All posts by Neil Fordyce

Historic Appointment for Sharkey

The Mercers’ Company, a philanthropic institution based in the City of London has engaged Sharkey to undertake the sensitive refurbishment and repurposing of 6 Langley Street, which forms part of their five acre Covent Garden Estate. Spread over 7 levels and adjoining the famous Pineapple Dance Studios, the £3.1m project will see Sharkey transform the Grade II listed structure into contemporary offices on the upper levels with flexible ‘pop-up’ retail units in the basement and ground floor. In tandem with internal works we are also forming new entrances, external glazed walkways and commuter facilities.


Sharkey Receives Crown Appointment

Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the largest public procurement organisation in the UK, aids Central Government, the Public Sector and third sector organisations procure construction works nationally.

Following an intensive selection process Sharkey is delighted to have been appointed to deliver construction projects ranging in value from £3m – £10m for Central Government Departments (and Arms Length Bodies) and Public Sector Bodies across Scotland that include Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education, Housing, Charities, and the Devolved Administration.

The framework is based on the use of alliancing contracts to encourage contractors, consultants and suppliers to work collaboratively and we very much look forward to being part of this exciting initiative.

Sharkey the wise choice

Commercial Quay, formerly a bonded warehouse serving Leith docks, will undergo extensive structural alterations and modernisation to create 30,000sqft of flexible shared workspace and meeting facilities, complemented by a flexible ground floor bar and social space for tenants.

This exciting project follows a number of other recent project wins in the Port of Leith area, including the £7m refurbishment and rebranding of the neighbouring Ocean Terminal into the Porta Centre.

Sharkey takes historic club to another level

Working in partnership with the oldest and most exclusive private members’ club in the city, Sharkey is currently on site at 19 Old Broad Street carrying out sensitive alterations to the Club’s Grade II* listed building. The £3.6m project involves converting existing meeting rooms and storage facilities into 20 boutique bedrooms for members. The vertical expansion will involve Sharkey constructing a new roof structure in what is one of the most logistically challenging sites in London located directly alongside the 600ft Tower 42, formerly known as the NatWest Tower.

Sharkey Selected to Rejuvenate Victorian Gem

Working on what is viewed as one of Edinburgh’s most iconic Category B listed Victorian pools, Sharkey will carry out a phased programme of works to rejuvenate Leith Victoria’s Renaissance style architecture whilst also adding sensitive interventions to bring the facility up to the standards expected in a modern fitness centre.

We are delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with Edinburgh Leisure, with this appointment following similar recent projects at Gracemount, Drumbrae and Dalry Leisure Centres.