Dec 2016

Blackpool Elephant House update

The construction of the elephant house at Blackpool Zoo is now under way, with the superstructure almost complete. Wyatt’s Construction (Main Contractor) hope to have the roof on by the end of January, and handed over to the client (Kate the Elephant) in July 2017. Our Manchester M&E team have since been appointed by Blackpool [...]

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Blackpool Elephant House

Dec 2016

The light at the end of the tunnel

Idom are about to commence the final phase of work for the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) on the development of the metro system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We were appointed as lead designer on the project in 2014. The modernisation of the metro system is part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project (RPTP), Saudi’s largest [...]

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Dec 2016

STEM: Reaching out to a wider audience

This year we implemented a programme to extend our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities to get the message out to a wider audience. This has had two strands: one aimed specifically at female students and another at students in ethnically diverse areas. We have increased the percentage of women STEM Ambassadors from 50% [...]

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Dec 2016

A great opportunity to meet old friends and make new contacts

On 4 November IDOM participated in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Supply Chain Event at Event City in Manchester. This is a popular event in the industry and all the main suppliers in the UK nuclear market were present. Our stand was manned by Rob Carter, Paul Swallow from the UK and Rafael Higes and Carlos [...]

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nuclear-services

Dec 2016

Mindfulness and awareness, instilling a new safety culture

One of our Nuclear Engineers, Ioanna Playbell, has developed a method of instilling a great safety culture into companies and projects. She has named it the Socrates Method, as he is the father of critical thinking upon which the method is based and which is indeed one of the key requirements in any safety culture. [...]

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safety-culture

Sep 2016

Next step for Dock 2 at Leicester’s Pioneer Park

PLANS submitted for Dock 2 – which will provide grow-on workspace for hi-tech businesses at Leicester’s Pioneer Park reveal a modular based solution arranged to accentuate the identity of each unit. A simple twist in the arrangement of the modules creates a variety of views and spaces, including side terraces and overhangs. The building will [...]

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Dock 2

Sep 2016

Idom Merebrook Enhance Road Safety Audit Service

During the last three years Idom Merebrook’s Highways and Transportation Team have undertaken almost 100 Road Safety Audits on Local Authority managed roads. Enhancing this service, Gavin Snowball, who leads our Transport Planning team based in Manchester, has recently been awarded the Highways England Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audits. This award means that [...]

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Highways England

Sep 2016

Redevelopment of Standard Wharf

Merebrook have been appointed by Standard Wharf Ltd for the re-development of Standard Wharf, on the River Thames at Erith in Bexley, a favoured anchorage site on the Thames since Saxon times. The Port of London Authority (PLA) manages 95 miles of the tidal Thames, including the area of Standard Wharf and works to keep [...]

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Erith-Standard Wharf

Jul 2016

Crossrail and Idom Merebrook

Idom Merebrook, one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies has been working on Crossrail, one of the UK’s most ambitious rail projects, for the past five years. Idom Merebrook believes this experience has galvanized their rail credentials, and will help further develop their rail division. Crossrail Limited is delivering a new railway for the [...]

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Crossrail

Jul 2016

Go4Set STEM Day

On June 23rd Siobhan Jackson and Simon Hassall took part in the Go4Set STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) day which was held this year at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. For the uninitiated the STEM programme encourages professionals in industry to become ‘STEM ambassadors’ and to work with school children to help encourage and inspire [...]

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Go4Set STEM