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Project:

Phase 1 Refurbishment of Weston Museum

Client

Weston Town Council

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“John West have been the main contractor on a range of projects for us - from small maintenance projects up to £1m plus Heritage building refurbishments. They always provide a comprehensive service, with knowledgeable and conscientious staff who deliver on time and to budget.”
Steve Matthews, SJ Surveyors

We worked with the Council and their design team to undertake a captivating refurbishment of Weston Museum.

The refurbishment included the installation of a historically sensitive new atrium roof, along with substantial internal redesign and fit-out. The project involved major structural, mechanical, and electrical work, incorporating a new foyer, commercial kitchen, and a lift for enhanced accessibility.

Various aspects received meticulous attention. The atrium glass roof was removed and replaced, the underground drainage was remodelled, and the wood block flooring underwent careful lifting and re-laying with patch repairs where necessary. The café was revamped with a wood counter and new lighting.

To improve accessibility, a lift was installed, accompanied by new balcony walkways. The rewiring project encompassed both standard lighting and sensitive lighting for the museum exhibits. Replacement windows, fire doors, and a comprehensive security and alarm system were also installed.

The refurbishment paid homage to the original character of the museum, sensitively updating the toilets while retaining their charm. Additionally, a separate project involved fitting a commercial kitchen with a complete rewiring for lighting and catering equipment.

Weston Museum’s refurbishment successfully merged historical preservation and modern enhancements, elevating the visitor experience.

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“John West have been the main contractor on a range of projects for us ranging from small maintenance projects up to £1m plus Heritage building refurbishments. They have always provided a comprehensive service, with knowledgeable and conscientious staff who deliver a consistently good level of service on time and to budget.”
Steve Matthews, SJ Surveyors
Project:

SEE MONSTER - access and handrails

Client

Newsubstance part of Unboxed supported by Weston Town Council

SEE MONSTER is a retired rig from the North Sea, transformed into one of the UK’s largest public art installations to inspire global conversations about reuse, renewables and the great British weather.

We were a partner in this ambitious project carrying out enabling works and ensuring the access and safety rails were suitable and adequate for use by the hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Parts of the structure such as the Solar Tree and Wind Nest have been donated to local projects, and the Garden Lab’s trees and plants will be reused by North Somerset Council in their parks and public spaces.

Project:

Hinkley C construction workers accommodation

Client

EDF

EDF workers accommodation – Facilities Management

EDF construction project at Hinkley C Site in Somerset is the biggest construction project in Europe. Our Facilities Management Team are providing a Hard FM service to the worker campuses. These are set across two sites and have a dedicated multi trade team managing planned maintenance programmes, reactive work and small installation projects.

The team provide specialist air con, electrical and plumbing services and manage other specialist sub-contractors providing for example lift LOLER inspections.

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Project:

Hinkley C construction workers’ accommodation – redecoration accommodation at Brean Sands Campus

Client

EDF/HOST

This project required the redecoration and improvement works of 675 accommodation chalets at Brean Sands Campus to accommodate workers of the Hinkley C Construction site.

This large project met the criteria of a notifiable construction project as it lasted more than 30 days and involved more than 500 person days.  It involved painting, re-flooring, asbestos removal and remedial works, and ceiling improvements.

The main improvement works were delivered in 4 ½ months and were delivered under budget.

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"From day one it was clear that the team at John West really grasped the scale and complexity of our project. As well as keeping to a tight timeline, they kept me well informed throughout the process and delivered on time and on budget despite a number of challenges along the way. On our new projects, John West and team of contractors are always part of plans for our continued delivery.”
Paul Warburton, Project Director, HOST RHM
Project:

Foyer and ticket office Blakehay Theatre

Client

Weston Town Council

This project was the completed redecoration of the Foyer and Ticket Office at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston-super-Mare.

The work included installing lighting over the stairs and new fire doors to stage area.

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