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A Selection of our Contracts
  • Croda Chemicals - Civil Works

    JemBuild dual contract award from Croda International.

    The initial award of a £1.2 million project is the first step in a £27m investment of the global chemical giant announced recently at the companies Oak Road site in North Hull. The scheme involves the construction of a significant new road structure and associated drainage within a brownfield site to facilitate the sites expansion.

    Croda make and sell speciality chemicals that deliver real benefits to a range of diverse products including health and beauty, engine lubricants, plastics and many more.

    Their business is split into three core market sectors: Personal Care; Life Sciences made up of Crop Care and Health Care and Performance Technologies made up of Coatings and Polymers; Geo Technologies; Home Care; Lubricants and Polymer Additives. In all areas of the business their key focus is on developing and delivering innovative ingredients sustainably.

    A second successive contract was awarded whilst we were on site, the construction of a new £1.1m piled Stores building.

    Prior to piling of the building we had to carry out a £20,000 ground penetrative survey over the whole area of the proposed building to check for unexploded bombs dropped during WWII as the Croda site was subject to a high density of bombing due to the concentration of industry situated nearby and its proximity to the River Humber, which provided a clear means of navigation for the Luftwaffe pilots – no bombs were found!

  • ABP - Lock Gates

    Our largest project awarded by Associated British Ports, Immingham the largest port (by tonnage) in the UK.

    As part of ABP’s Humber flood defence strategy contract the works involved the provision of new infrastructure to facilitate the installation of larger lock entrance gates. Works included the installation of 5km of ducting, major drainage and service diversions, the diversion of a Northern Power Grid 11kVa Feeder cable, supplying 2no oil storage facilities and the diversion 11kVa ABP cable, supplying the main Dock Offices. Works also included the design and construction of a bespoke lock gate stand designed to support a 160 ton lock gate along with the relocation of two Lock Gates, HGV turning area.

    Following the completion of this contract and working in partnership with Ravestein Marine the second phase of the project involved the construction of piled foundations to facilitate the new lock gates. Works were demanding,

    harzardous and very challenging on site working directly on the lock side between daily live shipping movements. Four 150m3 foundations complete with 80 tons of reinforcement were constructed to accommodate the

    main rams and top anchorages. Within these works, troughs were installed for hydraulic pipes and concrete supplied and laid to the dock bottom in preparation for the installation of the new lock gates.

  • Rainham Steel - Warehouse Extension

    JemBuild’s second successive contract with Rainham Steel, a £1.6m 26 week scheme to construct a 10,000m² triple bay triple bay warehouse extension to an existing steel storage warehouse at the Scunthorpe distribution centre.

    Works also included the provision of a laser levelled reinforced concrete floor slab, the installation of a new LED lighting system both internally and externally, the installation of three overhead cranes, a syphonic drainage system, external drainage, the construction of external concrete perimeter roads and additional storage areas.

  • Rainham Steel - Gantries

    JemBuild’s first contract with Rainham Steel, a £1.7m 34 week scheme to construct 3no. 120m long steel gantries at the Rainham Steel distribution centre in Scunthorpe.

    Formed in 1973 Rainham are the UK’s foremost independent Steel Stockholder and Distributor. The company specialises in the supply of Universal Beams, Universal Columns, Channels, Angles, Large Flats and Structural Hollow Sections to major Steel Fabricators, Stockholders, Construction Companies, Civil Engineers and Builders Merchants.

    The 34 week contract involved the construction of heavily reinforced concrete foundations to facilitate the installation of 3no. 120m long galvanised steel gantries supporting 35m span overhead cranes.  Works also involved the construction of a 500m long concrete service road, the construction of 5km of in-situ concrete steel support plinths, fencing works, lighting works and refurbishment of the existing rail mounted site cranes.

  • The Ark - External
    PPD - The Ark

    We are delighted to have secured and commenced our first contract with PPD Ltd to carry out the full 18000 sqft refurbishment of the 2nd floor of ‘The Ark’ in London.

    PPD are a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services and this location will be utilised as core base for their UK operation supplementing their Cambridgeshire head office.

    Located in Hammersmith, ‘The Ark’ is one of London’s most striking landmarks. The tiered, oval structure bellies out like a ship, and contains 162,000 sqft of open-plan office space around a central atrium. Constructed between 1989 and 1992, the building’s unique architecture was designed by architect Ralph Erskine, for Swedish developers Ake Larson and Pronator.

    Engineering bricks were used for the first time to obtain a distinctive finish, this was done by splitting the bricks in two and using the internal faces to achieve a unique external effect.

    The silhouette of the Ark featured in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code film and more recently the Atrium was used in an episodes of the BBC’s spy drama Spooks, Prime Suspect and Silent Witness.

  • ABP Canopy Extension- JemBuild
    Shed 5 Canopy Extension, King George Dock, Hull

    The design and construct of a new 80m x 20m canopy extension to the existing shed in line with a previous extension.

    This fast track project had to be carried out with minimum disturbance to the clients tenant who operate a very busy timber distribution company within the core of this busy dock.  Continued access of the existing shed was required throughout the full duration of the works.

    The extension consisted of a twin span steel portal frame (maximising floor space for timber storage), cladded to the roof and side walls, with an open frontage. The steelwork was erected on reinforced concrete pad foundations which were constructed on precast concrete piles.

    New electrical lighting and alterations to existing electrical services was required including removal of a high mast lighting column and new lightning protection was also installed.

    A perimeter concrete dwarf wall and associated surface water drainage and external block paved and concrete reinstatement completed the project.

    The project was completed on time and on budget despite encountering major unknown underground obstructions at the foundation stage which delayed piling and foundation works.

  • Kingeo Substation - JemBuild
    Associated British Ports - Kingeo Substation

    The project consisted of the construction of a major substation to power the new Siemens wind turbine facility on Alexandra Dock in Hull. Built off a reinforced concrete raft foundation with an internal  raised concrete floor on metal deck supported by internal blockwork walls forming the duct and cable trenches.  External walls were traditional masonry built with a traditional timber trussesd steel tiled roof. Internally cable trenches were fitted with lightweight GRP flooring panels. Galvanised stairs and concrete landings where constructed externally to provide access to the doors.

     Externally works included the construction of  reinforced concrete transformer pens with 4m high blast walls with palisade fencing completing the enclosures.

    External ducting with cable turning pits, deep surface water drainage, palisade fencing, kerbing macadam, stone and gravel areas completed the works.

  • Grimsby Crematorium - JemBuild
    Grimsby Crematorium Woodland Burial Ground

    The works involve the provision of a Woodland Burial Area within the existing Grimsby crematorium and cemetery grounds. Generally works consist of a new car park, a car park access road along with associated drainage, fencing and landscaping works.