HMP were pleased to be nominated finalists for the 2013 Regional LABC Awards for the Gateway Scheme at Mansfield Woodhouse for Mansfield District Council. The scheme was for office “starter” units and achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.
Bucking the trend, the luxury houses market is still strong with recent projects completed in Nottingham.
Houses above the £1/2 million mark are still in demand and HMP has been involved with a number of these.
The residential market is a particular specialty of the practice, covering small and large speculative schemes, as well as extensions and alterations see – www.architectsforhousing.co.uk
HMP’s retail portfolio has expanded out of Europe with 20 new Monsoon stores in the USA. Business is still growing for our retail partners and we are happy to continue to work with them all over the world.
With Nottingham’s first indoor golf centre. American style indoor golf has come to Nottingham at the Corner House. HMP has been assisting Knighton Leisure in the approvals necessary for the construction of 2 themed eighteen hole indoor golf courses, due to complete in Autumn 2013.
Partner, Chris Gunby, says that any clients wanting to challenge the practice are more than welcome and we look forward to catching up at the 19th hole.
In recognition for quality of work Henry Mein has been accredited as achieving; Gold standard for Epperstone Manor Main Street Epperstone Click here to view press release
Henry Mein is working on the new Muskham Rural Community Centre and construction of the timber frame is well on its way. The project is one of two projects in the East Midlands to get the Lottery Funding and is also supported by WREN and Biffa Awards Click here to view press release
Saving energy - and the planet - doesn't have to involve loads of expensive technology and fancy design concepts.
The Henry Mein Partnership set out to prove that, with the application of intelligent forethought and careful use of traditional materials and techniques, they could achieve the ambition on a less than mortifying budget.
And they have succeeded with a new-build office block on the Ransomwood Business Park, built for Ransomwood Estates Ltd, in Mansfield.
At 25,000 sq ft, the high quality space has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, while being brought in for the eye-catching base-build price of £90 a foot.
But while it may have been built very cost-effectively, the brick and tile clad X-shaped building looks every bit the high quality structure it is.
It forms an impressive landmark at the Southwell Road entrance to the estate.
It is also a nominee for the Evening Post's Notts County Council-sponsored Environmental Sustainability Award.
Henry Mein has a long involvement with the site, which forms part of the area of a back-filled quarry and with dense woods. Project architect Karl Richardson said: "We were determined to prove you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve high levels of sustainability.
"We kept it simple, both in terms of materials and construction techniques, and avoided using technology for the sake of it." Unusually for such an energy efficient building, it features so-called comfort cooling - powered by highly efficient external gas turbines, but does not include use of wind turbine generators, solar panels and similar bolt-ons.
It recycles rainwater for loo-flushing, and has daylight monitoring systems.
The ground on which it stands was the site of an early 1900s TB sanatorium, the wooden buildings of which have since been demolished. Flora brought from elsewhere on the site has encouraged fauna, including deer, birds and butterflies. "We even get deer come wandering through now."
Source: Nottingham Evening Post
Three of Nottingham's leading construction consultancies including the Henry Mein Partnership held a free seminar for businesses looking to maximise their value from new developments.Click here to view press release
Henry Mein Partnership has completed a Design and Build contract to provide a new 13,200m² (150,000ft²) plan hub distribution facility for DPD (formerly known as Parceline) in Oldbury, West Midlands. The 320m (1,213ft) long building includes extensive mezzanines, offices, staff amenities and 6,500m² (70,000ft²) of underground parking. The site also includes a separate office, security and canteen building, a vehicle maintenance facility and extensive external services.
Working closely with long-term partner DPD (Dynamic Parcel Distribution), Henry Mein Partnership provided full design and detailing packages for the centre’s full range of equipment and facilities including handling and sortation systems. They included the integration of upgrading of existing highway infrastructure and ensuring that all site locations flowed due to tight site constraints.
HMP successfully helped four Nottinghamshire primary schools in the annual bidding round for local authority funding to carry out essential extension and alteration works. Total funding granted amounts to over £750,000 and will be spent on new windows, disabled pupil adaptations, toilet refurbishments and a new school hall. By advising the schools early, we are able to ensure that the budgets and timescales are realistic and deliverable, making sure that the projects will achieve real educational improvements for the children, and true value for money for the schools. HMP handle all aspects, from initial design and budget advice, through to delivering the project on site and managing client aftercare.
A new £3.5m performance centre for Brunts School, Mansfield, has been submitted for planning approval by HMP. The scheme is seeking funding from a number of sources and a successful application should see the project on its way for a 2009 completion.
Menzies Aviation, work has now started on site on refurbishing Air India's existing cargo facility at London Heathrow Works consist of complete refurbishment of first floor offices and alterations to warehouse area to provide additional operation space - due for completion March 2008
Phase 4 of the Ransomwood Development in Mansfield is well underway. The project is for 25,000sqft of office accommodation on the Ransomwood Estate in Mansfield. Designed to achieve a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating, the two storey building is of traditional construction, arranged with a cruciform plan, and is being constructed within tight budgetary constraints. HMP is acting as Architect and Project Manager, and completion of the shell and fit-out programmed for spring 2008
New North Muskham Community Centre. The village hall committee at North Muskham has got a stage nearer to receiving the grant from the lottery fund. All the signs at this stage seem to be positive and we expect to hear in March whether the bid has been successful. If the bid goes through then building work should start later this year
The practice is now looking at residential developments in the south west and is currently looking at sites of varying size for a national housing developer. The number of units will be 275 plus and the intention is to build for the affordable, retirement and luxury apartments market.