We hope to recruit a graduate structural engineer to work in our Belfast office. If you have two years' experience working in an engineering consultancy firm and would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Steven Sloan at 028 9066 7951. Taylor & Boyd, Winners at RICS Awards 2017: Bishop's Gate Hotel (Tourism & Leisure), Brooke Park (Community Benefit), Arvalee School & Resource Centre (Design Through Innovation); Winner at European Healthcare Design 2017: NHS Healthcare Design: Radiotherapy Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital

Upper Ardoyne Community Centre

 

Here Taylor & Boyd designed the civil and structural engineering for a purpose-built community centre and retail unit on a brown field site within a residential area. The centre provides facilities that include multi-use meeting rooms, offices and beauty treatment rooms. The development also includes car parking and an enclosed landscaped area to the rear of the complex.

The building is a two-storey steel-framed and masonry-clad, founded on reinforced concrete traditional pad and strip foundations, placed on trench fill taken to firm bearing level.

The ground floor was formed using suspended pre-cast floor units supported on masonry sub-walls. The first floor was formed using pre-cast floor units supported on the steel frame.

A lift serves the ground and first-floor levels. The masonry walls to the lift shaft are supported on a reinforced concrete lift pit.

The duo-pitch “butterfly” roof was formed using insulated cladding panels on galvanised metal purlins fixed to the steel frame.

The adjacent single-storey retail unit is a three-bay portal steel building with masonry cladding.

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