In the area of commercial and residential property, we work with clients in many different markets, contributing to new build, restoration and refurbishment projects. Specific engineering challenges include the use of construction materials to meet budget constraints and performance requirements, as well as providing sympathetic solutions for historic and listed structures to harmonise with the buildings aesthetics.
Zenith Consultants expertise also includes the development of unique structural solutions to allow architects and contractors to refurbish, open up and modernise buildings, whilst retaining the original architectural features.
Miller Homes Park View Case Study
Miller Homes North East Limited is the developer of a residential development on the grounds of the former Gateshead College. The site lies to the west of Durham Road and approximately 2.4 miles south of the River Tyne and comprised 175 houses and flatted dwellings.
Zenith Consultants provided all the structural engineering services for both the flatted developments and the housing. The structural form of the house types is that of traditional loadbearing masonry, pre-cast concrete ‘beam and block’ ground floors, engineered timber joists to the first floors and roofs, supported where necessary by structural steelwork.