The original intention was to have the first seats ready for use on December 28th when Fleetwood Town are at home to Southport but the planned opening has been brought forward to 18th December, when Newport County are the visitors.
Through good team work and coordination 600 seats have been installed on the main terrace area and the project is on target for completion for Easter 2011.
Manchester apprentices took part in a team building day at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre in Cumbria on 12th November 2010.
The course was to build self esteem and personal confidence, promote teamwork through the outdoor experience, develop a love and understanding of the outdoors, promoting tolerance, respect and co-operative attitudes.
Organised by Manchester City Council, all Framework partner apprentices attended the event with a competition held between the companies.
1st – Parkinson!
The event was organised by Manchester City Council and the aim was to mark a milestone in the project build. The event was attended my ourselves – Steve Williamson, Ken Ruscoe and Site Manager Peter Lauder, Chris Tunnicliffe(Project Manager for Manchester City Council), Paula Souto (Architect) John McNerney (Head of St Peters) teachers and pupils.
The project team, pupils and Head teacher marked the event by signing the wall of one of the classrooms, this will be framed and act as a modern day foundation stone.
The school was officially opened by the Bishop of Blackburn, Nicholas Reade and 10 Imams from the mosque.
To mark the opening on July 15th 2010, a special cedar tree was planted by pupils, Strategic Director of Children’s Services, Gladys Rhoades and Deputy Mayor of Blackburn with Darwin Coun Karimeh Foster.
The new £5.4 million Primary School is now one of the largest primary schools in the Borough with over 490 children on the role.
The Headteacher, Mrs Don said “the new school is brilliant“.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York officially opened the new £4.5 million Rosebrook Primary School on July 13th 2010.
During the ceremony pupils from the school performed a music concert for the Prince, who later commented that the school “truly was a 21st century building”.
Managing Director, Ray Eyre and Regional Director, Steve Jackson met Prince Andrew who commended them on a job well done.
Over 1600 face-to-face meetings and more than 1000 follow up appointments arranged in just 4 hours…
Exhibitors at the launch event reported over 1600 meetings with potential subcontractors and suppliers although the actual figure could be much higher as some lost count during a non-stop 4 hour networking session.
“It was constant all day” said Mike Tyler of F Parkinson Ltd when we asked how many firms he had spoken to at the launch. “Too many to count!”
“It was good to see all the framework members working together to achieve a true partnership with such a diverse range of local suppliers and subcontractors. We have rekindled a few old contacts and formed many new ones that will benefit the North Yorkshire region for many years.”
- Mike Tyler, F Parkinson Ltd York
The stage 2 Audit for Health & Safety was carried out in June by ISOQAR. The audit included both office and site visits and was spread over 2 days.
We are delighted to have been successful in obtaining the accreditation for OHSAS 18001which now forms the company’s Integrated Management System (IMS). Also included are ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environment. The company’s IMS will be audited twice a year by ISOQAR in May & October to ensure we continue to meet the criteria.
On 14th May at the De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton St John’s was announced the runner up in the category of Best Community Project.
Receiving the award on behalf of Parkinson was Andy Smith and Andrew Kershaw with Corin Yarrow from Aedas also in attendance.
The LABC Building Excellence Awards recognise and reward the best quality construction in the North West. The quality stems from good design and an efficient design team, and is translated into quality buildings by an effective construction team. Throughout this process Local Authority Building Control monitors the quality of design and construction.
Local, regional and national award ceremonies are held throughout the year with categories incorporating every class of building… from domestic extensions, social housing, apartments, schools, hospitals, commercial and retail to industrial properties.
St John’s wins Manchester Society of Architects Design Awards 2010 – Community and Overall Winner
The awards, which have been held annually since 1993, are an opportunity for Manchester’s architects to show off the best of their recent work, built and unbuilt, to a wider audience.
St John’s won the Community category and as a category winner was up for the Overall Winner Award – The Best of the Best which it won!
We are now waiting to see if it can do a clean sweep and be a winner at the LABC North West Building Excellance Awards – winners announced on 14th May at a Awards Dinner.
Parkinsons are delighted to have been informed that the St John’s project has been shortlisted for the 2010 LABC North West Building Excellence Award.
We have been advised that the standard of entries this year has been particularly high.
The winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner on Friday 14th May at De Vere Whites Hotel Bolton.
On Thursday 25th March 2010 staff from Blackpool office, Blackpool site and the Manchester office competed in a football tournament.
Taking home the trophy was Blackpool Sites!
The winning team consisted of Danny Ford, Tom Crawford, Shaun Rice, Chris Hadcock, Paul Mackridge, Jonathan Nixon and Mark Collins.
St John’s New Build Primary School has won another award! This 2nd award, given by Blackpool Council, is a “Building Excellence Award” in recognition of the high level of commitment shown by ourselves and the design team – Aedas – towards meeting exacting building standards and the Building Regulations delivered through Blackpool Building Control.
Seen here is the award being presented to Andy Kershaw – Contracts Manager – by Blackpool’s Mayor Norman Hardy at the award ceremony held in Blackpool Town Hall.
In winning this award the project is now nominated for the 2010 LABC Regional Awards for Leading Construction and Architecture Awards.
Fingers crossed as we will know later this month whether the project has been successful in being shortlisted.