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LCP House fitted out with bespoke glass balustrade system
Jun
20

LCP House fitted out with bespoke glass balustrade system

The headquarters of a leading privately owned investment and property management company has recently undergone an exterior redevelopment with the help of Essential Projects.


Feature glass staircase installed at Flagship Next store
May
27

Feature glass staircase installed at Flagship Next store

Essential Projects has completed the installation of a bespoke feature glass staircase at the newly opened flagship Next store in Watford.


Danish retail brand receives the Essential Projects one stop shop treatment
May
10

Danish retail brand receives the Essential Projects one stop shop treatment

Essential Projects has recently finished a redevelopment project for Danish retailer Flying Tiger, in which we manufactured and installed all the required bespoke metalwork elements.


Newly refurbished offices in Birmingham open with help from Essential Projects
Apr
19

Newly refurbished offices in Birmingham open with help from Essential Projects

An office building in Birmingham has officially reopened following a major refurbishment in which Essential Projects helped provide bespoke architectural metalwork.


Product Profile: Structural Steel Beams
Apr
07

Product Profile: Structural Steel Beams

Our ability to manufacture bespoke sizes of structural steel beams is one of our unique differentiating factors and why a number of leading architects and interior fit-out companies have Essential Projects on their approved or preferred supplier lists.


Structural steelwork supports opening of new “Super Court” in Loughborough
Feb
28

Structural steelwork supports opening of new “Super Court” in Loughborough

New structural steelwork supplied by Essential Projects was recently used as part of a £2.7m revamp of Loughborough Magistrates Court.


One stop shop for reconfiguring the interiors of industrial units
Jan
28

One stop shop for reconfiguring the interiors of industrial units

At Essential Projects we have the expertise and personnel to provide a one stop shop, when it comes to reconfiguring the interiors of industrial units.


Structural steel supplied for Beaverbrooks flagship store refurbishment
Jan
12

Structural steel supplied for Beaverbrooks flagship store refurbishment

As part of a refurbishment project, Essential Projects was contracted to manufacture, supply and install structural steelwork at a new flagship Beaverbrooks store in Milton Keynes.


Essential Projects is recruiting for a new Commercial Manager
Jan
05

Essential Projects is recruiting for a new Commercial Manager

Essential Projects is looking for a Commercial Manager who will enjoy the flexibility of working for a small metalwork manufacturer and has some experience in architectural metal and glass.


Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Hours 2021/2022
Dec
13

Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Hours 2021/2022

As of 12 noon on Friday 17th December 2021 our office will be closed and will reopen for business on Tuesday 4th January 2022.


Steel staircase and mezzanine installed at award winning architecture practice
Dec
07

Steel staircase and mezzanine installed at award winning architecture practice

Award winning architecture and interior design practice CPMG has moved into new office space in Nottingham with the help of Essential Projects.


Bespoke Steel Handrail added at £7m transformation of historic pumping station
Sep
15

Bespoke Steel Handrail added at £7m transformation of historic pumping station

Bespoke steel handrails have added the finishing touches to a Victorian pumping station which has been restored to its former glory as part of a multi-million pound development.


Next store in Bedford opens with help from Essential Projects
Jul
27

Next store in Bedford opens with help from Essential Projects

Fashion giants Next plc have recently opened a new store in Bedford which features bespoke glass staircases and architectural metalwork supplied by Essential Projects.


Structural steelwork installed at new Next redevelopment
Jul
13

Structural steelwork installed at new Next redevelopment

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of structural steelwork at a newly redeveloped Next Plc retail store in Barrow in Furness.


Time to try a new metal fabrication partner?
Jul
05

Time to try a new metal fabrication partner?

If your business is working at full capacity and you are in need of outsourced metal fabrication, or your existing fabrication company isn’t up to scratch please do consider Essential Projects for your future metalwork requirement.


Dalton Park Morrisons adds new stainless steel cladding
Jun
23

Dalton Park Morrisons adds new stainless steel cladding

Global supermarket chain Morrisons recently opened up a brand-new store in Dalton Park, County Durham, in which Essential Projects installed bespoke stainless steel cladding.


Essential Projects shortlisted for Insider Made in the Midlands Award
May
18

Essential Projects shortlisted for Insider Made in the Midlands Award

We are very proud to announce that Paige Beresford has been shortlisted for an award in the Insider Made in the Midlands Awards 2021.


Next store in Worcester undergoes redevelopment with help from Essential Projects
Mar
12

Next store in Worcester undergoes redevelopment with help from Essential Projects

As part of plans to redevelop an existing Next retail store in Worcester, Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of two bespoke glass staircases.


Bespoke Window Gate added to Next Store in Sheffield
Mar
10

Bespoke Window Gate added to Next Store in Sheffield

Essential Projects was contracted to manufacture and install a bespoke window gate at the Next Home store located on the outskirts of Meadowhall Shopping Centre.


How to expand warehouse and office space using a mezzanine floor
Mar
01

How to expand warehouse and office space using a mezzanine floor

Essential Projects has been working very closely with commercial property agents, facilities managers and business owners in order to better utilise their office or warehouse space by installing mezzanine flooring structures.


Aluminium glazed screens supplied to Next Plc shopping pods
Jan
13

Aluminium glazed screens supplied to Next Plc shopping pods

Essential Projects was contracted to supply bespoke aluminium glazed screens for the new Next collect and return pods located in Morrisons supermarkets.


Office & Workshop Closure Time for Christmas
Dec
04

Office & Workshop Closure Time for Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner, we like to inform everyone that as of Friday 18th December, we will be closing our office at 4pm and will reopen for business on Monday 4th January 2020 at 9.00am.


Bespoke steel lighting gantries for Next Beauty stores
Nov
30

Bespoke steel lighting gantries for Next Beauty stores

Bespoke steel lighting gantries, have been manufactured and installed by Essential Projects at three new Next Beauty stores in Milton Keynes, Watford and Gateshead.


Bespoke architectural metalwork installed at £600k social housing development
Nov
23

Bespoke architectural metalwork installed at £600k social housing development

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of bespoke architectural metalwork at a social housing development in South Yorkshire on behalf of J Tomlinson Ltd. 


Bespoke architectural metalwork installed at new Morrisons store in Manchester
Nov
09

Bespoke architectural metalwork installed at new Morrisons store in Manchester

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of bespoke architectural metalwork at a newly redeveloped Morrisons Supermarket in Manchester.


Covid 19 Update – Essential Projects remains open for business!
Nov
05

Covid 19 Update – Essential Projects remains open for business!

In light of the Government’s announcement that the UK has entered a second lockdown, we want to reassure all that Essential Projects will remain open for business!


Are you an estimator looking for next career move?
Oct
05

Are you an estimator looking for next career move?

Due to an expanding order book and an increase in new enquiries, Essential Projects is recruiting a junior estimator, who is looking for their next career move.


Structural Steel Beam Installation
Sep
03

Structural Steel Beam Installation

At Essential Projects we offer a steel beam installation service to both architects and building contractors, when working on residential or commercial properties.


Operations manager needed by glass and steel staircase manufacturer in Nottingham
Aug
18

Operations manager needed by glass and steel staircase manufacturer in Nottingham

We are currently working on a number of major projects on behalf of some of the UK’s leading brands and would like to appoint an operations manager to help ensure our commercial operations continue to run smoothly.


Metal Fabricating Jobs Nottingham – Essential Projects recruiting
Aug
18

Metal Fabricating Jobs Nottingham – Essential Projects recruiting

Essential Projects is looking for an experienced metal fabricator to join our company with the skills and experience to help manufacture bespoke metalwork.


Accounts Apprentice achieves Level 3 AAT Qualification
Aug
12

Accounts Apprentice achieves Level 3 AAT Qualification

Essential Projects is delighted to announce that accounts apprentice, Paige Beresford has recently passed her Level 3 AAT Qualification.


All you need to know about bespoke feature staircases
Jul
22

All you need to know about bespoke feature staircases

If you are about to embark on a project in a residential, commercial or retail property, one of the first decisions you will need to consider is the installation of a bespoke feature staircase.


Essential Projects are looking for a draughtsman
Jul
01

Essential Projects are looking for a draughtsman

Due to an expanding order book and an increase in new enquiries, Essential Projects is recruiting a draughtsman with experience in architectural metalwork.


What are the different types of steel?
May
26

What are the different types of steel?

At Essential Projects we often get asked about the different types of steel and how they can be applied to various projects. We thought we’d address this question to help the architects and contractors that we work alongside, plan their future projects.


Locked in with… Eliot Saxton, Managing Director, Essential Projects
May
21

Locked in with… Eliot Saxton, Managing Director, Essential Projects

Our inspirational MD, Eliot Saxton recently caught up the The Business Desk East Midlands, to talk life in lockdown and what he’d been doing to occupy his time.


Site Operating Procedures During Coronavirus (Covid-19)
May
07

Site Operating Procedures During Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Essential Projects has implemented a number of rigorous site operating procedures in order to comply with government guidelines and industry recommendations aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.


Essential Projects complete work on £40m Bicester retail park
Apr
01

Essential Projects complete work on £40m Bicester retail park

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of a bespoke feature staircase at a Next Plc store, as part of a new retail shopping park in Bicester.


How should sub-contractors like Essential Projects comply with noise and vibration regulations?
Mar
26

How should sub-contractors like Essential Projects comply with noise and vibration regulations?

Noise and vibration is very much a hot topic for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the moment, so we’ve provided an overview to help explain the various regulations and legislation that sub-contractors will need to ensure staff working on site comply with.


Bespoke Mezzanine Balustrade installed at Torquay retail park
Feb
26

Bespoke Mezzanine Balustrade installed at Torquay retail park

The Next Plc store within a Torquay retail park has recently had a mezzanine balustrade system installed by Essential projects.


Commercial staircases added to West Midlands office units
Feb
25

Commercial staircases added to West Midlands office units

Bespoke steel commercial staircases manufactured by Essential Projects, have been installed within an office unit at a West Midlands industrial Park.


2020 Business Predictions: Eliot Saxton, Essential Projects
Feb
06

2020 Business Predictions: Eliot Saxton, Essential Projects

East Midlands Business Link Magazine, recently caught up with Essential Projects, Managing Director, Eliot Saxton to find out his 2020 business predictions.


Essential Projects guide to a DDA Compliant Handrail
Jan
30

Essential Projects guide to a DDA Compliant Handrail

Essential Projects can help its clients comply with the law by suitably installing handrails on external stairways and access points as recommended in Part M of the Building Regulations.


Bespoke steel cladding for bakery within new Morrisons store
Dec
13

Bespoke steel cladding for bakery within new Morrisons store

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of bespoke steel cladding within the bakery of a new Morrisons supermarket in Oswestry.


Do you need to outsource any metalwork fabricating projects this Christmas?
Dec
10

Do you need to outsource any metalwork fabricating projects this Christmas?

With Christmas right around the corner, is your business struggling to meet a December deadline due to an increased demand for your metalwork components?


Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Period 2020
Dec
04

Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Period 2020

The Christmas period is fast approaching and we would like to let you know that as of 12 noon on Friday 20th December we will be closing our office and will reopen for business on Monday 6th January 2020 at 9.00am.


When to apply the 100mm rule on commercial or residential properties?
Nov
21

When to apply the 100mm rule on commercial or residential properties?

Essential Projects explains when to apply the 100mm rule on commercial or residential properties in order to comply with Part K building regulations.


What are Part M Building Regulations and how do they apply to commercial properties?
Nov
05

What are Part M Building Regulations and how do they apply to commercial properties?

In this article we explain how Part M regulations will impact a project if the staircase or balustrade to be installed is in any way related to access requirements.


Essential Projects MD raises £1500 for Parkinsons UK
Oct
18

Essential Projects MD raises £1500 for Parkinsons UK

Essential Projects Managing Director, Eliot Saxton ran the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon in aid of Parkinsons UK raising over £1500.


What are Part K building regulations and how do they apply to staircases in commercial properties?
Oct
17

What are Part K building regulations and how do they apply to staircases in commercial properties?

How Part K regulations affect glass staircase projects in commercial and retail spaces.


Bespoke metalwork installed at prestigious London Nursery
Oct
03

Bespoke metalwork installed at prestigious London Nursery

Essential Projects has completed the manufacture and installation of a number of bespoke metalwork products at a prestigious Nursery in London on behalf of N Family Club Ltd.


Why install a bespoke glass staircase in your restaurant?
Sep
30

Why install a bespoke glass staircase in your restaurant?

Essential Projects specialises in manufacturing, supplying and installing bespoke glass staircases in restaurants across the UK.


Bespoke feature staircase project named in East Midlands Property Awards
Sep
23

Bespoke feature staircase project named in East Midlands Property Awards

Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre recently won “Sustainable Development of the Year” Award at this years East Midlands Property Awards 2019.


Mezzanine glass balustrade provides safety barrier at Newcastle retail store
Aug
29

Mezzanine glass balustrade provides safety barrier at Newcastle retail store

Essential Projects has completed the installation of a mezzanine glass balustrade system at a newly refurbished Next Plc retail store in Newcastle.  


Can Essential Projects manage your project?
Jul
04

Can Essential Projects manage your project?

At Essential Projects we work alongside other professionals such as architects, structural engineers, joiners, and other independent contractors, which gives Essential Projects the capabilities to manage the entirety of a project from the outset.


What Types of Glass Should Be Used for Balustrading?
May
06

What Types of Glass Should Be Used for Balustrading?

In this article, Essential Projects answer the question “What types of glass should be used for balustrading” in commercial and residential properties.


New balustrading system at Warwick University
Apr
30

New balustrading system at Warwick University

A new glass balustrading system manufactured by Essential Projects has been installed at Warwick University as part of a campus redevelopment scheme.


Commercial Office balustrade system added to global data centre facility
Apr
17

Commercial Office balustrade system added to global data centre facility

Essential Projects installed a commercial office balustrade system at a 24,000m2 Equinix global data centre in Slough.


Converting commercial premises to residential
Mar
19

Converting commercial premises to residential

The changing retail landscape is causing owners of retail property to review their portfolio and consider converting commercial premises to residential.


What materials can a bespoke feature staircase be manufactured in?
Mar
06

What materials can a bespoke feature staircase be manufactured in?

If you are about to embark on a project to install a bespoke feature staircase in a residential, commercial or retail property, one of the first decisions you will face as the designer of the project is the choice of materials to use.


Why install a glass staircase in your residential property?
Jan
17

Why install a glass staircase in your residential property?

Glass staircases for residential properties are a must if you’re looking to create a modern aesthetically pleasing home, using glass.


SafeContractor accreditation awarded to Essential Projects
Jan
11

SafeContractor accreditation awarded to Essential Projects

Essential Projects has successfully achieved SafeContractor accreditation after demonstrating an ongoing commitment to health and safety and implementing the relevant processes to comply with current legislation.


EP Provides Glass Balustrade for Retail Store in Havant
Dec
17

EP Provides Glass Balustrade for Retail Store in Havant

Essential Projects has completed the installation of glass balustrade and lighting gantry steelwork at a new retail store in Havant.


Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Hours
Dec
11

Essential Projects Christmas Shutdown Hours

As of 12 noon on Friday 21st December 2018 our office will be closed and will reopen for business on Monday 7th December 2019.


Steel Staircase manufactured for commercial offices in West Midlands
Nov
07

Steel Staircase manufactured for commercial offices in West Midlands

Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of a steel staircase at a new commercial office estate in the West Midlands.


Glass staircases for retail giant Next Plc
Nov
02

Glass staircases for retail giant Next Plc

Bespoke glass staircases for retail giant Next Plc have been installed by Essential Projects within an existing store in Cheltenham following a major refurbishment.


Essential Projects looking to recruit a new Estimator
Oct
12

Essential Projects looking to recruit a new Estimator

Due to significant growth over the past year, which has seen us work on some major projects for leading UK brands, Essential Projects is looking to recruit an experienced estimator.


New accounts apprentice hire for Essential Projects
Sep
04

New accounts apprentice hire for Essential Projects

A raft of new projects has enabled Essential Projects to smash its half year turnover target creating employment opportunities for a new accounts apprentice.


Steel staircase manufactured as part of £85m shopping centre expansion
Aug
23

Steel staircase manufactured as part of £85m shopping centre expansion

Essential Projects has provided the structural metalwork required to install a steel staircase within the new Next retail store which is being opened as part of an £85m project to expand the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne.


Essential Projects achieves SMAS Worksafe Award
Aug
14

Essential Projects achieves SMAS Worksafe Award

Essential Projects is pleased to announce that we have been successful in completing SSiP criteria and have successfully achieved Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS) Worksafe Accreditation.


Structural Steel Beam Fabrication
Jul
05

Structural Steel Beam Fabrication

Due to our ability to manufacture bespoke sizes, we have recently received a number of enquiries about our expertise in structural steel beam fabrication.


Job Opportunity: Fully Skilled Site Fitter Required
Jun
06

Job Opportunity: Fully Skilled Site Fitter Required

Essential Projects is looking for an experienced site fitter to join our company with the skills and experience to help manufacture metalwork for projects on behalf of some of the UK’s leading brands.


Skilled Metal Fabricator required – apply now!
Jun
06

Skilled Metal Fabricator required – apply now!

Essential Projects is looking for an experienced fabricator to join our company with the skills and experience to help manufacture metal work for projects on behalf of some of the UK’s leading brands.


Essential Projects involved in new Argos concession outlet in Chesterfield
May
17

Essential Projects involved in new Argos concession outlet in Chesterfield

Essential Projects has been involved in helping Sainsburys to install a new Argos concession outlet in its new superstore in Chesterfield, a market town located north of Derby.


Essential Projects looking to recruit Accounts Assistant Apprentice
May
10

Essential Projects looking to recruit Accounts Assistant Apprentice

Essential Projects is pleased to announce that we are actively looking for a positive and passionate person to join our team as an Accounts Assistant Apprentice.


Bespoke glass staircase manufactured for Poundland store in Peterborough
May
09

Bespoke glass staircase manufactured for Poundland store in Peterborough

Essential Projects has been contracted to install a bespoke glass staircase for a refurbished Poundland store in the Bretton Centre retail park.


Glass riser staircases added to new Next store in Bolton
Apr
19

Glass riser staircases added to new Next store in Bolton

Essential Projects have installed three glass riser staircases at the new Next store located at Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park in Bolton.


Essential Projects one of contractors on £5m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre
Mar
27

Essential Projects one of contractors on £5m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre

Essential Projects has been appointed as one of the contractors to work on the £5.3m Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre redevelopment.


Glass shopfront installed at Nottingham’s newest café in Broadmarsh Shopping Centre
Mar
07

Glass shopfront installed at Nottingham’s newest café in Broadmarsh Shopping Centre

A new café has opened in the Intu Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in Nottingham, and Essential Projects was appointed to manufacture and install a new glass shopfront.


Essential Projects helps improve store safety for leading fashion retailer with metal staircase
Feb
21

Essential Projects helps improve store safety for leading fashion retailer with metal staircase

Essential Projects was recently appointed to help improve the in-store safety of a UK based fashion retailer in Nottingham by manufacturing and installing a bespoke metal staircase. The store, located in the heart of Nottingham City Centre required remodelling works to be undertaken, in order to provide staff a with safe and easy access point […]


How to create extra space for your business with a mezzanine floor
Jan
30

How to create extra space for your business with a mezzanine floor

If your business specialises in storing items or simply sells products via a warehouse, then you may be crying out for a mezzanine floor.


Steel Canopy installed to new £14m Epping Forest Shopping Park
Jan
08

Steel Canopy installed to new £14m Epping Forest Shopping Park

A new steel canopy manufactured by Essential Projects has been installed above the entrance of a Next retail store in Epping Forest Shopping Centre.


New glass staircase features at Westgate Oxford
Nov
15

New glass staircase features at Westgate Oxford

A bespoke feature glass staircase has been installed at a Next Retail store at the newly constructed Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford.


Shopping trolley corrals manufactured for Mostyn Champney Shopping Centre
Nov
08

Shopping trolley corrals manufactured for Mostyn Champney Shopping Centre

Shopping trolley corrals manufactured by Essential Projects have been installed in the Mostyn Champneys Shopping Centre, located in Llandudno, Wales.


Essential Projects appointed to install mezzanine floor in Whitewall Galleries store
Oct
31

Essential Projects appointed to install mezzanine floor in Whitewall Galleries store

Essential Projects was appointed to install a new mezzanine floor at a Whitewall Gallery store located in the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.


Glass balustrade features at luxury Nottinghamshire property in the Park
Oct
18

Glass balustrade features at luxury Nottinghamshire property in the Park

Essential Projects was recently appointed by the homeowner of a luxury property in the Park Estate, Nottingham to install bespoke glass balustrade.


Essential Projects manufactures shopping trolley corrals for leading UK retailer
Oct
10

Essential Projects manufactures shopping trolley corrals for leading UK retailer

Essential Projects was recently appointed to design, manufacture and install bespoke shopping trolley corrals for a leading UK retailer.


Essential Projects manufactures Pizza Hut glass shopfronts
Sep
04

Essential Projects manufactures Pizza Hut glass shopfronts

Essential Projects manufactures and installs glass shopfronts for a new Pizza Hut restaurant in Stoke on Trent and a new coffee shop in Nottingham.


Next Retail project appointment in £440m Oxford development
Aug
25

Next Retail project appointment in £440m Oxford development

Contract win to install bespoke metal and glass work within the Next Retail store opening in the new Westgate Shopping Centre. Part of a £440m development taking place in Oxford.


New website portrays high quality products and high profile clients
Jul
03

New website portrays high quality products and high profile clients

Essential Projects is delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website designed and built by SO Digital Communications.


Stainless Steel Handrails for Walkways Around New Waitrose Store in Solihull
Jun
14

Stainless Steel Handrails for Walkways Around New Waitrose Store in Solihull

A new steel walkway has been installed by Essential Projects to the perimeter of a new Waitrose store in Solihull in order to meet DDA compliance measures.


New feature staircase installed at residential property in Southwell
Jun
10

New feature staircase installed at residential property in Southwell

A bespoke feature glass staircase incorporating stainless steel handrails has recently been installed at a residential property in Southwell.


Safety is ensured at Southwell Minster with new glass lift enclosure
Jun
08

Safety is ensured at Southwell Minster with new glass lift enclosure

To comply with DDA regulations a new lift featuring an Essential Projects frosted glass lift enclosure was installed at Southwell Minster.


New glass canopy installed at Oakfurnitureland store in Peterborough
Jun
02

New glass canopy installed at Oakfurnitureland store in Peterborough

Essential Projects recently installed a glass canopy as part of a £25m redevelopment program at the Brotherhood Retail Park in Peterborough.


Essential Projects bolsters team following series of contract wins
May
18

Essential Projects bolsters team following series of contract wins

Following a series of new contract wins, Essential Projects has recently appointed Kieran Hickman as their new design engineer.


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