We have developed a long term masterplan of the site and you can visit the centre on Thursday 7th September and Sunday 10th September between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
gcp is delighted to announce that Esther Brown has joined the team.
Esther has just finished her Part 2 Masters in Architecture at Canterbury and has previously worked for Atkins.
Thanks to everyone who supported our quiz and chips night in support of Macmillan Cancer Support at Mud Dock Café
What a fantastic evening!
Twenty two teams battled it out and we managed to raise about £750 for the charity.
The proud winners were the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff team with a brilliant score of 76 / 100
gcp staff and their families enjoyed a pleasant 10mile cycle ride along the Strawberry Line last weekend from Yatton to Cheddar, ending with a picnic at Cheddar Reservoir. We enjoyed seeing the wetland landscape near Yatton, the cider orchards of Sandford, wooded valleys up to Winscombe, and some great views of the Somerset Levels from the higher ground. This was another part of the events organised for gcp’s 30th anniversary celebrations. http://www.thestrawberryline.org.uk/
gcp director Colin Powell supported South Western Housing Society and Man Green Solutions showcasing our scheme at Othery this week. The scheme, currently under construction, is being built using an innovative construction system from Austrian Manufacturer Velox. This is our fourth project using Insulated Concrete Formwork – a system we believe can deliver very low energy and high quality homes with a speedy construction. The project will deliver 6 new affordable homes with extremely low energy bills, that are comfortable and easy to run. The construction system was explained by Man Green’s Director Ian Bartlett and his site team who will be delivering the completed homes by the end of the year. The invited audience of Housing Associations and Developers were all very impressed with the robustness and simplicity of the construction system and we expect to see more projects being developed with this innovative approach.
As part of gcp’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations, gcp invited a selection of guests to enjoy an evening watching the local Somerset v Gloucester T20 Cricket at the County Ground. A local Derby with lots of encouragement from a partisan crowd. Thank you to all our guests for an enjoyable evening
We have celebrated our 30th anniversary with a lunch for staff and clients at Kings Weston House.
Thank you to all of you that joined us in the celebrations.
We look forward to continuing to work with you in the years to come.
After a month of hot weather, the children, parents and management in the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park play barn near Bristol are delighted with the MegaFan installation as suggested by Jonathan Platt, Director at gcp. Doug Douglas, Managing Director of Avon Valley outlines the main benefits for his business.
gcp Chartered Architects are currently working with Avon Valley to create a masterplan for the site. The aim of the plan is to improve user experience by using people flow analysis to help avoid bottlenecks at key points in the site by introducing new attractions and changing sightlines that encourages circulation around the site. The work includes further upgrades to the play barn, the introduction of party rooms, re-planning the visitor entry and exit and developing out of park facilities such as the farm shop.
The masterplan improvements will also enable Avon Valley to further develop their off-summer season events such as their multi-award winning Fear.
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations gcp took to the go kart tracks last week. With a lot of competitiveness (and a little cheating) director Jonathan Platt took first place on the podium !
Having been appointed to develop a masterplan for the long-term development of Avon Valley Country Park, park owner has sought gcp advice on other operational issues such as the overheating of the main play barn in summer due to sun heating up the roof and lots of children running about.
gcp suggested a range of low cost interventions including the installation of a slow moving destratification fan to help circulate air within the barn. Having taken this advice Avon Valley are currently trialling a destratification fan from Megafan Technologies Ltd and are experiencing promising results: cooler environment, fresher air and happier parents! In winter, the fan also works to push warm air down to ground level thereby reducing heating bills. It looks like with gcp’s practical advice this relatively simple intervention will a win in the summer and a win in the winter for Avon Valley. See the video on how this technology works.
gcp are really pleased to welcome Ann into the administrative team. Ann will be covering reception and lending a hand whilst Natalie goes on Maternity Leave. Give us a call and say hello !
Jon enjoyed a balloon flight over Bristol on the Bank Holiday weekend – he even managed to snap some pictures of gcp projects from the air !
Edit 30.05.2017: Total money raised from this event currently stands at £299.95
We enjoyed a lovely stroll from Lower Lydbrook to Monmouth on Sunday and were pleased to get sunshine! Thanks to kind donations, we raised over £300 for charity.
Once the 10 miles were complete, we rewarded ourselves with a BBQ and ice cream.
We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks, providing general office administration and support.
Part-time: 10am – 2pm, 3 or 4 days per week. Up to £17,500 (pro rata, per annum), fixed term maternity cover.
Closing date: 26 April 2017. All successful candidates will be contacted by 4 May 2017 to arrange an interview. Interviews week commencing 8 May. Please contact Natalie Lock on email@example.com to request further information or an application form.
CV’s alone will not be accepted. No agencies please.
Here are a few pictures taken at Public Consultation on Saturday. The project is Oldbury Court where we are working on a scheme with Dribuild and United Communities. The consultation was held at Brunelcare, Colliers Garden opposite the site.
gcp Chartered Architects will celebrate our 30th anniversary in September and will be organising a series of events for staff, partners, colleagues and friends over the Summer. Please look out for further news and help us to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.