Category: News

A new addition

Exciting times ahead as AMCM Group look forward to Dave Smith, Balfour Beatty’s managing director for its construction business in the south of England, joining the team.

Our in-house, outsourced culture is fundamental to how we do business and we know that Dave’s values, experience and market knowledge fit perfectly with our 2025 vision.

Watch this space for more announcements in the coming months!

Co-living is the capital’s new rental trend

Co-living is a global housing phenomenon born out of the rapidly increasing demands of young professionals who find themselves committed, for now, to city living. 

AMCM Group is excited to be part of this journey as we embark on our first scheme with The Collective of 222 co-living units a £22million D&B scheme in Palmerston Road, Harrow, alongside HawkinsBrown.

Find out more at the Evening Standard.

Royal Wharf School a record-breaking CCS evaluation score!

Congratulations to all the team at Royal Wharf School for their AMCM record-breaking Considerate Constructors Scheme evaluation score of 43/45.

“exceptional” 9/9 scorings achieved in 3/5 categories, demonstrating the very highest level of achievement far above the minimum standards required by the Scheme’s Code!

AMCM Group Role:  Design & Build, Principal Contractor

The new primary school at Royal Wharf is being constructed around an RC Frame on a raft slab, traditional brick built with a metsec infill including a sports MUGA area created at roof level.

This project is an excellent example of AMCM capability and capacity.

The AMCM Group Golf Day 2019

The AMCM Group Golf Day 2019

Despite the weather, our guests and hosts enjoyed a successful day’s golf at the AMCM Group Golf Day with Kevin Carpenter – whose skills  certainly weren’t dampened by the weather! We also raised £630 for Duchenne UK throughout the day.

It was a pleasure to host our inaugural charity golf day in aid of Duchenne UK.

Thanks to all of our customers and suppliers who braved the weather and joined us on the day.

We look forward to another great day next year!

Planting Fruit Trees in Africa

We are delighted to update you on our contribution to the Planting Fruit Trees in Africa! For every basket of fruit we have delivered a Fruit Tree is planted.  In three months 13 Trees have been planted in Malawi. 

What is the campaign about?

Location: Malawi, Africa

Type of trees: Fruitful Office focus mainly on guava and papaya fruit trees, as well as some quick growing trees like senna siamea to provide firewood.

Working with: Fruitful Office are working with their friends at RIPPLE Africa (Charity No. 1103256), a UK Charity working in Malawi.

Who and how many: The trees are grown by schools, households and farms. Larger farm cooperatives plant 20-30,000 seedlings in nursery each year.

How: Seeds and tubes are provided and, in some cases, some equipment. Training is given, and there is constant monitoring during the year to ensure that as many tree seedlings as possible are ready for planting out in the rainy season. The tree seedlings are then planted out in orchards, woodlots and around household perimeters, and advice is given to provide the best ongoing care for the trees

Who benefits: Malawian families benefit from the trees to provide both fruit and firewood for the future for their own consumption and also, in some cases, income generation.

Every three months Fruitful Office updates AMCM Group along with their other clients on the campaign and how many fruit trees they have planted.

See more at the Fruitful Office website.

UK Construction Week 2019

We are pleased to announce that Graeme O’Doherty will be talking at the UK Construction Week conference on Wednesday 9th October at 13.00.

Now in its 5th year, UK Construction Week (UKCW) takes place on 8-10 October and brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across design, build and supply; promoting innovation, projects, learning and networking.

As the largest event dedicated to knowledge sharing, best practice, problem solving and product sourcing, it is the environment for the whole industry to discover, develop, discuss and do business; providing all the answers for how we build for our future. UKCW is FREE to attend and welcomes 650+ exhibitors, 35,000 visitors, over 300 expert speaker line-up and over 150 hours of CPD content. 

Graeme will speak about the MMC opportunities for Social Housing and Regeneration.

Join Graeme O’Doherty at the NEC Birmingham #UKCW2019

UK Construction Week 2019

Claritas Group Supporting Young Talent

AMCM Group employs two trainee surveyors, Aidan Hayes and Nic Elia, who are working towards a BSC (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management degree, through a day release to Westminster University. Both are on track to achieve great results, with end of year exams achieving a 2.1 for Aidan and a 1st for Nic.

Nic said: “Working whilst I am learning has been really beneficial, and I think it will be a significant contributor to my end results. I am able to see in practice QS processes which we are learning about at college.”

Aidan added: “Being able to have the support of our senior colleagues for mentoring and advice during our study period has been really helpful.”

We will continue to support both Nic and Aidan throughout their years of study remaining. 

In addition, Myles Wright recently joined the company having graduated with 2.1 BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. We will continue to support Myles in his development as a Project Surveyor. 

Barry Nolan, Commercial Manager and mentor to our trainees said: “AMCM is committed to nurturing young talent into the industry as well as creating a supportive and future thinking environment which we hope will encourage these young people to build their careers with us.”

AMCM Group Supporting Young Talent

New Director Appointed to lead Magna Offsite Solutions

Graeme O'Docherty

We are delighted to announce our senior leadership team continues to grow with the appointment of a new Director.

Graeme O’Doherty joins AMCM Group as the Technical and Partnerships Director for our wholly owned subsidiary, Magna Offsite Solutions. Graeme has an MBA from Warwick University and is currently undertaking an MSc in Building Information Modelling and Management.

Having worked in the construction industry for over 10 years – and with a specific expertise in the emergence of off-site and modular solutions – Graeme will support the AMCM team with technical knowledge on all off-site projects. He is the strategic contact for clients, suppliers and consultants on behalf of AMCM Group/Magna Offsite Solutions.

Graeme has worked with modular, open and closed panellised systems in the education, commercial and housing sectors. His roles have included collaboration on new product development for social and affordable housing and build-to-rent schemes, working closely with developers, contractors, manufacturers and consultants.

Key responsibilities for Graeme will include:

  • Technical advice on buildability
  • Early stage feasibility studies
  • Optioneering to choose the most appropriate offsite solution for each project
  • Develop partnerships with clients, suppliers and consultants
  • Provide strategic direction on all projects where offsite solutions are appropriate
  • Develop BIM capabilities, working towards BIM Level 2 accreditation for AMCM Group

Graeme states: “It is well known that the construction industry faces a skills crisis and I’m delighted to take on the challenge of leading AMCM Group into the exciting digital world of offsite construction. Developing partnerships with manufacturers to enable a system agnostic appraisal is something I’m particularly pleased to offer our clients.”

Claritas Group – Best Practice Excellence!

AMCM Group is delighted to have been recognised for Best Practice during our first visit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at our current project in Barnfield Way, Hurst Green for Tandridge District Council.

The scheme – which involves the construction of three bungalows in a very restricted site in Hurst Green, Surrey – is located in a highly residential area and is part of the Council’s plans to provide additional council housing throughout the district.

The CCS Assessor noted: “The site is exceptionally neat and tidy, and a submission should be made to the Best Practice Hub for reference…”

Councillor Liz Parker, Chair of the Council’s Housing Committee, said: “It’s vital we create affordable homes, so people of all ages have somewhere to live in our district. We choose contractors who will build homes to the highest standards and will maintain strict codes of conduct during the construction phase. I am pleased that the AMCM Group has been recognised as a Considerate Constructor as this benefits our residents who live close by, our environment, and the health and safety of their team.”

The £0.7 million scheme is due to complete in November 2019 and, with a score of 37 during its first visit, is well on track to achieve Performance Beyond Compliance. Well done Jason Clarke, Ops Director, Andrew Hutchings, Site Manager, and Becki Sinclair, our CCS Champion, for such a great start!

Royal Wharf School

AMCM Group is delighted to have been awarded the contract for the construction of a new two form entry Primary School within the new and prestigious Royal Wharf development in London’s Royal Docks. The new school will accommodate up to 450 reception to year six pupils from Royal Wharf and the wider community of Newham.

The new ‘free school’ is being constructed right at the heart of what is already a thriving community and is to be operated by The Britannia Education Trust who currently run nearby Britannia Village Primary School. The new school will include a nursery school offering part time places to 60 children aged three to four years and is set to achieve ESFA Standards.

Enabling works started in April 2019 and is due to complete ready for occupation by the pupils for the start of the September 2020 academic year. AMCM Group is keen to contribute throughout the build through our Social Value offering; the scheme is also registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme with a target to achieve Performance Beyond Compliance.

The school will make a huge contribution to the community at Royal Wharf which has many residents with young families living there.

Jon Wardle, CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Ballymore and Oxley, Mott MacDonald and The Britannia Education Trust to deliver this school in the heart of the Royal Wharf community – a school of which we can all be extremely proud.”

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