Monthly Archives: November 2017

PCMS Design Welcomes new Architectural Technologist Kathleen Pratt

Monday, November 27th, 2017

We are delighted this month to welcome our new Chartered Architectural Technologist Kathleen Pratt to PCMS Design.

Kathleen has over 30 years’ experience of working within a multi-disciplinary practice, and honed her skills at an architectural firm based in Oxford where she worked on a wide range of health care and educational projects.

We are very pleased that she has joined our team, and look forward to working alongside her on public sector, commercial and residential schemes, where she will play a key role.

“I am delighted to be joining PCMS Design. I have a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces which meet the needs of the client, and I am also looking forward to being able to contribute proactively, using all my experience to good effect.”

Science Laboratory Refurbished

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Henlow Academy undertook a number of improvements to their site over the summer. These included a link corridor extension to improve dining facilities, and also internal alterations to a couple of classrooms and the science laboratory.

We were brought in at the beginning of the project by the Academy’s Headteacher, Caren Earp. Our involvement included preparing drawings, administering the planning application and building control process with Central Bedfordshire Council, creating the technical design and specification, and subsequently the procurement and contract administration of the builders.

The first floor science room refurbishment presented some interesting technical and logistical challenges. A specialist laboratory furniture company was brought in to design and install a new bench configuration to increase the workstation capacity. The gas supply to the lab was also upgraded.

A new bright coat of paint has completed the refurbishment scheme, and the Academy is now well-equipped to cover the science part of the curriculum in the future.