Monday, 3 September 2018

Brownsover - Engineering Community Healthcare from a Political Hot Potato


Social Engineering 
- a fresh dynamic for JMS (Part 1)


We are now a little over half way through the construction of the new and much needed Medical Centre at Brownsover, Rugby. Politically this has been a proverbial hot potato that has left the residents of Brownsover without local medical facilities since 2015.

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The Brownsover Patients Action Group have been understandably active in canvassing all quarters to get something done. The plans for new facilities have been a long but financially shallow promise causing great concern within this part of Rugby.  

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Mark Pawsey (MP) has been hugely supportive, raising the problem in Parliament a number of times, lastly in November last year when he addressed the Rt Hon Theresa May in PM’s Question Time. She confirmed NHSE to be on the case and that action would be delivered 'soon'.

Soon was a long time coming but ‘ground was finally cut’ at a ceremony on 16th February providing belated Valentines wishes to the Brownsover Patients Action Group and the people of Brownsover.

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Construction is being undertaken by Greswolde Construction to Civil and Structural solutions engineered by JMS Engineers.

“To be involved in any engineering project is a challenge rewarded by the satisfaction of our plans being implemented for the cost effective Civil and Structural solutions we design. It is doubly rewarding when it means so much to a community like this” said Bhavin Parmar of JMS Engineers (Midlands). 

Amish Rana (who engineered much of the finer details within the plans) totally endorsed the community service satisfaction adding “...it was also an environmental feather in the cap that the Brownsover project got an ‘Excellent’ certification from BREEAM.”

The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (thankfully acronymed to BREEAM). They assess the asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. Engineering solutions to deliver such high specifications is indeed rewarding.

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The £2.3 million development delivers 624 square metres of GP surgery and 100 sq m of community facility with parking and landscaping. 

Look out for the second part of this story. It will be less of a social and political observation and certainly more 'engineeringly correct'.



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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

JMS Engineers play ‘Canute’ with new Ipswich Tidal Barrier


Holding back the tide

To protect Ipswich from events such as the tidal surge flooding of 2013 and devastating effects of the extensive flooding of 1953, the £72m Ipswich Tidal Barrier is now close to completion. The current flood management systems were built in the 1970s and have long been in need of a major upgrade.

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Directly, they will protect over 1,500 private homes and more than 400 businesses from flooding and indirectly give confidence to the increasing development of Ipswich and the investment that goes with it – much of which JMS has also been involved with.

JMS remains heavily involved in many of Suffolk’s major Civil and Structural Engineering projects. They were chosen and instructed to carry out the design and detailing of the Control Centre which is set alongside the main barrier.

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This new barrier has been likened to the Thames Barrier working along similar principles with the gates, hydraulic rams and control systems managed from the control centre. This vital management centre is constructed from a complex arrangement of steel, concrete and glass to give a dramatic architectural effect.

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The stylish overhanging ‘twist’ to the upper level observation and control room required carefully engineered solutions, in particular to create the cantilevered beams needed to deliver this unique feature of the development, fully employing JMS’ 3D modeling systems and skill.

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The £72m project has been funded by a partnership between the Environment Agency, Ipswich Borough Council, Department for Communities and Local Government, the Haven Gateway Partnership, and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.



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