JMS Midlands in the running for ProCon award

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We are delighted to announce that JMS Midlands has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s prestigious ProCon Awards in Leicestershire. Following a visit by the judges to Lutterworth Museum project last month, we are thrilled to share that we have successfully secured our place in the small non-residential category final.

The original Lutterworth Museum was located in a shop, with limited floor space to show off the legendary spitfire engines designed by famed RAF engineer Sir Frank Whittle. The JMS team created the civil and structural designs for an all-new bespoke building to house these important historical artifacts, alongside a visitor café and a large office space.

The brief was challenging, not least due to significant medieval archaeology on the site, poor ground conditions, and the surrounding conservation area. The site was also surrounded on all sides by historic buildings, making space extremely tight. We took on these challenges with low-vibration piled foundations to avoid damage to adjacent buildings, and ensured the finished build blended seamlessly into its surrounding landscape.

JMS Civils Production Director Bhavin Parmar is delighted to see his team’s hard work being recognised at this level:

We are excited that the ProCon judges came to visit the exciting Lutterworth Museum last month, getting to the finals of the small non-residential category shows that we’re capable of meeting any challenge when it comes to the built landscape. Whether that’s limited budgets, tight space, or stringent planning permissions. We took these challenges in our stride, and delivered for our partners, clients, and the people who now get to enjoy this refurbished building. And as always, we had one eye on the future, with SuDS that will keep these buildings resilient against climate change for many decades to come.”

The Winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Thursday 9th November at The King Power Stadium, Leicestershire.

Photo Credit:  A.Kenyon / JMS Engineers

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