We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Partner. Ian Sheppard who joined the practice as an Associate in February 2016 has taken over the reins in the Newbury office and will build on its many strengths. Ian together with Jon Rains, who is now a Consultant, and Neil Grinham, Associate, look forward to working with new and existing clients in delivering consulting engineering services within the Thames Valley and beyond.
We welcomed Thanos Tsiras to our Newbury team in October last year. Thanos joins us from a smaller consulting engineering practice in Swindon and is looking to progress his career and take his professional exams within the next few years.
New Greenham Arts Centre
Archibald Shaw together with Sutton Griffin Architects are developing the design of a new arts centre and café for the Greenham Business Park. The Arts Centre will provide facilities for the production and display of visual arts and crafts. The two-storey steel frame structure will accommodate artist studios which incorporates striking trapezoidal geometry and a sloping roof with an imposing central atrium roof light.
St Bartholomew’s School Sixth Form Expansion
St Bartholomew’s School moved to its new home in 2011 and has expanded its facilities in order to continue delivering a high standard of education. Archibald Shaw are working with Architecture Live to deliver the design of a new conference auditorium and meeting room and a new dedicated 6th Form entrance. In keeping with the original school, the new building will include exposed structural framing and a green roof.
Littlehampton Flood Defence
Archibald Shaw assisted J T Mackley Contractors with the final stage construction of Littlehampton’s flood defences on the eastern bank of the River Arun. Sheet piling works were undertaken from a 500 tonne jack-up barge. Archibald Shaw undertook pre-construction structural inspections of neighbouring properties and monitored these during the piling works to ensure they did not suffer from vibration induced damage. On site vibration monitors were installed to monitor and record construction induced vibrations.
For a little light relief at the end of a busy year our two young graduates posed a competitive task to teams in our Chichester Office. The challenge was set to design and build from paper, chopsticks and sticky tape a conduit to carry a marble the full distance of the conduit in the longest time without stopping. The winning team: James, Ant and Deb pose behind the winning and most elegant structure.