Jubb have worked with a great number of prestigious brands, in developing new build large scale shopping centres, down to smaller store refurbishments and adaption of structures to suit their needs. In all we do, we realise that time is of the essence and provide designs the can be carried out quickly but safely to minimise any sales impact.
The Lychgate Centre was constructed in early 1960’s and will be given a major Facelift under a three-phase contract. The £7.0m first Phase has gained Planning Approval and plans have been developed which include major demolition work to provide larger, higher individual retail units. In addition to major changes to vertical circulation, demolishing existing cores and forming new stair, lift and escalator wells. The project also involves the creation of a new 3-storey infill extension in steel framed composite construction to minimise the lettable retail area. Jubb provided full Civil, Structural, Highway & Transportation consultancy services on this project for the initial feasibility work through to completion.
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
Refurbishment of the existing Ealing Broadway Centre is being carried out over two phases. Phase 1 involved the enhancement of the existing Centre Square with the provision of new granite flooring and 4m cantilevered feature glass canopies. The second phase is currently on site and involves the renovation of all retail units with the construction of further glass and stainless steel canopies. Further works include the construction of an entrance tower which acts as a focal point for the development as well as housing water storage tanks and ground floor retail units.
The current owners of the Armada Centre sought to improve their revenue stream from this prestigious shopping mall in Plymouth. The works included the demolition of all the existing ground floor retail units, main access routes and facilities including the demolition of substantial RC mezzanine level access corridors, ramps etc. Additional retail space was created by rationalising access routes and extending the retail units into the overgenerous loading bay area. Phasing of the project was also critical as some traders had to stay open throughout the works and safe public access to upper floors maintained across the site during working hours. Jubb provided full Civil & Structural design and detailing.
New retail development in Romsey, Hampshire. A remediation action plan has been developed which permits ’minimum disturbance’ in the vicinity of the former Romsey Gas Works and the use of soakaways remote from the area. It is envisaged that this integrated solution will save the most of the £0.5m contingency for decontamination works whilst providing an innovative Sustainable Urban Drainage System. On completion, the development will include a new Waitrose foodstore, Royal British Legion social club, SCATS Country Store together with a number of smaller retail units and a public car park. Jubb provided Civil, Structural, Highway & Transportation consultancy services on this project for the initial feasibility work through to completion.
The Guildhall Centre is a modern shopping mall in Stafford City Centre incorporating retail units and car parking in a development surrounded by buildings of particular historical interest. Jubb provided full Civil and Structural consultancy services on this major refurbishment and extension of the shopping mall which included the construction of a further two storeys to provide additional retail parking and storage areas.
This mixed use, four level scheme extended the existing Jackson Square Shopping Centre by over 120,000 sq.ft with Sainsbury’s as the main anchor and provided a new 700 space multi-storey car park. In addition, the development delivered 200 apartments and opened up British Waterway’s River Stort Navigation to form a new vibrant public square.
Jubb were the Structural and Drainage Engineers for this project and provided planning and detailed construction design services for flood risk mitigation, geotechnical, contaminated land remediation and urban drainage. The surrounding land had a recent history of flooding and we worked in close collaboration with the EA, East Herts DC, British Waterways and Herts Highways to devise and refine a comprehensive flood mitigation strategy for the development. This included detailed catchment modelling, channel improvement works, overland flood routes, covered storage areas and flood warning procedures whilst protecting the riverside landscape and wildlife.
West 12 Shopping Centre provides 290,000 ft2 of shops, restaurants and a 12 screen cinema. Jubb have been providing Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy services for various adaptations, alterations and extensions to the Centre over the last five years.
The latest phase saw the conversion of a redundant 1970’s, four storey concrete framed office block into a 128 bed hotel for Accor. Following a detailed structural and condition survey of the existing building, plans were developed to retain the main frame and key shear walls whilst removing a central stair and lift core. New ‘bookend’ wings were then added at both end of the building together with an additional floor level and new plantrooms all in lightweight steel framed construction. Working in confined and low headroom conditions, piled raft foundations were installed to support the new five/ six storey structure whilst retaining and tying in to the existing building.
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