Imagine & Design… then Build

In addition to the traditional undertakings associated to design and build type projects Broxap, with our experienced and in-depth practical knowledge of a variety of manufacturing techniques and material usage, are able to deliver ‘true’ value-engineering so as to realise the original, often over-budget, architectural concepts.

Examples of this unique service are presented here to demonstrate how we may be able to design and install unusual or sophisticated structures, whilst offering substantial savings to the client.

Cramlington Hospital

£75 million pounds has been invested by the NHS to erect this purpose built state of the art specialist emergency care hospital with a further £15 million invested on roads, infrastructure and new equipment.

Broxaps’ Keep it Kool division was employed by contractors Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Limited to construct a series of fabric tensile structures designed to give weather protection to the ambulance bay and also outside the main entrance.

Something eye catching, spectacular in scope whilst fitting the criteria of keeping in line with the new building design and giving maximum weather protection to patients and workers beneath was all part of the agenda to bring a series of canopies that were functional and awe inspiring.

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Centro Selly Oak Hub

Centro is responsible for bus, rail and Midland Metro Tram transport in the West Midlands. Their aim is to encourage and support walking and cycling where it forms parts of an overall public transport journey or provide an incentive to use public transport. As part of their overall plan they wanted a pilot cycle hub to be located at Selly Oak railway station.

The staff at Centro came up with a concept design for a hub in which they envisaged would provide a step change in the quality of cycle storage at local stations. They were looking for a suitable contractor to supply and install a purpose built self-contained cycle storage facility, which was both iconic and distinctive.

Find more about Centro Selly Oak Hub here

Aberystwyth Station

Network Rail have invested £3.1m in the revamping of Aberystwyth Railway Station and the principal contractor Alun Griffiths working with Atkins Architects tasked Broxap to create a specialist steel and glass entrance canopy as part of the overhaul of the Station frontage at street level.

Working directly with Atkins Architects, Broxap produced designs based around their initial ideas and for a period 2 months ideas/designs and drawings were created until a satisfactory product was submitted for approval.

The agreed design was passed through the lengthy Network Rail approval system before drawings were given final approval for construction.

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Port Glasgow

This was a project to build a new shared Campus Secondary School replacing the existing Port Glasgow High School and St Stephen’s High School. The site will also integrate Lilybank Primary School and Glenburn ASN Schools, together with an Enterprise Centre, Community Resource Facilities and sports facilities. Leisure facilities include a Multi–Use Games Area (MUGA), fully equipped fitness suite and gymnasium and two all weather pitches.

Broxap were asked to deliver a solution to Canopy and Walkway elements along with external furniture products in keeping with the original architects vision.

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