Structural Engineering

The Wing

The Battle of Britain National Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne is dedicated to Churchill’s famous “Few” who fought in the skies overhead to keep this country free from invasion. ‘The Wing’ Visitor Centre, is an eye-catching design in the shape of a Spitfire wing, complete with dihedral angle to provide educational and visitor facilities.

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Leas Lift

Installed in 1885, the Leas Lift is a grade II listed funicular railway linking the seafront and promenade in Folkestone, Kent.  The lift is a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering; using water and gravity, controlled from a small cabin at the top of the cliff.  By alternately filling and emptying tanks fixed beneath the two cars with water, the lift can carry fifteen passengers up and down the cliffs and by recycling the water has a near zero impact on the environment.  The Leas Lift is one of only a handful of such water balance lifts left in the world today.

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Beamline i21 Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source (DLS) is the UK’s national synchrotron facility.  Located in Oxfordshire, DLS is a centre for pioneering research where experiments involving anything from structural biology, fundamental physics and chemistry, through to cultural heritage research take place.

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Morden Hall

Morden Hall Park is a 19th century park in South London which is maintained by the National Trust. The project is part Heritage Lottery part INTERREG IVB (EU) funded and was conceived as a demonstration of sustainable renovation practices for historic buildings.

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The Avenue Ealing

This collection of five newly-built exclusive family homes constructed on the site of an old school in Ealing, draw on the site’s past to influenced the approached this development.

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Chafford Hundred Campus

Chafford Hundred Campus; was conceived as an all age learning campus, containing nursery, primary and secondary schools on the same site sharing a central block of facilities, with the primary and secondary teaching wings extending from the central shared facilities.

Working alongside architects Nicholas Hare for the provision of Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering we adopted an inventive low energy design for the engineering services. Our design includes ventilation stacks to the rear of deep plan classrooms providing natural ventilation and exposed thermal mass provides night cooling, helping to maintain comfortable conditions during summer days.

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