Newmarket Leisure Centre - We completed a full refurbishment, including a development of a soft play area, a new café, an extension to the existing gym, a new Self Centre studio, a spin class studio and a health studio
Brentwood Plant Room - Refurbishment of the Brentwood Centre Pool Plant Room, including refurbishment of the plant room equipment, supply and installation of new lighting and the replacement of external doors
Thurrock Radar Tower - We have carried out safety works to the radar tower at Coalhouse Fort in Thurrock, on behalf of Thurrock Council.
Newlon Housing - £500,000 external refurbishment to an occupied social housing block in Stoke Newington
Grahame Park Library - £200,000 internal refurbishment and remodelling of a library to include new community facilities on behalf of Notting Hill Genesis
The Old Vicarage - £300,000 remedial works to a 3-floor detached house in Reading via Pellings
Green Street School - £150,000 fire door and safety works to a school, which are financed by the government's Condition Improvement Fund
Evington Leisure Centre - £1,000,000 refurbishment and extension project to an existing leisure centre including a new fitness suite and studio
Current Projects & Frameworks
BT Project Spruce - We have secured more jobs as part of BT Project Spruce. This is a five year scheme to refurbish and remodel over one hundred BT sites. Four sites are now in the design process, in Wanstead, Esher, Parsons Green and York, and two are due to be scoped, in Croydon and Newcastle
Brighton City Council & East Sussex Council Planned Maintenance Framework - Four year framework for refurbishment works to corporate buildings, schools, libraries, social care facilities, leisure buildings and historic sites, valued at £250,000 - 1 million per project
Connected Partnership Contractors Framework - A joint framework between 3 housing associations: Octavia Housing, Origin Housing and Shepherds Bush Housing Group. Refurbishment works valued up to £4.7million
Major Project - Cossington Street Sports Centre
This project is part of a £2.3million leisure regeneration scheme, which incorporates redevelopment works to three leisure centres across Leicester
Cossington Street Sports Centre was thoroughly modernised to create physical activity environments which are more in-line with the needs of the community
Works included a new 50-station gym, a fully equipped functional training area, a new group exercise space and refurbished changing areas
Etec Have secured a £650k scheme in Folkestone and behalf of the East Kent Spatial Development Company . The work comprises demolition and alteration to form new office accommodation including new mechanical and electrical installations. This will be delivered to BREEAM very good standards.
Newmarket Leisure Centre is now complete and handed over. We received some kind words from Tom Fairey at Alliance Leisure about Etec's role throughout the pandemic: I wanted to write to thank the Etec team for a really good performance, right from pre-construction, through phased delivery, to completion. To have kept the project moving throughout the unforeseen pandemic and lockdown, has been a great achievement recognised by all.
We have received the Snagging List and am absolutely delighted to see only 3 minor snags! This is outstanding. We strive for the ambitious objective of a ‘snag-free’ handover, and Etec have delivered that for us here.Their Contracts Manager deserves real credit and I have had great feedback about their Site Manager. Thank you to them both, and the wider team, I really do appreciate it.Having delivered great results for Haverhill and now Newmarket with these clients, it puts us in a great position to push on to more projects with them.
There is nothing better for business development than an ‘on time, on budget’ project delivered.
Etec are please to announce the arrival of our Trainee Bid & Communications Writer Ruby O'Mara Holt! Who has joined the team this month. We wish Ruby every success within hers new role!
Newmarket Phase 3
Works are progressing well on our £1.8m project to upgrade Newmarket Leisure Centre. We are currently on programme with phases 2 & 3 which are now complete, including cafe, servery, turnstiles and play area.
Wakehurst, Kew Garden's Paths
Works at Wakehurst Kew Gardens are continuing to progress under our four year framework with Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Resin bond pathways newly laid, renewed and improved.
Our sites are still live & continuing to operate under strict Government guidelines.
Etec's five year framework for our long standing client BT is progressing well. Project Spruce is currently on programme to refurbish and upgrade BT’s existing assets. We are currently delivering the first pilot sites of this programme in Plymouth and Bodmin which will be used to develop our approach to the scheme over the coming years.
Thurrock council offices
Etec have been completed the refurbishment & conversion of a 500m2 open plan office space on behalf of Thurrock Council. This is to facilitate the relocation of the Counter Fraud Department to a new area which will include an open plan office, briefing room & more.
Business as usual
Etec have been business as usual working hard, continuing to secure projects during these uncertain times. Recently secured is Aylestone Leisure Centre on behalf of Alliance Leisure, which will be commencing within the next few weeks! Our sites are still live and continuing to operate (under strict Government Site Operating Guidelines). Cossington Sports Centre, Newmarket Leisure Centre, Thurrock Council offices and BT project Spruce, to name a few are continuing to progress works.
Etec’s business is growing fast. We make sure its brand keeps pace" This month Etec have featured in our website partners Newsletter! Click below to find out more. https://orpendesignsolutionsblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/etecs-business-is-growing-fast-we-make.html
- Thurrock Council
- Cossington Leisure Centre - Refurbishment including a new gym, training area, group exercise space, and changing areas
- BT Project Spruce - We have secured the first projects under BT’s multi year national refurbishment scheme
- Castle Point - Refurbishment of commercial sites on behalf of Castle Point Borough Council
- BT Concrete Coatings - We have finished five sites in Stevenage, Richmond, Crawley, Wimbledon, and Sittingbourne
- Kew Gardens Orangery - Refurbishment of the Orangery Cafe on behalf of our framework partners Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Oman Embassy - We have reached out to local schools near our site at the Oman Embassy in South Kensington. The children took part in a competition to design displays and signs for the site which are now proudly displayed on the the site hoardings for all to see and appreciate.
Newmarket Leisure Centre
Works are progressing well on our £1.8m project to upgrade Newmarket Leisure Centre. We are currently on programme with flooring, ceilings, fire stopping, and M&E works complete. In the coming weeks we will be installing kitchen and WC facilities along with doors, decoration to all areas, and further electrical works.
LHC - We have been awarded a place on 22 Lots of LHC’s framework for projects in London and the South East. The projects delivered under these lots are valued between £250k-£2m and £1.5m-£5m in each region. The workstreams include kitchens and bathrooms,
Major Project - BT Project Spruce
- Etec have been awarded a contract to deliver a five year framework for our long standing client BT
- Project Spruce is a five year programme to refurbish and upgrade BT’s existing assets for new use or sale
- We will be delivering schemes in the South East, London, and West of England
- This includes refurbishing offices, repurposing old telephone exchanges, and developing training facilities and other sites
- We are currently delivering the first pilot sites of this programme in Plymouth and Bodmin which will be used to develop our approach to the scheme over the coming years
Procure Partnerships - Etec are pleased to announce that we have secured a place on Procure Partnerships new framework.This will be used to deliver a £2.5bn work pipeline over the next four years for local authorities, NHS trusts, universities and the emergency services. We will be involved in projects in the South East, East of England, and London ranging from £50k up to £4m.
Other News - Coronavirus
- As we are all aware due to COVID-19 the world is changing at pace and we are having to react very quickly to major changes in our professional and personal lives
- We will be following government directives and adjusting to the situation as it unfolds and new legislation is brought in
- Our existing projects are ongoing and we have a good pipeline of secured works for the coming year
- We are remain open as a business and new policies and procedures have been put in place for both office and site staff to ensure that we are able to continue to operate as safely as possible
- These are being continually monitored and reviewed to ensure that we adhere to any new announcements and advice
Etec are pleased to announce that we have secured a place on Procure Partnerships new framework. This will be used to deliver a £2.5bn work pipeline over the next four years for local authorities, NHS trust, universities and the emergency services. We will be involved in projects in the South East, East of England, and London ranging from £50k up to £4m.
Etec have been contracted to carry out the refurbishment and conversion of a 500m2 open plan office space on behalf of Thurrock Council. This is to facilitate the relocation of the Counter Fraud Department to a new area which will include an open plan office, operations briefing room, intelligence centre, server room and evidence store.
Coalhouse Fort in Thurrock
Etec will be carrying out works to the radar tower at Coalhouse Fort in Thurrock, one of the best examples of a Victorian artillery fort in England. Our in house specialists carried out surveys and developed the works schedule on behalf of Thurrock Council. The radar tower has become structurally unsound and requires health and safety and security works to make the site safe with a view to carry out historical restoration works in the future.
Brentwood Borough Council
We are currently on site delivering planned maintenance works to five community centres on behalf of Brentwood Council. These works will continue into the summer and include roofing works, external repairs, electrical rewires, windows and doors, and internal refurbishment an decorations.
BT Project Spruce
Etec have been awarded a contract to deliver a five year framework for BT. Project Spruce is a five year programme to refurbish and upgrade BT's existing assets for new use. This includes refurbishing offices, repurposing old telephone exchanges, and developing training facilities and other sites. We are currently delivering the first pilot sites of this programme in Plymouth and Bodmin which will be used to develop our approach to the scheme over the coming years.
Cossington Street Sports Centre
Works will be commencing this month to revamp the Cossington Street Sports Centre in Leicester. The improvements will include a new 50-station gym, fully equipped functional training area, new group exercise space, and refurbished changing areas.
Etec CEO (Michael Smith) and Business manger (David Shaw) on site at the a very prestigious project, the full refurbishment of the Oman Embassy at a central London location. Michael and David were delighted with the amazing work by local school children which will be proudly displayed on the site hoardings for all to see and appreciate.
Two projects are now underway as part of our four year framework with Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. We will be renewing and improving pathways around the visitors centre at Wakehurst Place as well as upgrading the car park to provide additional capacity for the site.
Verified VIP member
Etec are proud to be a Constructionline Verified VIP member and are fully aligned to the BuildUK Common Assessment Standard!
Etec used a time lapse camera to record each stage of our multi million pound construction and fit out project at Segro Park in Rainham.
We currently have 18 year old Jay Draper working as an apprentice on our site at Newmarket Leisure Centre learning about all areas of site management and project delivery. We also have two more apprentices working with us. They will be working at our head office and on site in order to gain experience in all areas of construction including Quantity Surveying, Contracts Management, and Site Management
St John's Primary School sponsored school race
Etec are proud to announce that we are sponsoring St John's Primary School in Buckhurst Hill in their sponsored school race! All funds raised will be going to the school for new play equipment!
Good Luck to all those racing!!
- Brentwood - Refurbishment of multiple community centres
- Petticoat Tower - Two refurb projects at Petticoat Tower on behalf of City of London
- Brentwood Leisure Centre - Refurb and M&E works
- BT Tower - Nine week project to create three new offices
- Kew Gardens - Car park improvement works at Wakehurst Manor site
- Willow House - Refurbishment works to a sheltered housing facility in Reading
- Cherry Trees - Extension and refurbishment works to a children's respite centre
- Segro Park - Major industrial project on behalf of Babcock International
- BT Centre - Internal refurbishment project
- Whitebridge School - We took part in a local school quiz night helping to raise over £400 for new playground equipment
- Work Experience - We have a work experience student on our site at New Market Leisure Centre
- St John's Primary - We have also donated £200 to St John's Primary for new equipment
- SEC - Etec have been appointed to Lot 1a of the South East Consortium's (SEC) Internal and External Works Framework. SEC are made up from 31 Members including housing associations and councils managing over 305,000 properties
- CCS - The Government's Crown Commercial Service has awarded Etec a place on a record breaking Government works framework. The vast public works framework is available for use by central Government departments and all other public sector bodies, including local authorities, blue light services and devolved bodies
- Kew Gardens - Etec have been appointed to all three lots of RBG Kew's contractors framework. We will be undertaking projects involving Mechanical (Lot 1), Electrical (Lot 2) and Building Fabric (Lot 3) over the next four years
Major Project - Segro Park
- Etec have completed a multi-million pound industrial project at Segro Park in Rainham
- The works comprised the fit out of a new build warehouse for use as a secure vehicle workshop on behalf of Babcock International
- This will be used initially to maintain the vehicles of the Metropolitan Police with potential for significant expansion given the size and scope of the new facility
- The existing warehouse has been equipped with facilities for all vehicle types along with construction to form offices, break out areas, changing facilities, and storage areas
- The project included extensive M&E works along with specialist security items and equipment for the workshop itself
- The works were delivered to strict twelve week programme
Some great work from Etec!
The first phase of Newmarket Leisure Centre's £1.8 million upgrade to be complete by Christmas!
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We have been awarded a contract to carry out the refurbishment of Brentwood Leisure Centre plant room. This includes the refurbishment of mechanical and electrical services, reconstruction of outer and inner walls, and supply and installation of new lighting.
We have recently secured an external concrete repairs project with our long standing clients BT. This will involve repairs to multiple sites in Cambridge, Stevenage, East London, Surrey, and Hove. We have also recently completed a full internal refurbishment of CEO offices delivered to a strict 14 day programme.
White Bridge Quiz Night
Last month Etec supported (and won!) a local school quiz night helping to raise over £400 for new playground equipment at White Bridge Junior School.
South East Consortium
We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to Lot 1a of the South East Consortium’s (SEC) Internal and External Works Framework. SEC are made up from 31 Members including housing associations and councils managing over 305,000 properties. In addition to Members there are 50 Guest users of the Consortium. Any organisation subject to OJEU regulations can access SEC frameworks. You can contact them on 0208 036 0004. Lot 1a involves providing major refurbishment works across London and the South East including:
- External Envelope including EWI, Repointing and Rendering
- Kitchens and Bathrooms
- Windows and Doors
- Cyclical Decorations
As part of the framework we will also be attending SEC’s annual conference at the London Stadium in November.
Segro Park - Fit out of a new build warehouse on behalf of Babcock International
Newmarket Leisure Centre - Refurbishment works
BT - External concrete repairs project to multiple sites in Cambridge, Stevenage, East London, Surrey, and Hove
BT CEO Offices - We have recently completed a full internal refurbishment of CEO offices delivered to a strict 14 day programme
SAHA Willow House - We have now completed refurbishment works to a sheltered housing facility in Reading. Willow House remained occupied throughout the works which required strict control of health and safety
Willow House - We have donated a TV for communal use and repainted the railings outside free of charge to improve the look of the block
Embassy of Oman - We are running a local school competition to design safety posters for our site hoarding
Cherry Trees - Excavated a new path for the childrens playground free of charge
Current Project Updates
Cherry Trees - Works are now underway to deliver an extension and refurbishment works to a children’s respite centre in Guildford. Cherry Trees is a small charity providing exceptional home-from-home respite for children with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical, and sensory impairments
Segro Park - We have now started works on a multi-million pound project at Segro Park in Rainham. The works comprise the fit out of a new build warehouse for use as a secure vehicle workshop on behalf of Babcock International. The existing warehouse will be equipped with facilities for all vehicle types along with construction to form offices, break out areas, changing facilities, and storage areas. We will be using time lapse cameras to capture the project as it progresses over the coming months.
Major Project – Lesley Court
We recently completed our new build residential scheme in Loughton. This project involved the construction of 12 new build flats on the site of a car park to the rear of the shopping area of Loughton High Road.
We were also responsible for the full internal fit out and decoration with the flats handed over to the client ready for use. The ground floor car park was constructed using an RC frame while the 1st and 2nd floors used timber frame construction holding 6 flats per floor each with a balcony. This was a combination of brick skin and colour free render with aluminium windows and doors.
As this was a new build project we were required to run entirely new services to the site including telecomms, drainage, water, gas, and electricity. Solar PV was installed on the roof as part of energy efficiency measures including energy efficient gas boilers and LED lighting throughout
Etec are delighted to have been awarded a multi-million pound project at Segro Park in Rainham. The works comprise the fit out of a new build warehouse for use as a secure vehicle workshop on behalf of Babcock International. The existing warehouse will be equipped with facilities for all vehicle types along with construction to form offices, break out areas, changing facilities, and storage areas.
Performance Beyond Compliance
Etec have been awarded Performance Beyond Compliance by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for our site in Thurloe Square, Kensington. A certificate was presented to our Site Manager Sam Harris for exceptional performance including protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety, valuing the workforce, respecting the community, and care for the appearance of the site.
Etec is proud to have been able to support Debden Park High School with their work experience this summer. We have had Albie Offer working hard in our Head Office with our Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Bid Writers, learning about all aspects of the construction industry.
Places for People - 4 year framework for office refubishment across London and the South of England
Cherry Trees - External refurbishment and extension works to a children’s respite centre
Petticoat Tower - External repair and refurbishment to a 22 storey housing block in the City of London
Current Project Updates
BT - Works to BT Faraday in Blackfriars and BT Mayfair have now been completed. At Faraday we refurbished the office space for new occupants including carpets, kitchens, WCs, and tiling. At Mayfair we carried out works to the 4th floor offices used by the Metropolitan Police which included new partitions, decorating, lighting, and HVAC systems
Cherry Trees - We are currently rephasing our project at Cherry Trees to sequence the works more logically to achieve earlier completion
Willow House - We have been invited to participate in an open day function with senior people from the Salvation Army to showcase our ongoing project with them at WIllow House in Reading.
Long Stratton Leisure Centre - Major refurbishment and expansion project
East Herts Council Offices - Internal refurbishment works
BT Mayfair - Office refurb to fourth floor office rented to the Metropolitcan Police
Loughton Lesley Court - Twelve new build flats on Loughton High Road
Major Project - Long Stratton
This refurbishment and expansion was undertaken in order to help meet extra demand due to the 1,800 new homes planned for the village. Improvements were made to the sports hall and changing rooms, along with a new multi-use studio, spinning studio and new equipment. A first-floor extension was built with a cafe and a soft play area being created. There is also a new area designed to be used to celebrate birthdays or for regular meets with parents or other groups.
A new 75 station gym features the latest equipment along with two fitness studios. New changing and showering facilities have also been added to the leisure centre. As well as the changes to the building the car park has been expanded and redesigned to accommodate 14 more spaces.
Dynamic Purchasing Systems and Approved Contractors Lists
Etec are proud to announce that we have been awarded a place on the Dynamic Purchasing Systems and Approved Contractors Lists for 9 prestigious corporations!
Long Stratton Leisure Centre
Works have now been completed at our project at Long Stratton Leisure Centre. Improvements include a new 80 station gym with state of the art equipment, a new air conditioned fitness suite, new changing facilities and showers, a soft play area for children, and a café. South Norfolk Council cabinet member Yvonne Bendle said "Long Stratton Leisure Centre will be a community hub, offering something for everyone and will be a great place for families and friends to spend time together."
White Bridge Quiz Night
Last month Etec supported (and won!) a local school quiz night helping to raise over £400 for new playground equipment at White Bridge Junior School.
BT - A9 Project involving construction of 3 new offices at BT Centre
Salvation Army Housing Association - Internal refurbishment to Willow House in Reading
City of London - 4 year Mechanical and Electrical Framework for projects valued £250,000 - £1,000,000
Current Project Updates
Thurloe Square - We are commencing the next stage of the external works at the Oman Embassy in Thurloe Square. This has required careful coordination by our site team in order to account for the very limited space on site in this busy part of London.
Loughton - Works at our Loughton residential scheme are nearing completion with a show flat now ready for viewings.
Long Stratton - After additional works on site required an extension of the contract period we are now back on programme at Long Stratton Leisure Centre.
Churchfields - Enabling works are underway at our scheme at Churchfields near our head office. The works have required close coordination with statutory bodies and TFL given the proximity of the railway line.
Major Project - Haverhill
Following a 9 month construction period Etec have now completed works to Haverhill Leisure Centre. This project included new parkour and climbing environments, a brand new soft play area, new gym changing rooms and the addition of a wellness suite. A new cafe was also created on the ground floor.
As the building remained in use throughout the works our delivery programme was phased to cause the minimum amount of disruption. The gym and pool remained open as normal with no changes to the programme.
Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council said at the opening: “I was delighted to experience first-hand the terrific response to the new facilities. This is another investment in the success and future of Haverhill”.
Support 4 Sight
Etec are proud to have been able to support the charity Support 4 Sight with a donation of laptops. The new equipment will allow Support 4 Sight to assist people with sight loss in their own homes helping them to apply for and secure jobs.
The Chocolate Run Christmas donation
Etec are proud to have been able to support a local charity over the Christmas period. Etec held a raffle giving all money collected to The Chocolate Run @thechocolaterun. The Chocolate Run is a Harlow based charity supporting the homeless & vulnerably housed in the local area.
Haverhill Work Experience
Etec is proud to have been able to support West Suffolk College with their work experience this year. We have had Arthur Pickton working alongside our Site Manager Steve Koeck at our site in Haverhill. He has shown a keen interest in construction and will go far in his career.
SDA Church - Design and installation of a piled beam partial underpinning system to Hampstead SDA Church
Churchfields - Demolition of existing buildings and construction of new building comprising of 6 apartments
Leyton Orient - Remedial repairs and refurbishment of three privately owned apartments
Mayfield - New build leisure centre in the grounds of Mayfield School including a six lane pool and full gym facilities.
Petra’s Place - Therapy centre in South Kensington High Street. Petra’s Place provides support and therapy for autistic pre school children and their families in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
A big thank you to all who supported us on The Paratroopers Ten Mile Challenge in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice. Etec’s contribution helped to raise almost £1700 for the hospice.
Central House Ongar - Construction of two retail units and five appartments on behalf of DG Property Group Ltd
Thurloe Square - Refurbishment of a Grade II listed building owned by the Embassy of Oman
Lyndhurst Gardens - Construction of residential properties for Lyndhurst Gardens LLP
University of Essex - Internal refurbishment and M&E works to the Lecture Theatre Building on the Colchester Campus
Rhyl Leisure Centre - Full internal refurbishment including new partitions, M&E, and decs
Larkfield Leisure Centre - Single storey extension to the existing leisure centre
Watmos Phase II - External repairs to 5 occupied blocks
Current Project Updates
Oman Embassy, Thurloe Square – Works are now underway on this prestigious project to carry out a full internal refurbishment, external refurbishment, roof replacement, structural alterations, new M&E installations, decorations, and landscaping to this listed building.
Haverhill Leisure Centre - The refurbishment and expansion of the Haverhill Leisure Centre is progressing well on site. Etec handed over the completed changing areas in mid October. The client was very happy with the outcome and is looking forward to the completion of the next phase of the works.
Long Stratton Leisure Centre - Blockwork around steelwork on the ground floor has been completed along with first fix mechanical and electrical installations. Roof installation will commence in mid November.
Major Project - Mayfield
Etec have now finished the works at Mayfield Leisure Centre and have handed the completed project over to the London Borough of Redbridge. We constructed a 25m six lane pool for public use comprising of a wet changing area, pool viewing area, and reception area. The leisure centre also has a general functional studio and a dry gym on the first floor.
External works were undertaken to create adequate parking provision for the new leisure centre along with full reinstatement and landscaping to blend the new building into the existing premises.
This leisure centre is situated within the grounds of Mayfield School which required constant liaison with local residents, school stakeholders, and the council.
Current Project Updates
High Road, Loughton – works are progressing well on this project. Construction of the timber frame is ongoing with brickwork scheduled to commence in the next stage.
Haverhill - after a challenging start we are now working well with the client with a proposed phased handover that will work for all parties. Works are progressing well with a focus on the new offices and fitness suite.
Long Stratton - preparations are being made to cast the new ground floor slab to support the new steel frame. There has been a big push with the design team following the recent re-classification of works on site. This resulted in the works being classed as a new build which presented additional challenges that everyone has risen to to ensure the project remains on course for completion in February.
WATMOS Recognition Awards
Etec are proud to announce we're sponsoring the WATMOS Recognition awards 2018! Taking place at the Bonsor Suite at Bescot Stadium. Showing recognition to tenant volunteers & staff on their personal commitment and dedication to providing exceptional housing in Walsall & Lambeth. Etec have donated £1000 towards the event for our long-standing partners.
Following completion of developments in Hornchurch and Colchester we are coming to the end of their third office to residential development in Brentwood.
We purchased a small storage facility in Bow with substandard planning consent. Following a redesign and new planning application permission was granted to develop four luxury appartments in the heart of East London.
Our office to residential conversion in Brentwood is nearing its final stages. Further planning permission has also been granted to convert the loft space into a new one bedroom apartment. The completed scheme should be ready for market within four weeks.
Demolition of an existing building at White Hall Lane in Buckhurst Hill is set to begin following completion of purchase in May. This will enable the construction of three new four bedroom detached houses.
As part of our commitment to Social Value we have donated furniture, filling cabinets, and other equipment to Anderson School in Chigwell, a specialist school that caters for Autistic children.