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News: March 2017

Welcome to our news page where you can keep up to date with the latest news at Carmel.

ABCAM Onsite Team – Green Card Award!

In January 2018 on our ABCAM site, our Client Kier gave Carmel Onsite Team the “Top Performing Contractor for the Month”. Mark Saynor – Lead Project Manager accepted the Carmel Green Card Award on behalf of the Team. This is a brilliant achievement by all onsite to be recognised by our Client and Carmel for [...]

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Disability Confident Committed Employer

Carmel Group are now certified as a Disability Confident Committed Employer.  We are fully committed to the following:- Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. Communicating and promoting vacancies. Offering an interview to disabled people. Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required. Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health [...]

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Carmel’s ISO Transition Complete!

After numerous days of audits, SGS have awarded Carmel ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and gained OHSAS 18001:2007 for another 3 Years under the Carmel Group. This is proof of Carmel’s commitments to Quality, Environment and Health & Safety of our workforce and Clients. As part of the new standard training will be required to make all [...]

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Carmel has been awarded a Bronze CCS National Company Award

Carmel has been awarded a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 National Company Award for £10m & Over. The company has shown the highest level of consideration towards the public,  it’s workforce and environment through adhering to the Scheme’s five-point Code of Consideration Practice:  Care about Appearance, Respect the Community, Protect the Environment, Secure everyone’s Safety, [...]

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Carmel work on Olga School in Tower Hamlets

Olga Primary School is a larger-than-average school, situated in the centre of a residential area within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It has been re-built on the original site and enlarged from a single storey into a three-storey building, to provide more primary school places for the growing needs of the local community. The [...]

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Carmel Mechanical & Electrical Expertise Endorsed In Moortown

The Sainsbury’s Moortown Superstore project, involved a multi-disciplined Carmel team in the replacement of new for old LED luminaries, alongside new service installations for power, feature lighting, extraction and plumbing. Carmel refreshed existing and brand new, key, access areas for customers and staff within the store, additionally, some external perimeter LED lighting was installed. A [...]

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Carmel are making progress on site at Bicester Village in Oxford

Carmel was appointed by Simons Construction to work on the latest refurbishment of Bicester Shopping Village in Oxfordshire. Bicester Village is a luxury shopping outlet featuring designer brands at discounted prices and is a top British tourist attraction. Carmel has been on site since November 2016 and work is progressing well. Our site engineers have [...]

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Carmel’s Steps In Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The Carmel Group is researching different ways to reduce its carbon footprint and also support clients in reaching their targets of reducing the impact of CO2 on [...]

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Carmel are partnering with Naked Energy to install it’s one of a kind “Hybrid Solar Panel

Carmel are partnering with Naked Energy to install it’s one of a kind “Hybrid Solar Panel”. This revolutionary panel will generate both electricity and heat for commercial and industrial applications. Carmel will be installing a trial solar thermal system into the Sainsbury’s Local store in West Green this year. Naked Energy have described the “Virtu” [...]

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Christmas Wishes From Carmel

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A special ‘Thank You’ to all our Customers, Suppliers and Sub-Contractors for all their support throughout 2016. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017. We would also like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all our staff members. [...]

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Carmel complete work on 3 new Co-op Stores in the South

Carmel has been very busy in October and November working on three new Co-op Convenience stores  in Peacehaven, Beckenham and Snettisham. The Peacehaven store is part of a new development of three commercial units on the South coast road between Brighton & Newhaven and has been much appreciated by the local residents as the area [...]

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Carmel complete work on the Smiggle’s new store in Taunton

Smiggle, has been one of the hottest stationery brand since 2003 and Carmel were tasked with helping them open their new store in the Orchard Shopping Centre in Taunton. Smiggle are an Australian born company that has made a big splash in the UK with their colourful, fun and fashion-forward stationary and office supplies. Carmel [...]

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Carmel partner up with Co-op

The Co-op is the fastest growing non-discounter food store, according to a report released this month by research company Kantar Worldpanel. Carmel are proud to have worked on the brand new store in Earsdon, Whitley Bay. The new store, which will focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials, will complement the current Co-op stores in [...]

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Carmel held its first Supplier Day

Carmel held its very first Supplier Day in October this year. We wanted to bring together a number of our Supply Chain Partners and show them where we are heading as a business, along with a number of informative presentations we also awarded 5 awards to our top Suppliers voted for by our Project Teams. [...]

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Carmel has been awarded a Certificate of Performance Beyond Compliance from CCS

Carmel’s dedication and  consideration to all of our workforce, environment and community has been recognised by Considerate Contractors Scheme (CCS). We have been working closely with CCS over the last couple of years and we have recently been awarded a certificate of Performance Beyond Compliance. This means as a company we have scored 7 or [...]

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Another successful Bake Off for a worthy Charity

Carmel held its 3rd Carmel Bake-Off for Macmillan Cancer Support. Both Chesterfield and Epsom branches had some tasty treats baked but their dedicated staff members. Both branches had Official Tasters to crown the winners!  Chris Spirydon was crowned the Bake Off Winner for the Epsom branch. He went over the top and made not just [...]

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Carmel complete the new IKEA store in Reading

Carmel commenced works in October 2015 on IKEA Reading, this is IKEA’s 19th Store in the UK and we are excited to share the completion of this project as IKEA haven’t opened a new UK store in seven years. Working alongside RG Group Carmel completed this project to their usual high standards, Designing, installing and [...]

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Working in partnership with Paragon, Carmel have completed their first project in the Heart of Brixton

Carmel have completed their first Paragon Post Office project in the heart of Brixton, using their expert experience with Royal Mail to help Paragon deliver a high quality project. Putting aside a delayed start, working with Paragon Carmel all pulled together as one team and developed a good working relationship. The end product is something [...]

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Royal Mail Southwark undergo a complete refurbishment

Carmel have been hands on with the completion of the Royal Mail refurbishment in Southwark, which was described as an extremely busy sorting office. The refurbishment was completed in only two months and entailed three Female and Male toilet blocks, along with the construction of the ground and first floor kitchen areas. Our skilled operatives [...]

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Carmel have commenced work on the new Kings Cross Office Tower Block in the heart of London

Carmel have commenced work on the new Kings Cross Office Tower Block in the heart of London. The site spans over the 11 Floors with the building consisting of versatile office space, retail and public amenities. The building will be completed to CAT A fit-out,  ready for the future tenants to customise the installation according [...]

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