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St Helen’s School – a new Junior School in only 14 months!

In Completed Projects by lisa / January 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

LIFE Build Solutions recently completed a new junior school in Northwood, Middlesex.

The project includes large and light classrooms, a hall, a state-of-the-art discovery centre, as well as facilities for music, art, design and technology, science and drama.

The building was designed to be as energy efficient and as ecologically sustainable as possible, including solar panels and ‘living roofs’.

The site also encourages biodiversity with a selection of plants and trees to draw in birds, spiders, bees and other insects.

Headmistress of the school, Dr Mary Short, said: “The new junior school is a beautiful new addition to St Helen’s and provides a wonderful and modern environment which will promote exciting learning for keen young minds”.

Aerial and ground footage was taken during the construction, showing Little St Helen’s, Junior School and Senior School. 

To see how we did it go to




Morningside, Rickmansworth

In Completed Projects by lisa / October 30, 2013 / 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that our development, Morningside, in Rickmansworth has been highly commended in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2013 Top Developments, in the category of Social Housing Development.

This award recognises the high level of quality demonstrated on a Premier Guarantee registered development.

Morningside was a development of 16 flats for general needs rent, built on behalf of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association.

Congratulations go to the project team on delivery of such a high quality scheme.




LIFE Build delivers London Art Gallery on target

In Completed Projects by warren / October 17, 2012 / 0 Comments
London Art Gallery

London Art Gallery

Regional contractor LIFE Build Solutions has accomplished one of its most ambitious and challenging projects so far, creating what has been widely described as Europe’s biggest commercial art gallery complex right on target.

A major new exhibition space for White Cube art gallery opened its doors in Bermondsey Street, South London, exactly as scheduled on October 12. With 5,440 square metres of interior space on a 1.7-acre site, it is the largest of White Cube’s three London galleries and, at its launch, was described by the Financial Times as Britain’s most spectacular art gallery by a stretch. The inaugural exhibition is Structure & Absence, featuring works by Damien Hirst and Andreas Gursky, among others.

Construction work involved converting a Seventies-built former warehouse to provide exhibition spaces, private viewing rooms, a 60-seat auditorium, bookshop, offices and warehouse facilities.

Working on a restricted site in a busy urban location and to a demanding timetable, LIFE Build Solutions completed both phases of the fast-track project, including installation of new roofing and a new structural steel frame, in less than 40 weeks, to ensure the official opening coincided with London’s Frieze Art Fair.

Designed by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects, the new galleries feature seamless white walls, smooth power-floated concrete flooring and expansive, uncluttered spaces, ensuring the exhibits themselves take centre-stage.
On completion of the 8m scheme, White Cube’s operations director, Tina Carmichael, sent a message of thanks to the LIFE Build team. We are delighted with the galleries, the spaces are beautiful and we have received positive responses from visitors thus far, she wrote.

Ken Adams, a founding director of LIFE Build Solutions, said: “We are proud that, once again, we have pulled off a highly challenging project to the client’s satisfaction, on time and to budget. We pushed all the boundaries to deliver this one, operating almost 24/7 at the climax, with some 200 workers on site at times.

“The successful outcome is a tribute to the excellent working relationship of all concerned, especially the Millbridge Group as project managers and LIFE Build’s brilliant site team led by Ric Thornhill.”