Lyon Square Redrow Homes

Lyon Square is Redrow's residential-led, mixed use development of luxury apartments in Harrow, London. 309 high specification 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes located just 25 minutes from Kings Cross.

Turvec have been appointed to deliver circa 114 metres of secure caging for 432 cycles across the basement level of the 8 tower development. We have been working alongside Redrow and CZWG  for several months to develop proposals for the secure cycle parking. Turvec were approached to provide a Secured by Design accredited solution, whilst also ensuring usable and accessible cycle stores were available for residents of the 309 apartments.

University of Essex cycle parking

With cycling to campus increasing in popularity at the University of Essex, the number of cycle parking spaces was insufficient to satisfy the increasing demand. Turvec have been selected to supply and install 194 new cycle parking spaces under shelters at the University of Essex's Colchester campus. 

The installation will feature Turvec's high-specification, gas-assisted 2ParkUp two-tier rack. The system was selected due to its tested durability and user-friendlily lift assist, providing a high-capacity cycle parking facility that is accessible and safe for all students to use. The 2ParkUp is tested to 20,000 movements and independently accredited with FietsParKeur ensuring that the racks will provide secure storage for many years to come.

The 2ParkUp racks will be housed under our WaveUp cycle shelters to provide weather protection for the parked bikes. Our design team have been working with the University for several months developing proposals following site surveys. CAD layouts and 3D visualisations for a number of potential locations across the campus were presented to the University before finalising a layout and location.

Air & repair for Worcester University

The new cycle repair station and pump delivered by Turvec to Worcester University this week will help keep cyclists moving across the campus. The University already has 423 secure cycle parking spaces across St John's campus and increasing their cycling infrastructure will encourage more students and staff to cycle to campus. Repair stands are a particularly beneficial at universities because students may not always have access to a garage or the tools to repair their bicycle during term time.

Turvec's cycle repair station includes an integrated pump with pressure gauge and a variety of tools; Cross head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, 3 way allen key, 3 way socket, 150mm adjustable spanner, chain tool, torx key, needle nose pliers, 2 x metal tyre levers. The structure provides a stable workstation for cyclists to inflate tyres, make repairs and tune their bicycle. 

Click here for more information on our repair station. 

Modeshift Convention

Early November saw the Modeshift 'access all areas' conference in Sheffield City Hall. The two day event featured a series of keynotes and audience focused seminars, alongside an exhibition for Modeshift partners and The National Sustainable Travel Awards 2016.

Modeshift received 58 entries across the 9 categories for this years awards, and the winners included a diverse spectrum of creative projects from across the UK. The broad range of entries from this years awards are testament to the work put in by Local Authorities and the progress made towards furthering sustainable travel in the UK. A full list of this years winners and runners up can be found here on the Modeshift website. 

We thoroughly enjoyed this years conference and look forward to catching up with Modeshift members at the 2017 regional meetings.

The Dutch Quarter Colchester

Turvec recently provided cycle parking for a new development in Colchester. The Dutch Quarter's 51 high quality apartments have been designed to bring London style living to the centre of Colchester. Bicycle storage was required with short lead times, and we satisfied the developer's requirements with secure and cost-effective cycle toast racks.

Developed by SB2 Property, James Struth Director said the following 'thanks to Turvec for supplying the bicycle racks for the Dutch Quarter Apartments, we received a great service and product. Looking forward to using you for our future developments'.

Award winning business

Over the past month Turvec has attended a number of award ceremonies in our localities of Wales and Essex. We were shortlisted as Wales Services Start-Up of the year, Powys Start-Up Business 2016 and as finalists for the Essex Big Business Boost.

We are delighted to announce that Turvec won the 'one to watch award' at the Wales Start-Up awards in Cardiff, the evening celebrated the successes of new companies across Wales and we are thrilled to have been recognised by the experienced judging panel. 

CALA Homes at Great Kneighton

Turvec have been selected by CALA Homes to deliver the cycle parking for their Great Kneighton development in Cambridge. CALA are developing a collection of 29 two bedroom contemporary apartments and a number of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses.

Our team have worked closely with CALA to develop the cycle stores across this project. The development required a variety of solutions including Secured by Design compliant cycle storage. In total Turvec are installing 146 cycle parking spaces using a combination of semi-vertical racks, Sheffield stands and secure cycle lockers. 

Wave cycle shelters with timber cladding were also selected for this development to provide sheltered parking outside the luxury apartments. Specifically for this project we adapted our standard Wave design to accommodate CALA's timber specification for better integration with the contemporary development.

Exhibiting at Cycle City Active City

Turvec exhibited at Cycle City Active City last week in Leicester.

Held annually, Cycle City is a leading conference and exhibition for organisations seeking to encourage sustainable means of travel. This included presentations from high profile individuals and a range of 150 exhibitors from across the sustainable transport industry.

Over 800 delegates attended the two day event, and we were pleased to meet people from many different organisations. The event provided a great opportunity to showcase our user-friendly, high-capacity racking systems to local authorities and transport professionals from across the country. 

Secured by Design cycle storage

Our unique Cobra cycle rack is now certified with Secured by Design, the national police initiative that aims to 'design out crime' through the installation of security products that meet Police-approved standards. The Cobra is a secure, space-saving cycle storage solution, that allows cyclists to lock their front wheel and frame through the solid steel loop that connects spaces, whilst also properly supporting the bicycle when parked.

To obtain Secured by Design certification and become a police preferred product, the Cobra passed thorough independent testing with Sold Secure, the test house of choice for security products, achieving the bronze award for bicycle parking. This test imitated opportunistic theft of a locked bicycle to the rack.

Turvec are committed to providing secure and durable solutions to improve the standards of cycle parking across the industry, and we are proud to display the Secured by Design stamp of approval.

Contact us for individual specifications, and click here for a short demonstration video.