THE PRO STRUCTURES BLOG SPOT

Here’s a selection of our news and top stories, and projects we have been especially proud of over the years.

Morley House adaptations completed for Freeways Trust

Morley House adaptations completed for Freeways Trust

Congratulations to the team at #AngusMeekArchitects and #Freeways on completion of this beautiful project. PRO Structures was privileged to have provided the civil and structural engineering design for both the adaptations and the extension. Jacinta O’Shea, project...

Flying high!

Flying high!

We are sooooo excited! PRO Structures is going to be helping St Helen's CE Primary School in Alveston to create a.... READING PLANE! The school has a longstanding relationship with Airbus and Bristol's aviation history, and to commemorate this, a disused aircraft...

Anton’s Corner shortlisted for Insider SW Award

Anton’s Corner shortlisted for Insider SW Award

We are thrilled to announce that our work on Antons Corner, Bishopsworth, has been shortlisted for an Insider SW Residential Property award, in the small developments category. We provided #HawkfieldHomes with the structural design for this superb development of eight...

Something to celebrate in 2021

Something to celebrate in 2021

Happy New Year! We are delighted - and not a little relieved! - to be able to say that now there is positive news in terms of the Covid vaccine we have all been waiting for, and certainty at least with regard to Brexit, that our order book is filling fast. One of our...

Five new case studies

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...

Awards shortlist for Pembroke Road, Shirehampton

Awards shortlist for Pembroke Road, Shirehampton

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...

Beach Road West, Portishead – a joy to behold

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...

On the drawing board!

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...

Commercial Developments Underway

  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...

And…. we’re back!

And…. we’re back!

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have reopened our offices today, in a safe and distanced way, with some extra hygiene and distancing precautions in place. It is so very nice to to be able to see our team face to face after three long months 🙂

PRO Structures Dream Team Tour de Bristol 2020

Once more PRO Structures sets off on this beautiful, challenging and epic journey to raise money to help patients and their families struggling with cancer. This year, Luke and Vitali (who valiantly suppressed their need for speed by staying with Jenni on the 65k...

PRO Structures wins at the BUILD! Awards

   We are proud to announce that we have been awarded 'Best Structural Engineering Consultancy SME - South West England' in the 2020 Home Builder Awards, proudly hosted for the fourth year by BUILD! This is for our work on a bespoke detached mansion on Southfield...

New recruit on board

New recruit on board

We are delighted to welcome Pierluigi Cipriani to PRO Structures, who joins us with a couple of years' post-graduate experience in both architecture and structural design, and will be invaluable in helping with the vast amount of work we have on at the moment....

Spotlight on our latest 3D modelling projects

With Union House coming up to completion - a disused 1970s office building in Trowbridge where we have used 3D modelling to design a new storey on both the front and rear elevations to create 15 new apartments - we are expanding our BIM capability and are delighted to...

PRO Structures goes multi-disciplinary!

We are delighted to finally be able to announce that we can now offer a fuller range of services, including M+E design in partnership with King Shaw Associates, as well as more civils capability and BIM. Additionally, for a while now we have been offering change of...

… And they’re off!

… And they’re off!

So on a wild and windy day in March, the PRO Structures Dream Team came together outside the office for the first time, with a training ride planned from Bristol-Portishead-Clevedon (48k) on the 16th. We are so proud of all of them. It's in aid of the St Peter's...

Ultramarathon Legend

Ultramarathon Legend

We are feeling incredibly proud of our engineer Vitalijus, who completed the gruelling 74km Green Man ultramarathon around Bristol in 9 1/2 hours last Saturday. We are pleased to report that he can still walk, though he's put his running shoes away for a week or so...

Launching the PRO Structures Dream Team!

Launching the PRO Structures Dream Team!

We're proud to announce that PRO Structures has just launched it's inaugural fundraiser for charity - Luke, Vitali and Jenni will be cycling 65 very hilly kilometres in April in aid of St Peter's Hospice. Jenni is especially grateful to the lads for volunteering to...

Focus on tree preservation: design in a pine grove

Focus on tree preservation: design in a pine grove

Tall Pines, Henbury Road This project may otherwise have been an ordinary scheme, to design a garage. However, the site in question is located in a tree preservation area, with the main house built in grounds containing numerous protected trees. The site for the...

Wells Pets Veterinary Practice opens to the public

PRO Structures is thrilled to announce the completion of a new £400,000 vet’s practice called Wells Vets, which opened its doors to local pet owners on 1st October. This state of the art steel portal frame single storey practice consists of a reception area, waiting...

Structural design for glazed façades

Structural design for glazed façades

Working for Ridgeway in Bath, London and Avonmouth A major mixed-use 2.2 acre mixed use development on London’s Caledonian Road is well underway for Ridgeway Glazing, one of our major clients in this field. We have also been working with them on several other schemes...

New on Site

A new-build apartment block in Bedminster; a conversion/new build for Alliance Property Care in Shirehampton, and an ICF home in Henleaze Piling is due to start this week at 48-52 Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster. This new 3-storey, 2,800 sq ft residential block which will...

New on the Drawing Board: Change of Use

New on the Drawing Board: Change of Use

Generating new housing in Bishopsworth and Trowbridge We have recently won several schemes of interest, including structural design for the conversion of the old Bishopsworth Police Station into eight new terraced and detached houses, for Hawkfield Homes – change of...

New Build in Stonehouse for Redrow

PRO Structures is proud to have won the structural design tender for 130 plots of new build and affordable homes at Redrow (SW)’s Stonehouse Phase 2 (Area H21) development in Stroud; our work is due to begin this autumn.

Welcoming our new Degree Apprentice

Welcoming our new Degree Apprentice

PRO Structures would like to extend a warm welcome to our new degree apprentice, Luke Rearden. Luke joins us fresh from obtaining both A'Levels and a BTEC Level 3 in engineering design, and will be studying for a BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UWE...

GDPR – update

GDPR – update

We have sent the following update to all our contacts, and a copy of our revised privacy policy is available on request... We're aware you will have had your inbox clogged these last few weeks with emails about GDPR compliance - which is, despite the pain involved for...

Branching into D+B

Branching into D+B

We are thrilled to be working with D+B firm BJ Campbell on the design for a new veterinary practice in Thornbury. It is currently being built, and the steel portal frame work has just been completed. The single storey practice will consist of a reception area, waiting...

Public Sector opportunities- Curo and UWE Estates

In an exciting new development for PRO Structures, we are proud to have been appointed to assist Curo, who manage housing stock for B&NES, and UWE's Estates Department. Curo, a housing association and house-builder based in Bath, manages over 13,000 homes and is...

New village for Redrow – 69 new homes near Stroud

We're proud to have completed the structural design for 69 new homes for Redrow (SW) in Nupend, near Stroud - around half of which have needed piled foundations due to tree preservation requirements. The new dwellings will be 3-4 bedrooms as well as a statutory amount...

Leaping into the new season with Spring Homes

Leaping into the new season with Spring Homes

Construction is now complete on a bespoke detached mansion on Southfield Road for Spring Homes on the site of the former tennis courts adjacent to Redmaids School in Westbury on Trym in North Bristol. The beautiful dwelling (below), which boasts five bedrooms and an...

And… we’re in!

And… we’re in!

PRO Structures celebrated the new year with an office move, and it's truly wonderful to have the space to grow - and a properly working kitchen! With thanks to all our clients and suppliers who have helped us get where we are now, and wishing you all good things for...

New student intern joins PRO Structures

We are delighted to welcome our latest student intern, Petra Penkavova, who joins us from UWE where she is studying Architecture and the Built Environment. She has already gained valuable experience with Prime Construction, and a firm called Specialised Design and...

Easton Mosque dome and extension complete

Easton Mosque dome and extension complete

Bristol’s biggest mosque now boasts a domed extension in the courtyard of the former church hall where it is based, having commissioned a two-storey extension to cope with growing numbers of worshippers. PRO Structures was delighted to provide structural...

A warm welcome to our new starter!

PRO Structures is delighted to extend a warm welcome to our latest starter, graduate engineer Antonio Meo. He comes to us from Wintech, where he spent the past 2 1/2 years working as a facade engineer on steel member, portal frame and lantern design. His experience...

New case studies! From Easton Mosque to the Glos FA

We hope you'll be interested in taking a peek at our updated case studies pages, showcasing some of our latest projects. Freshly added schemes include a domed expansion for Easton Mosque; a training facility for the Glos FA; Phase 2 of our work for Redrow at Lawrence...

Welcome to our new graduate!

PRO Structures would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new graduate engineer, Oliver Harris, who graduated recently from Plymouth University. This is his first position since leaving University, and he will be assisting our team on a range of schemes while...

Graduate Structural Engineer Needed!

Competitive salary and benefits We are expanding rapidly at the moment, with an exciting and growing workload both here and overseas. To help us exceed our clients’ expectations, we are recruiting a graduate structural engineer to join our small but dedicated and...

Season’s Greetings and a December update

Season’s Greetings and a December update

With 2016 drawing to a close, and most people’s minds moving to the holidays, we just wanted to share a brief update and also take a moment to thank our clients and suppliers for their support this year. It has been a busy, change-driven year for us, seeing our staff...

New student placement joins the company

We'd like to extend a hearty welcome to our new student placement, Martin Georgiev, who joins us for a Year in Industry placement from UWE. Martin is taking a year out from his B Eng in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and he previously studied at a specialist...

Are we ready for tall timber?

Due for completion in November this year, a 14-storey luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world’s tallest timber-framed multi-family project at 49 meters (160 feet) breaking the current record holder – Melbourne’s Forté building – which...

Brexit – bad news for the construction sector

We all woke up to a changed world on Friday, with some celebrating and others (I must admit, ourselves included) plunged into despair. This isn't the place for personal views, but I'd like to repost this article from The Guardian on the likely impact of Brexit on our...

How we work… in more detail!

We've added a few more pages to our site, focusing on the different ways we work with architects, developers and specialist consultants. For fuller information, have a browse, and meanwhile we have also added new case studies on Shipley Road (residential CLT timber...

Okebourne Road wins at the LABC Awards!

Okebourne Road wins at the LABC Awards!

PRO Structures, together with Birmingham-based architects Daniel Hurd Associates, were highly commended at this year's LABC Building Excellence Awards for their work at Verbena Court, Okebourne Road, Bristol - a development of four high-spec new homes built on the...

Cross-laminate timber – the faster, greener way

Cross-laminate timber – the faster, greener way

Cross-laminated timber is the product most likely to keep people in the structural steel and concrete business awake at night. Known simply as CLT, small timber sections are formed into large structural panels that are light, stable and very strong. As well as lending...

Breaking ground at Bushy Park

Breaking ground at Bushy Park

            Piling has been completed and building work will shortly be breaking ground at Bushy Park, a development of five exclusive town houses with a build cost of £1.25m in Totterdown, Bristol. The houses will all be four-storey,...

Rabbit out of the hat for the construction industry

Rabbit out of the hat for the construction industry

Whether it was, as various opposition commentators claim, an autumn statement which resorted to 'smoke and mirrors' to deal with the budget deficit yesterday, the construction industry as a whole can breathe a collective sigh of relief over the implications for our...

New offices at 1 Harbury Road!

New offices at 1 Harbury Road!

We're thrilled to announce our move to new, proprietary offices at 1 Harbury Road, Henleaze BS9 4PN. It's fantastic to have our own space to grow in, as well as being able to offer easier access and parking than in our old Hotwells office. We're planning a launch...

New members of the team!

New members of the team!

PRO Structures is delighted to welcome its new graduate engineer, Vitalijus Kovas, to the team. He joined us in May this year. Jenni O'Connor has also returned from maternity leave to work part time as our new Business Services Director, and Astrid, Elvis and Eric...

Oakdene under construction

Our third luxury development of five bespoke villas for Charlcombe Homes is on site, with the substructure finished and the superstructure underway. It is located close to their previous schemes, Crown Hill and Lansdown Ridge, which have both been completed and their...

New development at 317 Wells Road

PRO Structures has been appointed the structural engineer for this new residential development of six 1- and 2-bedroom apartments on the corner of Wells Road and Redcatch Road in Knowle, Bristol. Design is about to start.

Worral Road extension and alterations completed

We were particularly happy with this beautiful kitchen extension and internal alterations, whose structural design we carried out on behalf of Homeworx. The room had previously been divided by a wall which blocked out the light and made it seem dark and gloomy. There...

New contract with Persimmon Homes Wessex

We are thrilled to have won a new contract to provide structural engineering design for 51 new units on a sloping site in Royal Wootton Bassett. Construction started last September, and the foundations are now around 60% complete.  

PRO Structures wins at the LABC Awards

Another win for our team! We’re delighted to announce that one of our major clients, Charlcombe Homes, won ‘Best Small Housing Development’ in the 2013 LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards. This was for Ensleigh Lodge, their first development of bespoke mansions...

Third consecutive scheme won with Charlcombe Homes

Our third luxury development of five bespoke villas for Charlcombe Homes, Oakdene, has started on site, close to their previous schemes, Crown Hill and Lansdown Ridge (pictured), which have both been completed and their lucky owners taken up residence! We are...

PRO Structures wins at Design Bristol Awards

Two schemes for which we acted as structural engineering consultant have won at the Design Bristol Awards, announced in May – one in the ‘Best Housing – Small Developer (1-10 Units)’ category, and the other in the ‘Best Domestic Extension category’. The scheme winning...

Archived Posts

May 2013 – Crown Hill on the way up This luxury development of five bespoke villas for Charlcombe Homes is well underway, with superstructure shell and core 60% complete as we enter May. This follows the successful completion of their Lansdown Ridge project, where...