxford’s stock of culturally significant buildings in order to secure the city’s future.” – Jason Crozier, Project Management intern. G4C  is an extension of the values of Constructing Excellence,...
Working with and embarking on BIM – A Sussex BIM Hub event

Working with and embarking on BIM – A Sussex BIM Hub event

Clarkson Alliance and Worthing Homes share Lessons Learned from BIM on a housing project Graham Clarkson of Clarkson Alliance will be presenting the findings of our Building Information Modelling (BIM) research project – Meadow Road at an event for Sussex BIM Hub on Wednesday 16th September, alongside our clients, Worthing Homes. Gaining an insight into how others use BIM can be challenging. Other organisations will naturally share their BIM accomplishments but will be less forthcoming about overcoming issues. BIM creates the opportunity to work more collaboratively with project teams and to utilise new technologies often culminating in the creation of a 3D digital model of a building which can be used for design, build and operation. By learning from others, your own implementation of BIM can be improved and common pitfalls can be avoided. As early adopters of BIM, Clarkson Alliance was awarded a grant from Innovate UK to research the changes in dynamics and behaviours of using BIM on a project. As BIM Information Managers on the £1.4m East Sussex project, we share our first-hand experience of how BIM has been used on a live project. We discuss topics such as why it’s better to design in BIM from the start, challenges we have faced and why it is important to understand what data the model needs to produce. This event covers the breadth of our lessons learnt to date on the project, which has also been selected by Constructing Excellence as an Innovation in Practice project. The event will be held at ZSTa Architects 3 Dorset Place, Brighton BN2 1ST from 5pm – 7pm. To register, please...
New website launch

New website launch

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website which has been several months in the making. The new site represents the core spirit and values of the team at Clarkson Alliance and provides a window into the dedication and passion for customer service which are the threads that run through our project delivery business. Our goal was to create an accurate, real-time depiction of the company that is not only easy to use and informative but also inviting and engaging.   New Services Whilst we continue to deliver certainty to construction projects through project management our new website also reflects the following standalone services: cost management BIM information management and also energy savings strategies for leisure centres through our sister company Leisure Energy   Case studies You will notice that we have refreshed our branding and we are showcasing many of the exceptional projects that the team has delivered over the years, highlighting the true talent that we have in the team which is what brings your projects to life.   Content from Clarkson Alliance Projects A range of projects from Clarkson Alliance Resources We will be building on the substantial knowledge base of our team in our resources section on topics such as change management, collaborative working and risk leadership.   Media Centre Keep up to date with the latest company news in our Media Centre such as the recent awards received for our Black Cultural Archives heritage project. Behind this new shop window, nothing has changed in terms of our continuing commitment to project outcome, risk mitigation and the high standards of professional...