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Cardiff Regional Distribution Centre

Civil and structural design of regional distribution centre. Circa 30,000m2 ambient warehouse, 11,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 4,000m2 office accommodation. 15m haunch height. Environmentally sensitive location within Wentloog levels. SSSI and Ramsar site placed significant constraints on the civil engineering design. Piled foundations and ground floor slab.

D3 and D4 Warehouse Conversion

Circa 10,000m2 redevelopment of an existing 1980’s + 90’s warehouse building into high specification office space; modelled in Revit 2015 and fully co-ordinated with the Architectural working model and MEP concept model.

Tamar Court, Worle

Tamar Court is a 3 storey assisted living facility comprising 65 independent flats, on-site specialist care and commercial spaces for a hairdresser and café. Photo Credit to Paul Bullivant Photography.

Aldi Regional Distribution Centres

38,000m^2 ambient warehouse, 10,000m^2 single envelope temperature controlled warehouse, 3,400m2 office accommodatin and associated external service yards and support infrastructure : >£10m

Shotover Extracare, Oxford

Shotover Extracare, Oxford, 55 one and two bedroom extracare facility. Traditional construction: £5m - £10m

IMechE

Repair and restoration of facades and roof.

Prince Rupert House

1 & 2 bed student apartments located in Clifton, Bristol.

Darlington Car Park

New two storey car park and external car parking housing approximately 313 No. spaces. Structural design using TEDDS and Westok Cell Beam software with Revit integration, 3D surface modelling and below ground drainage coordination.

Kings Cross, Gasholder Triplets

Craddys developed the refurbishment strategy for the listed gas holder structure. Structural inspections and design of refurbishment and repairs to the 19th Century wrought and cast iron structure. Design of permanent and temporary works associated with the transportation and re-erection.

Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Extension and refurbishment of The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare. For Weston College: <£10m

Goldthorpe Regional Distribution Centre

Civil and structural design of regional distribution. Circa 40,000m2 ambient warehouse, 10,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 4,000m2 office accommodation. Greenfield site on edge of existing industrial estate. Significant cut and fill works to facilitate development platform.

Palace of Westminster Roof Refurbishment

Structural engineering advice and temporary works design associated with the refurbishment of the wrought and cast iron roof structure : £1m - £5m

D3 and D4 Mezzanine

Two adjoining manufacturing warehouses, ‘D3’ and ‘D4’, built in the 1960’s and 1990’s respectively were converted into research and development office space with supporting café area for 600 people.

St Oswalds, Gloucester

Care Village constructed on a brownfield site. Design of piled foundations, sealed buried drainage system and traditional load-bearing masonry superstructures.

Torbay Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit

Pharmacuetical manufacturing facility for South Devon Healthcare. Highly serviced manufacturing facility with associated office space and warehousing : >£10m

Isle of Sheppey, Regional Distribution Centre

Civil and structural design of regional distribution centre. Circa 32,000m2 ambient warehouse, 22,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 5,000m2 office accommodation. 15m haunch height. Environmentally sensitive location on edge of a SSSI area. Significant cut and fill works to facilitate development platform. Ground improvement works to facilitate traditional foundations and ground bearing slab.

University of Gloucester, Pitville Campus

£57m redevelopment of the existing campus including the provision of over 600 student bedrooms.

Bluebells Gardens, Stockwood

Bluebell Gardens, Stockwood : 61 unit very sheltered housing scheme. Traditional construction : £5m - £10m

Mount Pleasant Farm, Longwell Green

70 unit housing development. Drainage design to provide significant attenuation using oversize pipes to provide protection from surface water flooding to meet local authority requirements. Highways design for adoption with local authority.

Chelmsford Temperature Controlled Warehouse

Civil and structural design of extension and remodelling of existing regional distribution centre. Provision of additional office accommodation. Circa 10,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse, single envelope construction. 12m haunch height. Traditional foundations and ground bearing slab.

Backfields, Bristol

Regeneration of inner city site to provide 66 social housing flats with commercial units ant ground floor: £5m - £10m

The Groves, Hartcliffe

Red-development of existing site to provide 62 social houssing units, estate roads and drainage: £5m - £10m

The Priory, Hungerford

The Priory, Hungerford : 46 Unit extracare facility plus 28 unit over 55 accommodation block. Traditional construction. : £5m - £10m

Faringdon Retail Park, Oxfordshire

Faringdon retail park is a new development in the market town of Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The development includes two new retail premises, Aldi and Waitrose, as well as a Costa drive-thru coffee shop.

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St Joseph's Gardens, Portishead

Residential development overlooking the Severn Estuary.

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River Wall - Clarence Road, Bristol

After flooding, Napoleonic river wall moved and footpath subsided. Emergency repairs effected using readily available components to avoid collapse of wall which would have affected buried services and caused a complete road closure. New buttresses constructed in the footpath, tied to wall using bars and patress plates. New weep holes and flood resistant flap valves incorporated into wall.

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Kings Cross Gas Holder 8

Structural assessment and design to restore the listed wrought and cast iron gasometers.

Staircase Designs

Structural design of various steel staircases and balustrades.

Underley Hall

Restoration and repair of grade II listed courtyard canopy in Cumbria.

Islanmore House Orangery

Detailed structural design and fabrication drawings for stainless steel glass house : <£1m

Cathedral Church of SS

Grade II* 1970s building. Re-roofed and refurbished. Assessment of current and future performance, detailing of new additions including new stainless steel and glass hexagonal turret.

Vince's Water Tower

Modification to an existing concrete water tower to covert it into a stylish alternative residence: <£1m

Residential Exercise Pool at the Glade

New RC indoor "micropool" exercise facility with counter-current device : £150K

Gordano School, Portishead

Redevelopment of part of the existing site to provide a new dining facility incorporating additional classroom space. Funded by North Somerset Council with a Construction Contract value of £3.5m.

Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Extension and refurbishment of The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare. For Weston College: <£10m

Aldi Headquarters Office Building, Atherstone

Extension of the head offices. Extending the existing building in length and also form a new main reception which adjoins both the new structure and existing. The new office will form part of an existing distribution centre, which will remain operational during the works.

D3 and D4 Warehouse Conversion

c10,000m2 redevelopment of an existing 1980’s + 90’s warehouse building into high specification office space; modelled in Revit 2015 and fully co-ordinated with the Architectural working model and MEP concept model.

Regional Distribution Centre, Cardiff

Civil and structural design of regional distribution centre. Circa 30,000m2 ambient warehouse, 11,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 4,000m2 office accommodation. 15m haunch height. Environmentally sensitive location within Wentloog levels. SSSI and Ramsar site placed significant constraints on the civil engineering design. Piled foundations and ground floor slab.

Celtic House, Isle of Man

Part demolition of existing structure with new 2 storey extension on top of remaining 5 storey with a new 5 storey extension at the building rear.

Regional Distribution Centre, Isle of Sheppey

Circa 32,000m2 ambient warehouse, 22,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 5,000m2 office accommodation. 15m haunch height. Structural design using Tekla Structures software with Revit integration. 3D surface model and below ground drainage coordination.

Trafalgar Court

3D Modelling of cut timber roof structure. Coordination of bespoke steelwork and timber to maximise useable space.

Trinity Church, Salcombe

Structural design of internal modifications including mezzanine structure, stairs, glazed screen and balustrade : <£1m

St James Barton Roundabout, External Public Stairs

Investigation of existing 1960 precast concrete vehicle restraint structure, design and detailing of two public staircases providing access to the central part of the roundabout. Provision of necessary analysis and justification (including addressing vehicle restraint issues) to satisfy highways authority.

St Andrews Church, Crawley

Structural design of glulam timber framed church: £1m - £5m

Sacred Heart, Wotton Bassett

Civil and structural design for new church and presbytery with 230 seating capacity: £1m

Aldi Headquarters, Atherstone

Extension of the head offices. Extending the existing building in length and also form a new main reception which adjoins both the new structure and existing. The new office will form part of an existing distribution centre, which will remain operational during the works.

VOSA Avonmouth

Craddys acted as project managers and civil and structural engineers on development of VOSA’s test station site at Avonmouth. The BREEAM Excellent two story office block was winner of a British Council for Offices (BCO) award.

Bolton Regional Distribution Centre

6,000m2 of flexible office accommodation over three floors. Steel frame construction.

63 Macrae Road

Office refurbishment of c 5,000 ft2. Additional floor with steel staircase and conference suite added. Shower rooms, kitchens and open plan areas introduced. Post-tensioned conference room tables designed and incorporated.

Drainage

Adoptable drainage system for new housing development in decommissioned hospital site Bristol.

St Peters School, Pilning - Drainage

Low lying school drainage and localised flooding controlled via creative landscape sacrifice system.

Gordano School, Portishead

Redevelopment of part of the existing site to provide a new dining facility incorporating additional classroom space. Funded by North Somerset Council with a Construction Contract value of £3.5m.

Construction Skills Centre, Radstock

A teaching facility for Bath College incorporating portal frames and composite beams to provide large tutorial rooms with minimal internal obstructions while reducing the amount of materials used in the structure. Craddys provided design work and drawings within a short time frame to enable our client to meet programme constraints applied by the college term times.

St Peters School, Pilning

New primary school constructed using glulam beams and SIP panels on a site with poor ground conditions.

St Johns RC Primary School, Bath

New major extension to primary school featuring steel framed construction and precast floors.

St Brendans School, Bristol

New college building on existing site, functioning school site: >£10m

Mulbery Drive Campus

New Horizons Learning Centre, Mulbery Drive Campus, Bristol : A behavioral emotional and social difficulties school Kingswood Bristol for SGC : £5m - £10m

Brymore School

Accommodation for up to 75 students and 25 staff, traditional structure: £1m-£5m

University of Bristol, Senate House

Introduction of additional 5th storey on top of 1950s building. Formed from steel frame and clad in copper. Constructed whilst building was fully occupied. New balconies and walkways added.

HQ Mezzanine

Design of a new mezzanine to fit into an existing building.

Batheaston Housing Development

Undertaking a flood risk assessment.

Industrial Recycling Centre

Provision of ground modeling, flood risk and drainage information for planning applications for four separate mounding projects, to provide large elevated sustainable ponds that designed to collect rainwater and provide it as a resource to the recycling site.

Healthcare Facility Birmingham

128 bed healthcare facility. Sheet piled and reinforced concrete basement with steel frame superstructure.

Southmead PFI Hospital

Pharmacuetical manufacturing facility for South Devon Healthcare. Highly serviced manufacturing facility with associated office space and warehousing : >£10m

Southmead Learning and Research Facility

4 Storey extension to existing learning and research building within Southmead Hospital site in Bristol incorporating a reinforced concrete frame, flat slab construction and a 3 storey central atrium. The extension provided additional open plan office and laboratory space with associated storage and plant facilities.

Southmead Pathology Lab - Phase 2

Civil and Structural scheme design, ER's and Technical Advisors to NBT : >£10m

Southmead Breast Care Centre

Refurbishment of existing historical Beaufort House Building to provide diagnosis and aftercare support center : £1m - £5m

Prince Street Bridge, Bristol

Restoration and repair of listed and unique wrought iron road bridge in Bristol.

Kennington Oval Gasholder No 1

Structural inspections. Develop refurbishment strategy for the dismantling, refurbishment and re-erection of the Grade 2 listed wrought iron gasholder structure as part of the Oval and Kennington Development area scheme.

St Pancras Station

Structural assessment and investigations, detailed design and specification of strengthening to listed train-shed structure : >£10m

Kings Cross Gasholder no 8

Structural assessment and design to restore the listed wrought and cast iron gasometers.

Old Quay Head, Ilfracombe

Structural assessment of Grade 2 listed breakwater and design of concrete facing wall on piled foundations : <£1m

Old Down Manor, Bristol

Refurbishment and extension of the 1856 Old Down Manor House to provide luxurious wedding venue. : £1m - £5m

Blackfriars Bridge

Detailed structural design and bespoke repair fabrication details for strengthening of wrought iron bridge structure : £1m - £5m

Queens Theatre, Barnstable

Structural assessment of existing fly tower and design of strengthening works to facilitate the installation of a new mechanised flying system <£1M

Lee Moor Road

The Lee Moor Road (B3417) diversion is a major highway project in Devon. Described by Devon County Council as the largest highway infrastructure project in the county for a decade.

Netherby Suspension Bridge

Temporary works for refurbishment of 58m span suspension footbridge. Refurbishment included temporary removal of suspension system and deck.

Burden Centre Car Park

Dedicated new carpark for retained offices within major Bristol redevelopment site.

Mount Pleasant Farm, Longwell Green

70 unit housing development. Drainage design to provide significant attenuation using oversize pipes to provide protection from surface water flooding to meet local authority requirements. Highways design for adoption with local authority.

Weston Lane Parade, Southampton

Redevelopment of an existing site to provide 70 dwellings comprising of 40 houses and 30 flats, retail units and a community centre and library facility.

Highworth Road, Swindon

Civil and Structural design associated with the development of 48 new homes for rent and shared ownership. Each built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 standard with their own private garden, allocated parking and a shared natural play area for children living in the development. Traditional Construction. Section 38 and Section 278 highways. Section 104 drainage incorporating adopted pump station.

Junction 3, Bristol

Civil and Structural design associated with the award winning 60 unit residential development consisting of flats and town houses, retail and commercial space including a library, community centre and crèche.

Brewery Square, Dorchester

Multiuse development consisting of 5-6 storeys of high end residential use over ground floor retail space with 2 storeys of basement car parking. The upper residential floors were of steel construction all sat on a reinforced concrete transfer deck that made up the retail and basement floors.

East Stoke, Yeovil

18 unit development near Yeovil, Somerset.

Victoria Gate, Taunton

Residential development of affordable housing, including 43 units comprising multi-storey flats, flats over garages, and housing units; adoptable foul and storm drainage; and an adoptable shared surface access road.

Irving Close

25 unit development in Staple Hill, Bristol.

Peasdown St John

Social housing development consisting of 19 affordable houses and 8 flats. : £1m - £5m

Helliers Lane, Cheddar

Residential development. Traditional foundations maintained in difficult ground conditions including a high water table. A complex storm water drainage solution addressed a flat site with restricted and shallow discharge into an existing stream.

Ruskin Close, Taunton

Redevelopment of existing housing site to provide 42 social residential units : £5m - £10m

Bolton Regional Distribution Centre

Civil and structural design of regional distribution centre on Logistics North development site. Circa 40,000m2 ambient warehouse, 12,000m2 temperature controlled warehouse and 6,000m2 office accommodation. 15m haunch height. Located on a former open cast coal mining site. Programme of remediation and ground improvement allowed a traditional foundation and ground bearing slab solution to be adopted.

Aviation - Hamble Le Rice

Demanding design criteria, hi-tech, cutting edge European manufacturing facility.

Torbay Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit

Pharmacuetical manufacturing facility for South Devon Healthcare. Highly serviced manufacturing facility with associated office space and warehousing : >£10m

Neston Temperature Controlled Warehouse

Civil and structural design of new temperature controlled warehouse on existing regional distribution centre site. Circa 3,200m2 temperature controlled warehouse, single envelope construction. 15m haunch height. Traditional foundations and ground bearing slab.

Malmesbury Independant Living

3 storey building providing 49 high quality apartments with communal facilities and gardens.

Falcon Court, Kingswood

40 extracare flats and dementia care support and day care facility : £5m - £10m

Alexandra Lodge, Portsmouth

80 one and two bed extracare facility plus 20 bed assisted living unit. Traditional construction. : >£10m

Caroline Square, Portsmouth

42 unit extracare facility with associated communal facilities and infrastructure. Traditional construction : £1m - £5m

Cambrian Drive, Yate

60 extracare units amd 10 sheltered accommodationunits with associated facilities. Traditional construction : £5m - £10m

Lease Hill, Swindon

Redevelopment of a brownfield site to provide a 49 unit traditionally constructed extracare facility with associated infrastructure and communal facilities

Waverly Gardens, Bristol

66 unit very sheltered housing development with communal facilities. Timber frame construction : £5m - £10m

Retail Store, Rhymney

Redevelopment of an existing store for our client

Retail Store, Tonypandy

Redevelopment of an existing store for our client

Aldershot Olympic Pool

Repairs completed that resolved leakage that had been occurring for 10 years : £0.5M

Barnstable Leisure Centre

£1M refurbishment of pool with unusual steel shell.

GRP Pool Shell Failure

50mm distortion of pool shell after being filled. Strengthening added and matter resolved - £25K.

System Built Housing – Investigations

Since the 1980s, investigation and repair of system built housing has been within our field of expertise. We have devised inspection techniques enabling us to investigate hundreds of houses in one project, cost-effectively. We have prepared full repair systems, alleviating the load from structural members for Airey, Unity and Parkinson precast concrete types and the Dorlonco steel framed type. We also have developed a different, cost effective and pragmatic approach to the assessment and repair of all of these types, together with BISF (steel framed), Woolaway and Cornish Unit (precast concrete).

System Built Housing Woolaway

The practice has been involved since the 1980s in the inspection, repair and refurbishment of this system type. It consists of aerated reinforced concrete components bolted together and rendered. Repairs specified have included removal and reconstruction of the external leaf, and alternatively, assessment of integrity followed by the application of external wall insulation and render to give an extended lifespan of more than 30 years.

Easiform Housing

This system type incorporates of two narrow in-situ concrete leaves tied together, incorporating some reinforcement generally above and below openings. Working with Bristol City Council an inspection technique was developed using tablet computers and our own bespoke software to provide consistency of reporting. A wide area survey of over 250 properties was undertaken over a four week period to identify general condition. Cost effective repairs for this system have been devised including assessment and certification of integrity followed by the application of external wall insulation and render to give an extended lifespan of more than 30 years.

No Fines Housing

This system type consists of in-situ heavil voided “no-fines” concrete, incorporating some reinforcement, generally above and below openings. Working with Bristol City Council and their contractors, an inspection technique was developed to identify overall condition by sampling. Cost effective repairs have been devised including assessment and certification of of integrity followed by the application of external wall insulation and render to give an extended lifespan of more than 30 years.

Parkinson Housing

The practice has been involved since the 1980s in the inspection, repair and refurbishment of this system type. It consists of reinforced concrete components bolted together and rendered. A system of repair was developed in the 1980s for examples in very poor condition. Since then more cost effective repairs have been devised including assessment of integrity followed by the application of external wall insulation and render to give an extended lifespan of more than 30 years.

Dorlonco Steel Frames Housing

The practice has been involved since the 1980s in the inspection, repair and refurbishment of this system type. It consists of rolled steel stanchions and beams with a cavity wall made from rendered metal lath or reinforced blockwork. Responding to mortgageability issues, a repair scheme replacing all stanchions was developed by the practice in the 1980s. Working more recently with Bristol City Council, an inspection technique was developed to identify overall condition by sampling over 90 properties, following up with repairs to corroded sections, corrosion protection and then where needed, reinstatement of disturbed parts of the external leaf and application of external wall insulation and render to give an extended lifespan of more than 30 years.

Investigations and redevelopment of existing office building

Investigations into Laingspan type prestressed concrete frame system.