Proposed rear elevation at 25 Upper Belgrave Road
Location: Clifton, Bristol
Project value: £350,000
Scope: Structural design for both internal and external superstructure loadpaths
Services Provided: Structural engineering services
Internal and external modifications to a listed building
This Georgian building has a listed front elevation and the client wishes to change all of the internal floor plans. This led to an interesting design brief, as we needed to work closely with both the architect and contractor to modify both the internal and external superstructure load paths in order to meet the client’s needs, while respecting the listed façade and historical nature of the building.
As a result, PRO Structures has designed new steel frames, both internally and externally (for the rear elevation), to maintain the building’s stability and structural integrity without compromising the aesthetics. On site investigations also uncovered an original Georgian vaulted brickwork potable water storage tank under the building which is now going to be converted into a wine cellar for the client.
Projected completion: October 2017
PRO Structures’ work involved:
- Structural engineering element design
- Site visits to examine exposed structural elements
- Project manager and contractor liaison