IStructE East Anglia - Regional Winner 2022

We are thrilled to be awarded the IStructE Regional group award for Structural Excellence for our conservation work with the National Trust on their Grade 1 listed Oxburgh Hall.

Where dedicated teamwork and ingenuity ensured that complex remedial works could be undertaken to the roof of a landmark listed building structure, involving innovative temporary works constructed partially within the moat surrounding the property’  IStructE

The Raising the roof project was chosen as the IStructE winner recognising our innovative approach to the restoration of this beautiful building following the catastrophic collapse of one of the main dormers in 2016.  The project presented some unique challenges requiring “back to first principles” engineering designs in conjunction with prototype testing for justification. This was particularly relevant to the innovative “articulated” scaffolding founded within the moat with numerous site and client constraints. The scheme was an ambitious project which has required a dedicated support team of experienced, sympathetic Engineers to overcome the numerous and often complex challenges.

Over the duration of the six-year project, we worked carefully and thoroughly to restore the building which was built in 1482, back to its original glory.   We were incredibly proud to have been part of this prestigious and successful project which has received national recognition through the Nick Knowles hosted Heritage Rescue series on the Sky Discovery channel.  Winning this award for Structural Excellence is an honour.

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