Fircroft College

Crowngate Construction were employed by Fircroft College, Birmingham, to construct a single-storey entrance extension to an existing link between two school blocks, including a retained ramped access which would better benefit the college’s students, staff and visitors.

This project comprised of the part-demolition of the existing building with significant manhole drainage moves and wall tanking, due to the internal floor level being much lower than the external ground level.

A new flat roof was applied to the extension with a three-layer membrane, offering optimum protection from heavy wind and rain.

An important requirement of the college was to have an improved reception area; a good-sized area was created to provide a more welcoming feel to students and visitors alike. A new reception desk and appropriate flooring were fitted to the client’s specification. New aluminium doors and windows were installed, with access controls back to the reception desk, allowing essential security for safeguarding purposes.


Factory, Birmingham

Crowngate Construction were contracted to form a 5.5m stairwell for industrial purposes in a factory in Birmingham.

This project was particularly challenging due to the live working environment, and we had to fully take into account our surroundings and the health and safety issues that they presented. Due to the depth, we had to carry out the works in three phases.

Having dug down to 5.5m, we had to form the base with kickers; this included sheet-piling until we reached the necessary depth. Once this was poured, we could then commence works on the retaining walls which included double-steel mesh and carried out form work up to 2.5m from the base.

Waterproof concrete was subsequently poured, and work then commenced on the third and final phase which, again, included double steelwork and formation up to finished floor, ready to receive waterproof concrete.


Forum Health Centre

Following the success of Forrest Medical Centre, we are delighted to have worked in collaboration with IDP Group again along with the NHS to build this multipurpose health centre in Coventry. Included within the specification were some of the following criteria:

  • Access, waiting and circulation – creating a sequence of spaces that guide patients and staff to their destination.
  • Accommodation – ensuring that the provision of space is adequate for current and expected needs.
  • Security – secure entrances and controlled access around the building. The building should be equipped with an intruder alarm system for out-of-hours operation.
  • Ventilation – Ensuring the correct level of ventilation appropriate to the area activity. For general areas, a single fan motor is acceptable. For dirty areas or WCs, a separate extract system providing 10 air changes per hour is required. The ventilation system should be controlled with a building management system.
  • Water supply – Cold water storage should be at 20ºC. The minimum hot water storage temperature should be 60ºC with distribution at 55ºC.
  • Lighting – 300 lux lighting level for the general examination rooms with adjustable task lighting to provide 400 lux for treatment areas.
  • Accessibility – The site should be easily accessible so as to support social inclusion.

Throughout the construction period, the staff and GP’s of Forum Health Centre were able to continue their usual services from temporary accommodation at the front of the building site. The Partner’s, staff and patients were continually complimentary about the consideration given by us as main contractor and the work-men on site.

Professional photographs of the finished product provided by P Miller Photography.

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Forrest Medical Centre, Coventry

This purpose-built Medical Centre was developed as part of a large Canley Regeneration Project, which aims to deliver over 700 dwellings, a hotel, community facilities, a nursery, a pub, a library and a new public park

Crowngate in collaboration with IDP and Coventry Care Partnerships have re-invented a Medical Centre model to provide a cost effective solution for small-to-medium sized GP surgeries. Canley project will act as a case study that could become a future model implemented nationwide.

This 750sqm development aspires to establish a new identity within Canley through the parameters set within the overall regeneration project and by promoting a courageous and contemporary approach to creating architectural landmarks.

Video Tour - Forrest Medical Centre


Sherbourne Fields School

Internal modifications and refurbishments to make a large, unutilised physio space and library in to a suite of facilities which will better benefit the School’s pupils and staff. Offering a fit-for-purpose physio area with two treatment bays, a generously sized gym, a larger more accessible library and two meeting rooms.


Copsewood Medical Centre

Crowngate Construction are pleased to have undertaken extension and refurbishment works at Copsewood Medical Centre. Providing a new reception area and more fit for purpose treatment areas for its patients, the medical centre now benefits from a better access arrangement too.


Edgwick Medical Centre, First Floor Extension

A new first floor extension, to incorporate a waiting room, two surgical rooms and library.
An interesting project, where almost 14 steel beams were fitted to form a base for the first floor extension. This included steel beam uprights for additional support. The complete finish of the two medical rooms, library, waiting room and first floor toilet, with specialist flooring and medical sinks.


Atherstone Pharmacy – Warwickshire

Crowngate provided us with an excellent service and quality finish to our new Pharmacy. Despite some hiccups and a few delays – none of which I hasten to add were the fault of Crowngate – they completed the work on time and to a high standard. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the communication was extremely good. The members of their team were professional and polite and got on with the job, working around other contractors and members of the public in a safe and well managed environment. We found them to be totally trustworthy and had no concern leaving them within the surgery/pharmacy premises out of hours. We would certainly recommend Crowngate to others and in fact are intending to ask for a quotation on another, albeit smaller project, later on this year.


Tythe Barn Kenilworth

A conversion of an old, run down barn in Kenilworth. This project included all new steel work, strengthened concrete floor, cladded roofing and walls. All new aluminum windows and external landscape works.