Artists impression of Lidl Coleford

Coleford Lidl, Gloucestershire

Our latest retail project will provide a new centrally-located Lidl supermarket on Lord’s Hill in Coleford, Gloucestershire.

As the main contractor, Soldi Construction has appointed Goury Self to provide full structural and civil engineering design services alongside project architects Roberts Limbrick. Soldi has already successfully delivered a number of Lidl stores across the South of England since 2014.

3D Revit Model of new LidlThe new Coleford Lidl will have a 1,129 square metre sales area, and feature facilities including a bakery and customer toilets.
A new car park will be incorporated into the site, providing 76 spaces including five disabled and eight parent/toddler spaces, and parking for bicycles.

The branch represents a multi-million pound investment in the market town and will provide employment for a staff of 40 people, made up of 15 full-time and 25 part-time employees.

During public consultation, Coleford residents responded favourably to the prospect of a centrally-located budget supermarket and the planning application gained the full approval of councillors on the Forest of Dean District Council planning committee.

The project is now under construction and is due for completion later this year. If you wish to stay informed about project updates, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Image credits: Lidl UK


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Artists impression of new house

Bespoke New Build Home, Surrey

We are delighted to be working alongside Hunter Price Architects on a new build residential project located in Surrey.

The project involves demolition of an existing 1930’s detached house and stables to make way for a new part single storey, part 2-storey, detached dwelling with an integral garage.

Gyoury Self is providing full structural engineering design services for the project.   Construction is being undertaken by Epsom Builders Ltd.

The new build property is of traditional construction on a strip foundation with beam and block floor. The roof is steel framed with timber trusses.  The building design is completely wheelchair friendly and includes access ramps and a lift between floors in the two-storey section of the building.

Construction is in full swing on site and the project is due for completion later this year.

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Architects drawing of apartments

Residential Development, Newhaven

We are currently providing full structural and civil engineering services for a new residential development in Newhaven, West Sussex.

Commissioned by Denton Road Developments, the new build scheme will deliver ten new homes on a deeply-sloping site.

The development takes the form of eight 3-storey, semi-detached houses arranged in a terrace fronting onto Denton Road, plus an additional pair of semi-detached houses on the upper part of the site, with access off of Denton Drive.

Retaining wall constructionThe buildings all have timber framed superstructures which are being designed and constructed offsite by specialist supplier OFP Timberframes.

Due to the steeply sloping nature of the site, substantial retaining walls will be required and the Anderton Stepoc concrete shuttering system is being used as it offers a cost-effective high performance solution in these circumstances.

The Denton Road development is one of two residential projects we are currently working on for this client alongside Crowther Associates Architects and builders JPS Contractors. For details of the Clarence Road residential development, click here.

The project is currently under construction on site and is due for completion later this year.

This is the second residential development we have engineered in the Denton area in recent years. To view the Tide Mills residential development at Denton Corner, click here.


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Concrete pour on site

Clarence Road Residential, Horsham

Construction has started on site at our latest residential development at Clarence Road in Horsham, West Sussex.

Commissioned by Clarence House Developments, the new 3-storey building will create five new flats on the site of a former single-storey Dairy Crest storage building.

Architects drawingDesigned by Crowther Associates Architects, the residential development will comprise three 2-bedroom flats and two 1-bedroom flats with associated amenity spaces.

The concrete foundation pour has just been completed, so construction of the main timber framed brick-clad building will soon be underway.

On site construction is being undertaken by JPS Contractors Ltd and the timber frames are being constructed offsite by OFP Timberframes.

Gyoury Self has provided full structural and civil engineering services for the Clarence Road development.

Image credits: JPS Contractors, Crowther Associates Architects


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Steel frame under construction

Brighton Square, Phase 3

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.

Construction planThe 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.

Pre-fabricated wall panelsGyoury 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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Revit engineering detail

Varndean College STEM Centre

STEM Centre site aerialWe 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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Swimming pool being excavated

Natural Fit, Tunbridge Wells

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.

Natural Fit Tunbridge Wells exteriorThe 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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Before and After photo

Costa Coffee Drive-thru, Slough

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.

Steel Frame for Coffee ShopThe 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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