Colin Takes it to the Wire!!
Colin Grace joined CGJ at the inception, almost 30 years ago. Since then he has become an inaugural part of the operation, being a trusted foreman and site manager for many of our projects.
For the last couple of years, at the commencement of each project Colin has been heard to say “this...
Coronavirus: A Viewpoint
So, by now, we’re all aware of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s become known, which has been the biggest pandemic for over 100 years.
The impact on the world has been devastating. The speed of the infection rates and resulting spread is unprecedented in living memory in the UK....
Defying time, fate, and COVID 19, we have another milestone birthday!!
Today another member of our team, Peter Allbutt, reached his bullseye age of 50.
We all had doubts as to whether he’d get here, following an ill-advised visit to the Death Clock website a number of years ago, and the stresses of design and contract management. We are pleased to report...
We should all stand for this!
At CGJ our youngest member of staff recently turned 30, which made the rest of us feel positively decrepit! Thanks, Chris…..
As we get older, it’s important for all of us to look to ways of keeping fitter and healthier. There are very few of us who don’t feel the...
SKILTS SEN School, Kitts Green, Birmingham
Client: Birmingham City Council
Designer: CGJ Building Services Ltd.
Services Value: £2.1M
Following on from our previous previous works with Birmingham City Council, we are to carry out the design and installation of the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Services...
The Future of the Construction Industry under the New Government.
Following the election on 12th December, the results of which are more than divisive, its interesting to examine the effect that it might have on our industry.
Following the appointment of three construction ministers within the last year, hopefully this government will appoint a Construction...
Today we celebrate the threshold date when a milestone age is reached!
Today we celebrate the threshold date when a milestone age is reached!Our accounts manageress, Margaret McCabe, reaches a milestone birthday on Sunday of next week!Margaret celebrated with a week in the sun last week, (leaving the rest of us here in the rain) and returned on Monday.Margaret is our...
Birmingham Schools Framework (Part Two)
CGJ have been awarded the works to carry out Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Services on the second schedule of the Birmingham School refurbishment projects under the Schools Framework Scheme. Generally, these schools will consist of two areas of work, comprising of the remodelling and...
Project One, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick
CGJ Services have been approached by Speller Metcalfe Construction to assist with the design and cost development of M&E services to 4 proposed new school buildings at Warwick School.
Phase 1 will consist of two buildings, referred to as N1 & N4
N4 Building is to be a three storey Sixth...
Newman University, Birmingham
Newman University, in Bartley Green, South Birmingham have brought forward new proposals to further develop its campus.
The existing Sturge Building is to be extensively re-modelled, incorporating a new atrium area, central lecture theatres and IT rooms. Additionally, a new 108 bedroom...
Sutton Coldfield Girls School
CGJ Services were approached in July 2016 by Kavannagh Construction of Kings Heath, to provide design and installation of M&E services to the proposed extension to Sutton Coldfield Girls School, in conjunction with Holloway Foo Architects and Paul Ravenhall Consulting.
The extension will wrap...
Rugby Radio School
CGJ Services were approached in May 2016 by Stepnell Construction of Rugby, to assist with the pricing of M&E services to a proposed new school, built on a site which was previously the location for the Rugby Radio Station, which was the worlds largest radio transmission station and in 1927...
Leamington Fire Station
Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service (WFRS) has commissioned the refurbishment of their existing building in the centre of Leamington Spa. This building has been open for more than 50 years and functions as their regional headquarters, as well as being one of three fire stations that protect the...
Birmingham Schools (Framework)
Over the last two years we have carried out the design and installation of the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Services on a number of the Birmingham School refurbishment projects under the Acivico Schools Framework Scheme with Morgan Sindall. Generally, these consist of two areas of work,...
CE Academy, Fairlawns Campus, Wellingborough
We have just successfully completed works on another challenging project, carried out over the summer, where we were engaged as main contractor in the removal, modification and replacement of the electrical, security and data installations including comfort cooling (AC), builders work, decoration,...
Etone College, Nuneaton
Earlier in the year we were presented with the kind of challenge that we enjoy! We took on this project as main contractor to replace the existing heating systems and hot/cold water services within the college, involving the removal, reconfiguration and replacement of existing ceilings, .pipework,...
Erdington Adult Education Centre
We were recently engaged to provide design and installation of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services at Civic House, Birmingham City Councils former offices in Erdington, located on Sutton New Road.
The work commenced in May 2016, which included a re-design of the entrance and the...
40 Years of David Bampton
Today is a momentous occasion, as our Accounts Manager David Bampton has turned 40!
It has been said by many, including David himself, that he would never see this day, but luckily the creditors have never caught up with him and he has made it this far.
All of us at CGJ Services would like to...
Charity Cycle Ride Final Day
This is the last day of the challenge, taking the 2 wheeled challengers from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap, taking in the ancient (800 years old) bridge at Kampong Kdei en route. The final cycling lunch was taken in Rolous Pagoda, one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist monasteries in the...
Charity Begins In Vietnam & Cambodia
Craig Coles, Managing Director of Coles Grant & Jones will be in Vietnam & Cambodia towards the end of this month (November).
Please come back & visit our web site where we will be posting daily updates on his progress over the 450km route during his 6 day journey through the Mekong...
Oldknow School Birmingham
The installation of the M&E Building Services is now rapidly progressing towards the October hand over date for this three storey extension to the existing school
This large production facility in the shadow of Spaghetti Junction Aston has now been fully completed & handed over to the end user. The project has been completed on time & within budget. The new facility is now in full production & the staff are enjoying their new premises.
Hydraforce ~ Aston
The Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health building services installations are now well under way & we now have our eye on the completion of this fast track project. Those of you passing along the M6 / Spaghetti Junction / A38M will be able to see the project nestled alongside Aston...
Solihull College ~ Woodlands Campus
Coles Grant & Jones are proud to announce that we have been awarded the contract for the modification / enhancement of the existing Construction / Automotive industry training facility for Solihull College at their Woodlands Campus. The showcase training block was completed some 18 months ago...
Biogen Anaerobic Digestion Plant
The final touches are now being put to the Mechanical & Electrical installations at this new Anaerobic Digestion facility & hand over to the client is imminent. Coles Grant & Jones are particularly looking forward to the completion of this project & the association with renewable...
Stirchley Baths Regeneration
I am sure that many of you familiar with Birmingham may have at some time noticed Stirchley Baths, an iconic grade II listed building located at the junction of Bournville Lane & Hazelwell Street or passed by whilst visiting the Cadbury Chocolate factory close by. The land on which it is sited...
Walsall Town Centre ~ Old Square Redevelopment
Walsall Town Centre ~ Old Square Redevelopment
If you are visiting Walsall Town Centre you cannot fail to notice that a major redevelopment is currently taking place.
Part of the existing retail area has already been demolished to make way for new retail outlets amongst which are a new Primark...
CGJ vs ISG
This year Coles Grant & Jones welcomes a new opponent in our annual cricket challenge from ISG Regions.
ISG managed to field a team of 8 out of their Birmingham City Centre office & this was supplemented by 2 ‘volunteers’ from the Coles Grant & Jones squad making it an even...
CGJ vs Galliford Try
After drying out all the equipment……& ourselves following last week’s match / deluge we were pleased this week to welcome the team & supporters from Galliford Try. The evening’s weather forecast was not good. We had an afternoon of shall we….shan’t we?...
CGJ vs AM Griffiths
HOT…HOT…HOT… was the theme for the weather for this the 5th & final of this seasons cricket challenge matches against the chaps from Arthur M Griffiths & Son Limited (AMG). Taking place on the evening of the 3rd August the weather was perfect for the evenings...
CGJ vs GF Tomlinson
As you will see from the group photograph above we all enjoyed the fantastic weather for our 4th cricket challenge match against the team from G F Tomlinson (Birmingham), which took place on 14th July 2011. This is the first year that a team from G F Tomlinson have taken part in the Coles Grant...
CGJ vs Galliford Try
Well we have reached the halfway point of the 2011 Coles Grant & Jones (CGJ) cricket challenge marked by the match against Galliford Try plc taking place on the evening of 5th July 2011.
The weather forecast was for rain but we forged ahead with our plans to go ahead the match &...
CGJ vs Mansell Construction
The cricket challenge continues with the Coles Grant & Jones team playing the team from Mansell Construction on the longest evening of the year - 21st June 2011.
The weather started out very windy with a looming threat of rain, however the wind soon dropped & the rain held off for...