Insights on Gyoury Self and recent company activities.

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Harwood House, Rustington

Harwood House, our residential development project in Woodlands Avenue in Rustington, West Sussex has been completed.

An existing residential dwelling was demolished on site to make way for a bespoke designed residential development of seven 2-bedroom luxury apartments over three floors.

The exterior of the traditional build residential development is sympathetically designed to fit with surrounding properties in the neighbourhood. Inside, the properties feature contemporary living spaces finished to a high specification.

The development was commissioned by Evolution Homes and designed by Oliver McGowan of OM Architectural Design. Building construction by Cloud9 Contractors.

Gyoury Self provided full structural engineering services for the Harwood House project.


Do you need engineering for residential development?

We provide a range of structural and civil engineering services for individuals and companies developing property projects of every scale. Please feel to contact us to discuss your project needs with a member of our friendly, professional engineering team.


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Varndean College STEM Centre

Photo of building exteriorConstruction of the new Vardean College STEM Centre is complete and the project has now been handed over.

The £2.9m Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics centre houses 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. The building features an eye-catching atrium and lobby area.

The 2-storey building has been constructed using a steel frame with composite concrete upper floor. The ground floor is suspended reinforced concrete, supported on reinforced concrete beams and piles.

Gyoury Self provided full structural and civil engineering services for the project, working alongside architects The Seaman Partnership and M&E engineers Crofton ConsultingPilbeam Construction was the main project contractor.

As with the majority of our large scale projects, we carried out all structural engineering in Revit and worked collaboratively with the design team within the BIM environment.

3D Revit model of buildingIn terms of engineering, the project presented a rather unusual challenge as the new building is located directly above a network of WWII air raid shelters! So the structure was designed to bridge over the shelters and as shallow as possible to avoid making contact with them.

It has been a pleasure to be involved in an education project that will support and encourage budding engineers in Brighton and Hove.

We wish Varndean College every success with the official opening of the new building, which due to take place on 24 April but has understandably been postponed until further notice.

Image credits: Varndean College, Pilbeam Construction


Do you need engineering for an education project?

You can find more information about our work in our Commercial Services and Projects Pages. Alternatively, you can Contact Us to speak with a member of our friendly and professional engineering team.

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Covid-19 Company Update

For the safety of our staff, clients and business colleagues, Gyoury Self staff members are now working effectively and productively from home. Everyone has full access to office systems and project data and we continue to work on a wide range of engineering projects.

Our investment in technology and experience of remote working on large scale projects will ensure we remain productive and in communication with everyone over the coming months.

For now, face-to-face meetings will be replaced by virtual meetings. Site visits will be minimised and undertaken in accordance with the latest guidelines for safe distancing etc.

As always, we remain committed to delivering our professional services to the highest standards.

All our usual channels of communication remain open and we are contactable during our usual business hours. If you have any queries about your current project, or need structural and civil engineering advice and information for a proposed project, please get in touch – we will be happy to help.

We will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation and follow the latest Government guidelines. If our working practices have to change, we will keep you posted via our website. If project circumstances change in any significant way, we will update you directly. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these uncertain times.

Stay safe and well everyone!


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Gloucester City Football Club

Construction of foundations for Gloucester City Football Club’s new stadium at Meadow Park is now well underway.

The new stadium has been commissioned by Gloucester City AFC to provide a permanent home for the ‘Tigers’, who have been homeless since their old ground was destroyed by the floods in 2007.

Photo of piled foundationGyoury Self is providing structural engineering services to Soldi Construction for the foundations of the new stadium, which will have two 350-seater stands, positioned either side of the existing changing rooms. We are also engineering internal alterations to existing buildings.

Externally the pile caps, ground beams and foundations have now been completed for the two ends behind the goals. Erection of the stands is due to start shortly.

The new pitch will be raised 3.5 metres from the old level of Meadow Park and will be 3G (Third Generation) synthetic turf to enable year-round training.

Gloucester City FC is confident of being back in their new stadium in time for the 2020-21 football season.

Image Credits: Soldi, Roberts Limbrick, Gloucester City AFC


Do you need engineering for a sports or leisure project?

We have extensive experience in providing structural and civil engineering for sports, leisure and fitness club projects UK-wide. Please explore our website for more information or contact us to discuss your proposed project with an engineer.

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Haskins Garden Centre, Snowhill

We are pleased to announce that the £15m phased redevelopment of the  Haskins Garden Centre at Snowhill, near East Grinstead in West Sussex is complete and the centre is now open to the public.

Gyoury Self provided structural and civil engineering services on the project. Phase 1 involved ground works for the main car park and temporary garden centre, which kept the site in operation throughout the majority of the redevelopment. These works included underground drainage, installation of the below ground sub-base attenuation and tree pits, as well as the new site entrance Section 278 highway works.

Photo of Haskins Snowhill interiorThe temporary garden centre remained in situ until late last year, before making way for the final completed garden centre building, which was opened to the public on 10 March 2020.

Our engineering works included design of the structural foundations, below ground drainage and external works.

We worked alongside Barnwood Construction and architects Roberts Limbrick throughout this extensive redevelopment project which has expanded the centre footprint by 20 per cent and will create 70 new jobs in the local area.

Located on an 8 acre site, the revamped garden centre covers 11,800 sqm. Improved facilities include a 440 seat customer restaurant with outdoor terrace, a new large covered outdoor sales area, and a new car park with 346 parking spaces.

Image credits: Haskins Garden Centres


Do you need engineering input for a commercial redevelopment project?

Visit our Commercial Services page for more information or contact us to discuss your project with a member of our friendly, professional and fully-qualified engineering team.


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Acer Heights, Surrey

Acer Heights, our latest residential project for Kempton Homes Southern Ltd is now on site in Purley, Surrey. The design and build project in Riddlesdown Road will replace an existing house with a 3-storey new build block comprising nine high-quality apartments.

The building will primarily be a timber-framed superstructure on a reinforced raft foundation. The feature balconies will be cantilevered on steel framed structures.

Photo of step foundationPart of the works involved excavation of the area of the existing house to provide a formation some 1.8m below existing levels and retaining walls were therefore required along the boundary.

As it is a sloping site, retaining walls are stepped and these have been constructed with a reinforced concrete base and the stem in Stepoc blocks. This cost-effective solution removes the need for shuttering and reduces the amount of concrete to be poured on site.

We are working on the design team alongside architectural consultants DPS Sussex Limited providing full structural and civil engineering services across the project, which is due for completion in Spring 2020.

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. Annes residential housing development in Lingfield Surrey is available to view on our website here.


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 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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Access Storage, Streatham High Road

Construction of the basement levels is well underway on a new development project for Access Storage on Streatham High Road in South London.

Photo of basement constructionAn existing building was demolished at the prominent brown field site at Streatham High Road to make way for the new development, which comprises 12,961 sq m of storage space and 619 sq m of offices over 4-storeys, plus two basement levels.

The building will be a steel frame construction on piled foundations and contiguous augered piled retaining walls, with a reinforced concrete ground floor slab. The exterior will be predominantly glass and brick cladding, featuring a living green wall.

The main project contractor is Harmonix Construction, and Gyoury Self has been working alongside Richard Hopkinson Architects providing full structural and civil engineering for the project.

Construction of the basement levels is well underway and the steel frame is currently being fabricated by Nationwide Structures Ltd.


Do you need engineering for a commercial project?

Explore our Commercial Services page for more information or contact us to discuss your project with one of our highly qualified and professional engineers.

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Richard Aston becomes Partner

We are delighted to announce that Richard Aston has been promoted to Partner at Gyoury Self Partnership LLP.

Richard has been with Gyoury Self since 2004 and currently leads the Design Team at our Fareham office in Hampshire. Having worked on a wide variety of projects for many different clients over the years, he is a seasoned professional with excellent engineering skills and experience under his belt.

Although much of his work involves managing projects and liaising with clients, he also remains involved in ‘hands-on’ design input and preparation of structural schemes and calculation packages.

Richard’s notable engineering design projects include the extensive Queen Mary’s Hospital scheme in Roehampton, which involved converting the site into a large residential development, and the Bio Sciences Building for the University of Brighton.

He is currently working on a number of engineering design projects, including a new build extension at the Graylingwell Chapel in Chichester, West Sussex and the new Hythe War Memorial Hospital near Southampton for the NHS.

Richard was already a well experienced engineer when he joined Gyoury Self. He started his career within the public sector, working within the engineering departments of two local authorities in the South of England. He went on to successfully gain his Master’s degree and fully chartered status as a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Richard’s combination of engineering experience and project management skills make him an excellent addition to the Gyoury Self partners team. Going forward, we have every confidence he will make a great contribution to the continued growth and development of the company. Rick Potterton, Managing Partner


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Celebrating 40 Years of Engineering

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Gyoury Self. We are proud to have been providing structural and civil engineering services on UK-wide projects that have helped shape the built environment over the past 40 years.

Throughout the year we will be reflecting on our history, sharing new engineering projects and thanking those who have helped make it all possible.

We have created a gallery featuring some of the most memorable projects completed over the years. From loft conversions and new build family homes, through steel connection design and structural restorations, to design and build of major public and private sector development projects – we’ve done them all!

We will be sharing highlights from our project archives via our social media channels throughout 2020. If you wish to take a trip down memory lane with us, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our project gallery also serves to celebrate our association with some of the many highly-respected contractors and design partners we have worked with over the years.

Most of our work comes through repeat business and recommendation, and we appreciate that developing and maintaining long-standing relationships is crucial to our success. We will therefore be planning a series of low-key events throughout the year to show our appreciation to our industry associates, both old and new.

We wish to say a big thank you to all the customers and clients we have provided engineering services to since 1980 and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

To view our Celebrating 40 Years of Engineering project gallery, click here.


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New Drivepoint Offices, Uckfield

Construction has been completed on a new office block for Drivepoint Contractors, a civil engineering contractor based in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Photo of buildlng at nightThe 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 provided full structural and civil engineering services for the new office block, working alongside building contractors Chalmers & Co and Extended Design Architects.


Do you need engineering services for a commercial development?

Our friendly and professional engineering team is always happy to help. View our Commercial Services page for more information or Contact Us to discuss your project with an engineer.


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