Archive for June 14th, 2012

K2 Architects transform C-TEC headquarters

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June 14th, 2012

L-R: Mark Davies and Kevin HortonChamber member K2 Architects has completed a contract to redesign manufacturer C-TEC’s new company headquarters in Martland Park, Wigan in a project worth £1.5 million.

The undertaking saw the firm transform 73,000 square feet of industrial space into a state of the art high-tech manufacturing facility for the owner-occupiers.

Mark Davies, director at K2 Architects, said the project showcased K2’s core offering of creative design, project delivery and full architectural service:

“Our brief was to create a world class facility that reflected the ethos of the company as a global manufacturer.

“C-TEC required a building that was inspirational, functional and at the forefront of innovation.”

K2 Architects combined the functions of three previous buildings unifying the company’s 200-strong workforce in one fully integrated facility.

“C-TEC’s manufacturing, distribution and R&D functions are now housed alongside open plan office accommodation and conference facilities in one building,” he continued. “This required us to design several highly specialised work areas including 18,000 sq ft of open, dry laboratory space containing electronic equipment, accurate temperature and humidity control along with clean power.”

Mr. Davies said that significant structural alterations were made to create the building’s new office accommodation and exhibition spaces, housed within a new atrium:

“We created a new mezzanine floor and remodelled the existing structural slab to create a large double height void.

“But the result is spectacular, a clean, highly refined entrance area flooded with natural light.

“The atrium also features a floating glass staircase and an exhibition space where the story of C-TEC’s evolution instantly greets visitors.”

“The building is specifically designed for the needs of C-TEC as a global technology company.

“After a phased opening, the company has now fully moved in.”

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Special offer for Lifestyles membership

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June 14th, 2012

Lifestyles Fitness CentresA special offer is currently available for Lifestyles membership.

To celebrate the great British summer, from the Jubilee to the Olympics to the Paralympics, Lifestyles membership can be purchased for £10.00 for the first month (membership must be for a minimum of three months). Subsequent months will be collected by Direct Debit.

To take advantage, visit any Lifestyles Centre and sign up.

The offer will run until the end of the Paralympics on 9 September.

For more information, click here.

Export Documentation: Procedures and Payments

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June 14th, 2012

UKTILiverpool Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UKTI are hosting a course focusing on export documentation.

Export Documentation: Procedures and Payments is designed for those who have to produce or check the procedures and documentation associated with international trade in exporting companies. It is recommended for personnel in sales, logistics and accounts as well as SME owner managers.

The seminar will go through the process involved when dealing with export documentation step-by-step so you can learn how to complete the relevant documentation and learn where to go if you need further support.  You will also complete practical exercises to learn how to get it right, increase efficiency and reduce the likelihood of delays.

The topics covered will include shipping contract terms; export documentation – commercial, transport, legal and customs; cargo insurance; export licensing; and exchange rate protection.

The speaker will be Tony Brown, who has many years of practical experience working in international trade in both private and public sector environments. Mr. Brown currently works as an International Trade Advisor for ChamberLink in Manchester.

Export Documentation: Procedures and Payments will be held on Tuesday, July 3 2012 from 09.30 to 16.00 at the first floor Board Room at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Number One Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9HG. It is a one day course, which costs £100 + VAT for members and £150 + VAT for non-members. Delegates are welcome to bring along any documents that they have queries about for some face-to-face advice.

To book a place, you can email, telephone 0151 227 1234 or fax 0151 236 0121.

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Energy and Environment Lunch - June 2012

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June 14th, 2012

The June 2012 Energy and Environment LunchLiverpool Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with CT Investment Partners, has held its latest Energy and Environment Lunch.

The event took place on Wednesday, June 13 2012 at the Novotel, Hanover Street, Liverpool.

There were more than 50 attendees, including delegates from such organisations as Liverpool Vision, Brabners Chaffe Street, Emansys and the East Liverpool Economic Community Trust.

After an introduction by Adam Workman, Carbon Trust Investment Partners LLP, there was a presentation by Frank Egerton, Department of the Built Environment, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, which focused on the work of Renewable and Energy Efficiency in Community Housing (REECH).

This was followed by a speech from David White, Plus Dane Group, who looked at Homes for the Future: Investment, Delivery and Opportunities for Business.

After lunch, the event was concluded with a presentation by Dave Mobbs, Liverpool Mutual Homes, which detailed High Carbon Saving Schemes and ways in which companies work and can work with Liverpool Mutual Homes.

The next Energy and Environment Lunch will be held in September 2012.

You can view pictures from the Lunch on the Chamber’s Flickr and Facebook pages.

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