Our experienced structural teams work together in delivering a seamless approach to the project’s engineering needs. At the forefront of complex 3D modelling and detailing, we challenge ourselves on a daily basis. Our teams provide creative and cost-effective solutions allied with an acute awareness of site pressures.
Opened in June 2019, Meadow Café is a purpose-built eatery in Central Park Plymouth with a wildflower roof, a large amount of glazing and canopy-covered external seating. The Café is the flagship project of the overall Central Park improvement works. The building is curved on plan and constructed in timber and masonry with exposed bolted connections to the main structural timber members. The lintels to the curved walls were carefully detailed to use standard sections where possible with cut plate forming the curves rather than the more expensive option of bending the entire section.
Jubb provided the Civil Engineering services including external levels & finishes and the drainage system. Due to the use of a wildflower roof, no further flow control or surface water attenuation systems were required by the Lead Local Flood Authority or South West Water.
Jubb provided Structural and Civil Engineering services to Plymouth City Council during the initial designs and where novated to the Design and Build Contractor for the final design.
Jubb helped drive the Woodgate Road scheme from consultation through to securing planning permission working closely with our client and the Local Authority (Cornwall County Council) in order to provide a scheme that was acceptable both for adoption and to the end client/user. This included providing connectivity to the local area and dealing successfully with various site constraints. Some of which included site sensitive tree species with Tree Preservation Orders, sympathetic lighting design across the site and boundaries to maintain bat corridors and maintain where possible existing hedge lines across the site to minimise ecological impact. Following planning approval Jubb were employed to provide civil and structural design on a “Design & Build” contract to take the project to completion. The Woodgate Road development consists of 40 mixed open market and social housing dwellings in the market town of Liskeard. Whilst a relatively small development, the project had its share of civil and structural problems to overcome. Due to existing topography it was essential to try and balance cut & fill to reduce cart away costs and provide earth stabilisation solutions to the bottom boundary and pump station.
Jubb provided full civils design along with flood risk assessments, ground investigation reports and a travel plan in support of the Planning Application.
Jubb were appointed to provide specialist land remediation advice along with detailed civil and structural engineering input for a new 250 unit residential site in Sittingbourne. Historically, parts of the site were a former gas works with the remainder forming a precast yard for Milton Pipe. Consequently, the land was underlain by significant ground contamination and required extensive remediation of in situ soils and ground water plus residual risk management measures to dwellings and garden spaces. The engineering challenges of the scheme were complex, and Jubb was instrumental in developing cost effective solutions to the constraints posed by contamination, difficult topography, boundary constraints and spatial constraints.
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This new two-storey primary school is located adjacent to the Gateways to the Valley’s secondary school. The school will accommodate infant’s pupils, juniors, nursery children and local community facilities for the adjoining sports fields.
The Wilder Street development is located in St Paul’s, an area to the north-east of Bristol City Centre.
The reinforced concrete 7-storey building will house 348 student bedrooms with commercial space and support services at ground floor. The conservation, restoration and re-use of the Grade II Listed Building, No.25 Wilder Street, will also form part of the development.
Jubb have undertaken a detailed structural review of the listed building and its inaction with the new, to ensure that its integrity is maintained. The new concrete frame will abut up to No.25 with cantilevered foundations and lightweight wall construction. The concrete frame will be founded on piled foundations to limit differential settlement and to minimise spoil removal from site.
This 17-storey reinforced concrete building is located within the London Borough of Brent close to Wembley stadium. The building will accommodate 283 high quality student bedrooms with active commercial units at the ground floor.
The structural arrangement was carefully considered to avoid a 10m deep, 1.2 diameter foul truck sewer crossing the site. A detailed three-dimensional survey was undertaken to accurately map the sewers location. Jubb then undertook a detailed ground engineering analysis of the proposed development to ensure the optimum piled foundation solution was adopted and no load was transferred to the sewer.
The project comprises the demolition of the existing site building and the redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed-use development comprising of up to 333 residential units, a retail food store and flexible space. Building heights ranging between 3 and 16 storeys, with associated parking and landscaping, with all necessary ancillary and enabling works.
The chosen structural solution is insitu concrete flat slab with blade columns. The inclusion of a large retail store at ground level restricting the cores reaching ground level has required careful engineering to enable the lateral loading and large vertical loads to be transferred around the retail space. The development has a landscaped podium level allowing access to all blocks at 2nd floor level. Because of the high density on the site parking is also provided at ground floor level which has driven the column layout at ground floor. This requires the introduction of localised and in some locations more extensive transfer structures.
Regeneration of the Old Imperial Buildings at Trade Street south of Cardiff Central Station. This 100-apartment scheme has the capacity to regenerate a forgotten quarter of Cardiff and create a new micro-community within a highly sustainable location. Commercial units at ground floor will help to create a dynamic street-scene.
The one to two-bedroom apartments, known as Brickworks, are expected to be ready for occupancy in Autumn 2018. The scheme will complete the existing industrial surroundings with a new build warehouse style development behind a retained façade incorporating a pair of Victorian Villas.
A unit suitable for retail, café/restaurant and other commercial uses will also be provided, together with 45 parking spaces.
The project comprises the addition of new residential apartment block, to this vast brown field development by Berkeley Homes at Kidbrooke in SE London.
Block B contains 101 apartments across 25 floors. The level below ground provide allocated car parking for the residents with lifts to the residential levels. We have been appointed to provide the structural and civil elements for this landmark project. Complexity of the structure is driven by competing floor layouts, stepping facades limited depth of London Clay in which to found the building and artesian well ground water conditions.
BIM through SCIA 3D modelling system and the sharing of electronic models of the building has enabled a simplification to the structural form of this complex structure to achieve the Planning representations, reducing expensive and space consuming transfer structures. Careful negotiations were also undertaken regarding a foundation solution within the sensitivity of a major aquifer.
The Home Park Redevelopment Masterplan will see the delivery of a mixed-use development around the home of Plymouth Argyle. This includes the redevelopment of the Mayflower Grandstand, including increased seating capacity and conferencing facilities.
The proposals also include mixed-use development at Home Park and the Western Gateway Site, which includes a range of uses such as the Mayflower Ice Arena and a 116-bed hotel.
Jubb were responsible for the transport planning, structural engineering and flood risk & drainage aspects of this project.
Key challenges resolved by Jubb involved the preparation of the Heads of Terms for an Event Management Plan to facilitate large conferencing events at Home Park, as well as the redesign of the neighbouring Park & Ride car park to maximise capacity and cater for the additional parking demand of the development proposals.”
Major Harbourside redevelopment of the historically important Barbican area in Plymouth. The project involved the construction of some 300 prestige apartments, retail units and offices up to 9 storey heights.
Jubb provided full Civil, Structural, Highway and Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy Services as well as providing the Flood Risk Assessment for the development site to PPG25 requirements, and the Environment Agency’s approval and also incorporate the Archaeologist’s requirements for protecting buried artefacts of particular historical interest in the design of the substructure and drainage works
Development of the former Wimbledon Football Club ground presented the Architect with an opportunity to create a modern high-rise development in an attractive riverside setting.
The development includes undercroft and basement parking, landscaped podiums, private and affordable accommodation, a community centre, doctor’s surgery, retail areas and restaurants.
The basement was cut up to 4m deep into the London Clay sub-soil with open excavation allowing traditional reinforced concrete retaining walls and raft foundations to be used with anchor piles to resist groundwater uplift.
As part of Welcome Break’s rolling programme of redevelopment and refurbishment of their suite of Service Stations across the country, Sarn Services, off the M4 Junction 36, will have a new Reception and parking facilities.
The existing dated facilities will be demolished and replaced with a new 4000 sq.ft amenity building housing Burger King, Starbucks, WH Smith, gaming and bathroom facilities with supported staffing areas. In addition to the new amenity building a new 4000m2 car park with Starbucks Drive-Thru facilities and 5000m2 lorry and bus parking will be provided to compliment the pre-existing petrol filling station.
The community of Seaton has worked with the local authorities (East Devon District, Devon County and Seaton Town councils) and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team to develop a visitor centre for Seaton, to reap the benefits from the town’s unique location as a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Axe Estuary Wetlands.
The three linked pods are constructed of steel frames supporting SIP panels to the walls and roof creating large exhibition spaces and a restaurant.
The project involved the construction of a new restaurant and kitchen facilities within an existing timber and steel framed structure all of which spanned over a live transatlantic fibre optic cables.
The project attracted a lot of media attention and had to be designed and completed on site within a very tight 3-month contract period.
This new Pavilion Project completes the final phase of major development at Somerset County Cricket Club. The work required the demolition of the Old Pavilion, St. James Building /Deane Suites, and Ancillary Buildings to facilitate the construction of the new Somerset Pavilion.
The project provides a first class facility for Members, Spectators, and Visitors to enjoy domestic cricket, and enables the Somerset Pavilion to be used to generate commercial revenue from non-cricket related activity. The facility also allows Somerset County Cricket Club to meet the technical specifications for International Cricket in combination with other ground improvement works.
The project comprised of a new 1650 seat grand stand, restaurant, retail outlet, office areas, conference & media facilities, roof top terrace and feature canopy structure. The main frames were formed from hot rolled steel works with hollow core plank floors, and precast stadia elements for the seating areas. The ground conditions required a deep foundation solution, therefore piles were utilised in combination with ground beams and a suspended ground floor slab.
The project was designed using 3D analysis (Building Designer) software and detailed in REVIT.
Jubb were commissioned by The National Marine Aquarium Trust to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services on this £15 million Aquarium, Scientific and Visitors Complex.
The works included Europe’s deepest aquarium tank, visitors’ attraction centre and offices.
Holme Lacy House Hotel is a luxury 350-bedroom Country Hotel development set in landscaped gardens, centred around an elegant Georgian Grade 1 Listed country mansion dating from the 17th Century.
Jubb were appointed by Warner Holidays for the extensive refurbishment of the main house and the addition of a new Conference Theatre/Cinema facility, a 230-bedroom block and a covered swimming pool with spa, sauna and steam rooms.
The key to the success of this project was our close collaboration with English Heritage to agree the extent and details of the required work well before the contractor began on site and the addressing of all issues which arose during the works, with quickly arranged site meetings to discuss and agree the best way forward.
First opened in June 1900, this Grade II Listed Building takes pride of place on the headland overlooking Fistral beach in Newquay. The hotel is steeped in history, becoming a WW2 RAF hospital and in the 80’s used as the set for the film The Witches.
Jubb were appointed as the Engineers for the project to extensively remodel the hotel’s leisure and conference facilities. The overall project spread over seven phases, with a year on year staggered build programme. The works include a spa and leisure facility within the existing basement, a new outdoor swimming pool to the north of the hotel, an underground car park to the east and a subterranean conference facility to the south of the hotel.
The Deep is a landmark Millennium project which is a major visitor’s attraction and conference centre in Hull. The building is visually stunning with inclined walls clad in concrete, aluminium, acrylic render and glass. The structure is reinforced concrete and over 800t of structural steelwork supported by pre-cast pile foundations, driven through the fill to the lower glacial deposits.
Flexibility of the building structure was a key factor of the clients brief. Sections of the building were design to allow sections of floor to be removed, effectively creating double height spaces. This provided the client with the ability to vary there displays while maximising floor area and therefore revenue. We worked closely with the design team to identify the most economical areas where flexibility could be integrated into the design while maintain the project budget.
The Deep is recognised as one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays. The dramatic building has assisted in the regeneration of Hull and has become an internationally recognised landmark and has even featured on a Royal Mail stamp.
Jubb were responsible for the design of all the civil, structural, environmental, and geotechnical works together with flood defence and contamination issues relating to this brownfield site.
Five Islands School is the first ‘Through School’ catering for 3-16 year olds to be built in the UK and is located on the Duchy island of St Mary’s adjacent to a sensitive SSSI site.
The project consisted of the construction of the school buildings, provision of a sports halls (four courts), indoor and outdoor formal and informal educational and recreational facilities including a multi use games area, senior and junior hard play areas.
Jubb’s involvement included all the structural and infrastructure works, external earthworks, flood risk assessment and traffic impact assessment
The project involved the construction of a new 210 place Primary School building, with community and playgroup facilities. The design intention from the outset was to have a school that is an exemplar of sustainable design and construction and it achieved a BREEAM score of 78.18%, the highest rating for any school in the whole of the UK.
The project has gone on to win several awards including Schools Category BREEAM Winner for Wales, Schools Category BREEAM Winner for UK and 2009 Construction Excellence Award for Collaborative and Integrated Working.
Jubb provided, Structural, Highway Engineering, Drainage and Transport planning to the scheme.
This new community campus is located on an existing 39-acre brown field school site and incorporates a 1,570-place comprehensive school (15,000sqm) for pupils aged 11-18 and a 6,500 sq. ft dedicated community facility. The scheme is the first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ High School of its type in the UK and is an Exemplar design case study for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Constructing Excellence. The scheme won the 2014 Construction Excellence in Wales ‘Project of the Year’ Award.
Jubb were responsible for the civil and structural design of this complex composite steelwork framed building. There was a number of unique and complex design issues that Jubb overcame.
The school location is within an historic mining area and the foundation solution has responded to the school being atop former mine workings and shafts. The solution of piles, grouting and raft foundation is common to Jubb’s specialist expertise. Large span steelwork trusses were adopted in a number of areas to form open plan, column free, communal meeting & work spaces.
Consideration of flooding issues and highway drainage to ensure deliverability and timing of works sensitive to seasonal requirements.
Exeter Waste Transfer Station was a project commissioned by Devon County Council (DCC). The purpose of the facility is to support the operational works of the new Energy from Waste (EfW) development, which at the time of our involvement was partially constructed. The WTS site was separate to the EfW site and had the provision for a future link to aid operation.
Jubb were commissioned to deliver the detailed design of the project and support during the construction phase of the works.
As part of the MoD Debut South West Regional Prime Contract for Defence Estates for the relocation of the Allied Rapid Reaction Core from Germany to RAF Innsworth, a new Briefing Theatre adjacent to the refurbished HQ office buildings was proposed.
At its centre the Briefing Theatre steel frame building provides a state of the art 500 seat tiered auditorium, with four adjacent syndicate meeting rooms, main foyer and break out area for the ARRC Command.
The flagship refurbishment of the 1930’s Royal Artillery Headquarters Officers Mess at Larkhill Camp, Salisbury Plain as part of the ASPIRE Defence Capital Works programme PFI for the Army.
As part of the works the internal arrangement of all the accommodation rooms above the ground floor public rooms together with the two adjoining accommodation wings have been converted by turning three existing single rooms into two with en-suite, this involved removing existing structural walls and constructing new buttressing walls which had CTM implications.
One of a series of projects for the MoD as part of the Debut South West Regional Prime Contract for Defence Estates for the construction of a new Junior Ranks Kitchen and PAYD Mess Facility together with Bar, Retail and Social facilities.
The building was cruciform in plan and comprises 3 areas of propped portal frame construction. The Kitchen with the Plant Room over is located within the pitched roof void with louvre access in the gable end to facilitate plant removal. The central area consists of the Servery, Dining Hall, and Bars. The end wing provides for Retail, the Social Facilities and the TV Rooms.
On the back there is a portal framed delivery canopy to the back of house kitchen area and covered recycle bin store.
One of a series of projects for the MoD as part of the Debut South West Regional Prime Contract for Defence Estates for the construction of a new Motor Transport Workshop facility and Logistic Company facility for 40 Commando Royal Marines Norton Manor Camp was completed in 2009.
The part two storey steel framed portal building has been constructed behind a reinforced concrete retaining wall built into a sloping site and provides for a Vehicle Maintenance Workshop and CHE Vehicle Storage at ground floor level with Offices, Stores and Training rooms for the Logistic Company at first floor level accessed via the upper site level. The Vehicle Maintenance Workshop provides six inspection bays with two 30 ton and 10 ton platform lifts together with gantry crane, a rolling road and brake test pit for the repair and servicing of military vehicles. Externally adjacent the building is a vehicle wash facility and concrete ramp for the transportation of tracked military vehicles onto low loader HGV transporters.
There are two additional portal framed buildings for the storage of larger military vehicles as well as external parking on the upper site level.
A new Physical and Recreation Training Centre to provide new sports, training and rehabilitation facilities for 40 Cdo Royal Marines at Norton Manor Camp composed of two steel framed volumes. A single storey brick clad frontage for changing rooms, offices and support services and clear span a portal framed main sports hall with climbing frame and combat training facilities with a two storey viewing gallery clad in a combination of timber, patent glazing and kingspan cladding.
Sustainability has been built into the project with the building designed to achieve an excellent DREAM rating, with natural ventilation and day lighting, including the use of wind catchers, solar shading, rainwater harvesting and an envelope designed to achieve U-values 20% better than current building regulation requirements.
One of a series of MoD projects undertaken as part of Debut South West Regional Prime Contract to Defence Estates. Terrier is the Army’s new Armoured Engineering Tractor developed in collaboration with BAE Systems who as part of their contract are to provide and manage training throughout it’s in service life.
The steel framed building comprises three elements, four clear height Simulator Rooms and Instructor Stations, a two storey Classroom Block and a four bay maintenance Training Workshop with overhead gantry crane.
As the facility is located at the top edge of the Camp next to the security wire and adjacent to the Tank Training, there were both CTM (counter terrorism measures) and Acoustic design issues. There was also no mains drainage infrastructure which required both FW Cesspool and SW soakaway drainage. Given its remote location a wood chip Bio Mass Boiler has also been installed on site.
The project involved the creation of 37,000m² of warehouse space surrounded by a private access road and haulage, with a significant earthworks scheme to create an acoustic bund to the perimeter of the site.
The Regional Distribution Centre is located adjacent the M271 near Southampton. It includes the main warehouse, loading and unloading areas, cold rooms, freezer rooms and regional office block.
The structural solution involved piled foundations, reinforced ground slabs and a braced steel structure with long span structure to provide maximum internal space.
New 51,000m² warehouse in Avonmouth, near Bristol. The project consists of a pile suspended slab due to the high loads specified and poor ground conditions encountered on the site. The project is adjacent to a new junction to be built from the M49 motorway, allowing excellent access to both the M4 and M5.
Jubb provided a BIM model at Tender stage and coordinated with the various sub-contractors throughout the site phase to ensure the project was constructed with no clashes between structure, services and architecture.
The proposed £7 million development will be constructed on a brown field site in Aberaman, Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys. This development will consist of a 40 unit extra care facility on the former Maesyffynnon residential care home. The development seeks to provide independent apartments within a single building for those aged 50 plus with onsite assistance available to residents with decreased mobility or other similar conditions. In addition to the residential units the building will provide a number of communal facilities such as dining room / café; hair salon; therapy room and a winter garden.
This development will be constructed using a modular construction system. This process allows for the building to be constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions in a faster time period compared to traditional construction methods. Jubb are acting as structural and civil engineers providing foundation design, drainage design and external works to the site.
Enlseigh Extra Care is a new development that will provide 72 extra care apartments. It will deliver up-to-date homes with care for local older people as well as providing communal spaces, including a café and hair salon for residents, local amenity groups and local residents.
The project has a number of bespoke features including cast stone lintels and a large double height common space, with large curtain wall elevation allowing plenty of light into the building.
Throughout the project Jubb maintained careful planning and coordination with the Design Team and Contractors, to ensure smooth continuation of site works. Jubb ensured that we were flexible and helpful throughout to deliver a successful landmark project.
Working for Linc-Cymru Housing Association on an Extra-Care accommodation scheme in Ebbw Vale. The site is situated over old mine workings and the structural solution responded to this challenge.
The project provides for 41 flats that enable older people to live in their own homes and maintain their independence with dignity in a safe and secure environment.
South Devon University Technical College houses up to 600 14-18 year olds students who study areas related to the schools specialism, engineering, science and the environment.
A 350m² Challenge Arena houses team work and competitions for the UTC students as well as primary and secondary schools in the area.
Jubb Consulting provided structural and civil design services for all elements of the structure on a difficult site, which included buried fuel tanks, a culverted water course, an old mill leat and the stabilisation of existing retaining walls.
Redevelopment of the 1950s Salisbury Divisional Police Headquarters site into the new South Wiltshire University Technical College for 600 students and 50 staff. The project required the redevelopment of the existing 1950’s load bearing masonry building, 1970’s reinforced concrete building, MT workshop and the demolition of the existing custody facility to make way for 700m2 of new build extension and external landscaping.
Due to the material change of use of the buildings, from private to educational, the disproportionate collapse classification in accordance with section 5 of Part A of the building regulations has increased from class 2A to class 2B. This requires a complex 3D analysis of the existing 1950’s load bearing masonry structure, in combination with the installation.
The proposed Student Precinct at Swansea University represents a comprehensive development at the heart of Singleton Campus.
Jubb undertook the detailed design up to RIBA Stage 4 which comprised of the major elements listed below:
As part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s school modernisation programme, the existing Archbishop McGrath Catholic School relocated from a site in Tondu to Brackla, some 3 miles away. With a project cost of £21M this scheme helped to provide new leisure facilities in this part of Bridgend in conjunction with a modern teaching environment and new community focus.
The University’s Waterfront Innovation Centre is made up of purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and applied research, as well as social leisure and recreational spaces.
The 12,000m² Phase 1 of the development involved the construction of a new Library and Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.
Jubb were responsible for the Civil, Structural and Geotechnical elements of the project. The complex construction of the 4-storey steel framed Faculty building involved building over existing buried dock structures. Jubb’s geotechnical team undertook a detailed foundation options appraisal to ensure the most cost effect risk free solution was adopted.
The 3-storey concrete framed University Library building was designed to have exposed concrete soffits and a feature roof structure. Jubb attended site on a regular basis, working closely with the contractor to ensure the quality of the build was maintained.
The project comprises a new sports facility for the University of Exeter, which houses a gymnasium, fitness suite and associated changing rooms and facilities. The project was constructed on a brownfield site within the live university campus. Off-site manufacture was adopted where ever possible to minimise the impact on the University staff and students. The new steel structural solution utilised long-span roof beams to provide a largely open plan first floor area. It was designed to stringent frequency requirements to limit vibrations which are generated by its use as a fitness suite and exercise hall.
Our engineering solution for the ground-bearing floor slab provided significant cost savings to the initial scheme. The varying ground level was overcome by stepping foundations and use of reinforced concrete retaining walls.
Forming part of the redevelopment of the support site for the former Magnox Nuclear facility at Berkeley, Gloucestershire. The new University Technical College (UTC) is a 5,500m², three-storey teaching block, single-storey engineering workshop, challenge arena and cyber café for South Gloucester and Stroud College (SGS).
A fully braced three-storey steel frame with pre-cast unit flooring forms the central curved teaching block. At each end the engineering block and challenge arena are mono-pitched portal frames and the cyber café with large glulam roof beams greet the students via the main entrance.
Jubb provided geotechnical, civil and structural support for the project. This was a challenging site with constraints due to its close proximity to the decommissioning of the former Magnox nuclear facility and the refurbishment of, and link to the adjacent Berkeley Green SGS Skill Centre.
This new two form entry school with 420 primary places and 30 nursey places lies in the heart of a major residential suburb of 1,500 homes to the North of Bridgend, South Wales. The two-storey split level building responds to the site’s sloping topography providing a focal point for the local community. The school also accommodates local community facilities which serve the adjoining sports fields. The School achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and was awarded the LABC Regional Awards Winner for Best Educational Building 2016.
The Lychgate Centre was constructed in early 1960’s and will be given a major Facelift under a three-phase contract. The £7.0m first Phase has gained Planning Approval and plans have been developed which include major demolition work to provide larger, higher individual retail units. In addition to major changes to vertical circulation, demolishing existing cores and forming new stair, lift and escalator wells. The project also involves the creation of a new 3-storey infill extension in steel framed composite construction to minimise the lettable retail area. Jubb provided full Civil, Structural, Highway & Transportation consultancy services on this project for the initial feasibility work through to completion.
Shaw Ridge, Swindon is a modern retail and leisure park which includes a luxury 150 bed hotel complete with full leisure facilities, multiplex cinema, retail and fast food units together with new access routes and a 1000 space car park
Refurbishment of the existing Ealing Broadway Centre is being carried out over two phases. Phase 1 involved the enhancement of the existing Centre Square with the provision of new granite flooring and 4m cantilevered feature glass canopies. The second phase is currently on site and involves the renovation of all retail units with the construction of further glass and stainless steel canopies. Further works include the construction of an entrance tower which acts as a focal point for the development as well as housing water storage tanks and ground floor retail units.
The current owners of the Armada Centre sought to improve their revenue stream from this prestigious shopping mall in Plymouth. The works included the demolition of all the existing ground floor retail units, main access routes and facilities including the demolition of substantial RC mezzanine level access corridors, ramps etc. Additional retail space was created by rationalising access routes and extending the retail units into the overgenerous loading bay area. Phasing of the project was also critical as some traders had to stay open throughout the works and safe public access to upper floors maintained across the site during working hours. Jubb provided full Civil & Structural design and detailing.
New retail development in Romsey, Hampshire. A remediation action plan has been developed which permits ’minimum disturbance’ in the vicinity of the former Romsey Gas Works and the use of soakaways remote from the area. It is envisaged that this integrated solution will save the most of the £0.5m contingency for decontamination works whilst providing an innovative Sustainable Urban Drainage System. On completion, the development will include a new Waitrose foodstore, Royal British Legion social club, SCATS Country Store together with a number of smaller retail units and a public car park. Jubb provided Civil, Structural, Highway & Transportation consultancy services on this project for the initial feasibility work through to completion.
The Guildhall Centre is a modern shopping mall in Stafford City Centre incorporating retail units and car parking in a development surrounded by buildings of particular historical interest. Jubb provided full Civil and Structural consultancy services on this major refurbishment and extension of the shopping mall which included the construction of a further two storeys to provide additional retail parking and storage areas.
This mixed use, four level scheme extended the existing Jackson Square Shopping Centre by over 120,000 sq.ft with Sainsbury’s as the main anchor and provided a new 700 space multi-storey car park. In addition, the development delivered 200 apartments and opened up British Waterway’s River Stort Navigation to form a new vibrant public square.
Jubb were the Structural and Drainage Engineers for this project and provided planning and detailed construction design services for flood risk mitigation, geotechnical, contaminated land remediation and urban drainage. The surrounding land had a recent history of flooding and we worked in close collaboration with the EA, East Herts DC, British Waterways and Herts Highways to devise and refine a comprehensive flood mitigation strategy for the development. This included detailed catchment modelling, channel improvement works, overland flood routes, covered storage areas and flood warning procedures whilst protecting the riverside landscape and wildlife.
West 12 Shopping Centre provides 290,000 ft2 of shops, restaurants and a 12 screen cinema. Jubb have been providing Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy services for various adaptations, alterations and extensions to the Centre over the last five years.
The latest phase saw the conversion of a redundant 1970’s, four storey concrete framed office block into a 128 bed hotel for Accor. Following a detailed structural and condition survey of the existing building, plans were developed to retain the main frame and key shear walls whilst removing a central stair and lift core. New ‘bookend’ wings were then added at both end of the building together with an additional floor level and new plantrooms all in lightweight steel framed construction. Working in confined and low headroom conditions, piled raft foundations were installed to support the new five/ six storey structure whilst retaining and tying in to the existing building.
23-storey reinforced concrete tower, student accommodation scheme in the centre of Portsmouth. The development provides over 500 beds wrapped around a full height atrium, plentiful communal space and retail units.
The form of construction was carefully considered with an RC frame option and pre-cast concrete option developed in unison. To streamline the design process and provide the most economical design, Jubb have utilized the latest 3D modelling software linking between structural analysis and drafting.
The proposed development makes use of all the available site, building right up the boundary. The former building had a partial basement as does one of the adjacent properties. This lead to some challenging foundation solutions which have been designed in conjunction with the temporary and construction works.
King Square House was originally constructed in the early 1960’s comprising 5 storeys of concrete encased steel framed construction with a mixture of beam and block and hollow clay pot floors.
The works comprised of stripping the existing building back to its shell and the construction of an additional storey of mansard roof accommodation built off the existing flat roof of Alexandra House together with the introduction of two storeys of additional construction on both the King Square Avenue and Charles Street elevations.
The project was the refurbishment and conversion of the existing building from 67,000 sqft of office space to 243 en-suite studio apartments for student accommodation.
Jubb provided Civil and Structural Engineering support as part of Crown Student Living’s design team, in refurbishing and partly demolishing/ rebuilding an existing office block in the centre of Reading. Sections of the upper floors will be partly demolished, refurbished and extended within the mansard roof for accommodate duplex studio apartments. The lower floors of the seven storey building will be gutted and refurbished to allow for the new “twodios” with the basement refurbished for plant and common areas.
The former Yell House is situated next to the Broad Street Mall in the centre of Reading in a fully developed area, consideration to the forms of construction was a heavy influence, in additional to weight issues in adding additional storeys.
As part of Crown Student Living’s design team Jubb provided Civil and Structural support in refurbishing and partly demolishing/ re-building an existing office block in the centre of Cardiff.
The two storey rear section and upper level of the 5 storey concrete framed building will be demolished and replaced with a steel frame and in-situ concrete deck. Adding a new 3 to 4 storey addition to the rear and one to two storeys on to the remaining building footprint. These additions, with the refurbishment of the remainder will create a 378-bed mixture of “twodio” and “studio” apartments, with supporting leisure facilities including gym and cinema room on the lower ground floor.
A new build 155 bed student accommodation development located in the heart of Exeter. The project will provide high end facilities with a cinema, gym, games room and laundry room.
Sat on a difficult site with large change in level across a narrow parcel of land, various forms of retaining wall have been adopted to meet these challenges. The adopted highway to the rear is in close proximity and retain to form the new buildings, there is also an adopted highway to the front, buildings in close proximity either side, and a diversion required of an adopted sewer.
The building superstructure is formed from light gauge steelwork with insitu reinforced concrete floors sat on a piled monolithic concrete slab and foundation.
Student Accommodation development, measuring approximately 1316 square meter, with ancillary uses, located just outside Bath City Centre. The development comprises of 108 studios, 94 Student studios and 14 residential studios.
The flats provide self-contained accommodation with kitchen, dining and living facilities in the rooms.
This student accommodation building is located adjacent to Aston University Campus and a short walk from Birmingham city Centre. Located on one of the main routes into Birmingham this imposing building will be a key part to regenerating a formally industrial area.
The 16-storey building will house 492 students in a high-end student accommodation. Facilities include en-suite double bedrooms, an in-house gym, laundry and communal areas.
The structure of the building is reinforced concrete with flat slabs forming the floor plates. This form of construction is repetitive and quick to form. The flat soffit ensures a simply MEP installation and reduce the need for additional acoustic measures. Environmental and Sustainable issues played an import role in the project. Impact on the adjacent canal was minimised where ever possible and a sustainable drainage solution was adopted to discharge the site surface water.
As part of the Town Centre regeneration, The Rhiw scheme is one of the first large developments earmarked by the Local Authority. Situated on the site of the existing multi-storey car park on the river front and adjacent to The Rhiw Shopping Centre, it provides a new focal point for the Town Centre.
The multi-storey car park provides 248 spaces, including disabled and parent and toddler, in a vibrant well-lit welcoming environment with easy access to the adjacent shopping centre. Structurally independent but Architecturally linked, the four-storey residential building adjoins the car park with the undercroft parking at ground floor and A3 unit at first.
Town Centre redevelopment of industrial brownfield land allocated in the Bath and North East Somerset Local Plan for residential and mixed use purposes. The scheme was comprised of new highways and public realm, residential units and a number of mixed use buildings, set within the existing town centre.
The main features of the proposals were a strengthened town centre core, focused upon the existing public realm and historic core of The Street, the southern side of Wells Road, Fortescue Road and the Frome Road with a mix of uses including retail, commercial and residential uses together with associated works to improve the public realm.
The residential development came forward in phases with the northern end of the site being higher density and mixed use in character with a progression towards the southern end of the site of medium / low density development and a mixture of open space, residential uses that reflect the rural character of the town.
Jubb provided engineering led planning support to the wider masterplan evolution before undertaking full engineering design of the enabling infrastructure and three separate phases of residential and mixed use development totalling some 200 units.
This development is situated within the iconic Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Devon. The project is within the Grade I listed structure known as the Factory Cooperage and built from Local Limestone; some of which was quarried on site. The project sees a near 200 year old building brought back into use and provides an excellent setting for the Artist facilities of Ocean Studios. The space now provides affordable studios and workshop facilities for over 100 artists as well as providing business support.
Throughout the journey Jubb assisted the team to take the project through early conception, planning and on to successful completion. Jubb provided the Civil and Structural services associated with the building; within these works were consultations with English Heritage (now Historic England) and the local conservation officer to ensure that alterations and details were acceptable under listed building consent.
The Bath Quays Waterside Project is an essential flood mitigation and flood defence project, including works to the north and south banks of the river between Churchill Bridge and Midland Bridge to address the negative impacts of climate change.
The works will reduce existing and future flood risk to the Lower Bristol Road and over 100 residential and commercial properties on the South side of the river through the provision of new flood defences and furthermore provide the flood mitigation to enable the redevelopment of the Bath Quays and Manvers Street development sites in order to realise the Council’s ‘Bath Quays’ project and deliver new jobs and homes.
The Exchange at Bridgewater created a multi-purpose office, conference centre, gymnasium, cafe and childcare nursery facilities all within a vibrant contemporary building.
Constructed of cost effective traditional structural materials and methods of working the building overlooks the River Parrat and incorporated sustainable materials and adopted SUDS drainage systems to further enhance its environmental credentials.
A long-term aspiration of the Authority to locate within its own borders, this new 2500sq.m Council building houses the Authority’s executive functions and 200 Council staff which relocated from Cwmbran. The project includes flexible workspace, Council Chambers and meeting spaces on a site alongside Coleg Gwent, in a modern BREEAM Excellent building and new working practices.
The redevelopment between Little Mill and Usk includes a two-storey 2,564 sq.m building in two wings linked by a glazed area and a 200 space car park. Situated on the Coleg Gwent Rhadyr campus in Usk in many aspects it is a traditional building with steel frame, and pad and strip foundations.
The ground floor features a glazed atrium at its entrance, open plan offices, conference and meeting rooms. A bridged link provides informal seating on the first floor together with the debating chamber, members and chief executive offices. The main open plan offices have has 200 work stations for 400 staff and 43 Councillors using a flexible working system.
To achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent, the scheme has natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating traditional and contemporary materials and green features such as solar panels and recycled water tanks and a biomass boiler.
The location gave rise to several hurdles to be overcome in order to start of construction in accordance with the programme Jubb negotiating intensively with the Environment Agency in relation to securing Flood Defence Consent, approval for changes to the private foul pumping station, flood evacuation plan and flood protection, all balanced against ecological issues and conflicts.
Structural design for a new production facility at Daedalus, Gosport. This new facility will has a production floor of c.4500m² and a two-storey office facility attached, providing approximately 800m² of meeting, offices and canteen facilities.
With poor ground conditions the solution was to provide a piled slab solution to cope with the extremely heavily loaded production floor. By rationalising the loading from the machines and forklifts we were able to manage to limit foundation costs. Jubb were appointment to provide services up to Stage 3+ to enable to Client to procure the project on a D&B basis. Due to the complexity of the final machine fit-out and the extremely tight tolerances on construction to match manufacturing requirements, the Client decided to retain Jubb on the Client side throughout the project.
This 104-acre mixed B-Class Business and Industrial Park is situated next to Junction 23 of the M5. With planning consent of 1.5m sq.ft of floor area, the development received support from the RDA as a strategic employment site and has been developed out on a Plot by Plot basis extending the infrastructure to suit to minimise the developer’s upfront costs. The site is now almost complete and includes office units, distribution centres, industrial building, a hotel and conference centre.
Soft alluvium and peat to a depth of 30m, the construction of a 3km flood protection embankment, a flat, tide locked site in an area with serious surface water drainage problems next to the ecologically important SPA of the river estuary were all significant constraints that were overcome with our innovative Engineering design solutions.
UKHO provides hydrographic and geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world.
The redevelopment of UKHO’s Admiralty Way site will see the construction of a new 12000m² environmentally friendly office to create a modern, collaborative working environment. As well as bringing cost efficiency, the new building will deliver up-to-date technology and working conditions to enable UKHO to sustain a long-term future as a data-centric organisation.
This new building will replace the existing outdated office building (which will be demolished) and will be home to 750 UKHO staff.
A new 25,000m² flagship Head Office building and adjacent Multi storey car park. The building sits in a 4.8-acre site with access off Jubilee way.
The project involved the construction of a 5-storey composite steel framed structure over a single storey basement, with a central atrium to bring natural light to all areas of the building. Offsite manufacturer was adopted wherever possible with the external cladding formed with precast concrete and brick slips.
Jubb were responsible for the Civil, structural and geotechnical elements of the project. We worked closely with the client to help them achieve their aspirations whilst working to a strict budget and tight deadlines.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our business resilience planning is now being implemented. Whilst we have not closed our offices at this time, we have empowered all staff to work remotely should they choose to do so, and our business infrastructure is fully enabled to seamlessly support the transition to this style of working. Additionally, Government advice may shortly dictate the need for us to make the closure of offices compulsory in the interests of safeguarding wider public health.
We continue to be fully operational but these measures are likely to produce a change to our working patterns.
You may therefore find that you have difficulty reaching us by our main office and direct dial landline telephone numbers but all staff can be still contacted by email, mobile numbers and Microsoft Teams.
For our formal Action Plan and Risk Assessment click COVID-19 Action Plan Risk Assessment_26 March 2020