MARCH 2019: GO AHEAD FOR HOUSING PROJECT
QuadConsult Limited are very pleased that planning permission has been granted for Barratt Homes Bristol Division to construct circa 180 houses and four apartment blocks in North Chippenham as part of a mixed-use scheme comprising of up to 750 dwellings, employment development, a local centre, primary school and other highway works consented by Wiltshire Council. QuadConsult Limited were appointed in March 2018 to help assist with the planning application, submitted later in 2018, and to undertake the Civil Engineering aspect of works for Parcel B2, B3, B4 and B5.
FEBRUARY 2019: AWARD
The Alchemist, St Mary’s Street, Cardiff won ‘Best New Pub/Bar Site’ at the 2019 Casual Dining Restaurant and Pub Awards, judged by industry leaders in the Casual Dining sector. The brand is one of QuadConsult Limited’s long-standing clients, and structural design services for the fit-out of the site, including ceiling and bar support, were carried out by the team.
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant company was also shortlisted in further award categories, as were other QuadConsult Limited clients Frankie & Benny’s and The Restaurant Group.
JANUARY 2019: MAJOR HOUSE BUILDING PROJECT
QuadConsult Limited has been commissioned to undertake all the drainage and highway design for a major housing development in Chepstow, South Wales. The forty-five acre brownfield site on the banks of the River Wye is being developed by Barratt Homes, a long-standing client, and construction is due to start in summer. The commission involves all the drainage and highway design for the 345 house site, and includes deepening the road under the site access tunnel which runs under a mainline railway line.
A press article with more details can be read here.
DECEMBER 2018: CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL
Once again, Project Engineer Will Harrow has initiated and organised his colleagues’ involvement in Starbucks Cymru’s appeal for Christmas presents for children being supported by Barnardo’s. He’ll be taking his co-workers’ contributions to the Swansea area so Barnardo’s there can distribute the gifts to the local families involved. Last year this appeal resulted in 1700 presents being collected across South Wales, and QuadConsult Limited staff are very pleased to be able to contribute again this year. Season’s greetings and good wishes to all involved!
OCTOBER 2018: NEW STAFF MEMBERS
QuadConsult Limited is very pleased to welcome two new members of staff.
Sean McQuade has been appointed as Senior Technician. Sean has had a varied career working in the nuclear sector, on infrastructure and drainage design, on road improvement schemes, and on construction sites. He holds an HND in Architectural Design and Technology, is a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and has also completed training in Renewable Energy Systems and Sustainable Drainage at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Powys. Sean has worked on projects ranging from the Cardiff Bay Barrage, through Passivehaus Welsh Primary Schools and residential regeneration schemes, to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. In his spare time Sean likes to play sports, particularly golf and tennis, and enjoys mountain biking. He loves to spend time with his daughter and visit family who are often in the Algarve!
Steve James joins as Graduate Engineer. Steve completed a BSc in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of South Wales in 2014. Following his graduation he worked for Bureau Veritas (formally HCD Group up until 2016), where he has developed CAD skills, gained knowledge of drainage and external works design, and acquired experience using software such as TEDDS. In his spare time Steve enjoys activities such as golf, mountain biking and walking as well as reading and watching sport.
JULY 2018: CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARD
QuadConsult Limited is delighted that the Constructing Excellence Civils Project of the Year 2018 for Wales has been awarded to Jones Bros & Balfour Beatty Joint Venture for the Vattenfall Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. QuadConsult Limited has had a long-standing involvement with this 228MW, 76 turbine, wind energy project, which is the largest in Wales and England. Director Chris Usher has been the CDM Co-ordinator/Principal Designer throughout, and Principal Engineer Meurig Hughes undertook the role of Resident Engineer during the construction. Meurig (far left in the photo) represented the company at the dinner for over 500 industry professionals at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport when the award was announced and presented. More details of the project can be seen on the Pen y Cymoedd project page.
February 2018: NEW OFFICE
Following the continuing growth and expansion of the company, QuadConsult Limited has moved into a larger and newly refurbished office. The address stays the same as the base is still Columbus House on Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, but the company is now situated on the Ground Floor.
All new furnishings and equipment mean staff have a work environment to match their professionalism and high standards, and the company is looking forward to a long and successful stay in its new home.