Current Progress Forster House Beckenham – Oct 2018
Work at Forster House is progressing.
The first and second floor reinforced concrete transfer decks and the CLT superstructure frame is now complete. Windows are being installed into the CLT, ground/first floor external leaf brickwork has started and the roof felt is due to be installed to provide a watertight building.
Further civils works to be built include a traditional RC retaining wall to the access road, tarmac and block paving and the Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs) measures, including storm water attenuation amounting to 58 cubic metres is due to be installed in the New Year.
Overall completion of the project is expected by end of May 2019.
Guatemala Volunteering Trip – August 2018
This August we have been back to Guatemala again! Building on the success of previous years we managed to get a diverse team together with a fair number of Edge employees – to continue the office banter abroad! Our contribution to the Oasis Girl’s Home this year involved some hands-on building activities such as painting, installing ceilings, hanging cabinets, digging a soakaway and other things that we normally leave to the contractor 😉
Besides that we organised some one-off activities – which were partly funded by the Phoenix Yard cakesale – which involved shopping & cooking for all girls and staff (120 people!), a day out to the water park, a craftwork afternoon, and the girls building a giant slide (‘el toboggan terrifico’) for a ping pong ball.
On top of that we got to support and relieve the local staff, play with the girls and… last but not least pick up our Spanish again!
Current progress at Devonshire Park Eastbourne – August 2018
Over the summer the Welcome Building has started to take shape with the steel superstructure being erected.
After a busy period of design and engineering with the computer models, the actual scale of the conference centre is now starting to show!
Chelsea Waterfront – July 2018
Installation of the complex halo steelwork at the top of Chelsea Waterfront which forms the sub-frame for the distinctive diamond shape has been progressing steadily over the last couple of months.
Almost all of the 20 or so modules have now been completed. The view of the steelwork with the view of London is stunning at this height.
This was made possible with the latest BIM modelling, immense attention to detail and a tight knit collaborative team spirit at all levels
Guatemala Volunteering Trip 2018 – Fundraising Cake Sale – Monday 16th July
Edge Structures will be sending 4 members of staff to join a volunteering team to Guatemala again this August. As usual, we will be going to support a girls rescue mission and a school in a remote town on the slopes of the Fuego Volcano which erupted in June this year. The trip itself is self-funded by volunteers and Edge Structures but we raised funds to cover the costs of extra-curricular activities by organising a cake sale at Phoenix Yard and raised a whopping £258.04.
Thank you all at Phoenix Yard for supporting our efforts and eating our cakes!
Edge Structures Achieves Payroll Giving Gold Award – May 2018
We have just been awarded a Gold Award Mark having implemented Payroll Giving 18 months ago. The Gold Award applies where at least 10% of employees participate in the scheme. With more team members now participating we are on course to gain an even higher award next year!
Edge Structures matches employee donations up to 10% of salary so employee generosity to others is made even more effective.
If your company does not yet participate then we’d recommend they do – see https://www.gov.uk/payroll-giving