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Celebrating Hilton House

WML Consulting - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Success at Hilton House
WML are celebrating the success of Hilton House, which is to be featured in the IStructE Structural Awards 2020.

WML undertook initial building inspections, desk and feasibility studies. The project comprised demolition and re-provision of extended upper storeys realising c8000sqft of modern open plan office floor space. 

Original archive information unearthed at the Central Library in Manchester, along with a building topographical survey and site inspection, provided the basis of the initial assessment and structural options. 

It was a client and architectural aspiration to keep structural interventions to a minimum and to expose the existing structure wherever possible – to celebrate the buildings past and incorporate it into its future. The hollow pot floor soffits were proposed to be on show in the new offices.

By balancing the demolition of heavier structure with the provision of lighter new structure, the upper floors could be extended out without the need for costly structural alterations throughout the building.

The existing tiered arrangement was achieved with transfer beams. The required demolition would leave some tricky new support arrangements and justification of existing structure to work in new ways.

The works were completed in early 2020, giving the building a new lease of life and providing Manchester with new, inspirational office space. 





Local scheme set for approval

WML Consulting - Tuesday, May 19, 2020


WML Consulting are really pleased to be involved in this local Stockport development scheme:


https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/stockport-office-scheme-set-for-approval/#utm_source=Place+North+West&utm_campaign=Place_Daily_Briefing__Monday_1_2020-05-18&utm_medium=email

Covid-19: Business Response & Continuity Plan

WML Consulting - Thursday, March 19, 2020

Covid-19 is clearly of global concern and the WML team has been monitoring the situation extremely closely since the start of the outbreak.

 

WML takes the health and safety of its staff and stakeholders extremely seriously and in the face of this pandemic it is more critical than ever that we all play our part in slowing the spread of this disease.

 

Our Business Continuity Plans have already been activated to ensure that we can minimise business disruption as far as possible.

 

As a result, the firm is taking a number of actions in response to this challenging situation:

 

  • *  Advising all staff to follow public health guidance provided by UK government and WHO.
 
  • *  Providing guidance to staff about risk factors around the disease and stressing the importance of self-isolating on return from high risk areas or in viewof other factors such as exhibiting symptoms.
 
  • *  Boosting the resilience of WML’s IT network to cope with the additional demand from large scale remote working.
 
  • *  Minimising travel strictly to business-critical operations to reduce potential health risks.
 
  • *  Minimising face-to-face meetings and recommending the use of video/audio conferencing for staff and client engagements.
 
  • *  Enabling staff to move to remote working as necessary.
 
  • *  Boosting office cleaning regimes.
 
  • Constantly reviewing the Business Continuity Plans in light of our evolving experience of the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

We’re certain the measures taken should allow WML to maintain business operations and ensure delivery of ongoing projects. However, the situation remains fluid and we plan to maintain a high degree of vigilance so that we can implement responses as necessary over the coming days, weeks, and months.

 

We would encourage you, if you are able, to support the vulnerable in your local communities. Check out Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK to see if there is a local group already set up. https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

 

We appreciate your understanding at this challenging time You will no doubt be facing similar measures within your own business and if we can help you then please let us know.

 

Directors & Staff at WML Consulting Limited


New Associates

WML Consulting - Friday, January 10, 2020

WML Consulting are pleased to unveil our new Associates - Sam Seddon and Natalie Brock.

Sam will take the lead Geotechnical role, with Peter Davies stepping over to take on the role of Consultant.

Natalie will strengthen the management of the Structures team.

We look forward to their support and input.



Bolton Sixth Form College project

WML Consulting - Monday, August 19, 2019

Fantastic to see that work is now starting on our latest project at Bolton Sixth Form college.


https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/seddon-starts-on-4m-bolton-college-extension/#utm_source=Place+North+West&utm_campaign=Place_Daily_Briefing__Monday_1_2019-08-19&utm_medium=email

Kirklees College awards finalist!

WML Consulting - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

We are delighted that one of our projects - the Springfield Centre at Kirklees College - has been shortlisted in the regional finals of the prestigious LABC Awards, in the Best Education Building category.


Royal Blackburn Hospital - expansion plans

WML Consulting - Friday, April 05, 2019

WML Consulting have been excited to be involved in the expansion plans for the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

These development plans have now been submitted to the Council, and we are looking forward to a positive outcome for the community.


https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/expansion-planned-at-royal-blackburn-hospital/#utm_source=Place+North+West&utm_campaign=Place_Daily_Briefing__Tuesday__2019-04-02&utm_medium=email

Hilton House Refurbishment

WML Consulting - Friday, February 08, 2019

Works have begun on the Hilton House refurbishment in the Northern Quarter, Manchester


https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news


Approval for Deeside

WML Consulting - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Approval has been secured for the Deeside development, being undertaken as a joint venture between Trebor and Maple Grove Developments.

The scheme comprises redevelopment of a brownfield site, once forming part of RAF Sealand North Camp and airfield, to provide 3 industrial units including associated car parking and delivery yards.


https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news

Kevin Sherrat - Associate

WML Consulting - Tuesday, January 01, 2019

We are pleased to announce that from January 2019 Kevin Sherrat will become an Associate of the Practice.


We are proud to have Kevin leading the BIM Team at WML. 



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