Living Well Centre timber frame

Rowans Hospice expansion

Works are progressing on The Rowans Hospice expansion project in Purbrook, Hampshire.

Steel frame engineering, Living Well CentreThe Living Well Centre will provide a place where people affected by life-limiting illness can walk in to access information, engage in compassionate conversations and receive therapies that support independence and well-being.

The building is predominantly a load-bearing masonry structure which will house private therapy and rehabilitation spaces, as well as a much needed administration area. This extends through to a large steel-framed, double-height vaulted area, with a feature full-height glazed gable end. This impressive communal space will provide a relaxing environment for patients and visitors, and also serve as a venue for charity fundraising events and coffee mornings.

“We hope our Living Well Centre will be an inspiring place in which to work, visit, socialise and find comfort. It will be a physical expression of the care we provide and reflect another significant contribution from The Rowans Hospice to the provision of palliative care services locally.” Ruth White, Chief Executive at The Rowans Hospice.

Working alongside HMDW Architects and Grant Associates, Gyoury Self provided full structural calculations for the new building together with designs for the access road and site drainage.

Patients and visitors will receive a warm welcome when The Living Well Centre opens its doors this coming September.

Artists impression of Richmond Upon Thames School

New Richmond upon Thames school

Gyoury Self engineers are currently undertaking the structural and civil engineering design phase of a new school in Richmond.

Artists impression of REEC, TwickenhamThe proposed 11-16 five form secondary school forms part of the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus (REEC).

We are working alongside ECE Architects and Willmott Dixon Construction, providing full structural and civil engineering services across part of this extensive campus redevelopment project.

The project proposes 7814m² GIFA of new build purpose-designed accommodation providing facilities for Richmond upon Thames Secondary School, Clarendon and Newhouse Schools within a single building as part of a comprehensive master plan.

“Our ambition is to create an outstanding Campus for education, skills and enterprise.” Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus (REEC)

Construction works are due to start on the existing college site in Summer 2016, with the new secondary school and phase 1 College re-development opening to students in Autumn 2017.

Image credits: ECE Architecture

Steel framed retail unit under construction

Brocklebank Retail Park update

The latest phase of the Brocklebank Retail Park redevelopment project is beginning to take shape on site.

Foundations being prepared at BrocklebankCardy Construction is in the process of erecting the first steel framed unit, and foundations are being laid for a further three units.

This latest round of works will create an Open A1 retail park with four retail units totalling around 145,000 sq. ft.

Designed by the Ratcliffe Groves Partnership, the retail park site is located opposite the Greenwich Shopping Park and is part of a phased development commissioned by LXB Retail Properties.

Gyoury Self has provided structural and civil engineering services across both retail park development projects.

The current works are due for completion this coming autumn. Retail tenants for the new units will be Aldi, Primark, Next and Mothercare.


Ridegway Primary School, Reading

Ridgeway Primary School ready

Substantial expansion works at The Ridgeway Primary School in Reading are now complete.

Ridegway Primary School artists impressionThe Ridgeway is one of five primary school projects engineered by Gyoury Self as part of Reading Council’s schools expansion programme to address the growing need for school places in the local area. The building of two extensions has tripled capacity at The Ridgeway, creating a bright, modern learning environment for pupils and newcomers.

Gyoury Self provided structural and civil engineering work for the two new extensions.

One is a two-storey classroom block based on the standardised design used within the programme. The other extension creates a new school entrance and administration area, as well as a new hall, kitchen and dining facility.

The expansion works have increased the current number of school places from 210 to 630, with full capacity expected to be reached within the next 5 years.


New development Roman Road, Hove

Roman Road Mixed Use

Gyoury Self is finalising the engineering designs for a new mixed use development at Roman Road in Hove. 

New apartment development in HoveWe are working alongside contractors W Stirland and Yelo Architects on this interesting infill site which is located behind the Vega Building on Kingsway.

Commissioned by the Southern Housing Group, the development consists of office space at ground level with eight 1 and 2 bedroom apartments over the first and second floors. The development includes 15 car parking spaces, external works and landscaping.

The load bearing masonry building will have pre-cast concrete floor slabs supported on piled foundations.  The building style will be in keeping with the Art Deco inspired Vega Building.  Construction is due to start on site in June 2016.

Image credits: Yelo Architects


Lee Ryal, Gyoury Self Brighton and Hove

Lee Ryall now Gyoury Self Partner

We are delighted to announce that Lee Ryall has recently been promoted to Partner. Lee has been working in structural engineering consultancy since 1989, and over the years he has contributed his expertise on a number of key projects for the Gyoury Self Partnership.

Based at our Brighton and Hove office, Lee leads a dedicated team of engineers and technicians, and is currently heading up the structural and civil engineering on Eastbourne College’s £33m campus redevelopment scheme.

Lee’s engineering ability, dedication to the projects he works on and loyalty to Gyoury Self over the years is second to none.  We are very pleased that he has agreed to step up to become a Partner and this will only strengthen the company as we head into the future.  Rick Potterton, Senior Partner, Gyoury Self