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Cambridge Student Accommodation Makes Good Progress

Pickstock Construction’s student accommodation scheme in Cambridge is making great progress with the envelope of the building almost complete. The scheme which has benefited from an off-site building solution from associated company Elements Europe saw all 98 room modules installed in just 4 weeks. The brick laying team will have completed the envelope of the building in a weeks’ time and the roof is finished ready to be slated. Internally […]

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Premier Inn Yeovil Opens its Doors

Premier Inn has expanded its portfolio in the South West with the opening of its Yeovil city centre hotel. Elements Europe supplied 80 bathroom pods to the brand new Premier Inn. All modules were manufactured to ID4 specification, the newest bathroom design Whitbread Plc has introduced to its Premier Inn brand. Elements Europe has manufactured both bathroom pods and modules to a number of Premier Inn hotels in the past. […]

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Colchester Phase 2 Sees Module Install Commence

Installation of room modules has commenced on Phase 2 of the Colchester student accommodation scheme. An additional 398 student rooms will be installed into the second phase as well as associated kitchen modules, plant rooms, corridor cassettes and stair cores. Elements Europe will complete manufacture of all room modules by the 4th May. The Pickstock Construction team on-site are now working towards all 398 modules being in position by the […]

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What’s all the Buzz about Fiber?

It seems that everyone is talking about fiber. Some cities across the USA are already lucky enough to have fiber connection and others are desperately trying to install a fiber optic network. When you look at all of the benefits fiber can bring it is easy to see why it’s such a hot topic. It has been seen that fiber can change a whole city, financially, politically and socially. Residents […]

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Room Module Install Commences for Berkeley Homes in Bath

Elements Europe has commenced installation of room modules on behalf of Berkeley Homes, in Bath’s city centre. Berkeley Homes chose Elements Europe as its preferred supplier for its Bath student accommodation scheme in July of last year. Since the multimillion pound contract was signed Elements Europe has been working in collaboration with Berkeley Homes’ professional team, and with architects, Stride Treglown to ensure the very best solution for the scheme. […]

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Pickstock Construction Starts on Sainsbury’s Food Store in Llangollen

Pickstock Construction has commenced work on the second phase of development in Llangollen, to build a brand new Sainsbury’s food store. Two years ago, Pickstock Construction’s associated development company J-Ross Developments Ltd gained permission from Denbighshire Council to relocate local employer Dobson & Crowther Ltd to a brand new purpose built printing facility at Climedw on the outskirts of Llangollen, and construct a new Sainsbury’s food store and car park […]

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Elements Europe Commences Manufacture for Coventry Student Scheme

Elements Europe has begun to manufacture 145 Room Modules for a student accommodation scheme in Coventry. The 114 bedroom accommodation block will see Elements Europe work alongside Pickstock Construction as the main contractor to deliver the scheme which will be an extension to Sherbourne House’s current student accommodation. Each Room Module has been carefully designed by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, project manager K2 consultancy and Elements Europe ensuring that the […]

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Out with the Old, in with a Brand New Office for The Pickstock Group

The brand new office which has been designed by in-house interior designer Ilaria Revello last week opened its doors. Located in the heart of central London the office features modern design and many items of bespoke furniture. The company’s brand colours have been used throughout the office which showcases a red reception desk and board room table, and blue has been used within the office space and bathrooms. The board […]

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Modular Hotel One Step Closer to Opening its Doors

Elements Europe has installed its first room modules into a brand new Premier Inn, located in Exeter’s city centre. The 120 bedroom hotel development is being delivered as a turnkey solution by The Pickstock Group with Pickstock Construction acting as the main contractor and Elements Europe the modular manufacturer. The room modules have been manufactured to the strict specification of Premier Inn ID3++ Dark standards. Elements Europe will also provide linen rooms, stair cores, corridor […]

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SiFi Networks Exhibit at National League of Cities

SiFi Networks exhibited at America’s largest educational event for city officials, the National League of Cities which was this year hosted in Austin, Texas. The annual conference sees city officials including mayors, council members and city managers from around the USA. The theme for this year’s event was The Future of Cities showcasing new innovative ideas driving change to cities throughout America. SiFi Networks demonstrated their ability to become an […]

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Phase 2 of The Maltings, Colchester is Well Underway

Following the occupation of all 381 rooms in Phase 1 of The Maltings student accommodation scheme on King Edwards Quay in Colchester, Pickstock Construction has now remobilised Phase 2. Phase 2 is a carbon copy of the first and will complete the development, offering a total of 779 rooms for students studying at the University of Essex, located close by. Structural work on Phase 2 has already taken place in […]

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Community Recognition for Elements Europe

Elements Europe has been presented with a plaque from Shropshire Fire and Rescue, in recognition for employing a part time firefighter. Matt Barrow, Production Operative has worked at Elements Europe for four years, and since January of this year has also been an on call firefighter at Baschurch Fire Station. Russell Parry, Factory Manager and Alec Stephenson, Supervisor collected the plaque on behalf of Elements Europe at a presentation evening […]

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First Modules Installed at Cambridge Student Scheme

Pickstock Construction’s student accommodation scheme in Cambridge has seen its first room modules installed this week. Pickstock Construction is working with Elements Europe again, to offer a modular solution to the scheme. Elements Europe has worked closely with architects Jefferson Sheard and Pickstock Construction to modularise the triangular shape building for its client. This week has seen the first of the 98 room modules installed, all room modules, floor and […]

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New North West Office for The Pickstock Group

The Pickstock Group has opened an office in the centre of Manchester, on the top floor of 111 Piccadilly, providing a northern base for the group. Andy Jones, Managing Director of Pickstock Construction commented “With a number of employees coming from the North West region, and with the amount of work taking place right across the country, this new office will benefit us greatly.” The new office is in an […]

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Phase 1 of Llangollen Development Completed

Pickstock Construction has handed over a new 45,000sqft print works in Llangollen to its client Dobson and Crowther Ltd. The new facility will enable Dobson and Crowther to remain competitive in its industry, helping to support the future of its business. Following a six month construction programme, partial occupation was handed over to Dobson and Crowther in July of this year to enable relocation of equipment to commence. Now that […]

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Elements Europe Meet with China’s Institute of Building Standard Design and Research

Elements Europe has met with the technical delegation from the China Institute of Building Standard Design and Research (CIBSDR). The visitors from China are in the UK to look at examples of steel construction in order to expand their knowledge with a view to using steel in China’s residential sector. CIBSDR is the sole comprehensive enterprise for scientific research, design and technical service, covering national standards and code compilation. The […]

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Pacific Grove Welcomes SiFi Networks

SiFi Networks’ CEO Ben Bawtree-Jobson met with Pacific Grove’s city manager Thomas Frutchey and the Chamber of Commerce last week to see how SiFi Networks’ fiber optic network will best serve the community. An agreement was signed earlier this year between SiFi Networks and Pacific Grove which will see the city become one of the very first in the USA to be a SiFi Networks’ Fibercity™. “We are really excited […]

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Smithfield Road Site Earmarked for Global Supermarket Brand

J-Ross Developments Ltd is pleased to be working with Lidl, one of the leading discount supermarket chains in the country to bring a store to Welshpool in Powys. J-Ross Developments’ site in Welshpool town centre was once the town’s livestock market. In November 2009 the market was relocated and a Tesco supermarket and petrol station was constructed, with a new Marston’s bar and restaurant being constructed shortly thereafter. Lidl has […]

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Colchester Student Scheme Opens its Doors

The Pickstock Group has opened its doors to the first phase of its brand new student accommodation scheme in Colchester, named The Maltings. 381 students moved in during the last weekend of September, ready to begin the 2014/15 academic year at the University of Essex. Pickstock Construction took just 12 months to complete the build. This was assisted by Elements Europe, part of The Pickstock Group of companies providing a […]

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SiFi Networks to Exhibit at Congress of Cities and Exposition

SiFi Networks will be exhibiting at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas on November 19-22, 2014. The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for SiFi Networks to present their gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructures and talk to officials from across the US about how this becomes an economic tool to support business retention, attraction and growth within a community. The Congress of Cities and Exposition […]

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Josh Receives Academic Acknowledgment

J-Ross Developments Ltd is very proud to see its Junior Architectural Technician, Josh Harding recognised by having his work published in the Journal of Construction Engineering. Josh wrote a discussion article as part of this Masters degree. The paper discussed whether building information modelling applications benefit design teams in achieving BREEAM accreditation. Josh’s lecturer was so impressed with the accurate and informative nature of his findings that it was put […]

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Fullerton, CA Set to Become a SiFi Networks FiberCity™

After several months of negotiation between SiFi Networks and Fullerton City Council, an agreement has been reached to use SiFi Networks’ FOCUS™ system to build a FiberCity™, a city wide fiber optic cable infrastructure that creates a platform for next generation services and Gigabit internet connectivity to be delivered to any premise. Gary Graves, Chair, Economic Development Commissioner of the City of Fullerton commented “By providing faster access to the internet, […]

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House Building – Pickstock Partnerships

Pickstock Partnerships work in collaboration with registered social landlords, local authorities and investors to develop affordable housing solutions to communities nationwide.

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SiFi Networks Invited to Speak at IKT’S International Conference

SiFi Networks has been invited to speak at the IKT’s 20th anniversary international conference being held in Germany on the 17th-18th September. The conference will see IKT and its partners present the latest results of extensive research which has been carried out over the past year, attracting leading experts in wastewater infrastructure from around the world. IKT is an internationally renowned and recognized independent, non for profit institute, specializing in […]

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Work Begins on Llanidloes Development for Mid Wales Housing Association

J-Ross Developments Ltd has seen work commence on their site in Llanidloes. The development which is being constructed by Pickstock Partnerships on behalf of Mid Wales Housing Association will see 31 properties built on what was previously agricultural land on the B4569, just outside Llanidloes. The development is situated within walking distance of local amenities and schools. The development will consist of one bedroom apartments, one and two bedroom terraced […]

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Affordable Homes Site is Handed Over

Pickstock Construction has completed work on an affordable housing site named Wingate Way at Park Hall just outside Oswestry. The site has been built on behalf of Meres and Moses Housing Association, part of the Shropshire Housing Group. The new site offers 18 quality, affordable homes to local people wanting to rent or buy a property in the area. Wingate Way is a low density site comprising of two and […]

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SiFi Networks Gets Approval in Louisville, KY

SiFi Networks has been successful with its proposal to deploy a FTTP (Fiber to the Premise) network throughout Louisville. The vote of approval by the city permits SiFi Networks to deploy its FOCUS™ technology, building a FiberCity™ allowing for internet connection speeds of upto 1GB (gigabit), up to 50 times faster than the average internet connection. The network would reach over 100,000 residential properties and over 15,000 business premises in the […]

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Elements Europe gives Lecture to JMU Students

This week, Elements Europe welcomed eight students from Ghana who are studying at John Moores University (JMU) School of the Built Environment for one year as part of their Construction Management course. The students are studying sustainable and modern methods of construction as key modules in their course. Elements Europe was therefore a perfect company to visit to enhance their understanding of the subjects. Kevin Arthur, Sales Director for Elements […]

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Enhanced Skyline in the Pipeline for Plymouth City Centre

The Pickstock Group propose to enhance the skyline of Plymouth and meet a much needed demand for student accommodation in the city by building two blocks of student accommodation. The first, a 13 storey building and the second, 10 storeys high. A well-attended public consultation was held in the city in May to present the proposals. Designs have now been finalised and a full planning application has been submitted to Plymouth […]

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Elements Europe Win Multi-Million Pound Off-Site Contract for Berkeley Homes

Berkeley Homes has appointed Elements Europe to manufacture and install 461 student bedrooms comprising 604 modules over five storeys. The new student accommodation scheme is situated in the historic spa city of Bath on a redevelopment site of a former derelict residential care home, at a key gateway to Bath city centre and is in a perfect location for student accommodation. Neville Golding, Surveying Manager of Berkeley Homes (Oxford & […]

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Plans for Eccleshall Presented at Public Exhibition

J-Ross Developments Ltd held a public consultation exhibition on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July at Eccleshall Community Centre, to consult with the residents of Eccleshall on its proposed outline planning application for a residential development on land off Cross Butts in the town. The exhibition saw J-Ross Developments’ professional team present proposals for 48, new 2, 3, 4 and 5 bed homes, including some affordable houses. The proposals also […]

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Plans for the Maxell, Telford Site are Unveiled at Public Exhibition

J-Ross Developments Ltd held a public exhibition on Friday 4th July at Leegomery Community Centre, to consult with local residents on its proposed outline planning application for a residential led, mixed-use development on the Maxell site in Telford. The exhibition was well attended by members of the local community, who shared a range of views on the proposed development. Nick Scott, CEO of J-Ross Developments commented “We were pleased to […]

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Consent Granted for Whitchurch Development

J-Ross Developments Ltd has successfully secured planning consent for a high quality residential scheme comprising of 40 units on the outskirts of Whitchurch in Shropshire. Following extensive pre application discussions with Shropshire Council on this sensitive site, consent was granted at committee. During the promotion of the site through the LDF, J-Ross Developments met with local councillors, the forward planning officers and the planning committee at the Town Council, to […]

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Hot Off the Press

Pickstock Construction will allow Dobson and Crowther access to the new print works in Llangollen next week. Dobson & Crowther’s partial possession of the new facility is to assist them with relocating certain items of their existing plant and machinery so they can continue to manufacture during their full decant from their existing site later in the year. The roof has now been fully installed as well as all aluminium […]

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Matt Takes on Everest Base Camp Challenge

On the 21st November, Matt Finch, buyer for Pickstock Construction will undertake the biggest challenge of his life. Matt will trek 13 days to Everest Base Camp. Matt is taking on this challenge to raise money for a charity close to his heart, Diabetes UK. The charity cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.  Diabetes UK help people manage […]

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The Pickstock Group Start On-Site in Edinburgh

Pickstock Construction are building a new 168 room student accommodation scheme in Edinburgh. The £7.8 million project is being constructed for client West Park Place Developments Ltd. The scheme is being provided as a turnkey solution by The Pickstock Group, utilising Elements Europe’s off-site modular manufacturing expertise. Kevin Arthur, Sales Director for Elements Europe commented “We are really pleased to be working with parent company Pickstock Construction again to facilitate […]

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The Pickstock Group Support Soccerfest Charity Cup 2014

On Sunday 15th June, The Pickstock Group supported a five a-side charity football tournament held in Oswestry. Soccerfest Charity Cup 2014 organised by Morgans of Oswestry in association with The New Saints Community Foundation, saw 32 teams made up from local businesses tackling and dribbling it out to become champions all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The event which took place at TNS’ grounds, The Venue, attracted more than […]

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Keith Sudlow joins the Pickstock Homes team

Last week saw a new member join the Pickstock Homes team, as Contracts Manager.  Keith Sudlow will manage all Pickstock Homes’ projects ensuring a smooth construction process which is completed on time and to the highest quality. Keith has over 25 years experience in the construction industry working his way up from a fork lift driver to a Contracts Manager. “I am looking forward to working with this dynamic organisation […]

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75% of Properties Sold at Cae Vyrnwy in Llansantffraid

This month has seen Pickstock Homes‘ site, Cae Vyrnwy in Llansantffraid really come to life, with nine happy home buyers collecting their keys and moving into their new properties. There are now just three plots left on this desirable new site, which are currently available to buy from plan. Pickstock Homes offer a personal service putting themselves in the shoes of the homebuyer to ensure that they are continuously offering […]

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Cambridge Petrol Station Soon to Become Student Accommodation

A former petrol station in the heart of Cambridge has gained planning permission for redevelopment into a 98 bedroom student accommodation scheme after years of vacancy. The Pickstock Group will deliver the £4.8 million scheme as a turnkey solution for client Cambridge Land Ltd with with Pickstock Construction acting as the main contractor and Elements Europe as the modular manufacturer. The Pickstock Group’s design team has been working closely with […]

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New Show Home Coming Soon To The Carriages!

Pickstock Homes is working in collaboration with a leading interior design company to develop a new show home at The Carriages on Gobowen Road in Oswestry. One of their three bedroom town houses is currently being transformed into a stunning show home and will be exquisitely presented to demonstrate how fantastic these homes are for single occupants, couples and families alike. This spectacular show home will exhibit the latest in […]

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Pickstock Telford’s New Beef Processing Facility Officially Opens

Pickstock Telford Ltd formally known as Pickstock Ashby Ltd, has celebrated the completion of its new meat processing plant in Hortonwood, Telford. The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs officially opened the plant on Monday 2nd June. Greg Pickstock, Managing Director of Pickstock Telford commented, “It was an honour to have the Secretary of State attend our official opening, we have worked very closely […]

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Planning Application Submitted to West Lothian Council

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Ltd is working in partnership with CALA Group to bring a new residential development to fruition in Linlithgow, a town 20 miles North-West of Edinburgh. CALA Group builds premium homes in which people aspire to live throughout Scotland, the Midlands and the South East of England. The premium standard of housing CALA Group develop will be mirrored in this fantastic new residential site in West Lothian, […]

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Oswestry Housing Scheme is Well on Target for Handover

Pickstock Construction’s site at Park Hall, Oswestry is well on target to achieve the handover date of the 4th of July. Scaffolding has now been removed from all of the houses and external façade work has commenced. Internally the houses are currently having their final fix work carried out by JR Pickstock’s skilled team of carpenters. The 18 social housing units are being developed for client Meres & Mosses, part […]

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Resolution to Grant Consent 120 New Homes in the Cotswolds

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Ltd has been successful in their application to Cotswold District Council to develop land on the eastern edge of Fairford in the Cotswolds. Following a public consultation in June of 2013, where plans were presented to the public, Kensington & Edinburgh Estates made an outline planning application, which the Council resolved to consent at a meeting in February 2014. The development will consist of 120 homes […]

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The Pickstock Group Receives Warm Welcome in Milan

The Pickstock Group was warmly welcomed in Milan by Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan). The invitation to speak at the University’s Careers Abroad Event was extended in February and was quickly accepted. The event presented a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the exceptional young talent from one of the most distinguished and reputable engineering universities in Europe. The event, organised by the University’s careers service, is hosted […]

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Kensington & Edinburgh Estates (South Woodham Ferrers) Limited Makes a Planning Application for a Developement in South Woodham Ferrers

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates (SWF) Ltd, is a joint venture between Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Ltd and Development Securities Plc. This company has just made a planning application to Chelmsford City Council to develop a site on Burnham Road, South Woodham Ferrers. The site is currently home to Crouch Vale Nursery and Plantworld, two companies that have struggled to compete with larger, national garden centres and nurseries in the area, and […]

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98% of Room Pods Now Installed at Colchester

The Pickstock Group’s student accommodation development in Colchester has almost all 381 student Room Pods installed into Phase 1 of the scheme. With just 2% of Room Pods now left to be put into position, installation has taken just 12 weeks from when the first module was installed on the 14th of February. Roof cassettes manufactured by Elements Europe are now being installed on-site. Manufactured at Elements Europe’s factory, the […]

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SiFi Networks to speak at Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference

SiFi Networks has been invited to speak at the eleventh annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington, KY. This is a fantastic opportunity for SiFi Networks to promote its technology to an audience with avid interest in the telecommunications sector. This conference will focus specifically on the challenges that local governments face, such as cable franchise renewal, customer service issues and the administration of public, educational and governmental access. […]

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Hatbox Show Flat Opens its Doors

Doors have opened to the new show flat at Hatbox, Luton’s newest student accommodation scheme. The show flat will appeal to many students’ aspirations, dressed with modern accessories to reflect student living. The show flat is a huge benefit to the scheme, giving students a taste of what living at Hatbox would be like. CRM Ltd is the chosen operator for Hatbox and is the largest independent accommodation company in […]

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Elements Europe Welcomes International Visitors

Elements Europe has welcomed visitors from Samsung Everland, part of the Samsung Group based in Korea. Their visit was arranged by SCI Steel, the leading independent provider of technical expertise and best practice in the steel construction sector. Being asked by SCI to meet with their visitors was a privilege for Elements Europe who has worked in the past with SCI on a book detailing steel methods of construction. Kevin […]

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Elements Europe Launch New Video

Elements Europe has launched a brand new company video as a further means to present its products and services to the construction industry. The video not only demonstrates the whole process of modular construction from works off-site at the factory to the delivery on-site but it also explains how Elements Europe was born, and about The Pickstock Group’s history in construction. A 120 bed student accommodation scheme in Lincoln is […]

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Elements Europe Flagship Video

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Elements Europe Shortlisted for CEW Awards 2014

Elements Europe has been shortlisted alongside other industry leading companies in the Construction Excellence in Wales (CEW) Awards 2014. Elements Europe is in the running to win an Innovation Award and the Sustainability Award and faces stiff competition from up to six competitors in each category. Elements Europe prides itself on its innovation, from concept to completion, and to be recognised by CEW reinforces Elements Europe’s identity as a forward-thinking, […]

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Elements Europe’s Recruitment Drive

Business is booming at Elements Europe, so much so that the company is currently looking for a number of skilled and qualified tradesmen to boost the factory workforce in Oswestry in order to keep up with demand for off-site building systems. Positions that are currently being recruited for include electricians, plumbers, tilers as well as tapers and jointers. Furthermore, Elements Europe passionately believes in supporting the development of young people […]

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SiFi Networks and Pacific Grove Seal Fiber to the Home Deal

SiFi Networks has signed a landmark deal with the coastal city of Pacific Grove, California to bring high-speed broadband to the community. Residents and businesses are now being encouraged to go online and register their interest in receiving super-fast internet. Pacific Grove is a small city located in Monterey County, California with a population of over 15,000. Famed for its historic appeal and butterfly sanctuaries, hence the title as Butterfly […]

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Quite a Sight on King Edward Quay in Colchester

The Pickstock Group’s student accommodation development in Colchester is standing strikingly on King Edward Quay. 57% of room modules have now been installed into the first phase of the development. Installation commenced just 8 weeks ago, in this time 216 room modules have been positioned.  This first phase will comprise of 381 student Room Pods of seven room types as well as 60 kitchen Pods for the shared cluster flat […]

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The Pickstock Group Presents alongside Louis Vuitton in Milan

The Pickstock Group has been invited as special guests to Politecnico Di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) to speak at the University’s Careers Abroad Event run for students from the Schools of Architecture and Design. The event has been arranged for international companies with a strategic focus on making their brand visible at Politecnico di Milano and would like to offer career opportunities for graduates outside of Italy, which presents […]

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Llangollen Print Works Presses On

Work carries on apace at JR Pickstock Ltd’s site in Llangollen, developing Dobson and Crowther Ltd’s new purpose-built print works. Above ground work is well underway now that overhead power cables have been diverted away from the site. The footprint of the building has now been stoned and foundation and drainage works are progressing well.  Steel erectors will be finished on site this week, one week ahead of their programme […]

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Energy Efficient Homes in the Heart of Powys

Pickstock Homes‘ newest site, Cae Vyrnwy, is located on the edge of rolling hills in the picturesque village of Llansantffraid in Powys, just a 15 minute drive from Oswestry and 30 minutes from Shrewsbury.  There will be 12 new homes on the Cae Vyrnwy with something for everyone including terrace, semi-detached, detached houses and bungalows. There are many benefits to buying a home on Cae Vyrnwy. Apart from being in […]

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Elements Europe Recruits New Site Co-ordinator

This week Elements Europe has welcomed Neil Anderson to the team. Neil has come on board as Site Co-ordinator for Elements Europe, and will play a vital role in driving the service Elements Europe provides to its clients. He will act as the link between the factory and the site, and will also facilitate the handover process ensuring client’s expectations are met. Neil undoubtedly will bring a wealth of experience […]

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Luton Prototype Brings Out the Smiles

Representatives from Lanos (Luton) Ltd and Goldev Ltd, Elements Europe’s clients for the Luton Student Accommodation Scheme, have visited the factory today to view the student Studio Room Pod prototype. Tailored to the client’s requirements, the Pod was happily signed off by Goldev representatives, allowing the manufacturing process to begin. The Room Pod is the first of 199 Room Pods being manufactured for the site, featuring an en-suite bathroom, kitchen […]

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199 Student Room Pods for Luton Student Accommodation Scheme

Elements Europe has been contracted to manufacture 199 student Room Pods to a brand new student accommodation scheme on Oxford Road in Luton, being developed by Goldev. The 199 student Room Pods consist of en-suite cluster bedrooms with cluster kitchen alongside Studio Room Pods, offering students the privacy of a self-contained room with open plan sleeping, studying and kitchen area incorporating an en-suite bathroom. Elements Europe will manufacture the Room […]

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The Vision

A street scene of the new Pickstock Homes development site in St Martins has been released to give home buyers a better feel of how the St Martins development will look once completed. The site in St Martins near Oswestry will be made up of 75 new homes of mixed specification, from a two bed coach house to five bed detached homes and is due to start imminently. The artists […]

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Off-Site Modular Construction at its Best!

The Colchester student accommodation scheme is demonstrating off-site modular construction at its best as student Room Pods are being lowered into position at a rate of 8-10 per day. The Pods are being delivered to the site on King Edwards Quay on a strict schedule that sees them arrive just-in-time and in the correct order to be lifted and positioned in the building. These strict deadlines are made easier by […]

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Completion of 85,000 sqft Meat Processing Facility

Pickstock Construction has successfully delivered a 85,000 sq ft meat processing facility for Pickstock Asbhy Ltd. This is the first meat processing facility Pickstock Construcion has constructed, working alongside sister company J-Ross Developments Ltd to develop the design in line with Pickstock Ashby’s specific requirements. In such a highly regulated industry as food processing, Pickstock Construction worked very closely with Pickstock Ashby and regulatory bodies to ensure material specification was […]

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Pickstock Homes Becomes an Authorised Agent of Help To Buy Wales

Pickstock Homes has become an authorised agent of Help to Buy Wales, a shared equity scheme launched by the Welsh Government in January of this year. Camilla Pickstock, Director of Pickstock Homes commented “We are delighted to gain authorisation to offer Help to Buy Wales as a large percentage of our residential developments are located in Wales. Last year Pickstock Homes secured authorisation to be an agent for Help to […]

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ID4 Prototype Gets the Thumbs Up

Elements Europe has welcomed their client Bowmer and Kirkland to the Elements Europe factory to showcase the Premier Inn ID4 Bathroom Pod prototype. The prototype has been manufactured specifically for Premier Inn Yeovil and now signed off, manufacturing has commenced on the full order. The ID4 is the newest Premier Inn bathroom design. The large purple landscape tiles, silver grey grout and other smaller adaptions enhances the look and feel […]

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Cutting of the Turf at New Print Works Site

The Pickstock Group has marked the start of work at the new Dobson and Crowther print works by holding a turf cutting ceremony on site in Llangollen. The ceremony follows the appointment of Pickstock Construcion as principle contractor and the commencement of site set up and ground clearance in readiness for construction of the new print works to begin next month. J-Ross Developments Ltd brought this development to fruition following a […]

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Proposal Submitted to Louisville, KY.

In light of Louisville’s Metro government’s call for vendors interested in wiring homes and businesses with super-fast fiber internet connections, SiFi Networks has been listed among the nine companies that responded. Fiber connections are quickly becoming the envy of city officials across the U.S following successful installations across major states including Kansas City and Chanttanooga. Upon collection of the nine “wide ranging” responses, Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher stated “Availability of […]

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New Website Launched for Pickstock Homes

Pickstock Homes has launched a new website with improved functionality, design, and navigation. The Pickstock Homes website plays an important role in promoting their housing developments throughout Shropshire and Mid Wales. With the Help to Buy scheme now on offer in both England and Wales, the new website will also act as a hub for those wanting to find out more information or to contact one of the property experts. […]

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Premier Inn Exeter Update

Pickstock Construcion is making good progress on site in Exeter. A 120 bed Premier Inn is under construction for Plymouth based client Trathen Properties and will be the first Premier Inn hotel in Exeter’s city centre, benefiting from an excellent location. All piling is now completed and groundwork has commenced for the implementation of the underground car park. An expedited program is guaranteed by the use of off-site modular constructed […]

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Colchester Student Accommodation Update

Despite an unsettled start to 2014, Colchester’s student accommodation scheme remains on schedule! The adverse weather conditions at the start of this year has caused serious problems on-site in Colchester.  The tower crane has been winded off numerous times and the wet conditions have created ground remediation delays.  Despite the conditions, the team have strived to ensure that the critical path remained on schedule. This determination meant that as planned, […]

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First Brick Laying Ceremony – Park Hall, Oswestry

Pickstock Construction has held a ceremonial laying of the ‘first’ brick at Park Hall, Oswestry with representatives of the Shropshire Council and Shropshire Housing Group. The 18 finished homes will offer a mix of two bungalows, nine two-bedroom houses and seven three-bedroom homes. Of those, four of the properties will be made available for shared ownership, giving young families a hand on to the housing ladder by splitting the investment […]

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Llangollen Development Due to Start

Work is due to start on the relocation of the Dobson & Crowther print works. J-Ross Developments Ltd, part of The Pickstock Group of companies, based in Oswestry, is due to start work on the delivery of a new print works for Dobson and Crowther Ltd this month, which is part of the first phase of development that must be complete before work may start on a new Sainsbury’s Food […]

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Top Scores Achieved for Pickstock Construction Site

Pickstock Construction has achieved excellent scores from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for their site at Park Hall in Oswestry where 18 social housing units are being built for Meres & Mosses Housing Association, part of Shropshire Housing Group. Site Manager, Sam Diamond, who joined Pickstock Construction Ltd just a few months ago, has worked tirelessly to ensure the site is presented and operated to the highest standard, which has resulted […]

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Grays Inn Road, London – Construction Update

A mixed use mews scheme being developed and constructed by Pickstock Construction at 155 Grays Inn Road in London is making good progress, the site has been owned by The Pickstock Group for many years and is in a great and sought after location in the heart of the City. Once completed the site will comprise of a nine car underground car park with a car lift access, at ground level there […]

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The Pickstock Group Commence Another Turnkey Solution for Premier Inn

Elements Europe and Pickstock Construction, both members of The Pickstock Group, will collaborate to deliver a 120 bed Premier Inn Hotel in Exeter along with two levels of basement car parking. The construction value of the development is £9.7 million and is being delivered for Plymouth based private investor client, Trathen Properties. The project will be a turnkey solution by The Pickstock Group. The main construction contract and project management will be […]

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Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Secure Development in Tenbury Wells

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Ltd, one of the property development companies within The Pickstock Group, has secured planning consent for a residential development of 44 units in the attractive market town of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. This consent was won at appeal following the refusal of the original outline application in April of this year. Kensington and Edinburgh Estates is currently considering its strategy based around the evolving local plan. […]

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Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Makes it’s First Residential Application in the Cotswolds

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates, one of the property development companies within The Pickstock Group has made a planning application for 120 residential units on the outskirts of Fairford, a small town nestled in the Cotswolds. 200 units were originally planned, however following a public consultation this has been reduced.   The consultation identified a potential need for medical facilities in this area which now forms part of the application. The planning application is […]

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Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Launches Its First Boutique London Apartment Development

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates Ltd, one of the property development businesses within The Pickstock Group has secured one of the first change of uses of commercial space into residential under new Government Planning policies.   The Harper Neale building in Islington will be Kensington & Edinburgh Estates first foray into the central London residential market. The scheme which is due to start in June 2014 will deliver the complete refurbishment of this quintessential […]

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Colchester Student Accommodation Scheme Update

It has been a busy month so far on our student accommodation site in Colchester with good progress made despite a wet start to November. Pickstock Construction’s Project Manager Richard Thompson has worked tirelessly with the on-site construction team, engineers and designers along with Elements Europe  to ensure that each step of the construction process is carefully planned to ensure that the build is completed in the most efficient means […]

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Show Flats Now Open at Colchester Student Accommodation Scheme!

The marketing suite at our student accommodation scheme in Colchester has now opened! Situated next to our site on King Edwards Quay, the marketing suite showcases two room types and a communal kitchen and living area. The show flats are initially open three days a week for students to take a wander around, bookings are now being taken for the first phase of the development which will open in September […]

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Pickstock Construction Commences Work on Affordable Housing Site in Shropshire

 Pickstock Construction has commenced work to develop land at Park Hall, Oswestry for an affordable housing scheme working in collaboration with Meres & Mosses Housing Association, part of Shropshire Housing Group. The group provides good quality homes, with affordable rent and currently owns and manages over 4,500 homes in and around Shropshire and Herefordshire. This development has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government who have pledged to invest […]

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Turn Key Solution for Student Accommodation Achieves 27 Week Completion

 Pickstock Construction and Elements Europe Ltd, both members of The Pickstock Group, have collaborated to delivered a 120 bed student accommodation scheme in Lincoln for a private investor client, completing the build in just 27 weeks.   The project was delivered as a “turn key” solution with main contractor JR Pickstock using sister company Elements Europe’s Room Pod system. Now completed, the scheme will deliver much needed market leading accommodation to the […]

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The Pickstock Group Expand into Global Telecom Infrastructure

The Pickstock Group has added a new business to the group, SiFi Networks Ltd. An international Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network development company which will provide internet connectivity to communities across the world via their FOCUS system, allowing speeds of up to a gigabit. The Pickstock Group lead the way in driving modern methods of construction and are now striving to do the same in communications, delivering infrastructure over […]

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Pickstock Homes become Help to Buy Agents

Pickstock Homes have been authorised as an agent of the Help to Buy Government scheme. Pickstock Homes are only the second independent house builder in Shropshire to be an agent for the scheme and with new sites in Shropshire ready to start redevelopment this is perfect timing. Camilla Pickstock, Director of Pickstock Homes says, “Becoming a certified agent for Help to Buy is a huge bonus for us, this will undoubtedly […]

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Telecommunications- SiFi Networks

Welcome to SiFi Networks – an international Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network developer. SiFi Networks has dedicated itself through innovative construction methods, financial modelling and collaboration, to deliver platforms over which service providers can supply next generation services, including gigabit internet connectivity to communities across the globe.

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Adam Wins Insight Technical Service Award

Adam Norton one of Elements Europe’s CAD Technicians has won an award from Wolverhampton University in recognition of his outstanding work during his two year HNC course. Adam has worked for The Pickstock Group for 3 years, two of which have been spent working within the Elements Europe drawing team as CAD Technician, an integral member of the team. During his two years in the drawings department Adam has studied […]

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The Pickstock Group raise over £21,000 for Marie Curie

In June of this year 16 members of The Pickstock Group tackled the gruesome challenge of completing the National Three Peaks in memory of Martin Thorpe a colleague and friend to many at The Pickstock Group, who died suddenly in 2011 after being diagnosed with cancer. Marie Curie Cancer Care allowed Martin to come home by providing him with a nurse who took care of him during his final days. […]

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The Pickstock Group Provides New Learning Facility for The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Elements Europe Ltd, a Pickstock Group Company, is an established market leader in Modern Methods of Construction, delivering a wide range of off-site building solutions to a number of sectors. Elements Europe’s latest project will deliver a new 1,300 sq ft learning facility to its client, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, enhancing the attractions educational offering to its visitors. The learning facility will be constructed by using Elements Europe’s […]

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The Pickstock Group Provides Turn Key Student Scheme in Colchester

Work has commenced on a 779 bedroom student accommodation scheme in Colchester which sees The Pickstock Group do what they do best, in offering a complete turnkey solution. The Pickstock Group, based in the West Midlands will utilise businesses within their Group to complete the project.  Pickstock Construction, the Groups building contractor will drive the build and the Groups off-site building solutions business Elements Europe will be pivotal in the project […]

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A Gateway to Business Success

J-Ross Developments Ltd part of The Pickstock Group has seen the first of their fast food outlets open on the new Oswestry Gateway site in the north west of Shropshire. The first phase of the Oswestry Gateway saw J-Ross’ sister companies Elements Europe and Pickstock Construction work in collaboration to construct a 59 room Premier Inn and Table Table restaurant. The second phase comprises a KFC restaurant Drive-thru of 186 sqm (2,000 […]

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Security Service Accommodation Returns from the G8 Summit

Elements Europe and Pickstock Construction were once again selected to provide accommodation for the security services this time at the G8 summit taking place in Northern Ireland. Elements Europe provided accommodation to house 1350 security personnel at the G8 summit with Pickstock Construction taking care of the management and logistics of the project. Each of the 170 units is 7m long, 3m high and over 4m wide and contains two rooms. Every […]

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Bathroom Pods for Another Premier Inn

Elements Europe this week commenced the manufacture of 94 bathroom pods for Premier Inn Hendon. Working alongside the main contractor, JJ Rhattigan Construction, Elements Europe has been selected once again to manufacture 94 bathroom and shower pods for Premier Inn Hyde House, Hendon. Premier Inn, owned by Whitbread plc, has over 600 hotels nationwide making them one of the UK’s largest hotel brands. All of the bathroom pods have been designed according to the […]

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The Pickstock Group Conquers the Three Peaks

16 members of The Pickstock Group tackled the gruesome challenge of completing the National Three Peaks in memory of Martin Thorpe and in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Martin was a colleague and friend to many at The Pickstock Group; he died suddenly in 2011 after being diagnosed with cancer. Marie Curie Cancer Care allowed Martin to come home by providing him with a nurse who took care of […]

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The Pickstock Group Commences Work for Lincoln Student Scheme

 Pickstock Construction and Elements Europe, both members of The Pickstock Group, will work together to deliver a student accommodation scheme in Lincoln.  JR Pickstock ltd will use Elements Europe’s Roompod building system to deliver the high quality 120 bed student accommodation scheme. Pickstock Construction, acting as the main contractor commenced on-site late April whilst Elements Europe has began manufacturing the fully volumetric room “Roompod” modules in its off-site manufacturing facility in […]

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Spoonley Farm Wins Second Place at LABC Awards

The Pickstock Group received second place at the LABC Building Excellence Awards for the development at Spoonley Farm in Llansantffriad. The LABC Building Excellence Awards are all about the essence of well-constructed buildings.  According to LABC the finalists are not judged on architectural beauty, but on the “excellence” shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. The awards showcase buildings and design teams that have had to tussle with technical […]

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Bathroom Pods for Premier Inn Wandsworth

Elements Europe has signed contracts to manufacture 120 bathroom pods for Premier Inn Wandsworth.  The project is an extension to an existing Sainsbury’s superstore to provide Hotel accommodation at this popular location.  The development is being progressed in a joint venture partnership between Sainsbury’s and Land Securities. Bowmer and Kirkland is the main contractor with Elements Europe acting as the off-site manufacturer of the bathroom pods. The project will be […]

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Elements Europe Asked to Judge at Business Awards

Elements Europe’s Kevin Arthur was asked to join the judging panel to decide upon finalists for the innovation category at the Oswestry and Chronicle Business Awards. The Oswestry and Chronicle Business awards has seen many applicants battle for a place to become a finalist in this year’s business awards. The Pickstock Group has sponsored the innovation category which will see the most innovative local business win the award. “I was […]

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