WMA - SPOTLIGHT ON 6 MAJOR PROJECTS

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  • LIEBHERR OFFICES AND WORKSHOP

    Client: Liebherr

    Location: Bathgate

    Budget: £3.5m

    Project Description:

    Multi-national company Liebherr commissioned WMA to carry out structural engineering, external works and drainage for their depot in Bathgate. The building comprises a workshop and three storey office with structural break between these to limit vibration within the offices. The workshop features a 25m span with 15m headroom and a 32 tonne capacity gantry.  With hardstanding designed to take significant plant loading and covering the majority of the site, drainage design required stormcell storage with additional attenuation.

  • BROXBURN UNITED SPORTS CLUB (BUSC)

    Client:

    Broxburn United Sports Club (BUSC)

    Location: Bathgate

    Budget: £1.8m

    Project Description:

    BUSC appointed WMA for the structural engineering and drainage of the new sports facilities at Albyn Road, Broxburn. Being virtually at the heart of the 19th/20th century shale mining area, the site presented particular challenges not just below the building but also the playing field and associated lighting columns. In conjunction with mineral consultants,  grouting measures were adopted below structures along with engineered ground works featuring geotextiles over the playing field. The site also featured the relocation of material which previously formed embankments on the west and south sides of the playing field. Vibro consolidation of this material provided a suitable formation for the main building.  The timber clad steel frame/masonry structure provided extensive and vastly improved facilities for this multi-sports hub.

  • BELLAIR (SCOTLAND) LTD BUSINESS HUB

    Client: Bellair (Scotland) Limited

    Location:
    East Gateway Hub, Grangemouth

    Budget: £1.5m

    Project Description:

    The first “Hub” for start-up businesses offered by Bellair in central Scotland is located adjacent to the M9 at Beancross Road. The triangular site is constrained by the motorway to the south, a slip road to the west and Beancross Road to the north, with a major water main passing through the site and significant area of marshland and pond. Typical of the area foundations had to be piled, these supporting a steel framed masonry clad structure. The land was engineered to provide parking, protection to the water main and SUDs. WMA were subsequently involved in the second hub development at Vicar Street, Falkirk.

  • IBIS HOTEL

    Client:
    Precast Concrete Structures

    Location:
    Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

    Budget: £5m

    Project Description:

    WMA provided the precast concrete structural engineering services for the Ibis Airport Hotel at Edinburgh Park.  Working directly for the precast concrete design build contractor, PCS Limited, WMA carried out the superstructure design for the precast concrete shear wall frame and steelwork, including all drawings for manufacture.  The five storey hotel has retail and restaurant facilities at ground floor and WMA designed and detailed the steel frame over this open area.

  • GLENEAGLES PRIVATE HOUSE

    Client: CRGP Architects

    Location:
    Private House, Gleneagles

    Budget: £1.5m

    Project Description:

    WMA were commissioned to carry out civil and structural engineering design services for the replacement dwelling of a fire damaged house incorporating two storey timber frame structure with stone cladding and large areas of glazing formed using steel stability frames.  Full length cantilevered balconies and glass balustrades featured in the rear elevation.  Design covered the drainage and SUDs requirements.

  • PICCADILLY DEVELOPMENT MANCHESTER

    Client: PCS Limited

    Location:
    Piccadilly Place, Manchester

    Budget: £15m

    Project Description:

    Manchester’s Five Piccadilly Place is an entirely precast concrete structure incorporating shear walls, twinwall, precast staircases, solid wall lift shafts and fair faced architectural sandwich cladding panels. The structure and precast cladding was completed on a floor by floor basis, allowing tradesmen to progress work underneath. White Portland reconstituted stone vertical panels including curved horizontal facias and sparkly black granite mix create a visually striking building that forms an important landmark in Argent’s Piccadilly Place development.

    WMA designed the structure incorporating all structural precast concrete. The precast element alone was approximately £15m.

     

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