Sloane Curtis invest in new warehouse following continued growth

29th January 2019

Following three consecutive years of growth of circa 50% year on year, Sloane Curtis has made a further property investment in new warehouse facilities in Hertfordshire, benefitting clients and staff alike.

Located in Baldock, Hertfordshire, the new 560m2 warehouse complete with Mezz Floor, will allow more works to be carried out off-site which will benefit clients and the sites by:-

  • Reduction in Waste materials
  • Shorter Build times
  • Controlled build environment
  • Less noise, dust and local disruption

The facility also enables us to hold bulk project materials off-site, freeing up workspace on site, saving time and money for our clients in the process.

The new facilities also allow us to secure our heavy machinery including forklifts, CNC machines and access equipment. A separate new training centre has been built to provide training facilities for staff and apprentices.

Sloane Curtis already own two other properties in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, housing head office staff and providing a central works facility for our skilled workforce.

This new investment is part of our long-term growth plan, helping to ensure that client projects are efficiently and expertly delivered.

50% year on year growth expected to continue

2018 was yet another strong year for Sloane Curtis, completing of significant refurbishment and fit-out projects right across the UK and Ireland for customers including Associated British Foods plc, Atrium Stores, Silver spoon, Heatons Stores, Sports Direct, USC, Flannels and The Flight Centre.  

Projects undertaken during the year involved completely stripping out numerous existing large retail stores back to the core shells, before completing total refurbishments.  Other commercial projects required major structural alterations to accommodate new lifts and staircases, and completely refurbishing a shopping mall both inside and out. As ever, the team rose to the challenge and delivered on every level of each project.

Many of the projects that we undertook were to very tight timescales (some of only 8 weeks), and required works to be carried out around the clock. We are proud to say that we completed all works on time and within budgets.

Our exceptionally high standards of works, our flexibility around timings and high health, safety and quality standards, have already secured a strong order book for 2019 which is set to see us achieve similar growth to previous years.

Sloane Curtis awarded multi-store fit-out contract by Sports Direct

22nd September 2017

Customer: Sports Direct
Location:   Strand shopping centre, Isle of Man

Following the successful completion of enabling works carried out by Sloane Curtis at the new Strand Shopping Centre, Isle of Man, Sports Direct awarded Sloane Curtis the final stage fit-out contract for all 3 floors.

Sloane Curtis were commended for not only carrying out the enabling and strip out works to very high standards, the works were also delivered on time and on budget whilst minimising any disruption to the 30,000+ shoppers who visit the 40,000 sq. ft. shopping centre each week.

Fit-out works were commissioned on three new stores; Sports Direct, USC and Flannels, along with the mall offices and welfare facilities. The fit-out works were carried out on the new 14,000 sq. ft. Sports Direct store, 8,000 sq. ft USC Store and a 9,000 sq. ft. Flannels.


Summary of primary fit-out works:

  • Bespoke shelving systems for storage of 25,000 boxes of shoes (Sports Direct)
  • Sprinkler system
  • All lighting
  • Wall linings
  • Vinyl flooring throughout
  • Alarm systems and communications
  • Daikin Air Conditioning systems
  • Staff offices, welfare facilities, security office
  • Internal sprayed finished to all surfaces
  • All branded shop fit works

The final fit-out works were handed over, on time, in August 2017.

 

Sloane Curtis complete shopping centre enabling works

2nd September 2017

Customer: Sports Direct
Location:   Strand shopping centre, Isle of Man

Sloane Curtis is very proud to announce that enabling works for a range of new stores and facilities at the popular Strand Shopping Centre in Douglas, Isle of Man, are complete and were delivered on time.

The contract was awarded to Sloane Curtis by The Strand owners, Sports Direct International, following the successful completion of previous Sport Direct refurbishment projects carried out over the last 18 months.

Scope of works

The scope of the contract was for enabling/shell works to be carried out on the 40,000 sq. ft. building in advance of the fit out of a new 22,000 sq. ft. Sports Direct store and a new 9,000 sq. ft. Flannels store. The works were completed in phases in order to cause minimal disruption to the 30,000 shoppers who visit the centre every week.


An outline of works included:

External Works

Remedial and maintenance works commenced with the existing main felted flat roof and lower balcony roofs being overlaid with Protec Roofing System by Polyroof, providing a 20 year manufactures guarantee & 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

The existing high level atrium roof was then overhauled and re-glazed with new high performance solar control glazing units. All glazing seals and gaskets were inspected and replaced where required and opening fanlights were fitted with rain detection sensors.

Internal Works

The new internal design incorporated infilling the existing atrium (approx. 200 sqm) at 1st floor level with a reinforced, cast insitu concrete slab on permanent formwork, all supplied on a new structural steel framework inclusive of cambered main steels.

The lower ground and ground floor vacant units were fully stripped out, removing all existing walls, ceilings, fixtures, partitions, wiring, doors and shop fronts. These enabling works made way for the new USC ground floor store, and Flannels on the lower ground store.

The main mall ceiling was replaced with an Armstrong Celio tile complete with upgraded LED lighting.

Services

The schedule of works included the removal and making safe of electrical supplies, water, telecoms, CCTV, fire alarms, sprinklers, ductwork, boilers, air conditioning, condensers and relocation of the existing plant room equipment and customer lift.   These services were then replaced with new services as per the specified drawings.

Summary of primary enabling works:

  • 95 tonnes of new flowcrete screed laid in 2 days
  • All mechanical and electrical works carried out
  • Bespoke steel staircase and glass ballustrading
  • Security system including cameras and monitoring equipment
  • Full height glazed shop fronts and frameless glazing
  • Automated roller shutters and entrance doors

The Strand Shopping Centre project commenced in February 2017 and was completed in August 2017.

New Office Move for Sloane Curtis

6th December 2016

Due to continued expansion, the management and staff are pleased to announce that we have moved to:-

Unit 6, Furmston Court, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1UJ

Lee Caswell, Managing Director stated “We would like to thank our employees, clients and suppliers for making 2016 an exceptional year, we look forward to working as a team to deliver project throughout 2017 and beyond”.

Sloane Curtis achieve CHAS accreditation

9th August 2016

CHAS assesses applicants on their health and safety policy statement, their organisation for health and safety as well as specific health and safety arrangements.

Developed in 1997, the main aims of CHAS are to improve health and safety standards across Great Britain and to reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.

Sloane Curtis Managing Director, Lee Caswell, said: “CHAS is rapidly becoming an industry standard. This means that organisations who participate in the system can now logon to the database and check our current status and it will allow an uninterrupted transparency in the lengthy chain of the pre-qualification system.”

 

Former Boyes Store North Earl Street – Dublin

Sloane Curtis are delighted to announce the recent contract win from Sports Direct International.  The scope of this contract is for enabling/shell works to be carried out in advance of final fit out of the building for Sports Direct at the 30,000 sq ft Former Boyers Department Store in North Earl Street, Dublin 1 which has been closed since January 2016.

The work is to include:

  • The internal strip out and modification, including asbestos removal of the existing buildings to form the new Sports Direct retail unit.
  • Works to modify the existing building facade to suit the proposed new internal layout.
  • Internal demolitions and removal from site and remedial structural works. Including removal of concrete staircase and installation of a new metal staircase.
  • Remedial works to the existing building to include new roof approx 1500M2, general exterior repairs, new glazing to the front elevation and repair/ replacement of external fire doors

Managing Director Lee Caswell stated We are delighted to win this contract from Sports Direct, they have been a valued client over the years and we are keen to be a part of the redevelopment of the North Earl Street area.

Sloane Curtis achieve string of accreditations

4th August 2016

At Sloane Curtis, health, safety and quality are of prime importance to us.  It is our duty to ensure that our staff, customers and those within the vicinity of our working environments are safe at all times.

We are now proud to announce that we have now successfully achieved accreditation for:

The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme 

Constructionline

Acclaim

If you would like to receive a copy of any of our certificates please contact info@sloanecurtis.co.uk.

Sloane Curtis achieves SSIP Acclaim Accreditation

3rd March 2016

Sloane Curtis are delighted to confirm that as part of our Constructionline application we have satisfied the requirements of Acclaim.

The Acclaim Accreditation assessment is undertaken by the experts at Capita Property and Infrastructure, who are a leading health and safety consultancy firm within construction.

Acclaim Accreditation is a member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement, which is recognised across multiple different health and safety accreditations.

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) was developed to:

Act as an umbrella body, which is recognised by a large and growing number of buyers.

  • Give confidence to buyers that you have been successfully assessed to the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and SSIP core criteria Sloane Curtis achieves SSIP Acclaim Accreditation.