Civil car park design and sustainable drainage for the Cothill School

Civil car park design and sustainable drainage for the Cothill School

​Schools that perform well become increasingly popular and grow in student numbers. The negative side is that it directly results in an ever greater reliance on the school's physical infrastructure. If the school is to maintain quality and safety then the external fabric needs to be reviewed and improved to support the operation. This often includes a demand for additional safe parking for school coaches and teacher's cars. Physical space can be limited. It is critical that designs can be produced which satisfy the...

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Young and Webb – Oxford – Civil and Structural Engineers

Young and Webb –  Oxford – Civil and Structural Engineers

Young and Webb was a Civil and Structural Engineering practice based in Oxford. It had a high reputation for good honest advice to the local development maket in Oxfordshire. Can I still get the Young and Webb quality of Engineering advice? Yes, see below for details…. I first joined Young and Webb in 2005 to found and lead the "Civil" side of the company and can explain more…. Young and Webb, was established in 1979 and was responsible for the civil and structural design of a wide range of projects in...

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Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden

Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson shares his design experience at the Oxford Botanic Garden. I had great pleasure in designing a rainwater harvesting system for the Oxford Botanic Garden . The Oxford Botanic Gardens are world famous and one of the greatest locations in Oxford to visit.  Water and especially rainwater, is especially precious for the gardens and has been for hundreds of years. The gardens conservatories have numerous simple brick or lead chambers for collecting rainwater and pumps such that the water...

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Civil Engineering design at the Oxford High School

Civil Engineering design at the Oxford High School

The Oxford High School is one of independent schools of the Girls' Day School Trust. The development provided new dining facilities, a performing arts facility, reception, refurbished drama studios and associated new external works. The Oxford High School main buildings are just above the original and live 1920's North Oxford Trunk Sewer. With the secondary, 1970's trunk sewer running live around the Oxford High School grounds. Wilsham Consultant Director Stephen Gibson says To...

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St Albans High School for Girls, Creative Arts and Technology

St Albans High School for Girls, Creative Arts and Technology

"I was proud to be part of the high quality Architect and Engineering team who delivered this key development at the heart of the St Albans High School for Girls" says Wilsham Consulting Director Stephen Gibson. "It was a very constrained infill site. Careful attenion was needed in the coordination of services and drainage externally to ensure they would all fit. Consideration was needed as to minimising tree route damage. The increase in impermeable area resulted in the need for attenuation storage combined with...

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Beddington Park Primary School

Beddington Park Primary School

Civil Engineering design services in relation to the the Beddington Park Primary School extension project. Design of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) to support proposal, independent review of a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA). Even for small developments with existing connections to surface water drains, it is important to ensure that and new works do not increase the risk of flooding to others. As schools across the UK are expanding cost effective additional teaching space is required. It is key however that such additional...

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