Construction Rocks 2019

Forge Lane Take to the Stage Once Again at Construction Rocks!

For the third year running, Wardell Armstrong’s house band ‘Forge Lane’ competed against industry bands in the property and construction sector, and in front of 500 people at ‘Construction Rocks’.

Forge Lane, from our Stoke Office, is made up of Keith Mitchell, Managing Director on rhythm guitar, Adam Burnham, Technical Director and Head of Civil & Structural Engineering in Stoke, on lead guitar, Sue Roberts PA to the Managing Director on vocals, Glen Shah, Associate Director on bass guitar and Bryn Griffiths, Senior Environmental Scientist on drums.

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Earth Science Week 2019

Earth Science Week 2019 – Meet our Hydro Team!

It’s ‘Earth Science Week’! With this years theme being “Earth Science is for Everyone” our Hydro Team look at three famous Earth Scientists, before sharing how they each got into earth science.

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ION4RAW Test Work Starts in Earnest

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) has a significant role in a major EU funded Research and Innovation programme called Ion4raw funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 auspices. Although we are not coordinating the project (as we previously did with the FAME project) we still has a significant role as a Work Package Leader (for upstream processing) and as part of the overall management team.

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Stoke Ops Fayre

Helping to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

At Wardell Armstrong, we are passionate about supporting the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

On Friday, Civil Engineer Sunil Abhol, Resourcing Advisor Janine Davies and HR Administrator Claire Price attended the Stoke-on-Trent Opportunities Fayre at St Peter’s Academy, hosted by Jack Brereton MP and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

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Our New Careers Page is now LIVE!

We are committed to helping our people achieve their ambitions and rewarding them not just on financial results but on how they help develop, grow and shape the business and how they interact with and support colleagues, clients and the public.

Our new careers page now promotes our culture and values, covers the main benefits currently offered to all staff and acts as a portal through which our latest vacancies are advertised.

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paradise farm, kent

Paradise Farm Brickearth Extraction – Planning Success!

Wardell Armstrong was commissioned by Wienerberger Ltd to prepare and manage the Planning Application and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the extraction of up to 900,000 tonnes of brickearth over a period of 19 years on land at Paradise Farm in Kent. The application was originally submitted in 2014, however it was subsequently withdrawn due to a number of technical issues. In 2016, our environmental planning team were instructed to prepare a new application, resolving issues within the 2014 application and undertaking more detailed technical assessments to ensure a robust and sound application for submission.

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Zinc project mine, spain

We’ve Assisted ‘Variscan Mines’ in the Acquisition of Two Advanced Zinc Projects in Spain

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) were engaged by Variscan Mines Limited (Variscan) to undertake a high-level Due Diligence of the Novales-Udias and Guajaraz Projects, Spain. Variscan is an ASX listed Australian resource company focused on exploring and developing mineral deposits and the work completed by WAI has assisted Variscan in the successful acquisition of the Novales-Udias and Guajaraz Projects on the 29th July 2019. Varsican believes this acquisition to be a highly strategic and valuable growth opportunity for the company.

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Our Archaeologist Successfully Publishes an Academic Article on Plague Burial Ground in Leith

In 2016, Wardell Armstrong undertook an archaeological excavation at St Mary’s (Leith) RC Primary School, Edinburgh for our client Morrison Construction. The excavation took place in advance of the construction of a new classroom in the school grounds. The archaeological excavation uncovered coffined and uncoffined human burials as well as plague pits. The post-excavation assessment, which stated that the site was of very high archaeological significance, recommended the need for full post-excavation analysis on the human remains and the material assemblage. Full post-excavation works, including radiocarbon dating, strontium isotope work, osteoarchaeological analysis, dendrochronological dating, coffin technology analysis and conservation of the artefacts, was undertaken in 2017 and 2018. The results of the full analysis have now been published with SAIR (Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports), a Gold Open Access, fully peer-reviewed online journal.

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nspcc golf day 2019

Wardell Armstrong and McAuliffe Golf Day Raises £11,000 for the NSPCC

Wardell Armstrong again co-sponsored, together with McAuliffe, the NSPCC Golf Day on behalf of the Birmingham Business Board. Held for the third year at Edgbaston Golf Club, only a mile from Birmingham City Centre, 17 teams of 4 enjoyed a great day in glorious sunshine with the golf course looking a picture.

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social bite village edinburgh

We’ve Been Shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award!

Wardell Armstrong’s landscape design team have been shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award in the Masterplanning/Landscaping: Public Realm category for their work on the Social Bite Village.

The project – developed on a site made available for a period of four years by City of Edinburgh Council – is unique in both intent and delivery. The village houses people who have experienced homelessness, giving them back confidence, skills and a platform to rebuild their lives. The village itself will be transported to a new location at the end of its lease.

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