Latest news and views from Pro Structures

We’re pleased to have added five new case studies to the collection – and indeed, proud of our work on these varied and interesting schemes:

  • Patchway Community Centre – two-storey extension for pre-school and community spaces
  • Beach Road West, Portishead – a beautiful re-imagining of a traditional family home
  • Anton’s Corner, Bishopsworth – eight new homes ready for occupancy
  • The Shant, Kingswood – former pub to make way for ten new homes
  • Morley House – extension and adaptations to a care home for adults with learning disabilities


Do click to read more, and we would like to thank our clients for their ongoing support.

Great to see that our completed Pembroke Road, Shirehampton scheme for Alliance Homes to provide 16 new affordable units has been shortlisted in two categories – Transformation and Residential Development – at the Bristol Property Awards.

Our design to replace the existing second floor with a lightweight alternative made it both easier and more cost-effective in build terms. Meanwhile, we also worked with Alliance on designs for of a new 3-storey apartment building situated on adjacent land.

A great scheme to have been involved in with a positive and collaborative approach taken by all of the project team.

Barton Willmore
Alliance Homes Group
Speller Metcalfe

This truly complex job, recently completed, involved the redesign and extension of a traditional family home, including cutting into the hillside to expand the existing single garage into a double one, which now reaches partly under the house. We were proud to work with Andrew Minto Architecture and Cornerstone Construction, and needless to say the client was delighted – wouldn’t you be? (We are now all moving in…)

It gives us great pleasure to sponsor our local primary school’s virtual (plastic-free) balloon race, at a time when schools are unable to host fund-raising events :). Happy Friday everyone!


We are thrilled to have carried out a crucial dynamic analysis assessment for the retractable seating arrangements for this brand spanking new sports centre, due to open its doors very soon!

This work was carried out for our valued client, Audience Systems Ltd.

Check out this video (our bit is shown between approx 1 min – 1 min 12). How cool will that be, when spectator sport can actually happen again?

PRO Structures is proud to have designed major structural adaptations to refurbish and extend this property, previously a residential care home for adults with learning disabilities.  It will be converted for use as supported living accommodation, which will involve changing the layout, adjusting floor levels for accessibility and removing the existing internal staircases, while the extension forms a new load bearing masonry enclosure for the staircase plus lift.

This fascinating scheme started on site in July 2020 and the refurbished facility will house six residents with a learning disability in one-bedroom flats.

Sainsbury’s glazing, a pub conversion in Chepstow, and a residential development over a railway line

Sainsbury’s Bradley Stoke – we are currently working on verification designs for the structural glazing on this new store, taking into account the mullion, transom and fixing brackets back to the main structure. Our client is Advanced Automotive Access Ltd.
Bridge Inn, Bridge Street, Chepstow – we are currently completing our sub- and superstructure design for 2 detached town houses needing piled foundations, with traditional load-bearing masonry walls, plus timber flooring and roofing, for client Mr Gerry Andrews.
Searle Court Avenue – our substructure design work is about to start in accordance with network rail requirements on this site in Brislington for Highridge Construction, as the west coast main line passes at great depth under part of the site. The development will comprise 9 two-storey detached and semi-detached houses.

  Patchway Community Centre and Frenchay Cricket Club Pavilion

We have recently designed a 2-storey extension to Patchway Community Centre, top left, which will incorporate extra accommodation for an existing pre-school on the ground floor and a new community space on the first floor, as well as a new entrance lobby and refurbishments to the existing community centre. The revised submission has just gone out to tender.

Meanwhile, we are on the cusp of completing the civil and structural tender design for a new pavilion for Frenchay Cricket Club, top right.

The Shant

This former pub has now been demolished to make way for 10 semi-detached plots which will be built into two-storey private homes for Highridge Construction. We are proud to have provided the reinforced concrete substructure design, working with GeoTesting Services Ltd to ensure that the foundations can bridge over potential 2m wide voids on a site historically associated with mining.

7a Bell Hill

This three-storey building comprising 4 one- and two-bedroom apartments, for which we also designed the substructure elements, is now half built. Our client on this scheme is Nelson Developments and is scheduled to be completed in November.

PRO Structures was delighted to provide Hawkfield Homes with the structural design for this superb development of eight family homes offering spacious accommodation in South Bristol.

Built and finished to the highest of standards, these 3-storey family homes have now been released for sale – ready for when the housing market can start to move again!