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Works to create 25,000 square feet of new build residential and retail property on the area of the car park entrance at Brighton Square are now in full swing.
The works form part of a major refurbishment programme to modernise this well-appointed area within the Brighton Lanes in East Sussex.
The current round of works will create a new mixed use development consisting of four residential units and two new shops in the eastern corner of Brighton Square.
The hot-rolled steel frame for main build has now been erected and the lower level floor levels have been cast.
Installation of the pre-fabricated metal wall panels and concrete floor decking is well underway.
The collection of 1-2 storey flats will be formed using a cold-rolled load-bearing structural Framing System (SFS) with an in-situ concrete floor system.
Gyoury Self also provided structural engineering services for the recent redevelopment of business units at the ‘North Block’ of Brighton Square which are being transformed into the Coppa Club bar and restaurant. Planning is currently being sought for the creation of an outdoor seating area.
The phased redevelopment scheme was commissioned by Centurion Group – the owners of Brighton Square – and we have undertaken the work as part of a design team which includes project architects Morgan Carn Partnership.
The current round of works is due for completion later this year.
Image Credits: Centurion Group UK, Gyoury Self
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We are delighted to be engineering the Vardean College STEM Centre – an education project that will support and encourage budding engineers in Brighton and Hove.
Construction of the new £2.9m science, technology, engineering and mathematics centre has now started and the new building is set to open its doors to students this time next year.
In terms of engineering, the project presents a rather unusual challenge as the new building is located directly above a network of WWII air raid shelters! So the structure has been designed to bridge over the shelters and is as shallow as possible to avoid making contact with them.
The building will be constructed using a steel frame with composite concrete upper floor. The ground floor will be suspended reinforced concrete, supported on reinforced concrete beams and piles.
We are providing full structural and civil engineering services for the project, working alongside Pilbeam Construction who recently broke ground on the project. Design team partners include architects The Seaman Partnership and M&E engineers Crofton Consulting.
As with the majority of our large scale projects, Gyoury Self has carried out all structural engineering in Revit and is working collaboratively with the design team within the BIM environment.
When completed, the new STEM Centre will house four science labs on the ground floor and six classrooms on the first floor. One of the labs and one classroom will be classed as accessible, with the first floor used by the special educational needs unit.
Student numbers at Varndean College have risen steadily from 1130 in 2006 to 1670 in 2018 with a significant increase in 2016 when Central Sussex College closed its Haywards Heath campus. Students travel in from across Sussex to study for A-levels, the prestigious International Baccalaureate and a range of other post-16 qualifications. The new building will therefore provide additional facilities and help the college achieve its aim of encouraging students to move on to higher level STEM courses and into a STEM career.
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We are currently providing structural engineering for an electrical infrastructure upgrade project for marine engineering company, Cox Powertrain.
Great progress is being made onsite at the wellness centre we are engineering for Natural Fit in the historic town centre of Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
The new health and fitness centre is being built at the former Barclays Bank on Calverley Road and its state-of-the-art facilities will be housed behind the building’s striking Georgian façade.
Bank House is part of a group of listed buildings on Calverley Road in a Conservation Area designed by Decimus Burton, one of England’s leading architects of the 19th Century, and built in Tunbridge Wells stone in 1835.
Gyoury Self has provided full structural engineering services for all aspects of the works, including the design of extensive temporary works to preserve the integrity of this historic building throughout the construction process.
The building’s central columns have already been removed to make way for the new ground floor pool which is currently being excavated. The temporary works will remain in place to support the original building whilst a new structure is built to span the pool and provide support for the first floor gym and fitness facilities. An atrium is also being removed to increase the available area on the upper gym level.
Ashford-based Kent Structures is the main contractor on this design and build project and Southfield Structural Services is fabricating the structural steel framing.
When the high calibre wellness centre launches later this year, its facilities will include a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as a cafe and lounge area. There will also be massage and skin treatments, osteopathy, corrective exercise and other exercise including one-to-one sessions and group classes.
In keeping with Natural Fit’s ethos, emphasis will placed on a holistic approach to health and fitness for those wanting to extend their movement into later life and among other things, avoid sports injury and overcome back pain.
This is the first of two new facilities housed within interesting historic buildings that we are engineering for Natural Fit this year. The second wellness centre will be located much closer to home at the former St. Agnes Church building in Newtown Road, Brighton and Hove. We hope to publish further details of this project in the near future.
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Our Costa Coffee Drive-Thru project at the Slough Retail Park in Berkshire is now complete and has opened its doors to coffee lovers!
We provided full structural and civil engineering services for the new 1,800 sq. ft drive-thru premises which is located on the corner of Bath Road.
The building is constructed as a lightweight, single-storey, steel framed structure. Construction is metal framing to the walls, insulated steel profiled roof, steel framed portal and braced construction for the primary steelwork, mass concrete foundations and a ground bearing concrete floor slab. We recommended early stage ground investigation works, the results of which enabled us to provide a foundation scheme which avoided the need for piling.
The drainage design utilises a SUDs system for surface water to provide increased capacity to the existing system. The foul drainage is connected directly into the adopted sewer, via a Section 106 Agreement obtained by Gyoury Self.
The project team included Faircloth Construction, who acted as both main contractor and steel fabricator for the project, and Urban Edge Architecture, the architect and landscape designer.
The new Costa Coffee drive-thru forms part of a series of new improvements to the 150,000 sq. ft. retail park, which was acquired last May by specialist commercial property investment manager Orchard Street Investment Management on behalf of St. James’s Place UK.
Image credits: Faircloth Construction, Urban Edge Architecture, Gyoury Self
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A fine set of stainless steel hand rails engineered by Gyoury Self has been installed at the York House council offices in Windsor.
We worked alongside Bailey Fabrications Ltd on the feature balustrades, which form part of a major £9.4m refurbishment project being undertaken by Willmott Dixon for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
All external architectural metalwork is now in place and the full refurbishment is due for completion later this year.
Image credits: Bailey Fabrications Ltd.
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We are currently engineering a bespoke residential seafront property at Middleton-on-Sea in West Sussex.
Construction of the 3-storey new build home, which replaces a previous dwelling on this site, is progressing well and the foundations and ground floor level are already in place.
Both internal and external walls are currently being constructed up to first floor level; incorporating our structural steel stability frames and support beams.
The modern bespoke home, designed by Sussex Building Consultancy Ltd, features floor to ceiling windows which take advantage of the property’s far-reaching sea views.
Gyoury Self is providing full structural engineering services for this unique seafront property which is due for completion later this year.
Image Credits: Rear sea-facing elevation drawing by Sussex Building Consultancy Ltd.
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We are delighted to announce our involvement on the Alpha Wharf housing project in Kingston upon Thames.
Located in a family friendly neighbourhood within close proximity to Surbiton Town Centre, this new build residential housing development will transform the site of an old builders Yard into twenty-eight one, two and three bedroom homes with a shared amenity spaces.
The site was acquired for redevelopment by CNM Estates, who commissioned Gyoury Self to provide full structural and civil engineering services throughout the project life cycle.
The structural form is of a braced, reinforced concrete frame with flat slabs, supported on piled foundations. The superstructure is complicated by the ground floor layout being substantially different from the upper floors, requiring a deep transfer structure at first floor level.
We are currently working alongside Crowther Associate Architects, putting the finishing touches to this BIM enabled building project which is due to go to site in the coming months.
Image credits: CNM Estates/Collado Collins, Gyoury Self
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Construction is now complete at our new build residential development at Comptons Lane in Horsham, West Sussex.
An existing house was demolished at the freehold development site to make way for four 4-bedroom detached houses.
The family houses were commissioned by County Gate Properties and Gyoury Self was appointed by Reilly Construction to provide full structural and civil engineering services for the collection of new homes which are located close to Horsham Station.
To view the completed project in all its glory, visit the Comptons Lane Project Page.
Image credits: Reilly Construction
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