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Cosmur Apprenticeship Scheme

December 22, 2015 12:57 pm Published by

Cosmur Construction was one of the first construction companies to achieve and retain the ‘Investors in People’ status in 1999. The award recognises our investment in both staff and the local communities. At Cosmur, investment in training and apprenticeships is considered to be essential. We provide the opportunity for a safe and supported training environment for local people. Trainees will only be placed with staff that we feel can sufficiently provide them with the support and positive learning opportunities they deserve. This approach will ensure our growth as a business, while also allowing trainees to see that construction is their future. This year we partnered with Havering College. Our team attended their organised Open Day. Our Managing Director, Paul Godfrey,... View Article

Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day

December 22, 2015 12:15 pm Published by

At Cosmur we feel that it is important to give something back to the community, so recently we took part in the ITV Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day event. We would like to thank all of those who got involved and who took part in the organisation of the event. All money raised was donated to “We Are Macmillian Cancer Support”. Macmillan nurses and other professionals work relentlessly to help individuals and their families suffering from Cancer. They provide expert medical, practical, financial and emotional support at a time when it is needed the most. Macmillan is committed to supporting and providing much needed care throughout not only the cancer treatment but every stage. Helping everyone affected by cancer take... View Article

Stanborough Park Church

December 2, 2015 4:50 pm Published by

Stanborough Park Seventh-day Adventist Church is situated on parkland in Garston on the outskirts of Watford. The Church is over 85 years old and is considered of special architectural interest and is locally listed. Our relationship through previous projects with the Church and its members was instrumental in understanding their aspirations. The brief was to refurbish and extend the existing ageing Church hall and ancillary rooms providing increased capacity, improving the platform and its visibility, improving lighting and adding an enhanced worship space. Disruption was managed through daily discussions with the Pastor, understanding the needs of the worshippers, implementing a plan to reduce the noise level of works at specific times and erecting a temporary facility in the car park.... View Article

Cosmur wins the Considerate Constructors Bronze Award 2015 for Elm Tree Road

June 11, 2015 3:20 pm Published by

“For their Elm Tree Road, Cosmur Construction (London) Ltd has won a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2015 National Site Award. This site has shown the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment through adhering to the Scheme’s five-point Code of Considerate Practice: Care about Appearance Respect the Community Protect the Environment Secure everyone’s Safety Value their Workforce This site was a credit to Cosmur Construction (London) Ltd and to the site team.” – Taken from the Considerate Constructors Scheme Website, link here.  

Sobell Leisure Centre

May 29, 2015 1:59 pm Published by

The Sobell Centre is a landmark facility, and a key provider of sports and fitness for Islington residents. The improvements to the centre entailed the modernisation of the facility, giving it a clean and contemporary feel. Being appointed as a design and build contractor we introduced innovative design throughout the project, whilst providing practical, robust solutions to achieve an improved internal layout. Works were undertaken with the centre remaining in use and required careful phasing to ensure that areas adjacent to the working areas remained safe, in use and continued to be in service. Scope of works: The enlargement of the existing ground floor gymnasium in order to provide an increase in facilities in response to the demand of users.... View Article

Market Road Pavilion

May 28, 2015 1:01 pm Published by

Market Road Pavilion is located adjacent to the Islington Tennis Centre in Market Road, Islington, N7 9PL. The facility was the site of the first artificial grass surface to be installed in England in the early 1970’s. Islington Council secured a grant from the Football Foundation towards their redevelopment of the pitches and changing room facilities and selected Cosmur to create a new vibrant and modern pavilion building as a hub for all activities on the sports ground. The project involved the construction of a brand new changing block and the subsequent demolition of the existing changing rooms followed by the refurbishment of the existing pitches, and the construction of 3 new five a side pitches. Works had to be... View Article

Winners named for £4bn London councils framework

May 13, 2015 9:32 am Published by

Twenty-five building contractors have made the cut for a massive housing and general building framework covering all London boroughs. Cosmur Construction are proud to be named top amongst a number of regions. Led by Haringey Council, the new agreement covers five sub-regions of London and will be open to all 33 London authorities. It will also be available to public sector organisations, including police, fire, NHS trusts and social landlords. The framework is expected to run until April 2019 and is estimated to facilitate the procurement of approximately £1bn per annum of major construction works across education, leisure, care, health and housing. For more information visit: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2015/04/24/winners-named-for-4bn-london-councils-framework/

Harry Morgans Restaurant

April 4, 2015 2:59 pm Published by

Cosmur successfully negotiated the refurbishment of Harry Morgans restaurant in St Johns Wood High Street.  Established in 1948 by Harry Morgan, a local butcher, this once tiny takeaway deli is now the largest and most famous New York Style Deli Restaurant in London. Harry Morgans is located within an affluent area surrounded by a parade of busy retail outlets. Maintaining minimal disruption to the local businesses and members of the public was of a paramount importance in the successful delivery of this project. This fast track refurbishment involved constructing the majority of the fit-out items off site, so that the onsite disruption was kept to a minimum. The sequence of works were carried out over three phases to ensure the... View Article

Giving Back to the Community!

March 17, 2015 1:03 pm Published by

Our strong presence in the social housing sector and recent success in securing the 2014/2015 internal and external refurbishment works programme for the London Borough of Havering has created vacancies within our Resident Liaison Team. So when we were invited to attend the Homes & Housing Recruitment Event we took full advantage of the invitation by sending our Senior Resident Liaison Officer and Business Development Director to promote Cosmur and identify suitable applicants for the Resident Liaison. We felt it was only right to recruit an individual from within Havering as they would have an insight into the local area, existing relationships with members of the community and it would also give us the opportunity to give something back to... View Article

Wandsworth Bridge Road

February 13, 2015 6:00 pm Published by

This project involved a ground floor Sainsbury’s Local and nine residential flats, aimed at the high end re-sale market. Situated in a residential area, on a busy link road between Wandsworth Bridge and Parsons Green, made it a logistical challenge for deliveries, however the traffic management plan avoided peak times and encouraged suppliers to use smaller vehicles. As with all Cosmur site projects, this was registered under the Considerate Constructors Scheme to ensure minimal disruption to residents who were an integral part of our communication plan. Scope of works: Demolition to ground floor slab Stripping and damp proofing existing basement Installing steel frame Brick and block external walls Slate roofing, lead dormers Lift Installation Timber windows and external doors Installation... View Article