Birmingham Ormiston Academy

Date:    2005

Value:  £25m

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a state of the art performing arts and digital media academy in the heart of Birmingham. This academy is part of the Ormiston trust and is modelled on the very successful Brit school in London.


The project formed one of the flagship projects of the Birmingham BSF. The building has a GIFA of 9,100m² and comprised of very diverse accommodation, including a large theatre and performing space, TV studio, radio studio, dance rehearsal spaces, ‘mac’ suites, video and sound editing suites, recording studios and a large array of core curriculum teaching spaces.


The building achieved BREEAM Excellent.

Shoreditch House, London

Date:    2007

Value:  £15m

This project involved the extensive strip out of the top three floors of a classic 20th century listed biscuit factory in central London. From this ‘shell’ a new high class private members club was built on these top three floors.


This refurbished building in East London included a Michelin Star restaurant, bar, library, rooftop swimming pool, spa, gym, meeting/conference rooms and 26 bedrooms.


All engineering services on this project were of the highest quality. The project had a showcase large stainless steel swimming pool on the roof, overlooking London and the financial district of London.

Wouldham Allsaints C of E Primary School

Date:    2017

Value:  £7m

A new primary school on a greenfield site. This school was constructed using an offsite prefabricated structurally insulated panel system, which saw this school built in a record time.


This school was developed in close collaboration between our building physics experts and the lead architect, ensuring this school complied with a forward thinking brief and challenging Employers Requirements.

The school boasts exemplary levels of natural daylight and a high performance double sided natural ventilation utilising opening windows and high level angled rooflights. The school has high efficiency gas fired space heating, coupled with a large array of roof mounted photovoltaics.

EMR Oldbury, Birmingham

Date:    2010

Value:  £100m

IES is a facility that uses gasification technology to recycle 350,000 tonnes of shredder residue from end-of-life vehicles and household appliances each year as well as generate 40 MW of electricity.

This joint venture between European Metal Recycling (EMR) and Cranford, New Jersey based advanced gasification technology manufacturer, Chinook Sciences - claimed at the time of construction that this plant is the world's largest End-Stage-Recycling plant.

We developed detailed HVAC system designs for this very complex industrial application, including all infrastructure and external services design. The gas and water main for the site were likened to that serving a small town, with £m’s invested in local infrastructure upgrades.