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Coalville Leisure Centre Progress

We were excited to be on site last week for an important milestone in the construction of Whitwick and Coalville Leisure Centre in North West Leicestershire.

Photo of Westok curved cell beam installationWith most of the main steel frame in place, the site team undertook installation of the giant 28 metre curved Westok beams over the swimming pool hall.

Gyoury Self engineers worked closely with Glendale Engineering and the team at Kloeckner Metals UK | Westok to refine the bespoke beam design. The beams were then fabricated on site at Glendale’s workshop in Wooler, Northumberland.

The new £22m leisure complex project, commissioned by North West Leicestershire Council in partnership with Everyone Active, is really taking shape on site now the steel frame is almost complete. Already in place are the cell beam rafters for a 34 metre long span structure providing an unobstructed, column-free space over the sports hall.

Meanwhile final structural works are underway inside the building; including finalisation of the main pool tanks and spa pool.

This has been an amazing project to engineer and we have been greatly impressed by the overall team spirit and pace of development on site, led by the main contractor Metnor Construction.

For full details of the Whitwick and Coalville Leisure Centre project and the benefits it will provide for the local community, click here.

 

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Do you need engineering for a sports or leisure project?

We provide structural and civil engineering services for a wide range of sports and leisure projects – from gyms, fitness facilities, sports courts and pavilions, through to extensive community leisure complexes. For more information, visit our Leisure Sector Engineering page or contact us to discuss your prospective project with an engineer.

 

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Chapel Barn Design Studio

Recently completed, this stunning design studio features one of the most stylish garages in the UK! The new build two-storey building provides a flexible studio space for Pfeiffer Design, a high-end interior design company based in East Sussex.

Designed by MHD Architects, the traditional ‘barn style’ building exterior blends seamlessly into its surroundings within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rather unexpectedly, the interior is a fresh and contemporary open-plan design with an exposed steel-frame structure and mezzanine.

The new studio is a creative oasis for interior design, showcasing the latest designs and technologies, as well as a space in which to host events and seminars in the future. Pfeiffer Design

To view full details and project image gallery, click here.

Image Credits: Pfeiffer Design

 

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Please feel to contact us to discuss your proposed project. A member of our friendly, approachable engineering team will be happy to give advice and provide a free no obligation estimate for the work involved.

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Lidl Tiverton, Mid Devon

The doors have now opened at our Lidl supermarket project at The Foundry Estate in Blundell’s Road, Tiverton, Mid Devon.

Gyoury Self was appointed by main contractor Soldi Construction to provide full Structural and Civil Engineering services for the main food store, as well as associated car parking and services. We worked on the engineering designs alongside project architects Roberts Limbrick.

The new store is located to the north of Blundell’s Road with a dedicated delivery bay to the north-east of the main building. The store extends to 2,125 sqm (Gross Internal Area) with a sales area of 1,325 sqm, including an in-store bakery.

The new site offers 190 parking spaces, including 6 disabled and 8 parent and child spaces near to the store entrance with an electric charging point serving 2 further spaces. Secure cycle storage is also provided.

Road access to the site is from the existing Foundry Estate entrance to the south west of the site. A landscaping scheme is in place to improve the visual amenity of the site including soft landscaping around the boundary of the site.

The store is part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain and marks the first store in Mid Devon. It is a major new investment in Tiverton town, positively contributing to the town’s economy and employment as well as enhancing the existing retail offer.

Image credits: Lewis Clark Geograph Britain and Ireland / One Design Architectural Services

 

Do you need a consulting engineer for a retail project?

We provide cost-effective, efficient structural and civil solutions for retail projects across the UK. If you require more information about our structural and civil engineering services, please visit our Commercial Services or Retail Sector pages or contact us to chat with an engineer to find out how we can help you.

 

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Acer Heights, Surrey

We were very happy to receive some great completion photos of our recently completed Acer Heights residential project in Purley, Surrey.

Gyoury Self provided full structural and civil engineering services across this design and build project for Kempton Homes Southern Ltd.

Photo of Acer Heights interiorThe 3-storey new build block comprises nine stylish apartments completed to a high-spec. All apartments in the block have already been sold.

Project challenges included dealing with a deeply sloping site, for which we were able to offer the client a cost-effective engineering solution.

You can view details and a photo gallery on the Acer Heights project profile page.

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. Anne’s residential housing development in Lingfield Surrey is available to view on our website here.

Image credits: Kempton Homes Southern Ltd

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 housing 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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Lidl Tunbridge Wells Opens

Our Lidl supermarket project in Tunbridge Wells has now completed and the new store is open to the public.

Exterior shot of new LidlThe new supermarket was part of a phased project to sub-divide and redevelop an existing Homebase store at Broadwater Lane site. The refurbished Homebase store was reopened at the end of last year. For more details of this project, click here.

Around 40 new jobs have been created at the new store, which includes a bakery, customer toilets and parking for both cars and bicycles.

Gyoury Self was appointed by Litchford Consulting to provide structural and civil engineering for the project. The contractor was Faircloth Construction.

Lidl GB’s regional head of property Adam Forsdick said:

“We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing our new store to Tunbridge Wells.

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs in the area, and we are proud to serve the local community at this time.”

Do you need engineering for a retail project?

To explore our structural and civil engineering services offering, visit our Commercial Services and Retail Sector pages. Alternatively, give us a call on T: 01273 414413 or Contact Us to discuss your needs directly with an engineer.

 

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Conquest Hospital Nursery, Hastings

We are delighted to be providing engineering services for a new build NHS nursery at the Conquest Hospital in St. Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex.

Earlier this week, a ground breaking ceremony took place to mark the start of construction. Jacquie Fuller, Acting Lead Staff Engagement and Wellbeing being together with children from the nursery and Nursery Manager, Nicola Sullivan turned the first turf, while members of the project team, contractors, and architects looked on.

The new purpose built nursery will provide 55 places a day for children aged 4 months to 8 years whose parents work for East Sussex Healthcare Trust or the NHS. It will be built using a modular construction assembled on site, at the southern end of the Conquest Hospital site towards Little Ridge Avenue.

The new nursery will offer a fully accessible learning environment for children with enclosed outside play facilities for different age groups.

 

 We were so pleased to have turned the first turf on this very exciting project. This purpose built nursery will improve our facilities and the environment where we provide care and education for the children of NHS staff.  Jacquie Fuller, Acting Lead for Staff Engagement and Wellbeing

 

The Conquest Hospital is one of several projects we are currently undertaking for NHS Trusts across Sussex. We look forward to following progress of the project and sharing site updates.

Image credits: East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

 

Do you need engineering for a Healthcare project?

We provide trusted structural and civil engineering services on medical and healthcare projects of all types. To find out more about how we can help, please visit our Healthcare Engineering Services page. Alternatively, please call T: 01273 414413 or Contact Us to discuss your project with an engineer.

 

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Industrial Units, Ashford

There is plenty of activity on site at our latest light industrial project at the Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate in Ashford, Kent.

The site has been cleared for a new Builders’ Merchant development and the two steel portal framed buildings are currently under construction. The main depot building will act as open storage for materials as well as an HGV parking and turning area. The second building will be split into two units for offices and a ground floor warehouse. The development also includes associated parking for cars and larger vehicles.

The development is on the former site of historic aviation manufacturer Houchin. The existing low-quality structures are being replaced with more energy efficient light industrial buildings.

Gyoury Self was commissioned by Kent Structures Limited to provide structural engineering services for the project.

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Do you require engineering for an industrial project?

You will find full details of our structural and civil engineering offering on our Industrial Sector Engineering Services and Commercial Services pages. Or simply contact us to discuss your project requirements with an engineer.

 

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Tonbridge Cycle Hub, Kent

The new cycle hub at Tonbridge railway station has been completed and officially opened by Kent County Councillors.

Photo of steel frame under constructionGyoury Self was appointed by Drivepoint Contractors to provide structural engineering services for the new build single-storey building, which is located at the Barden Road entrance to the station.

The new cycle hub was commissioned by Network Rail/Southeastern to encourage local commuters to cycle to the station. It features secure parking for 280 cycles and a repair station with tyre pumps, plus a refreshment area for station staff.

The new building is comprised of a single-storey steel frame structure on piled foundations, with suspended ground floor slab.

One of the main project challenges was constructing the building on a tight site located next to the railway station and adjacent to a busy main road.

The Tonbridge Cycle Hub project architect was TTPP (The Trevor Patrick Partnership Ltd) and the steel frame was fabricated by SNS (Snashall Steel Fabrication Ltd).

Image credits: Southeast Communities Rail Partnership, Tonbridge Commuters

 

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We are always happy to discuss prospective construction projects that may require structural engineering input. Please feel to Contact Us to chat with an engineer. Alternatively, you can explore our Commercial Services and About Us pages for more details of who we are and how we can help you.

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Homebase Christchurch opens

Works at the Homebase retail unit at the Christchurch Retail Park in Dorset have been completed and the newly refurbished store has reopened for business.

This is one of two refurbishment projects we have recently undertaken for Litchford Consulting. Both have involved sub-dividing an existing Homebase retail unit to create two new units. At both sites, Homebase has continued operations from one of the new units, while the other unit is being developed as a new Lidl supermarket store.

The phased works at Christchurch Retail Park include installation of a new party wall and over roofing system, as well of reconfiguration of the existing drainage systems and remodelling of the front elevations. A 7,000 sq. ft. mezzanine floor has been installed in the Homebase unit, and an existing rear canopy was been modified to accommodate a new 3,000 sq. ft. steel frame extension with mezzanine floor.

A feature of the structural engineering works has been the design of a new over roofing structure which will enable Lidl to meet its energy and sustainability targets. An initial analysis of the frame and purlins was undertaken to assess the implications of an additional load on the existing structure of the building.

Gyoury Self was appointed to provide structural and civil engineering across the refurbishment project. The main contractor is Faircloth Construction and project design is by RGP Architecture.

Work on the Lidl unit is still underway, and the new supermarket is due to open in the coming months.

 

Do you need engineering for a retail project?

Gyoury Self regularly provides structural and civil engineering for the refurbishment, redevelopment and construction of retail projects on every scale. To find out more, explore our Commercial Services and Projects pages – or simply Contact us to discuss your project with an engineer.

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Latest Covid 19 Update

We are happy to report that, as part of the Construction sector, Gyoury Self remains open and operating within the latest Government guidelines.

Whether working in-house or remotely, we continue to deliver engineering services for our clients. Home and site visits are still being undertaken where safe social distancing can be observed. We are also positively engaged in developing new business and nurturing pipeline projects. Maintaining momentum is vital for keeping businesses on track and ensuring the industry gets back on its feet as swiftly as possible.

 

Current Live Projects

Most projects remain live and we continue to work remotely with project partners. So we are still delivering full structural and civil engineering services for new and existing projects. If you have any queries regarding ongoing projects, you can just contact us as normal.

 

Site Visits

For those sites that have remained open, significant measures are now in place to ensure safe working practices on site. Live site visits are kept to a minimum and only where social distancing measures are in place.

 

Engineering Design for Pre-Planning/Planning

We are currently engineering several public sector, commercial and domestic projects through various stages of the planning process.  If you have any queries about engineering input on a current application, please get in touch with your designated project engineer – or contact us to talk with a member of the engineering team.

Local Authority Planning and Building Control departments remain in operation and planning submissions are still being made. So please contact us if you require structural or civil engineering calculations and designs for new planning applications.

For full details of our engineering services for commercial and public/private sector clients, click here. To find out more about engineering services for domestic projects, click here.

 

Tender Submissions and Project Quotes

We have been undertaking tender submissions for project contractors and welcome any new opportunities to quote for pipeline projects. We are keen to maintain momentum but also recognise that the current situation still affords an opportunity to build new business relationships – even if meeting remotely for the first time. So please feel free to get in touch to discuss any potential projects – we are happy to have a chat and provide the necessary engineering input to help get your project off the ground.

 

Engineering for Residential/Domestic Clients

We are still providing structural and civil engineering services for property development and domestic home improvement projects. These include:

  • Structural Design
  • Structural Calculations
  • Structural Reporting
  • Structural Solutions

 

Home Visits

Structural inspections and surveys are an important part of the service we provide to local home owners. We are still able to undertake engineering inspections of domestic properties where it is safe to do so and only if our clients are happy to have us in their home. Our engineers will be taking special measures to ensure your safety and their own, and if we do need to enter your home, we’ll call you beforehand to talk to you about how we can make our visit as short and safe as possible. Safe social distancing will be observed at all times.

For full details of our engineering services for domestic and residential clients, click here.

 

Property Conversions and Home Offices

Enforced self-isolation at home and remote working is inspiring many people to consider the benefits of undertaking a property conversion or home office project to expand or improve their living/working environment.  We are happy to provide advice and engineering estimates for such projects. Please visit our Property Conversion page for more details or to download our information booklet. Alternatively, just contact us to speak with an engineer.

 

Structural Emergencies

If you are experiencing a structural emergency, we can arrange a visit to appraise the issue for reporting purposes and to recommend remedial measures.  Please note that we continue to follow the latest Government guidelines regarding site visits.

If your property conversion or improvement project has been postponed part way through and you have any concerns regarding structural safety, please feel free to contact us for advice.

 

And finally …

Gyoury Self remains on hand for all your engineering needs, and as a company we are staying positive about what the future holds beyond the current crisis.  We would like to say a big thank you to all our clients, contractors and project partners who continue to work hard to keep the wheels turning.

Stay safe and well everyone!

 

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