Artists impression of Brandfold Terrace

Brandfold Terrace, Tunbridge Wells

We are very excited to be working with design-led building contractors Minton Young on a unique residential project located just outside Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

An existing house is being demolished to make way for the impressive 600m2 bespoke residential property which has been designed by PH+ Architects for a private client.

This impressive family home will be nestled into a hill overlooking the Weald countryside. The properties five bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with the main living on the first floor to take advantage of sweeping views over stunning parkland.

Construction will be steel frame on a concrete slab foundation, with retaining walls to accommodate the sloping nature of the site. Other construction elements include pre-cast concrete planks and timber in-fill perimeter walls. The front elevation has full-height glazing with timber-clad screens that slide across the windows.

Gyoury Self has been appointed by the client to provide full structural and civil engineering services for the project.

Temporary propping and sheet piling works have been completed and the reminder of the demolition is currently underway. Construction is due for completion in September 2021 and we are very much looking forward to seeing the end result!

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Image credit: Lighting design by Eleni Shiarlis Lighting

 

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From property extensions and conversions, to new build bespoke designed properties, Gyoury Self provides full structural and civil engineering services to meet your needs. To find out how we can help, please contact us to discuss your property project with a member of our friendly and approachable engineering team.

 

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Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham, Kent can look forward to having a new lecture and performance theatre on site in the coming months.

Currently under construction, the new facility is being built as an extension of the existing Sixth Form Centre and will include:

  • Seating for up to 300
  • A multi-use stage area
  • State of the art sound, lighting and projection facilities
  • Access to the reception, changing facilities and toilets in the Sixth Form Centre
  • Extensive storage facilities
  • High quality ventilation and soundproofing
  • The new two-storey extension will feature a double-height auditorium with mezzanine level

CGI image of theatre interiorThe new auditorium will serve as a performance space for music and drama students, as well as a venue for lectures and speaking events. The building will also provide a display area for exhibitions and a community space for local groups and performers.

The extension is being integrated with the Sixth Form Centre which was originally designed by architects Lee Evans Partnership and constructed in 2015.

The 2-storey extension will be a steel frame construction with Durisol Woodcrete wall form units. These are a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of construction. The pre-insulated interlocking blocks are dry stacked together to form the walls, then in-filled with concrete to form a monolithic structural walling system. The award-winning wall form units are manufactured in South Wales from woodcrete – recycled cement-bonded wood fibre material.

Gyoury Self is providing structural engineering for the project. The main contractor is Kent Structures and the steel frame has been fabricated by Southfield Structural Services.

Construction is currently underway and the steel frame is in the process of being erected.

 

Do you need Consulting Engineers for an education project?

We have provided structural and civil engineering services on numerous education projects – from school extensions, to extensive university campus and student accommodation schemes. To find out more you can explore Our Projects and Commercial Services pages or simply Contact Us to discuss your project with one of our engineers.

 

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