Abbey Pynford Are Shortlisted for Two Structural Awards by The Institution of Structural Engineers

Abbey Pynford are pleased to announce that one of our projects has been shortlisted for two Structural Awards by The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Our works at The Queens Theatre in London’s west end have been shortlisted in two award categories (Structural Transformation and Outstanding Value).

The Structural Awards are the world’s foremost celebration of structural engineers as innovative, creative design professionals and the guardians of public safety.

For over 50 years, the Structural Awards have showcased the world’s most cutting edge engineering achievements. Past winners include iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the Severn Bridge.

Works on the Theatre included the design and construction of complex structural alterations to a Grade II listed West End theatre. Involving the removal of load-bearing vault walls and construction of new steelwork to support vault arches beneath the adjacent highway, and the creation of new stage level space by partially removing a primary loadbearing curved masonry wall from basement to second floor level. Operations above and below stage level comprised underpinning, encased and composite structural steelwork, Pynford stooling, reinforced concrete cantilever ribbed slab and composite diaphragm shear walls. This was all achieved without interruption to rehearsals and daily performances.

Mike Johnson, Director of Engineering at Abbey Pynford, said: “This is great recognition of our skills, knowledge, engineering excellence and acknowledges Abbey Pynford’s status in the international world of Structural Engineering. We extend our thanks to all stakeholders of the Queens Theatre project and many congratulations to all those involved in this project

The Structural Awards 2018 ceremony will take place on Friday 16 November at The Brewery, London.