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Heathcote School and Science College

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The new Year Seven building is a two-storey design with a facade to mirror the existing Sixth Form building.

Designed to hold 240 students there will also be science labs, a food tech room, and a small assembly hall.

Construction was completed in September 2017 with a covered outdoor playing area.

Viking House, Hemel Hempstead – Affordable Homes

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Principal Contractor – Thomas Sinden

Value – £15.5m

JCT Design and Build

Viking House is a residential development in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, comprising of four separate buildings, three of which are four-storey traditional designed blocks and one 8-storey Reinforced Concrete (RC) frame block.

Works were completed in 2020 and include 87 one-and-two bedroom flats for affordable and intermediate rent, comprising 3 4-storey blocks and 1 9-storey block complete with car parking, a children’s play area and external works.

The buildings replace a former four-storey residential building which was demolished prior to our appointment.

Thremhall park

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Project Value – £4m

Phase II development of business park on the historic Thremhall Park site.

PSL have worked with Cowper Griffiths Architects to design four additional unique buildings including a landmark pavilion building providing conference and venue facilities.

The project design has been developed for procurement as a traditional contract with project management provided by Barker Associates.

Contractor appointment is due in October 2017 and with project completion programmed for Spring 2019.


Structural and Civils Design


Barker Associates


Cowper Griffith


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Project Value – £17.5m

An exciting commercial offices development on a site allocated as a business park for the future expansion of Stansted Airport.

The development comprises three adjacent elliptical and leaning towers at 5, 6, 7 storeys.

The design includes link bridges enabling access to the central tower at all levels and a main central access tunnel to the adjacent concourse.

The building design has required complex 3D modelling, in particular incorporating 2nd order (p∆) movement and requiring ‘dummy’ analysis to ensure the ‘as constructed’ and ‘design’ profiles are aligned.

The development as a whole is positioned within a two level deep basin together with a ‘turn-key’ contract car park.

The offices development is a futuristic design to Bream excellent standards and making use of latest materials and technology.

Construction is due to commence in Spring 2018 with completion programmed for the Summer 2020.


Structural Design



Bishop’s Stortford Secondary

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PSL have been appointed by BBCL for the design of the new Bishop’s Stortford Secondary School as part of the HSBP framework.

The £27m project is for a 1200 pupil secondary school as part of the Bishop’s Stortford North development.

The project includes a feature pedestrian access bridge to proposed playing fields to the North of the A120.

Stage 1 reporting was completed in September 2017 and which including preliminary studies of the main school building, access bridge and proposals for ‘cut and fill’ of the playing fields site.

3D views of the bridge are featured below:-


Structural and Civils Design


Balfour Beatty




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