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Chestnut Primary School, Yatton, has been awarded for best educational building in the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021. Craddys provided structural and civil works for the brand new school from planning support through to completion. Alongside designing the superstructure and foundations, Craddys developed the design of the foul and stormwater drainage systems and provided advice in connection with the external works/ hard landscaping associated with the development including car parking and sports fields. We are very proud to have been part of the team; alongside Willmott Dixon, AWW and Services Design Solution.

17/03/2021 It’s been just over a year since we opened our new Yorkshire office in Wakefield which, despite an unusual year, has now seen 10 projects completed on site, 6 currently under construction and more in the pipeline. Despite being over 200 miles from colleagues in Bristol and Exeter, we’ve also successfully delivered a number of projects with teams working collaboratively across our offices, along with many a social event – remotely but we look forward to meeting up soon.

We’re also recruiting! Due to our increasing workload we’re looking for an ambitious Graduate Civil Engineer to join the growing team in Wakefield to help deliver our exciting projects across the country. Please get in touch through our website if you are interested.

A few recent site progress photos below.

Craddys are delighted to announce that Andrew Rees has joined the board of Directors. Here is a socially distanced ‘high five’ between Managing Director, Colin Davidson, and new Director, Andrew Rees. Andrew started at Craddys as a graduate from Bath University in 2004, becoming a chartered structural engineer in 2009. Gaining valuable knowledge and experience throughout the company in civil and structural engineering and management skills,  he became an Associate in 2012 and then Senior Associate in 2017. He has gained valuable experience working in all engineering sectors for Craddys and currently leads Craddys teams working in residential, commercial and remedial repair projects.

As a business, Craddys fully recognize our responsibility to ensure that we help the environment as much as possible. We are always striving to continually improve our environmental performance. We are delighted to announce we are now certified to ISO14001!

Moving forward we are committed to improving our environmental performance by:

We hope to make a difference to the environment and reduce our waste/ carbon footprint as much as we can.

Pre-lockdown 2.0, Craddys’ football team managed to fit in a game v Bristol Sands United in their 3rd meeting to date. Further to previous meetings both teams had changes in line up and formations with Sands taking an early lead and continuing to apply pressure. Lockdown 1.0 may have had some impact on Craddys fitness levels; however they did manage to spurn some good chances. Sands scored a few more goals including an incredible 40 yard top corner strike and an eventful 5-0 win pulling back the ongoing series score to 2 games to 1. Craddys are looking forward to our next encounter and currently encouraging shooting practice at every opportunity.

If you haven’t seen our previous post regarding Bristol Sands (Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society), they are a football team for Dads and family members who have suffered the loss of a baby.

WINNER of British Council for Offices award for best refurbished/ recycled office in the South of England & South Wales: Eagle House.

Craddys are very proud to have been part of the design team responsible for the extensive refurbishment of the iconic 4 storey 1930’s building in the very heart of Bristol, to create state of the art offices for over 500 Bristol staff members. You can find out more about this project on our earlier news post (‘Refurbished Office’).

This past weekend, Craddys pulled on our running shoes in homage to our new Wakefield office opening and ran over 420km (total of 424.84 km to be precise) from our Exeter office to our new Wakefield office.  Staff were encouraged to run, walk or crawl any given distance in efforts to boost the total and achieve our target. 

We are pleased to announce that at around 8:45pm on Sunday evening we hit our goal and successfully traveled door to door (even stopping into our Bristol office on the way!). It’s amazing what a team of people can accomplish when challenged.  More so, it’s amazing how we are all still finding positives in a negative time.  Some staff had done very little running or walking for years; however they dug deep and even enjoyed themselves along the way. 

Keeping active is so important, especially in the current climate. Fresh air and exercise can boost confidence, reduce stress and generally promote wellness, both physical and mental.  Watch this space for our next challenge!

Craddys have been enjoying ‘Zoom socials’ every Friday evening and making the most of lockdown. This has included weekly catch ups, fancy dress competitions and has helped keep spirits up during these last couple of months. It is important to remain positive and interact as a team when working remotely.

Craddys are always thrilled to announce promotions and progression through the business! On that note, a huge congratulations to Joe Kendall, who steps up to Principal Engineer. A massive well done also to Rob Burgess who takes on the role of Senior Project Engineer. Last but by no means least, following his recent success in the IStructE exam, Charlie Sayer also takes the position of Senior Project Engineer. We wish all of them every success in their new roles.

THE OPENING OF A NEW CRADDYS OFFICE!

Craddys are overjoyed to announce the official opening of our Wakefield Office. We are thrilled to welcome back Rob Hunt, who left Craddys to move back to his Northern roots, and is now returning to manage the Wakefield office.

Director, Robin Griffiths, has been working in Wakefield to oversee the opening and quotes: ‘We are excited to be establishing a presence in the Northern Powerhouse. Although we already work across the entire country, by establishing a new office in Wakefield, we will be even better placed to support new and existing clients in the region. However, I do need to purchase a thicker coat!”