J. P. Wild Ltd – Supporting St Gemma’s Hospice at Christmas

 St Gemma’s

Once again, in lieu of sending Christmas cards to our clients and contacts, J. P. Wild Ltd is proud to continue its ongoing support of St Gemma’s Hospice and make a financial donation to the charity instead.

The Moortown based Hospice, which is about to mark its 40th anniversary, is proud to have been caring for people in Leeds, both in the Hospice itself and in people’s homes, providing its specialist medical and nursing care to local people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer.

Their care is always provided free-of-charge and is open to patients of all beliefs, religions and cultures. St Gemma’s is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK, relying on the support and generosity of the community to help raise the funds needed. It costs £9million each year to keep the Hospice’s doors open.

Should anyone wish to understand more about the fantastic work undertaken by St Gemma’s Hospice, the charity’s website at https://www.st-gemma.co.uk will provide a greater insight.

Wild & Co go to the Races!

Friday 3 November 2017 and Wetherby Racecourse played host to J. P. Wild’s inaugural Day at the Races.

A superb afternoon was enjoyed by more than 50 clients, contacts and members of J. P. Wild, with the racing itself, as good as it was, remaining a fun but wholly perplexing conundrum for the majority of us. The day was absolutely made by the most agreeable and convivial company.

On hand throughout the afternoon, to increasingly amuse, bemuse and confuse in equal measure, was the excellent and very personable North Leeds based, Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2016, Sebastian Walton.

Such was, we hope, the success of the day that we are aiming to now make this an annual event going forwards and a “must not miss” event for the diary.

Sanderson Weatherall LLP Goes Walkabout…………a whole 70 yards!!

For the next 12 weeks and on this occasion, we are thrilled to be working for Sanderson Weatherall LLP as the Architect, Contract Administrator……….and client!

The award winning, independently owned, national practice of Chartered Surveyors, property consultants and business asset advisors is on the move and is relocating its own Leeds office. Granted it is only a distance of 70 yards, moving from 25 Wellington Street to 29 Wellington Street and into the prestigious Central Square development, a new high profile mixed use development in the city centre.

We are refurbishing a ground floor residential estate agency unit and a 6th floor office space for the firm. The programme incorporates elements of enabling works, together with the construction and installation of doors, partition walls, reception area, kitchen and break out area.

Return of the MAC…

Or rather, return for the MAC Construction Consultants Ltd that is!

A bit of a damp start admittedly however; following the construction of a new Costa Coffee unit and ‘Drive Thru’ that we commenced there in January this year, September sees a return to site for us at the Queens Shopping Park, in the Horrocks Quarter of Preston and we are very happy to be once again working on behalf of the same client and with essentially the same project team.

We shall report further in due course, but a 16 week program of works entails the design and construction of the external and internal refurbishment of an existing retail unit, following the exit of Carpet Ways and prior to fit out for Smyths Toys as the incoming Tenant.

A 10 Week Course of J. P. Wild – Just What the Doctor Ordered!

Delighted to be expanding our portfolio of healthcare sector projects and to once again be working with Currie & Brown, we are currently on site for their client at the Eccleshill ISTC Treatment Centre on Harrogate Road, Bradford.

Under a 10 week programme of phased working, we shall be undertaking the internal refurbishment and remodelling of the existing decontamination rooms, endoscopy suite, toilets and ward space, to create three new endoscopy rooms plus associated waiting and discharge rooms. The works also include upgrades to the M&E, voice and data services.

‘Weavers Green’, Crofton comes to the market!

Our ‘Weavers Green’ development is now available!!

Crofton itself is a semi-rural village approximately 4 miles to the South East of Wakefield city centre, so ideally situated for commuting. The development comprises just six, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

We do not volume build but we are NHBC registered house builders and developers, delivering a level of quality and specification that goes above and beyond and which has seen J. P. Wild as either winner or finalist in the Local Authority Building Control (‘LABC’) Awards in 2012, 2015 and 2017 respectively.

If you are stuck for something to do over this Bank Holiday then please do feel free to consider ‘Weavers Green’ further at https://lnkd.in/dvbsp4r.

In any event, have a fantastic weekend anyway!

J. P. Wild onsite in Wetherby for Bellway Homes

A couple of weeks into a 16 week programme and works are progressing well on site at Riverside Apartments on Westgate in Wetherby.

Acting as Principal Contractor on behalf of Bellway Homes Limited and the client, we are tasked with the removal of existing and the installation of new cladding, soffit & fascia boards to the external facade of the East & West wings. Additional remedial works are also being undertaken to the lower & upper balconies of a number of apartments and to the ridge tiles.

In terms of complexity, the site will remain ‘live’ throughout the duration of the works, with the apartments themselves immediately fronting the busy A661 and backing on to the River Wharfe at the rear.

Change of use at 14-22 Lands Lane, Leeds

June sees a commencement on site, as Principal Contractor, at Lands Lane in Leeds, where J.P. Wild Ltd is delighted to again be working with MAC Construction Consultants Ltd (‘MAC’).  On this occasion, MAC is acting as the Quantity Surveyor and as such, we are similarly delighted to be having our first dealings with Rougemont Property Consultants Ltd, acting as the Contract Administrator.

We are undertaking a 15-week programme of strip out shell & core works to the client’s premises, in relation to a planning application for a change of use of the building from Class A1 (Retail) to Class A3 (Restaurants and Cafes), with addition of substation door and A3 plant area to rear roof area.  The programme also includes the design and construction of structural steelwork & steelwork connections, drainage, roofing works, lift & escalator works, external staircase to plant room, edge protection to roof area, new CAT ladder to level 3 roof and internal doors.

LABC – North & East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards Ceremony 2017

Following our nomination in the Local Authority Building Control (“LABC”), North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards, four members of J. P. Wild donned black tie and attended the awards ceremony at The Principal York Hotel in York.

An excellent evening was had by all and the awards were ably hosted by the TV Presenter & PR Agent, Nicki Chapman.

The judging panel looked for attention to detail, innovative design, evidence of a positive working relationship with the LABC and all round build quality.

‘The Pastures’ is our exquisite collection of family homes in the tranquil rural village of Scrayingham, North Yorkshire, set in the beautiful Aldby Park Estate between the market towns of Malton and Pocklington, whilst being only 12 miles from the historic city of York.

In the face of some equally impressive competition, we were unfortunate not to come out as winners on the night however; we were delighted to have been finalists in the following categories:

  • LABC Site Agent of the year;
  • Best Individual New Home;
  • Best Small New Housing Development (10 Units or Less) – for which we were “Highly Commended”.

A well-deserved pat on the back and thank you to everyone involved in ‘The Pastures’ and continued recognition of the level of build quality and specification that we put into all of our homes.

Costa Coffee Completes!

Practical Completion has recently been obtained on our 14 week design and build contract for MAC Construction Consultants Ltd (“MAC”) and its client. As mentioned back in January, J. P. Wild was engaged to construct a new Costa Coffee unit and ‘Drive Thru’ together with associated external works as part of an ongoing phased redevelopment of the existing Queens Shopping Park, in the Horrocks Quarter of Preston. This project represents J. P. Wild’s first major awarded win with MAC and it has been a delight to work with the Leeds team and their client. It also sees J. P. Wild continuing to grow and develop, in terms of both project complexity and location, whilst delivering on time and in budget in an otherwise live and busy retail environment.