Excellent feedback received from Royal Free

Working within a live hospital environment is always challenging, but can also be extremely rewarding. The success of refurbishing a fully functioning department is dependent on meticulous planning, detailed programming and clear and open communications with both the client, key nursing personnel and the construction team.

Our teams work hard to deliver each and every healthcare project with minimal disruption to both the hospital staff and their patients, and as such it is always fantastic to receive feedback from those closest to the works.

“I wanted to share from a personal perspective, my experience of working with the Logan team on the Royal Free ED rebuild. I have the fortune (or misfortune) to have been involved with three different contractors on three different builds. I can say with all honesty, that the way that the Logan team have worked on this build has been exemplary. They have a genuine understanding of the limitations that we put on their works due to our work of caring for patients. More importantly, they demonstrate a pride in the work that they complete and clearly care about the final result. You should be really proud of the team that you have.” Ruth Green, Matron at The Royal Free Hospital.

Abseil Flyers raise more than £2k for Children’s Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Logan’s site manager, Radek Zielonka and his team the ‘Abseil Flyers’, have safely completed their challenge to abseil down the outside of the St Thomas’s Hospital building, raising more than £2,000 for Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

On Friday 12 May, the ‘Abseil Flyers’ (Radek – Logan, Hannah – ADP Architecture, Dylan – Mace) made their way down the 150 foot hospital building, with the ultimate goal of raising £1,000 for Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Fully supported by Logan Construction, Radek and his team managed to smash their target amount and more than double it! To date, the team have raised a massive £2,011.25.

Speaking about the team’s abseil challenge, Radek said: “We are all so proud to have been given the opportunity to support this fantastic children’s hospital. Thank you so much for everyone who has donated.”

Harriet Colley from Evelina Children’s Hospital commented: “We’re so grateful to the team from Logan Construction, Mace and ADP Architecture for smashing their target and raising such an amazing sum for Evelina London with their abseil! Their donation will help us to provide the best possible care for our young patients and their families. Thanks so much and well done ECP Project team”.

If you would like to donate, there is still time – you have until 12 June 2017 to add to this amazing target. Visit

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Logan supports abseil for Evelina Children’s Hospital

Logan Construction is delighted to support site manager Radek Zielonka, who decided on a charity initiative to raise funds for Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

Radek’s charity challenge was to abseil down the side of St Thomas’ Hospital and construction consultants Hannah and Dylan quickly volunteered to join him.

Hence on Friday 12 May, the “Abseil Flyers” (Radek – Logan, Hannah – ADP Architecture, Dylan – Mace) will work their way down the 150 foot hospital building, with the ultimate goal of raising £1,000 for Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Radek and the team have been fully supported by Logan, who are currently on site at St Thomas’ Hospital, refurbishing the busy A&E department.

Speaking about the team’s abseil challenge, managing director William Logan said: “Evelina is a fantastic children’s hospital that offers life saving treatments to so many young children. The hospital really does make a difference to patients and their families.”

“We are really proud of our site manager Radek, and the rest of his team. The abseil will be a challenge of endurance and we wish them all the best of luck. We are delighted to have been able to support this brave team of people in their quest to raise valuable funds for such a worthy cause.”

If you would like to support this worthy cause

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Logan awarded UCL refurbishment project

We are delighted to announce that Logan Construction has been awarded main contractor for the Pearson & Lewis refurbishment project for University College London (UCL).

The works consist of the internal demolitions, alterations and subsequent fit out works including internal partitions and doors, wall, floor and ceiling finishes, FF&E and new mechanical and electrical installations to the 3rd and 4th floor of the Lewis’ Building and the strip out and refurbishment, including new finishes and mechanical and electrical installations of the 2nd floor to the Pearson Building.

UCL is one of the world’s premier universities, regularly ranked in the top ten globally. Described by the Sunday Times as “an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation”, it has over 9,000 staff and 26,000 students.

Upon appointment, William Logan, managing director commented: “We are delighted to be able to work with UCL on the Pearson & Lewis refurbishment. Over the years we have established an excellent working relationship with the university and look forward to completing yet another successful project for them.”

Becket Keys School – the first six 6 months

We are now six months into the construction programme at Becket Keys School, where we are building a new student teaching block.

To watch the last six months progress on site – CLICK HERE

The new three-storey building is designed to maximise space and usage and includes a new study garden for sixth form students.

The newly designed pupil entrance is intended to facilitate the flow of pupils in and out of the school and develop the connection with the local community.

All construction works have been undertaken adjacent to the main school buildings and we have liaised closely with teaching staff to minimise disruption to daily teaching regimes.

We are on schedule to handover the new teaching block in June of this year.

Royal Free A&E completion of phases 2a & 3a

We have recently successfully completed and handed over the first two phases of the refurbishment project within the Royal Free Hospital London A&E department. The hospital are delighted that we delivered the works on time and with minimum disruption.

This complex multi-phased project comprises the demolition, new build extension, fit-out and refurbishment works within the lower ground floor of the live hospital A&E department.

The completed works within phase 2a included demolition of the existing public toilets and construction of new reception and main waiting area, together with new offices.

Phase 3a works necessitated demolition of minor elements to create a new access corridor from the main waiting area to provide improved access.

The overall construction scheme is to be undertaken within a fully operational occupied 24/7 A&E environment. The challenges are to ensure that all other hospital departments above, below and adjacent to the A&E department remain fully operational throughout the duration of the project.

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Work starts on new Urology Centre

We are delighted to announce that construction works have commenced on the new Urology Centre at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, where we are main contractor on the hospital’s world-leading urology centre.

Paula Head, chief executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital commented: “I am very pleased that we are able to progress this project, which recognizes the trust’s commitment to urology services and in particular, the treatment of prostate cancer.”

Partially funded by The Prostate Project, the charity are currently raising funds towards the new facility. You can get involved and show your support by buying a brick. Click here for more details.

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Logan appointed framework partners with Goldsmiths

We are delighted to announce that Logan Construction is now a contractor framework partner with Goldsmiths University of London.

Located in south-east London, Goldsmiths University specialises in the study of creative, cultural and social subjects. Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths now ranks among the top universities in the country.

Commenting on Logan’s appointment as framework partner, William Logan, managing director said: “It is fantastic that Logan has been selected as contractor framework partner with Goldsmiths University of London. We look forward to working with the university, bring educational excellence to a diverse range of students and allowing Logan to contribute to and strengthen the local communities with possible opportunities of both employment and procurement.”

Logan awarded new Urology Centre project

We are delighted to confirm that we have recently been awarded the contract to build a new, and much awaited Urology Centre, at the Royal Surrey Hospital. The works provide us with another opportunity to partner with the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the delivery of this prestigious scheme.

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This world leading centre will span approximately 1600m² across two floors, comprising consultancy rooms and meeting areas, to facilitate patient treatment together with ground breaking research facilities. The new facility will provide significant increased capacity and convenience for people in the south of England.

Royal Surrey County Hospital has been at the forefront of prostate cancer treatment for many years, yet a severe lack of space within the hospital has restricted the ability to offer enhanced care. Prostate cancer patients have suffered long waiting times, diagnostic delays, availability of specialist equipment, fragmented/delayed diagnostic procedures and treatment programmes. Additionally University of Surrey researchers (part-funded by The Prostate Project) lack dedicated accommodation and facilities.

The new highly specialist centre will allow prostate cancer patients to benefit from an integrated service within a high quality environment. It’s anticipated that these excellent working conditions for the medical and nursing staff will encourage the recruitment of further world leading specialists. In addition to prostrate, the centre will also provide leading diagnosis for other urological cancer treatment. Once completed the new centre will release much needed space within the main hospital building which will be reallocated to improve existing services.

Scope of works:
The 65 week project comprises the formation of a two storey new build centre, to provide a centralised hub for the Urology department. Additionally, the proposed building is to provide consultation and treatment rooms, administrative and staff offices, clinical facilities and a new lecture facility.

Constructed on pad foundations, this steel frame building takes on a contemporary style, featuring a curved front, open atrium entrance and is further enhanced externally by copper cladding panels, along with white rendered walls and complementary Atlas Blue facing bricks and a flat roof.

Enabling works include the diversion of existing live utility service cables. The new building hosts extensive air handling and ventilation equipment, along with specialist electrical installations.

Collaborative working and added value:
Having previously successfully delivered a comprehensive surgical theatre project for RSCH, we have an established relationship with the team and a good working knowledge of hospital. This experience has assisted with a prompt efficient start to the project, excellent teamwork, good communications and mutual trust being the benchmark for a successful project.

Key challenges:
With a very tight budget and high specification build we were challenged to consider all options, including an initial comprehensive value engineering exercise to identify best value whilst retaining integrity of design and finishes. We will undertake ongoing monitoring and review throughout the construction phase. Further consideration was given to minimising disruption to patients, staff and visitors during the works as this was a key concern of the Trust. With more than 20 years’ experience working in similar hospital environments, we have established procedures and controls in place to meet these requirements, together healthcare trained operatives.

The logistical challenges of constructing a new building within a restricted occupied hospital site include ensuring the safety of the general public and hospital staff, operating a safe and professional site with minimal impact on the hospital’s adjacent buildings.

In order to do this, we have re-routed pedestrian footpaths and closed the adjacent vehicle access route, ensuring that our site is safely segregated from the rest of the hospital.

We have also been working with the client to relocate departments in adjacent buildings prior to the works starting. This includes logistical moves to relocate the audiology department to ensure that patients would not be effected by noisy works.

Commenting on the new urology centre, Chief Executive, Paula Head said: “The Trust already achieves fantastic outcomes for its urology patients and the new facility will ensure an excellent experience during their treatment.”

“Together, we can realise our dream of creating a true centre of urological excellence. This will benefit not only Royal Surrey’s patients, but people from throughout the UK and beyond.”

“The new centre will be a key referral and information facility as well as an important site of clinical trial development and research for the team of scientists and technicians from the University of Surrey headed by Prostate Project trustee, Professor Hardev Panda.”

You can get involved in this project too…
Partially funded by charity, the Prostate Project are running a ‘Buy-a-Brick’ campaign to raise further funding. Click here to watch the video and find our more, or visit their website.

Project wins sustanibility award!

Logan Construction's Southend Police Station wins sustainability award
Southend Police Station has won the prestigious ‘Public Sector Energy & Sustainability Award 2016’

Contract name: Southend Police Station

Contract address: Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex SS2 6ES
Client: Essex Police
Project duration: 60 weeks

A refurbishment and new build extension at Southend Police Station. The project comprises of the main police station undergoing a full refurbishment, whilst the existing custody suite was demolished, making way for a new extension to the main building, housing a much needed 30 cell custody suite.

The refurbishment and new extension works are undertaken in three phases and total approx 3,370m2. During the building of the new custody suite, minimal disruption is essential as the main building of the police station was fully operational.

Sustainability Award
Southend Police Station has won the prestigious ‘Public Sector Energy & Sustainability Award 2016’. It was chosen as the winning project due to the Essex Police’s commitment to provide an energy efficient sustainable building that would have a positive impact within its surrounding neighbourhood and the area in which it serves.

Environmentally friendly products have been used as part of the continued commitment to reducing the carbon footprint. Examples of this include the external glazing of the main building and the addition of a solar panel to the custody building.

The old single glazing has been replaced with solar glass double glazing. This innovative product contributes to the retention of (and resistance to) heat within the building, reducing heating and cooling costs. Ceramic graphite paint has been added to surface three of the glazing, which not only limits the views into the building from outside but also gives the original building a modern look.

A new solar panel system will generate the hot water for the entire custody operation.

The vast majority of luminaires are LED based with efficiencies achieving 138 chip lumens per watt, with the luminaire efficiency being 121.4 luminaire lumens per circuit watt. This is double the target figure of 60 luminaire lumens per circuit watt required by Part L2 building regulations. Fittings also include a daylight sensor, meaning the illumination is consistently maintained in conjunction with the natural light of the space. Whilst the initial cost of this lighting system is greater, it is offset by the revenue and carbon savings, reducing electricity use by up to 40%.

The daylight sensors are also being installed in custody for the first time. The intelligent redesign of the building has enabled the retention of some of the original window spaces in custody. In combination with the addition of ‘sun pipes’ for the internal windowless cells in order to provide natural daylight, these solutions further contribute to the reduced lighting costs.

Client cost savings
The new station has allowed Essex Police to save public money across several areas. The remodelling of 49 offices across three floors, into 18 offices and large open plan spaces holding significantly larger numbers of people and effective use of space, will contribute to reduced travel costs and carbon emissions. The project has enabled the closure of three other local stations which will also enable annual revenue savings and a reduced carbon footprint. Products have been carefully selected to enhance value for money. The court building next to the station has expensive limestone cladding externally. At a fraction of the cost, an alternative rain screen cladding has been used that is aesthetically very similar and in keeping with the surrounding buildings. Anticipated savings in utility consumption for the main building is between 35-40%.

In summary
Congratulations to Lee Sims, Arnold Maskell, Stuart Barrett, Pawel Zielonka and all the team for overcoming the extensive project challenges.

“Logan managed and delivered a complex refurbishment project despite numerous challenges faced from it being a partially operational police station.” Patrick Duffy, Head of Building Services Essex Police.

Key challenges:

• Overcoming issues in the ground including freshwater wells and extensive underpinning to the court tunnel
• Logistics and construction of numerous small dimensional rooms with 3.7m high ceilings
• Complex coordination of M&E services
• Intensive amount of M&E services provided within available ceiling voids, splitting the services and providing detectors in the ductwork
• Rain screen cladding
• Access only available via two security controlled doors
• Overall logistics within the site, working in a live police station
• High volume of design changes and variations.

The sheer volume of variations and design changes, together with the logistics of the build, working collaboratively with the police, presented challenges to the team at every stage of the programme which made this a demanding but rewarding project.

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Logan supports apprenticeship scheme

Logan Construction, in conjunction with the TrAC employer led initiative, is supporting the development and training of young people by offering apprentice opportunities within our current construction sites.

Daniel Day, is our first young person to take advantage of this apprenticeship scheme. Daniel is working as an apprentice site technician on a £3m new build project for Becket Keys School in Essex. He will be learning all aspects of site management and putting his skills into practice alongside our fully qualified site managers, whilst studying for a NVQ Level three qualification at Barking & Dagenham College.

As a leading contractor within London and the south east, we actively engage in local campaigns to proactively work with secondary schools, colleges and training initiatives, to promote career opportunities within construction. We continue to employ local people where the opportunity arises.

This philosophy also extends to our supply chain. We strongly encourage the use of local labour and actively support local businesses. Where possible, we invite local suppliers and subcontractors to join our supply chain and get involved with Logan construction sites in their area.

The TrAC initiative has been set up with the specific aim of helping construction companies offer opportunities to young people, allowing them to undertake apprenticeships and complete their training within the industry. It is a not for profit company that has financial support from around 30 main contractor partners, and eight local authority partners across the south and south east.

Handover of modular building at London school

We have just completed a fast track modular building project for St Paul’s Way Trust School, London.

The works comprised the construction and fit out of a new modular block to form six new teaching rooms including an ICT suite and additional dining hall. The £1m scheme was completed in just eight weeks and was undertaken during the school term, within a fully operational school.

Please see the case study for full details.

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Logan supports Demelza House Children’s Hospice

Logan is delighted to have been able to donate a signed Gillingham football with the full team’s signatures, along with a cheque for £50 to local children’s hospice, Demelza House, following sponsorship of the recent Gillingham v Charlton match.

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Bill Logan attended Demelza House to present the football and cheque to the charity’s Corporate Partnerships Executive, Rachel Walker.

Rachel and her colleagues, Claire Ellis-Waghorn (Interim Director of Income Generation) and Mary Haisman (Corporate Partnerships Coordinator) will now identify within Demelza, a lucky young “Gills mega-fan!” to recieve the signed football.

Bill said: “Demelza is a fantastic children’s charity who really do make a difference to families who visit them. I am sure that the signed football be well received by a budding young footballer.”

Speaking on behalf of Demelza, Rachel Walker commented: “For many of our children and families, coming to Demelza means the chance to rest, recharge and make memories. Without the generosity and support of companies like Logan Construction, we really wouldn’t be able to make this possible.”

Contract awarded for Norton Knatchbull School

We are delighted to have been awarded an opportunity to work with the Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford Kent. This international school, which specialises in Language and Science, is undertaking a £1.4m refurbishment project. The works are designed to extend the life and functionality of the buildings for the school and improve its environmental performance, whilst enhancing teaching environments for both staff and students.

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Construction Expo – a great success!

We would like to thank all those that came and visited our stand at the recent Kent Construction Expo in the Kent Event Centre. Over three thousand visitors attended the event where we enjoyed a very busy and productive day with an eclectic mix of people keen to talk with us.

Peter Harkin the company’s business development manager commented, “We decided to raise our profile in Kent, following the opening of our new Maidstone office earlier in the year and the Kent Construction Expo provided the ideal opportunity. We were delighted with the positive response with many new suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and potential clients taking time to introduce themselves. The event was well organised, well attended and well worth Logan attending”.

Construction Expo 2016

Logan exhibits at Construction Expo 2016

Logan Construction is delighted to be exhibiting at Construction Expo 2016 on Thursday 6th October, at The Kent Event Centre, near Maidstone, Kent.

Run by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, the expo brings together construction professionals from across the South East and beyond, combining a free to attend exhibition, conference and large demonstration areas.

Come and see us at Stand 92. As one of the few completely FREE Meet the Buyer opportunities in the UK, this year is promising to be the best yet with top industry professionals attending and over 150 other exhibitors joining us there.

In addition to meeting the Logan team, you can also find out about major projects and investment opportunities across our region, hear keynote speakers and attend workshops. The event runs from 8.30am – 4.30pm, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on Construction Expo, go to

Logan sponsors Benidorm or Bust challenge

Logan Construction was proud to sponsor our Contract Administrator, Maggie Logan, who took part in the Benidorm or Bust challenge, a 1,500 mile driving challenge of a lifetime, to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan. Many of Maggie’s Logan colleagues enthusiastically supported her sponsorship.

The challenge was undertaken by Maggie and team mates Janet Rickhard and Teresa McCormack. The team ‘Mac nurses’ began by purchasing a car from eBay for just £300, in the hope that it would safely take them across the gruelling 4 day journey from Dover to Benidorm.

Overcoming set challenges on route and stopping along the way at Rouen, Bordeaux, Pau, Zaragoza and Valencia, the team eventually rolled across the finish line in Benidorm, looking a little worse for wear, but with their sense of humour still intact.

Commenting on her successful challenge, Maggie said: “It was decided that we would fundraise for Macmillan, as a close mutual friend who was twice diagnosed with breast cancer received excellent support from Macmillan during her treatment.’’

Now safely back on home ground, Maggie thanked all those that supported the challenge.
However, she is still passionate to continue fundraising to reach the team’s £5k target.

If you wish to support her and make a donation, please visit her JustGiving page:

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Logan completes Ph1 of police station

Southend Police Station is currently showcasing the new refurbishment works of phase 1, which opened recently to the public after being closed for almost a year.

The station closed in June 2015 and has since undergone a huge refurbishment which has created a modern, open plan working environment for officers and partners.

Work is also well underway on the next phase, which is due to open later this year. The existing custody suite has been demolished, making way for a new extension to the main building, housing a much needed 30 cell custody suite.

Chief Inspector Simon Anslow, commented on the recently completed refurbishment: “We’re back in the heart of Southend close to the town centre where we can respond more quickly from a station that supports modern policing.”

CLICK HERE to take a look around the new police station yourself, by watching this short film.


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Logan supports the Africa Trust

With the warmer weather finally here, we are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in a watercooler from AquAid.

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given Logan the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase, an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Our company’s name will be proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.

To date, AquAid has built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £10 million to charity.

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