Sinclair Johnston & Partners: Newsletter January 2019
Sinclair Johnston & Partners hope everyone has had a great start to 2019!
It has been a busy start for us and we have a lot planned for 2019 already, so here is a run-down of what we have been up to in January so far!
Penson’s Restaurant Opening
Since 2012 Sinclair Johnston & Partners have been working with Alex Coppock of Communion Architects to convert the derelict Penson’s Barns into a high value restaurant and shops.
This week sees the opening of the restaurant after extensive conservation repair and alterations all within the volume of original buildings.
The main dining area showcases an original timber frame roof with a new steel framed staircase leading up to the 1st floor which hosts space to a private dining area. The 1st floor existing trust was cut and the lateral forces were taken by a steel frame doorway.
Located in the beautiful Netherwood Estate, Herefordshire, the estate also plays home to two elequent properties, The Hyde and The Freeth, which are both available for Pensons guests to stay and only a few minutes away from the restaurant.
Bridge House brings Roasting Plant Coffee to London
Starting the new year off with a buzz, current project Bridge House, saw the opening of it’s Roasting Plant Coffee shop.
The US based coffee brand debuted it’s first UK outlet at Bridge House, Borough High Street, early this month, spread across 1,480 sq ft on the ground floor.
Showcasing it’s ‘Javabolt’ machine where customers are able to watch the process of their raw coffee beans passing through pneumatic clear tubes at the correct temperatures, before becoming the perfect portion of coffee ready to be brewed and consumed.
Sinclair Johnston & Partners were appointed back in 2018 by GMS Estates to work on the redevelopment of Bridge House which is a Grade II* listed building. With planning permission granted for works on the roof top extension, SJ&P are now progressing the design to Stage 4 and hope to start work on site this Summer.
Project Update: St. Barts Hospital
Temporary works on the St. Barts Hospital Old Pathology building are in full swing with the temporary façade retention structure now installed with top-down demolition complete to third floor.
Demolition is also on-going at the Modern Pathology Building and Residential Staff Quarters.
Sinclair Johnston & Partners have been working on various phases of the ongoing development of BARTS for over 20 years and are working closely with the main contractor, Kier for this phase of works.
Staff News: Congratulations!
A huge congratulations to Matthew Williams, who has now been promoted to Technical Director.
Matthew has been with Sinclair Johnston & Partners since Summer 2017 and is a major asset to the business. His technical expertise is demonstrated highly through his continuous hard work here at SJ&P and we have no shadow of a doubt that he will continue to lead with his integral skill and knowledge within the business.
More congratulations are in order to Salvatore Cali, who has been promoted to Project Engineer.
Salvatore joined the business in late 2018 as a Structural Engineer and within a short space of time, he has demonstrated his thorough engineering knowledge and has continue to excel in his role here at Sinclair Johnston & Partners.
Staff Trip: Renzo Piano Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
Some of the Sinclair Johnston & Partners team took an afternoon away from their work schedules to enjoy the Renzo Piano exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London this month.
The exhibition showcased the Italian Architects pioneering work, through 16 key buildings and explored just how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings in a ‘piece by piece’ methodology through material, engineering and form to achieve truly precise and elegant buildings.
Centered at heart of the exhibition was an imagined specially designed sculptural installation ‘Island’ which brought together nearly 100 of Piano’s projects.
Marvelling through never seen before drawings, photos, models and signature full-scale maquettes, the exhibition centred the spotlight on some of the most famous building’s in the world from The Shard in London to Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.