Refurbishing your estate
Jesus College, Cambridge
The Combined Colleges Boathouse in Cambridge needed to upgrade its club facilities. We supported the project from the planning stage by providing flood risk assessment services. Our civil and structural engineering designs reflected the regularity of flooding and the requirement to not lose any flood storage volume.
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Refurbishing the iconic Corpus Christi College in Cambridge presented significant structural engineering challenges as most of the building records were not available. By researching historically available sources, PBA engineered a solution that addressed the complex structural issues associated with the age of the building and the alterations that had been made throughout centuries of use.
David Russell Hall Redevelopment, University of St Andrews
Appointed to provide structural and civil engineering design for a new build, single-storey, steel-framed, masonry-clad building, we provided a curved feature entrance, clear storey glazing, roof lanterns, and an eco-friendly green sedum roof. The finished building provides a much more attractive environment.
Main Library Refurbishment, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh's main library building was designed to accommodate two million books, 2,500 users and 100 staff in circa 30087sq/m over seven floors. We were required to remodel the building to reflect current and future needs.
Corpus Christi College: Oldham and Jackson Buildings
PBA assisted in the refurbishment of the 1960s Powell Moya Building (now the Oldham Building) and 1880s Jackson buildings. There were several constraints applied to the Oldham Building which we overcame at the planning stage that meant that the Powell Moya architecture must be retained and restored wherever possible.
Biochemistry Department Building, University of Oxford
PBA’s work on this award-winning building included 3D acoustic modelling in the atrium which serves as both a study area and circulation space. Specific structural designs achieved a vibration-free environment for the use of electron microscopes.