Waltham Forest Design Awards 2017

At the end of June last year, Bolt and Heeks completed the refurbishment works at Central Parade in Walthamstow, giving a new lease of life to a rundown, disused parade of shops. This new space has created a community area with a Bakery and Café and incubator units to provide office space for local startup businesses.

Due to its success the project has won an award for the ‘Most Creative Building Re-use’ category of the Waltham Forest Design Awards 2017

The Waltham Forest Design Awards recognize, reward and celebrate quality architecture and urban design within the borough. Anyone was able to nominate or enter a scheme in this year’s Award for new developments completed since January 2014. Developments could be any size, located anywhere in the borough, and can include new buildings, conversions, restorations and residential extensions. To win this award with such a large amount of competition is testament to the dedication from our teams to deliver successful projects.

Woodberry Wetlands for London Wildlife Trust, Hackney Design Awards 2016

Woodberry Wetlands is a new community facility which has transformed two disused reservoirs into a stunning wildlife centre in Hackney.

Bolt & Heeks were appointed to convert the old pump house into a café and visitor centre along with some hard and soft landscaping.

Woodberry Wetlands not only won a Hackney Design Award but was also the “people’s choice” which reflects its popularity for school trips and the local community.

Woodberry Wetlands is also a finalist for the Constructing Excellence Awards 2017, in the Preservation and Rejuvenation Category. A feat in itself. Fingers crossed that we win!

Ridley’s Court, Worth Park, for Crawley Borough Council: LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015

Ridley’s Court is a Grade II listed former stables, built originally to service the Worth Park Estate.

In recent years, the first floor was converted to residential accommodation with the ground floor providing storage and garage spaces.

With Worth Park now a public space, Crawley BC commissioned Bolt & Heeks to carry out external repairs and decorations and to convert the storage spaces to provide an education and interpretation space, meeting room and new public toilets for visitors to the park.

We were delighted that the project won Bronze in the Green Apple Awards for the regeneration and renovation of this civic building.

Hampton Infants School: CCS National Site Award 2017

Bolt and Heeks were once again proud winners of a Considerate Constructors National Site Award in 2017.

We were particularly pleased with this award as it was received by one of our up and coming site managers, Oliver Fry. This was a testament to the faith we had placed in Oliver to run his first standalone project and the commitment he gave to make it such a successful one.

The works consisted of the strip out, reconfiguration and extension of existing spaces to create new larger classrooms including a new science lab.

As with all schools there is a lot of planning is needed to ensure the safety of pupils, staff and parents which also extends beyond the actual school day.

Previous successes for Considerate Constructors National Site Awards were:

Homelink Respite Centre and Long Lane Primary School