Our commercial projects range from designing large new builds for the private and public sectors to the refurbishment of existing buildings such as shops and offices.
We were asked to design a sports hall and associated facilities with economy in mind for materials, methods and in own our practices. As it is a public building and was funded by the local authority we were required to provide excellent value for money.
The sports hall is steel framed and supported on a piled reinforced concrete raft. There are changing rooms and showers at ground floor. The upper floor provides a bar and fitness suite. The first floor slab is precast concrete designed to act compositely with the supporting steelwork.
This high fashion retail company engaged Springett Associates to design a complex, freestanding glass and steel staircase, which was to be cantilevered off a sidewall. This was modelled on our 3D design software before the plans were drawn.
We had to create a design that could be implemented quickly as the retail premises could only be closed for a limited time. We worked with the company to produce a concept that was both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
This project required a detailed investigation of the existing structure, including reports on the state of the building and our recommendations for remedial work.
Crucially, the project involved a design by us and installation of a new freestanding spiral steel staircase. Adaptation and strengthening of structure at ground floor and basement levels included the removal of the redundant lift shaft and masonry walls.
Aesthetics were very important to this client as the stairway was a key part of the architecture presented to their customers.