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Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square

BHC are currently onsite with Mace Group Ltd for the development of Lancer Square, Kensington.

In addition to securing the 442-tonne steelwork package, BHC will be installing 3,192mof metal decking and pouring 428m3 of concrete on upper floor slabs reinforced with 40 tonnes of reinforcement.

The 13,600m2 mixed-use development is located within the prestigious Kensington Palace Conservation Area. Lancer Square will consist of four blocks, ranging between four and seven storeys high. The luxurious building includes over 50 residential apartments, office spaces, retail units and landscaped courtyards.

The latest images from the site are shown below.

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

International Youth Day

Celebrating International Youth Day at BHC

International Youth Day

Celebrating International Youth Day at BHC 

Today we celebrate the importance of young men and women as essential partners in change. BHC recognise the need to support and encourage young people at every step of the way to enable them to gain skills for life.

We offer the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT scheme – an apprenticeship launched to reverse the nationwide shortage of apprentices within the steel construction industry. The apprenticeship offers a fantastic learning experience, giving young people a chance to put their skills into practice while gaining more confidence within a real working environment.

Each year BHC welcome young people from the local surrounding areas to attend our Apprentice Open Day. The 2019 open day resulted in the hiring of 20 first-year apprentices.

2019 Apprentices

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

After the success of BHC’s Annual Apprentice Open Day – held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 –  we have welcomed 20 new apprentices into the company. 

BHC offers the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT Apprenticeship. The modular-based training programme is delivered by BHC’s own nominated BCSA Training Validators who will mentor and guide the apprentices through the 4-year apprenticeship.

Over the past six years, Routes to Work South have supported BHC with the funding of Health & Safety training and salary funding.

As part of the apprentices’ induction, they were given a tour of BHC’s largest project to date – Edinburgh St James.

BHC are excited to see the new apprentices begin their careers within the company, where they will develop skills for life benefiting our clients and the local community.

2019 Apprentices

Capital Square, August 19

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square August 2019

Approximately 90% of the steelwork for Capital Square, a premier office development in Edinburgh, has now been fabricated by BHC. 

Over on-site, BHC have begun erecting the steelwork which will form the roof of the building.

Installation of the Curtain Walling framing onto the steelwork has proceeded. This involved BHC working closely with the Curtain Walling subcontractor using BIM to ensure the installation goes ahead smoothly and as timely as possible.

Capital Square is a premium office development within Edinburgh’s city centre. Once finished, the 122,000 ft2 building will be able to accommodate up to 1,400 people.

The latest images from Capital Square can be found below:

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Soho Place

Soho Place, London

Soho Place, London

Progress continues on-site at the £283 million Soho Place development.

BHC are working with Principal Contractor Laing O’Rourke on the large scale redevelopment project situated in the centre of London.

As the structural steel subcontractor, BHC will be supplying, fabricating and erection 2,587 tonnes of structural steelwork and installing 7,492m2 of metal decking.

The 285,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme, designed by AHMM, consists of 209,00 sq ft of office space, 36,000 sq ft of retail and a brand new 40,000 sq ft theatre.

Soho Place is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Soho Place - August 2019

Steel Erection Begins on Scotland’s First W Hotel

Steel Erection Begins on the W Hotel

Steel Erection Begins on Scotland’s First W Hotel

This month BHC began erecting the steelwork which will form the centrepiece of the 1.7 million square foot Edinburgh St James Development.

The world-class hotel will have over 200 stylish guestrooms, 20 premium suites and 1 Extreme Wow Suite. Guests of the hotel will be able to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Capital from the rooftop terrace. Other facilities located within the ultra-modern hotel will include the W Lounge, restaurant, gym and spa.

The luxury 12 storey hotel was designed by Jestico + Whiles and features a winding bronze-coloured steel ‘ribbon’.

The latest images of the Edinburgh St James Centre:

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James Centre

Nevis Range - Snow Making Plant

Nevis Range – Snow Making Plant

Nevis Range - Snow Making Plant

Nevis Range – Snow Making Plant

BHC have been involved in the planning and design of a Snow Making Plant kit build for Nevis Range.

The architectural department within BHC successfully achieved planning permission within a National Scenic Area.

The Snow Making Plant is situated 680m above sea level and consists of 13.5 tones of hot-rolled, 3 tonnes of cold-rolled, support steel for the snowmaking equipment and cladding.

BHC delivered the materials for the kit build to the base of the mountain, Nevis Range then utilised a helicopter to transport all materials to the site.

 

All images supplied by Nevis Range.

Job Opportunity: Line Leader

Line Leader

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies, supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

We currently have a vacancy for a Line Leader. Reporting directly to the Workshop Manager. The role will be to assist in improving the day to day production and skillset within the company.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist Foreman with the day to day smooth running of lines.
  • Provide supervisory cover when Foreman is off the lines.
  • Lead by example using BHC processes.
  • Help with Health and Safety issues, glasses, RPE, earplugs etc.
  • Assist Foreman with the organisation of production.
  • Provide suggestions to improve efficiency and benefit all area of production.
  • Provide feedback on all aspects of workshop activity.
  • Monitor and promote good housekeeping practices.
  • Assist with internal audits when required.
  • Assist with integrating new employees into the company.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with both employees and management.
  • Be able to work and set out work on own initiative.

Applications are invited from self-motivated individuals who have the desire to help push the company forward and have an interest in improving day to day production and skillset. Excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to work with the management team to deliver a quality final product in a timely manner.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website www.bhc.ltd.uk/more/recruitment and complete our Job Enquiry form and attach your CV.

Deadline for applications –  5th August 2019.

Soho Place - July 19

Soho Place, London

BHC are thrilled to be working with Laing O’Rourke as the Steelwork Sub Contractor on a large scale regeneration project on Oxford Street, London.

Soho Place, formerly known as 1 Oxford Street, is a mixed-use development in London. Two buildings form the scheme which consists of 209,000 sq ft of office space, 36,000 sq ft of retail space and 40,000 sq ft theatre.

No 1. Soho Place combines the traditional retail development of Oxford Street with a revitalised transport interchange on Charing Cross Road. The building has two basement levels, ground level, nine upper floors and a tenth-floor roof terrace offering stunning panoramic views across the city of London.

No 2. Soho Place is a unique nine-storey theatre and office development. The development will be the West Ends first new-build theatre in over 50 years. The three floors of office above the theatre achieve over 3.5m clear floor to ceiling heights and 16m column-free spans offering 270-degree views of the city.

The contract involves the supply, fabrication and erection of 2,587 tonnes of structural steelwork and the installation of 7,492mof metal decking.

Soho Place

Buchanan Wharf

Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Buchanan Wharf

BHC are delighted to announce our involvement in the construction of Buchanan Wharf Buildings One and Two.

As the structural steelwork contractor for McLaughlin & Harvey, BHC will be providing over 4,000 tonnes of structural steelwork across two buildings.

In addition, BHC will be installing 31,673mof metal decking topped with 4,320mof concrete reinforced with 309 tonnes of reinforcement.

Buchanan Wharf is a city centre regeneration project situated on the banks of the River Clyde. The total development includes three buildings totalling over 470,000 square feet of Grade A Office Space, Residential Accommodation and a mix of local amenities including cafes, a creche and landscaped public spaces.

Buchanan Wharf is the last remaining riverfront site within the City of Glasgow and will blend modern living with dynamic workplaces.

Artist impression supplied by Halliday Fraser Munro.

Buchanan Wharf