Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester owns and manages many historic listed buildings and these include a notable collection on Coupland Street, where SUAVE was recently asked to conduct an extensive roof survey. Coupland 3, for example, was built in 1891 as part of the School of Medicine and, today, it’s a striking structure of brickwork, decorative masonry and spires. Continue reading “Aerial Survey of the Coupland Buildings”

iPort Doncaster UK

Buckingham Group Contracting

Managed by Verdion – a leading development company – iPort Doncaster is a major construction project that will create an important new logistics hub in the heart of South Yorkshire. It is situated on a 136 hectare (337 acre) site and, when complete, will boast up to 55 hectares (6 million sq ft) of warehouse space. It will also incorporate a 14 hectare (35 acre) strategic rail freight terminal and could create as many as 5,000 new jobs within the region. Continue reading “iPort Doncaster UK”

Middleham Castle, North Yorkshire

English Heritage

Situated in the scenic fields of Wensleydale, Middleham Castle was built in stages, beginning in 1190 – a year after Richard I took the English throne. It was the childhood home of Richard III and, briefly, a prison for King Edward IV. Today, though a ruin, it is still highly impressive and it remains a very popular tourist attraction. The castle – essentially a fortified palace – comprises the original 12th century Norman keep, a 13th century curtain wall, and a series of residential buildings added in the 15th century. Continue reading “Middleham Castle, North Yorkshire”