Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

RDF Building met with new residents, Councillors and members of Leeds City Council to undertake a photoshoot and interview on the Cardigan Green development that was recently completed in Bramley, Leeds.

The former Lord Cardigan Public House site has been transformed, through RDF’s redevelopment, into a private cul-de-sac scheme of affordable housing that was delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Councillor Debra Coupar and Councillor Richard Lewis meet new residents

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant a new build Mediterranean constructed at Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall is due to open March 2017.

All at RDF Building are extremely proud to have been involved with the creation of this ‘Top 10 Leeds List’ restaurant and wish it every success.

Sky high surveys

Sky high surveys

We have treated ourselves to an early Christmas gift and bought a drone!

The 4k camera is able to pick out amazing detail whilst the drone moves over buildings and roofs saving clients costs on expensive access equipment to complete surveys.

RDF is proud to be able to offer this service to our clients.

 

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Following on from the successful completion of Phase 1 at the Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall, RDF were awarded the contract to deliver Phases 2 – 5.

These phases include the creation and construction of a new 120 seat Mediterranean themed restaurant, ‘Convive’, major refurbishment of the existing kitchen & back of house areas, a new bar, new dining area and refurbishment of the existing reception.

The new restaurant, which opens in early February 2017, will be part of the University of Leeds owned Weetwood Hall Estate but will retain an independent identity of it’s own.

Martin Pickles, of Flying Pizza ‘fame’, will be working with Weetwood’s MD and his friend, Martin Hicks, in the daily running and operation of the restaurant.

 

Visuals courtesy of Weetwood Hall
New superstore under construction

New superstore under construction

The construction of a new supermarket in Sunderland is onsite and on target for completion to the programme.

The new build superstore’s site has been cleared, foundations are in and the steel framework is being erected.

Drainage, car park and retaining walls are also being constructed whilst the steel is being installed.

Further pictures to follow as the works proceed.

Timber A*ll the Way

Timber A*ll the Way

After an introduction and a successful tender submission. We have been awarded a contract to manufacture, deliver and install replacement timber windows & doors to various properties in York.

The project is within a conservation area and will see the delicate removal of existing timber windows, replacing them with new bespoke energy efficient A* rated alternatives.

Careful planning and a high level of customer care will be implemented, providing a constant source of communication with the residents, adding to another successful social housing scheme.

 

Elite status achieved

Elite status achieved

RDF are very proud to announce that we have been awarded Elite Vendor status from Altius.

Elite Vendor status is the highest accolade a vendor can achieve through the Altius assessment process. It involves meeting the Altius requirements for all five of the key assessment areas (Commercial, Risk Management, Customer Service, Corporate Social Responsibility and Quality Management).

The Elite Vendor status is in addition to our existing Assured Vendor and CDM Vendor statuses.

 

 

Major fire upgrade works underway

Major fire upgrade works underway

The upgrading of existing fire protection is well underway for several of RDF’s national clients.

RDF has started a number of different fire protection upgrading schemes for several blue chip clients over their property portfolio which includes various different sectors including retail, hospitality, leisure, education and healthcare.

The works include the manufacture and replacement of fire doors, upgrading of fire protection partitions & screens, access controls, repairs to existing doors, replacement of seals, strips and ironmongery as well as alterations, adaptions, installation and testing of  linked fire alarm systems and emergency lighting.

RDF undertook the initial surveys and advised the clients on what works were required in order to ensure they were meeting all statutory requirements.

The delivery programmes for each individual client have been planned and implemented by RDF across the various national sites so that there is minimum disturbance caused whilst ensuring any deadlines for completion are met.

Constant, clear lines of communication with the sites, area managers and the client have been maintained at all times to ensure all parties are aware of any changes to the programme or schedule of the works.

The works are clearly documented as they are completed and records of this retained as part of our asset management service.

 

No disturbance to trade!

No disturbance to trade!

No disturbance to trade was the client’s main requirement whilst undertaking the full recovering of the existing supermarket unit’s roof.

As a live functioning supermarket the last thing that the multi national client wanted to have was any issues or loss of trade whilst we completed the recovering of the existing roof.

Works were completed seamlessly to ensure no loss to trade, minimum disturbance to staff & customers whilst ensuring zero H&S risks.

 

 

 

 

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