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June ’17 – Peter Dann Shortlisted for FSB London Business Awards

8 June 2017

We’re pleased indeed to announce our place on the FSB 2017 Shortlist for the Green Impact Award. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday 20th July, where we look forward to meeting fellow shortlistees from all 22 categories.

June ’17 – Alconbury Weald Club Wins BCO Regional Award

1 June 2017

Peter Dann are happy to announce our Regional Award for the Alconbury Weald Club, Huntingdon – Projects up to 1500m2. The three-storey community space, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Wood Awards in 2016, accommodates a meeting hall, gym, public café and the offices of Urban & Civic. It boasts expansive finishes of exposed Australian Spruce and dark-stained timber cladding akin to a Scandinavian summer house.


Read the case study here.

May ’17 – Office-Rooms with a View for Woolwich Ferry

26 May 2017

As part of an improvement programme by TFL, a new Woolwich Ferry office has been built at Woolwich pier. The steel-framed single-storey building, with two-storey entrance lobby, provides a convenient location for staff, while wall-to-ceiling windows creates improved visibility for the monitoring of services.

Peter Dann were structural engineers on the project, which will benefit from the addition of two new berths in 2018 for two new diesel-electric boats.

May ’17 – The Last Module for Marriott Hotel, Edinburgh

25 May 2017

The final module is placed for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, Edinburgh. Next up: rooftop plant modules!

May ’17 – Progress Makes Perfect: New Marriott Hotel, Edinburgh

16 May 2017

This is the latest view of the new Marriott Hotel, under construction on the Heriot Watt University campus in Edinburgh.

The hotel will comprise 160 bedrooms with additional multi-purpose  rooms  in  the  top  storey  and  meeting  spaces,  dining and  lounge  areas  within  the  ground  floor.  It  is  part  of  the  new  National Performance Centre for Sport located on the campus which includes new state of the art sports facilities which will be used by the Scottish Football Association  and  the  Scottish  Rugby  Union.

Peter Dann have designed all of the substructure and superstructure for the building including mass concrete foundations, a steel frame ground floor podium structure with mezzanine level and the modular bedrooms. The entire building has been modelled in Revit allowing a fully coordinated building  model  to  be  created  including  structural,  architectural  and servicing  information.  As  for  previous  projects  carried  out,  the  modules are being constructed off-site in Poland ensuring high standards of finishes and minimal waste, and will be craned into position on top of the podium structure once it is completed in early 2017. The use of modular construction will  allow  a  reduced  on-site  construction  programme  compared  with traditional construction methods.

The final modules are due to arrive on May 22nd.


May ’17 – Launch Night: Peter Dann Thursday Club

12 May 2017

We’re pleased to announce the successful launch of our Thursday Club.

Barrafina, a popular tapas bar, played host to our inaugural ‘meeting of minds’ with key members across the construction sector. The event intends to encourage opportunities and the discussion of industry developments on a quarterly basis, fuelled, pleasingly, by lunchtime victuals and plenty of wine!

May ’17 – citizenM: Bowery is Looking Up in Downtown Manhattan

3 May 2017

Only two more floors of modules to go!

March ’17 – Finishing Touches for Dalston Lane Terrace

30 March 2017

Dalston lane Terrace, an exciting new mixed-use build comprising 44 residential apartments and 10 retail units, is receiving its finishing touches.

The development, situated east of Dalston Junction Station, consists of a three storey steel frame, composite metal deck and light gauge joist floors. The project is undergoing a two-phased construction, with completion of phase 1 expected June 2017.


March ’17 – TOP NOTCH! Peter Dann Attends Topping Out Ceremony for Anglia Ruskin University

24 March 2017

Peter Dann’s Jonathan Hubert and Tommy Hodgson attended the builders’ rite last week for ARU’s new Science Centre. Together with Anglia Ruskin staff and representatives from main contractors Morgan Sindall, champagne popped on the roof-top of this £45million Cambridge build to mark a milestone (or mile-beam?) in construction.

As reported by the Cambridge Network, “The centre is due to open in September and will incorporate a 300-seat lecture theatre […] for science and a 200-station biosciences laboratory.”

Demand for science courses increased 51% by 2013 alone, and the completed centre will create a hub of expertise and innovation.

Mar ’17 – REDiculous Amounts of Fun for Red Nose Day!

24 March 2017

Cambridge had a lovely day for Red Nose Day!

Peter Dann’s London and Cambridge office have raised an impressive £111.25! Go Team!

Mar ’17 – Honk Honk. Red Nosing for Comic Relief.

24 March 2017

🙂 Donations were plenty for these treats in our London office, thanks to Carina and Barbara – our talented in-house bakers. Both offices took part, and we’ll be posting a few more pix later, including the amount we’ve raised for this vital cause. Thanks to all for baking, donating and wearing an item of red!


Mar ’17 – First Floor of Heriot Watt Hotel Nears Completion

6 March 2017

Installation of the first level of modules for the Marriott Hotel at Heriot Watt University is progressing under blue skies in Edinburgh…


Mar ’17 – This girl is on fire

2 March 2017

We are proud to announce that Carina Cruz, who is based in our London office, is now an International Fire Professional and an Associate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Feb ’17 – We are attending MIPIM 2017

28 February 2017

Feb ’17 – Alt Together Now: Rapid Modular Installation for St. Johns based Hotel

23 February 2017

The modular installation for the Alt Hotel, St. Johns, New Foundland, has gone from zero to hero in just 30 days after commencement. As you can see, all four storeys of modules are in place, as snapped by the on-site webcam.

Feb ’17 – Made in Manhattan: citizenM’s Bowery Hotel is a Must See

17 February 2017

Module installation is well underway on-site for the Peter Dann designed modules, forming the new citizenM Hotel in downtown Manhattan…

Jan ’16 – 1st Module Installed for Alt Hotel, St. Johns, Newfoundland

27 January 2017

Looks like lovely weather for it…!

Modules for the Alt Hotel St. Johns Have Arrived in Newfoundland

12 January 2017

Dec ’16 – Peter Dann’s Cambridge Office Can’t Pull the Wool Over our Eyes…

16 December 2016

All I want for Christmas… is an Alt Hotel

15 December 2016

Modules for the Alt Hotel are in ship-shape condition, currently crossing the Atlantic from Poland to Canada. They’ll reach Newfoundland in time for Christmas, and should be unwrapped in time for the New Year. Completion of modular installation is expected early February, with views of St. Johns to be enjoyed by guests in the Spring of 2017.