BSF Consulting Engineers were commissioned to provide both structural and civil (drainage) designs for new office facilities to be provided within an existing portal framed structure.
The new offices were constructed from timber frame within the existing structure and included large open plan offices on both ground and first floors with minimal structural supports, the remaining area was divided up between offices, meeting rooms and staff facilities.
Timber frame was chosen to minimise the loading onto the existing slab and steel framing was introduced to allow for the clear open spaced offices and to support the plant room at first floor.
New drainage was designed to allow for new facilities to be installed. Externally, new parking was designed, complete with new concrete hardstanding where required. New lighting was provided with supporting calculations.