Whether delivering a state of the art energy-sustainable 37,500ft2 corporate headquarters or a brand new supermarket for an international chain, we always work closely with the client to deliver the projects, with a strict timetable and a rigid budget adhered to.
The scope of services offered involves all aspects of commercial construction, including new builds, extensions, refurbishments, and not forgetting all of the associated infrastructure works and fit outs.
This approach has led to us gaining substantial repeat business from this sector, including work with Tesco, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), British Aerospace Engineering (BAE), Oval Insurance and the Landgroup.
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Commercial – Mediterranean Shipping Company
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) are one of the world’s largest shipping companies with over 40,000 staff in 475 offices in 165 countries.
We were tasked with creating a £4.8 million headquarters for MSC, located in Ipswich, Suffolk. The structure consisted of a three-storey office building; one that was striking and individual, and would be able to cope with the client’s ever-changing business needs.
Upon completion, the build was the first in Ipswich to comply with the East of England Plan’s 10% Renewable Energy Policy, through the installation of a 20kW Gazelle wind turbine.
Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre
The beautiful building at Potash Farm in Walsham le Willows at the heart of Suffolk’s countryside is home to the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre – and has been for more than a decade.
The £3.7 million contract we secured with them involved the build of a brand new retreat centre.
Work completed included the refurbishment of the existing farmhouse, new central courtyard, build of surrounding canopy and new accommodation along with a shrine room.
Other new features include a Stupa courtyard; featuring solid bespoke curved granite bench and new Akshobhya courtyard, which features a beautiful statue and mirror pool.
The sensitive landscape strategy employed by the team has seen the creation of areas of quiet contemplation and natural beauty that are completely in keeping with the rural location.
Working alongside renowned architects Walters and Cohen, we started work on site in November 2014 and the project took 49 weeks to complete.
Cindy Walters, Director of Walters Cohen commented: ‘It has been an absolute pleasure working with SEH French. The team on site entered into the spirit of a very special project in a way that I don’t think I have ever experienced before.’
The new centre will also provide retreat for local carers and for people coping with stress, addiction and depression, by providing a place that improves health and wellbeing, and enhances the spiritual life of the community.
Beth Shalom Synagogue, Cambridge
Beth Shalom Synagogue is the first new build reform synagogue in the UK for a generation.
The work on site, which was undertaken by SEH French, involved the construction of the synagogue in the form of a high quality finish, low energy, two storey steel framed building, clad with a mixture of brick, glass and cladding, with a glazed lantern on the roof together with an enclosed courtyard.
The new facility provides a main hall for 200 people, library, classrooms and community rooms, opening a new chapter in the community’s history and providing a central location for services, social and educational events.
The Cambridge Reform community was founded over 35 years ago, initially meeting in members’ homes, and has until now rented a variety of accommodations for services and events.
- Aldrich Place
- Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
- Bosch Lawn & Garden Products
- Cambridge Fire & Rescue
- Crest Nicholson
- Elizabeth Holdings PLC
- Framlingham College
- Ipswich School
- London Buddhist Centre
- Suffolk County Council
- West Suffolk College
- West Suffolk Hospital