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Johns Slater and Haward, Chartered Building Services Consultants, are delighted to announce the opening of a new office to serve Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and the surrounding area to meet the increase in demand for high quality specialist advice in respect to Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services in buildings.
Our new team will work for multiple sectors, including central and local government, healthcare, education, hospitality, manufacturing, transport, technology, sports and leisure and bespoke private residences.
The exciting addition of our Ely office will enhance our reach as a business and give opportunities to experienced MEP Engineers as well as to vibrant young engineers seeking a career in building services through one of our highly regarded Apprenticeship positions. This fits well with our Chairman (and current CIBSE President) Adrian Catchpoles’ call for industry to attract entrants to our sector.
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The new office is located at Cambridgeshire Business Park, 26 St Thomas' Place, Ely, CB7 4EX and will be open for business from Monday 2nd October 2023, 8.45am-5.15pm weekdays.
The Ely office number is: 01353 880713.
Heading this new office is Bawden Burrows who joins the team of Directors at JSH , bringing years of experience within the Construction sector. Bawden says that he is ''very much looking forward to working on new and exciting projects for JSH.''
Johns Slater and Haward has just completed the next step of its Carbon Reduction plan with the installation of 3.26 kWp Photovoltaic array comprising 34no. 390wp panels on our main design office building at no. 7 Sorrel Horse Mews, Grimwade Street in Ipswich.
The system also coupled with a 7.2kwh Battery storage solution to reduce dependency on grid supplied electricity.
This follows the replacement of the entrance door and all windows for better energy retention in addition to the conversion of our heating from gas to electric in same building.
Our next step is to begin the replacement of all office luminaires with low energy, LED lighting luminaires with the installation of lighting control system to circulation and ancillary areas to further reduce energy consumption in the building.
These improvements further demonstrate our commitment to becoming net zero carbon, which we are seeking to achieve by 2028.
Johns Slater and Haward are delighted to extend our sponsorship of the JSH Jetts local netball team who regularly rank highly in the South Suffolk Netball League.
Eric Benton, Project Director for Johns Slater and Haward was delighted that Helimed House had won the prize at this year’s CIBSE East Anglia Awards!
Hybrid ventilation was chosen for this project as it provides good indoor air quality and comfortable internal temperatures without the need for mechanical cooling, thus reducing the energy use of the building. Using dynamic thermal modelling and working closely with the Client, Design Team and Breathing Buildings to integrate the solution into the building, the result is a building that works well using the fresh, natural Norfolk air to provide a good ventilation solution and maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the year.
The award was accepted by Paul Bird, the JSH Senior Mechanical Engineer for the Project at the East Anglia CIBSE Regional Dinner on Friday 7th October. Representing CIBSE HQ was President-Elect, Johns Slater and Haward's Adrian Catchpole.
Adrian Catchpole, a Fellow of CIBSE and Director of Ipswich-based engineering practice, Johns Slater and Haward, Chartered Building Services Consultants, was confirmed as President-Elect at the Institution’s AGM which was held at the Royal Society, Charlton House, London.
CIBSE was formed in 1976 receiving a Royal Charter the same year, following a merger of the Institution of Heating and Ventilation Engineers (founded in 1897) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (founded in 1909). In accordance with its Royal Charter and By-laws, the Institution’s primary objects are:
CIBSE is an international engineering organisation based over 16 regions in the UK and 4 overseas, in the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. It has approximately 22,000 members worldwide across 94 countries. Its global links are greatly enforced by its collaboration with ASHRAE in the States which boasts 57,000 members.
Mr Catchpole, who has served in several previous roles for the Institution said ‘This is a huge honour – this year, we are celebrating our 125th Anniversary and the challenges we face have never been greater. The changes to the industry arising from new safety legislation following the Grenfell Tower fire and the net zero carbon agenda, places all construction professionals front and centre. Everybody now simply must step up to the plate and play their part.
Mr Catchpole left East Bergholt High School at 16, to join Johns Slater and Haward as a trainee mechanical engineer and attended Colchester Institute for his Ordinary National Certificate (ONC).
In 1987, he joined Ipswich Borough Council as an Assistant Engineer, where he was responsible for designing mechanical services installations for its housing stock, the fitness centres at Whitton and Gainsborough Sports Centres, the Regent Theatre and St Stephen’s Church (Tourist Information Centre) conversions, together with its historic buildings such the Town Hall and Christchurch Mansion. During this time, he completed his HNC (Higher National Diploma) and then a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering. In 1995, He qualified as a Chartered Engineer.
In April 2001, Mr Catchpole returned to Johns Slater and Haward, who are located opposite the Waterfront in Grimwade Street, Ipswich, as a salaried Partner. In 2004, the business incorporated and he became a Director and Shareholder. Since then, the business has quadrupled in size, and retains a team of 30 staff, delivering design solutions for mechanical and electrical engineering services in buildings (heating, ventilation, lighting and power systems etc.). Key current clients include Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals (ESNEFT), West Suffolk Hospital, the University of Suffolk and the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trust (NSFT).
The role of the President is to act as a figurehead, spokesperson and a leader on behalf on the Institution and its members. It involves providing guidance and direction to the Board and the CEO on strategic and operational matters and demonstrating leadership externally. ‘It is an opportunity to help shape policy at a national level, which may in turn help some of our businesses here in East Anglia’ said Mr Catchpole.
He will take up his position as President formally in May 2023.
Johns Slater and Haward are happy to have been appointed to the Essex Procurement Hub Framework Agreement for Braintree District Council’s Construction Consultancy Services.
Tuesday nights are busy at 4YP and on swinging by the Lower Brook Street building we found the place to be buzzing with positivity. The vibrant artwork in the entrance hall is enough to cheer up anyone coming in on a wet, wintry night. Greeted by Young People's Worker, Lily, it was great for Rebecca our PR person to meet the Girls' Group and hear that every young woman first came to 4YP either on their own or with a friend and has formed new friendships through the weekly meets.
A 14-19 Drama group run by London-based, Pan Intercultural Arts programme was fuelling on pizza ahead of sharing their 'evaluation' piece with parents and carers. The group has been running for several months. The young people were really engaged by actor/director, Zephryn Taitte from 'Call The Midwife' whose enthusiasm was clearly infectious.
Johns Slater and Haward is delighted to announce it’s renewed support for 4YP, making it our Charity of the Year for 2022. Image by priscilla-du-preez @ Unsplash
The New Airbase for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was officially opened on 19th October with over 100 guests in attendance, including airlifted patients. Three years in the planning, the project was delivered on time and budget despite the challenges of Covid-19. Johns Slater and Haward designed the M&E Services.
As you'll see from our Key Commissions page, we designed the Building Services for our 'next-door-neighbour', The Hold . It is home to the Suffolk County Archives which faces the University of Suffolk Ipswich Waterfront building and the popular '?' sculpture, which children love to explore.
This time-lapse by RG Carter captures the construction
Christmas 2020 marked the end of one of the toughest years globally as we struggled to comprehend and live with the grip of a global pandemic. Isolation and lockdown have taken a huge toll on us all, especially the education and freedom of tomorrow's adults.
At Johns Slater and Haward we chose to donate to the Ipswich based charity, Suffolk Young People's Health Project, also known as 4YP. The charity provides and coordinates services that improve social, emotional, physical health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk aged 12-25.
A very worthwhile cause, which JSH is proud to support:
image by Eliot Reyna @ Unsplash
Something we might have all aspired to, though this particular year has been one many will gladly forget.
At Johns Slater and Haward like so many, we battened down the hatches at the outbreak of COVID-19 with our team including 16+ engineers working from home for 4 months. Yet challenging times breed creative responses and as a team we’ve adapted well, splitting our days across our 2 offices on the Waterfront to keep staff physically safe and happy at work. Digital chat platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams were rapidly adopted, ensuring fluid communication on jobs between staff, contractors and clients which are absolutely vital to our efficiency as a business.
Pre-pandemic, a sizeable chunk of our mechanical and engineering work was for the Ipswich, Colchester, James Paget and West Suffolk Hospitals. Supporting the NHS became ever more prescient as we advised on feasibility stage design and specification, be it for Pathology Labs, new ED departments, ward refurbishments, compartmentation, or chiller and ventilation improvements. In addition to this we have continued work for UEA on its Brain Imaging Centre and embrace prospects for several commercial and private jobs.
JSH are proud to have made this small contribution during these very testing times.
The University Arms Hotel in Cambridge opened in 1834 as the city’s first hotel. Since then, it has undergone extensive redevelopments in 1891, 1900, 1925 and, finally, in the 1960s, when the original Regency section along Regent Street was demolished and replaced with a discordant structure.
The hotel has now reopened after an £80m transformation, which combined a complex heat recovery retrofit with a sympathetic restoration scheme. The redevelopment is a collaboration between architect John Simpson – who oversaw the replacement of the 1960s extension – and interior designer Martin Brudnizki.
The process of designing the mechanical and electrical services for the hotel began in 2013.
Johns Slater and Haward were responsible for all aspects of the work.
Our Associate Director Paul Bird was winner of the 2018 CIBSE East Anglia Engineering Excellence Award for the new purpose-built office facility for Suffolk County Council and Waveney District Council at Riverside Road, Lowestoft.
The Project aim was to provide an environment for both Councils to conduct their business in a building that set a standard for occupant satisfaction and environmental performance; reducing both running costs and their carbon footprint.
The energy efficient building was designed based on the principles of Passivhaus. Key features included Actimass (Termodeck) Thermal Mass heating and cooling, ground and air source heat pumps, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting.
Associate Director Paul Bird accepts Engineering Excellence Award from CIBSE