Perimeters reusable hoarding has been given a leading role in the ambitious refurbishment of Hall for Cornwall in the Cornish cathedral city of Truro.
A compact and challenging site
The site presented many of the challenges typical of building in the centre of a city. The historic cultural landmark is sited in a busy pedestrian area in central Truro. The developer, Kier, needed a location to place their offices and site welfare facilities adjacent to the building without adversely impacting neighbouring businesses that would stay open throughout the period of the works.
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What does responsible development look like? Maybe Trevenson Gateway provides an answer: reuse. A reused site secured with reusable hoarding.
The waste hierarchy places reuse above recycling in the action we should take to minimise waste. And re-use is what the Trevenson Gateway is all about.
An old industrial site has been brought back to life. A true renaissance. With the unanimous backing of the local Carn Brea Parish Council, a long derelict industrial site is reborn. A Travelodge Hotel, a Marston's pub, and a KFC and Costa coffee will soon provide service and... View More
Perimeters has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 16th Annual Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) in the Innovation and Resource Efficiency Categories. The awards celebrate the people, projects & organisations who are delivering environmental growth! The CSA encourage, reward, and recognise the excellent work organisations are doing to improve their own sustainability while positively growing the natural environment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Sustainability Awards measure improvements in sustainability of development
The longevity of the CSA, is also a testament to the importance sustainability is having in more and more... View More
The Royal Clarence Hotel Exeter has been a site of innovation for more than 250 years. The business was the first English accommodation provider to name their establishment "Hotel". And this Hotel is a landmark in Exeter's Cathedral Yard. Sadly, in 2016, fire devastated the building. Only a shell of the outer walls and the facade were left standing. In summer 2018, Kier Construction began what is scheduled to be a multi year project to bring cutting edge function back to the building. But even before work began on the building,... View More
More re-usable hoarding, less landfill
A busy summer for Perimeters re-usable hoarding, and its partners, has brought up the ton. Yes, since Perimeters (UK) Limited was formed in March 2017, it has now completed 100 projects. We'd like to thank all our clients who helped us bring up this milestone: Kier Construction, CG Fry, Midas Construction & Retail, SCB Groundworks, Legacy Properties, Interserve, Gilbert & Goode, Brady Construction, ISG, URBN Construction, PIN CM and all the developers we have done single projects with.
Re-usable hoarding to become the norm?
There is increased public... View More
Keeping the public safe was the historic function of Bodmin Jail. Perimeters is taking over that function on the site.
Bodmin Jail is home to a popular tourist attraction that explores the history of the site including "ghost walks". In addition, the imposing architecture is backdrop to a busy functions business, hosting weddings and conferences. When Bam Ritchies began planning the £30m redevelopment of the site, they wanted a way to safely segregate their development area from the public as all current businesses would continue to operate during the development. Perimeters... View More
Perimeters helps its clients achieve the The Construction Leadership Council goals to transform the industry.
Who are the Construction Leadership Council (CLC)?
The CLC’s objective is to drive industry improvement. It draws together business leaders from across the sector to identify how to promote solutions.
And the construction sector is massive, representing 8% of GDP and 10% of employment. It is 6 times larger than the automotive industry. Every year £150 billion is invested through the public and private sectors – creating the foundations for UK growth.
The CLC aims to identify the levers, and incentives to... View More
Kentledge based hoarding can be a great solution. Using concrete ballast blocks, Kentledge as they are known, avoids digging. Also avoided are subsurface services, ground repair and even uncovering ordinance. Where a site is to be progressively reconfigured during a build, a kentledge solution enables the hoarding to be easily reshaped.
not equally safe
But all kentledge solutions are not equal. And more importantly not equally safe. Perimeters uses blocks weighing between 750kg and 1300kg. The amount of kentledge we use varies according to the the demands of the situation. A hoarding... View More
Hoarding's role is always to keep the public away from the active area of a construction site. A "live" commercial site demands additional considerations. When ISG asked Perimeters to provide hoarding for their refurbishment of the Morrisons at Plymstock, assurance that the end clients' business could continue as normal was built in.
An especially rigorous approach must be taken to managing risks of the public interface at a "live" commercial site. The assumption has to be that members of the public will be present in close proximity throughout the installation, use... View More