Exciting Projects in Romford and Harlow
July 29, 2017
Heavy & Small Plant for Hire, Competitively Priced Mini Excavators, Dumpers, Skid Steers & Rollers, Romford & Harlow
The construction industry is buzzing in areas like Romford, Essex where, after a few setbacks, work is continuing on one exciting project. The town’s regeneration will see the addition of a leisure centre, incorporating an ice rink above a swimming pool. The structure will appear in the form of an iconic building designed to recreate a shimmering ice cube. The Sapphire Ice Leisure Centre in Romford is a ground breaking scheme costing £28.5m, and will require pool filtration systems, moveable floor mechanisms, refrigeration piping, ice maintenance systems, lifts, dumb waiters, sauna and steam rooms. The fascinating vibrant blue square building consists of 175 mm-thick metal cladding Kingspan panels, covered in a Danpalon polycarbonate to complete the rainscreen.
This eagerly awaited project has had it’s set backs due to various issues both technical and financial, but it looks like the project is finally on track. Apparently while excavating the site, the team found a bomb shaped object which sent everybody running. On closer inspection the words ‘pull the pin out before you use the fire extinguisher’ became visible, causing huge sighs of relief and a few red faces!
Outstanding building work is also ongoing with the regeneration in Harlow, of the former Nortel Telecommunications site. The new development will provide 200,000 square feet of high quality office space along with four data centres in a newly landscaped setting. The project has seen a process of demolition and refurbishment plus rebuilding as well as new builds. The new business area will be called Kao Park, and will offer a science and technology hub combined with Grade A office accommodation and a state-of-the-art data centre.
At Rhinos Plant Hire, we offer a wide range of heavy and small plant machinery, for all your construction needs whether commercial or domestic. Our Bobcat diggers and loaders are incredibly versatile, and give uncompromising performance every time to help you get the job done. Call us on 01277 372 626.