Location: Shirehampton, Bristol
Project value: £1.8m
Scope: Internal modifications to create residential accommodation plus new build design at 31-35 High Street and 24 Pembroke Road, Shirehampton
Services Provided: Non-lead civil and structural engineering consultancy services
Change of use to create 10 new apartments plus a new build in Shirehampton
Our client, social housing provider Alliance Property Care, who own and manage around 6,500 homes in the South West, asked us to modify an existing 3-storey commercial building to provide an additional lightweight 2nd floor while changing the 1st and 2nd floors, currently made up of offices and a break-out area, into 10 residential apartments. The ground floor remains in use as a Job Centre, which Alliance currently leases out.
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 provided Alliance with designs for a new 3-storey apartment building situated on adjacent land at 24 Pembroke Road, Shirehampton.
Barton Willmore, the UK’s leading independent planning and design consultancy, was the architectural lead on both designs, and we undertook the civil and structural engineering consultancy design services on each project. The contractor was Speller Metcalfe.
Completed: June 2020.
PRO Structures’ work involved:
- Civil engineering design
- Structural engineering design
- Site inspections and visits to view exposed existing building structural elements
- Client, architect and contractor liaison