Parkeray Revamps Kings Cross Centre
Parkeray has been awarded a fit out scheme by student accommodation brand, Chapter, on the behalf of the US firm, Greystar.
Known for providing world-class accommodation and a home from home for overseas students, Chapter has engaged Parkeray in the high-level refurbishment of its Kings Cross Centre.
The 15-week project involves the refresh of four areas, over three floors comprising the reception, meeting room, and social spaces, which include a café, gym, cinema and welfare facilities. The building’s existing services will be reconfigured to suit.
The fit out incorporates a new design scheme provided by Tigg Coll Architects, which, similar to all Chapter sites, has a unique look and feel with a distinctive personality and character.
The building will remain operational throughout the project programme, including its 24-hour reception area with working areas segregated throughout the construction period.
Project completion is expected in August 2016.
Case 521F XT in Brickworks Recycling Plant
The GDC Group, part of global heating products manufacturer Glendimplex, is using a new CASE 521F XT waste configuration wheeled loader fro recycling work at their brickworks manufacturing plant in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.
Supplied by CASE dealer Warwick Ward ,the CASE 521 FXT will be used in the only plant of its type in the UK.
It produces 2 million bricks per year for use in the Glendimplex range of electric storage heaters. During production any bricks that are cosmetically damaged, which equates to approximately 3% of production, are recycled at the site and used in the production of new ones.
The main task of the 521F XT is to load the bricks into the plant’s crushers and move the iron ore from the storage area into the plant, so a robust, fuel efficient machine was required.
Replaced Expired Leased Unit
Previously, the GDC Group had always leased machines for this task at Brierley Hill, but when their current lease was up they decided to look into purchasing a machine.
As part of this process they approached several well-known construction equipment manufacturers. After careful evaluation and testing they decided to purchase an F Series 521 FXT wheeled loader.
Paul Taylor, operations manager said:
After looking at and comparing various machines from several manufacturers we thought the CASE wheeled loader offered the best value for money against similar machines in this class. We also really liked Warwick Ward and CASE’s proposition, to let us trial the machine on-site before we purchased.
We originally went to several of the other leading manufactures, and CASE was the only one prepared to let us have the machine on trial. This was a major factor for us, as we had not used CASE machines before. One manufacturer would only let us trial their machine if we agreed to purchase it!
The company was also impressed by the aftersales service and maintenance package offered by Warwick Ward, as well as the extra advice they got regarding buckets and teeth.
Warwick Ward also advised us to take a Hardox hardened bucket as we are working with and moving such abrasive material – broken bricks and iron ore, so we have decided to go with that option.
adds Paul Taylor.