Realising the client’s vision is always key with structural engineering retail and leisure projects
Everything Has To Be Individually Considered
The challenge of structural engineering with retail and leisure projects is that everything has to be individually considered; buildings vary in age, existing structural design features, locations are hugely varied, and the constraints can be very tight. We also understand the need for continuation of trade during any refurbishment works including phase works and have worked on many large projects that remained open to the public during expansion and refurbishment. We can work closely with the client and all associated parties to ensure that this happens safely.
Because of the nature of retail and leisure projects, clients will usually have a clear vision and aesthetic in mind and we work closely with the architects and interior designs to ensure their beautiful designs can and will work structurally.
Our use of digital construction design technology means we can model and put forward a variety of structural forms for consideration for a project, which will be compliant with relevant design standards and legislation but will respect the overall aesthetic.
With these projects we understand that the priority of structural form is about how it looks not how it behaves, and we are happy to work collaboratively to ensure that we find a solution that works for the client, combining an efficient use of materials with creative design resulting in a compliant and attractive finished project.
Our leisure projects have included remedial work on school sports halls and local authority leisure centres as well as privately run swimming pools, hotels and restaurants. The use of leading-edge technology and our collaborative approach enables us to deliver retail and leisure projects within tight deadlines.
Part of our ethos is to deliver sustainable solutions where possible within our designs; a big advantage for developers or retailers looking to minimise their projects environmental impact on the local area.
Call us today to discuss your project on 01993 225085