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.
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.
Poplar Baths was built in the early 1930s as a bathing facility in the east end of London. The building was used as swimming baths right up until its closure in 1985, where it was subsequently used as a training centre until 1988. The site had since been vacant, and had begun to deteriorate. The historic nature of the building and its iconic interior gave rise to its Grade-II listing by English Heritage in January 2000. PEP were appointed by Guildmore in 2013 to provide a structural and civil engineering services for the refurbishment and redevelopment of Poplar Baths. The £13m development brings the building back into use as a leisure centre with swimming pool, gym, sports hall and rooftop MUGA. PEP have worked closely with English Heritage and the local authority conservation officer in order to specify sensitive repairs to the retained structural elements of the building. The project is due to be completed in summer 2016.
An independent home, fully financed by Quantum Care, it comprises two and three storey loadbearing masonry construction with precast concrete floors, trussed rafter roofs, thin-joint blockwork and areas of steel framing. The home provides 75 bedrooms plus communal facilities on a brownfield site close to Dunstable town centre.
Old foundations and underground chambers from former industrial buildings provided particular challenges to the design team, and some limited site remediation was also necessary.
The surface water drainage system for the scheme discharges to a series of traditional soakaways across the site.
The home was officially opened in June 2015.
Circus Street, Brighton
PEP are appointed as Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers by our Clients, Cathedral (Brighton) Ltd, in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton, to deliver a £80m mixed-use PPP regeneration scheme.
The scheme will include 140 homes, 485 student apartments, 4200m² office space, a library building for University of Brighton, new facilities for South East Dance to be built on the old Municipal Market site, just off Grand Parade.
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.