Oxford Castle voted winner of ’40 in 40 Competition’

Oxford Castle voted winner of ’40 in 40 Competition’

  We are thrilled that the Oxford Castle renovation project won the public vote in the '40 in 40 Competition' at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards ceremony this week. Clarkson Alliance project managed the restoration project, which included a new heritage and education centre, Oxford Castle Unlocked, opening up parts of the site to the public for the first time in 1000 years! The 40 in 40 competition run by the Oxford time and Oxford Mail asked the public to vote for their favorite project from award-winning project of the last 40 years. Competition included lanterns and railings in Park Town (winner - 1977), the Blavatnik School of Government (2016). The Oxford Castle won in 2007. Learn more about Clarkson Alliance's work on Oxford Castle on the Project page....
Poplar Baths restoration project wins New London Architecture Award

Poplar Baths restoration project wins New London Architecture Award

A project to restore Poplar Baths in London, rescuing the Grade II listed site from dereliction has been recognised at the New London Architecture (NLA) Awards, winning the Conservation and Retrofit category. The restoration of the baths was part of a wider restoration project valued at £36m, which included the Haileybury Youth Centre and surrounding residential developments. Clarkson Alliance led on project initiation, working closely with construction firm Guildmore and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the communications strategy. Utilising our experience in both the leisure and heritage sectors, our role included the design team appointment, cost planning and establishing a strategic programme with Tower Hamlets and our Planning and Heritage Consultants. Originally a Victorian building, Poplar Baths was renovated and reopened to the public in 1934. The baths were built as part of a wider national strategy to improve social conditions for low income communities, and were well used.  However, following a decline in usage and maintenance, the baths closed to the public during the 1980s and fell into disrepair. After nearly 30 years, the renovated new leisure facility was reopened to the public in summer 2016, with an impressive art deco lobby, new swimming pool, sports hall and café. Much needed residential space has also been developed as part of the wider project. The new leisure facility has been designed to reduce energy consumption and achieves a BREEAM ‘Very good’ standard. “We are delighted to have been part of the journey to bring this ‘Building at Risk’ and important piece of Poplar back to life. Thanks to such a fantastic project, people will now be able to...
Congratulations to Graduate Project Manager, Jason Crozier

Congratulations to Graduate Project Manager, Jason Crozier

One of Clarkson Alliance’s rising stars, Jason Crozier, has recently been awarded a first class degree – a BSC in Construction Project Management from Oxford Brookes University. His dissertation entitled: “Mind the Gap: Practically achieving carbon reduction / energy saving targets: Closing the energy performance gap” investigated the disparity between designed and actual energy performance of new build non domestic properties. During his research he collaborated with many members of Constructing Excellence Oxford, who provided expert insights from a range of individuals who would make up a project team. The opportunity to identify and implement the greatest energy efficiencies lies with the project team. Key to achieving the desired outcomes are the project managers who provide strong leadership to ensure real savings can be made and the Energy Performance Gap lessened. Oxford Brookes recognised his work as the best undergraduate dissertation in the Real Estate and Construction departments and it has been awarded The Construction Dissertation Prize. We will be sharing some of the insights from his research in the coming...