CIVIL & STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS
Working in leisure, retail, commercial, industrial, residential, educational and healthcare market sectors
CIVIL & STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS
With project values ranging from £2 million to £250 million
CIVIL & STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS
Specialising in Structural Design, Highway and Infrastructure Design, Drainage Design, Flood Risk Assessments, Earthworks, BIM and 3D visualisation
Our design philosophy, evolved through experience, has always been to produce inventive and cost effective engineering solutions in compliance with ISO9001, with full recognition of any limitations imposed by the design brief.
With our refined standards, processes and workflows we can provide our client with accurate information to allow cost and programme certainty throughout the design stage.
With BIM fully integrated into our design and draughting process, our highly experienced team of design engineers and technicians can deliver projects on time, within the budget and provide a service that is over and above what is expected.
St Laurence Drive, WormleyCARE
St Laurence Drive, Wormley
A joint venture project between Quantum Care and Hertfordshire County Council to provide elderly persons and dementia care for the local area. The home occupies a derelict school site immediately alongside the ‘New River’ which provides drinking water to London.
This home provides more radical architecture than previous examples for Quantum Care. The front communal area adopts a curved façade with zinc cladding and clerestory style windows, while the main bedroom area beyond has a more traditional feel to blend in with nearby housing. The building is arranged over two storeys, with the front section adopting a full steel frame while the bedroom areas utilise traditional loadbearing masonry construction with precast concrete floors and a combination of precast concrete and trussed rafter roofs.
As part of the project PEP have had to design and detail a significant length of new access road, both to serve the care home and an adjacent future residential site. There is also a requirement for off-site drainage installation works.
The home will provide 75 bedrooms, plus two specialist bariatric care suites, and is being fully detailed and coordinated in BIM.
Bericot Way, Welwyn Garden CityCARE
Bericot Way, Welwyn Garden City
A joint venture project between Quantum Care and Hertfordshire County Council to provide elderly persons and dementia care for the local area. The home occupies an area of former open space within an existing housing estate.
The building comprises two and three storey traditional loadbearing masonry construction, with precast concrete floors and a combination of precast concrete and trussed rafter roofs. In addition there are substantial areas of steel framing extending to roof level within the central core area, and a number of steel framed balconies. The building sits in an area liable to solution features, and consequently foundations have been substantially reinforced and designed to span over potential future voids.
The on-site drainage scheme discharges to the public sewer network via a hydrobrake flow control, resulting in the requirement for a substantial volume of cellular storage crates below the parking area.
The 75 bedroom home is required to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.
Garden City Court, LetchworthCARE
Garden City Court, Letchworth
A joint venture project between Quantum Care and Hertfordshire County Council to provide elderly persons and dementia care for the local area. The home occupies a derelict school site off the Whiteway.
Comprising two and three storey traditional loadbearing masonry construction, with precast concrete floors and a combination of precast concrete and trussed rafter roofs. Substantial areas of steel framing were required at ground floor level due to the requirement for various cantilevers and overhangs above. As the site is below the adjacent public highway it was necessary to install a significant sheet pile retaining wall, over 150m long, with a retained height of up to 5m.
The on-site drainage scheme incorporated various SuDS features including permeable paving, cellular storage crates, hydrobrake flow control devices and a large landscaped swale.
The 75 bedroom home achieved BREEAM excellent and was officially opened in October 2015.
Poplar Baths ResidentialRESIDENTIAL
Poplar Baths Residential
Poplar Baths Residential occupies a small site formerly occupied by a sports court, residential garages and an electric sub-station. Development of the site by Guildmore commenced in 2013 as part of the Poplar Baths development which included the neighbouring listed Poplar Baths building. The ten storey residential tower block was constrained in height and the absolute minimum floor to floor dimensions were achieved via a 225mm thick reinforced concrete flat slab. The reinforced concrete frame supported by piled foundations was developed sitting over a part basement and concrete attenuation tank. The site is in close proximity to the Docklands Light Railway with associated design constraints.
The new neighbourhood, Ninewells, on the outskirts of Cambridge is a collection of 162 contemporary, high specification prestige family homes and apartments and a number of affordable homes.
PEP were appointed as structural engineers for the entire project as well as a substantial amount of infrastructure works.
The builds were a mixture of traditional load bearing masonry builds with precast upper floors to provide large open plan living spaces.
Priestmead Primary School, HarrowEDUCATION
Priestmead Primary School, Harrow
The existing three form entry Priestmead primary school was constructed in the 1930’s and extended in the 1950’s, the school buildings are in poor condition and are generally not fit for purpose. A new school building will be provided providing for four form entry, 26 full time equivalent nursery spaces and specialist 12 pupil capacity ASD unit. The new building will be arranged over three floors, comprising of a main hall, small hall, studio and kitchen. Once complete this will allow the old school building to be demolished to provide soft landscaped area. Piling works are due to commerce early in the new year.
Chapel Close, CliftonCIVILS
Chapel Close, Clifton
Chapel close consists of 11 high quality 3 to 5 bed homes in the second phase of a small cul-de-sac development in Clifton, Bedfordshire. PEP acted as the civil and structural design Engineers, including private and adoptable drainage, as well as adoptable Highway turning head and associated drainage.
Arla Infrastructure, AylesburyCIVILS
Arla Infrastructure, Aylesbury
As part of Arla’s construction of their new £100m dairy facility near Aylesbury, PEP undertook the design of the adoptable spine roads on site, as well as the offsite Highway upgrades. This included the widening of College Road, and the conversion of two sets of mini roundabouts to signalised junctions, within Aylesbury to facilitate supply traffic.
St. Marks Square, BromleyCOMMERCIAL, LEISURE, MIXED USE, RESIDENTIAL
St. Marks Square, Bromley
McLaren Construction has commenced the basement works of the proposed mixed used development in Bromley. Completion of the commercial element is due in Winter 2016 and the residential in 2017. The development is said to provide 200 more jobs to the area and attract £200million added value to the local economy in the next 10 years.
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26th August 2016
At PEP, we are continually pushing to streamline our design and drafting processes. One area we have been focusing of late is the interface between our structural and drainage information. From a structural perspective we have a very effective and efficient bi-directional workflow between our design software, Tekla Structural Designer (previously CSC Fastrak / Orion) and our … Continued
20th May 2016
A team of PEP Engineers successfully climbed to the summit of the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. The team were lucky enough to climb on one of 40 days in the year when the summit was clear . A very well done to all the team that took part and above all thanks to … Continued
23rd February 2016
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