ANDREW GRANT
ANDREW GRANT
ANDREW GRANT AADipl MEng CEng MICE ARB RIBA
Director
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  • Andrew is both a Chartered Engineer and Architect. He studied at Sheffield University where he received a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering and at the Architectural Association in London where he received an Architectural Association Diploma in Architecture. He is a designer who believes passionately in the benefits of integrated Architectural and Engineering design and that buildings, products and designs that are innovative, interesting and economic should be driven by the inter-relationship of the two. Over the course of his career Andrew has worked at some of the UK's leading engineering design firms and has been involved in and led the design of numerous high profile and award winning projects with some of the world's most renowned architectural practices. He has successfully delivered projects of all scales from bespoke art installations to major infrastructure works and civic buildings.
    Master of Engineering (MEng), University of Sheffield
    Architectural Association Diploma in Architecture (AA Dipl)
    Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK (CEng)
    Chartered Member Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
    Registered Architect, Architects Registration Board (ARB)
    Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
    Lecturer, Architectural Association - Technical Studies (2006 - 2008)
    Unit Tutor - Cass School of Architecture - Graduate Diploma (2015 - present)


  • N M Rothschild Bank, London (Completed 2011)
  • Lead Engineer and multidisciplinary Project Manager for 15 storey office headquarters in the City of London with OMA Architects. The project was built on a highly constrained site located over numerous underground tunnels. Short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize and RIBA London Building of the year 2012
  • Project Horizon, Norwich Union Headquarters (Completed 2006)
  • Lead Engineer for the design of a 40 x 40m clear span grid-shell roof undertaken as refurbishment of Norwich Union's grade I listed headquarters. The geometrically complex glass dome was a feature article in the 'Structural Engineer' Journal.
  • Qatar Foundation, HQ, Education City, Doha (Completed 2014)
  • Lead Engineer for concept design of Qatar Foundation headquarters. The 12 storey cube incorporated three hung storeys that were suspended from the roof.
  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China (Completed 2013)
  • Lead Engineer for concept design of 220m high tower with OMA. The project incorporates a 40m cantilevering trading floor elevated above a ground piazza.
  • Eden House, London (Completed in 2007)
  • Superstructure package manager and designer of bespoke cable hung facade on 5-storey office development in the City of London.
  • King William Street, London (Currently on site)
  • Lead engineer for refurbishment of grade II listed building located within the Bank Conservation Area constructed over Bank Underground Station, running tunnels and Thames Water sewer.
  • BBC Broadcasting House, London (Completed 2008)
  • Design Engineer on redevelopment of BBC's historic headquarters at Portland place. The project incorporated both refurbishment of the grade I listed building and new build broadcasting facilities.
  • Victoria and Albert Grain Silos, Cape Town (On Site)
  • Refurbishment of early 20th century grain silos into multi use cultural centre for display of the arts with Heatherwick Studio.
  • Bryghusprojekte, Copenhagen (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer on 27,000 sqm, mixed used waterfront development housing the headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre, with OMA Architects.
  • Serpentine Pavilion, London (Completed 2006)
  • Structural Engineer on demountable pavilion consisting of inflatable balloon roof and polycarbonate cable hung enclosure in Hyde Park, London with Rem Koolhaas and OMA architects.
  • Lusail Stadium, Qatar (Unrealised)
  • Design Engineer for competition finalist of FIFA World Cup Final Stadium for Qatar 2022. The proposal consisted of a 180 meter cantilevering timber parasol with Heatherwick Studio/ Hopkins.
  • Danish Natural History Museum (Unrealised)
  • Competition to refurbish historic museum. The project proposed the innovative use of bridge technology to form a complex architectural concrete roof.
  • National Contemporary Arts Museum, Riga, Latvia (Unrealised)
  • Lead Engineer for new 16,000sqm Contemporary Arts Museum housed within a refurbished early 19th century power station in Riga, Latvia with Rem Koolhaas/ OMA architects.
  • Barbican Centre, London (Completed 2005)
  • Design Engineer on refurbishment of Barbican Arts Centre. The project involved amendments to the existing concrete structure to facilitate architectural remodelling of the main lobby spaces.
  • Tottenham Court Road Station, Over Site Development (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer for 9 storey residential development with Hawkins Brown architects located on Oxford Street directly over new underground railway station built as part of Crossrail.
  • Sculpture with Antony Gormley Studio (Completed 2012)
  • Design Engineer on art installation consisting of 20mm square rods with Antony Gormley Studio.
  • Welcome to Sidcup, Kent (Unrealised)
  • Lead Engineer and multidisciplinary Project Manager for 15 storey new build residential project in Sidcup, Kent incorporating cantilevering flats with Studio Egret West.
  • Hilly Fields Cresent, London (Completed 2014)
  • Lead Engineer on extensive remodelling of Edwardian property in South London incorporating house extension and loft conversion with London Architecture Studio.
  • Alexander Street, London (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of Georgian Terrace in Paddington London with Totem Studio.
  • Frank Dixon Way, South London (Completed 2006)
  • Lead Engineer for extensive refurbishment of residential property in South London. The project involved extensive reconfiguration of the property to form new double height spaces.
  • Alconbury Road, London (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of early 20th century property with Scenario Architecture. The project involved suspending the existing extension to create flowing spaces between the ground floor and basement.
  • Danbury Street, London (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer on extensive refurbishment of 19th century regency style town-house in North London with Scenario Architecture.
  • School of Drama Film and Visual Art, University of Kent (Completed 2010)
  • Lead Structural Engineer for RIBA award winning drama school with Hawkins Brown architects. The project incorporated complex internal spaces creating stacked boxes containing sound recording studios, offices and dance/drama facilities. The building was constructed from architecturally exposed concrete planks and an exposed steelwork frame.
  • Little Orchard, Berkshire (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer for refurbishment of oak barn outhouse in Berkshire with Kokorelia Architects.
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution Headquarters, Poole
    (Completed 2004)
  • Lead/Resident Engineer based on site responsible for supervising the construction and fit out of a new training college and Survival Centre that incorporated a large swimming pool capable of facilitating capsize drills. The project was completed in 2004 and won an award for construction quality.
  • Information Engineering Building, Oxford University
    (Completed 2005)
  • Lead Engineer on lightweight steel atrium located between three existing buildings. The project consisted of an architectural steelwork frame supporting ETFE cushions.
  • Merton College, University of Oxford (Completed 2003)
  • Structural Engineer for new build department at the University of Oxford on historic site incorporating extensive archaeology. The building consisted of a masonry and stone structure incorporating brickwork stability system and cantilever stone staircase.
  • Faculty of English, Cambridge University (Completed 2003)
  • Structural Engineer on new build department at the University of Cambridge. The building designed with Allies and Morrison consists of an exposed concrete frame with terracotta cladding and a single storey basement housing archiving.
  • Garden Bridge, London (On Site)
  • Structural Engineer responsible for concept design of bridge over the River Thames with Heatherwick Studio. Located in central London spanning between the ITV center and Temple Station the bridge consists of two sculptural Copper -Nickel shells which will house a park incorporating large trees and a varying landscape.
  • King Abdullah International Airport (On Site)
  • Design leader for significant section of King Abdullah International Airport Terminal Building, Jedah, which when complete in 2016 will be one of the largest airports in the world.
  • Stratford Link Canopy, London (Completed 2011)
  • Lead Structural Engineer for canopy structure located directly outside the main entrance to Stratford International Station which forms one of the main entrances to the 2012 London Olympic site. The canopy was built of exposed architectural steelwork.
  • Finsbury Park Underground Station (Completed 2006)
  • Design Engineer for cantilevering entrance canopy to Finsbury Park Underground station with Tony Meadow Architects. The canopy was constructed from exposed architectural steelwork with ETFE cushions forming the plane of the roof.
  • Virgin VIP Lounge, Heathrow Airport (Completed 2006)
  • Lead Engineer responsible for the concept design of a suspended floating lounge at Heathrow Airport. Designed to be fully prefabricated and fitted out off-site, the lounge was delivered in two pieces, bolted together and installed overnight.
  • Salford Meadows Bridge Competition (Unrealized)
  • Lead Structural Engineer for competition entry to build pedestrian link bridge. The competition design with SOMA architects consisted of a fibrous bifurcating timber form constructed of small individual accoya treated timber.
DAVID NASH BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE
Director
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  • David has an extensive range of design and construction experience in both building and civil engineering. For over 25 years he has been involved in projects including prestigious commercial office and hotel developments, major infrastructure and transportation schemes, historic conservation work and residential housing design and renovation. He has a proven record of driving innovative solutions on technically and commercially successful projects, many with awards to their credit. His roles have included traditional designers’ appointments together with value engineering and alternative tender designs for contractors. He is familiar with managing multidisciplinary design teams and has acted as engineering project manager on major high profile projects with world-renowned architects. Having begun his career as a technician he has a practical background enabling valuable contributions throughout all stages and on all aspects of projects.

    BEng(Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering - 1st Class.
         University of Sheffield.
    Chartered Engineer – Engineering Council UK (CEng)
    Chartered Member of The Institution of Structural Engineers
         (MIStructE)
    The Institution of Civil Engineers Prize.
    The Travers Morgan Prize.








  • Chiswick Park (Completed 2002)
  • Lead Engineer on business park development with Richard Rogers Architects. Simple, fast construction using off site precast and on site post tensioned concrete. Winner of BCI Best Practice Award and BCO Best of the Best Award.
  • 40 Portman Square (Completed 2008)
  • Lead Engineer on 10 storey office/residential development with Squire and Partners Architects. Re-use of two existing basements and innovative design for a rapid, safe construction programme. Shortlisted for IStructE, BCO and BCSA awards.
  • Selfridges (Completed 1997)
  • Structural design of the main central escalator atrium with JHP designers. Major intervention and adaptation of a historic steel framed building whilst dealing with the logistical challenges of a fully operational shop throughout the works.
  • Education City Doha (Completed 2014)
  • Innovative office developments with Rem Koolhaus (OMA Architects). Fully exposed structural concrete forms and cantilevering structural spans were a feature of the architecture and major technical challenge given the environmental conditions.
  • Al Ghazala (Not Realized)
  • Concept design for mixed use development consisting of major hotel, office and retail facilities in Tripoli with George Andraos Architects. Twin concrete towers with sculptural precast concrete cladding and underground parking facilities.
  • St John & St Elizabeth Hospital (Completed 1999)
  • Extensive programme of new build and refurbishment works carried out within an operational private hospital.
  • N M Rothschild Bank, London (Completed 2011)
  • Engineering lead on 16 storey £80m city office HQ with Rem Koolhaas (OMA Architects). Steel framed construction with two levels of basement on a very confined site with many constraints and logistical issues. Short-listed for RIBA Stirling Prize.
  • Kings College Hospital, Camberwell (Completed 1991)
  • Addition of new facilities involving prefabricated construction on a highly constrained city hospital site.
  • 42 Newington Green (Completed 1998)
  • Mixed housing development for the Peabody Trust with Rivington Street Studio Architects. Insitu and precast concrete with traditional masonry and timber construction. Winner of the Brick Development Award, Civic Trust Award and shortlisted for the RIBA Housing Design Award.
  • Market Lane (Completed 1999)
  • Sheltered housing development including day centre and external landscaping for Peabody Trust with Feilden Clegg Architects. Winner of RIBA Housing Design Award.
  • 275 Kilburn High Road (Completed 2000)
  • Mixed use development with the Peabody Trust. Private and social housing, medical centre and theatre workshop. Insitu and precast concrete construction, with Robert O'Hara Architects. Winner of Civic Trust Award.
  • Mattison Road (On Site)
  • Comprehensive remodelling and extension of a traditional Victorian terrace to create new basement living space, lightwells, extensions to rear and side and large loft conversion. Design developed with Live-in Design using 3D modelling throughout.
  • 40 Portman Square (Completed 2008)
  • Two storeys of 20 luxury apartments and penthouses above seven storeys of premium office space, with Squire and Partners Architects. Shortlisted for BCO, IStructE and BCSA Awards.
  • Idea Stores, Whitechapel
  • Site supervision and construction advice on a community library and education facility with David Adjaye Architects. Architecturally bespoke exposed concrete frame in a combination of high quality insitu and precast concrete elements. Finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, RIBA London Award.
  • Woolwich Arsenal Underground Station (On Site)
  • Lead Engineer for internal structural works for a new Crossrail underground station with Weston Williamson Architects. Major reinforced concrete structure integrated with temporary works within one of the largest open box excavations in Europe.
  • Canada Water Underground Station (Completed 1997)
  • Internal fit out design and station box modification works for new Jubilee line station involving extensive insitu concrete construction.
  • Oldham Way Footbridges (Completed 1999)
  • Outline design work for steel and glass bridges for Oldham Council, with Powell Williams Architects. Shortlisted for British Constructional Steelwork Award.
  • Crossrail Building Damage Assessment Team (Completed 2014)
  • Team leader for building damage assessment and remediation work for the Crossrail tunnelling project. Responsibility for detailed assessment and remediation of ground movement effects on hundreds of historically important and delicate structures along the Crossrail route through central London.
  • Broomfield Bank Treatment Works (Completed 1997)
  • Successful alternative tender design in prestressed and insitu concrete for AMEC for a buried water treatment works in Kent. Utilising water retaining concrete elements.
  • Lyons Crescent (Completed 1992)
  • 4 storey private housing development utilising precast concrete driven piled foundations, loadbearing masonry, prestressed concrete flooring systems and trussed rafter roofing.


  • Watford Girls Grammar School (Completed 1998)
  • Design of new sports hall facilities and associated landscaping. Utilising composite structural sway frames including architecturally bespoke precast columns and curved cellular steelwork. With Trevlyn Tanner Architects.
  • Ashford School (Completed 1993)
  • Design of new build two storey extension to existing building consisting of classroom facilities. Constructed of composite steel and precast concrete framing.







  • Bridge Assessment Programme (Completed 1994)
  • Assessment, analysis and reporting on a wide range of bridge types including steel and concrete motorway bridges, airport transit systems and historic iron and masonry railway structures both buried and above ground level.
DAVID NASH
DAVID NASH