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Axiom completes screed and flooring work at £237m Alder Hay Children’s Hospital

Date: October 2015

Axiom is pleased to announce their successful completion of their screed and flooring works at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The 604,000m² hospital, which will serve around 275,000 children and young people each year, is now open and our flooring can be seen on the links below.

Alder Hay chief executive,  Louise Shepherd, said: “This was a once in a life time opportunity to create something really special for our patients, families and staff; a dedicated healthcare facility providing the very best treatment and care to thousands of children and young people.”

Axiom flooring at Alder Hay Children's Hospital

Please click the links to more examples of the completed work:

New Alder Hay Children’s Hospital pictures revealed

New £237m Alder Hay opens its doors

Big move begins for new children’s hospital

Watch the short film about the new hospital

By Royal Approval!

Date: February 2015

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the new Kensington Aldridge Academy on Monday 19 January 2015.

The £500,000 flooring scheme at the Academy was installed by Axiom on behalf of Bouygues UK.

You can read all about the project by clicking here.

Axiom completes flooring replacement at Manchester Airport

Date: February 2015

Axiom are pleased to announce the successful completion of new floor coverings at Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport

The £500,000 flooring scheme involved the uplift and placement of new screed and floor coverings to Terminal 2 Arrivals and Terminal 3 departures. This installation was particularly tricky as the installation involved working Airside and needed to be completed within a 12 week window.

This project follows the work completed last year at Heathrow’s Terminal T2A and further underlines Axiom’s specialism in airport flooring installations.

£3m flooring contract completed at Heathrow Terminal T2A

Date: May 2014

Axiom is very proud to announce their involvement in this Heathrow Terminal T2A project. We worked tirelessly on the £3m flooring package for over 12 months, successfully completing our works, before the opening of the terminal in June 2014.

Heathrow Airport terminal T2A

Axiom has completed a number of flooring installations at UK airports and this latest project at Heathrow Airport, pictured above, adds yet another successful airport scheme to their expanding portfolio.

Multi-million pound contract award at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Date: August 2014

Axiom is pleased to announce another successful multi million pound contract award for the subfloor and floor finishes package at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

One of the most well known children’s hospitals in Europe, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool delivers internationally recognised services to children and their families. Laing O’Rourke is now delivering a completely new, instantly recognisable hospital – the first NHS Health Park for children in the UK.

The new hospital will sit in the heart of Springfield Park, creating views of green space or parkland from every patient’s window. Once the new hospital is built, the old one will be demolished and the site landscaped and developed to create a new park.

Axiom Group wins Alder Hay Children's Hospital contractThe unique design will ensure that the majority of bedrooms have park views and patients will have easy access to play areas on and outside their ward. In addition, elements such as glass walls in every bedroom mean that nurses will be able to more efficiently monitor vital signs without leaving the nursing station while helping to promote a sense of well-being for patients. There will also be 16 operating theatres, including four to be used for day-case surgery and 12 in-patient theatres. The new development will also include a multi-storey car park with 1,200 spaces, 200 more than the current site.

Nick Edwards, Axiom’s managing director, says: “Alder Hey will be one of the most sustainable 24-hour hospitals ever built with 60% of energy generated on site by ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels and much more. Not only this but the Laing O’Rourke DfMA approach means it will be the fastest hospital ever delivered.”

Click here to see the time-lapse video which was shot over a period of 15 months and captures the building construction as it happened.

Axiom opens new Liverpool office

Axiom Flooring Liver BuildingOwing to continued expansion,  Axiom Group has recently opened a Liverpool office to service the flooring demands of this vibrant and dynamic city.

You can call us there on 0151 244 5488 and we look forward to hearing from you.

For full details and email address, please go to the Contact Us Page.

Alternatively, please complete and post the Enquiry Form and we will get in touch with you.

Axiom Liverpool 0151 244 5488

Axiom in DIY SOS: Million Pound Build TV Special on BBC One for Children in Need

BBC Children in NeedAxiom featured in the special DIY SOS: Million Pound Build for Children in Need, which was shown on BBC One on Wednesday 13th November 2013.

They donated the flooring products and three installers for a period of one week to ‘The Little Miracles’ Project, as part of  BBC’s charity ‘Children in Need’, a life changing transformation to the centre for disabled children in Peterborough.

Axiom employee wins Injury Free Environment Award at Barts Hospital Project

Date: Thursday 12th September 2013

Axiom employee, Brent Joseph, has won the Injury Free Environment Award at Barts Hospital Project.

Brent, pictured below, works really well with all the trades on site, perhaps due to the fact that he first worked for Mitchellson, then transferred to Wilson James and is now a valuable member of the Axiom team.

Brent Joseph wins IFE award

Throughout his time at Barts, Brent has always had a brilliant attitude towards the site. He always wears full PPE and has been witnessed on several evenings lifting, carrying and filling up the pump so that floor screed could be laid. Without fail, every day when he turns up for work he’s always in a good mood and ready to help. Brent has been nominated for this award for his positive attitude toward IFE.

Nick Edwards, managing director of Axiom, says, “Brent has shown through his actions that he has not only a positive approach but has the correct  behavioural attitude towards site safety. This positive news deserves the highest recognition and publicity and I therefore have the great pleasure in including his achievement in the “Breaking News” section of our website. On completion of the Barts scheme Brent will be moving with us to another prestigious scheme, where his attitude and behaviour towards Safety will become a beacon of best practice to not only his fellow team members but to all colleagues on site. Well Done Brent we are very proud of you!”


Axiom Group wins The Installation of the Year 2013 in CFJ/CFA Flooring Industry Awards

Date: Monday 9th July 2013

Axiom wins CFJ-CFA Installation of Year 2013Axiom is delighted to announce that we are the proud winners of the prestigious Installation of the Year in the 2013 CFJ/CFA Flooring Industry Awards. The flooring project at the redeveloped Macmillan Cancer Care Unit at University College Hospital, London, was judged as a credit to Axiom Group. Richard Catt, who headed the judging team, described the project as challenging, inspirational and having the wow factor.

Nick Edwards, Group Managing Director at Axiom, says, “We are truly honoured to have won this award for a number of reasons. Firstly the award recognises the skill, commitment and dedication of our management and installers and is evidence that we continue to employ some of the most talented flooring professionals in the industry.”
“Secondly, having not entered any of our past installations in this category before, and winning it at the first attempt, along with our other recent award wins, demonstrates that Axiom’s leading brand position in the flooring market continues to go from strength to strength.”

Nick Edwards with CFJ-CFA Flooring Award

The award ceremony was held on board HMS Belfast and the picture above shows Nick Edwards, Axiom Managing Director (right) proudly receiving the award form Richard Catt, Chief Executive of the CFA.


Flooring industry award for Axiom Group


Axiom Group wins Construction Project of the Year in 2013 Recofloor Awards!

Date: April 2013

Ampthill-based Axiom Contract Flooring Group won the Recofloor Construction Project of the Year for recovering more than 37.5 tonnes of off-cuts from the now-completed £400 million development of North Staffordshire Hospital in Newcastle-under-Lyme – one of the largest PFI projects for health care improvement in the UK.

The Recofloor Vinyl Take Back Scheme has helped Axiom, one of the UK’s leading floorcovering installers, in its drive to put environmental and sustainable objectives at the heart of its operations and this award reflects that dedication.

Nick Edwards, Axiom managing director (right) and Lance McGill, Axiom senior projects manager (left), are pictured receiving the Recofloor award from Gary Newbon Sky TV Sports presenter.

Axiom involved the Recofloor team in the planning stages and worked with them to ensure maximum reduction of carbon impact for collections. Axiom managing director, Nick Edwards, comments, “We are very proud of this fine example of Environmental Best Practice in our industry sector. With mutual collaboration between Axiom and Recofloor we succeeded in diverting material destined for landfill to re-use by Polyflor, the primary manufacturer of the floor covering.”

Carbon savings equivalent to driving 3.5 times around the equator in family car.

Close involvement with the Recofloor team in the planning stages from 2010 and throughout the two-year contract ensured maximum reduction of carbon impact for collections. Backhauling of material reduced vehicle visits to the site as waste material was taken away by trucks delivering new flooring. The 37.5 tonnes of collected material – equal to an area of two football pitches- produced carbon savings equivalent to driving around the equator 3.5 times in an average family car.

Axiom worked with main contractor Laing O’Rourke Construction installing 66,000m² of new vinyl flooring over four phases at the live hospital site and 6,000m² at retained estates over seven phases.

The main challenges of consolidation, contamination and collection of flooring waste were overcome by tasking one individual with daily collections of recovered vinyl waste from secure lockable containers across the site. Bins were swapped over on a weekly basis. Bulked-up material from one main collection area was then sent back to flooring manufacturers and Recofloor founders Polyflor, for further processing into new products such as flooring.

Reduced waste volumes led to lower disposal costs for main contractor

The Recofloor scheme supplied several project benefits. In providing a focus for operatives, the daily vinyl collection regime encouraged them to keep their workplaces clean and tidy. In turn, the reduced volume of waste led to lower disposal costs for Laing O’Rourke. Another positive spin-off was the increased recycling of other waste streams, such as cardboard and wrapping materials as a result of raised environmental awareness on site.

The project’s success has led Axiom to pursue further sustainable initiatives. For example, reducing waste by encouraging product-driven configurations so that room sizes are optimised for flooring widths and operational education across its workforce.

Lance McGill, contracts manager at Axiom, says, “Key to our success in efficiently collecting the vinyl for recycling was appointing one person for the job. Without his diligence, it would not have happened. We also had a lot of co-operation from Laing O’Rourke. Their patience and goodwill helped to ensure we could get the collected vinyl back on the road”.

“Axiom is totally committed to leading the industry in terms of our Environmental Systems. We were the first flooring contractor to have an EMS certified to ISO 14001:2004 and group- wide certification as a controlled waste carrier. Recofloor plays a key role in helping us to make a difference to sustainable flooring.”

Jane Gardner, Recofloor project manager, commented, “Through collaborative working with Recofloor and its partners, Axiom helped to divert a considerable tonnage of flooring waste from landfill and drive additional material recycling too. It’s a remarkable achievement and a source of inspiration to others in the construction sector.”

Reasons to recycle
•    Demonstrate commitment to sustainability within the flooring sector
•    Waste vinyl flooring off-cuts can be recycled and re-used in new flooring
•    More than 470 Recofloor collectors and 65 drop-off sites across the UK and Ireland
•    Saves disposal costs and ‘green credentials’ can help win new business

Axiom works on a wide variety of commercial, retail and healthcare projects across the UK and acknowledges the benefits that the national vinyl flooring take-back initiative can offer its clients.

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