SIMPSON ENTER TEAM IN CHARITY CRICKET EVENT
Simpson was proud to support Merlin’s Magic Wand charity by entering a contingent in the ‘Merlin’s Hotel Heroes’ cricket team for their annual cricket day held on 21st June 2017.
The event took place at Chessington Sports Ground adjacent to Chessington World of Adventures. Simpson have been a key member of the Consultant team on recent Merlin projects at Legoland Windsor, Alton Towers and Warwick Castle.
The Hotel Heroes team battled successfully through to the quarter finals where they narrowly missed victory by only 1 run.
Team from left to right
James Protherough, Gareth Crowther, Gary Hunt, Richard Laughton
Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for sick and disabled children that arranges magical days out at Merlin Entertainments attractions, such as LEGOLAND Resorts®, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds.
HENLEY TRIATHLON - SIMPSONS TEAMS BATTLE IT OUT
After a very close battle on Sunday 4th June, Simpsons Structures take a 2-0 lead in the series!!
Jamie 'Phelps' Munro gave Structures a 76 second lead after the swim before Mark 'Wiggins' Regan clawed back 26 seconds on the bike for Civils. After the final transition Structures held a 55 second advantage and Chris 'Farah' Martin made sure of the win by stretching the lead by a further 8 seconds.
Overall the teams finished 3rd and 4th out of 20 male sprint teams. Good effort by all involved and thanks to all the support on the day.
The Civils team from left to right - Mark Regan, Mark Cradduck and Mike Hill
The Structures team from left to right - Christ Martin, Jamie Munro and Mike Beckly
Well done to both teams for a really great effort and we are all looking forward to the next competition
THE BUTTERCROSS WORKS WINS 'BEST HIGH VOLUME NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT' AT THE LABC AWARDS
The Buttercross, Witney, a development that Simpson engineered for Bower Mapson Homes Ltd, has won 'Best High Volume New Housing Development' at the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards, 2017.
The LABC (Local Authority Building Control) awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent building, outstanding companies as well as partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile. The completed development comprises an extra care apartment block and 106 two, three and four bedroom houses and apartments. The development was built using a range of materials sensitive to the Cotswolds style.
Well done David and the team on this great achievement.
GIG NIGHT AT THE PRINCE OF WALES PUB, MARLOW
Despite the best advice of his friends and colleagues, our Senior Partner is strapping on his telecaster, along with some fellow conspirators and indulging in some musical exertions at a Marlow pub on the 27th May
NEW HOTEL AT LEGOLAND, WINDSOR
Simpson Associates are pleased to support Merlin Entertainments through provision of civil and structural design services for their new castle themed family focussed hotel at Legoland Windsor.
This hybrid structural frame utilises composite steelwork, to form a transfer deck at first floor, to support a light gauge metal framed superstructure above. Castle themed cladding is formed from fibre reinforced insulated pre-cast concrete ‘sandwich’ panels, supported from the structural frame at each floor level.
CENTRAL LONDON RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT & EXTENSION
Simpson Associates are working on a high end residential refurbishment and extension scheme, in West London.
The scheme includes the formation of a new basement under the existing building and a new roof terrace. The temporary support piles have been installed and levels reduced down to the new basement level with the new lower ground floor slab having been constructed.
Works are underway to form the basement slab and bring permanent support back up to the underside of the building.
While these works are being carried out, the new roof terrace has been constructed and super structure alterations carried out.
SIMPSON ASSOCIATES ENTERING THE HENLEY TRIATHLON
Two teams from Simpson Associates will be competing against each other (and a whole load of other teams) at the Henley on Thames Triathlon on Sunday 4th June 2017.
The Civil Engineering team will be
Mark Cradduck (swim) Mark Regan (cycle) and Rahim Khan (run)
whilst the Structural Engineering team will be
Jamie Munro (swim) Mike Beckly (cycle)