Opened in June 2019, Meadow Café is a purpose-built eatery in Central Park Plymouth with a wildflower roof, a large amount of glazing and canopy-covered external seating. The Café is the flagship project of the overall Central Park improvement works. The building is curved on plan and constructed in timber and masonry with exposed bolted connections to the main structural timber members. The lintels to the curved walls were carefully detailed to use standard sections where possible with cut plate forming the curves rather than the more expensive option of bending the entire section.
Jubb provided the Civil Engineering services including external levels & finishes and the drainage system. Due to the use of a wildflower roof, no further flow control or surface water attenuation systems were required by the Lead Local Flood Authority or South West Water.
Jubb provided Structural and Civil Engineering services to Plymouth City Council during the initial designs and where novated to the Design and Build Contractor for the final design.
The community of Seaton has worked with the local authorities (East Devon District, Devon County and Seaton Town councils) and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team to develop a visitor centre for Seaton, to reap the benefits from the town’s unique location as a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Axe Estuary Wetlands.
The three linked pods are constructed of steel frames supporting SIP panels to the walls and roof creating large exhibition spaces and a restaurant.
The project involved the construction of a new restaurant and kitchen facilities within an existing timber and steel framed structure all of which spanned over a live transatlantic fibre optic cables.
The project attracted a lot of media attention and had to be designed and completed on site within a very tight 3-month contract period.
This new Pavilion Project completes the final phase of major development at Somerset County Cricket Club. The work required the demolition of the Old Pavilion, St. James Building /Deane Suites, and Ancillary Buildings to facilitate the construction of the new Somerset Pavilion.
The project provides a first class facility for Members, Spectators, and Visitors to enjoy domestic cricket, and enables the Somerset Pavilion to be used to generate commercial revenue from non-cricket related activity. The facility also allows Somerset County Cricket Club to meet the technical specifications for International Cricket in combination with other ground improvement works.
The project comprised of a new 1650 seat grand stand, restaurant, retail outlet, office areas, conference & media facilities, roof top terrace and feature canopy structure. The main frames were formed from hot rolled steel works with hollow core plank floors, and precast stadia elements for the seating areas. The ground conditions required a deep foundation solution, therefore piles were utilised in combination with ground beams and a suspended ground floor slab.
The project was designed using 3D analysis (Building Designer) software and detailed in REVIT.
Jubb were commissioned by The National Marine Aquarium Trust to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services on this £15 million Aquarium, Scientific and Visitors Complex.
The works included Europe’s deepest aquarium tank, visitors’ attraction centre and offices.
Holme Lacy House Hotel is a luxury 350-bedroom Country Hotel development set in landscaped gardens, centred around an elegant Georgian Grade 1 Listed country mansion dating from the 17th Century.
Jubb were appointed by Warner Holidays for the extensive refurbishment of the main house and the addition of a new Conference Theatre/Cinema facility, a 230-bedroom block and a covered swimming pool with spa, sauna and steam rooms.
The key to the success of this project was our close collaboration with English Heritage to agree the extent and details of the required work well before the contractor began on site and the addressing of all issues which arose during the works, with quickly arranged site meetings to discuss and agree the best way forward.
First opened in June 1900, this Grade II Listed Building takes pride of place on the headland overlooking Fistral beach in Newquay. The hotel is steeped in history, becoming a WW2 RAF hospital and in the 80’s used as the set for the film The Witches.
Jubb were appointed as the Engineers for the project to extensively remodel the hotel’s leisure and conference facilities. The overall project spread over seven phases, with a year on year staggered build programme. The works include a spa and leisure facility within the existing basement, a new outdoor swimming pool to the north of the hotel, an underground car park to the east and a subterranean conference facility to the south of the hotel.
The Deep is a landmark Millennium project which is a major visitor’s attraction and conference centre in Hull. The building is visually stunning with inclined walls clad in concrete, aluminium, acrylic render and glass. The structure is reinforced concrete and over 800t of structural steelwork supported by pre-cast pile foundations, driven through the fill to the lower glacial deposits.
Flexibility of the building structure was a key factor of the clients brief. Sections of the building were design to allow sections of floor to be removed, effectively creating double height spaces. This provided the client with the ability to vary there displays while maximising floor area and therefore revenue. We worked closely with the design team to identify the most economical areas where flexibility could be integrated into the design while maintain the project budget.
The Deep is recognised as one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays. The dramatic building has assisted in the regeneration of Hull and has become an internationally recognised landmark and has even featured on a Royal Mail stamp.
Jubb were responsible for the design of all the civil, structural, environmental, and geotechnical works together with flood defence and contamination issues relating to this brownfield site.
The project comprises a new sports facility for the University of Exeter, which houses a gymnasium, fitness suite and associated changing rooms and facilities. The project was constructed on a brownfield site within the live university campus. Off-site manufacture was adopted where ever possible to minimise the impact on the University staff and students. The new steel structural solution utilised long-span roof beams to provide a largely open plan first floor area. It was designed to stringent frequency requirements to limit vibrations which are generated by its use as a fitness suite and exercise hall.
Our engineering solution for the ground-bearing floor slab provided significant cost savings to the initial scheme. The varying ground level was overcome by stepping foundations and use of reinforced concrete retaining walls.
Shaw Ridge, Swindon is a modern retail and leisure park which includes a luxury 150 bed hotel complete with full leisure facilities, multiplex cinema, retail and fast food units together with new access routes and a 1000 space car park
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our business resilience planning is now being implemented. Whilst we have not closed our offices at this time, we have empowered all staff to work remotely should they choose to do so, and our business infrastructure is fully enabled to seamlessly support the transition to this style of working. Additionally, Government advice may shortly dictate the need for us to make the closure of offices compulsory in the interests of safeguarding wider public health.
We continue to be fully operational but these measures are likely to produce a change to our working patterns.
You may therefore find that you have difficulty reaching us by our main office and direct dial landline telephone numbers but all staff can be still contacted by email, mobile numbers and Microsoft Teams.
For our formal Action Plan and Risk Assessment click COVID-19 Action Plan Risk Assessment_26 March 2020