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Covid-19 Company Update

For the safety of our staff, clients and business colleagues, Gyoury Self staff members are now working effectively and productively from home. Everyone has full access to office systems and project data and we continue to work on a wide range of engineering projects.

Our investment in technology and experience of remote working on large scale projects will ensure we remain productive and in communication with everyone over the coming months.

For now, face-to-face meetings will be replaced by virtual meetings. Site visits will be minimised and undertaken in accordance with the latest guidelines for safe distancing etc.

As always, we remain committed to delivering our professional services to the highest standards.

All our usual channels of communication remain open and we are contactable during our usual business hours. If you have any queries about your current project, or need structural and civil engineering advice and information for a proposed project, please get in touch – we will be happy to help.

We will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation and follow the latest Government guidelines. If our working practices have to change, we will keep you posted via our website. If project circumstances change in any significant way, we will update you directly. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these uncertain times.

Stay safe and well everyone!


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Gloucester City Football Club

Construction of foundations for Gloucester City Football Club’s new stadium at Meadow Park is now well underway.

The new stadium has been commissioned by Gloucester City AFC to provide a permanent home for the ‘Tigers’, who have been homeless since their old ground was destroyed by the floods in 2007.

Photo of piled foundationGyoury Self is providing structural engineering services to Soldi Construction for the foundations of the new stadium, which will have two 350-seater stands, positioned either side of the existing changing rooms. We are also engineering internal alterations to existing buildings.

Externally the pile caps, ground beams and foundations have now been completed for the two ends behind the goals. Erection of the stands is due to start shortly.

The new pitch will be raised 3.5 metres from the old level of Meadow Park and will be 3G (Third Generation) synthetic turf to enable year-round training.

Gloucester City FC is confident of being back in their new stadium in time for the 2020-21 football season.

Image Credits: Soldi, Roberts Limbrick, Gloucester City AFC


Do you need engineering for a sports or leisure project?

We have extensive experience in providing structural and civil engineering for sports, leisure and fitness club projects UK-wide. Please explore our website for more information or contact us to discuss your proposed project with an engineer.

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Haskins Garden Centre, Snowhill

We are pleased to announce that the £15m phased redevelopment of the  Haskins Garden Centre at Snowhill, near East Grinstead in West Sussex is complete and the centre is now open to the public.

Gyoury Self provided structural and civil engineering services on the project. Phase 1 involved ground works for the main car park and temporary garden centre, which kept the site in operation throughout the majority of the redevelopment. These works included underground drainage, installation of the below ground sub-base attenuation and tree pits, as well as the new site entrance Section 278 highway works.

Photo of Haskins Snowhill interiorThe temporary garden centre remained in situ until late last year, before making way for the final completed garden centre building, which was opened to the public on 10 March 2020.

Our engineering works included design of the structural foundations, below ground drainage and external works.

We worked alongside Barnwood Construction and architects Roberts Limbrick throughout this extensive redevelopment project which has expanded the centre footprint by 20 per cent and will create 70 new jobs in the local area.

Located on an 8 acre site, the revamped garden centre covers 11,800 sqm. Improved facilities include a 440 seat customer restaurant with outdoor terrace, a new large covered outdoor sales area, and a new car park with 346 parking spaces.

Image credits: Haskins Garden Centres


Do you need engineering input for a commercial redevelopment project?

Visit our Commercial Services page for more information or contact us to discuss your project with a member of our friendly, professional and fully-qualified engineering team.


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Acer Heights, Surrey

Acer Heights, our latest residential project for Kempton Homes Southern Ltd is now on site in Purley, Surrey. The design and build project in Riddlesdown Road will replace an existing house with a 3-storey new build block comprising nine high-quality apartments.

The building will primarily be a timber-framed superstructure on a reinforced raft foundation. The feature balconies will be cantilevered on steel framed structures.

Photo of step foundationPart of the works involved excavation of the area of the existing house to provide a formation some 1.8m below existing levels and retaining walls were therefore required along the boundary.

As it is a sloping site, retaining walls are stepped and these have been constructed with a reinforced concrete base and the stem in Stepoc blocks. This cost-effective solution removes the need for shuttering and reduces the amount of concrete to be poured on site.

We are working on the design team alongside architectural consultants DPS Sussex Limited providing full structural and civil engineering services across the project, which is due for completion in Spring 2020.

This is our second design and build project undertaken for Kempton Homes Southern Ltd, an established residential development company based in Surrey. A full project profile for the St. Annes residential housing development in Lingfield Surrey is available to view on our website here.


Do you need engineering for a residential project?

We provide full structural and civil engineering services for residential developments of every size. From bespoke design homes for private individuals, through small to medium developments for property investors and building contractors, to large scale residential schemes for major contractors. To find out how we can help, just contact us to speak to a member of our highly experienced engineering team.


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Access Storage, Streatham High Road

Construction of the basement levels is well underway on a new development project for Access Storage on Streatham High Road in South London.

Photo of basement constructionAn existing building was demolished at the prominent brown field site at Streatham High Road to make way for the new development, which comprises 12,961 sq m of storage space and 619 sq m of offices over 4-storeys, plus two basement levels.

The building will be a steel frame construction on piled foundations and contiguous augered piled retaining walls, with a reinforced concrete ground floor slab. The exterior will be predominantly glass and brick cladding, featuring a living green wall.

The main project contractor is Harmonix Construction, and Gyoury Self has been working alongside Richard Hopkinson Architects providing full structural and civil engineering for the project.

Construction of the basement levels is well underway and the steel frame is currently being fabricated by Nationwide Structures Ltd.


Do you need engineering for a commercial project?

Explore our Commercial Services page for more information or contact us to discuss your project with one of our highly qualified and professional engineers.

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Richard Aston becomes Partner

We are delighted to announce that Richard Aston has been promoted to Partner at Gyoury Self Partnership LLP.

Richard has been with Gyoury Self since 2004 and currently leads the Design Team at our Fareham office in Hampshire. Having worked on a wide variety of projects for many different clients over the years, he is a seasoned professional with excellent engineering skills and experience under his belt.

Although much of his work involves managing projects and liaising with clients, he also remains involved in ‘hands-on’ design input and preparation of structural schemes and calculation packages.

Richard’s notable engineering design projects include the extensive Queen Mary’s Hospital scheme in Roehampton, which involved converting the site into a large residential development, and the Bio Sciences Building for the University of Brighton.

He is currently working on a number of engineering design projects, including a new build extension at the Graylingwell Chapel in Chichester, West Sussex and the new Hythe War Memorial Hospital near Southampton for the NHS.

Richard was already a well experienced engineer when he joined Gyoury Self. He started his career within the public sector, working within the engineering departments of two local authorities in the South of England. He went on to successfully gain his Master’s degree and fully chartered status as a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Richard’s combination of engineering experience and project management skills make him an excellent addition to the Gyoury Self partners team. Going forward, we have every confidence he will make a great contribution to the continued growth and development of the company. Rick Potterton, Managing Partner


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Celebrating 40 Years of Engineering

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Gyoury Self. We are proud to have been providing structural and civil engineering services on UK-wide projects that have helped shape the built environment over the past 40 years.

Throughout the year we will be reflecting on our history, sharing new engineering projects and thanking those who have helped make it all possible.

We have created a gallery featuring some of the most memorable projects completed over the years. From loft conversions and new build family homes, through steel connection design and structural restorations, to design and build of major public and private sector development projects – we’ve done them all!

We will be sharing highlights from our project archives via our social media channels throughout 2020. If you wish to take a trip down memory lane with us, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our project gallery also serves to celebrate our association with some of the many highly-respected contractors and design partners we have worked with over the years.

Most of our work comes through repeat business and recommendation, and we appreciate that developing and maintaining long-standing relationships is crucial to our success. We will therefore be planning a series of low-key events throughout the year to show our appreciation to our industry associates, both old and new.

We wish to say a big thank you to all the customers and clients we have provided engineering services to since 1980 and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

To view our Celebrating 40 Years of Engineering project gallery, click here.


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New Drivepoint Offices, Uckfield

Construction has been completed on a new office block for Drivepoint Contractors, a civil engineering contractor based in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Photo of buildlng at nightThe new 1- 2  storey building replaces the company’s former offices at The Old Dairy site in Sheffield Park.

The building was constructed using a traditional load bearing masonry structure supporting precast concrete at first floor level and a trussed timber roof.

The high-level single storey building was constructed using a braced steel frame. Both sections where supported on piled foundations.

Gyoury Self provided full structural and civil engineering services for the new office block, working alongside building contractors Chalmers & Co and Extended Design Architects.


Do you need engineering services for a commercial development?

Our friendly and professional engineering team is always happy to help. View our Commercial Services page for more information or Contact Us to discuss your project with an engineer.


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Road Subsidence Works, Sussex

When it comes to civil engineering projects, a key consideration is always how to achieve the most cost-effective solution to suit the client’s budget.

In this case, we were instructed to investigate a concrete, residential estate road from the 1950’s which had fallen into disrepair and partially collapsed. As the road was privately owned by the Residents’ Association, we were keen to put forward a practical and cost-effective remedial solution, rather than one that involved wholescale replacement of the road.

Following an initial investigation, it became clear that the road had not been maintained to the same standard as a public highway and had settled due to consolidation of the backfill material over the foul and surface water drain runs.

In the first instance, we provided advice to the Residents’ Association on likely cause and recommended the best means of repair. As there was some construction expertise amongst the residents, we then produced a combined service plan and generalised repair specifications to allow them to manage the repairs themselves.

The first tranche of repairs in the two worst affected areas (Northeast and Northwest corners), involving replacement of cracked and sunken sections of concrete paving on a new sub-base have already been successfully carried out by West Sussex-based civil engineering company Edburton Contractors Ltd and the residents were very pleased with the results.


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Our structural services for this restoration project included:

  • Structural Defects Analysis
  • Structural Reporting
  • Structural Calculations
  • Generic repair details and specifications
  • Ongoing advice during the works


Do you require a cost-effective solution for a structural issue?

We offer a comprehensive range of structural services for the assessment, analysis and resolution of structural problems on any scale. Contact us to find out how we can help or call T: 01273 414413 to speak directly with one of our engineers.


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Shelter Hall Temporary Works

We recently undertook an interesting engineering project which has helped put the finishing touches to the newly restored Shelter Hall building on Brighton Seafront.

Photo of steel cradle at Shelter Hall, BrightonAs the original Victorian facades needed to be replaced, we were called upon by Ross Renovation Limited to devise an engineering solution to facilitate the installation of several tonnes of decorative masonry.

Our engineers provided structural design calculations for a steel frame to carry the travelling jacking beams necessary to manoeuvre and position the impressive carved stonework lintels and Neptune heads that are an integral part of the building structure.

These works form part of the 3rd phase of restoration works of the Victorian façade being carried out by Edburton Contractors.

The new Shelter Hall will be a larger version of the original Shelter Hall, which dates from the 1880s. For the past two years, the Shelter Hall has been undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment as part of a wider investment in the seafront by Brighton and Hove City Council. It will be reopened next summer as a food hall featuring local independent traders.

It is always a pleasure to be involved in projects which help to restore and preserve historic buildings, especially in and around our office locations. We have provided structural engineering input on a number of listed local landmarks including the Grade II listed Sealife Brighton Aquarium and Grade I Marlborough House in Brighton, as well as the Grade II listed Portsmouth Guildhall Bell Tower; home of the famous ‘Pompey Chimes’.


Do you need Temporary Works Design for your project?

We undertake temporary works projects of every scale across the UK. To find out more about the services we can provide, please visit our Temporary Works Design page. Or just contact us to discuss your project with one of our engineers.


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