We are proud to have expanded our own in-house design team, based at our Headquarters in Sheffield, which provides us with greater control in ensuring our product is to its brief and on time.
Our investment in the latest CAD software and high-end equipment gives our designers the flexibility to offer fast production of efficient schemes and schedules for projects.
Clear Line are also taking advantage of this design capability to undertake continuous R&D into new bespoke access methods and material handling systems, in an effort to make more streamlined and effective work.
By working closely with our project managers, the team is helping to anticipate any unique challenges before they arise and start work on solutions.
This week our Directors are travelling to the BAU 2017 Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems in Munich. It is always a great opportunity to discuss the innovative ideas that exist about the future of our industry with visitors and exhibitors. Clear Line recognises that building design is constantly changing to meet new challenges. We continually seek to enhance our design capabilities by participating in events such as the BAU, which help ensure we are always at the forefront of developing technology.
On Saturday Clear Line reached a major stage of our works at Elstree University Technical College in Borehamwood.
We lifted two atrium roof structures to their final position on top of the college. Each roof light comprised a steel work structure and aluminium curtain wall, measured 10 metres squared and weighed approximately 11,000kg.
The roof lights were constructed on the ground floor level and were lifted to the roof using specially designed temporary bracing and a 250-tonne crane. This was a major lift that we were pleased to see take place so smoothly.
What now remains is to glaze the structure. Our main works there are due to be completed in October, with demobilisation of site and access to be completed by November.
We are very pleased to be able to announce our support for the Rotary Club of Rivelin Valley, a local branch of the international charitable organisation, Rotary Foundation.
Rivelin Valley organises events for disadvantaged children from across Sheffield, from scavenger hunts in the Peak District to Christmas trips to Gulliver’s Kingdom to meet Santa Claus. Made up of a relatively small group of volunteers, Rivelin Rotary tries to keep its overheads low in order to take as many children as possible on the trips.
Clear Line is proud to be able to offer the use of its minivan to transport the children on trips and a donation to help make these events possible. We look forward to closer collaboration in the future, helping with further fundraising efforts.
The Rotary Club of Rivelin Valley is planning a trip to the Butterfly House this coming October. If you’d like to find out more about the branch, please click here. If you’d like to follow their activity on Facebook, please click here.
Congratulations are in order for our Assistant Project Manager, Haaroon Rasool, and his wife, Sahrish, who celebrated their marriage yesterday!
Haaroon, who has been with Clear Line since early 2014, invited his Clear Line colleagues to a delicious meal (plus chocolate fountain) at the Sunrise restaurant in Bradford. We enjoyed meeting Haaroon’s parents, brothers and sisters, and most importantly, Sahrish, who looked stunning in a red jewelled wedding dress.
The happy couple are currently enjoying their honeymoon in London (possibly visiting some of our sites… we like to be efficient) and we look forward to Haaroon’s return next week. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Rasool!
Many construction companies are involved in the initiative.
Our involvement in a charity project in London was published in Battersea Power Station’s newspaper, Building Battersea.
FAST is the local branch of nationwide youth charity, e:merge, which works to inspire and support young people in underprivileged areas. Clear Line has contributed labour for the installation of doors and windows for FAST’s new youth centre on the Patmore Estate, close to Battersea Power Station.
Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Plans
There are now over 1000 construction workers on site for Phase 1, and Clear Line is proud to have a team there installing glazed façades. We were also delighted to take on two new recruits from the for work placements with us, integrating them into our installation teams. They are also from the youth project FAST, as part of their ‘getting into work’ initiative.
Clear Line has successfully removed the existing defective glazed roof light structures from Elstree University Technical College. In works that began in May earlier this year, the old structures were expertly dismantled and removed from site by a handful of Clear Line’s technical operatives keeping, as always, the focus on efficiency, speed and above all, safety.
Original atrium roof.
We are working throughout the summer holidays to install new double-glazed thermally broken steel and aluminium stick work curtain wall atrium roof lights so that works overlap only briefly with the students’ return in September. This project has been carefully designed and programmed to ensure that the building remains live causing minimal disruption to the teachers and students during term time.
Clear Line is excited to be taking up a box at Hillsborough Stadium for the coming season to cheer on Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Founded in 1867, Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional football clubs in the world, and takes its name from the day where all its players were free to meet for matches. It has won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League cup. The players are nicknamed the ‘Owls’ thanks to the 39,000-seater stadium being built in Owlerton, a region of Sheffield where Clear Line has its head office.
Many of the Clear Line team are life-long Wednesday supporters, and the box will be for everyone to enjoy. We are looking forward to the 2015-6 season, and are proud to continue supporting Sheffield Wednesday in this way.
Congratulations to our finance consultant Beverley Beresford for completing an impressive 900-mile cycle across the length of France to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. After nine days at the handlebars, battling through Mediterranean summer temperatures, Beverley raised over £3,600 for the vital Sheffield charity.
Beverley set this challenge for herself after visiting Bluebell Wood with her husband to hand over the donation from his own cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. After seeing the hard work and care that went into improving the quality of life for both children with complicated medical needs and their families, she was inspired to do something similar for the charity.
With her husband in the role of coach, Beverley first learned to ride a road bike last year, and has been training since January 2015. The voyage began at Calais, 4th July. Averaging around 100 miles per day, (one of which included scaling a 5000 ft mountain) Beverley and her companions sustained themselves with beer, pizza and lots of sleep, eventually reaching Narbonne 12th July.
Enjoying a well-earned rest by the Mediterranean, Beverley and Colin also celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Congratulations Beverley!
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