Vail Williams Charity Volleyball Tournament

Vail Williams hosted a charity volleyball tournament for Naomi House and Challengers at Yellowave on Brighton Beach. The weather wasn’t quite as the Team were sold it be (sea fog, rain and wind) but HNW’s first attempt at a Volleyball tournament was highly commendable (in our unbiased opinion).

Armed with an average height of 5 ft 5 the team appeared to start as the underdogs of the tournament (last year’s returning winners, an average height of 6 ft 5). Without any practice the team battled hard, diving for the ball and hitting some great shots, with a victory over Vail Williams ‘A’ Team and coming 1 point away from beating the 2017 champions Forza Doors… HNW even managed to put together a second team to help out the Regus team who (all but two) forgot to turn up!

Sadly, we remained the under-dogs and our hard efforts did not pay off with both our teams exiting the tournament in the knock-out round. However, as everyone knows, ‘It’s the taking part that counts’! An excellent night for all involved, thank you to VW for organising the sport, the bar and the BBQ – and all in the name of two fantastic charities.

Aston Martin – Southampton

HNW have secured planning permission for a new Southampton Aston Martin development on Wide Lane. This scheme will see a brand new, 7-car Showroom and Workshop alongside the adjacent JLR facility, and opposite the wider commercial redevelopment of the former Ford Manufacturing site. The new Sales element will ensure that Aston Martin’s exciting and ambitious seven year supercar plan will be displayed in an equally prestigious environment whilst the Workshop and Aftersales element will meet the needs of previous, current and upcoming vehicles and technologies.

The scheme sees the prestigious Aston Martin brand move to this important and accessible location, offering excellent local employment opportunities on this former employment-heavy site. The building will incorporate the very latest Aston Martin design and identity, internally and externally. The proposals are designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Ellesfield Avenue – Completion of Phase 1

Photos of the recently completed 90,000ft2 B1c/B2/B8 scheme at Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell.
HNW have worked closely again with Segro in designing and delivering a speculative unit that accommodates flexibility for future growth, as well as including the associated access road, car parking, service yard with dock levellers, ancillary structures and landscaping.

The build forms part of HNW’s wider 350,000ft2 masterplan for the site with the next two phases (each 30,000ft2) currently under development.

Harrow College – Planning Permission Granted

Planning approval granted at Harrow College’s ‘Harrow on the Hill Campus’ in the London Borough of Harrow. This exciting project including significant over cladding and internal refurbishment within the existing 3 storey Armstrong Building and the addition of a new primary entrance and Student Services.

The design is vibrant & contemporary, seeking to transform and ‘re-brand’ the current Armstrong building, the most prominent structure on the campus. It utilises glazing, and two contrasting cladding materials to create an exciting addition to the College.

The proposals will ensure the College can sustain and enhance its curriculum delivery, providing fit for purpose teaching space in a new and inspiring learning environment, therefore making a positive contribution to the College and the London Borough of Harrow as a whole.

Aldingbourne Country Centre Completion

Building works have now finished at the Aldingbourne Country Centre in West Sussex. HNW, with Amiri Construction have delivered the new 3 storey Visitor Centre and Conference facility; all financed by the Aldingbourne Trust’s own tireless fundraising efforts.

The development includes a Conference Centre for 100 people, a new Entrance, Reception, Shop, WC’s and changing facilities along with a new café and administrative hub. It provides stimulating spaces for visitors, clients and staff, in addition to enabling the Trust to further develop its numerous enterprises.

This unique building has helped the Trust mature its identity and establish the Centre as a ‘go-to’ place, helping the Trust continue their support of local businesses, communities and people with learning disabilities to ‘reach their potential and enjoy life, together’, which is the trust’s motto.

See the ‘The Aldingbourne Trust’ website for more information about their work within the community:
https://www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk/

BHASVIC – Planning Permission Granted

Planning permission has been granted for a new four storey teaching block to sit within the current Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College. Councillors voted unanimously to approve the scheme on the College’s lower car park site.

The four storey block will replace temporary modular classrooms at BHASVIC and provide much needed teaching spaces, along with a performance space, specialised media classrooms and biology labs.

The building is designed to be in keeping with the existing aesthetic and character of this key location, including both the contemporary Copper Building by HNW, and the locally listed main building facades.

HNW nominated for a ‘rubbish award’ – National Recycling Awards 2018

The Southall Lane Materials Handling Facility, completed by HNW alongside Willmott Dixon Construction, Lamptons 360 and Eunomia was nominated for two awards at this year’s prestigious ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton.

The project was nominated for both “Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management” and “Best use of design and technology in a waste management facility”.

Goals at WSCC Charity Football Tournament 2018

In support of the Stonepillow charity (http://stonepillow.org.uk/), helping local homeless people, HNW participated in the annual Charity Football Tournament at Chichester College.

Hosted by West Sussex County Council, and alongside teams from Chichester District Council, Portsdown, Chichester College, Capita, Nature’s Way, Wiley and Linn Systems, HNW managed to beat their own goal scoring record for the tournament. (That said, the previous record wasn’t particularly challenging to beat!)

AECOM Charity Dodgeball Tournament Champions

HNW’s infamous Dodgeball Team took to the floor again for the annual charity event by AECOM, which this year was to raise money for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (http://www.hiowaa.org/); who are available day and night, 365 days a year to help bring an advanced critical care team to sick and injured people when they need it most.

We are happy to announce that they dodged, ducked and dived their way to victory, winning the trophy back after a break last year!

A decision on the date of the open top bus parade through Chichester will be made in due course!

Edenbridge Land Rover – Practical Completion

As part of our ongoing works being an approved architect for the JLR Arch CI rollout across the UK, practical completion achieved at our extension, refurbishment and fit out project at Edenbridge Land Rover in Kent.

The new facility has upgraded the existing site Showroom and Workshop to meet the demanding and ambitious requirements of Jaguar Land Rover in both a Sales and Aftersales capacity.

The existing Showroom was stripped back to a shell, overclad and refurbished throughout to meet the very latest Arch CI requirements, whilst the Workshop was extended providing a further 6 Service Bays in a cost effective and least disruptive manner. The existing site remained open to customers throughout and the Works were carried out successfully by Midas.