“Lands’ End is a well known clothing retailer which operates from their 240,000 square foot, state of the art distribution centre in Rutland. The company has been in the industry since 1963 and has grown from their origins in Wisconsin, USA to supply most of Europe through their online network.
Quantum Construction worked on the multi million pound extension to their European distribution centre, delivering the project ahead of schedule whilst meeting the detailed environmental challenges imposed by the client.
Adam Osbourne, Facilities Manager for the Lands’ End Company says, “Quantum Construction has provided our company with a successful and efficient service on the extension of our facility. They are always ready and willing to help with any enquiry and we are extremely pleased with the service our company has received.”
03.08.20 - Progress Update from The Grange, Rearsby
Construction of the two-story office building, linked to our client’s existing building in Rearsby, Leicestershire has progressed very nicely over the past few months.
Internally, the building is now in its final second fix stage, whilst externally all windows, curtain walling and brise soleil has been completed.
Due to the social distancing measures implemented on site in relation to Covid 19, and the number of trades that have needed to work together, the team have done well to bring the project on so far over the last few months.
Over the next few weeks, focus will be on final fit out elements and reinstating the landscaping to this wonderful property.
It is a pleasure to implement such a well considered design.
23.07.20 - Refurbishment works start on Toybox in Croydon
Work has commenced at Trojan Way in Croydon to refurbish a former Toys R Us retail unit. The landlord works for Quantum consist of stripping the original roof and replacing with a new built up cladding system.
The 51,000ft² (4,700m²) unit is currently empty but will become occupied by Amazon for storage and distribution.
Further refurbishment works will be undertaken by another contractor with some cross over on site. As another contractor will be working underneath the construction of the new roof, there will be an important element of coordination works involved in this project primarily for Health and Safety but also to provide the most efficient delivery for our clients.
18.06.20 - Completion of Industrial Start-Up Units in Chertsey
Works on the eight start-up units alongside the River Bourne in Chertsey have now reached practical completion.
Throughout the project a number of additional requirements from our client were incorporated into the programme, including staircase access and toilet pods to each unit. Consequentially, additional fire compartmentation and reconfiguration of the external area were carried out.
The final product will provide good quality start up units for a number of businesses within the area.
Given the tight constraints of the site and the environmental restrictions due to the site being classified as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) and the challenges of COVID-19 at the close of the project, the site team have done well to achieve the final completion date.
Thank you to all involved in delivering this project
10.06.20 - Update
It’s been a busy few weeks for Quantum, adapting to the changes and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the support of our staff, supply chain and clients we maintained construction operations on a number of our sites and through the period, those that did close were subsequently reopened.
As with many other companies, the period has been one of great change and innovation to look afresh at previously well-established working practices.
Despite the difficulties, we have managed to progress works to completion on a number of projects and also have been fortunate enough to secure some exciting new projects.
As the landscape is changing, we are looking forward to resuming our regular posts and sharing Quantum’s latest news.
These strange and challenging times are not yet over, but like many others, we now feel more prepared to meet the challenges ahead.
19.03.20 - COVID-19
In light of the current Coronavirus situation in the UK, Quantum are taking a measured approach with proactive procedures put in place to minimise impact to our staff, clients, supply chain, the public and our business operations.
Be assured that we are actively working to minimise disruption to our projects and have safety at the core of any actions.
In line with current government guidance we are putting additional procedures in place to limit the number of people visiting our business locations and encouraging alternatives.
If you want to visit our sites for any reason please call ahead for up to date guidance.
For more information with regards to our approach or any assistance you may need please feel free to contact us.
Given the fluid nature of the situation, we will keep 3rd party stakeholders up to date with any pertinent changes.
Please click here for our Formal Guidance Memo.
10.03.20 - CCS Award ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ at Ely Site
Well done to the team working on our Ely site who have been awarded a ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ Certificate from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) following a recent inspection.
The site team, supported by Darren Williams, Contract Manager and Clare Bywater, Quantity Surveyor, demonstrated the high standards we work hard to maintain on all of our sites.
Congratulations to the team for achieving a great score of 38/50.
27.02.20 - Annual Charity Donations
At the start of each New Year, here at Quantum, we total all monies raised from our charity events and split this between charities that have been chosen by our staff.
One of our donations this year was to Two Rivers Primary School, a local school that offers a specialist teaching provision and caters for children with a wide range of special needs. Two of our Directors went to visit the school earlier this month to hand over the cheque.
18.02.20 - Refurbishment of Retail Unit & Construction of 2 new Retail Pods in High Wycombe
Quantum have started work at London Road in High Wycombe to strip back and refurbish an existing retail unit, previously used by Homebase.
The project also incorporates the construction of 2 new retail pods on the same site and alterations to the car parking area.
The existing unit of 27,000 ft² (2500 m²) will undergo extensive internal demolition. New curtain walling and roofing works will be completed along with refurbishing the internal shop floor space in accordance with our client’s requirements for the future tenants. Works will also include adapting the existing amenity block and introducing a considerable amount of internal drainage.
The new pods of approx. 2,000 ft² (180 m²) and 1,000ft² (100 m²) will be steel framed and cladded with curtain walling and sit adjacent to the existing building.
As part of the project we will be enhancing the neighbouring woodland through additional planting and woodland management, including the removal of invasive species.
The combination of new build, refurbishment and ecological works is intended to provide a long term positive impact for the community.
11.02.20 - Contract Award for Construction of 4 new industrial Units
Quantum have been awarded a contract for construction of 4 new industrial units, split into 3 separate buildings. The building plot is situated on an existing green field site within an already developed Business Park. The new distribution units of varying sizes up to 31,000ft² (2880m²) have a total floor area of 86,200ft² (8,000m²) including first floor office spaces.
Groundworks are already underway and progressing well. The steel framed and cladded buildings will include a curved roof design and glazed entrance foyers. The project will also incorporate associated parking, drainage, landscaping and incoming services.
All 4 commercial units will be progressed at the same time to meet our clients programme. Works are due for completion later this year, when we look forward to sharing all the details.
03.02.20 - Growing with the Company
With the arrival of the New Year and the many health and fitness drives which are so common in this day and age, Quantum has decided to take a slightly different approach with our staff.
This year we have started our ‘Grow with the Company’ initiative.
As a way to promote a bit of healthy competition, in more ways than one, we are providing each member of staff with a small growing kit and seeds. The seeds have all been selected to grow health promoting plants which will help to improve the workplace environment.
Inevitably there should be a bit of healthy competition to see who has the greenest fingers!
21.01.20 - Progress on Industrial Start-Up Units in Chertsey
Works on the Fordwater Trading Estate in Chertsey are continuing to progress positively with the external envelopes to the 3 buildings nearly complete and concrete floor slabs curing nicely.
There have been some interesting challenges with this project, mainly due to the tight site, meaning on some elevations, cladding has been installed overhand from the inside of the building.
The wet winter hasn’t helped on such a restricted site however the site team and supply chain have been working well together to maintain a quality build.
The last few weeks on site will be spent focussing on finishing the internals of the 8 speculative units and working our way out of site with construction of external hardstanding areas and landscaping.
16.01.20 - Steel Frame Completed at dB Broadcast New Headquarters
Despite the heavy rain and influx of water on site, we have managed to maintain dry haul roads and erection of the steel frame was completed at our Ely site at the end of last month.
The building is really starting to take shape with cladding to the roof already commenced.
The new building will be used by dB Broadcast as a production warehouse and office accommodation.
09.01.20 - Work Starts on Site to Construct Two New Warehouse Units
Work has commenced on site to construct two new industrial units each with integrated office accommodation.
The details of this project will be revealed at a later date, however works are progressing well and completion is due mid-2020.
The building plot is on an already developed Business Park. The larger unit has a size of 37,000ft² (3500m²) and the second unit is of 26,500ft² (2500m²). The steel framed and cladded buildings will include a curved roof design and glazed entrance foyers.
We look forward to sharing all the details later this year.
08.01.20 - Happy New Year from Quantum
Quantum would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. We already have some exciting projects on site and in the pipeline for 2020 and are looking to further challenges to come.
Feel free to get in contact if we can offer you any technical construction or costing assistance.
20.12.19 - Christmas Jumper Day
Staff in the office got in the festive spirit today and put on their Christmas jumpers to raise money for charity.
Our staff have put forward suggestions for charities they would like us to support this year and these will be decided in January when we will donate all monies raised over 2019. This also includes money raised from sending electronic Christmas cards in lieu of physical cards.
17.12.19 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Quantum
We would like to thank all our clients and agents for their business in 2019 and to all our staff and subcontractors, thank you for your continued hard work and support.
Our Directors would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Please note, our office closes on Friday 20th December and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January.
12.12.19 - Quantum’s Christmas Night Out
This year Quantum held their annual Christmas night out at Flight Club in Birmingham. It was a really fun evening with a bit of lively competition. Well done to Alfie for coming out on top of the leader board!
Thanks to all the team for another successful year.
28.11.19 - Construction of a two-storey office adjacent to a former Hunting Box in Rearsby
Work has commenced on site at The Grange in Rearsby, Leicestershire to provide an additional two-storey office building linked to the client’s existing building by a glass walkway. The building on site, a former Hunting Box, was constructed in the late 19th century and is utilised as office accommodation by HCC International Insurance Company.
The new office facility is a steel frame construction with masonry, curtain walling facades and pitched tiled roofs. The Architectural look of the extension is sympathetic to the period features of the existing building with some modern elements incorporated. The new building will feature a stone banding to the ground and first floor levels along with Brise Soleil.
The extension will provide open plan office accommodation, meeting rooms and welfare facilities. Externally, work includes associated landscaping incorporating a planting schedule of a variety of species to replicate the manicured landscaping present before construction.
Construction will be undertaken next to the existing occupied building, so works will be carried out in close relations with the client to enable both to work safely and productively.
21.11.19 - Design and Construction of a new DB Broadcast Headquarters in Ely
Work commenced last month on the construction of a new building to be used as the DB Broadcast headquarters. The company are an independent partner in Broadcast systems and consultancy working with all sectors of the broadcasting community from major news networks through to local TV stations and the education sector.
The plot is a green field site forming part of the ongoing development of the diverse Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely. The building of approx. 24,300ft² (2260m²) will incorporate offices and a production warehouse space, along with a dark room, presentation rooms and server room. The building, designed to a high finish, will be fully fitted out including glazed main entrance foyer, welfare facilities and lift facilitating a second storey office area.
The steel cladded building and external works have been designed specifically for the operations of the business with yard areas restricted to better enable future expansion of the building.
06.11.19 - CIOB Membership Status Achieved for Board Members
Well done to Stephen Harrison and Mark Tynan, who are the latest members of the board to have achieved their MCIOB status.
Their years of experience and high level of practical knowledge has paid dividends and we are delighted that, after their hard work, they have both achieved Chartered Status.
23.10.19 - Completion of Little Ripley Day Nursery in Sutton Coldfield
Construction of the children’s day nursery in the Sutton Coldfield area of Birmingham was completed last month. The nursery facilities are set out over a single storey with a first floor office area.
The building structure incorporates different rooms to facilitate different age groups in the nursery, all with underfloor heating and welfare facilities. Externally a new children’s play area, car parking and turning circle to facilitate access was included in the build.
The use of permeable tarmac was introduced in the car park area to comply with the Sustainable Urban Drainage System requirements, an initiative to manage the rise of excess surface water.
On completion of the works, Quantum presented some children’s toolboxes, high visibility vests and hard hats as a gesture of appreciation for the efforts of all involved in the project.
17.10.19 - West Midlands Brain Game 2019
Quantum were proud to once again sponsor a table at this year’s West Midlands Brain Game – an annual charity event to raise funds for Marie Curie.
The event, held on Thursday night at the ICC in Birmingham, was hosted by stand-up comedian Tiff Stevenson. A fantastic total of £169,500 was raised for the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull. The black tie fundraiser involved a celebrity hosted quiz and live auction. A great night was had by all and it was a pleasure to contribute to much needed funds that will go directly towards supporting people with terminal illness.
10.10.19 - World Mental Health Day 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day, which gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.
Here at Quantum, we will be providing fresh fruit and guidance on healthy eating to promote a ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ attitude. Evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat can also affect the way we feel.
You can make a difference by educating yourself in mental health conditions. Knowing how to quickly recognise the signs of a mental health illness and being able to talk about it in a constructive way means you can not only help someone else but also support the fight against social stigma.
For more information on mental health and how to help yourself or someone else, the Mind website has some really good resources; https://www.mind.org.uk/
09.10.19 - Completion of Works at Meggitt, Castle Bromwich
The extension to an aircraft tyre testing facility and construction of a new storage building have been completed at Meggitt in the Castle Bromwich area of Birmingham.
The extension of facilities has enabled Meggitt to incorporate modernised systems in their existing testing unit. The construction included various specialised elements to accommodate unique machinery and improve noise attenuation. In particular, the high spec fit out to the extension included high voltage supplies, nitrogen gas and compressed air supply. There was also an intricate arrangement of plinths, pits and ducts all built into the floor slab.
The steel framed and cladded buildings are located on a tight site with overhead electric power lines. Good forward planning in terms of logistics enabled operations to run smoothly, both in terms of client activities and construction work simultaneously.
Externally, a new hard standing area and additional staff parking were created with associated drainage works.
Well done to the construction team for delivering another great project for a happy client.
03.10.19 - Quantum Host Rugby World Cup Screening
Thanks to everyone who joined us at The Actress and Bishop to watch England v USA on the big screen last week. It was great to have a relaxed catch up with all that attended and to cheer on the team together.
Hopefully England can carry on the success with the games to come.
02.10.19 - Work Commences with Howard Tenens in Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Quantum are pleased to have been awarded a contract with Howard Tenens, a logistics solution company with a portfolio of depots and warehouses throughout the UK.
The construction works in Ashby-de-la-Zouch are already underway and will involve ground improvement to a plot of land situated adjacent to the existing Howard Tenens distribution warehouse. The project also involves reconfiguration and expansion of the existing access and security infrastructure including installation of a gate house.
The existing depot will remain fully operational throughout the works, so traffic management and coordination with the client will ensure operations continue smoothly.
17.09.19 - Completion of Refurbishment Works on Unit 200, Banbury
Refurbishment works have successfully been completed on a warehouse and office facility on Ruscote Avenue in Banbury and the building has taken on a fresh, modern look.
External works included a full re-clad of the 200,000ft² (18,500m²) building, along with new roof coverings and personnel doors. The concrete service yard has been extended and the warehouse is accessed by newly fitted loading docks with dock levellers. A new tarmac car parking area and resurfaced access road with soft landscaping gives the site entrance a crisp and elegant appearance.
Internally, new and refurbished office areas, welfare facilities, reception area and warehouse has transformed the building. Additional high level transparent sheeting was incorporated into the project to improve internal natural lighting levels.
Well done to the site team for delivering another great project.
05.09.19 - Contract awarded to construct 3 new industrial buildings in Chertsey
Work has started on site, where pre-existing buildings have been demolished and ground stabilisation works have just been completed.
The construction of 3 new industrial buildings, divided into 8 units have been designed for use by start-up firms. The steel framed and cladded structures will have a total ground floor area of 12,055ft² (1,120m²) and include mezzanine floors with additional space. Each unit will have a loading bay with vehicle loading doors.
Externally, the project includes new drainage, service provision works, car parking and cycle parking.
The site lies on Ford Road within the long established Fordwater Trading Estate and is situated alongside the River Bourne on the edge of Chertsey. The location of the build is classified as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) therefore a number of environmental initiatives will be implemented as part of the project.
03.09.19 - We are looking for a new Site Manager to join our Quantum Team
If you are an experienced Lead Site Manager with a Main Contracting background, then please visit our jobs page for more information on how to apply; https://quantumc.wpengine.com/jobs-construction-jobs/
24.08.19 - Completion of works at Oxford Products
The new access road and additional car parking on our Oxford Products site in Witney has been successfully completed to programme.
The road has been constructed down one side of the existing distribution centre, so when the next phase of works begins; a large extension to the other side of the building, the new road will become the main access for employees, visitors and deliveries.
The works incorporated the addition of palisade gates to increase security and gabion baskets in an existing swale to add extra strength at the side of the road where it bends.
Working in a ‘live’ environment, where a large distribution centre continued to operate fully, required steady communication with the client to ensure the smooth running of the business was not interrupted.
The site received a ‘performance beyond compliance’ certificate from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, following an inspection, due to the high standards maintained by the site team.
Thanks to all involved in delivering this project.
14.08.19 - Quantum at the Wrenbridge World Cup
Well done to the Quantum Team for getting through to the semi finals of the Plate Competition at the Wrenbridge World Cup. Great work by all the players and thanks to Wrenbridge for hosting another great event.
09.08.19 - New Day Nursery In Sutton Coldfield Almost At Completion
This photo shows the rear elevation of the new nursery, 5 weeks from anticipated completion.
The last few weeks on site will be spent focussing on the internal works, including carpentry, floor coverings and installation of kitchens. Finishing off the external areas will include laying slabs and landscaping ready for the children’s play equipment to be installed.
20.07.19 - Update on Progress from our Meggitt Site
Work is progressing well on site at Meggitt in Castle Bromwich where we are constructing a new storage unit and an extension onto an existing testing facility.
Following ground stabilisation and drainage works, the steel frames have been erected to both buildings and cladding is well underway. The machine pits have been constructed in the workshop extension building and concrete floor slabs are being poured.
Works over the next few weeks will be focused on the internals of both buildings, including metal stud walling, M&E installations and Ceiling installation. Works are currently running to programme and due for completion at the beginning of September.
11.07.19 - CCS Performance Beyond Compliance at Oxford Products site
Well done to our team on site at Oxford Products in Witney, who have been awarded a ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificate from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) following a recent inspection.
The site team, lead by Kevin Brooks and supported by Garry Cotterell and Alfie Miller, demonstrated the high standards we work hard to maintain on all our sites.
Congratulations to the team for achieving a great score.
04.07.19 - Annual Sports Lunch at Bournville Rugby Club
Quantum were delighted to, once again, host a table at the Bournville Rugby Club Annual Sports Lunch
The guest speaker, Will Greenwood, gave a great incite into top level rugby and the beer flowed freely to cool everyone in the heat of a beautiful day.
Well done to Bournville RFC for arranging and hosting a tremendous afternoon!
26.06.19 - West Midlands Brain Game – raising money for Marie Curie
Two of our Directors, Matt and Damian, are on the committee for this year’s Marie Curie West Midlands Brain Game at the ICC, Birmingham.
They are looking for patrons to book a table or sponsor prizes for this entertaining and worthwhile event. It’s a really fun night of fine dining, entertainment which happens also to have a quiz!
If you or your colleagues are willing to support, please contact Matt or Damian on email@example.com or call our office on 01827 65544.
Find out more information about the event here; https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/corporate-events/west-midlands-brain-game
24.06.19 - Oxford Products appoint Quantum to improve access facilities
Quantum have been awarded a contract with Oxford Products to construct a new roadway and car park to facilitate access to their distribution centre in Witney.
Oxford Products are a global supplier of motorcycle and bicycle aftermarket products, and is the UK’s largest distributor of motorcycle parts and accessories.
The new access road, constructed of part concrete and part asphalt, will include drainage, white lining and landscaping and will enable the next phase of construction works to commence, which includes extending the current facilities.
The distribution centre will remain live throughout the project, so traffic management and fire evacuation plans will have particular attention.
13.06.19 - Progress on site at Little Ripley Day Nursery
The build of this new day nursery is well underway. Beam and block flooring has been installed, allowing for underfloor heating throughout.
Brickwork to the ground floor level has been completed. Progress is now underway with installing the roof trusses to this lower level section of the building whilst brickwork is continuing nicely on the two storey section of the build.
06.06.19 - D-Day Anniversary – a time to reflect on our lives
All at Quantum Construction would like the opportunity to endorse the accolades currently being given to all those who took part in and supported the D-Day landings 75 years ago.
Many of those involved in the events of this momentous occasion are not here in person to listen to the praises for their efforts and sacrifices, but through their family and descendants we would like to thank them for everything they did for us.
If it wasn’t for the selflessness and personal sacrifices of those young fighting men, along with the support of our allies from many nations, we probably would now not be enjoying the freedom we all take for granted.
Their example should always remain a metaphor we use for our own lives and that of those to come, to show us that by our own efforts we can all work successfully together for the greater good.
29.05.19 - Progress Continues In Banbury On Refurbishment Of Warehouse Unit
Overcladding of the 200,000 ft² warehouse unit is almost complete, and combined with new aluminium clerestory windows, the building is developing a fresh new look.
The new parking area has been formed and the tarmac base course has been laid, whilst formation of the new concrete yard area is well underway.
The internal works are progressing well with particular focus on the new and refurbished office areas.
22.05.19 - Considerate Constructors Scheme Inspection To Our Meggitt Site
Congratulations to our team in Castle Bromwich, for a positive CCS score.
Headed up by Rob Pearce, and supported by Jason Allen and Jeff Grove, throughout the CCS inspection the team demonstrated the positive approach we take for our projects.
A big thanks to the team for flying the flag and maintaining our high standards.
15.05.19 - Golf Tournament for Bournville Rugby
Quantum Construction entered their first team golf tournament last Friday. The charity event for Bournville Rugby was held at Moseley Golf Club.
Whilst they won the wooden spoon, it was a great team building day and good to catch up with others in the industry.
Well done to the team for their efforts!
08.05.19 - Completion Of Skydome Project Ahead Of Schedule
Quantum are pleased to have successfully completed work at Skydome, Coventry, 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
Situated in the city centre, Skydome is one of Coventry’s main leisure and entertainment destinations. The complex contains a number of pubs and eateries, a cinema, a casino and an ice rink, amongst other large retailers.
To give this iconic landmark a facelift, the project consisted of façade improvements by way of new glass canopies and illuminated signage. External landscape lighting and street furniture are a modern new addition along with some internal refurbishment works to give Skydome a fresh new look.
The project involved daily interface with the general public and live businesses that reside within Skydome and the arena to ensure that they could operate as normal, day and night, throughout the duration of the construction works.
A great deal of liaison between the site manager and the proprietors of the businesses was necessary to ensure trade was not affected by the works. This included some out of hours working to minimise noise and dust in peak operating hours. A good team approach and good management on site made sure custom to local businesses was not impacted by the works.
Many thanks to all involved in the project.
01.05.19 - Congratulations to Kim and Sarah on their Wedding Day!
Best wishes to our colleague Kim, on her marriage to her partner Sarah this weekend. We wish them both a long and happy life together.
29.04.19 - Completion of Manufacturing Facility for Hydac Technology Ltd
Quantum Construction have recently completed construction of a new 40,000 sq.ft manufacturing facility for Hydac Technology Ltd in Witney.
Carried out under a Design and Build Contract the client wanted an additional facility with a design to match their existing building in close proximity on the same road.
The steel framed building featured a curved roof and metal cladding whilst internal works incorporated an attractive office space and a heated warehouse with painted floor. With capacity to expand the office space in the future, the building should enable the client to have flexibility with the use of the building.
Thanks to all those involved in delivering another quality project.
26.04.19 - Colouring Challenge Brightens Up Site For New Nursery
Children at our clients’ nurseries have been busy colouring in construction themed images to celebrate the start of construction works onsite in Sutton Coldfield.
Children aged 3 and 4 years in attendance at Little Ripley Day Nurseries received a ‘well done’ certificate from Quantum for participating in the exercise. Our thanks goes out to all the children who have provided us with colourful pictures to brighten up our site offices.
17.04.19 - Completion of Two New Warehouses in Crawley
Quantum Construction have recently handed over two new BREEAM Excellent certified speculative warehouse units in Crawley for Wrenbridge Land.
Making full use of the site boundaries and making allowance for a live sewer we used a ground remediation strategy to improve the site before construction of a 53,000 ft2 steel framed building. The incorporation of a subdividing wall and separate yards with independent access has allowed the building to be marketed as two properties whilst maintaining the ability for it to be used as one unit in the future.
Our thanks goes out to all involved for delivery of the project.
12.04.19 - Work Begins on a Brand New Nursery in Sutton Coldfield
Quantum have commenced work on site to construct a single storey children’s day nursery with a second floor office area. The building will be the first new build for Little Ripley Day Nurseries.
The building will incorporate a number of separate rooms to facilitate different age groups in the nursery, all with underfloor heating and welfare facilities. Externally, new hardstanding area, along with drainage and landscaping will be completed to facilitate the access and parking requirements for the nursery.
The proposed building is in a tight location with narrow access. The site is surrounded by residential properties and adjacent to a doctor’s surgery, so works will need to be carried out in a considered manner. In addition the building is sited close to the boundary, so some aspects of the work will require adapted site activities.
04.04.19 - March for March
Quantum’s Mental Health First Aiders have been promoting the positive impact exercise can have by organising ‘March for March’.
Staff have been encouraged to walk (or run if they want!) a mile a day throughout March to help promote good mental wellbeing through exercise.
Staff members noticed a positive influence on their mental health with some continuing with the challenge beyond March. Well done to all those that took part!
25.03.19 - Announcement of New Directors
We are delighted to announce several new appointments of Directors as part of our long-term business strategy.
These new appointments will assist in the continued measured growth of the business whilst ensuring we continue to provide the high level of commitment our clients have grown to expect.
Our new Directors are Jonathan Price, Mark Tynan and Rebecca Keatley:
Jonathan Price has been with the company almost from day one, starting as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and, more recently, Managing Estimator for the company.
Mark Tynan has made his way to Quantum via Thomas Vale, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree, before joining our team. Since commencing as one of our Quantity Surveyors, Mark progressed to the Managing QS role early last year.
Rebecca Keatley who joined the company over six years ago as System Coordinator, successfully steered us through accreditations for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, and assumed the role of Office Manager some eighteen months ago.
We know that all are well qualified, capable and sufficiently experienced to strengthen the existing Board of Directors and look forward to them supporting the company’s activities catering for both Client and Employee’s needs well into the future.
Together, the new board will deliver the growth strategy and oversee the future expansion planned for the business.
We look forward to what 2019 has in store for us and to introducing you all to our new team soon!
18.03.19 - Red Nose Day
Staff in the office had a great day celebrating Red Nose Day and raising money for Comic Relief.
We raised a grand total of £112 by dressing in red, having a red cake sale and playing ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’ – well done to Heather for guessing only one away from the winning number!
Thanks to all that contributed to such a good cause.
13.03.19 - Global Aviation & Aerospace Company, Meggitt, Award Quantum with Contract
Quantum are pleased to begin working with Meggitt to extend their existing facilities in the Castle Bromwich area of Birmingham.
Work will begin later this month to construct an extension onto an existing test house facility, in addition to constructing a new building adjacent, as a storage unit.
The new extension will enable Meggitt to incorporate modernised systems into their testing facility. The construction will therefore include various specialised elements to accommodate unique machinery as well as elements incorporated to improve noise attenuation.
The existing unit, used to test aircraft tyres, will continue to operate throughout the construction period, so works will be carried out in close relations with the client to enable both to work simultaneously in a safer and productive manner.
The site is restricted by overhead power cables in close proximity to the proposed new storage building, requiring necessary precautions in construction processes. Given the history of the locality, during the WW2 period, there is the additional hazard due to the potential presence of unexploded ordnance which will require a preconstruction UXO survey.
Externally, new additional car parking, hardstanding area and supporting infrastructure will be provided.
07.02.19 - Becky Completes RED January
Well done to our Office Manager, Becky, for completing RED January. R.E.D (Run Every Day) January is a community initiative partnered with Mind.
The campaign encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active on a daily basis.
Becky braved the cold winter weather and ran at least one mile after work every day throughout January.
Great achievement Becky!
R.E.D’s mission is to raise awareness of mental health problems, such as depression, by promoting the positive impact that exercise can have on happiness and well-being.
04.02.19 - Quantum appoint a new Managing Director to lead the Company into a vibrant future….
We are pleased to announce that one of our existing Directors, Matthew Gallagher, has agreed to take on the role of Managing Director and lead Quantum Construction into the next phase of the Company’s development.
Matthew is well placed to handle opportunities and challenges of the business whilst in the fortunate position of being able to rely upon assistance from the original Directors along with support of his colleague Stephen Harrison, who continues to lead the Construction department.
With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Quantum’s business, Matthew will play a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals and will continue to be instrumental in building on the firm’s outstanding reputation with professionals and clients.
Having many years of experience in the Construction Industry, Matthew has worked through the disciplines of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, as well as taking on the duties of a Director of the business for the past three years.
24.01.19 - Graftongate Award Quantum with Contract for Full Grade A Refurbishment
Graftongate have successfully secured a change of use planning consent to allow B2 and B8 at, Unit 200, Ruscote Avenue, Banbury, and have awarded a full Grade A refurbishment of the building to Quantum Construction.
The works to the building envelope will include full over cladding of walls, replacement roof coverings, installation of clerestory windows, replacement of existing personnel and vehicular doors.
Internally, new office provision and refurbishment of existing office facilities will be provided along with general remedial works.
Externally, reconfiguration of vehicular hardstandings, carpark areas will be constructed upon completion of reshaping existing contoured landscaped areas.
21.01.19 - Progress continues at Witney on Manufacturing Unit for Hydac Technology
The roof is now complete on this 12 metre high commercial unit, the concrete floor has been laid and our team are now busy undertaking the internal works.
Internal works include the construction of offices and associated amenities. The building works are impacted by the close proximity to neighbouring properties, both commercial and residential, so site activities are tailored to avoid disruption to local occupants. The client continues to express there satisfaction with progress and professionalism of the Quantum team
20.12.18 - Merry Christmas From Quantum
We would like to thank all our Clients for the work awarded to Quantum over the past year and to all our staff and supply chain colleagues, thank you for your continued hard work and support over the year.
To you all, our Directors wish you a Merry Christmas, a healthy and prosperous New Year.
17.12.18 - Festive Wear Day for MS
It’s this time of year when all the Quantum staff dress up in their best (silliest) Christmas Jumpers, with donations being put towards our charity of the year, the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
07.12.18 - Contract Awarded For Refurbishment Of Skydome Building
Skydome Coventry is about to undergo a facelift and Quantum are the ones to do it!
Cogent Building Consultancy have awarded the contract to refurbish the existing façade, install new signage amongst other measures to smarten up this well-known retail landmark in Coventry.
Quantum are pleased to be continuing a long history of working with the client and their professional team.
Works are due to start in the New Year, after the Christmas rush and finish before the Easter holidays.
12.10.18 - Marie Curie’s West Midlands Brain Game
Along with other West Midlands professionals, Quantum sponsored a table at the Marie Curie charity event West Midlands Brain Game at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The annual event was hosted by comedian Mark Dolan and raised a record-breaking £186,500 for the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull. The black tie fundraiser involved a celebrity hosted quiz and a live auction. A fun night was had by all and it was a pleasure to play a part in raising such a significant amount which will go directly towards supporting people with terminal illness.
28.08.18 - Mental Health First Aid
To support and continually improve the emphasis on mental health awareness Matthew and Becky have completed the Mental Health First Aid course.
30.07.18 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Villiers Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Certificate of Compliance, well done to Holly French (Site Manager) and Anthony Wilkins (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
25.07.18 - Stephen Harrison Promoted
Quantum Construction are proud to announce that Stephen Harrison has been promoted to Director.
Having been with the company since its formation Stephen has proven to be a valuable asset, and the management team look forward to him assisting Quantum with their continued success.
14.05.18 - General Data Protection Regulations 2018
We respect and value the privacy of all of our employees, suppliers, subcontractors and customers and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Should you wish to view the policy please contact the office.
24.04.18 - Award Winning Developer, Wrenbridge, Award D&B Contract To Quantum
The project at Crompton Way, Manor Royal, Crawley is to construct two industrial units, complete with offices, self-contained yards and parking areas.
The two semi-detached units, comprising a total of circa 4000m2, are to be built to a high specification and are to achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent.
Picture opposite is an artists impression.
20.04.18 - New Advanced Manufacturing Production Unit for A&J Mucklow (Investments) Ltd Completed
Quantum have completed the Cat A&B works at Unit 1, Mucklow Park, Innovation Drive, i54 Wolverhampton.
The works were undertaken with oversight by Employers Agent, Fusion Building Consultancy Ltd and incorporated the Tenant fit out works under the Cat B element of the works.
The circa £5.5m project encompassed construction of test cells, craneage systems plus M&E installation and other bespoke requirements of the incoming tenant.
17.04.18 - Quantum At Large!
A significant number of staff and ‘significant halves’ enjoyed the delights of Dublin on our recent trip to the Emerald Isle.
Over the long weekend much sight-seeing and consumption of many pints of Guinness were consumed! The occasional rain shower didn’t manage to dampen the spirits and a good time was had by all.
Amazingly no-one was lost over the weekend and all arrived home safely!
16.03.18 - Completion Of Works For A&J Mucklow (Investments) Ltd At Trinity Central, Solihull
Quantum are pleased to have achieved successful completion of the reconstruction and refurbishment of an iconic three storey office block adjacent to Birmingham International Airport.
The project includes the creation of a revised entrance canopy, enlarged reception area, full refurbishment of the mechanical and electrical installation, plus new shower facilities for the incoming tenants.
27.02.18 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Penso Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Performance Beyond Compliance, well done to David Marsh (Site Manager) and Tim Jarvis (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
08.02.18 - IOSH Qualification
As part of our ongoing commitment to Health and Safety and our ISO 14001 accreditation, one of our Directors, Matt, has recently undertaken the Managing Safely course.
The course is approved by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and will complement the vast Health and Safety knowledge already within the company. Well done to Matt!
05.02.18 - Works Commence On New Student Accommodation At Villiers Street, Coventry
The contract for a new build of 18 No apartments has been awarded to Quantum under the guidance of MDA Consulting Ltd, acting as Employer’s Agent.
Of traditional construction, the building works are impacted by the tight site constraints and close proximity of residential properties close to Coventry city centre.
22.01.18 - Quantum are planning a long weekend in Dublin!
As a thank you to all the staff, this year, the Board of Directors are arranging to take staff members and their other significant halves to enjoy the delights of Dublin.
Unfortunately, whilst the weather cannot be guaranteed as good as the weather enjoyed in Barcelona last year, there will be plenty of bars to drown out the sound of the rain!
19.01.18 - Work Completed On New Mezzanine Floor For UPS
Quantum are pleased to have successfully completed works to construct a new staging area for an automated conveyor system.
The mezzanine floor of 3838m2 (12,560ft2) was constructed within the existing UPS Tamworth warehouse whilst permitting continued use of the building by the client.
Only by diligently managing the interface, between the client and construction activities, has resulted in completion of the works ahead of programme despite the many challenges generated throughout the build programme.
11.01.18 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Tentec Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Performance Beyond Compliance, well done to Trevor & Holly (Site Manager’s) and Richard Turley-Salmons (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
22.12.17 - Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas From Quantum
We would like to thank all our clients and agents for their support over the past year. Not forgetting all QCL staff and subcontractors for their hard work and assistance in getting contracts complete to programme.
We would also like to thank the subcontractors and suppliers for all the gifts, these have been greatly received and distributed around the Quantum staff.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year and Prosperous 2018.
15.12.17 - Quantum Do Christmas Jumper Day For Save the Children
For the second year, Quantum took part in the Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, flaunting their favourite Christmas sweaters to raise money.
Save the Children is a charity that helps tackle child poverty globally by helping to prevent disease and malnutrition whilst their Child Protection Teams help to safeguard children from abuse and neglect.
Thanks to everyone at Quantum who raised a great £110 to support this work!
04.12.17 - Work Begins On Refurbishment Contract For Cheval Properties In Daventry
Jones Lang LaSalle are project managers for the project which comprises of refurbishing existing buildings, including over-cladding of roofs and provision of a new hardstanding for HGVs.
The contract is being undertaken whilst the tenant is in occupation and whilst they are maintaining full use of existing external yard areas.
07.11.17 - Completion Of Avon Cosmetics Warehouse Extension
A 24,384m² (80,000ft²) extension to an existing Avon Cosmetics warehouse and office facility in Corby, Northamptonshire is another successful build for Quantum.
Works were undertaken, with access through client areas, without disturbance to their daily operations.
Close liaison between the Quantum site manager and the client’s representative ensured that any difficulties were ironed out at an early stage to avoid adversely impacting on either party.
The design includes a large warehouse area, double storey offices and associated welfare facilities. Externally, works to extend the existing access road along with associated landscaping and drainage were completed to allow entry to the new facility.
05.11.17 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Avon Cosmetics Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Performance Beyond Compliance, well done to Ashley Critchlow (Site Manager) and Stephen Harrison (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company & CCS practices.
23.10.17 - Quantum Support ‘Wear It Pink’ Day
Two ladies from our admin team, Laura and Sally, organised ‘Wear it Pink’ day at Quantum.
The charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’ hold an annual fundraising event, ‘Wear It Pink’ during the month of October, known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The charity encourage communities to raise funds for life-saving research, so Quantum decided to get involved.
The admin ladies decorated the office in pink balloons, banners and posters to promote the event. They also arranged a cake stall, a raffle and games whereby gifts were donated by staff and clients. Thanks to everyone who supported the company and to Avon Cosmetics for providing some of the prizes.
Quantum raised £210.00 for the Breast Cancer Now charity.
29.09.17 - Quantum Conquer The Wild Warrior Mud Run
The Quantum ladies decided they wanted to do a mud run, so with the support of their partners, took part in the Wild Warrior in Ashbourne and a thoroughly good time was had by all.
The smiles were definitely a lot bigger at the finish line after this fantastic achievement!
13.09.17 - Construction Commences On A New Warehouse Facility For Pickerings Plant Hire
Work has now started on a new storage, repair and manufacturer depot in Measham, Leicestershire.
The design of the building includes a large workshop area and maintenance facilities along with ancillary offices & training rooms at ground and mezzanine floor levels.
08.09.17 - New To Quantum
Good luck to Alfie our Trainee Quantity Surveyor, who is starting his HNC in Construction & the Built Environment this month.
Alfie joined Quantum in January to begin his career in construction, when he was brand new to the industry. We are closely working with Alfie to progress his career in Quantity Surveying.
04.09.17 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Leaford Road Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Certificate of Compliance, well done to Navdeep Sehra (Site Manager) and Stephen Harrison (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
23.08.17 - Construction Work Completed At The British Motor Museum
Quantum are pleased to have successfully completed the conversion of an old vehicle workshop and associated plant rooms into a new office complex, situated within the British Motor Museum.
The project was undertaken in a live museum environment, so working within restraints to minimise disruption to visitors and employees was integral to the management of this project.
10.08.17 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Trinity Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Performance Beyond Compliance, well done to Tony Phillips (Site Manager) and Stephen Harrison (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
07.08.17 - Quantum Begin Work On Site For UPS At Their Tamworth Depot
United Parcel Service (UPS) is a highly successful American multinational package delivery company who have awarded Quantum the contract to increase the capability of their Tamworth depot.
The design and build contract includes for installation of a new mezzanine floor of 3828m² (12,560ft²) within the present distribution centre.
Of paramount importance is the maintenance of operations, within the very busy staging area, throughout the period of the works.
A new automated conveyor system is being designed to fit on the mezzanine once all construction works are completed along with new lighting, sprinkler system and the like.
31.07.17 - Work Begins On Brand New Production Facility Building For Penso Consulting
Penso Consulting are creating a new automated lightweight composite assembly plant to provide a solution for the increased demand for composites.
The new facility will also provide the space for Penso Consulting to develop its capabilities ready for the transition to zero emission and autonomous vehicles.
The construction of a new cladded steel portal frame building of 2,800m² (9,186ft²), will extend from the clients existing facility in Coventry.
The building design includes mezzanine floors and welfare facilities, whilst externally, works comprise of reconfiguration and landscaping of the site to allow additional parking, drainage and improved access.
11.07.17 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – British Motor Museum Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Certificate of Compliance, well done to Martin Hill (Site Manager) and Tim Jarvis (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to company and CCS practices.
27.06.17 - Considerate Constructors Scheme – Warrington Site visit
Following a visit from CCS we are pleased with the report which achieved Performance Beyond Compliance, well done to Abdul Boliya (Site Manager) and Dave Breese (Contracts Manager) and the rest of the team for their commitment to site practices.
19.06.17 - Quantum Commence Construction Of A New Office Complex Within The British Motor Museum
Work has started in Gaydon, Warwickshire to convert an old vehicle workshop and associated plant rooms into an office complex.
The new design consists of an open plan office area with dedicated management offices around the perimeter. In addition to incorporating new meeting rooms, welfare facilities and a new entrance lobby, the client was keen to trial various aspects of the design which is then to be rolled out within other areas of their business.
20.05.17 - Quantum Begin Construction On A New Demonstration Facility for JCB
The new facilities for JCB at Kevin Quarry in Staffordshire will comprise of two new buildings to enable potential JCB customers to see machines working in the Quarry.
Quantum will be constructing both a Demonstration building and a grandstand building as part of the project.
The Demonstration building incorporates a demonstration showroom, cinema room, meeting rooms and maintenance bays with overhead crane.
The grandstand building will be located within the quarry bowl, capable of seating 310 guests and includes a frameless glazing systems to 3 sides of the viewing area, along with an associated hospitality area and amenities space.
15.05.17 - Quantum Awarded Contract With A&J Mucklow (Investments) Ltd
Quantum have been fortunate to win yet another contract with A&J Mucklow (Investments) Ltd, for refurbishment of a multi-million pound investment property near to Birmingham International Airport.
Works required to upgrade the three-storey office block include creation of a new entrance canopy, enlarged reception area, new shower block and complete refurbishment of the office block including a fully upgraded mechanical and electrical installation.
04.05.17 - Contract Secured For Redevelopment Of Lawton Tubes Building
Quantum are pleased to have secured a contract for refurbishment of Lawton Tubes offices in Coventry, including over cladding of both front and side elevations and resurfacing works.
The project includes external works to the existing building. These works complement the recently completed new facility which has enabled Lawton Tubes to vacate the existing premises to permit these works to be undertaken.
01.05.17 - Quantum Visit Barcelona
Quantum have just returned from their trip to Barcelona. It was a great opportunity for everyone to socially spend a bit of time together without the stresses of work or phones!
The team stayed in a hotel together in the Las Ramblas area of the city and got together for a traditional Spanish tapas meal at one of the local restaurants. Staff explored the city, seen the sights and a good time was had by all.
05.04.17 - Quantum Secure New Project for A&J Mucklow and Tentec
We have recently secured the contract to construct a new 45,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Wolverhampton.
Construction will commence in May and incorporate both the Cat A works for A&J Mucklow and Cat B works for the incoming tenant, Tentec within the contract period.
The steel framed construction will incorporate testing facilities, mezzanines and cranes for the incoming tenant along with a full office fit out, all to a BREEAM Very Good Standard.
31.03.17 - Quantum Small Works Closing
As some may know our Small Works department was started up and run by a founding member of Quantum’s staff, Steve Simmonds.
Following Steve’s suggestion, that an independent Small Works department would benefit the company during the recession, the Directors backed Steve to set up and run the department.
Utilising skilled trade managers Steve took on smaller projects to offer a different dynamic to our main services.
After running the department for 6 years Steve has decided to establish his own company with some of his current team.
As some members of Quantum have been working with Steve and his team in excess of 25 years it sad to see them leave however it is also an exciting prospect for Steve and the team for which we wish them the best of luck.
As Steve was the core of Small Works we have taken the decision to close that section of the business and focus on the main business which continues to grow in strength.
We continue to offer our clients the range of support that we have always prided ourselves upon however focus will be on a full management approach to contracts in lieu of direct labour.
I hope that you will take the opportunity to wish the best of luck to Steve and his team in their new endeavour.
Should any clients want to meet to discuss our ongoing services we would welcome your contact.
30.03.17 - Quantum On Tour To Barcelona 1st- 3rd April
On the 1st April, Quantum will be boarding a plane to Barcelona early in the morning for a well deserved long weekend together!
Whilst sites will still be operational the main office will be closed on the Monday (3rd April) while we are hopefully enjoying some sun.
If the weather holds out we should have some good photos to share on our return.
30.03.17 - Quantum Begin Work On Mallard Retail Park in Bournemouth
Further to the successful construction of retail pods on the site last year Quantum have been appointed by GVA to strip out 25,000 sqft of former BHS store in preparation for new tenants.
Along with splitting the unit into two Quantum will also carry out enabling works in one unit in preparation for a new Aldi store.
We are looking forward to another successful project on the park.
30.03.17 - Quantum Secure New Project For Intec Microsystems Ltd
Following our successful tender bid we have now been awarded the contract for a new 22,000 sqft warehouse and office development on Leaford Road, in Birmingham.
Situated adjacent to Intec Microsystems’ current offices and warehouse the new building will offer needed warehouse and office space for the ever growing business.
Breaking ground in April, we are looking forward to working closely with the client to deliver the project.
01.02.17 - Temporary Phone Problems
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing some technical problems with our new mobile phone contract.
If you are struggling to get hold of a member of the company please call us at our offices on 01827 65544
Apologies for the inconvenience we are being assured that the problem should be resolved swiftly.
21.11.16 - Quantum Start Student Accommodation Project in Bolton
Quantum recently secured the Design and Build contract to construct a 7 storey student accommodation block in the heart of the redevelopment of Bolton.
Providing 140 rooms alongside communal areas ground floor commercial space the building should compliment the various projects being undertaken in the area whilst providing quality accommodation for the students.
02.11.16 - New Vacancies Available
New job positions are now being advertised through our website, just click on the Jobs tab on the left hand side of the page to find out the current vacancies.
31.10.16 - Quantum Finish Fourth Phase of Works in Derby
Following previous successful contracts at Kingsway Retail Park, Derby, over recent years, we have recently completed the fourth phase of works to revive, refresh and expand the Retail Park.
Phase 4 consisted of extending an existing row of retail units to create 7225 sq ft (670 sq m) of retail space along with refurbishment of the front façade of the adjacent live unit.
Further to the successful completion we are hopeful that a further phase of works will be following on soon.
14.09.16 - Autumn Reception 2016
Quantum Construction are holding the annual Autumn Reception in Birmingham this year, and look forward to catching up with colleagues and acquaintances.
For more information about Quantum’s 2016 Autumn Reception, please call Becky on 01827 65544.
30.08.16 - First Aid Training Helps Local Business
First aid training came into use for Quantum Small Works Site Managers, Jonathan Hansford and Darren Jones, earlier this month when a member of staff from a neighbouring building had a diabetic seizure whilst running near their site.
Jonathan and Darren were a credit to the company as they worked together to keep the casualty stable and airway clear whilst awaiting an emergency response team to take the casualty to hospital.
This is a great example of how work place training can help the wider community.
Many thanks to both for their actions.
14.08.16 - QCL Summer BBQ
Last Sunday Quantum held their staff summer BBQ at Tamworth Rugby
The weather and the venue were both spot on and led to an enjoyable afternoon for everyone and their families.
A big thanks to everyone who came down, if anyone has any good photographs they would like to share please let us know.
Hopefully we will get some better group shots at the next social event, Paintball!
28.07.16 - New Vacancies Available
New job positions are now being advertised through our website, just click on the Jobs tab on the left hand side of the page to find out the current vacancies.
04.02.16 - Quantum Awarded New Development In Manchester
With the New Year came news that we have now been awarded a new contract at Trafford Park, in Manchester.
The Design and Build Contract is to deliver a BREEAM Very Good new circa 60,000 ft2 warehouse and 4,600 ft2 office facility complete with ancillary service yard and car parking areas.
Located in the middle of a busy industrial park, the brownfield site should offer many challenges, not least the proximity of live services close to the new building footprint
22.12.15 - Christmas Greetings
We would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year as the office closes for the holiday period.
We reopen for business on 4th January 2016 and are looking forward to the upcoming projects.
22.12.15 - Quantum Awarded New Development In Bedford
Following our successful Tender bid we have now been awarded a new warehouse and office development on Wallis Way in Bedford.
Incorporating 35,000 ft2 of warehouse and 4,000 ft2 of offices and built on a green field site, the finished project should offer a valuable new facility for Matthew Clark’s distribution operations.
Along with other developments in the local area, the build aims to achieve a BREEAM very good award to reinforce the sustainable and responsible manner of construction and future use.
Due to start mid January we are looking forward to breaking ground in the New Year.
09.12.15 - Swallow House project attracts attention
Quantum Construction are currently converting an eleven storey former office block situated between the newly refurbished Grand Central train station and the iconic Victoria Square.
The development, part of Salmon Harvester’s £8M development, will comprise fifty-five residential apartments complete with fully refurbished communal areas and passenger lifts.
The project has attracted attention within trade press and local newspapers for the creation of much needed residential accommodation within the heart of the city.
Currently in the third month of construction, the project offers some unique challenges not least replacement of windows to both façades with external access limited to the rear and with the adjacent rail track to the front of the building.
Having previously worked successfully with the client in refurbishment, of part of Victoria House, the contract for the Swallow House was then placed on a negotiated basis with Quantum in order to meet the required tight delivery timescales.
03.12.15 - Quantum project wins 3 eco awards
Following the completion of our project at Wrekin Retail Park, Telford in February it has now won 3 awards for it’s sustainability qualities and energy efficiency.
Works consisted of the construction of a single storey retail unit, which was divided into units for Costa Coffee and Subway.
The shell building design offered a carbon neutral usage of the building through a well choreographed installation of passive air systems, underfloor heating, air source heat pumps, photovoltaic’s and rainwater harvesting.
The distinctive curved design was achieved by the use of timber glue-lam beams, a curved roof and timber rain screen cladding. Curtain walling to the remaining elevations ensured that the units were supplied with plenty of daylight.
Construction took place in a busy, operational retail park with a tight site footprint, whilst also incorporating alterations to the car park, landscaping and introduction of additional mains services.
18.11.15 - Quantum gain ISO certifications
Quantum Construction Limited are proud to annouce its certification with internationally recognised quality, environmental management and occupational health and safety standards – ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BH OHSAS 18001:2007
23.12.14 - Christmas Greetings
Quantum Construction would like to wish you all a
‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’
24.10.14 - Autumn Reception November 2014
Quantum Construction are holding the annual Autumn Reception in Birmingham this year, and look forward to catching up with colleagues and acquaintances.
For more information about Quantum’s 2014 Autumn Reception, please call Becky on 01827 65544.
07.05.14 - Culina Logistics – Update
After almost twelve months since the successful completion to install a chill store and new office facility for Culina Logistics at their Bristol depot, Quantum are preparing to arrange the pre-end of defects period meeting with the client’s project administrator.
The original contract, valued at £4,800,000, was undertaken under a negotiated contract where Quantum Construction worked closely with the client team to deliver the works within the 17 week period required by the client.
Although undertaken by direct contract with the client, the racking installation and associated works were accommodated within the build period to minimise the overall programme.
The project required delivery of the building at predetermined chilled temperature to allow the immediate delivery of chilled food products.
The specialist refrigeration system, along with the remaining mechanical and electrical installations, formed approximately £2,450,000 of the contract value.
17.02.14 - QCL welcomes Mark Tynan
Quantum Construction are proud to announce that Mark Tynan has joined the Company as one of our Quantity Surveyors.
Mark has recently been awarded BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying at Birmingham City University
With a solid contracting background, past projects have ranged from design and build extensions to office refurbishments and partnering contracts with local councils.
We are sure Mark will prove to be a valuable asset to the team and look forward to him assisting Quantum with their continued success.
11.02.14 - UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace required wholesale replacement of the heating, cooling and fresh air installations, along with general refurbishment works, at their Hemel Hempstead offices.
The office fit out works, valued at £730,000, was won in competitive tender by Quantum Construction Limited after close competition from other contractors.
UTC Aerospace will entail refurbishment of several office areas, within the occupied building, and will be delivered through a phased construction programme to accommodate live working areas.
Overall works are circa 2,735m2 across two floors of the existing building and involve the isolation and removal of existing mechanical ductwork within ceiling areas and plant room. A new mechanical scheme will then be applied along with flooring repairs, new ceilings and redecoration works throughout.
08.01.14 - MOOG
Quantum have been awarded a £250,000 contract to construct the JP5 Test Facility for the Moog Aircraft Group, Wolverhampton.
The JCT Minor works contract will be used for the works to construct the specialist facility which is to be built alongside one of the client’s existing buildings.
The project managers for the project are Fusion Building Consultancy and the programme is scheduled for delivery of the unit within an eleven week period
27.11.13 - Autumn Reception
This year’s Autumn Reception was a great success and supported well by our guests each wearing a Quantum blue moustache in aid of Movember (raising awareness for mens health issues).
To get everyone involved Quantum agreed to donate £5.00 for all those who agreed to wear one of the very tasteful moustaches.
Our directors Adrian Bradley and Damian Gallagher were pleased by the tremendous support given by their guests, noting that a number of their female colleagues and guests joining in with the fun by also agreeing to wear a moustache.
On behalf of all at Quantum they said they would like to thank all those who attended and joined in the fun.
27.11.13 - Pik-A-Pak
Pik-a-Pak, electrical distributors, have awarded Quantum a £630,000 contract to build an extension to their existing building in Ipswich.
The Design & Build project is to construct a portal steel framed building, connected to the existing structure and enveloped in a composite cladding system.
The ground floor footprint of 950m2 will provide a much needed addition to the premises with the space accommodating a combined series of racking and storage units.
The works will be challenged by the limited site available for the building works, which are immediately parallel to a busy thoroughfare. Careful sequential planning of external activities will be required to construct the necessary drainage alterations and retaining wall complete with soft landscaping scheme.
19.09.13 - Autumn Reception 2013
Quantum Construction is pleased to announce we will be holding our annual Autumn Reception in Birmingham again, this November.
This informal evening gives building professionals a chance to catch up with colleagues, and acquaintances, in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.
For more information about Quantum’s 2013 Autumn Reception, please call Becky on 01827 65544.
13.05.13 - 10th Anniversary
This year Quantum Construction are celebrating their…
Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work and support over the years, with special thanks to all our clients and their agents for all the opportunities they have provided.
26.04.13 - Underground Carpark beneath Waitrose, Brackley
QCL have completed remedial works to three levels of the underground car park beneath the Waitrose supermarket in Brackley on behalf of the Project Facilitator Wrenbridge & client Cordea Savills. Works included concrete repairs, and the installation of block work with a membrane system to channel the incoming water into the drainage system.
The complex arrangement to divert constant flow of spring water was successfully acheived to the satisfaction of all stake holders.
12.04.13 - Postcode Anywhere – Opening Night
QCL were extremely pleased to be part of the opening ceremony of the new offices of Postcode Anywhere which took place on Thursday 11th April, with Worcester City MP, Robin Walker opening the building.
Below (l to r): Steven Jelfs of Fusion Building Consultancy Limited, Adrian Bradley and Damian Gallagher of Quantum Construction.
12.02.13 - New Contract Awarded with Culina Group
Quantum Construction Limited have been awarded a £4m contract in Bristol with Culina Group, for converting an existing industrial building into a chill store, and constructing two storey offices and staff facilities.
Works to be completed in 17 weeks.
08.02.13 - Postcode Anywhere
The high tech conversion of Postcode Anywhere’s new premises in Worcester has been successfully completed, with keys being passed over on programme to a very satisfied client.
Guy Mucklow, CEO of Postcode Anywhere added “We selected Quantum from a short list of four contractors to fit out our new head office in Worcester.
From the initial contract through to the fit out phase and inevitable, limited snagging, they have provided a very professional and friendly service at a price which met with our budget.
We have been delighted, as I’m sure Quantum will be too with the result, as we have ended up with an inspiring building which both of us can feel proud to be associated with”.
20.12.12 - Christmas
Quantum Construction Limited would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
20.12.12 - Christmas opening hours
The offices will close at 11.30am on Friday 21st December and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
11.09.12 - Autumn Reception 2012
Quantum Construction is pleased to announce we will be holding our annual Autumn Reception in Birmingham again, this October.
This informal evening gives building professionals a chance to catch up with colleagues, and acquaintances, in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere.
For more information about Quantum’s 2012 Autumn Reception, please call Clare on 01827 65544.
09.03.12 - BREEAM (Ellenborough House)
Quantum Construction was delighted to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ for a client recently, on a major refurbishment of a twenty year old, five storey, 3730 square metre office block in the centre of Cheltenham. This follows our success in achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating the previous year with the Land’s End development in Oakham.
There were many challenges, not least to ensure minimum disturbance to the tenants in the offices. This was achieved through careful management and phasing of the works which included full refurbishment throughout with extensive replacement of windows and curtain walling to the main structure.
Quantum worked with Client’s Agent; Fusion Building Consultancy, Architect; Pinnegar Hayward Design and Structural Engineer; The Sprigg Little Partnership and, on the project.
07.02.12 - Quality Work Leads To Repeat Business
Quantum Construction has recently been awarded a contract for Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund, for works at the Gallagher Retail Park in Waterlooville, Southampton.
Unusually, the Client is reconfiguring the existing retail unit to reduce the floor plate and split the space in to two separate areas.
The Client’s Agent, GVA Grimley (based in London), awarded the contract to Quantum Construction Limited after competitive tender and having previously successfully completed a similar contract in Derby.
The Kingsway Retail Park, in Derby, included refurbishing the existing retail units and extensive works to external areas.
Denning Male Polisano Limited were the Architects on the project and Wenham O’Brien the client’s professional Quantity Surveyor.
02.12.11 - BREEAM (Lands’ End)
Lands’ End, a multifunctional mail order clothing company, wished to achieve BREEAM status for the extension they required to their UK distribution centre in Oakham, Rutland.
Working closely with the client Quantum Construction Limited achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating by innovative use of renewable resources and good design.
21.10.11 - Autumn Reception 2011
Quantum Construction is delighted to be holding its Autumn Reception in Birmingham again this November.
Each year the event becomes more popular; the Quantum Autumn Reception is rapidly becoming quite a tradition in the Construction Events calendar.
This informal evening gives building professionals a chance to catch up with colleagues, and acquaintances, in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.
As Quantum’s Director, Damian Gallagher, says “The event is always well attended by construction professionals. Each year we look forward to seeing many familiar, and some new faces, at the event”.
For more information about Quantum’s 2011 Autumn Reception, please call Clare on 01827 65544.
19.06.11 - Arthur’s Attempt
As some of you may be aware, on Sunday 19th June one of our Directors, Damian Gallagher, and one of our Surveyors, Matthew Gallagher, will be cycling from London to Brighton as part of the British Heart Foundation’s sponsored bike ride.
The ride is around 54 miles, through the traffic filled streets of London and the rolling hills of Sussex. Given that it is an arduous trip for the untrained they are hoping for sponsorship to give them no excuse to waiver from the task.
British Heart Foundation is a fantastic charity which helps to find new ways to fight heart disease and provides invaluable support to sufferers and their families.
Please donate anything that you can afford as raising plenty of money for the charity will make the ride that bit easier! Don’t forget that gift aid helps add that little bit more tothe cause so don’t forget to fill in the details!
If you wish, make a donation by using the following link: http://www.justgiving.com/Arthurs-Attempt
02.04.11 - Achilles
Quantum is pleased to announce that we have been independently assessed and successfully registered on the Achilles verification scheme.
The Achilles registration process is utilised by procurement professionals within the world’s largest companies and from a wide range of business groups including Utility companies and Public Sector bodies.
The MARC Building carried out for National Grid in Erdington is an example of the Achilles procurement process.
29.03.11 - Considerate Constructors Award
Quantum is pleased to announce that our site in Oakham received a CCS score of 36.5 last year, which put it in the top 10% of sites visited. As such the team were invited to attend the awards ceremony to collect their prestigious “Silver” award.
Damian Gallagher, Paul Crumpler and Stephen Harrison, along with other high scoring companies, attended the event in Manchester to celebrate the construction sites which achieved outstanding results from their CCS site visits.
This is great recognition of the hard work Quantum puts into all it’s sites.
Hopefully this will be the first of many.
01.12.10 - Autumn Reception 2010
A big thank you to everyone who attended Quantum’s 7th Annual Autumn Reception, held once again at All Bar One on Thursday 18th November 2010.
The evening was a tremendous success and it was good to see all of the old, and even some new, faces at the event.
Hopefully you all will be able to join us again next year.
18.10.10 - New/ Recently Awarded Contracts
The contract comprises refurbishment of a five floor office block in the heart of Cheltenham for Ignis Asset management and Stoford Developments.
Confined within tight physical site constraints, the work is being undertaken whilst tenants are in residence in half of the building.
18.10.10 - New/ Recently Awarded Contracts
Kingsway Retail Park
We have recently been awarded the enabling works, for refurbishment of units and external works, in the Derby retail park for Henderson Retail UK.
The works are presently being geared around completion of the newly refurbished Best Buy UK outlet in time for their roll out of stores over the UK.
30.09.10 - BREEAM
Quantum has recently completed a design and build project at the Land’s End UK facility in Oakham, extending the building to provide increased storage and handling capacity.
Amongst many other elements, the 5,575 sq m (60,000 sq ft) building incorporated ‘green’ technology by the introduction of solar power, ‘grey water’ usage and high technology controls systems to help reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
The building is presently awaiting BRE post contract audit to confirm BREEAM Excellent status has been achieved.
30.09.10 - Quantum Small Works
Quantum Construction’s dedicated small works division has recently been created to concentrate on the smaller needs of our clients.
By forming a distinct business group we have been able to create a dedicated team which will satisfy the requirement of providing comprehensive service to these clients.