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Exterior of new leisure centre

Coalville Leisure Centre, Leicestershire

We are delighted to announce that Gyoury Self has been appointed to provide structural and civil engineering for the Coalville Leisure Centre in North West Leicestershire.

Leisure complex aerial viewAs planning permission is required, we are currently preparing preliminary designs for the state-of-the-art leisure centre which will be built on council-owned land off the A511 (Stephenson Way) in Coalville.

The £22 million project is being developed by North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with Everyone Active, a leisure contractor that manages over 170 leisure and cultural centres across the UK.

The plans for the Coalville centre will see the land turned into a parkland leisure destination, including a trim trail with activity stations, pedestrian and cycle access from Hermitage Recreation Ground and Stephenson College, and a high ropes course within the woodland.

The centre itself will include:

Eight lane, 25-metre main pool and learner pool with moveable floor

  • 120 station gym, 25 spin cycles and three dance studios.
  • Café with healthy eating options.
  • Eight court sports hall and three squash courts.
  • Changing Places facility accessible from the lobby.
  • 250 car spaces
  • Clip ‘n’ Climb and soft play programmed
  • Sauna, steam and spa pool.

Paragon Building Consultancy has been appointed as project managers and the main contractor is Metnor Construction. We will also be working alongside GT3 Architects and OOBE landscape architects as part of the main design team.

Gyoury Self is providing full Structural and Civil Engineering services, including Section 278 and highway bridge over the Grace Dieu brook.

We have been involved with the project from its inception, preparing preliminary designs to help the contractor develop cost plans for pre-planning and planning applications.

Once construction gets underway, the new centre will take around 18 months to build and it is expected to open in 2021.


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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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New Drivepoint Offices, Uckfield

Construction is nearing completion on a new office block for Drivepoint Contractors, a civil engineering contractor based in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Building under scaffoldThe new 1- 2  storey building replaces the company’s former offices at The Old Dairy site in Sheffield Park.

The building was constructed using a traditional load bearing masonry structure supporting precast concrete at first floor level and a trussed timber roof.

The high-level single storey building was constructed using a braced steel frame. Both sections where supported on piled foundations.

Gyoury Self is providing full structural and civil engineering services for the new office block, working alongside building contractors Chalmers & Co and Extended Design Architects.

The project is due for completion in the coming months.


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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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Industrial Acoustic Enclosure, Sussex

Gyoury Self is providing full structural and civil engineering services for a new open sided acoustic enclosure at the Austin Divall steel fabrication site in Ford, West Sussex.

We have produced detailed designs for the new steel framed enclosure which Austin Divall has fabricated on site at the Rudfield Industrial Estate. The enclosure adjoins their existing steel fabrication workshop and is designed to reduce the noise breakout to the adjacent residential properties.

This is the second round of works we have delivered for Austin Divall, as the site underwent significant redevelopment in 2009. On that occasion we provided structural and civil engineering designs for an extension to the original workshops which effectively doubled the size of the company’s steel working operations. The original expansion works included new office and painting facilities.

The current works are being undertaken alongside ECE Architecture and Pilbeam Construction and construction is due for completion in the coming months.

Image credits: Austin Divall, Pilbeam Construction


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Steel frame

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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